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Re: Good Day Turned Bad (long) (archive)

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Posted by Ray Chen on October 10, 1999 at 00:33:27:

In Reply to: Good Day Turned Bad (long) posted by DoNDoN on October 08, 1999 at 21:10:41:

Chances are, one of two things happened:

1) someone found out that the steptronic would be available and modified your car knowing that if you didn't buy it, they could easily unload it on someone else. If the black interior sells more easily with your exterior color, this might have been what happened although one wonders why if they wanted a steptronic in sooner, they didn't just move your car into the next month's production and tell you it had been bumped.

2) the more likely scenario -- basic human error. Someone else had a Ci on order similar to your sister's, called to change the car, and the sales person or manager accidentally changed the wrong car.

Personally, I think #2 is what happened and there's likely to be another unhappy person out there real soon now when they come to pick up their car.

The good news is the odds are good you won't get screwed up in the same way.

Bummer for your sister, though. Ouch.

- Ray

: After about a 2 month wait my sister and I were going to pick up her Sport/Premium 323i. Once we got there everything looked perfect until we opened the door. The interior was not what we ordered. It was black instead of grey. We asked "What happened?" The salesman showed us the file and it stated grey interior which was crossed out. He said that someone called him and changed the order. Thats impossible because my sister hates black interior cars. The manager then came out and said that we could always order a new one but it would be the same wait period. After talking to my sister she decided to cancel the purchase and we came home empty handed. This hurt me more than it hurt her because I have been waiting for this car. I have about a month wait for my 328ci to come. Will they screw this order up too?????

: Another thing that I found weird was when we ordered the car the salesman said that the steptronic was not available so my sister ordered the reg auto. The car's sticker said Automatic Trans $1200 but once I looked inside it was a Step. Hmmmm Step for a reg auto price?

: Sorry for the long story but this "good day" turned in the opposite direction and I needed to let it out.




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