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Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 04-14-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By TXPearl
I haven't noticed any. The suspension is firm...

I haven't noticed any. The suspension is firm enough so that there is ambient road noise/feedback to perhaps mask a small vibration issue. Not a problem for me, although others have complained of...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-13-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By TXPearl
An in-stock deal can close immediately (a...

An in-stock deal can close immediately (a bird-in-the-hand, if you will). On an ordered car, you maybe put down a deposit, and there's always a risk that the deal falls through before it's delivered.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-13-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,640
Posted By TXPearl
OK, that makes more sense. Unpaid tolls can...

OK, that makes more sense. Unpaid tolls can accrue to a large amount and I'm guessing would ultimately be the responsibility of the registered owner (BMWNA, in the case of a lease).
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 04-13-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By TXPearl
Looks nice. I had the same observation about the...

Looks nice. I had the same observation about the stock setup - just too much overhang on the fenders.

I added spacers (15mm in rear, 12.5 in front) as well. I also increased the profile of the...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 04-08-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,657
Posted By TXPearl
See this thread for an update on what tire setup...

See this thread for an update on what tire setup I ended up with....

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827420&highlight=
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-07-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,640
Posted By TXPearl
That still seems like too long. Assuming you...

That still seems like too long. Assuming you walked away from the drop off with a signed inspection form, what else is there for BMWFS to review or verify, and how long should that take??
Forum: Off-Topic 04-02-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 545
Posted By TXPearl
Hey, that's not bad - about the league average on...

Hey, that's not bad - about the league average on rate of SB wins. :D

(but they should have won 3, right Sportsdad?)
Forum: Off-Topic 03-29-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By TXPearl
Not a "black box", but a system under the control...

Not a "black box", but a system under the control of the owner. Would not be automatically activated.
Forum: Off-Topic 03-29-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By TXPearl
I wouldn't mind having a dash cam. Could come in...

I wouldn't mind having a dash cam. Could come in handy at times -- dispute over a car accident, traffic infraction etc.

However, I prefer an uncluttered dash area, so I wouldn't go for something...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-29-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,640
Posted By TXPearl
Normally, it's the dealer doing the lying. This...

Normally, it's the dealer doing the lying. This situation is more troubling - the entity that actually holds the money and makes the rules is doing the lying.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-28-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,640
Posted By TXPearl
I've never had such a delay. Just looked at my...

I've never had such a delay. Just looked at my account activity and I received, via direct deposit, my last MSD return within 10 days of turn-in.

Something's not right here. The unnecessary...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-25-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,286
Posted By TXPearl
I'm not familiar with the calculator you're...

I'm not familiar with the calculator you're using, but it's labeled as "# Extra Security Deposits", so maybe it's assuming the initial isn't waived, then adding 7 on top of that. 8 x $700 = $5,600.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 03-23-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By TXPearl
Perhaps the thinking is that the taller vehicles...

Perhaps the thinking is that the taller vehicles (X series) need a front camera more than a sedan??

I guess I'd rather have it, all things equal, but I'd still probably rely on the animation as...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 03-20-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By TXPearl
You're right - maybe I don't know what I'm...

You're right - maybe I don't know what I'm missing, but my experience with surround view is that as something gets very close to a camera, the view becomes very distorted. I'd guess the same happens...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-19-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By TXPearl
It doesn't have to be added to the drive offs. ...

It doesn't have to be added to the drive offs. You can capitalize it as well, keeping drive-offs lower -- but you're paying it either way.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-19-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By TXPearl
So did I, however this suggests it's more...

So did I, however this suggests it's more prevalent than we understood....

http://www.kiplinger.com/article/cars/T009-C004-S001-five-myths-about-leasing-a-car.html



Obviously out of date...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-19-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By TXPearl
You can still get the trade-in sales tax credit...

You can still get the trade-in sales tax credit with a lease (at least in TX).

The sales tax issue comes into play if you want to keep the car at lease end. With a lease, you'd be buying it from...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-19-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By TXPearl
Did Illinois stop taxing full cost?

Did Illinois stop taxing full cost?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-17-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By TXPearl
...makes sense, and then this would suggest the...

...makes sense, and then this would suggest the dealer ate another $2,800 in discount in order to honor the payment amount offered in the initial deal. If somehow the dealer just screwed up and...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 03-15-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By TXPearl
That's why I avoid the ACC option. ...

That's why I avoid the ACC option. Understandably, they can't allow too small a following distance and risk an accident. Maybe a useful feature in very light rural traffic, but that's it.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-11-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By TXPearl
Agree, single payment makes little sense these...

Agree, single payment makes little sense these days, unless someone simply doesn't want to mess with monthly payments. (that's what auto pay is for)

But I understand why BMWFS made the change,...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-11-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By TXPearl
Confirmed by a sponsor in Dec. I'm assuming it's...

Confirmed by a sponsor in Dec. I'm assuming it's unchanged since then.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-06-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By TXPearl
The "totaled driving it off the lot scenario" is...

The "totaled driving it off the lot scenario" is actually not a problem - your insurance would have a hard time arguing that you don't deserve another new car. It's the loss about 6-12 months out...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-06-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By TXPearl
It's a little more complicated than this. You...

It's a little more complicated than this. You don't automatically lose the down payment if the car is totaled. However, just as if you purchased the car, you run the risk of losing some or all of...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,193
Posted By TXPearl
The money factor should be 0.00129 and the acq....

The money factor should be 0.00129 and the acq. fee should be $795.

If the dealer offers otherwise, that's a source of add'l profit for them.
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