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Old 04-05-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Orlando/Daytone BMW dealers

What's the reputation of the Orlando and Daytona BMW dealer. I hear they're owned by the same person. Anyone have any experience with them?? I'm considering flying down there and buying a new bike from them and don't want any surprises. thanks in advance!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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What's the reputation of the Orlando and Daytona BMW dealer. I hear they're owned by the same person. Anyone have any experience with them?? I'm considering flying down there and buying a new bike from them and don't want any surprises. thanks in advance!!
I've purchased a used BMW from the Daytona dealer, and had service/warranty work done at both. Personally I like the Orlando location a bit more, the admin and shop staff feel better. Orlando might be cheaper to fly into. IMHO either one has very high turnover with their sales staff, but if you know what you want and are confident with the process have at thee!
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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Save yourself a lot of heart ache & general frustration. Fly into Jacksonville, FL & save $$$ & keep your sanity.
I did business through a very cool sales guy, Ken.

I have done business w/ both & will never do business in the two dealerships you mentioned.
Even my wife distrusts these two places.

The new BMW dealer in Jax is very different & the owner is on the floor talking to customers, not hiding in the back office.

The BMW shop in the Tampa area is also a very good dealership.
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Save yourself a lot of heart ache & general frustration. Fly into Jacksonville, FL & save $$$ & keep your sanity.
I did business through a very cool sales guy, Ken.

I have done business w/ both & will never do business in the two dealerships you mentioned.
Even my wife distrusts these two places.

The new BMW dealer in Jax is very different & the owner is on the floor talking to customers, not hiding in the back office.

The BMW shop in the Tampa area is also a very good dealership.
I think I made an assumption that you had already shopped around. If you haven't please do contact the dealerships Wolfgang mentioned, see what you can work out.

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:10 PM   #5
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I wouldn't give 5 cents to Daytona BMW.And yes , he owns Orlando too. Very bad experience and reputation. His techs drove the screws right through the plastic on my brand new RT and when i confronted the owner, he told me to go buy a Honda. BMW of North America called him to try and get him to make good on it and they couldn't . Tampa and Haps in Sarasota have great reputations. Jax. is new but i only hear good things about them. I could also tell you stories the old service dept manager told me that used to work there and quit right after this new owner took over too but I won't even go there.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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I appreciate the info.!! I'll contact Jax tomorrow..
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
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Jax has 3 of the model I'm looking for.. You guys are awesome!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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The search is on

Give a talk to Ken L.
He's an older fellow who has ridden a lot & is sincere in the customer's concerns. NO, Ken is not my brother.

Good luck w/ your search for a BMW in your future.

What are you looking for? Just remembering my search for my GS.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:14 PM   #9
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The new BMW dealer in Jax is very different & the owner is on the floor talking to customers, not hiding in the back office.
This is exactly what I'd look for in a dealership--and it's what the owner of the new BMW shop here in P-cola does as well. Gives ya a Good Feeling to see the owner out on the sales floor talking bikes, and ya realize this guy is not just in the bike business to make money, he's a genuine enthusiast.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #10
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Didn't know Jax has a BMW dealer now, cool beans. Looks like it's right across the street from Adamec HD in the old Chrysler dealership. Might have to swing by at an open house.

Best in your hunt!
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:55 AM   #11
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You may also want to check with Jeff at Gulf Coast in Ft Myers too; great family run shop.

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Old 04-06-2012, 09:38 PM   #12
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All good advice here. Not a BMW guy myself but my friend's uncle is. He's told me all the stories that have been related here. I tried to buy a Ducati from BMW Orlando, their purchase terms were outrageous. I passed on it. Ft. Meyers is a good shop, they had a birthday BBQ a few years back and i mooched a free lunch. Uncle wanted to go because he needed something. They treated him right. So, for the free lunch i mooched, i must give a recommend to the Ft. Meyers shop.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:46 PM   #13
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[QUOTE=donutrider;18387094]What's the reputation of the Orlando and Daytona BMW dealer. I hear they're owned by the same person./QUOTE]

Its bad! They Suck!
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #14
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I think the Orlando BMW store that used to be on OBT moved over to JYP and is now call Magic City Cycles or something like that....anyway...charged me $35 for an air filter...ouch, wont do that again.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:46 PM   #15
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If you are going to fly and ride I wouldn't leave out Gulf coast cycles in Fort Myers. They have been great to deal with.
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