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Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 08-25-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
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, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
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, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
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, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 825
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,562
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, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
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, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
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, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
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, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
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, 05:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,919
Posted By mclaren
I said everybody was happy. ;)

I said everybody was happy. ;)
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 08-01-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By mclaren
Thanks !

Thanks !
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-30-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,919
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,919
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, 06:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,358
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...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-30-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By mclaren
Tire and wheel insurance is insane imo. Big...

Tire and wheel insurance is insane imo. Big dealer profit, big insurance company profit, low probability of a claim and even if you have one or more it's unlikely to cover the cost of the insurance.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-30-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,523
Posted By mclaren
I think safe lease is a bad idea. I have leased...

I think safe lease is a bad idea. I have leased 10 BMWs and never paid a penny for lease end charges. I also have never done a lease end inspection. There is truth in what you say about turning in a...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 07-30-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 579
Posted By mclaren
Is your car a 2014 ? If so I would like to know...

Is your car a 2014 ? If so I would like to know which service bulletins you found out about.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 07-30-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By mclaren
It would be a tough call. I have a 2014 M5...

It would be a tough call. I have a 2014 M5 exactly like the one you described with the carbon fiber trim. My buddy has the E63 AMG which I have driven a few times. If you google E63 amg vs M5...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 07-30-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,200
Posted By mclaren
I like my M5 but coming from a 911 I feel as you...

I like my M5 but coming from a 911 I feel as you do.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 06-11-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By mclaren
That sounds like a great lease price.

That sounds like a great lease price.
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 06-11-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By mclaren
This isn't the same thing but active seats really...

This isn't the same thing but active seats really work for me. I always had low back pain ( except in my 911 ) if I drove quite a while until I got active seats.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 06-01-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By mclaren
Yes, Adrian is an excellent CA.

Yes, Adrian is an excellent CA.
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