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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Today, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By ard
Depends on what Justin is calling a "kit"... ...

Depends on what Justin is calling a "kit"...

given his post:
QUOTE=Justin@NCBMW;8550580]dealer pays for CPO kit, 90% of the time new tires, 25% of the time a new windshield, recon pack is...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Today, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By ard
There absolutely IS a 'real cost' to dealers!!!! ...

There absolutely IS a 'real cost' to dealers!!!!

A car on the lot is $41k- assumed all gussied up, detailed, good tires, etc, read for sale...

Same exact car after being enrolled in the CPO...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By ard
Sweet...Only 4k? Where can I buy? But...

Sweet...Only 4k?

Where can I buy?

But seriously, the poster seems to think a "dinan Stage 2" something or other is $4k. Is he buying a flash for 4k? Or a flash and CAI? Something doesnt...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By ard
CPO kit is probably what BMW charges for a CPO...

CPO kit is probably what BMW charges for a CPO ... And that's proprietary

CPO does not require oil change, filter change or ANY work other than an inspection. If the inspection itself turns up...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Today, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By ard
My grandfather picked up a 1938 ford that had...

My grandfather picked up a 1938 ford that had been unsold for 68 years for only $1. Killer deal, the dealer was FINALLY desperate enough to sell it.


;)
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) Today, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By ard
Wtf is a ds2? Unrelated to an actual S2 I...

Wtf is a ds2?

Unrelated to an actual S2 I assume...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) Today, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By ard
Utter nonsense if you are talking about a dinan...

Utter nonsense if you are talking about a dinan S2


Is there some other BS thing called 'stage 2'???

You are wasting money with dinan... Equal or better product for far less. But many...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By ard
The dealer will list a huge list of all the...

The dealer will list a huge list of all the possible costs- detailing, repairs, rejuvenation, tires, align,ents, blah, blah-blah, blah-blah...

The truth (IMO) is that dealers only select cars to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By ard
Not too many years ago BMWFS would in fact cut a...

Not too many years ago BMWFS would in fact cut a deal with you...

But after intense pressure from their dealership base they implemented a new policy of 'no deals with civilians'.... Thereby...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-25-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By ard
I gave up technical rock climbing, bungee jumps,...

I gave up technical rock climbing, bungee jumps, and bikes when we decided to have a family.

It was a conscious effort/sacrifice I made for my loved ones.

I'd ask that the younger readers...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By ard
OP- Not sure what model sleigh you have or what...

OP- Not sure what model sleigh you have or what dealers in the north pole are looking for...but... dealers get lease return day in and day out. You want them to overlook a ding, a curbed wheel or a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By ard
Warranty????????????

Warranty????????????
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By ard
Hes got some good advice here... a key is knowing...

Hes got some good advice here... a key is knowing what the car is worth- to boht BMWFS via Manheim and to the dealer if they'd sell one off the lot.

Once he has a firm idea of what his car is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By ard
On a theoretical basis perhaps- but BMWFS will...

On a theoretical basis perhaps- but BMWFS will not 'negotiate' a residual. most lease companies wont either. These are set as the best guesstimate of there the value will be in the used market.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 625
Posted By ard
Some comments were good, or at least not...

Some comments were good, or at least not nonsensical.

But based on the experience here, the two I highlighted were the obvious 'tales'.

Michelin Latitude Run Flats- great tire


Edit: still...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By ard
old news ...

old news

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780715&highlight=maintenance+plan+transfer
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 625
Posted By ard
Yeah, but why did you buy a car with bad...

Yeah, but why did you buy a car with bad tires?!??!

Two comments on the video and the 'tire expert:...

"They're Bridgestones...thats a good tire" and


"AWD is pulling all the time- cant...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-25-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,116
Posted By ard
100% agree. The benefit the 'high end...

100% agree.

The benefit the 'high end Japanese' marques had is that they were able to write Distribution Agreements with their franchisees from the ground up- and include this as a requirement.
...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-25-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 616
Posted By ard
Money may not buy happiness...but it CAN buy...

Money may not buy happiness...but it CAN buy square footage, TWO DVRs, and a nanny...

and all that can bring happiness.

;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By ard
That is SUPER. Interesting.... While the BMW...

That is SUPER. Interesting....

While the BMW dealer may need to cooperate in terms of answering BMW's question: "Is the current leasee buying this or someone else? An indy dealer may be able to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By ard
Yes.. its been discussed for years, usually in...

Yes.. its been discussed for years, usually in "ask a dealer".

While there is the 'lease end buyout' that is defined in the lease documents, the other option can sometimes bea better deal.

As I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By ard
OP wants to know how HE can buy HIS car. The...

OP wants to know how HE can buy HIS car.

The process, as has been discussed here, is dealer asks BMWFS for a price- if the dealer likes the price he buys the car. If NOT, then the car heads to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 738
Posted By ard
Great info- OP needs to know the details and not...

Great info- OP needs to know the details and not just "like cars for sale at BMW dealerships"....

One comment: Are you saying this is how you determine (roughly) what BMWFS will charge a dealer? ...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-24-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 27,285
Posted By ard
Speaking of parking...OT but parking related. ...

Speaking of parking...OT but parking related.

Remember Alan Funt and Candid Camera?

My aunt was trying to park in NYC...around the block, multiple times. She finds a spot- just barely big...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By ard
Ummm. Hmmm. Interesting. THx

Ummm. Hmmm. Interesting. THx
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