After contacting BMW NA about all the issues i've had with my car (all my rant-y forum posts can attest to that), BMW has informed me that they would like to repurchase my car. While I really do appreciate there consideration, I don't know if I fully want to go through with it since I LOVE driving my d, when it doesnt have problems that is. Of course, this is dependent on the offer they give me. I'm also considering asking for a replacement, but sadly they don't make the 335d's anymore. I was wondering if any fine folks in the forum have gone through a repurchasing? Or anyone got tips on the process as a whole? Help is much appreciated!
When I had all sorts of issues(which ultimately ended up being because of a crappy dealer) with my car I sure wished they'd bought my car back. Heck I'd still love it if they did. I just had a out of state Porsche dealer offer me $25k for mine ... tempting until factor in cross shipping of vehicle costs and what I was looking at was not really entirely what I want to get into.
Did you ever try calling bmwna? I honestly went in expecting that they would just extend my warranty and/or just give me some hush hush cash, but the offer for repurchase was just too good to turn down. I've read some of your accounts on the problems of your car, but don't know if you got compensated at all for it.
I called BMWNA after my car sat at the dealer for a month getting "fixed" and when they told me it was ready to pick.....
Unfortuantely that's been my experience. BMWNA will try very hard to do nothing for you and will always redirect you back to the dealer. I've said before your experience with the car is impacted by the dealer you use, as much as the car itself.
Here in NJ we are forturnate to have a very high density of BMW delaerships. There are several that support the BMWCCA. They are the ones that get my business. They typically host a club meeting at least once a year, opening up their service departements and technicians for your close inspection and questions for several hours. As a matter of fact, attended one last night which also included a caravan test drive of several new models. The technicians will give you the real answers to your questions, not the watered down company line responses. It's quite refreshing plus gives you the confidence they will do things right. Oh yea, the new 328i certainly peforms like a BMW, just can't get over that 4-cyl toyota sound from the engine. As they are pumping in engine sounds via the audio system in to the cabin of some the M's, I'll take a nice Ferrari sound for the new 328. :rofl:
I've had my 335D for about a year and 15K miles now, and except for the recall, has not been back to the shop for anything but routine maintenance. I has suspected a dramatic drop in MPG since the recall but it's looking like is really due to using the A/C. Am still experimenting...
But as I always say I have no problems with the car, it is the company I have a problem with.
Maybe becasue of the location of BMWNA they treat customers a little better in NJ? In 45 minutes I can be in the lobby of NA and force them to talk to me!
My car still is on average 2mpg less per tank than it was the prior years I owned it during this part of the year. That is post recall drop. I did not buy it for the mpg aspect so it has not bothered me enough to get worked up about it.
I am unsure if the BMW dealerships have things like that around here or not. We have five dealerships between three different parent companies. I do not pay attention though to the ones outside the current one I have been using.
As far as my bad experience it is what it is. I will be happy whenever I finally am rid of my ties to BMW but I quite honestly just don't see those ties being cut for a very long time. As much as I try to find a replacement vehicle with my present budget and what I can recoup out of this BMW nothing seems to come up or come up with enough time for me to react before someone else buys it. But as I always say I have no problems with the car, it is the company I have a problem with.
Snipe, I thought you weren't driving it much anymore?:dunno: