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Old 9th June 2013, 22:13   #151
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High time for you to get the M Performance exhaust now, or even the Eisenmann. Cmon man Karan, the 328i really needs it.
Its not even a year i have had the car, let me enjoy it Stock for a while

BTW, if i go in for an Eisenmann any chances of BSI/warranty getting void ?
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BTW, if i go in for an Eisenmann any chances of BSI/warranty getting void ?
I think by just changing the tyres probably you have voided the BSI/warranty as well. Unless you get BMW stuff from the BMW dealer (at absurd prices of course) I am sure they will find some excuse to wriggle out of warranty. They hopefully will continue the services under BSI?
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I think by just changing the tyres probably you have voided the BSI/warranty as well. Unless you get BMW stuff from the BMW dealer (at absurd prices of course) I am sure they will find some excuse to wriggle out of warranty.
The tires have a different manufacturer warranty & not the same as the car's. Also i'm not under the BMW secure scheme (tire insurance of sort) so no warranty gets void in my case

In fact i have seen many Service advisors both at Navnit & Infinity encouraging customers to switch to tubeless
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Its not even a year i have had the car, let me enjoy it Stock for a while

BTW, if i go in for an Eisenmann any chances of BSI/warranty getting void ?
You've kept it stock long enough

Its just the end can which is changed, so technically warranty shouldn't be void. Have a word with the service advisor or manager.
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Dear team,

I have finally succeeded in my conquest. I have placed an order for a 328i and am hoping to take delivery on the 1st of next month..damn am i excited.. thanks for all the valuable advice guys.
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Dear team,

I have finally succeeded in my conquest. I have placed an order for a 328i and am hoping to take delivery on the 1st of next month..damn am i excited.. thanks for all the valuable advice guys.
Congratulations Couper72

Please share more details about where have you sourced your 328 from & the color combo you got.

All the best
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Congrats Couper72. Do keep us posted about your experience.
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Dear team,

I have finally succeeded in my conquest. I have placed an order for a 328i and am hoping to take delivery on the 1st of next month..damn am i excited.. thanks for all the valuable advice guys.
Congrats!!!

Please share your buying experience. Got any discount???
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Thank you Karan561.

I have taken an Apline White with Red & Black interiors.

I have negotiated a 2 lacs discount and have to discuss about the little "extras" when i take the delivery.
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Dear team,

I have finally succeeded in my conquest. I have placed an order for a 328i and am hoping to take delivery on the 1st of next month..damn am i excited.. thanks for all the valuable advice guys.
Congrats Couper!

BMW recently offered to replace our current 330i that we got in 2010 for another model. Obviously our choice is the 328i (will miss the free revving 6 cylinder) but surprisingly they said that theres currently only one 328i in the whole country which is in white exterior and red leather, which is not to our taste.

How is this possible, one 328i in the whole country

What's worse the sales rep pointed out that probably BMW isn't bringing another 328i to India until another 6 months!

I was told to wait for a few days for an update on my request.

Can you give me details if there are any more on the shelf. Thanks

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Thanks Haldar.. That was the initial response I received from my dealer in Hyderabad as well. This seems to be true to an extent (I contacted a few dealers in TN & Karnataka as well but they had limited stock) the allocation of the 328i to India is few in number. You can contact the Karnataka dealer of the one in Calcutta they seem to have more than one color available.
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Thanks Haldar.. That was the initial response I received from my dealer in Hyderabad as well. This seems to be true to an extent (I contacted a few dealers in TN & Karnataka as well but they had limited stock) the allocation of the 328i to India is few in number. You can contact the Karnataka dealer of the one in Calcutta they seem to have more than one color available.
How can different dealers have different stock? I thought BMW would centralise and once orders are placed through a dealer, dispatch stock accordingly. Even if some dealers have asked for some allotment, then would this mean that there is unsold stock with the dealer since some time? That the dealer 'bought' the car without having an order? Then will they physically send the car from Karnataka to say Kolkatta / Hyderabad?

And this whole 328i business is very surprising since it is their mainstream model in USA, etc.

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How can different dealers have different stock? I thought BMW would centralise and once orders are placed through a dealer, dispatch stock accordingly. Even if some dealers have asked for some allotment, then would this mean that there is unsold stock with the dealer since some time? That the dealer 'bought' the car without having an order? Then will they physically send the car from Karnataka to say Kolkatta / Hyderabad?

And this whole 328i business is very surprising since it is their mainstream model in USA, etc.
I haven't done much research on the stock availability at the various dealers across the country. But, Yes, the dealer in Karnataka has confirmed that he has stock of the vehicle and will be physically delivering it to Hyderabad.

Yes, I was surprised too, because the 328i sold like hot cakes last year.
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Couper congrats for your new accquisition,hope you post a detailed review of the car when you get it.
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But sometimes driving the car at a slow pace in the full manual mode & the car making you wait for the turbo to kick in has its own charm.

Whats the point of a TURBO if you wouldnt get that invisible surge of boost.
What a superb car and an equally superb thread! I'm just starting to enjoy a fraction of this turbo boost with the Polo GT

I almost went thru your entire thread and all it needs I feel is a 'PROPER' Photo Shoot.
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