Dave Townsend - Your SoCal BMW Client Advisor



Although I have yet to get a vehicle at this time (life events, job changes, etc.), Dave has been extremely helpful and frank about the whole process.

He replies to emails in a timely manner and gives great advice. I feel fortunate to have someone with his wealth of knowledge in assisting in the purchase of a vehicle and hope to make a deal soon! There needs to be more people out there like him - no wonder he’s won so many awards!


I found Dave through a forum called Leasehackr. Funny enough I had unbeknownst to be leased M-Sport 7 series car from the manager at BMW Murrieta, George, not 8 months earlier!

Dave immediately got to work when I told him my father was in the market for a new BMW X5. We found the terms agreeable, the price was so good that my dad made the 1 hour+ drive from Irvine to take delivery. Truly the best in all of SoCal - trust me, I checked.

Dave made my family feel welcome at the dealership and the paperwork was a breeze. All the numbers matched up and he even got us a better deal than we discussed initially!

I can’t recommend Dave and BMW of Murrieta enough as they’ve shown me time and time again that they put the customer first and provide excellent service from start to finish.


What a great experience!

My story:
I live in New Jersey, and was negotiating a car for my cousin’s wife in NorCal (a challenging enough task). To make it more difficult, the car was a 430i convertible in Orange (which is almost impossible to find), and my cousin had a stringent budget to work with.

The search had been ongoing for probably more than 6 months. I told my cousin multiple times that it’s probably worth giving up, or else to look for a different color completely. However, his wife was really in love with this orange trim, and neither I nor my cousin wanted to disappoint her!

I emailed Dave and gave him all the details. His dealership didn’t carry the car in their stock.

There was ONE car in all of California with the specs we wanted, and Dave emailed me and asked if I wanted it. He gave an incredible deal and was so honest and transparent. He even agreed to ship the car to NorCal for a reasonable fee.

From the time I first emailed him to the time the deal was closed was less than a week. That really is incredible considering the amount of effort it took him to arrange everything.

I have no hesitation in recommending him, and believe he sets the standard for how I want to do deals in the future. Thanks, Dave!


I’ve taken way too long to post this but as of mid-October I am officially a member of the @BMW_Dave fan club.

I ended up doing a deal for a 2019 X3 w/M Sport, Premium, and some other options, a loaner with 2600 miles and I’m very happy given the X3 is BMW’s most popular vehicle. I was able to score a great deal with very desirable options.

So here’s how it played out. In early October I emailed Dave with an offer for the specific vehicle I liked on the lot at Murietta BMW, a loaner. I modeled my offer based on the deal that @Phantomcypher got on his X5. My offer was ~ 19% off MSRP with $500 down in addition to fees. Dave politely said that there was no way the deal I was asking for could be done and that Phantomcypher deal was not going to be easily replicated. I said OK and pursued other options… including briefly working with a recommended broker here on another vehicle. After getting close on the other vehicle but not where I needed to be, I shot Dave a message (approximately 2 weeks later), with an updated offer, this time at 15% off MSRP and with $1500 down plus fees. Not sure if the numbers just worked or the timing was right but I felt good about it. I think the leasehackr score was an 8.8.

I live in San Luis Obispo which is approximately 5 hours or more from Murietta. Dave offered to ship the vehicle for $300 and fedex the paperwork, so it all could’ve been done remotely and reasonable, and I’m sure it would’ve come off without a hitch. But my wife wanted to go pick it up and we ended up making the trek down the next day and driving back up the coast in separate cars, exchanging to break up the drive and enjoy the new beauty.

So it’s one month tomorrow and couldn’t be happier with the X3 or the purchase. I’d recommend Dave and BMW Murietta to anyone interested in getting a good (maybe great deal) on your next BMW.



I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to Dave Townsend. I contacted him and he gave me a no nonsense bottom line quote. For cross reference I worked with another dealer and it was like pulling teeth to get to where Dave was right from the get.

You want a BMW? He is the most painless way to get one. He’s your guy. Thanks Dave for the good work and how you go about it.