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Old 04-25-2012, 07:07 AM
Sphinx15 Sphinx15 is online now
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Originally Posted by Michael Schott View Post
Would you actually refuse delivery and have BMW reorder the car (which I'm sure they would refuse to do) if you found they had repaired shipping damage? VPC repairs I'm sure are considered the same as at the factory.

Originally Posted by laser View Post
Shipping damage can range from a slight bump or scrape to more severe like having the off load driver crash the car (rare).

It's easy to ask for the repair report so you know if anything is embedded in the cars history that you will have to explain when you sell or trade it.
I did refuse delivery and had my dealer reorder our X5 - moonroof had a pretty good scratch and there was some slight delivery damage to the rear bumper. I probably wouldn't have refused it if it was just the bumper, but there was no real way for them to repair the moonroof scratch. In college I worked at a dealership and believe me, crazy things can and do happen when the car goes from factory to dealer.
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