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      11-20-2020, 11:55 PM   #4
Mosaud1998
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Originally Posted by TheDudeMan View Post
I spent 6yrs at a local BMW dealer as an ops manager. For a gearhead, it was the best time of my life. It was stressful as my dealer was a high-volume store and the clientele was definitely not the easiest to please. However, I loved seeing the local BMW product specialist stop by with camoed or pre-released cars, and getting to drive everything under the sun. Especially fun getting to drive trade-ins like Mclarens, Ferraris, Porsches, and even the cheaper stuff I wouldn't regularly get to check out like civic si's focus rs etc.

It definitely makes you appreciate the people and the system. Dealers get allot of flack and allot of times its earned, but working there makes you realize how tough it is and how little control they have. Many of the issues are uneducated clients being unrealistic.

Give it a try if possible, especially if you're a fan of the product.
but working there makes you realize how tough it is and how little control they have. Many of the issues are uneducated clients being unrealistic.


Oh trust me on that, I worked at a Kia dealership for 1.5 year. When Kia introduced the new 2020 Kia Telluride, there were so many people getting frustrated at the sales consultant because their orders were late or not arriving on time. The sales consultants don't have control over what goes on in the factory. At the time the Telluride came out, Kia was giving a $1K rebate to ones that were factory ordered. Later down the line, Kia took that incentive away. So, you basically paid sticker price for the car because no dealers would negotiate the prices on the Telluride since they're very hot right now. That blame came on the sales people. We do not have control over what Kia does. We just sell the product lol.

I might give BMW a try if College remains online.