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      04-08-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Smile Pork Pies told by your Salesman, CA or whatever they're called!

Thought it would be a good idea to start a misinformation thread. Those classic fibs, lies (pork pies (UK)) or indeed just complete ignorance shown by your particular salesman/purchase advisor.

My bits,

'You get the BMW door sills on a standard order', er no you don't

'You get adaptive lighting with the Xenons', nah

'The panoramic sunroof can be removed'. WHAT?

And who can forget the classic, 'It'll tow as much as a Disco 3 (LR3)'

It's a good job this forum exists, otherwise I'd have a right mess of a spec.
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      04-08-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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I was told you could order a manual transmission, and he had already done so that morning
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      04-08-2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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You only get the 6.5" iDrive screen if you order nav. Lies
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All of these was told by my dealer1 on my first visit, it was those days when I was not a member of this forum and don't know much information:

I asked if the silver window trim is standard on 35i, bcos I liked the black one better and the response was "oh yes its standard"
When asked about bluetooth "not standard and comes part of tech package"
When asked about start/stop button "comes part of conv package"
When enquired about the wheel style to make sure its Y in 35i "no the 5 spoke is standard on both 28 and 35, if you want Y you have to pick sports package"

All misleading information.

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"Once I get your deposit I can send your order to the factory. From there, it's really just a matter of days."

"This is actually smaller than the old X3, but it feels bigger when you're sitting in it."

"Run-flat tires can be repaired just like any other tire."

"Bluetooth isn't standard on any of our cars. You need to get the tech package if you want that."

And finally, from the dealership that I didn't buy from, is the winner:
"I promise you right now that no one will sell this car to you for a penny below MSRP. It's a hot new model. You're lucky I can even give you at MSRP!"
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      04-08-2011, 10:48 PM   #6
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what does ca means? ...c????????advisor? To me they're salesman...you get comission you're a salesman end of the line.
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Forgot to mention about the rear centre console, they told me it had cup holders. Well it does if you order them!
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what does ca means? ...c????????advisor? To me they're salesman...you get comission you're a salesman end of the line.
client advisor....BMW USA's fancy way of saying salesman
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