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      12-13-2021, 08:03 PM   #1
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2022 M4 Comp xDrive - Individual Grigio Telesto

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Despite 5 months, countless delays, a clueless dipshit of a CA/dealer combo, and a generally whacky market, it's here. Literally only started it to get it on the detailer's truck and off to get PPF, ceramic and tint. I'm still torn between stealth PPF or clear; my outgoing F-Type had stealth and I loved it. It's bittersweet, as I loved that car and there are certain things that this car just cannot replace, but 'onward and upward' as it were. I don't 'mod' cars so aside from maybe an upgrade to the police countermeasures to a full ALP system, the exterior protection stuff and tint is about all I'll do. I'll get a winter wheel/tire package, but I lost the tire lottery so I'll rip through these P-Zeros ASAP.

It was a dumpster fire off the rip with the dealer. New Country BMW in Hartford CT is an embarrassment start to finish. Disorganized, clueless to the whole process, zero communication. From arguing about VIN etch and unitemized "fees" (nitrogen in the tires, lol), to hounding them to get shit in writing, to a general lack of communication, it was a trip, for sure. At no point during the long delays at any stage did they have any info more than Genius, let alone this forum, which should be standard reading for anyone working at a dealer. From patronizing nonsense like "It's just about to get on the boat to make it's way over" (15 days into a 30 day stint in QC), to not knowing anything about the stop sales, it was a comedy of failures.

The car came Saturday and I wanted to stop by and see it, CA says "I'll ask my GSM if it's here"... then couldn't even text me back. The place is the size of my kitchen and you have virtually no inventory...you don't know/can't check if a truck dropped off your customer's car? Found out it was there from another CA randomly through a buddy. I told the CA probably 4-5 times to not remove any of the shipping plastics, and of course they did. The car is a complete mess. Hand prints in dirt on it, etc.

It's actually the second time I ordered an individual car from them...the first deal fell through because they played stupid games with my trade, back in 2017. That was serendipitous, as that's how I ended up with the F-Type. This time I didn't even plan on bothering with the trade...especially after the CA said trade equity had to be applied in full to the new car purchase...which, surprise! He was wrong. I gave them a shot at the appraisal while I already had an offer from another dealer, and all the car buying serivces. I had the MMR report in hand, too. The clown used car manager came up $5k short of another franchised dealer 3 minutes up the road...including the sales tax credit I'd have gotten if I traded. Vroom had a better offer. Whatever. It's a small market BMW dealer in central CT. It's exactly what you'd expect.

Anyway, enough of the rant:

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Ordered 7/5
Changed Color to Indiv. - 7/8
Indiv Accepted - 7/13
Genius reported Week 36 - 7/26
Genius reported Week 39 - 8/11
Scheduled for Production - 9/2
Production Begins - 9/14
Exterior Body Assembly - 9/24
Paint Booth - 9/24
Entering Assembly Line - 9/29
Assembly In Progress - 9/29
Quality check - 9/30
At exit port - 11/5
In Transit - 11/18
At VPC - 11/29
RAM cleared per API - 12/06
Genius Confirms assigned to carrier, but still listed ’At Port’ ETA 12/10 - 12/07
ETA pushed to 12/12 - 12/10
Delivered 12/13

MSRP @ .9% financing
PPF, ceramic over that, ceramic on wheels, and tint - ~$8000 with pickup from dealer in covered trailer.

Obviously will post pics in daylight with a real camera when PPF is done and the car doesn't look like a flood salvage.
Edit: After tint and wash, before PPF






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      12-13-2021, 08:22 PM   #2
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Aggravating ordeal with a great ending. That’s a beautiful color. Enjoy!
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      12-13-2021, 08:34 PM   #3
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Looks great. I personally wouldn't do stealth. I think that color looks amazing as is.
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      12-13-2021, 08:37 PM   #4
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Looks great. I personally wouldn't do stealth. I think that color looks amazing as is.
Yeah that's what I've been thinking.
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      12-13-2021, 08:44 PM   #5
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Definitely worth the wait. Sorry to hear about the headaches. Def avoid stealth.
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Looks really good! Agree with the comments about not doing stealth. Congrats as well!
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GTP is a great choice, congrats.
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      12-14-2021, 12:29 AM   #8
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Omg. Stunning. We need pictures of it clean asap
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      12-14-2021, 12:50 AM   #9
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Fantastic color. Im kicking myself for not ordering GTP or FG (Fashion Gray) Dravit is amazing, but there is just something about these 2 colors, that just get me.
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      12-14-2021, 03:02 AM   #10
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Great colour and spec. I almost ordered that colour but because I was coming out of my Nardo Grey F82 I decided to go down the frozen paint route.
10/10 one of the nicest g82s I've seen.
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Great spec, Sinjen! For future BMWs, I'd suggest working with another dealer; avoiding the aggravation is worth a short drive. FWIW, our M4s were assembled a couple days apart (mine finished assembly 10/1 but sailed through QC).
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This is the only color I thought about ordering if I went individual.
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Congrats mate. I've ordered the same colour on the G80. Great spec! The car and colour looks 🔥

Looking forward to more pics.
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Car looks amazing! I also got my individual car from New Country and my CA was amazing - I would recommend him to anyone.
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Car looks amazing! I also got my individual car from New Country and my CA was amazing - I would recommend him to anyone.
My last two purchases were at Valenti dealerships and it was staggeringly easy.
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Love the colour man!

Its like BG's moody older brother! Dark enough to carry menace but light enough to contrast with the black / carbon trim.

Very nice!
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Love the colour man!

Its like BG's moody older brother! Dark enough to carry menace but light enough to contrast with the black / carbon trim.

Very nice!
Thats a pretty good description.
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Wow you have tags for it already ?
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      12-14-2021, 02:51 PM   #19
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Wow you have tags for it already ?
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I'm going to get 'TELESTO' though I think. Like a true sweaty nerd.
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Did you get them to back down on the etching in the end?
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so many nice grays for the G8X.

need some outdoor pix please
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Did you get them to back down on the etching in the end?
lol yes. VIN etch is optional in the state of CT, regardless if it's already "applied" to the car.
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