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      09-16-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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Has anyone received a car they weren't expecting?

After reviewing some of the unexpected fog light changes for the 2015MY, I got to thinking:

Has anyone received their ordered car and got things on/off their car that they weren't expecting?

Lucky for me, the whole fog lights thing isn't that of a big deal, but I can't help but think what would happen if it was a more major component instead.
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      09-16-2014, 10:40 AM   #2
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For a moment I thought you had ordered an F30 and an M3 mistakenly showed up... wouldn't that be nice!!

I agree with you though - I've got a 335 on order and am unsure exactly what's coming re: fog lights and a few other details...
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      09-16-2014, 11:09 AM   #3
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There is a thread on here somewhere, someone got the wrong color car. Atlantis Blue vs Atlantic Blue ( I think ). Euro delivery too.
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After reviewing some of the unexpected fog light changes for the 2015MY, I got to thinking:

Has anyone received their ordered car and got things on/off their car that they weren't expecting?

Lucky for me, the whole fog lights thing isn't that of a big deal, but I can't help but think what would happen if it has a more major component instead.
At the beginning of the 2014 model year BMW removed the 704 sport suspension from the 5er M Sport line and numerous folks had ordered cars delivered to their dealers without it. There was gnashing of teeth and screaming of bloody murder and HELL TO PAY and within six weeks BMW added it back to the line. Some people took delivery anyway and received a cash rebate and others reordered. It was not a pretty picture.
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      09-16-2014, 01:01 PM   #5
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At the beginning of the 2014 model year BMW removed the 704 sport suspension from the 5er M Sport line and numerous folks had ordered cars delivered to their dealers without it. There was gnashing of teeth and screaming of bloody murder and HELL TO PAY and within six weeks BMW added it back to the line. Some people took delivery anyway and received a cash rebate and others reordered. It was not a pretty picture.
And rightly so with that debacle. My "unexpected" surprise was the lower speed limiter even though I had ordered summer tire on the M-Sport.
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I picked my car from the dealer's inventory on their website, never actually saw it until I went to pick it up. Car already had the black M Performance grills installed.
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I just picked up a 2015 328 Sport Line in Munich and the car has brushed chrome trim around the windows - not the shadowline trim which is what I have seen on every other Sport Line car as well as the BMW website. I actually like it.
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For a moment I thought you had ordered an F30 and an M3 mistakenly showed up... wouldn't that be nice!!

I agree with you though - I've got a 335 on order and am unsure exactly what's coming re: fog lights and a few other details...
Hahaha if an M3 showed up in it's place, I would definitely take it, no questions asked.

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At the beginning of the 2014 model year BMW removed the 704 sport suspension from the 5er M Sport line and numerous folks had ordered cars delivered to their dealers without it. There was gnashing of teeth and screaming of bloody murder and HELL TO PAY and within six weeks BMW added it back to the line. Some people took delivery anyway and received a cash rebate and others reordered. It was not a pretty picture.
Oh wow, that sounds like a nightmare. I would have definitely been a bit more than angry if something like that happened. Was it even changed in the ordering guide for that brief time? Or just something BMW decided to do out of the blue?
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And rightly so with that debacle. My "unexpected" surprise was the lower speed limiter even though I had ordered summer tire on the M-Sport.
Wow, did you accept delivery and complain for the rebate or reorder? Something like that would be a really disappointing way to get a new car.

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I picked my car from the dealer's inventory on their website, never actually saw it until I went to pick it up. Car already had the black M Performance grills installed.
Must have been a nice surprise! Assuming you like the Black M Performance grills, lol.
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There is a thread on here somewhere, someone got the wrong color car. Atlantis Blue vs Atlantic Blue ( I think ). Euro delivery too.
I would have definitely flip shit.
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[quote=TheCamboRambo;16643446]Wow, did you accept delivery and complain for the rebate or reorder? Something like that would be a really disappointing way to get a new car.

I didn't realize it until some time had passed.
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Wow, did you accept delivery and complain for the rebate or reorder? Something like that would be a really disappointing way to get a new car.

I didn't realize it until some time had passed.
So no chance of compensation, then?
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Wow, did you accept delivery and complain for the rebate or reorder? Something like that would be a really disappointing way to get a new car.

I didn't realize it until some time had passed.
Isn't that just a software thing? I would point out the error to a dealer and see if they can't set it right. My M Roadster was missing cruse control, event though it should have come standard, and I was the second owner. I pointed it out to my dealer (not where I bought it) and they put the cruse control on at no cost to me.
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Isn't that just a software thing? I would point out the error to a dealer and see if they can't set it right. My M Roadster was missing cruse control, event though it should have come standard, and I was the second owner. I pointed it out to my dealer (not where I bought it) and they put the cruse control on at no cost to me.
From what I've read The Almighty Himself can't change the limiter after an hour or so on the DME. I would've had to know from the get-go and have it done at the VDC.

F10 guys have been trying to get the limiter gone from the M5 to no avail.
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I order a 2014 335 but got a 2015 335. I ordered it in March for a June delivery. They told me at the start of June it would be a 2015...just got it last week.

2015 has the brushed metal trim around the door windows so that looks different. I ordered the M package wheels in 2014...403M 19" but this year the car came with 442M bicolour orbit grey wheels.
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I got a white boomerang on my 4GC which now I've grown to like. And I got matte chrome window trim which is standard; I originally wanted gloss black window trim but didn't know it was an option. Again in hindsight I'm glad I got matte chrome window trim.
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I got a white boomerang on my 4GC which now I've grown to like. And I got matte chrome window trim which is standard; I originally wanted gloss black window trim but didn't know it was an option. Again in hindsight I'm glad I got matte chrome window trim.
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My dealer got my trim order wrong. I ordered Aluminum Hex w/ Black accents and got Burl Wood with Pearl Accents.

...so they took some money off and I took the car. Drove the car home, and swapped that Burl wood out for the M Performance Carbon Fiber kit. Which looks nice with the pearl accents.

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I ordered a 6 speed 335. They delivered an automatic. They handled the whole deal pretty poorly, but ultimately I think I got the better end of the deal - I drove an auto 335 for 4 months while my 6 speed got built. Then got a free mppk
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