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      12-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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This may be a bit off topic...but I couldn't think of another place to post this. When service is performed on the M5, what type of loaner are you typically given? When I had my 2009 M3, it was ALWAYS...a 328i (base model...no options). Does BMW adjust what they give you based on the series you're driving? Should I expect a 5 series loaner with my new M5?
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      12-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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328 for my last two visits as well. If you really care, just ask them for an upgrade.
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      12-03-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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328 for my last two visits as well. If you really care, just ask them for an upgrade.
The only reason I really care is the seat...the 328i seats are rock hard...at least from my experience. So I simply have to ask and they'll usually comply with the request? I'll keep that in mind then...thanks for the input.
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Generally a 3 series...
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328 and X3.
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Its always been a base model 328i for me. The one nice thing about driving the loaner for a day or two is that my appreciation for my car increases 10x when i get it back.
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I usuallu get a 3 series. Cant remember getting anything else really.
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      12-03-2012, 08:04 PM   #8
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Its always been a base model 328i for me. The one nice thing about driving the loaner for a day or two is that my appreciation for my car increases 10x when i get it back.
I concur...haven't had to take my M5 in for service yet (only 400 miles on it so far) but I can only imagine how getting into a 328i will feel...lol...had to do it with the M3 all the time...
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Those 328s go for ages on a full tank of gas though.
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      12-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #10
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My dealer usually gives me a 5 series
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      12-03-2012, 11:10 PM   #11
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My dealer here is giving me all kind of cars from: x5 diesel, 335i E93, 328i Wagon, 535i 6spd, to z4.
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      12-03-2012, 11:49 PM   #12
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Those 328s go for ages on a full tank of gas though.
Come on now...M drivers like us don't care about gas mileage

I do like the 21 gallon tank though...vast improvement from my '09 M3's 16 gallon...no more refueling every 3-4 days!
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      12-04-2012, 03:29 AM   #13
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I don't have a M5. But my dealer always gives me loaner cars that's more expensive than mine. I find that odd ....
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      12-04-2012, 07:24 AM   #14
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I have had everything from base level 3series, to a new 535, x3, hell even a few enterprise rentals back when I had my M3. THe dealers I've worked with it's all been what has been available at the time of service.
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They gave me a brand new 535 GT...probably can't give them away at any price.
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328i and 335d. I usually get the 335d if they have one available. Although I did spot a 5 series loaner driving around town recently. Haven't had another loaner since I saw the 5 so I can't confirm that thy also loan 5s on a regular basis.
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      12-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #18
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Just scheduled my 1200 mile break in service and told the SA he better not give me a 328i to drive. He said that was all they have in their loaner inventory! (Not even a 335)
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The trick is to call ahead to reserve a loaner vehicle.
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They provided me a new 550 GT
I would have asked them for an upgrade to a 328i
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