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Old 08-30-2005, 09:21 PM
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BMW CCA M3 Incentive

Based on a post on the Roadfly M off-topic forum and a phone call I made today to the national office of the BMW CCA, I think that BMWNA is about to announce a special incentive for CCA members on model year 2005 M3s: Commencing Sept 1st, a CCA member (who has continuously been a member for at least one year as of Sept 1st) can get $2,000 back from BMW on the purchase or lease of a new 2005 M3. This in addition to the regular BMW CCA $500 rebate. Therefore, $2,500 cash back!

The CCA staffer that I spoke to in an attempt to determine whether this could be some kind of hoax said that she had heard something about this and could confirm that it was not a joke, but also said that she was not sure of the specifics. She took my number and offered to check and get back to me. Nothing yet...

So if you meet the criteria and are about to take delivery of one of the last '05s ( ) this could be very good news indeed. If your car is in (like mine) do not take delivery before September 1st!

Or if you meet the criteria and might be interested in finding an '05 M3 on the lot or incoming and saving some extra, this could be very good news.

I don't know any details. In fact I am not sure of the above. But I suspect we'll know more within a day or two.
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:23 PM
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What if you have an 05 on lease already, does that apply?

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Old 08-30-2005, 10:35 PM
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I will be taking delivery of my 2005 M3 coupe on September 6, and I've been a member of the BMWCCA for 2.5 years. If this is true, there will be several unexpected mods on my car in the near future. Thanks, keep us updated, and I will be digging for information myself in the meantime.
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Old 08-31-2005, 04:59 AM
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And where are they going to annouce this?

I've already taken delivery of my car, but I was about to put in my paperwork for the rebate (I'm still within the 60 days that BMWCCA allows). I've been a member for quite a while (5+ yrs).

This seems pretty fishy to me, as the most they hand out for a new car purchase is $1500. Is there a reason for this?
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:34 AM
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And where are they going to annouce this?

I've already taken delivery of my car, but I was about to put in my paperwork for the rebate (I'm still within the 60 days that BMWCCA allows). I've been a member for quite a while (5+ yrs).

This seems pretty fishy to me, as the most they hand out for a new car purchase is $1500. Is there a reason for this?
I suspect that if you have already taken delivery you will not qualify. Given that the start date is Sept 1st, I would expect an announcement shortly. Hopefully that will clarify everything.
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:42 AM
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I don't believe it, as there are very few 05s left on dealer lots. If its true, I hope its retroactive since I am still within my 60 days.
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OK -- I chased this down to the source. The source of the info is "News From National," an e-newsltetter published monthly by the BMW CCA and accessible to club members on the club's web site. www.bmwcca.org

Here's an exact quote from the newsletter, dated August 25:

"THIS JUST IN!

Beginning September 1, 2005 - if you have been a member of the BMW Club for one or more years continuously, without lapse as of 9/1/2005 and you purchase or lease a new 2005 M3 from the US dealership, BMW NA will sned you $2000 AND you can also apply for the BMW CCA Membership Reward rebate! That's $2,500 off a new M3. A press release with more details will follow."

The check is from BMW, not the club, and of course BMWNA will set the rules.
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OK -- I chased this down to the source. The source of the info is "News From National," an e-newsltetter published monthly by the BMW CCA and accessible to club members on the club's web site. www.bmwcca.org

Here's an exact quote from the newsletter, dated August 25:

"THIS JUST IN!

Beginning September 1, 2005 - if you have been a member of the BMW Club for one or more years continuously, without lapse as of 9/1/2005 and you purchase or lease a new 2005 M3 from the US dealership, BMW NA will sned you $2000 AND you can also apply for the BMW CCA Membership Reward rebate! That's $2,500 off a new M3. A press release with more details will follow."

The check is from BMW, not the club, and of course BMWNA will set the rules.
Hold on now.. it does not say anything about when you take delivery! That statement is VERY misleading.

And technically, you purchased prior to 9/1/05!
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Old 08-31-2005, 12:55 PM
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Hold on now.. it does not say anything about when you take delivery! That statement is VERY misleading.

And technically, you purchased prior to 9/1/05!
I personally "ordered" my M3 in late April...and will take delivery of it in early September. Now, until I write that $50k+ check, I haven't "purchased" a thing. I have an agreement to buy, and a refundable deposit put down on the car. Now, if the stipulation is that it only applies to existing inventory...that's a different story. I personally hope they wouldn't make that distinction, but I have a vested interest in the wording. Let's just hope they do the right thing.
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Hmm...this news is very interesting.
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I don't believe it, as there are very few 05s left on dealer lots. If its true, I hope its retroactive since I am still within my 60 days.
I believe it just for that reason. They're looking to move any old inventory.
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They're looking to move any old inventory.
Would be interesting to know how many '05s are still available.

