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post #981 of 1905 Old 6th October 2010, 01:36 PM
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Nice Petition Lisa.

Mr. Oscar would probably get some sympathy for having served the armed forces.
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Hey guys, just figured I'd drop a line. Saw your thread a little bit ago. Was split in the market for an M3 or Corvette; saw your thread and opted for the latter, hence the username. Good luck in your fight.
M3 and Z06 are 2 totally different cars lol.

However, I would choose the Z06 over the M3 I think.....but I will get flamed for that too

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Nice Petition Lisa.

Mr. Oscar would probably get some sympathy for having served the armed forces.
not so sure about that. I was reading it and it was kind of corny.....and a little out of place. Everyone has a sob story you know? Not that I am saying he shouldn't be recognized, but in a court of law they don't care if the money was inherited or he got the money from serving. However, if it was a jury trial that would definitely help on the emotional side of the juror's imo.


I do hope the dealer gets hit hard. Wish the OP could get a ton of money from it, or at least a new M5. Problem is the way Autobahn is acting they will not learn at all and still "win" if they are hit less than $100k. Actually a big dealer like that would need to be hit with a $1 mil settlement or more to really learn anything.

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not so sure about that. I was reading it and it was kind of corny.....and a little out of place. Everyone has a sob story you know? Not that I am saying he shouldn't be recognized, but in a court of law they don't care if the money was inherited or he got the money from serving. However, if it was a jury trial that would definitely help on the emotional side of the juror's imo.


I do hope the dealer gets hit hard. Wish the OP could get a ton of money from it, or at least a new M5. Problem is the way Autobahn is acting they will not learn at all and still "win" if they are hit less than $100k. Actually a big dealer like that would need to be hit with a $1 mil settlement or more to really learn anything.
I agree.
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I'm sure they have. They're probably debating how to stop the bleeding. And if not they should be.
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100 pages ahoy.

I wonder if BMWNA have seen this thread?
I am sure....but they won't step into this mess lol

It's a shame they just didn't give the OP a new car to help with the BMW name. I guess they can't afford the hit? However I feel that is a small price to pay for bad publicity.

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Its that they cannot afford it, its that it sets a precedence. The problem now is that this has got way out of hand and thus everyone suffers. I suspect they will do nothing and neither will the dealer and in the end the OP will get a payout in some form.
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I am sure....but they won't step into this mess lol

It's a shame they just didn't give the OP a new car to help with the BMW name. I guess they can't afford the hit? However I feel that is a small price to pay for bad publicity.

I am confused as to this thread of thinking: BMWNA had NOTHING to do with this incident. This is all on a dealer level, not beyond. Now; had the car a major manufacturing defect and BMWNA had not stepped up to solve it, then yeah, I would hop on this bandwagon. However, the only recourse BMWNA could possibly have in this instance is to reprimand the dealer and cut off the supply of cars to show their disdain for hurting the BMW name. If they did that, I doubt highly they would make it a public thing, as lawyers for the dealership would be all over BMW for that.

You guys are correct to demand blood from the dealership...but BMWNA is not going to open themselves up for this one. They can only sanction the dealer or pull the dealership entirely.
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I am confused as to this thread of thinking: BMWNA had NOTHING to do with this incident. This is all on a dealer level, not beyond. Now; had the car a major manufacturing defect and BMWNA had not stepped up to solve it, then yeah, I would hop on this bandwagon. However, the only recourse BMWNA could possibly have in this instance is to reprimand the dealer and cut off the supply of cars to show their disdain for hurting the BMW name. If they did that, I doubt highly they would make it a public thing, as lawyers for the dealership would be all over BMW for that.

You guys are correct to demand blood from the dealership...but BMWNA is not going to open themselves up for this one. They can only sanction the dealer or pull the dealership entirely.

I am talking from a business perspective that it is a shame BMWNA did not step in and do something about it. If this is as viral as it seems to be BMWNA will lose a lot of customers even if it was the BMW dealers fault. I am not demanding blood, I am talking good business. BMWNA has record sales this year, but can't fork over a new M5? They will lose more money by not taking care of it asap and dealing with the dealer than to let this ride out on its own. That is all I am saying.

but you are right BMWNA has nothing to do with it except their name is attached to this dealer by association....

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