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Posted by JohnC on July 06, 2000 at 11:38:23:

I am new to this board and have some questions. I have pretty much decided to get a 540i 6sp so I went to the local dealer to check things out. They didn't have any 540i's and surprise...tried to sell me a 528 because it is plenty quick enough! Unfortunately the dealer left a bit to be desired, they didn't seem to know much and I'd like to get some feedback on wether they are giving me accurate information on the points below.
1. No 540i 6sp available for at least 4 months (shortage of engines)
2. Price - MSRP, no discounts
3. Can't put in aftermarket sound systems (typically cause $2K+ damage to electrical system) and the premium stereo option is the way to go
4. Sport seats in 540i same as M5
5. Lease factor currently 0.004, 61% residual after 3 years
I live on the East Bay of SF, any dealer recommendations?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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