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      04-04-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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EU California -- Anyone Dealt w/ Them?

I'm thinking about buying an 07 335i coupe from these folks. This would be an online transaction.

I'm a little nervous about doing this online so if anyone has dealt with them -- good or bad -- please PM me.

Thanks!
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      04-07-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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EU California Motors

For references, I'm a 16 year member of the BMW CCA
Here are my Ebay credentials (over 600, 100%-perfect transactions and a Platinum Level Power-Seller/Top-Rated Seller)

http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/eucalifornia/

I'm also the owner of the dealership

[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']Chris Marino[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']European Union California Motor Cars Inc.[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']7614 Arvilla Ave[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']Sun Valley, CA. 91352[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']818.767.1100[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']818.302.3600 fax[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']WEBSITE: http://www.eucalifornia.com[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/eucalifornia[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/eucalifornia[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']EBAY: http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/eucalifornia/[/font]
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      04-07-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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I purchased my car from Chris at EU.

Very honest, friendly, and trustworthy guy.
Very smooth experience and transaction.
(although there was a slight hiccup with the license plate, but I think that was the DMV's fault and it was resolved without issue.)

I believe he hand picks each car he sells - he made sure the car had an oil cooler for instance, all the most common options you would want on the car, as well as above average condition.
Also, all his cars are kept in a warehouse and out of the elements which is nice.

Unfortunately for you, OP, is (I assume) you will not be able to see the car in person or test drive it, which I would be nervous to do regardless of who I purchased from.. And while Chris is a great guy, you're not buying him, you're buying a car.
But I'm sure he will work with you as best he can.



God my car has come a long way since those pics...

Best of luck.
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      04-07-2010, 10:03 PM   #4
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I'm thinking about buying an 07 335i coupe from these folks. This would be an online transaction.

I'm a little nervous about doing this online so if anyone has dealt with them -- good or bad -- please PM me.

Thanks!
I got my car from Chris a year ago. I will PM you about my experience.
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      07-23-2010, 11:10 AM   #5
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I got my car from Chris a year ago. I will PM you about my experience.
Hi GooseInOz -

Can you PM me with your experience as well? EU California went out of business right after I purchased our vehicle from them. Still waiting for the vehicle title to register it, and cannot seem to get a hold of EU California, their lawyer, or anyone who can help.
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      07-27-2010, 01:19 PM   #6
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Also waiting for title from EU California

Greetings pwille,
I am also waiting on a title from Chris. Same story as yours. Let us talk about this
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      07-28-2010, 12:52 AM   #7
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Hi GooseInOz -

Can you PM me with your experience as well? EU California went out of business right after I purchased our vehicle from them. Still waiting for the vehicle title to register it, and cannot seem to get a hold of EU California, their lawyer, or anyone who can help.
he went out of business? he screwed up my registration too. snake-oil-salesperson-to-the-max was my general impression of him.
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      08-01-2010, 04:49 PM   #8
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same here, i didnt get my title. !!!!!
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      08-01-2010, 04:59 PM   #9
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I am also concerned!
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      09-18-2010, 02:33 PM   #10
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Eu Califonria

I also bought the car from CHRIS MARINO last 3 months. Faced the same problem. He stole the money and ran. I have to try to apply for a duplicate title. What do you think ?
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      09-20-2010, 07:24 PM   #11
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Still Waiting For You To Register My Car !!!





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For references, I'm a 16 year member of the BMW CCA
Here are my Ebay credentials (over 600, 100%-perfect transactions and a Platinum Level Power-Seller/Top-Rated Seller)

http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/eucalifornia/

I'm also the owner of the dealership

[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']Chris Marino[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']European Union California Motor Cars Inc.[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']7614 Arvilla Ave[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']Sun Valley, CA. 91352[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']818.767.1100[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']818.302.3600 fax[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']WEBSITE: http://www.eucalifornia.com[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/eucalifornia[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/eucalifornia[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']EBAY: http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/eucalifornia/[/font]
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif'][/font][FONT='Calibri','sans-serif'][/font]
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      09-23-2010, 05:41 PM   #12
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In a similar situation here. Bought the car, then EU California never did the paperwork to transfer the title to my name. Even worse, according to DMV there is a lien on the title by a third party.

Now looking for a good lawyer. Anyone else taking legal action? Maybe we can pool our resources together.

I'll try PM'ing some people that have replied previously - although I'm not sure the system will let me since I'm a newly registered. If not, feel free to PM me.

Thanks and good luck to everyone.
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      09-23-2010, 05:53 PM   #13
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Looks like the system won't let me PM. If anybody needs to get in touch with me, they can email me at:

eucaliforniasolution -at- gmail -dot- com
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      09-25-2010, 06:06 PM   #14
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Just Replied via E-MAIL You Stevie W !!

I am still mad as HELL at EU California !!
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      04-20-2011, 12:37 AM   #15
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I found Chris Marino

Hello I just had horrible time with this snake oil salesman Chris Marino and if anyone need to find him he is now selling cars at Bob Smith BMW in Calabasas.
Here is is his phone number 818 857-1300 email chrismarino@bobsmithbmw.com
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      04-20-2011, 02:22 PM   #16
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damn.... put that foo on blast!
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WOW. did you guys ever get your titles?
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WOW. did you guys ever get your titles?
yeah had to stand my ass in line at the DMV. Paid registration TWICE, once to Chris (and never received title) and once to DMV when I went in person.
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Someone should hit up the Bob Smith dealership and raise a huge stink on the lot. I'm sure that will get someones attention...
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