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Re: Response back from BMWNA re: Launch Control
Since I have been one to use legal terminology without a license on this board regarding this topic I finally did enlist some assistance from a legal friend well versed in consumer product litigation. First off, I certainly don't want start a riot and some of you on this board seem like you get personally offended by other peoples opnions, particularly when it comes to strong views on topics such as this. I'm not sure what all of you expect on this board but this is a place to voice your opinions and dissatisfaction.
His quick opinion was that there was a basis for misrepresentation on this issue depending on how you relied on it. I for one was very much looking forward to this feature and it was one of the reasons I ordered the smg instead of waiting for the manual. I researched the magazines, I looked at the boards, I read the product manual, I spoke with my salesman and ultimately this was a factor in my buying decision. Anyone elses opinion on my buying decision and how I rank LC on the totem pole is irrelevant.
My biggest gripe is that I was not informed of the change, and in fact relied on it with other factors to purchase the car. I don't want a refund, I want what was represented and want BMWNA to change their materials so that others are not led to believe this vehicle has a feature it doesn't. The product information brochure is a BMW produced document that highlights data on a number of US specifications (0-60 times for instance). Why on earth wouldn't they be honest about the LC? It was dated September so they obviously knew it would have been used for us that ordered in August/September? Call it what you want but I stand by my fighting words of MISREPRESENTATION. Am I going to sue them? Probably not. Am I going to demand an explanation and what was advertised, yup. Am I going to involve lawyers? Only if they continue to offer pathetic excuses and a continued pattern of non response.
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