Agreed, see what kind of deal you can negotiate. I stayed local because the deal I got was a good one. While not as good as those others have gotten online, the relationship with my dealer is a very good one and I am convinced it is an important factor in the very solid service I receive.
2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg.
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