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Re: Question about add-on's offered for new delive (archive)

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Posted by sdbelt on July 06, 2000 at 17:03:05:

In Reply to: Question about add-on's offered for new delivery.. posted by Rob S on July 06, 2000 at 14:15:33:

: Taking delivery of my '00 540ia orient blue/grey tomorrow!! Of course they offered all of these options to add on like paint protection, leather protection, lo-jack, etc. Do these cars really come from the factory without a coat of wax? That is what I was told which sounds ludicrous. Is this paint protection a total sham or what? They want about $600 just for the paint and say you never have to wax again. I'm very used to taking care of my paint meticulously, so I declined everything except window tint. Any comments? Thanks.

I would tint and consider LoJack, if your insurance offers a discount. LoJack is actually a pretty good security system, and BMWs are a bit of a theft target, particularly in certain parts of the US.

Paint, leather, and other protections are all just pure profit additions that the dealer significantly over charges for. You can get the same from any decent car wash for hundreds less, and when you want/need them.

--sdb


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