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tigerzballzdeep
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So let me get this right, if said dude has 120k to blow on a BMW, what's another fricking 7k?

What a bitter bitch






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Dooshay
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the guy bought a $120k car and he's bitching about a 7k repair.





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LNCHBOX
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While I don't think BMW needs to do anything for this guy, your post is retarded. Just because you buy an expensive car doesn't mean you should just be ok with dropping 7k just because. No one with an attitude like that maintains wealth, unless they started out with a very well funded trust fund.





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tigerzballzdeep
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I agree with this, however, if you're going to be a whiny bitch and pull this stunt, then GFY and pony up the $ to fix it.

Better yet, if you're positive you are not liable, hire an attorney and deal with it like a man, not a kid.






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Notro
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From the dude who posted this on Reddit....
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MetalFaceDoom[S] 526 points 9 hours ago*

The "Towne Auto Group" (in Buffalo) has like 5 dealerships all next to each other - I'm guessing this was the most convenient place for him to park his trailer Edit 1: Update - just got off the phone with my friend here is what he said "When the dealer told me parts + labor would be $7,000 I asked (nicely) if they would be willing to work with me on the labor portion as the mileage was so far under the allotted for the warranty. He told me there was nothing they would do for me (and was rude about it). So I had the banner made and parked the car in front, and left it. I came back to find my banner ripped off and the words "Out Of Warranty" written in huge letters across the car (vandalism). I understand the car was out of warranty but I think they should at least be willing to work with me on the labor portion - It's my 4th BMW I've bought (didn't buy them all there). Bottom line - this dealer has terrible customer service, and I think everyone should know that.

Edit 2: Update - Thanks for all of the comment's. Everyone (both supporters and non) have vaild points here. I encourage everyone to search down the comments to see some other users "experiences" with this dealership - they don't seem positive to me, but you can judge them yourself. The issue here is not about being able to afford the $7K - my friend can - the issue is how he was treated as a BMW customer (has owned multiple) at this dealership. They were totally un-willing to do anything for him, when he thinks they should have been at least willing to work with him somewhat. Reading through the comments (I don't know a lot about BMW's) this is a extremely common problem which can happen with no warning whatsoever. He has maintained the car to schedule (and knowing him above and beyond that), and the fact that it failed months out of warranty, and BMW was so unsympathetic (and according to him - rude) even after being a loyal customer, pissed him off. He felt that our Buffalo community should be aware of this dealers practices - so he put the car out there. Is he an a-hole? You decide. Is he a "self entitled, rich prick? Absoltely not, couldn't be further from the truth. He's a business man who still works 70-80 hours a week, treats his employees well, and would be the first one to get his hands dirty and jump in the ditch. Thank you everyone for reading.



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AutoYes_Clown
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A $300 trailer to tow a $120k car.





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LNCHBOX
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if you're going to be a whiny bitch and pull this stunt


Does the man not have a valid point about the low mileage?

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Better yet, if you're positive you are not liable, hire an attorney and deal with it like a man, not a kid.


Speaking of throwing money away...






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lsu mike
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Shouldn't have bought a BMW

We bought a 540i sport some years ago. No sooner than the warranty ran out had both catalytic converters go out and had that done at dealer of course no warranty. Don't remember how much they were but you can imagine they were expensive. Thinking $500 ea. Then weeks later fuel pimp goes out in tank another $500 to replace. Then the speedometer assy goes out which was another $750 just for part. Needless to say sold that damn car and never looked back, but damn that thing was fine.






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BTHog
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So i may have missed it but what exactly needs repairing on the car?





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LSUnGA
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"Out Of Warranty" - Realistically why is the expectation they would do it for free, or even at 1/2 price? Just because you buy an expensive car doesn't mean you should get something for free. Maybe he should have thought about that extended warranty if he was worried about maintenance cost down the road. just like insurance it's a gamble but when you need it it's nice to have.







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MikeBRLA
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The car is out of warranty. I'm really not quite sure what his argument is.





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BTHog
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The only exception to this is when a car company sees a problem with a car but cant diagnose, or wont, until it's of warranty then wont honor the warranty

And yes it happens






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Latebloomer
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Have a close friend that is service manager at a BMW dealership. I know he really jumps through hoops to make clients happy. I know it was out of warranty, but if he was a repeat buyer, I'm surprised they didn't try to work something out with him.





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Jahel
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The car is out of warranty. I'm really not quite sure what his argument is.


a camshaft is supposed to last longer than 28k, it is highly unusually for that to go out so soon unless it was flawed from the start. Which isn't really a warranty issue IMO, more of a faulty construction issue.






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BTHog
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I find it almost impossible to believe a bmw engine had such a catastrophic failure unless someone abused it.

Not to mention if its out of warranty due to age mileage is irrelevant






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CaptainsWafer
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Why not post the comments as well?





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dewster
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It's very possible. BMWs are some of the most troublesome cars on the road- especially the tarted up M models.

That said, it was out of warranty. Pretty cut and dry.



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Paedin
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quote:

So let me get this right, if said dude has 120k to blow on a BMW, what's another fricking 7k?

What a bitter bitch


This






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bomber77
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Dealership has nothing to do with the warranty repairs. That's strictly up to the manufacturer . He'll, we want to do all the work they will authorize, we get paid for that shite.





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