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Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Danville, CA, USA
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Welcome to the Board! Where are you in CA ? I live in Danville, just East of Oakland in Contra Costa County.
Noticed you are considering ordering a 2002. If you are at all interested in a 2001, Charlie told me that there was only one person on the M5 list at Nashville. I believe he said it would be approx 90 days order - delivery.
I agree with Aces' statements. I have found the dealership to be reputable, and Charlie to be very knowledgeable and informative. I found out about Charlie from a fellow named Michael Schuler in Santa Barbara. I contacted him re a Yahoo add, but he had decided to keep his car. He gave me Charlie's name and number, I called Better Business Bureau, called Charlie 5/23/00 liked what I heard and put a deposit down. I ordered 01/25/01 and my car will be in Nashville this week!
Charlie has been great communicating with mailed literature, phone calls, e-mails, Faxes of BMW Product Bulletins at Model Year Change, Computer prints of Order Status etc.
I am very happy with his level of service.
As far as transport goes there are many options. There are a ton of carriers listed in Hemmings, other auto publications and on the Net. Costs of delivery can vary greatly. Personally, I'm going with Charlie's associate for the following reasons:
1. I don't have time to drive it out.
2. His associate drives a 2-car enclosed, climate controlled rig and is fully Bonded and Insured.
3. I value Charlie's recommendation.
4. M Schuler paid about $ 2.5K to Santa Barbara last year, I don't mind the extra cost over other carriers for the level of service.
Good luck with your choice...hope this is somewhat helpful. Keep us posted on your order progress.
2001 M5 (Ordered Jan 25th!)
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
[This message has been edited by Alan A (edited 01 April 2001).]