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Re: Disastrous dealer story (unfortunately long) (archive)

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Posted by Big-T on April 17, 2002 at 09:47:12:

In Reply to: Disastrous dealer story (unfortunately long) posted by Pablo on April 17, 2002 at 08:36:32:

I feel your pain, both for being without the magnificent 7, and for dealing with incompetence beyond comprehension. It's beyond me how dealers like that stay in business.

Hope to hear you're on the road again soon and enjoying like before.


I haven't been on this board for the last 3 months as my '98 740i got T-boned in Chicago back in mid January by a guy who ran a red light and I've been in mourning. The two passenger doors were totaled and slight damage was done to front and rear fenders. The car was drivable and I drove it back to W Michigan and brought it to Sharpe BMW in Grand Rapids.

Sharpe kept the car for 2 months and when I went to pick it up there were (among other things) screws and rubber plugs missing, doors not aligned, rocker panel still bent, door wouldn't open from inside, paint blemishes and A NEW DENT AND SCRATCH on my trunk lid!

Came back 2 weeks later and...rubber plugs still missing, doors still unaligned, still a paint blemish on door and now...BROKEN PLASTIC AROUND DRIVERS SIDE SEAT AND A NEW DENT ON MY HOOD!!! Apparently someone had closed the hood with a tool sitting on the engine!

One week later car was supposed to be "perfect". There were: paint blobs on the hood, doors STILL not aligned, overspray on my sunroof etc, etc...

I took the car and contacted Allstate and got a supplemental claim opened up to take the car to another shop of my choosing to fix these problems.

Bottom line is i've been without my car for 3 months and I'll probably be without for another few weeks. Thank God I never got that concealed handgun license and thanks to all on this board for letting me vent. I feel slightly better already.

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