F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > 3 and 4 Series Ordering / Pricing / Order Tracking Forum (and European Delivery) > Pre-delivery checklist: what to request from the dealer
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-23-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
cfm56d7b
Private
 
Drives: 2013 BMW 335i xDrive
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Posts: 99
iTrader: (0)

Pre-delivery checklist: what to request from the dealer

My 2013 335i xDrive sedan has arrived at VPC (Oxnard, CA). The vehicle production started in South Africa on 11/26/12; 3 months from production to VPC arrival.

Very interested in what others have requested from the dealer prior to accepting the vehicle:

- Shipping blocks removed (will check myself)
- Navigation maps updated
- Other software updated
- ASS = "last user setting"; still working on this item with my dealer

Anything else?
cfm56d7b is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
kobechrome
Captain
 
kobechrome's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F30 335xi
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ashburn, VA

Posts: 700
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by cfm56d7b
My 2013 335i xDrive sedan has arrived at VPC (Oxnard, CA). The vehicle production started in South Africa on 11/26/12; 3 months from production to VPC arrival.

Very interested in what others have requested from the dealer prior to accepting the vehicle:

- Shipping blocks removed (will check myself)
- Navigation maps updated
- Other software updated
- ASS = "last user setting"; still working on this item with my dealer

Anything else?
Sports settings set to US measurements.

I also asked for no wash and wax. They will swirl the paint. I detail the car myself.
__________________
kobechrome is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-23-2013, 10:08 PM   #3
1bad335
Captain
 
Drives: 2007 335I/ 2012 335I sportline
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New York

Posts: 606
iTrader: (2)

just picked up my new F30 on wed. I had them update the maps. They did give me a hard time saying it takes 8hrs and cost bucks. Also gave me a hard time about setting A.S.S. to last user setting. Something about BMW not wanting to disable an enviro/gas saving feature. After debate and saying, "I guess I'll take a pass on the car then since I can get a hard time at a Kia dealership and not pay 50k+ for the car". They then called back and said hey no problem got it all taken car of for you, maps updated, A.S.S. set to last user and front plate bracket NOT put on.
1bad335 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
pallymore
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335xi M Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Boston, MA

Posts: 313
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1bad335 View Post
just picked up my new F30 on wed. I had them update the maps. They did give me a hard time saying it takes 8hrs and cost bucks. Also gave me a hard time about setting A.S.S. to last user setting. Something about BMW not wanting to disable an enviro/gas saving feature. After debate and saying, "I guess I'll take a pass on the car then since I can get a hard time at a Kia dealership and not pay 50k+ for the car". They then called back and said hey no problem got it all taken car of for you, maps updated, A.S.S. set to last user and front plate bracket NOT put on.
Hm...so you can get map update for free when taking delivery?
__________________
2013 F30 335i xDrive M Sport Line

pallymore is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #5
BMWforLife
Second Lieutenant
 
BMWforLife's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i M Sport DCT
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Florida

Posts: 221
iTrader: (0)

I requested A.S.S. programmed off

absolutely no exterior detailing. I told them they can blast it with a pressure washer if it is unsightly and drive it up and down the road to blow it off. I told them if i see any sort of swirls or towel marks I will not buy the car. lol.

a y cable for my ipod, because my ipod is old and does not have bluetooth lol.

no adding of any sort of license plate bracket to the front
__________________
135i M Sport Silver/Coral Red, Premium, Cold Weather, DCT.

Will be adding the PPK/Exhaust someday!
BMWforLife is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #6
1bad335
Captain
 
Drives: 2007 335I/ 2012 335I sportline
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New York

Posts: 606
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by pallymore View Post
Hm...so you can get map update for free when taking delivery?
Yes I did. They did give me a hard time on that request. But I said I was willing to walk if they did not give me something. Gave them the old, this car for me is a nice to have, not a need to have.
1bad335 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST