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BMW NA is a subsidiary of BMW AG: Bayerische Motoren Werke, Aktiengesellschaft

BMWNA.com is some internal link for BMW NA partners (employees).
(You lost a t, there.)

+1...the most useful public sites are:That last one is where you find coupons. Navigate to "BMW Value Service," enter your ZIP code and see what pops out. It's worth visiting whenever you're contemplating routine maintenance; it can save you hundreds. BMW NA curates these specials, presumably to help dealers compete with independent shops--but dealer service staff are often unaware of them.

Example: One of the current offers for my car, in my area, is complete front brake service (pads, rotors, wear sensor) for ~$470. That's a screaming good deal considering Genuine BMW parts alone are $430 (discounted) for that job.

Some other interesting sites to visit:Here's a particularly fun page from the brand site: The playlist Bowers & Wilkins engineers use to test car audio systems.
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I won't sell if I'm underwater. But that's the question. Per the KBB and NADA, I am underwater. Per Autotrader and eBay, I have some equity. If I could get out for even money, I'd grab a cheaper car because I just don't want to drive the Bimmer into the ground and have high miles on it when the warranty expires and I'd want to trade it in. It may be that I'm better off doing that, but the $600 payment is something I can live without, while a much cheaper car would fit my current situation a lot better. When I bought the 330i, things were very different. My situation did a 180 about two weeks after I got it.
The 330i is worth what people are willing to pay for it. As other who have stated this, Wagons have a strong following to those who have had them in the past, place an ad like the post #2 stated, doesn't cost you anything.

How many miles a week will you be putting on the car?
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Example: One of the current offers for my car, in my area, is complete front brake service (pads, rotors, wear sensor) for ~$470. That's a screaming good deal considering Genuine BMW parts alone are $430 (discounted) for that job.
Wow I have been waiting patiently for value service offerings for rear/front brake jobs to pop up in NorCal!.

So what general area is your locale? SoCal, Tri-State?

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(You lost a t, there.)

+1...the most useful public sites are:That last one is where you find coupons. Navigate to "BMW Value Service," enter your ZIP code and see what pops out. It's worth visiting whenever you're contemplating routine maintenance; it can save you hundreds. BMW NA curates these specials, presumably to help dealers compete with independent shops--but dealer service staff are often unaware of them.

Example: One of the current offers for my car, in my area, is complete front brake service (pads, rotors, wear sensor) for ~$470. That's a screaming good deal considering Genuine BMW parts alone are $430 (discounted) for that job.

Some other interesting sites to visit:Here's a particularly fun page from the brand site: The playlist Bowers & Wilkins engineers use to test car audio systems.
Good info... including the missing "t." Thanks.

But, keep in mind that "Value Service" is for older BMW's and usually doesn't get you a loaner. My favorite dealer's 5 Series value service offers (brakes, oil changes, diagnostic checks) are only for E60's (2004-2010) and E39's (1997-2003's). Also, the prices have the prefix "From" in front of them.
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Wow I have been waiting patiently for value service offerings for rear/front brake jobs to pop up in NorCal!.

So what general area is your locale? SoCal, Tri-State?
Manhattan-ish...but not the one suffixed by "Beach."

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But, keep in mind that "Value Service" is for older BMW's and usually doesn't get you a loaner.
Thankfully, my dealer is egalitarian about that. If you're willing to schedule far enough in advance to secure a loaner (anywhere from 1-3 weeks, depending on phases of the Moon and such), they'll oblige no matter what BMW you roll up in.

Sadly, from the stories I read here and hear elsewhere, they do seem to be in the minority: Those who consider "customer service" something that goes beyond a well-stocked snack bar in the service lounge.
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I'm real happy with my dealer's service department. Oil changes are about $120. Alignments are about $140. Brake fluid changes are $100. They'll install mail-order tires with a lever-less tire machine for $100.

Back when I was bringing in my 12 year old M3 for routine service, they'd make sure they had all the parts on hand before I came in, and I was in and out. One good way to assess the quality of a BMW dealer's service department is to see if there are any old BMW's in there for service. It there are, that means that their prices and quality of work are as good as or better than indy' shops.

I don't need any lifestyle stuff or accessories. But, ShopBMWUSA.com does have great prices on winter tire/wheel/pressure sensor packages. I'll need one where we're moving in 2021.
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Good info... including the missing "t." Thanks.

But, keep in mind that "Value Service" is for older BMW's and usually doesn't get you a loaner. My favorite dealer's 5 Series value service offers (brakes, oil changes, diagnostic checks) are only for E60's (2004-2010) and E39's (1997-2003's). Also, the prices have the prefix "From" in front of them.
The Value Service has fine prints that clarify the "From".

E.g.local dealer's F30 Value Service is from $89.95, then the "learn more" tab spells it out:

$89.95* for 3 Series 4 cylinder models
$99.95** for 3 Series 6 cylinder models
$105.95***8224; for 3 Series diesel models

And our local dealer gives BMW loaners even for $89.95+tax oil change, although they had no G20 loaner yet as of April(my last visit).

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I'm real happy with my dealer's service department. Oil changes are about $120. Alignments are about $140. Brake fluid changes are $100. They'll install mail-order tires with a lever-less tire machine for $100.
Lever-less tire machine would be nice! But my rims are not pristine anymore, so Americastire works OK for me. And they have roadforce by default too!

BTW, Value Service on F10 6-cylinder should be $99.95.
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Manhattan-ish...but not the one suffixed by "Beach."
Those brake prices are sweet!

My market area currently only offers oil change as value service for F30, while E90 does get great value service offerings for brake jobs.
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