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.
if you're going to be a whiny bitch and pull this stunt
Better yet, if you're positive you are not liable, hire an attorney and deal with it like a man, not a kid.
The car is out of warranty. I'm really not quite sure what his argument is.