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Old 06-21-2002, 12:46 PM
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i am buying an m3 from south bay bmw (previously vasek polak). i already have $1,000 down. i was wondering, has anybody ever had problems with this dealership? comments / suggestions requested!
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i like how nobody freaking replies
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Old 06-21-2002, 03:16 PM
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Have some patience! It's Friday, which is always a slow day here (as are the weekends). If you don't get a reply today, you will probably get one by Monday if anyone here has dealt with them.

Personally I think you should have gone to Cutter, but it's too late now.

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Have some patience! It's Friday, which is always a slow day here (as are the weekends). If you don't get a reply today, you will probably get one by Monday if anyone here has dealt with them.

Personally I think you should have gone to Cutter, but it's too late now.

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The guys who run South Bay are pretty cool. If you have any problems, just let me know, and I'll put you in touch with my friends there mzn2000...
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Old 06-21-2002, 06:13 PM
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The guys who run South Bay are pretty cool. If you have any problems, just let me know, and I'll put you in touch with my friends there mzn2000...
thanks jon. i'm on a super long waiting list there (m3 coupe) ... can you guys do any better at cutter? how long is the wait? do you know shafik @ south bay?

p.s. ~ sorry everybody about venting about lack of posts ... it's been a long day @ work ...
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Old 06-21-2002, 06:43 PM
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Wish that I could help, but our M3 list is waaaaaay tooooo lonnnnnngggg......



The only friends that I have at South Bay are the managers Sam Gomez, and Alex Dawson.

Let me know if this shafik guy gives you any problems - we'll slap him around...

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Old 06-22-2002, 05:32 AM
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My old 95 E36 M3 was a CPO from Vasek Polak. I think its pretty much the same people and I've always been treated pretty well there. A short time after I bought the car, the battery deveoped an open circuit, and even though it wasn't covered on the warranty they replaced it anyway. I sent a nice letter to BMW NA about that.


Have not dealt with Shafik.

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Old 06-22-2002, 08:53 PM
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Wish that I could help, but our M3 list is waaaaaay tooooo lonnnnnngggg......



The only friends that I have at South Bay are the managers Sam Gomez, and Alex Dawson.

Let me know if this shafik guy gives you any problems - we'll slap him around...

so far, shafik has been great ... i'll keep you all updated as things progress ... (but it's gonna be some time ...)
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The location at 190th and Hawthorne is brand spakin' new. I'm sure things have been shaken up a bit after the move. We're all guinea pigs at this point...
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i am buying an m3 from south bay bmw (previously vasek polak). i already have $1,000 down. i was wondering, has anybody ever had problems with this dealership? comments / suggestions requested!
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And the new dealership site is a top notch facility.
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You guys do realize that this thread is over 3 years old... I'm sure he got his car by now...
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i like how nobody freaking replies

I know nothing about the dealership...

but isn't there a site that rates dealerships??
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After a decade. A next generation boy came with the same question and find out this thread.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:35 AM
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so far, shafik has been great ... i'll keep you all updated as things progress ... (but it's gonna be some time ...)
I am waiting for that update!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:55 PM
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Uh...after about two and a half hours, your panties are in a bunch? Sheesh! Maybe it might take a while for those who have had contact with that dwalership to respond, is all I am saying.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:02 PM
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Uh...after about two and a half hours, your panties are in a bunch? Sheesh! Maybe it might take a while for those who have had contact with that dwalership to respond, is all I am saying.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:08 PM
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I live 2miles away from this thread. Been talking to couple of people from this dealer. They act professional. I don't know about sale department but I have a disaster experienced with the service department. I spent exactly 6 grants over 6 months after my 09' 650i out of factory warranty (It has PLATINUM CPO from BMW corporation + Maintenance program cover until 100,000 miles though).
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:31 PM
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They are just abusing you. I found your other threads. At 60k miles on a 3 year old car they 'tricked' you into replacing them all. Overcharged for everything.. Crazy

You cannot use yelp or other rating systems...you are a perfect victim and will bring out the worst in dealers.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:42 PM
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Yes. I use yelp but please, is there any high rating dealership? None. I've checked all dealer around me, none of them rate more than 3/5. I saw one website from BMW North America, rating of SouthBay from there is really good. I don't think the problem is about ESL or anything. I realize it all because I have no knowledge about car at all and have a bad bargaining skill I believe haha. When they explain something to me, it makes sense. Then, I'l definitely say yes.

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I live 2miles away from this thread. Been talking to couple of people from this dealer. They act professional. I don't know about sale department but I have a disaster experienced with the service department. I spent exactly 6 grants over 6 months after my 09' 650i out of factory warranty (It has PLATINUM CPO from BMW corporation + Maintenance program cover until 100,000 miles though).
i read your other threads, you're basically begging that dealer to rip you off. they must salivate when you walk through the door since it looks like you'll agree to anything they suggest no matter what the cost. at some point, you have to realize that your disaster with the service department is mostly of your doing, primarily because you keep agreeing to their unnecessary work and outrageous fees. they charged you 329 for a battery then 500+ for the labor to install it and you authorized them to do it!
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They quoted me $875 without telling in detail. And yes, it was my biggest mistake that I didn't check out online the real cost for those things. In my country, the dealership doesn't go that insane and unreasonable. I thought that how the price should be in America.
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They quoted me $875 without telling in detail. And yes, it was my biggest mistake that I didn't check out online the real cost for those things. In my country, the dealership doesn't go that insane and unreasonable. I thought that how the price should be in America.
word of advice, in your case, assume they are ripping you off. you say they quoted you 875 without telling you in detail-- YET YOU AGREED. ask the helpful people on the 6 series board to sanity check any suggestions they make BEFORE you agree to them. a few hours of fact checking will not cause the world to end.

its mind blowing that you have spent 6K in 6 months maintaining a car that is covered by both CPO and extended maintenance.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:42 AM
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Thanks for your advise. That's what I've learnt after all. Haven't been there for about 2 months, feel better now.

P.S: I'm still waiting for mzn2000 for his update about his buying experience at SouthBay BMW. Haha
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