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Old 12-06-2010, 10:11 PM
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Well actually I just ordered it today. I had been working with Steve Thomas BMW in Camarillo CA for awhile now and decided to pull the trigger. I ordered a 550i M Sport. Iím telling you that the customer service was AMAZING. They are a smaller dealer, not real small but just not as big as some of the more popular ones. I really have not got anything negative to say about them. So far this has been the best experience buying a car yet. Hopefully all goes well on the pickup when it comes in, I will keep you posted.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:30 PM
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Congrats on pulling the trigger! Hopefully you will not have to wait too long for your car to be delivered.

I had an excellent CA, quite knowledgeable, and unafraid to recommend options that he thought would fit me. The car I ended up ordering is my dream car! And the negotiation and financing were very transparent, so I ended up with a very good feeling at the end of the process. I am ready to repeat the experience in a few years!
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:51 PM
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Congrats on pulling the trigger! Hopefully you will not have to wait too long for your car to be delivered.

I had an excellent CA, quite knowledgeable, and unafraid to recommend options that he thought would fit me. The car I ended up ordering is my dream car! And the negotiation and financing were very transparent, so I ended up with a very good feeling at the end of the process. I am ready to repeat the experience in a few years!
The car I order is similarly equipped with a couple more things on it. I cant wait. How do you like the active cruise?
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:07 PM
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Hey Sherman, since I'm currently debating between the 550i vs the 535, what made you choose the larger engine over the gas mileage of the 535?
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:18 PM
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Hey Sherman, since I'm currently debating between the 550i vs the 535, what made you choose the larger engine over the gas mileage of the 535?
I kinda went crazy with options to the tune of $77,000 for a 535i. It was 5k for the 550i and I thought it would not only be more fun but for that money be more inline with getting a 550i. It also felt a little bit more solid too. When all said you only get 5MPG less in the 550.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:35 PM
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Hope that helps. It was a very tough decision though between the 535 and the 550.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:41 PM
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This will be my first BMW. I have always liked them but was never completely swayed to buy one until now. I felt that BMW has made leaps and bounds in technology, fit and finish. and luxury with this car.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:34 AM
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This will be my first BMW. I have always liked them but was never completely swayed to buy one until now. I felt that BMW has made leaps and bounds in technology, fit and finish. and luxury with this car.
Congratulations! You will love your car.
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