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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 07-21-2014, 05:47 PM
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It should be valid at any dealer, at least that's my understanding. Problem is, I got a very aggressive price due to it being month-end and quarter-end. That's over tomorrow - June 30th. It's just a huge hassle go to another dealer, see if they have the car in stock with the same color and options, and if they have the same urgency to sell in July at the quarter-end price I got.

And it very unprofessional to literally take a deal off the table after we agreed on everything in person. If/when I get the car, it's probably going to cost more in both money, time, negotiation/hassle, travel, and wasting weekends continuing to car shop (it's not fun anymore).
I should have also made the following comment in my first reply.
You should be able to negotiate any car you see at a Dealer with any other Dealer.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:58 AM
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What is the outcome of this deal?
Yeah, what happened?
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:59 AM
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To add insult to injury, the manager made a snide comment about how their customers typically aren't concerned about $500-$1,000 differences in price, and that the "relationship" with the dealership was what they were focused on. I don't know about most people, but $1,000 is real money to me, not to be thrown away.
Yeah, really bad judgement on his/her part. They really have a lack of estimating what this does to their precious "relationship" between them and the customer.

I work for a very prestigious company these days.

Recently I started talking numbers with a Mercedes dealer and there was a "well, money should be no object" statement thrown in. In the 1990s I had the same "well, money should be no object" in a similar talk from a Mercedes dealer in Europe.

In both cases I had enough cashflow to pay for the vehicle, but in the elder days when I worked for an unknown startup "money should be no object" meant "Money should be no object for you, so you should just pony up the cash and pay asking price so that you can impress the ladies".

Today "money should be no object" means "we really want you as a customer given that you come from BMW and work for that famous company, so money should be no object for us and we will price very 'aggressively'".
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