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      06-14-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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335i test drive, dealer telling untruths?

I stopped by my local BMW dealership last Saturday and requested to drive both a new 328i and a 335i. The CA that met me out in the lot said sure no problem. Drove the 328i, was mildly impressed (current car is an 02 330i). CA then went to find a 335i. He came back with what I'm guessing was a Sales Manager who said that the 335's they had on premises were still in travel mode and it would take awhile to get one ready for a test drive, and to make an appointment to come back and test it.

Was I given a line of BS about this "travel mode"?

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      06-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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Interesting, I assume by "travel mode" he met they haven't been processed from delivery yet.
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They probably had the shipping blocks still in the springs and the battery disconnected, etc.
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Travel mode is real

It limits the RPMs, disables AC and rear defroster among other things. our Battery died on the Z4 and I left it for a week...it turned itself into travel mode. (it was waiting on tires to come in).

but yeah Travel mode is not BS
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      06-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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Thanks all. Since I've not bought from this dealer, I needed to make sure I wasn't getting hoodwinked before we even got to the haggling process.

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