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      01-12-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Question to those who have taken PDC delivery

I have a 335i X drive on order for delivery at the Performance Driving Center next month.

I have been reading all these horror stories of dealers installing license plate frames on the front bumper of cars.

My state does not have a front plate requirement. Do I have anything to worry about? Is there a way I can ensure that no holes are drilled in the front bumper before I travel down to South Carolina? Thanks.
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They won't put it on, unless you ask them to. The guys at PCD are very aware of this type of concern. They're not like your average dealer.
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Bad ASS, had no idea I could take delivery there!! So can one ED in Europe, ship to SC, take the course, and drive home?
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Bad ASS, had no idea I could take delivery there!! So can one ED in Europe, ship to SC, take the course, and drive home?
Yep that's what I did. And I'm going back for a second trip on Friday.

To clarify, it's Performance Center Delivery you can do when picking up your car, not Performance Driving School.
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My state does not have a front plate requirement. Do I have anything to worry about? Is there a way I can ensure that no holes are drilled in the front bumper before I travel down to South Carolina? Thanks.
Your car will be OK. Bring your temporary tags from the dealer with you and the guys at PDC will put it on the back while you are taking delivery. The men and women working at the center are car enthusiasts themselves, typically have more experience than an average dealership employee, and appreciate "unmolested" bumpers.

I am envious of your upcoming adventure: have fun and soak it all in.

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I was just there several days ago. Firstly, don't worry about the front plate. It will NOT be on unless you tell 'em to put it on. Second, if you don't bring your own plate, don't worry, they'll give you a 30-day SC temp tag. Thirdly, make damn sure your phone is charged up AND you have enough space to take pics and video. I ran out and missed some action. Finally, DO NOT miss the "Hot Lap" in the M5 with their professional driver. You'll depart the car with adrenaline coursing through your body, and a perma-smile that you won't be able to remove. I loved ED, but the PCD is an amazing experience. You're gonna love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's that good.
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"I don't always buy new bimmers, but when I do, I prefer picking them up in Greer!"
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They won't put it on, unless you ask them to. The guys at PCD are very aware of this type of concern. They're not like your average dealer.
Agree, with SamS, the PDC is definitely aware of client's requests and do their best to accomodate them. They typically deal with Performance Delivery Clients or with Performance Center Students, that's pretty much all I believe.

One thing that will help you out jletkowicz, is the fact South Carolina does not require front license plates so, due to that alone, the center probably won't have them installed.

One last note, have fun, do the factory tour, do the off-road course (it's short but cool) and check out the museum. I unfortunately did not see the museum so, if you do go, I'd be curious to see some pics.

Cheers.
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      01-13-2013, 01:48 AM   #8
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The guys at the performance center are some of the coolest you will meet. They will not drill a hole on your car without you standing there and telling them before they drill each hole. Everything was a blast , except the museum is very small and there is not much to see. The staff understand most who will do this "experience" are enthusiasts and they act according. I can not wait to go back. That track is addictive.
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Thanks all for your prompt answers. I'm pumped up and can't wait for the next 5 weeks to pass.
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