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      05-22-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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How many miles did your new M3 have?

I'm hoping the answer is 0.

I'd really hate to get to the dealer to find my special order M3 has 1 mile cause they took a joyride around the block. It's like being at the alter with what you thought was going to be a virgin wife, then find out she slept with your best man just last night.
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I'm pretty sure they do drive it a few miles.
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5 at Welt pick-up
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On my 3rd new BMW, not one came with 0.
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I'm hoping the answer is 0.

I'd really hate to get to the dealer to find my special order M3 has 1 mile cause they took a joyride around the block. It's like being at the alter with what you thought was going to be a virgin wife, then find out she slept with your best man just last night.
Somehow I dont think a few miles on the M3 is the same as your best man and wife sleeping together. The cars got to get to and then on and off the boats and through the prep center somehow. Most dealers want to minimize the chance to damage a vehicle. I doubt anyone has picked up a car that reads 0
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      05-23-2013, 12:25 AM   #7
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the lowest i've ever seen on any car was 7 miles
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~13. Lowest i have ever seen was someone picking up from Welt with 0.1 miles.
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      05-23-2013, 02:57 AM   #11
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Damn, I thought they used the tow hook and pulled it everywhere. But i guess to on/off boats you have to start it.

I have seen many new M3's online with only a few miles on them. Some at 1. So that made me wonder.
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      05-23-2013, 03:00 AM   #12
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Somehow I dont think a few miles on the M3 is the same as your best man and wife sleeping together. The cars got to get to and then on and off the boats and through the prep center somehow. Most dealers want to minimize the chance to damage a vehicle. I doubt anyone has picked up a car that reads 0
I was being dramatic, but it would be nice to be the true first driver of a newly built vehicle. I can understand driving in/out of the boats, but I see no reason why they would need to do anything more than start the engine to make sure it sounds right, shift it in a few gears or something. After that let the warranty cover it.
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      05-23-2013, 06:40 AM   #13
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It can range anywhere from 3-15 from what I have seen.

I dont know exactly how the miles get on there but I would assume its a combination of the factory/boat/port activity simply moving the cars around from location to location.
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      05-23-2013, 07:23 AM   #14
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At Welt, 0.3 miles on the odometer.

Stuff does happen, but if you're really paranoid, figure out when the next shipment of cars is arriving at your dealership, come unannounced, and spend an hour or two watching the process. I think anyone would be satisfied with what they see.

Nobody goes home with a paycheck if that car isn't able to be sold for whatever reason. A scratch coming off the truck, weird cupping on tires, etc. are all reasons a customer will walk away from a sale.
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      05-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #15
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5 miles on mine. Keep in mind the car is driven off the assembly line, then driven to a storage lot on-site, then it is put on a truck for delivery to the port. Once off-loaded at the port it is driven to a storage lot before being driven onto the ship. Reverse the process upon arrival in the US port and ultimately the dealer. Finally the dealer drives it to fill the gas tank before delivery. It is not unreasonable to have a few miles on the car because of this...
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dropped off at Munich Airport with 190 and picked up at PCD with 198. Had full tank of gas though.
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I'm hoping the answer is 0.

I'd really hate to get to the dealer to find my special order M3 has 1 mile cause they took a joyride around the block. It's like being at the alter with what you thought was going to be a virgin wife, then find out she slept with your best man just last night.




We know you're stepping up from a 328i, but seriously, get over it. You want to see pain? Swing by First Methodist Tuesday nights, see the guys who ordered Atlantis Blue Individual paint and receive Atlantic Blue on a European Delivery instead. That's pain.



Like others have said, unless you're picking up from the Welt (even they have a fraction of a mile on them), expect a few miles as they have to load, ship the car clear across the ocean, unload, load onto transporter, and unload at the dealership.

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6 miles on mine. I think for an ordered car anything under 15 is fine. Would be concerned at around 30-40. A car you buy off the lot is easy. Just ask what the mileage is before you buy it.
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It can't come with 0 they are obligated to give it a shakedown so when they hand you the keys and you drive off the lot it doesn't explode.
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Mine had 10 miles on it when I did the PCD. I think they have plenty of M3s around there to play with and probably don't need to use mine to play with. At least I hope that was the case.
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2 or 3 miles on mine when I took delivery at a dealer about 75 miles from the Regensburg factory. It had no port related miles, but was driven a little obviously.
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