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While I'm not in the market yet, I wonder. Is it important to buy from the dealership where your car will be serviced? In other words, how important is it to buy locally? For example, I would expect the local dealer to be more willing to provide a loaner vehicle to a customer who bought from him than to a customer who bought from another state.

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It's irrelevant. When I moved to Miami from Atlanta I got great service at the BMW dealer in Miami. After I bought a car from them I got the same service. No difference.
 

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Not important at all. I buy mine in Boston and have them serviced in Hartford.
 

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Ditto, I buy mine in Atlanta and have them serviced in Florida. The only issue is many dealers will not give you a loaner if you didn't buy from them.
 

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Ditto, I buy mine in Atlanta and have them serviced in Florida. The only issue is many dealers will not give you a loaner if you didn't buy from them.
I get BMW loaners from Braman and Vista even though I didn't buy from them.
 

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Ditto, I buy mine in Atlanta and have them serviced in Florida. The only issue is many dealers will not give you a loaner if you didn't buy from them.
actually I received better loners here in PA that I did FL, to the OP just cause you have a good sale experience does not guarantee a good service experience.
 

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The service (warranty) is the same at all BMW Centers... however each store has it's owner loaner car policy.... best to check in advance if that is a concern of yours.
 

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The service (warranty) is the same at all BMW Centers... however each store has it's owner loaner car policy.... best to check in advance if that is a concern of yours.
This is correct. I have a good relationship with my Service assistant at Nalley BMW and he treats me with the utmost respect and gives me a BMW loaner for cars that i did not buy frm them.
 
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