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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By TXPearl
Why don't you find the dealer that has this...

Why don't you find the dealer that has this vehicle in stock. Search cars.com, or if you have the VIN, search for that.

That will at least simplify the process some.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-22-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By TXPearl
Given that this is solely a MF issue, seems worth...

Given that this is solely a MF issue, seems worth it to take a shot at your local dealers and try to make the deal work (assuming they have the exact vehicle you want). Since you can't do PCD, that...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-21-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By TXPearl
Both quotes show $300 sales tax, which I believe...

Both quotes show $300 sales tax, which I believe is the capped flat maximum amount in SC.

OP, the employee discount should be a fixed deal, so not subject to negotiation. The only variable...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-19-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,984
Posted By TXPearl
This is where I'm at on the issue. It's...

This is where I'm at on the issue. It's automatic climate control - if it requires "workarounds" or constant fiddling, it's not really automatic. For that matter, I've never really understood why...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-17-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By TXPearl
...and income level has no impact on credit...

...and income level has no impact on credit score.

A few years back, I got double-billed for some ankle boot that was required for a strained achilles. I explained it to them a few times and...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-14-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By TXPearl
Would be easier/safer to just have it stolen.

Would be easier/safer to just have it stolen.
Forum: Off-Topic 05-09-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By TXPearl
I bought one a few years ago. (Deadbolt) Made by...

I bought one a few years ago. (Deadbolt) Made by Emtek. Nice, and matches my other door hardware.

Powered by 9V battery. I just had to change the battery, but it warns you as the battery charge...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-08-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By TXPearl
So much for automatic climate control. In the TX...

So much for automatic climate control. In the TX summer, just hit Max AC when you get in the car, and return to Auto when you're comfortable.

It is embarrassing that on a $80K SUV, BMW can't...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-07-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By TXPearl
If not a typo, that would be a significant change...

If not a typo, that would be a significant change to Owner's Choice. Up until now, you could walk away with a $350 disposition fee.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-04-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,346
Posted By TXPearl
This is probably the most encouraging post I've...

This is probably the most encouraging post I've seen about the M550i. My first BMW was an E39 2001 540i sport and its been my gold-standard since (in terms of driving feel). I'm now on my 7th BMW...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-03-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By TXPearl
On a lease, agree, but since this is Owner's...

On a lease, agree, but since this is Owner's Choice....



The OP already owns the car.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-30-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,867
Posted By TXPearl
Damage or excessive wear/tear to the vehicle...

Damage or excessive wear/tear to the vehicle should be charged back to the lessee, so that shouldn't be the issue.

As for your examples, it's probably a combination of


the favorable market...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-21-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,659
Posted By TXPearl
Be patient....maybe they'll drop the price...

Be patient....maybe they'll drop the price another $2,500.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-20-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By TXPearl
Do you think it's any better than Waze? Sounds...

Do you think it's any better than Waze? Sounds like the same concept, but there has to be many more Waze users.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-19-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By TXPearl
Technically, not a purchase, just a loan payoff...

Technically, not a purchase, just a loan payoff (or refinance).

Doing some rough math, the used vehicle would have to be north of $60K to make it better to pay residual vs. re-purchase at lower...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-19-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,659
Posted By TXPearl
This^ I'm assuming you (OP) don't have a...

This^

I'm assuming you (OP) don't have a contract with a stated price that you already signed. If not, I'd be operating on the assumption that the deal is their asking price, with tint etc....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-19-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By TXPearl
Posted Speed Limit (PSL)? Counter-measures...

Posted Speed Limit (PSL)?

Counter-measures (CM)?

Radar detectors (RD)?

Someone's going to have to help me with "paid EL".
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-19-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,684
Posted By TXPearl
The problem is you're comparing the most...

The problem is you're comparing the most optimistic purchase scenario to the most pessimistic lease scenario. When you balance those - for a 3 year time horizon - leasing has historically won out...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-18-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,684
Posted By TXPearl
Then you are the perfect candidate for a lease of...

Then you are the perfect candidate for a lease of a high-end BMW. For the cost of the acquisition fee ($925), you get a guaranteed floor on the vehicle's value in 3 years (a floor that historically...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-05-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,455
Posted By TXPearl
People hate the Cowboys because management wants...

People hate the Cowboys because management wants to extract some value from a player's multi-million dollar contract??? No. People hate the Cowboys because they were consistently good for many...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-05-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By TXPearl
You don't think an audio book is a significant...

You don't think an audio book is a significant distraction? What about taking a business phone call via bluetooth (i.e. a call where you are focused on the content of the conversation, not just...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-02-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By TXPearl
Very interesting scenario - too bad you didn't...

Very interesting scenario - too bad you didn't get to test the theory.

You're assuming that the Benz Financial rules don't have some limits on the MF markup bonus in the case where the net MF is...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 03-27-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By TXPearl
M-sport gets staggered tire sizes. NonM doesn't....

M-sport gets staggered tire sizes. NonM doesn't. That could be the difference on the xdrive model - does it have the Msport package?

Edit: to answer your question, yes the Msport package wheels...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-25-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By TXPearl
Historically, OC rates have mirrored lease...

Historically, OC rates have mirrored lease equivalents. If still true, then 5% would exceed the max markup. Maybe they were just throwing out a round number, or maybe the rules have changed.

Odd...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 03-24-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By TXPearl
My experience with a handful of lease returns...

My experience with a handful of lease returns follows JJ's description. The dealer took my lease return as a trade-in, with the payoff being whatever BMW determined the wholesale value to be. The...
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