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#1703 of 1854 BMW Drive Event Notes
Jun 24, 2012 (11:44 am)
For those wondering about what the BMW Drive Event consists of, I wanted to share my experience that occurred on June 23, 2012 at BMW of Peoria. We arrived at the event a little early and proceeded to the registration area. Check-in was an extremely easy, fast and painless experience. Any driver has to provide a valid drivers license. Even though we were early, the car we registered to drive was available so we started the drive almost immediately after we arrived. They provided us with directions for a course with some different roads that was fairly scenic and my wife and I drove without any BMW staff in the vehicle. The course was about 17 miles and took about 25 minutes.
I had already driven a BMW X3, but this was a nice reminder of what the vehicle was capable of. When we returned they handed us an iPad and asked us to answer some questions. They were easy, I gave them the most positive marks on every one and that process was over in about 2 minutes. We got a gift bag with a hat and some coupons and were told that we would receive our $1,000 purchase voucher in the mail in less than a week.
The language in the email states "Offer not valid for vehicles delivered prior to event attendance or customer orders placed prior to event attendance." I assumed this excluded cars already in the dealer inventory, but was told by the event staff and employees from that dealership that this was the case. You just can't apply the discount to a vehicle you already purchased or ordered.
You also had the opportunity to meet an Olympic athlete in attendance, but we were in a hurry and didn't bother. I would certainly recommend the event to anyone who is considering a BMW that they intend to purchase by October 31, 2012.
#1704 of 1854 Important correction to my last note
Jun 24, 2012 (5:55 pm)
I assumed this excluded cars already in the dealer inventory, but was told by the event staff and employees from that dealership that this was NOT the case. You just can't apply the discount to a vehicle you already purchased or ordered.
#1705 of 1854 Re: Help me check this X3 28i deal thx:) [myx]
Jun 29, 2012 (7:36 pm)
I too had my X3 M for 3 weeks and it started having to go in for loud engine and then throwing codes. They too tried to tell me that it was normal...so how come it didn't sound like this when I first got it?? Then it thew a chassis code which they pawned off on to a battery drain (it's a new battery,..really) back in. Then it threw an emissions code. Suddenly they agreed the X had a vacuum leak somewhere but it would take a 10K tool to diagnosis it. Then 2 days later suddenly it was just a computer glitch. Do I look stupid??
I think BMW's pat answer is tell the customer that its normal and maybe they will go away. Current my X has been in the dealership more than I have had it at home and Corporate is involved.
#1706 of 1854 Re: BMW Drive Event Notes [phillini]
Jul 01, 2012 (4:34 am)
Does the certificate for $1000 need to be used at the dealership where the drive was made or can it be used anywhere?
#1707 of 1854 Re: BMW Drive Event Notes [mikereyno]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 01, 2012 (7:53 am)
I think you can use it at any BMW dealer...
BMW Drive for Team USA Allowance is available on all new 2012 and 2013 BMW models and can only be redeemed by individuals who participate in a scheduled BMW Drive for Team USA event and is non-transferable. The offer is valid from April 17, 2012 through October 31, 2012 on the lease or purchase of all eligible models except 2012 3 Series xDrive Sedans. The allowance on 2012 3 Series xDrive Sedans is valid until January 2, 2013. Offer may be redeemed at an authorized BMW Center for Stateside (U.S.) delivery only and cannot be used for European delivery. Offer not valid for vehicles delivered prior to event attendance or customer orders placed prior event attendance. This offer may only be combined with certain eligible offers available at the time of delivery. Offer cannot be used for tax, title, registration, destination or other dealership fees. Some restrictions apply; see an authorized BMW center for details.
#1708 of 1854 Re: BMW Drive Event Notes [kyfdx]
Jul 01, 2012 (4:51 pm)
You can use it at any dealer. I drove two hours to an event because it was on the weekend, then just used it yesterday at my local BMW dealer to order a vehicle.
Jul 03, 2012 (11:40 am)
Has anyone used a discount leasing broker before? I've contacted 2 and received the same monthly lease price - $610. My local dealer tells me he can't touch that price, he comes in at $670.
2013 X3 2.8, silver, beige interior
cold weather pkg.
36 mo/10K miles, $0 down, 1st month, tags, dealer fee, reg up front. Tax included in monthly payment (6.35%)
#1712 of 1854 2013 X3 Purchased Yesterday
Jul 10, 2012 (4:47 am)
Here is the price I paid for the 2013 X3 28i.
Alpine White, Beige Leatherette, Convenience package, Cold weather package.
Invoice price (from Costcoauto) - $38,135
Price quoted by dealer - $38,185 ($50 over invoice - no training fee or other gimmicks)
BMW drive for USA discount - $1000
Final price - $37,185
Documentation fee - $200
Tags for 2 years (VA) - $147
Tax (VA - 3%) - $1115
Total - $38,653