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Old 03-16-2008, 01:52 PM
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New '08 Manual Transmission on a lot?

Is anyone aware of a new '08 (or for that matter, new '07) manual transmission sitting unclaimed on a BMW dealership lot? My local dealer is looking for me, but I'm a little worried that not all of the dealerships properly code their inventory, so perhaps some manual transmission X3's won't show up on his search. Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:59 PM
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There are 12 in the entire nation, all of them quite a distance from Wyoming. You should probably consider a factory order unless you need it right away.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:01 PM
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:06 PM
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:14 PM
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You won't find one. Order it.
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:27 PM
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Probably the best way is to do an ED. That's how I got mine. Since you will likely have to order it anyway, why not go to Munich and enjoy the trip.

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Old 03-16-2008, 04:39 PM
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We had to order ours.... Good thought to get the manual... Order the options you want, and in 6-8 weeks you'll have it. (hey in the old days, 6-8 weeks was normal to get that toy you wanted from the back of the cereal box)

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Old 03-16-2008, 07:32 PM
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Manual X3 on a dealer lot? HA! If there really are any, I bet they're canceled orders. Dealers stock cars that normal "saturday afternoon shoppers" will quickly snap up.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:45 PM
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If there really are any, I bet they're canceled orders.
Yes, that is the expectation as to the bulk of the perhaps 12 new manuals on lots at any given time in the US. Nevertheless, I felt it couldn't hurt to ask given the great resource this board has been and continues to be. Thought I might just get lucky and learn of some gem sitting out there.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:41 AM
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Probably the best way is to do an ED. That's how I got mine. Since you will likely have to order it anyway, why not go to Munich and enjoy the trip.

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Go. You won't regret it.

The exchange rate will zero out some of the savings, but it is still worth the trip over.
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Terry and others, yes please post any that you know of, since that is the first thing I am asking for in my resolution, the other will be money back.
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