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Old 02-09-2014, 09:50 AM
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:15 PM
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Just ordered a 335i with Jon and can't wait for the next two months to fly by!

His internet special is the real deal, it absolutely crushed what the only local dealership offers.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:08 AM
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Just ordered a 335i with Jon and can't wait for the next two months to fly by!

His internet special is the real deal, it absolutely crushed what the only local dealership offers.
+1 The closest dealer here would only come within $500 of his offer. Several wouldn't return my emails when I told them where he set the bar. I had one go as far as saying, he thought I was lying because that was too good of a deal.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:27 PM
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+1 The closest dealer here would only come within $500 of his offer. Several wouldn't return my emails when I told them where he set the bar. I had one go as far as saying, he thought I was lying because that was too good of a deal.
I was told the same thing, that the deal I was telling them about simply wasn't possible.

Now I regret not joining this site sooner because I could have saved a bit on my wife's X3 35i.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:17 PM
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Hi Guys, I am new to the forum. Good I found this forum before buying my 328.

Based on previous conversations on this thread, I thought of emailing Jon but could not see a option to contact him. Any help please!
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:33 PM
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Hi Guys, I am new to the forum. Good I found this forum before buying my 328.

Based on previous conversations on this thread, I thought of emailing Jon but could not see a option to contact him. Any help please!
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=737221
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:51 PM
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Jon did it again!

Over the weekend, made a trip down to Santa Barbara from north bay area and picked up the delivery of my custom order 2014 328i Sports Line from Jon.

What a great experience it has been working with Jon! It' not only about the best price I could get (by far) compared to dealers here in SF bay area, but the level of support Jon provided in answering my numerous questions patiently in a lucid and transparent manner to all the way providing recommendations on eating places in Santa Barbara makes him one the best to work with. He is one of those rare breed of people who you can trust as a good human being and come back with very pleasant memories of the BMW buying experience.

Jon, it was my great pleasure finally meeting you in person
BTW, I'm thrilled with the new joy ride!

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Old 04-03-2014, 03:19 PM
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Over the weekend, made a trip down to Santa Barbara from north bay area and picked up the delivery of my custom order 2014 328i Sports Line from Jon.

What a great experience it has been working with Jon! It' not only about the best price I could get (by far) compared to dealers here in SF bay area, but the level of support Jon provided in answering my numerous questions patiently in a lucid and transparent manner to all the way providing recommendations on eating places in Santa Barbara makes him one the best to work with. He is one of those rare breed of people who you can trust as a good human being and come back with very pleasant memories of the BMW buying experience.

Jon, it was my great pleasure finally meeting you in person
BTW, I'm thrilled with the new joy ride!

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Thanks for sharing the experience. I debated doing the same (from Sacramento) but ultimately decided against it because it's really hard to get there from here...you probably have a direct flight to SB from SF. Nice looking car...congratulations.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:43 PM
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Thanks! Actually, no direct flight from SJ or SF. I was planning on taking a train. It's a 8 hours of scenic central coast ride but in the end I manged to get a ride from my colleague who drives down to LA every other week. I also made a weekend trip out of it and enjoyed zooming around in Santa Barbara in new Bimmah
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:50 PM
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Thanks! Actually, no direct flight from SJ or SF. I was planning on taking a train. It's a 8 hours of scenic central coast ride but in the end I manged to get a ride from my colleague who drives down to LA every other week. I also made a weekend trip out of it and enjoyed zooming around in Santa Barbara in new Bimmah
There is a direct United flight from SFO.

How did you get from LA to SB...or did your friend take the detour for you?
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:00 PM
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There is a direct United flight from SFO.

How did you get from LA to SB...or did your friend take the detour for you?
The 101 isn't so much slower than I-5 that I'd consider it a detour.

Hell, the I-5 route is so boring and sleep inducing I'd take the 101 and extra 45 minutes any day.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:24 PM
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Just got back from beautiful Santa Barbara with my brand new 335i!!

