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

Kanwal Rahman

Asked by Oct 30, 2014 at 11:11 AM about the 2007 BMW 3 Series 325xi Saloon

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.

2 Answers

Tom Demyan

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.

Best Answer
Kanwal Rahman

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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