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      01-28-2020, 05:54 PM   #23
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so guys, just making sure do you need to get driver recorder when you order the vehicle in Australia, or can i just add it later through the BMW website??

im going for the 330i with visibility pack
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      01-28-2020, 06:14 PM   #24
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so guys, just making sure do you need to get driver recorder when you order the vehicle in Australia, or can i just add it later through the BMW website??
I asked a dealer about this, and they said it's "better" to do it as part of the build, though obviously you can get it later yourself.

Not sure why. I guess they have a bigger invoice to show if you buy it through them at order time ?

But I suppose if you get it as part of the build, the assumption is it will be working when you pick up your car, as opposed if you buy it later and it doesn't work for some reason, you have to take it in for a check.
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      01-28-2020, 09:54 PM   #25
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Don't forget if you add it to your build you pay LCT on it, while if you add it on later you don't.
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      01-28-2020, 10:16 PM   #26
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Don't forget if you add it to your build you pay LCT on it, while if you add it on later you don't.
True. I didn't seek clarification at the time, but I was told it works out the same on cost. So unless that's a lie (possible!) they might charge different amounts as a build option vs adding through the Connected app store.
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      01-30-2020, 12:04 AM   #27
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Don't forget if you add it to your build you pay LCT on it, while if you add it on later you don't.
Only if total list price (ex on roads) is > $75,526 (for Fuel Efficient cars like 330i).
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      01-30-2020, 01:29 AM   #28
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Don't forget if you add it to your build you pay LCT on it, while if you add it on later you don't.
True. I didn't seek clarification at the time, but I was told it works out the same on cost. So unless that's a lie (possible!) they might charge different amounts as a build option vs adding through the Connected app store.
Yaholez is spot on.

I foolishly spec'd it for my M340i during the build phase and paid LCT and Stamp Duty on it. No one knew and this was before it was available on the ConnectedDrive store so I feel slightly less bad
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      01-30-2020, 02:15 AM   #29
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Yaholez is spot on.

I foolishly spec'd it for my M340i during the build phase and paid LCT and Stamp Duty on it. No one knew and this was before it was available on the ConnectedDrive store so I feel slightly less bad

I just looked at the App Store, it says $429 for unlimited. Any idea how much it cost you as part of the main purchase?
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      01-30-2020, 03:45 AM   #30
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I just looked at the App Store, it says $429 for unlimited. Any idea how much it cost you as part of the main purchase?
BMW Drive Recorder (code 6DR) is $273 ex GST/LCT.

So cost will be $300 inc GST (for Fuel Efficient <= $75,526), else $390 inc GST+LCT (+ stamp duty where applicable).
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I just looked at the App Store, it says $429 for unlimited. Any idea how much it cost you as part of the main purchase?
BMW Drive Recorder (code 6DR) is $273 ex GST/LCT.

So cost will be $300 inc GST (for Fuel Efficient <= $75,526), else $390 inc GST+LCT (+ stamp duty where applicable).
Oh yeah looks like it was only $273 so I guess it's still a bit cheaper selecting it when ordering the car!

Now I feel way better haha!
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      01-30-2020, 07:22 PM   #32
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Oh yeah looks like it was only $273 so I guess it's still a bit cheaper selecting it when ordering the car!

Now I feel way better haha!
I had a feeling they weren’t going to have it cheaper to buy later
I’d be interested to hear if anyone has had the unfortunate experience of it recording because of an incident, to see if it works as advertised.
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      02-02-2020, 08:24 PM   #33
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i was at the dealer today and he confirms its cheaper to include it in the build.
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i was at the dealer today and he confirms its cheaper to include it in the build.
This is good to know!
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