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      05-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Question Picking up 28i this weekend. Process? Delivery Checklist?

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I'll be picking up my x3 28i this Sat. Anything I need to check or be aware of?

What's the process going to be like? I only gave a deposit a few weeks ago...

Any thing they will try to sell me I need to be cautioned about?

Thanks in advance!
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      05-03-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
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Each dealer will be different.
Go there with another driver. You probably will be taking an additional car back with you
Do a once-over outside in the sun (if it's out).
Take a test drive. Go for five or six miles so the engine oil shows a temp increase.
Sign a bunch of paperwork.
They'll push the extended warranty plans and tire/wheel damage insurance. Tires are the only thing not covered by the 4-year/50k maintenance. If you have serious potholes to worry about, you might consider that wheel insurance.
They will have a recyclable bag of goodies for you. Coffee cup, key chain (I never understood the keychain) and assorted what-nots.
Should have a full tank of gas.
They may toss in floor mats if you didn't order them already.
Go home. Drop off the other vehicle. Take your transport person for a nice, long drive.
Take pictures. Post 'em here after you get back.
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      05-03-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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      05-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #4
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Oh, Oh and make sure that there's a 2nd key, dealer stuffed it in my owner's manual without a word.
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      05-04-2011, 02:08 PM   #5
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Evidently, you need to activate the rear heated seats and make sure the buttons were securely mounted at the factory.
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      05-05-2011, 12:16 AM   #6
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What are some break in tips for the car? Things to do and not to do?
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What are some break in tips for the car? Things to do and not to do?
Download the manual. It has break in procedures.
Don't crash pulling out of the dealer lot.
Smile a lot!
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      05-05-2011, 09:35 AM   #8
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What are some break in tips for the car? Things to do and not to do?
Just drive it normally, but vary your engine speeds during the early period. These vehicles today don't require an extensive break-in period. Avoid extremes of acceleration and braking for first miles. Read the manual.
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      05-05-2011, 11:27 AM   #9
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Bed in your brakes! Google it! Bed in or breaking in new brakes.
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      05-05-2011, 01:53 PM   #10
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I'm sure it's posted here but where can I find a URL to the guide and what pages do you guys recommend?
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I'm sure it's posted here but where can I find a URL to the guide and what pages do you guys recommend?
You will find a pdf under "My BMW" at the BMW USA site.
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At the PC we were instructed not to get over 3500 rpms nor to use the cruise control for the first 1500 miles.
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      05-07-2011, 10:34 PM   #13
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Picked up today n will post pics hopefully soon
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      05-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #14
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..., key chain (I never understood the keychain).

that was funny!!!
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that was funny!!!
My dealer gave me two keychains.....
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My dealer gave me two keychains.....
are they the "keyless keychains" type?
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Guys,
this is an excellent post by flash...
Whomever has already picked up his/her, please do share the experience with the others so that we all know what to expect. thanks
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Don't crash pulling out of the dealer lot.
My mom did this about 10 years ago after buying a Z3, on the drive home she hit a deer! on a 4 lane brightly lit road. totally smashed in the front of her car (deer got up and walked away).
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My mom did this about 10 years ago after buying a Z3, on the drive home she hit a deer! on a 4 lane brightly lit road. totally smashed in the front of her car (deer got up and walked away).
Way to go Mom!!!!!
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My mom did this about 10 years ago after buying a Z3, on the drive home she hit a deer! on a 4 lane brightly lit road. totally smashed in the front of her car (deer got up and walked away).
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are they the "keyless keychains" type?
he gave me two of this.....

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he gave me two of this.....

Do they always give out the same keychain. I think it would be cool to have this one.
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