Originally Posted by jphughan
Correct, basic is all you need. Primary benefit of Premier is roadside assistance if you don't have it through BMW anymore (though I've heard the CCA roadside is better than BMW's own anyway). Now all you have to do is wait a full year to buy your next BMW if you want that rebate!
In all seriousness though, one of the biggest perks of CCA membership is the Roundel subscription; it's a great magazine, and definitely not a BMW marketing tool. There's almost as much BMW rant as BMW praise in there, but it's all good stuff.
PLUS you are supposed to get 20% off all parts and merchandise at your dealership. Mine randomly throws in "that part is not able to be discounted", which is primarily tires and things they've got cut so low, they cant discount.