Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Tell Me Again Why I Would Want to Own A BMW....
Hope you enjoy your new HD.
When I went shopping for a new HD in 2000, the local HD dealer had a flat rate of $100 and the local BMW dealer was $60.
Mixed in with a lot of BAD attitude from the local HD dealer, excuses about the paint they scratched fixing my 87 HD, selling me the incorrect parts, not completing all the work I had scheduled to have done and insisting I wait another two weeks for an appointment, telling me that the new HD engines had a lot of reliability issues so I had better buy an extended service contract, etc, I just gave in and agreed that I wasn't the type of person they wanted to own one of their MCs. And, at the time, I had to give them a deposit, and in around 12 months they'd call me if anything similar to what I wanted to buy was due to be shipped to them, they'd give me a call. Of course, it wasn't at a set price--it had to be at whatever price over MSRP they would sell for at that time. If I didn't want whatever came in, somebody else did!
If I didn't buy my LT then I would have fought with Honda dealers for a GW.
I can still remember the fresh young face that cheerfully greeted my wife and I when we rode to a local Honda Dealer to look at a GW--"Yo Dude!"
For some reason, they couldn't have cared any less when I balked at agreeing to buying one before taking one for a test ride.
"He was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena, and the style of a poison toad." H. S. Thompson
Last edited by BecketMa; Oct 16th, 2008 at 5:53 pm.