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      03-16-2008, 03:30 PM   #1
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"I'm gonna need some consideration"

Thought I would share my amusing (to me) conversation with a sales manager.

I have been on the list for M3 sedan, dealer has one that is not exactly what I want. It is 6MT without tech package, and I want DCT and tech package, otherwise same color, etc. But, it does have the 19" wheels that I do not want. I take the car for a test drive, and I really like the M 6MT more than my 335 6MT. So I start thinking...
I ask the salesman if I can swap out the wheels for standard since I want less spinning weight, don't care about the look, and don't want to pay for 19" rubber in the future. I explain that I know they are on back order, implying I'll buy the car that has been sitting for over a week.
Sales guy says lets go talk to the manager, good idea I think. This is probably a done deal.
Sales manager then proceeds to make a production about what a problem it would be, and how just might be able to get 18" wheels and then put the 19" wheels on some 3 series on the lot (huh?). He then goes on to tell me that he would need "some consideration" to make this happen.

Perhaps I am over reacting, but I was blown away. I viewed it as a win-win for everyone. Someone waiting for 19"s could have their car now and give me the 18"s. Dealer sells car(s). This seems simple to me, but you would have thought I asked the salesmanager to put 22"s on the car and paint flames down the side.

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Why not just wait another couple of months and get what you want? I agree it seems like a no brainer to swap wheels.
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      03-16-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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What dealer in NC is this?
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Thought I would share my amusing (to me) conversation with a sales manager.

I have been on the list for M3 sedan, dealer has one that is not exactly what I want. It is 6MT without tech package, and I want DCT and tech package, otherwise same color, etc. But, it does have the 19" wheels that I do not want. I take the car for a test drive, and I really like the M 6MT more than my 335 6MT. So I start thinking...
I ask the salesman if I can swap out the wheels for standard since I want less spinning weight, don't care about the look, and don't want to pay for 19" rubber in the future. I explain that I know they are on back order, implying I'll buy the car that has been sitting for over a week.
Sales guy says lets go talk to the manager, good idea I think. This is probably a done deal.
Sales manager then proceeds to make a production about what a problem it would be, and how just might be able to get 18" wheels and then put the 19" wheels on some 3 series on the lot (huh?). He then goes on to tell me that he would need "some consideration" to make this happen.

Perhaps I am over reacting, but I was blown away. I viewed it as a win-win for everyone. Someone waiting for 19"s could have their car now and give me the 18"s. Dealer sells car(s). This seems simple to me, but you would have thought I asked the salesmanager to put 22"s on the car and paint flames down the side.
They are just monkeys with ties... you are asking for too much. Go somewhere else...
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How would you feel if you went to buy a new car, you read the MSRP, it says 18 inch wheels but the car has these 19's, wouldn't you wonder why this happened? Also, you purchase this car, lease it or whatever, something goes wrong with the wheel, then they research it and find out the dealer is swapping out whells and whatever else. Who gets the blame now? Sounds simple, but its not.
I also think the 19's will most likely rub on a 335i sedan. Just my 2 cents...
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      03-16-2008, 07:02 PM   #6
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I also think the 19's will most likely rub on a 335i sedan. Just my 2 cents...
You are making my point, I do not think he had any intention of putting 19" wheels on a 335. I felt like he just wanted to make a big deal about doing me a "favor" to get some "consideration."

I think swapping between M3s would be easy. Perhaps I am wrong, but I was put off to say the least. Considering pulling my deposit to go somewhere else which is too bad, because I liked the sales guy.
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What dealer in NC is this?
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How would you feel if you went to buy a new car, you read the MSRP, it says 18 inch wheels but the car has these 19's, wouldn't you wonder why this happened? Also, you purchase this car, lease it or whatever, something goes wrong with the wheel, then they research it and find out the dealer is swapping out whells and whatever else. Who gets the blame now? Sounds simple, but its not.
I also think the 19's will most likely rub on a 335i sedan. Just my 2 cents...
I think the point is there is a backorder on 19" . In this scenario, sainthoo gets his 18", someone else doesn't have to wait for their 19". Win-win? Guess not.
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I have been on the list for M3 sedan, dealer has one that is not exactly what I want. It is 6MT without tech package, and I want DCT and tech package, otherwise same color, etc. But, it does have the 19" wheels that I do not want. I take the car for a test drive, and I really like the M 6MT more than my 335 6MT. So I start thinking...
Sounds like too many compromises - order the car the way you want.
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My car comes in, in 2-3 weeks with 18s. I'll trade you 18s for 19s plus the difference in cash. Assuming no curb rash on either set of wheels and minimul mileage (no burnouts etc) over the next few weeks.

We could meet halfway in VA somewhere.

PM if you're interested.
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