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      08-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #1
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Too late to change?

I ordered a 28i M Sport with every option (sans HUD). Now I'm rethinking that I should have gone with the 35i. My test drive on the 35i was horrible - the CA wanted nothing to do with me (I have no idea why - I just came in after the Team USA test drive looking to buy??) and maybe that's influencing my decision.

When I check my vehicle status at bmwusa.com it states 'production begins.'. I just placed the order this Moday.

Do I have time to change?? Is 28i M Sport an oxymoron? Should it be 35i M Sport?


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      08-25-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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Maybe, but call your dealer immediately.
Keep in mind you can always not take delivery on the 28i and order the one you really want. I don't think the dealer can legally hold your deposit.

Also nothing wrong with the 28i- just not as quick. Drive the 28i and 35I I back to back and then decide.

Let us know what happens.
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      08-25-2012, 12:13 AM   #3
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I ordered a 28i M Sport with every option (sans HUD). Now I'm rethinking that I should have gone with the 35i. My test drive on the 35i was horrible - the CA wanted nothing to do with me (I have no idea why - I just came in after the Team USA test drive looking to buy??) and maybe that's influencing my decision.

When I check my vehicle status at bmwusa.com it states 'production begins.'. I just placed the order this Moday.

Do I have time to change?? Is 28i M Sport an oxymoron? Should it be 35i M Sport?


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Probably too late. The BMW website is usually 1-2 weeks (at least) behind real-time.
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      08-25-2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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Probably too late. The BMW website is usually 1-2 weeks (at least) behind real-time.
But I just ordered the darn thing on Monday!

I will be stopping by my dealer first thing tomorrow morning. Will report back what I find!



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      08-25-2012, 12:47 AM   #5
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Once production begins (status 112), it is too late to make changes. Best thing you could do is tell the dealer you want to put in a new order and refuse the 28i when it comes in.
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      08-25-2012, 05:27 AM   #6
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You might want to email him right away, tell him to put the order on hold and that you will be in to see him to make changes.
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      08-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #7
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I changed the interior trim on my order a few weeks after I placed it. It definitely altered my delivery time. It does for some people and doesn't for others. I think it's just a matter of luck and where your car is in the queue.
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      08-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #8
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Ugh - heard back from my CA. Too late to make a change. I asked if he could make a phone call just to confirm. Doesn't sound good though...

I guess on the bright side it's an extra $3k in my pocket...


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      08-26-2012, 05:19 AM   #9
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Wow you guys are lucky. I put my order in over two weeks ago for a 28i and was told production won't even begin until the last week of September.

I am in the same dilemma you are in. Considered switching to a 35i. I asked my dealer and they said they can switch my order to a 35i with no penalty to me. Although they did say if I change my order my original 28i order will still be built as is, but will go to a different dealer so they can sell it.
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      08-26-2012, 12:02 PM   #10
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There are 28i production slots and 35i production slots...if you switched to a 35i your dealer would have to find/trade for/use a 35i slot. It is also possible this way will get you an earlier production time !
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