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      03-12-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Dealer to help find M3?

In the process of looking for a used M3 coupe. Was recently at a local Audi dealer test driving a sedan they had (told them I preferred the coupe after), and they mentioned if I found anything to let them know and they might be able get it wholesale if its an independent dealership. They would then sell me the car if, I liked it, after their normal inspection.

The advantage appear to be:
1- No commitment to buy
2- Car would be local and I could more easily evaluate it
3- Price should be decent if they get a "wholesale" price

Disadvantages
1- I have shown my preferences to the deale rand they could use that to keep their asking price high
2- Just blowing smoke to keep a possible lead


Has anyone had any experience using a local dealership (BMW or other) to help them get a used car?
Does it save any time money or add piece of mind?
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In the process of looking for a used M3 coupe. Was recently at a local Audi dealer test driving a sedan they had (told them I preferred the coupe after), and they mentioned if I found anything to let them know and they might be able get it wholesale if its an independent dealership. They would then sell me the car if, I liked it, after their normal inspection.

The advantage appear to be:
1- No commitment to buy
2- Car would be local and I could more easily evaluate it
3- Price should be decent if they get a "wholesale" price

Disadvantages
1- I have shown my preferences to the deale rand they could use that to keep their asking price high
2- Just blowing smoke to keep a possible lead


Has anyone had any experience using a local dealership (BMW or other) to help them get a used car?
Does it save any time money or add piece of mind?
IMO they never help you locate a used car. It's just too much work on their hand and what if they locate a car for you with undesirable combo? Now they're stuck with it if you don't want it.

Best thing to do is to expand YOUR search area and if you have to travel, so be it.

-John
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