Originally Posted by xlover
I have chatted with both bmw boston and norwood about this exact thing.. it is two fold 1. both dealers said the xdrive product mix was in the mid 90%.. 2. RWD is the same thing with trying to find a manual, in NE the typical RWD (or manual) buyer wants to special order so there is little value in having one on the lot... like you mentioned you are looking to test drive not buy off the lot. if you are the type of customer that knows you want RWD its a high probability you are looking to special order.
You are absolutely correct about my intentions to special order. And yes, now this makes a bit more sense. But I finally got the good sense to use autotrader.com to identify where these rare birds might be. There turns out to be one 2014 at BMW of Boston (with SportLine no less!) and a few down in the Norwood/Norwell area as well (2013s). So I set up a test drive for Sunday, since I'll be in town anyway for church. Seek and ye shall find indeed.