The dealer is not being difficult. In Massachusetts, there is no such thing as a "temp plate", "transport plate", etc. You can not drive a car off the lot in MA without permanent plates attached, unless you can get your own temp plate from your state DMV. Another option is to bring plates with you from another car and use those to drive it home, but you'll need to make sure that you are legal to do that in your state and that you are also insured while doing so.
2016 550i xDrive Sedan -- Alpine White / Mocha Nappa Leather -- M Sport, Executive, Driver Assistance and Cold Weather Packages
Former: 2013 335i xDrive Sedan -- 2011 335i xDrive Sedan -- 2011 335i xDrive Coupe -- 2009 MCS JCW -- 2006 MZ4 -- 2002 325i -- 1997 318ti -- 1991 318i
Last edited by SARAFIL; 11-15-2012 at 08:37 PM.