Originally Posted by johnbmw6
From my dealers mouth: BMW UK ask for the money for the car "when it lands in the UK"
I am confused by this but I am getting old
So am I to believe Listers keep the total moneys in their accounts till delivery to the UK is confirmed?.
Sounds like a f***ing nightmare I feel for you guys.
Last time I checked we were not living in the dark ages and tracking a car isn't rocket science!! Talk about the blind leading the blind..do they have a book filled with lame excuses or what...
You spend over £45K on a car and as a customer you have to do all the chasing and especially in this current economical climate its beyond belief.
As soon as you've paid the deposit its like adios muchachos.. see ya wouldn't wanna be ya....!! What's this world coming to..
Its time they sorted out an official customer portal tracking system similar to the US one for the UK, or at the least issue an automated weekly update to a customer nominated email account with progress and location of your Vehicle/VIN, that is in no way a big feat.
Its fair to assume the franchise dealerships don't fully pay for the vehicles until they are physically here in the UK, I suppose from the dealers point of view it makes more financial sense.
Things have gone quiet this end also, I will be making a phone call Monday morning just to make sure my BW/car hasn't fallen off the planet for some lame reason and when it does arrive I will be meticulously checking the paint work...
Hang in there buddy.