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      03-30-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Experience with North Carolina dealers?

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getting ready to start negotiating and was just wondering if anyone had experiences with BMW dealerships in North carolina? Any SA recommendations (or warnings?)

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      04-01-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
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I've recently had experience with the 2 in the Triangle area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill).

Test drive in Chapel Hill - very pleasant client/customer "advisor". Very good drive to experience multiple roads (I-40, 2 lane "back roads", stop/go, etc.) and the car handling in each. Drove similar vehicle to what I eventually wanted to (did) order.

Started negotiation with Chapel Hill internet sales due to “rules of engagement” in my employers corporate purchase program. Polite and responsive, but not willing to negotiate, at least not in what I believed to be, and this forum suggest, is a reasonable price.

Visited the Raleigh dealer to drive a car much closer to the model I was considering while still negotiating with Chapel Hill sales. Equally pleasant client/customer "advisor". Equally adequate driving opportunity.

Engaged Raleigh dealer on negotiations and got much, much closer to my target price right out the gates.

Summary: Both are equal until you talk price. Demand in the triangle area seems to be strong for these cars, so price negotiations happen and work, but my experience was within but at the high end of the range that you will find in these forums regarding "reasonable range over invoice".
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      04-01-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
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Performance BMW in Chapel Hill is pretty good. If you near Charolette or don't mind the drive - Hendrick BMW has probabaly the best prices and CA's in the state (at least in the internet dept).
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      04-01-2006, 01:58 PM   #4
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thanks - will probably try negotiating via internet with Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte and see who gives me best price.

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      04-05-2006, 01:43 PM   #5
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I recommend Greg Hayes at Hendrick BMW. The best there.
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      04-06-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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I bought my E90 from Leith BMW in Raleigh. Worked w/ David Malette. Not pushy, nego on price. Would buy from them again.
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      04-22-2006, 11:32 PM   #7
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I would definately go with FLow BMW in Winston-Salem. They beat are easily the best N.C. BMW dealer in the state. I have dealt with hendrick and crown and they are horrible. Not to mention Flow has gotten the customer satisfaction award, I think, for the past 6 years, in a row, which is really an unprecedented accomplishment. Everyone there is great including sales and service. I will continue to buy BMW only from Flow. They also have Mini and they used to be the only dealer in the state with mini. I have actually gotten to know a few folks who buy cars from them and they are from Charlotte and the Triangle area. THaT tells you something right there.
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I would definately go with FLow BMW in Winston-Salem. They beat are easily the best N.C. BMW dealer in the state. I have dealt with hendrick and crown and they are horrible. Not to mention Flow has gotten the customer satisfaction award, I think, for the past 6 years, in a row, which is really an unprecedented accomplishment. Everyone there is great including sales and service. I will continue to buy BMW only from Flow. They also have Mini and they used to be the only dealer in the state with mini. I have actually gotten to know a few folks who buy cars from them and they are from Charlotte and the Triangle area. THaT tells you something right there.
I got mine from Flow, and I am in Asheville, way over here on the far end lol and we have a dealership here
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I dealt with Darby Fife at Flow and would recommend her in a second. Didn't care for the GM, he was arrogant and rude when we were trying to nail down a price for my trade.

All in all, I'd go back if I had the $$ to go back!
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