I wish I could say better things about the Morristown BMW pre-owned department. The only benefit I can promise is to say that it's in a different area of Morristown than where the new BMWs are being sold. Morristown BMW is supposed to under new management. Sorry to say, the pre-owned people haven't heard about it, yet.
Tonight, I was next door, looking at a Mini. Cold from the rain, I was pointed by the Mini staff to a coffee machine located in the pre-owned section of the regular BMWs. As my cup was filling up from the free "magic" machine, my eye caught a used All-wheel-drive 3 series BMW sedan.
I spoke briefly to the salesperson. Mind you, there were two people in that section, and their showroom was completely vacant of a single customer, save for me.
It was evening, and over a half-an-hour to 45 minutes until closing time. I had just finished testing a Mini. As cute as the roadster is, I still haven't decided whether I wanted something "bigger," and more practical.
The problem was the BMW I saw in the showroom was a stick shift.
The salesman mentioned, not to worry, he had several AWD pre-owned 3 series sedans available.
I asked them about how much they cost. The prices he quoted me for these cars were much higher for used vehicles than I had seen before (like add $1,000-3000 to everyone else's price -- almost new car prices, for near 3 and 4 year-old cars?). He debated with me the difference between a maintenance versus warranty contract (earlier BMWs had a limited maintenance benefit, and if the contract expired, it can't be renewed as with the newer cars -- making the buyer liable for all the oil changes, brake pads, rotors, tune-ups, etc. -- which is okay, I guess if the car was much less than a new one).
You would think I would know the difference between an oil change versus needing an entire transmission replaced, wouldn't anyone? So, why did he tell me that if I bought a car, and I needed a new transmission, the warranty would cover it, and mix up the two? This didn't make too much sense.
He thought he fooled me, right? I finally explained to him what the difference was.
He was nearly laughing at me when:
I asked if I could test-drive one of his xi 3 series models. Get this? He says that the pre-owned department has a rule that customers can not test drive cars when it's raining? I just couldn't figure that out.
I later found out elsewhere that they maybe, just maybe, they don't test drive cars in the rain, except for four-wheel drive cars. Now, what was I asking to try? A four-wheel drive sedan, perchance?
Somebody pays these bozos over there in the pre-owned department to stay open 'till 9pm? Waste of lights and overhead in my humble, rainy day opinion, but I'm just a woman.... and, a shopper looking for her "mystery" car, reporting out pitfalls to potential online customers.
Don't go there, until the dust of the new management shakeup has settled, at the very least.