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E82 1M Coupe (2011 - 2012)
In many ways the spiritual successor to the E30 M3. Powered by a M derivitive of the N54 the inline six makes 340hp and giving the 1M a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds.

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Old 08-17-2011, 02:58 PM
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BMW Dealership Employees Caught Abusing New 1M?

Just saw this story on Jalopnik about a couple of dealership employees taking pre-delivered 1M out and giving an intense test drive. I would hate to know a car I bought was driven like that before I got it....

http://jalopnik.com/5831766/how-a-bm...car-dealership
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:01 PM
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Just saw this story on Jalopnik about a couple of dealership employees taking pre-delivered 1M out and giving an intense test drive. I would hate to know a car I bought was driven like that before I got it....

http://jalopnik.com/5831766/how-a-bm...car-dealership
Apparently these guys do not have to sign an agreement not to joyride with customers' cars. I suggest that all BMW dealerships require such agreements ASAP.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:32 AM
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Lovely that story comes out the day my incoming 1M is getting its PDI at my dealer...
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:40 AM
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This isn't surprising news to me. My job is next to paragon honda in queens & you should see how some of their employees drive the civic si. There is absolutely no reason to hit 4th gear in the streets.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:44 AM
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I watched the video, and honestly, while I wouldn't want them doing it to my car, it's not that horrible of abuse.

It's not like they were doing crazy clutch drops, handbrake turns, or extended burnouts in that video.

Who knows what they did while the camera wasn't rolling, though.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:03 AM
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I watched the video, and honestly, while I wouldn't want them doing it to my car, it's not that horrible of abuse.

It's not like they were doing crazy clutch drops, handbrake turns, or extended burnouts in that video.

Who knows what they did while the camera wasn't rolling, though.
Chances are they were flooring it, which is something you are not supposed to do within the first 1200 miles. Hopefully they at least had it fully warmed up before doing that to the new turbos.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:15 AM
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Looks like it's not limited to 1 dealership
My car get scratched at VPC
They saying it's just a small scratch on bumper.
But it should not take 2 weeks to repair - so I think there is more.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:27 PM
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Looks like the owner of the aforementioned 1M is not happy. Oh he also paid $10k over MSRP.

http://jalopnik.com/5837417/im-the-s...ership-joyride
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:16 PM
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I can definitely understand. Poor guy….
Not a good publicity for the BMW.
This is not what you are expecting when paying premium price.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:26 AM
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Brings me back to the days when I used to valet cars, we had a blast..........................25 years later, I will not valet park my car................
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:23 PM
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I watched the video, and honestly, I expected much worse.

It seems to be that the best solution is to insist upon a replacement vehicle from the dealership. I don't get this lawyer-up bit.
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