How can you get back some money that the dealership unfairly took in kind if not in cash?

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Asked by Oct 30, 2014 at 11:11 AM about the 2007 BMW 3 Series 328i

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I bought a 2007 328xi with 73, 230 miles from a dealership in NC on Aug 7 2014.( a
BMW dealership). The car had "active steering" on top of the hydraulics of that time. I
wasn't told. Extreme effort was needed to turn the steering in slow turns and reverses,
that in 2 months I ended up with right shoulder joint pain. I took it back 67 days from
date of purchase with ONLY 1300 miles on it ( I am studying for my dental boards and
so only go to groceries, and library near my home) and they only gave me $11K back
for it.  Had bought warranty and everything, not one ding or ANYTHING! They had
charged me $15500.00 2 months back on Aug 7, 2014 for the same car. I feel that
they shortchanged me and I would like some money back. I already bought another
BMW 328xi of year 2011 from them.  Is there anyway I can at least have maintenance
package thrown in for 2 more years? The 2011 car already has 1.5 yrs of maintenance
package and up-to 4 years 60K miles warranty given with the car.

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Depends on what papers you signed, look them over, but in most instances, it's too late to go back now and ask for more money. You recieved a fair price to take back a depreciating asset. But you can always ask if they will throw in a free warranty or maintenance package. But most probably that would only be based on good faith only and they aren't obligated to. Enjoy the new car.

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Thanks! It is a depreciating asset but still, 4.5K less in 2 months with 1300 miles driven from date of purchase, seems a bit much. But I so now the car costs about 36K (including the loss) and I am kicking myself as I will have to pay it off or my credit will get bad not to mention the interest for the duration of 6 years at 4%! My 1991 Saab turbo hatchback was good and fast enough and traded in for a song! Should have taken a male with me to the dealership and found this website before I bought but it's split milk now. I miss it so much! I also had taken real good care of with Swedish Imports in Durham, NC. Wasn't a smart financial decision at all and will be affected by it.

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