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Old 07-20-2009, 08:55 AM
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Deposit to pre-order 2010 3-series?

Looking to order a 2010 3-series for ED.

Is a deposit required before the spot is allocated? What's a reasonable deposit if so and is it refundable if the lease offers turn out to be unfavorable?

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Old 07-20-2009, 12:21 PM
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My understanding is that your deposit is not something they can legally keep from you if you decide the deal goes south. However, my guess is that a dealer will be a bit pissed if you put an order on the car and then decide not to take it, since then he has it on his hands and needs to sell it.

I guess the difference here is whether you put a deposit on a vehicle built to your specifications or to dealer specifications that you have first dibs on.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:49 PM
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My understanding is that your deposit is not something they can legally keep from you if you decide the deal goes south. However, my guess is that a dealer will be a bit pissed if you put an order on the car and then decide not to take it, since then he has it on his hands and needs to sell it.

I guess the difference here is whether you put a deposit on a vehicle built to your specifications or to dealer specifications that you have first dibs on.
Thanks for the tip
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:50 PM
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My understanding is that your deposit is not something they can legally keep from you if you decide the deal goes south. However, my guess is that a dealer will be a bit pissed if you put an order on the car and then decide not to take it, since then he has it on his hands and needs to sell it.

I guess the difference here is whether you put a deposit on a vehicle built to your specifications or to dealer specifications that you have first dibs on.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:51 PM
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