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Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-21-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,811
Posted By Arkay402
Unhappy FS: '99 E36 M3 Track Car with Trailex Aluminum Trailer in NJ

As my business and family do not currently allow me the time to enjoy any driving events, I'm forced to put my hobby on hold and put the car and trailer up for sale to stop paying for indoor storage....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-04-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Arkay402
In the end, the rep said it was an error on their...

In the end, the rep said it was an error on their side and that the MF indeed has come down and the deal will be adjusted to reflect the lower number when we pick up the car next week.

So, all's...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-03-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Arkay402
Agreed...I have been and continue to be stoic...

Agreed...I have been and continue to be stoic when dealing with them, will see what happens.

The fact is that BMW is able to deliver custom built X5s so quickly, it would only be a minor...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-03-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Arkay402
I would agree on this sentiment if I got a BETTER...

I would agree on this sentiment if I got a BETTER deal - but I was offered the same deal, so I didn't save money and ergo the motivation wasn't greed.

The dealer that has served me and my family...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-03-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Arkay402
Why do dealers still do this?

Am I being overly sensitive or am I justified in feeling like I am being taken advantage of?

Synopsis:

Ordered an X5 4.8i for my wife on Jan 31st, due to take delivery next week as her current...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-01-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,265
Posted By Arkay402
I'm certainly hoping for an improvement in the...

I'm certainly hoping for an improvement in the numbers as we'll be picking up my wife's X5 4.8i next Thursday - though admittedly, the MF has already declined from .00270 from when we ordered it at...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-26-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By Arkay402
A deal at the end of the month also depends on if...

A deal at the end of the month also depends on if you're ordering a car or taking one out of inventory.

When I leased my E63 last July, the 2008 models were just released and I had one of the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Arkay402
We got the Rear Climate Package purely because it...

We got the Rear Climate Package purely because it came with the rear side window shades - once you have an infant or toddler in the back seat you'll understand the necessity...and this was the only...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Arkay402
Based on updates and pictures from friends and...

Based on updates and pictures from friends and family in Montreal and Ottawa, I think a front mounted plow is a more appropriate standard equipment on Canadian X5s than just the heated seats!
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-25-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By Arkay402
That makes sense, I seem to recall BMW FS lease...

That makes sense, I seem to recall BMW FS lease rates being valid for 60 days normally.

However, does that preclude BMW FS from changing the numbers for April?

We're due to pick up my wife's X5...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Arkay402
Yes, cars here in the U.S. market have more...

Yes, cars here in the U.S. market have more flexible configuration than the Canadian market, likely due to the difference in market sizes. Though I also remember when I lived there that some options...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-19-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,371
Posted By Arkay402
I think an important factor that may be at play...

I think an important factor that may be at play is that BMW Financial Services, while being a part of BMW North America, probably has its own profit & loss mandates in support of the company.
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-17-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,371
Posted By Arkay402
Agreed...money factors (buy rates from...

Agreed...money factors (buy rates from manufacturers) really only change based on demand/supply and the economic climate as determined by the manufacturers, the prime rate/Fed Fund rate fluctuations...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-06-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Arkay402
And just a reminder: if you've been a BMW CCA...

And just a reminder: if you've been a BMW CCA member for at least 12 months, you qualify for a rebate of $1,000-1,500 for a new or CPO'd car.

We'll be getting $1,000 for our X5 when we get it in a...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-06-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Arkay402
See you're in NJ too so maybe my input could...

See you're in NJ too so maybe my input could help.

We ordered our 4.8i about 6 weeks ago for delivery in April (although we've just been told that the vehicle has arrived at the dealer already)...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-27-2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,900
Posted By Arkay402
It is possible under your state's lemon law - but...

It is possible under your state's lemon law - but you'll have to do some research on what constitutes a car being declared a lemon and having the vehicle replaced.

Usually, you will have to have...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-13-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,201
Posted By Arkay402
My wife and I came down to these two cars when...

My wife and I came down to these two cars when deciding what her next car would be after the Lexus.

For her, the decision swung in favour of the X5 purely on the drive - she just liked it better....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-11-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Arkay402
If SUV/SAV functionality is not a consideration,...

If SUV/SAV functionality is not a consideration, then it really is a matter of personal taste.

We need a vehicle that can tow my open trailer with the M3 track car, so it has to be the X5.

But...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-01-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By Arkay402
I admit, the MSRP was pretty high for no Sports...

I admit, the MSRP was pretty high for no Sports Pack - but try building one online at BMWUSA.com, the numbers do add up...and rather quickly!

Wife test drove cars with and without the Sports Pack,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By Arkay402
Ordered an X5 4.8i today - April delivery

Ordered an X5 4.8i today for my wife, April delivery.

Got an okay deal IMHO, nothing spectacular - but it is with the dealer in my local area that we've worked with before so have trust in their...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-21-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,603
Posted By Arkay402
Current build to order lead time?

Wife is considering the 4.8i vs. the ML550 to replace the LX470 when its lease ends in 3 months - wants something smaller to drive day to day and given both are capable of towing my track...
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