Originally Posted by karussell
The only thing i noticed when having euro delivery with a different dealership than local was the local one tends to not offer goodies such as bmw loaner when you are in for service.
Some used to have this policy, although in this economy they can no longer afford to be picky - after all, they make the vast majority of their money from service not sales.
Where I take my car in for service, people who are "friends of the dealership" get BMW loaners, but not exclusively and not always. I've found out it can be as simple as scheduling the visit ahead of time and requesting a BMW, you usually get it (it's a limited pool of cars). For the record, I purchased my last 3 BMW's from a different dealership.