Thanks a lot Jon, it was a pleasure. Definitely the most different (in a very, very good way) car buying experience I've ever had and the deal just couldn't be beat.

I really liked your showroom too, lots of beautiful high-end cars!
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:19 PM
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Just got back from beautiful Santa Barbara with my brand new 335i!!

Thanks a lot Jon, it was a pleasure. Definitely the most different (in a very, very good way) car buying experience I've ever had and the deal just couldn't be beat.

I really liked your showroom too, lots of beautiful high-end cars!

It was all my pleasure for sure. I really have enjoyed getting to know you!

Here are a couple of images that I captured of yours and another forum members F30s. Funny enough they are the first two I've had come through with all of the M Performance goodies. I really loved the CF rear spoiler; it's the same as on my M3.

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Saturday, May 17th at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
World's largest BMW-Exclusive car show...


http://www.bimmerfest.com/bmw-events/Bimmerfest-2014/

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Old 04-07-2014, 07:50 PM
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It was all my pleasure for sure. I really have enjoyed getting to know you!

Here are a couple of images that I captured of yours and another forum members F30s. Funny enough they are the first two I've had come through with all of the M Performance goodies. I really loved the CF rear spoiler; it's the same as on my M3.

Hey, that's a sharp looking pair of cars there if I don't mind saying so. Estoril Blue is a great color as well but I see another reason why I don't like the ACC option--that black box!
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Lots of Bimmerfesters in new 3ers lately. Here is a sweet 328d picked up my a Board Member yesterday:

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Lots of Bimmerfesters in new 3ers lately. Here is a sweet 328d picked up my a Board Member yesterday:

I spy an X166 in the background there! My wife wants to trade our W166 ML350 BlueTec for a X166 GL350 BlueTec.
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Old 04-20-2014, 12:15 AM
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328 diesels are all the rage these days. A Bimmerfest member from San Diego rode Amtrak up today to take delivery of this Sportline beauty!

This particular one was of the AWD variety...



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Hey Jon, how's your head holding up? It looks like you are going to lose it looking at your avatar, LOL!

+1 on the best car buying experience through you and our car is doing well, thank you!

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Hey Jon, how's your head holding up? It looks like you are going to lose it looking at your avatar, LOL!

+1 on the best car buying experience through you and our car is doing well, thank you!

Dan

That's so funny you should say that! My son made me this avatar almost exactly ten years ago to the day -- in preparation for Bimmerfest 2004 -- our first after the end of the Cutter Motors era. I get dizzy just looking at my avatar, wonder how many nods it has doled out over time..?

You do know that the Rose Bowl is not too far from where you live? It would be great to see you at Bimmerfest this year!

Laslty, here's a pic of a gorgeous coupe I delivered Friday...

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Old 04-27-2014, 06:30 PM
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Too funny, i was just scrolling down to post a "thank you" message, and was thinking, "damn, that's a great looking coupe!" Doh!

Just to pile more praise on to the heap, I had a great experience with Jon.

I've had a whole host of car buying experiences in my life; thanks for making this one far and away the best, Jon! I'm all blissed out with my new car and really appreciated the whole experience. I wish we'd both had more time, but i'm sure it won't be the last time we see each other.

There's the slightest remote chance we'll make it down to b-fest in a few weeks. It's the same weekend as Bay to Breakers, which is high on my wife's list of priorities, and I've had more than my share of the fun lately. But she mentioned it as a possibility...so we'll see...

Thanks again and all the very best,

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Great Experience purchasing through Jon

Hi All,

don't normally take the time to give positive reviews but wanted to share my very positive experience purchasing a F34 (335Xi GT) through Jon. Great price, personal service (including picking me up from the airport to collect the car) and very nice dealership. The only negative was the car was ready early and my wife and I missed out on a weekend away in Santa Barbara sans kids, but I did enjoy the solo drive back home. Sorry I digress...if you had any reservations then don't - drop him a line. I'm one month into owning a fully loaded 3 GT, also a great experience, practical, comfortable, wife approved but still fun!

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