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      12-29-2014, 06:58 AM   #17
wdeerfield
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Good to see owners will be able to charge at the rate they were sold on now.

side note: about OTA updates, bmw will likely never do it because like most dealerships, they want to inspect the car (even if in for a software update that is covered) to find other things "wrong" with the car that "need immediate correction" so they can continue to make money. Dealerships make a lot of money off their service bay and they will do everything to keep it running. While software updates run overnight, they can also "repair" anything else they deemed wrong.

As for buying direct from a factory, that is being fought right now and tesla is losing in a lot of states. The dealership world has approximately 40,000 dealerships in the US alone. Think of the jobs lost and then where would you have your car serviced? There is a reason they are fighting it. Not only would the dealerships be hurt by it, but all the software that runs those businesses, ADP, R&R, etc.. along with all the third party sites like cars.com, autotrader, carfax, etc..
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