In Reply to: South FL has big BMW dealers (South American $$$) posted by (more) Lorenz on July 24, 2000 at 18:49:18:
Yes, there is lots of $$$ in California (especially Silly-con Valley) right now, but there are some really big luxury car dealers in Southern Florida (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, etc.). Lot of money down there, both American and also from South Americans/Caribbeans with $$$. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the biggest BMW dealerships is Southern Florida.
Here is the consensus and I do believe the markup will be higher than the M5 because it is a more affordable car thus creating a higher demand population
SoCal markup - at least 10K
NorCal markup - at least 15K
The reason why I only state CA is because they are going to be getting 90%+ of the allocation. With the exception of FL, there is NO state that compares with the # of cars that CA sells and thus they are going to get ALL the cars.
Therefore, if you have a #1 spot in Ohio or Virginia, you probably won't see a car until mid next year. This is a fact, I sat down with the branch manager and went over allocation statistics from last year with him.