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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By xofruitcake
OP, if I were in your situation, I will get the...

OP, if I were in your situation, I will get the cheapest car that you can get away for now. Buy the house that you want and then lease the 54K or more car later if your cash flow allow.

Let's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By xofruitcake
Pricing information are very location sensitive....

Pricing information are very location sensitive. Most of what is suggested here work for area like California where there are a lot of dealers around and competition for customer is hugh. But if you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-25-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By xofruitcake
A car and a deal.. Like most people in the...

A car and a deal.. Like most people in the planet, I have a limited budget and try to get the best car that I can afford. Right now some of the 435 lease that is being posted now is more than what I...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By xofruitcake
My 2013 535 lease will be up this dec and I...

My 2013 535 lease will be up this dec and I thought I may downsize to a 4 gran coupe also but my fear is that the 5's may have a better deal than the newer 4 gran coupe..
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-25-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By xofruitcake
I would say don't worry about it now and wait for...

I would say don't worry about it now and wait for the pre-return inspection. Talk to the inspector about how bad the damage in his view. 99% of time, he can tell you whether BMW will charge you or...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-19-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By xofruitcake
We leased a 14 z4 35is from Steven Creek on...

We leased a 14 z4 35is from Steven Creek on 1/2/14 ( last day of the dec incentive). Originally I was set to get one from a forum sponsor in LA. Because of holiday schedule, I end up has to get it...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 02-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By xofruitcake
We did a back to back test drive between the SLK...

We did a back to back test drive between the SLK 350 and Z4 in late Dec. In general, the SLK350 interior equipment and layout feel more modern to us. The cabin also feel more spacious. Driving-wise,...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,662
Posted By xofruitcake
I am with Greg and other on this one. A good CA...

I am with Greg and other on this one. A good CA is very hard to find and is worth the effort to keep in touch with and buy from. It is like any professional, if you don't expect to benefit from their...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-13-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By xofruitcake
I have great respect with the forum sponsor. The...

I have great respect with the forum sponsor. The couple CA that I have a chance to deal with are very straight forward. But your advice is more than dangerous. CA cannot wipe those mileage off. There...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-13-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By xofruitcake
I think your best bet is to check the used market...

I think your best bet is to check the used market at that point to see if it is cheaper to keep your car (buy it from BMW) or pay the mileage penalty and return the car to BMW. It may be tempting to...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-07-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By xofruitcake
heh heh, and there is point for someone to claim...

heh heh, and there is point for someone to claim that most buyers get 500 over invoice for an X5 now? I didn't bring up the finance until you try to make a point of BMW make a lot of money and can...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-07-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By xofruitcake
BMW make lot of money but not the dealers. Why...

BMW make lot of money but not the dealers. Why would they want to pay trunk money if the car/truck are selling well as in the case of X5???? This is Auto Nation last Q earning statement:
...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,934
Posted By xofruitcake
I just bought a 2014 Z4 for my wife a few days...

I just bought a 2014 Z4 for my wife a few days ago and I did looked into X5 pricing in Dec. I would think that "most get 500 above invoice" is an exaggeration to the nth degree. X5 is one of the...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-06-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By xofruitcake
14 Deep Sea Blue Z4 35IS

Picked up a 14 DSB Z4 35IS in Northern California on 1/2 (last day of the holiday incentive). Dealership was awfully busy, we have to wait 3 hours to get to the finance manager and by the time we...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-27-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,333
Posted By xofruitcake
No good deal this year?

I got to lease a 65k 2013 535 last December for 610 a month (24 months 12k mi 7msd) with 8+% Ca tax included last year. This year, I did not see anyone posting BMW lease that is approaching that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-17-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,825
Posted By xofruitcake
Car price are driven by local supply and demand....

Car price are driven by local supply and demand. If you have already contacted all the local dealers and not getting the price you want, you need to expand you search to may be northern Florida and...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-26-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By xofruitcake
It is a dealer question instead of a brand...

It is a dealer question instead of a brand question. A lot of time your car is worth more than the lease buyout. So for a dealer to buy you out early actually make them money and the situation has...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-12-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By xofruitcake
Or try to use Autotrader or car.com and find out...

Or try to use Autotrader or car.com and find out what similar 328i is advertises for. Remember those number are what dealers and other private sellers want and not necessary the transaction price. If...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-06-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By xofruitcake
All deals are local in nature depending on local...

All deals are local in nature depending on local demand and supply. The best way to find out is to see out emails to all your local BME dealers within your driving distance. The very best price you...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 06-26-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By xofruitcake
In general, if you have multiple BMW dealerships...

In general, if you have multiple BMW dealerships around where you live, you will get close to invoice. If you only have one dealership around where you live, you will have to pay may be a couple...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-23-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By xofruitcake
I think there are a few fees that you have to...

I think there are a few fees that you have to add.

1) sales tax on Capital cost reduction. If your lease cash is applied to your cap cost, you will have to pay for it. I leased my 535 in Dec with...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-03-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By xofruitcake
getting the best value out of your cars takes a...

getting the best value out of your cars takes a lot of work. If you want to sell it to a private parties, you have to figure out the process with BMW (may be one of the CA on the board can help...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-29-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By xofruitcake
Generally it is best to move and find something...

Generally it is best to move and find something else that you like. Dealer don't really has as much profit as you think they have. Remember they have to pay of the salesman's commission, the back...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-29-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By xofruitcake
I think the problem is that both you and the...

I think the problem is that both you and the dealer are focusing on how to arrive at your number instead of the number itself. It is irrelevant in my book of how you come up with your offer and how...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-14-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 89,998
Posted By xofruitcake
I don't think the comparison between lease and...

I don't think the comparison between lease and buy make any sense at all after the forth or fifth years of ownership. Most of the lease end at most after 48 months. Any comparison after the lease...
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