What I found strange was that last year on this ng, I read British
participants, it might even have been you, saying the demand for the new
cars was so bad that dealers were heavily discounting them. Yet this article
says last year BMW (GB) saw a 52% increase in sales and that BMW AG implied
the cars were selling themselves so well that certain dealers had become
complacent, neither of which point indicates there wasn't at least solid
demand for the cars (unless all that increase was limited to e53's and
In any case it could be that US dealers will see the face the same scrutiny
in the future. BMW dealerships in the US are nicer than those which sell
domestic models, but many aren't up to Mercedes or Lexus quality...which
really provide a nice buying and servicing experience. Lexus is probably the
best of any full line manufacturer in this country.
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