Any of our dealer brethren watching this thread?
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Hmm...this news is very interesting.
You slacker...only three BMWs? Get to a dealership ASAP and buy another one!
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Guys, this is 100% official, right from BMWNA. I heard about the program today on the BMW Sales Roundtable from both the General Manager of Vehicle Sales for BMWNA, and the Sales Support Programs Manager.

To qualify, you must take retail delivery of a new 2005 M3 during the month of September and it must be reported sold during the month of September-- previously reported vehicles or previous deliveries do not count. You can buy a coupe or convertible.

Who qualifies? Current M3 owners that receive the loyalty certificate from BMWNA, and CCA members that receive the certificate from BMWCCA. You can only use one certificate (meaning you can't get $2000 from BMWNA and another $2000 from BMWCCA), but you CAN combine the $2000 with the $500 CCA allowance.

Offer does not apply to 2006 models.
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Guys, this is 100% official, right from BMWNA. I heard about the program today on the BMW Sales Roundtable from both the General Manager of Vehicle Sales for BMWNA, and the Sales Support Programs Manager.

To qualify, you must take retail delivery of a new 2005 M3 during the month of September and it must be reported sold during the month of September-- previously reported vehicles or previous deliveries do not count. You can buy a coupe or convertible.

Who qualifies? Current M3 owners that receive the loyalty certificate from BMWNA, and CCA members that receive the certificate from BMWCCA. You can only use one certificate (meaning you can't get $2000 from BMWNA and another $2000 from BMWCCA), but you CAN combine the $2000 with the $500 CCA allowance.

Offer does not apply to 2006 models.
So if I bought my 2005 M3 on Saturday the 27th of August, I'm out of luck?
This is really a drag. Talk about a poke in the eye! Thanks a lot BMW.

I asked my dealer about this again today, and both my sales person and the finance manager said they haven't heard anything about this.

I am really bummed. What a great way to spoil my enjoyment of my new BMW
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So if I bought my 2005 M3 on Saturday the 27th of August, I'm out of luck?
This is really a drag. Talk about a poke in the eye! Thanks a lot BMW.

I asked my dealer about this again today, and both my sales person and the finance manager said they haven't heard anything about this.

I am really bummed. What a great way to spoil my enjoyment of my new BMW
Thanks for the info SARAFIL.
This is crazy... I am in the same situation.
They should make it 60 day retro-active, same as the BMWCCA rebate.
We should all call BMWNA and complain.

Congrats to the few that qualify.
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How do I get the owner loyalty certificate? I recently sold my '03 and I'm looking to get another one.
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How do I get the owner loyalty certificate? I recently sold my '03 and I'm looking to get another one.
You don't need a piece of paper before you buy. If you've been a CCA member for at least a year as of today, just make sure that you buy an M3 while the incentive is in effect, which from what Sarafil posts looks like between first and last days of September. The way you get the "usual" $500 cash back is to print a form at the BMW CCA web site and send it to BMW NA together with proof of purchase (see details at CCA web site.) Once detailed info is available I imagine there will be a similar form available from either the club or BMW to fill in and send in.

Edit: Hmm... re-reading Sarafil's post, maybe you DO need a piece of paper.
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Who qualifies? Current M3 owners that receive the loyalty certificate from BMWNA
What is a "loyalty certificate" from BMWNA and how do you get one?
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The last time (IIRC) they did this was early '98 when every member of BMW CCA got a post card -- don't remember if it was mailed from BMWNA or BMW CCA -- announcing a $1,000 incentive on M3 sedans. I didn't use that incentive, so don't know or remember any procedural details.
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I am really bummed. What a great way to spoil my enjoyment of my new BMW
Are you serious?!?!?

Come on! If that spoils your enjoyment of your new car, then drop that sucker off right here.

Life is too short for silly regrets....
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Are you serious?!?!?

Come on! If that spoils your enjoyment of your new car, then drop that sucker off right here.

Life is too short for silly regrets....
You're right. I went out and drove my new car, and I feel better now. It just took few minutes
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Based on a post on the Roadfly M off-topic forum and a phone call I made today to the national office of the BMW CCA, I think that BMWNA is about to announce a special incentive for CCA members on model year 2005 M3s: Commencing Sept 1st, a CCA member (who has continuously been a member for at least one year as of Sept 1st) can get $2,000 back from BMW on the purchase or lease of a new 2005 M3. This in addition to the regular BMW CCA $500 rebate. Therefore, $2,500 cash back!
Confirmed by one of the staff at my dealer. Still don't know the details, but he said BMWCCA will send a certificate for $2000. I will be phoning BMWCCA to get details. I took delivery today, pics later.
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Confirmed by one of the staff at my dealer. Still don't know the details, but he said BMWCCA will send a certificate for $2000. I will be phoning BMWCCA to get details. I took delivery today, pics later.
Thanks for the update on all counts. and congrats!

PICS!!! Want pics of first(?) Sparkling Graphite M3!!!
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