Originally Posted by RVB1019
I hate to sound picky, but I would have made them give it to straight up with out the extra charge. They could have even swapped the headlight out of the old LT.
I know, $1200 is worth the aggravation but still it is your money.
Just my 2 cents.
No offense, but there's one in every crowd. You can't please some people no matter what.
My 2 cents: This is truly the antithesis of the zillions of "they won't do anything about my clutch/fd/slave cylinder etc. etc." stories.
KUDOS TO BMW!!!!
First of all, the guy gets the upgraded headlight.
Secondly, he gets a bike with a higher extrinsic value - it's a year newer so it's worth more that his '06 - and always will be.
Third, he get's another year of warrantee - how much is that worth?
Fourth, he (hopefully) won't be spending most of his days taking time off of work to bring the bike in and pick it up again.
Fifth, he (hopefully) gets more riding time with a bike that's not continually in the shop.
Sixth, the mileage he put on his bike is wiped clean - along with any dings, nicks, scratches, etc.
Lastly (and I'm sure there's more I'll think of later), he gets to sleep nights not worrying about what's going to go wrong the minute the bike goes out of warranty.
I'm not flaming anyone here and you may be a very loved member of the community, but fer cryin' out loud - what do you expect them to do - fly him to Germany and put him in a 5 star hotel and give him use of a 750il ('cuz nothing less will suffice) so he can watch them build it for him?
(don't flame me back - I mean this all in a GOOD way)...