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Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 02-01-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By mclaren
Here is why you should lease an M5

A friend ran the Manheim on 2014 M5.

Search: Select Country: US

Year: 2014 Select Region: National

Make: B M W Seasonal Adjustment: No

Model: M SERIES
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-29-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By mclaren
It took a while for my son's BMWFS account to get...

It took a while for my son's BMWFS account to get updated when he did a pull ahead. Eventually the final numbers reflected that they paid the last 3 payments. It might have been a month or so.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 11-29-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By mclaren
I've had no issues with mine and do use it...

I've had no issues with mine and do use it occasionally because it is the best sound source for the B&O.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-21-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By mclaren
This.

This.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-21-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,352
Posted By mclaren
The S550 ain't a bad choice. Having said that,...

The S550 ain't a bad choice. Having said that, leasing BMWs is all about timing. For example my 2014 M5 which I leased on 12/8/14 was MSRP $124,385 and my 36 month 10k lease is $1168.23 plus tax a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-21-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By mclaren
I think they are going to hire more. The GM at my...

I think they are going to hire more. The GM at my BMW dealership told me he wants about 1 to 1 to sales people. I'd go apply at as many dealerships as is convenient. The op sounds like he has BMW...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-14-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,274
Posted By mclaren
These CSI surveys are a big deal to the...

These CSI surveys are a big deal to the dealership and the CA because the dealership gets a percentage of sales based on CSI and volume and the CA gets a bonus based on them. The bottom line is they...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-14-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,821
Posted By mclaren
There was a time when a dealer had to pay more...

There was a time when a dealer had to pay more for a car coming off lease if he was selling it to the person who was currently leasing the car but that changed about a year ago. So the $2500 is BS...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 08-25-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By mclaren
Sorry, but when you say active seats are you...

Sorry, but when you say active seats are you talking about the massage in the seat cushion?

Yes.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-25-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By mclaren
I guess it's completely unreasonable for me to...

I guess it's completely unreasonable for me to ask "when is someone going to thank me for the hundreds of thousands I've spent on BMW Cars ? When am I going to get a bottle of wine or a gift card ?"....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-18-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By mclaren
I would go to CarMax and get a free quote then go...

I would go to CarMax and get a free quote then go see Adrian at BMW South Atlanta. Don't mention the CarMax quote, just ask for an appraisal. If they are lower show him the CarMax quote and they will...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-18-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,633
Posted By mclaren
My father sold conveyor systems. He spent...

My father sold conveyor systems. He spent lavishly on gifts for his clients, they spent nothing on him. It is also true that once upon a time car salesmen used to occasionally give a customer a gift...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-08-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By mclaren
Unfortunately there is a lot of BS spewed at car...

Unfortunately there is a lot of BS spewed at car dealerships. Often the person spewing just doesn't know and is incapable of saying "I don't know, let me check on that" so they make up an answer they...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-08-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By mclaren
The CSI surveys are unpopular with everybody and...

The CSI surveys are unpopular with everybody and there was even an article recently in the Roundel about it. My impression is BMW NA has cut way back on the number of people who get a survey. I know...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-08-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,305
Posted By mclaren
Dealers are having a tough time making money and...

Dealers are having a tough time making money and I know my local dealer is trying to go with the .0004 markup on the mf. The GM told me "the retail profit is gone". The internet has allowed people to...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-08-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By mclaren
What he told you is not true. BMWFS will not...

What he told you is not true. BMWFS will not renegotiate the buyout, a dealer may be able to buy the car for less than the residual, in some cases quite a bit less, and sell you your car to you for...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-08-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By mclaren
They aren't according to friends who work at BMW...

They aren't according to friends who work at BMW dealership.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By mclaren
A couple of points. Because of Carfax advertising...

A couple of points. Because of Carfax advertising it's very hard to sell a car that does not have a clean carfax. Also, in most states you only pay sales tax on the difference in the cost between the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By mclaren
No dealer markup. Squeezing the dealers one more...

No dealer markup. Squeezing the dealers one more time. When I bought an MB in 1979 the dealer had 20% markup.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,351
Posted By mclaren
Well not quite. If you are in a lease and want...

Well not quite. If you are in a lease and want out to get a new car and want out NOW you might have to buy out the lease or have a dealer do it to save sales tax. I've done this a couple of times....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-01-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,723
Posted By mclaren
I said everybody was happy. ;)

I said everybody was happy. ;)
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 08-01-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,442
Posted By mclaren
Thanks !

Thanks !
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-30-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,723
Posted By mclaren
The corollary to the above is that because a...

The corollary to the above is that because a customer has no idea what the dealer paid for his "demo" they got a great deal on a lease and the dealer made 10k. Everybody is so happy, especially the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-30-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,723
Posted By mclaren
There are BMW dealer only auctions where dealers...

There are BMW dealer only auctions where dealers can buy so called brass hat cars, these are leasable vehicles that have been driven by BMW employees for a while. It was mentioned earlier $3xx leases...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-30-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,030
Posted By mclaren
After reading the entire thread I would tell them...

After reading the entire thread I would tell them you will sign a new lease with corrections but the drive off and lease payment must be the same as the original lease. In the 1st place it's amazing...
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