|01-15-2013, 08:43 AM||#1|
Drives: BMW 135i Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
BMW SA's finding on a brand new M135i
Hey guys, found this thread on my local BMW Forum here in South Africa (BMWFanatics)
Can this really be the case from low manufacturing standards or foul play?
"This is the feedback from BMW SA....
We hereby like to confirm that after two of our Regional Technical managers inspected your vehicle we can confirm that the vehicle conforms to BMW standards. Any required adjustments can be carried out under the Motorplan undertaking.
1. Left headlight misty
2. Clutch pedal higher then the other two pedals,
3. Front bumper, bonnet and left headlight not 100% aligned
4. Wind noise from drivers window
5. Sport mode doesn't display on iDrive
6. No M Footrest
7. BMW Performance doesn't display
8. Right gutter moulding spacing
9. Rain channels loose
10.Rear bumper alignment
11. Rear boot lid alignment / need to be banged shut.
12. Paint work not 100% perfect match
- Drivers door
- Passenger door
- Boot lid
- petrol cap
- Shark fin
- Rear bumper
And a few more....
A friend saw the car today and noticed the paint work too
They want to fix it under motorplan....
This is BMW's new standards"
BMW 135i N54 TWIN TURBO
|01-20-2013, 05:18 PM||#2|
Drives: 2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2010
Was the vehicle an early production F20? If not, then I would bet this vehicle suffered some in transit damage and was repaired at he VDC or damage occurred at the dealer and was repaired by the dealer body shop. Not all the in transit damaged cars are sent to dealer pool car stock, some are sold as new if the damage is below x%. Still the repairs are usually indistinguishable. As for missing trim spec or electronic features this is typical of an early production car. Lastly, that's the the type of customer service you get in SA...pay an arm and a leg for the car, get no after sales service.
2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT Alpine white - saddle brown
2005 Toyota 4Runner 4WD Sport Edition Silver
|01-21-2013, 12:30 PM||#4|
Drives: very slow and courteous
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Maria, California
Yup. I got screwed the same way on my Odyssey purchase when I was stationed in Germany. I didn't find out till much later that it was repaired and sold to me as new...(Auto Exchange - BTW).
You should ask the dealer for the customs/shipping paperwork. It should show that they recieved the car in perfect condition from the shipping/transit company or that repairs were done. And in case the paperwork was duplicated after the repairs, then match the dates of the customs-in-country date to the date on the reciept of the vehicle by the dealer. Really shouldn't be more than a week difference.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|