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      03-11-2015, 06:13 PM   #1
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Dealer pre-delivery inspection (PDI) - how long ?

To those who currently already own 2ers, how long did your car spend at the dealership. i.e. from the time it reached the dealership on the truck to the time it was ready for pickup - how long ?

My CA said 2-3 days, but I call BS. Airbus A380s are inspected and declared airworthy in a matter of hours (or else, the airline business would go bankrupt), I'm sure a BMW M235i can be inspected in less time.
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To those who currently already own 2ers, how long did your car spend at the dealership. i.e. from the time it reached the dealership on the truck to the time it was ready for pickup - how long ?

My CA said 2-3 days, but I call BS. Airbus A380s are inspected and declared airworthy in a matter of hours (or else, the airline business would go bankrupt), I'm sure a BMW M235i can be inspected in less time.
Your passion about your M235i has much to do with why this car was engineered to be as fun as it is BMW loves that passion

Yeah I call on the 2-3 day PDI. That's crazy. I'd imagine they have some idea how anxious you are to receive your new car and by all rights you should be bro. I would politely remind him that he's the same person that will ask you to provide all excellent responses in the customer satisfaction survey you'll receive after the sale. The dealership will request you give them a 100% on the survey.

Getting one's car delivered in a timely manner can help make one feel 100%
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Your passion about your M235i has much to do with why this car was engineered to be as fun as it is BMW loves that passion

Yeah I call on the 2-3 day PDI. That's crazy. I'd imagine they have some idea how anxious you are to receive your new car and by all rights you should be bro. I would politely remind him that he's the same person that will ask you to provide all excellent responses in the customer satisfaction survey you'll receive after the sale. The dealership will request you give them a 100% on the survey.

Getting one's car delivered in a timely manner can help make one feel 100%
Thanks man.

Hell yeah, that's the only thing I have on my side - the customer satisfaction survey.

Tell you what, man - they can play all the games they want now. I will have them by the balls when I get that survey in my hand.

It may be too soon to criticize them, to be fair. They may just be playing it safe. Let's see how it goes.

It's nice to know I have that ace up my sleeve.
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To those who currently already own 2ers, how long did your car spend at the dealership. i.e. from the time it reached the dealership on the truck to the time it was ready for pickup - how long ?

My CA said 2-3 days, but I call BS. Airbus A380s are inspected and declared airworthy in a matter of hours (or else, the airline business would go bankrupt), I'm sure a BMW M235i can be inspected in less time.
Mine was ready a few hours after arriving at the dealer....I mean what would take 2-3 days?
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Mine was ready a few hours after arriving at the dealer....I mean what would take 2-3 days?
Thanks !

He says there's some long checklist of things ... thinks I'm a fuckin jackass. 2-3 days for them to slack off is what it is.

I'm gonna call him back, if it comes to that, and let him know that others have reported receiving their cars in hours.
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My dealership received my vehicle at 2 pm and was ready for me the next morning for pick up.
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My dealership received my vehicle at 2 pm and was ready for me the next morning for pick up.
Thanks, 1 business day is reasonable.
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To those who currently already own 2ers, how long did your car spend at the dealership. i.e. from the time it reached the dealership on the truck to the time it was ready for pickup - how long ?

My CA said 2-3 days, but I call BS. Airbus A380s are inspected and declared airworthy in a matter of hours (or else, the airline business would go bankrupt), I'm sure a BMW M235i can be inspected in less time.
I fly airbuses. Hope they look them over a little closer than that.
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I fly airbuses. Hope they look them over a little closer than that.
Ah, I did suspect you're a pilot. I thought the 767 in your username refers to a Boeing 767, and PHX is the airport code for Phoenix.

Well, what I meant was the inspections between flights are relatively short. Of course the inspections done every few thousand flight hours are different. I was referring to the more short-term inspections.
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I was told 1 to 2 days for the inspection is what I should expect on mine...
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PDI is not as simple of a process as all of you seem to believe, used to be a mechanic with a BMW dealer. Alll the work has to be carried out to a T, and there is a long checklist of things we must follow. For a full PDI inspection done correctly and a proper clean of vehicle, 8 hours minimum is required after delivery of vehicle to it's PDI centre. If the vehicle has additional after sales ad ons eg; tint, leather protection, paint protection of aftermarket accessories, you will obviously add more time.
There is also the case of possible transport damage.
But after all is said and done you must still remember that there is more going on than just working with one guest there is multiple guest vehicles on the go, and we work to satisfy every customer 100 percent, and cause you as little hassle as possible.
If it was as quick and easy as some of you believe we would be out of a job.
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