Anyone know what I would have to do to start a new BMW dealer?? thanks.
alken said:How close is the nearest existing authorized BMW dealership (to where you want to build)? Established dealerships will fight, and use their leverage with the corporation to prevent you from getting approved.
I'm not trying to diss your attempt, and I hope this works out for you. I just think that someone who is looking for advice on a message board populated (en mass) by very young people on how to go through with such a large undertaking is kind of odd. It's like the old saying - if you have to ask how much, you can't afford it.
My father has been in the auto industry for nearly 30 years, and has worked a little for dealerships, but mainly for the corporations. It takes an established dealership YEARS to take on a new line.
You should be dealing with BMW, NA EXCLUSIVELY, and privately.
Are you talking about Park and Preston Rd?Mpowered said:Its not me trying to put together the dealership. my father is. we are also working to bring in about 500-1000 top executives per year from manufaturing companies that all need new cars, so why not open a dealer for them. we have an established customer base, all i need is the dealer allocation is basically what im trying to say.
The clostest bmw dealer from where I want to build... would have to be like 20 - 25 minutes drive.
there are 3 BMW dealers from dallas, but none in West plano where I want to build the new one.
there is a porsche dealer, lexus dealer, a jaguar dealer , a mercedes dealer, a hummer/saab dealer, and a ferrari dealer opening soon all where i want to put the bmw dealer. All are within a few miles.
I'd take a good hard look at why that dealership is being sold in the 1st place. Usually one that is being sold isn't doing well whether or not that can be seen by the average Joe. This may also mean they don't have the best image in the world.simsima325 said:i think the best way to break into the business would be to purchase a dealership that is already for sale, doesnt have to be BMW really.
then with that credibility under ur belt, u can build and start your own BMW dealership,
Thanks, I think?Bummer said:Does ANYBODY here (except for maybe Alken) have any idea what they are talking about?