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      01-22-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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I want a car there, anyone have any hook ups there? Ash from internet sales isn't helping out.

Thanks in advance,
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      01-23-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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Very difficult stealership to deal with there. Good luck!
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      01-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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The most horrible dealer I have ever dealt with. I am located 5 miles from them but have ordered my car from Steve Thomas (excellent response / service / pricing).

I visited Encinitas BMW to discuss ordering a new M3. The sales manager, Rick agreed to my pricing but I said that I needed to think about it and get back to him. I then called and emailed him over the next week no less than 5x's without a response. He answered one call and said he would get back to me in 15 minutes... Never called back. This was coming from the sales manager! I also had a sale guy involved and he ultimately failed to help me. At the same time I left two messages with their service department (of course nobody every answered the phone..) to ask some questions about upcoming maintenance on my '08 M3. Both of those calls were never returned. I would not touch them out of principle. I had this experience when trying to buy something; imagine if you had a problem!

That being said... They have some great looking individual colored M3's on the lot. He was very willing to negotiate a great price on their 2012 Dakar Yellow Coupe. It has yellow stitching and all of the right options. I was tempted but yellow is just too loud for me.
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Which one do you want? If its the dakar yellow one I think Center BMW has 1, they also have the lime green and orange one as well I think.
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I used to live in SD and they're really bad.
All good sales and service guys in Encinitas moved to BMW Vista when they opened.
Don't buy a car there and don't service your car there.
Run away asap.
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      01-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #6
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BMW Vista has always treated me right from a service stand point, but i haven't inquired about buying a car from them so i cannot comment on that.
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Quote:
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I used to live in SD and they're really bad.
All good sales and service guys in Encinitas moved to BMW Vista when they opened.
Don't buy a car there and don't service your car there.
Run away asap.
+1 - I brought my car to Brian at vista BMW based on isugoo's recommendation. I had a fantastic experience. It was my last service prior to warranty expiration and they made sure everything was updated. Including my front brakes!
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      01-23-2013, 12:37 PM   #9
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I want a car there, anyone have any hook ups there? Ash from internet sales isn't helping out.

Thanks in advance,
Josh
Ask for Juan. He is a great guy I just bought my wife's x3 from him for a great price and my m3. Got both car below invoice.

Try to buy it towards end of the month, they will be aggressive on the pricing.
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      01-23-2013, 12:43 PM   #10
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Josh if its a new car let me know. Maybe we can dealer trade and get it for you
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      01-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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Which one do you want? If its the dakar yellow one I think Center BMW has 1, they also have the lime green and orange one as well I think.
That Dakar Yellow E92 was sold at Center ;( and I think josh is looking to get into an E90.
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      01-23-2013, 05:11 PM   #12
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BMW Vista has always treated me right from a service stand point, but i haven't inquired about buying a car from them so i cannot comment on that.
I agree. I had both my X5 and M3 serviced by them before I moved to the East Coast. Fast service and the parts department was awesome. They have a really nice young woman working there daily and she hooked me up several times.

I went to BMW of Encinitas once and had a great experience there too.

So its hit and miss.
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      01-23-2013, 05:11 PM   #13
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I bought my car from there only because they had the only E90 available last October with the specs I wanted. Here are the pros and cons of my experience:

PROS:
had the car I wanted in stock
saved the car for me, if not, someone would have bought it over the weekend before I flew down there. This is a con for the other guy as he came down from LA as another sales person told him it was available, when it was actually sold already (paperwork was done weeks prior).
picked me up at the airport
changed my wheels/tires back to factory and not the powder coated white ones (long story but another member here convinced them to do so since the stock ones were on his car)
free coffee, yeah I know that’s a stretch.

CONS:
Where do I begin…
They jerked me around on the car for a few weeks before they finally decided to give it to me for $800 over invoice.
Tried to sell my car when I had the paperwork done already.
Charged me $200 more for doc fees than the normal $700.
Tried to charge me $1750 for Tire and wheel warranty, had it reduced to $1150 and they made me feel like they were doing me a favor. The same with the excessive wear on the lease return.
Charged me for M3 Floor mats.
I felt they nickel/dimed me for everything. Maybe this is just the standard everywhere but Steve Thomas BMW.

Would I go back or recommend them to anyone, never.
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Hi Josh, It is a nice pic and the car design is awesome. I have BMW 320d and i love my car. I don't have any hook up here. Although i live in Encinitas but i not much know about this. encinitas Locksmith
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      03-16-2013, 01:44 PM   #15
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I also used to live down the street from this dealer. I can't say anything about sales, but the service was absolute crap. They curbed the hell out of my rim and denied it. NEVER go to the parts place. I am rather certain they stole my credit card number as I had a ton of fraudulent chargers immediately following a purchase. Shady Bastards.

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The most horrible dealer I have ever dealt with. I am located 5 miles from them but have ordered my car from Steve Thomas (excellent response / service / pricing).

I visited Encinitas BMW to discuss ordering a new M3. The sales manager, Rick agreed to my pricing but I said that I needed to think about it and get back to him. I then called and emailed him over the next week no less than 5x's without a response. He answered one call and said he would get back to me in 15 minutes... Never called back. This was coming from the sales manager! I also had a sale guy involved and he ultimately failed to help me. At the same time I left two messages with their service department (of course nobody every answered the phone..) to ask some questions about upcoming maintenance on my '08 M3. Both of those calls were never returned. I would not touch them out of principle. I had this experience when trying to buy something; imagine if you had a problem!

That being said... They have some great looking individual colored M3's on the lot. He was very willing to negotiate a great price on their 2012 Dakar Yellow Coupe. It has yellow stitching and all of the right options. I was tempted but yellow is just too loud for me.
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