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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 04:24 PM
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It serves as a stop so that the metal buckle does...

It serves as a stop so that the metal buckle does not slide down too low on the safety belt while it is hanging along B-pillar. It can be adjusted to a convenient height such that the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By namelessman
One thing that's common on the loaners from my...

One thing that's common on the loaners from my service department is the sluggish throttle response, my guess is that most get 87 gasoline. That theory was tested out by filling up with 91(my car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:20 AM
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Posted By namelessman
That's a great deal! :thumbup:

That's a great deal! :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:37 AM
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Posted By namelessman
It may depend on local markets, in our metro area...

It may depend on local markets, in our metro area $6k to $7k off has been feasible for brand new MY15 328i MSRP $50k-$51k since last summer.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By namelessman
That makes sense. Starting last August the local...

That makes sense. Starting last August the local volume dealer has been pushing MY15 328i for $3k below invoice, and that's before any drive event credit nor corporate/BMWCCA credit. For a $50k...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By namelessman
Understood. The point though is that when BMWNA...

Understood. The point though is that when BMWNA competes with dealers(the former selling brand new MY15, the latter selling MY15 loaners with 6k miles), BMWNA usually wins. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By namelessman
The car is a MY15 with around 6k miles. Similar...

The car is a MY15 with around 6k miles. Similar cars brand new were at least 15% off MSRP just 5-6 weeks ago, or almost $7k off. $8k off with 6k miles is not bad, but not spectacular.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2016, 11:29 AM
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Posted By namelessman
How often should F30 ZF 8AT be serviced?

There is a ZF article saying that 6HP needs transmission fluid and filter change every 50-70k miles, how about the 8HP used in F30?
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
Do your local dealers usually provide loaners...

Do your local dealers usually provide loaners during those service visits?

The local trusted indies are very popular, and very busy. Most do not have loaners, but does drop off customers at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
The local service department at times has surplus...

The local service department at times has surplus of loaners, and they will give out loaners even on for walk-ins. The last visit was such an occurrence, there was no 528i loaner, but an i3 was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
Wow that is not good at all. Maybe it was taken...

Wow that is not good at all. Maybe it was taken out for a test drive with the new tires?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
The local loaner fleets are mainly 320i/328i of...

The local loaner fleets are mainly 320i/328i of various configs, and they also give 5 loaners to 5 owners, and maybe X5 loaners to 6 and 7 owners. They usually park the loaners single file alone the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
One of the worst loaner experience around here is...

One of the worst loaner experience around here is overbooked loaners at a specific service department, to the extent that customers(who reserve weeks ahead for loaners) routinely wait for an hour or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
Our metro area has multiple dealers owned by...

Our metro area has multiple dealers owned by different national chains, so they seem to compete somewhat for customers. The loaner fleets are mainly 320i and 328i. So the new AVP probably can shake...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-07-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,961
Posted By namelessman
It would be interesting to see what BMWNA...

It would be interesting to see what BMWNA replaces the 5 of 5 with. How will customer loyalty be measured? The simplest measurement is if the same customer will return(for lease or repeat purchase),...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
Yes our local dealer service experience is pretty...

Yes our local dealer service experience is pretty good too on the F30, but the experience of the old E39 was not that good during warranty, even the E39 went to the same dealer(and same SAs) as the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
It does look like the new AVP will reward volume...

It does look like the new AVP will reward volume leaders instead of service/CSI leaders.

It would not be surprising that these big dealers(like Crevier) are the ones to request changing to 3...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
Another reason for the loaner is that loaner...

Another reason for the loaner is that loaner vehicle participation makes up 10% of the AVP bonus, and sub-par loaner experience very likely will affect CSI scores.

Now that BMWNA is abandoning...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
Do note the new program is 3-year/36k miles, so...

Do note the new program is 3-year/36k miles, so 25k miles for 2 years(50k total) will be affected by the new program.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
It is interesting that many indicates the...

It is interesting that many indicates the loaners, which constitutes 10% of the AVP bonus.

FYI, my recollection of the current AVP(the 5% CSI based "holdback" breakdown is:

1. 40% brand value...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-07-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,961
Posted By namelessman
It looks like the non-issue versus resolution...

It looks like the non-issue versus resolution threshold answer is "No" OR "score of 4 or less", which probably is 5 of 5 scale(so 10 of 10 scale will need 8?). So technically SAs/CAs want to see 9...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-06-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 960
Posted By namelessman
To be specific, a 2-3 year old CPO'ed lease...

To be specific, a 2-3 year old CPO'ed lease return will have 1-2 years left on new-car warranty, and 2 years of CPO after new-car warranty runs out. Also CPO is not 100% the same as new-car warranty.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-06-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,281
Posted By namelessman
Does your F30 service experience influence your next car purchase?

Check this out:

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160118/RETAIL05/301189955/bmw-trims-free-service-adds-dealer-bonus

It looks like the reduction of free maintenance from 4-year/50k to...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-06-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,094
Posted By namelessman
How about 340i M-sport with M performance...

How about 340i M-sport with M performance accessories installed? Allocations are fairly accessible and invoice plus pricing is quite doable.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-06-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By namelessman
Got a i3 loaner last time, it was very...

Got a i3 loaner last time, it was very interesting, but when it was returned at the end of the day it had 3 miles left. It was fully charged at 80 miles(?) in the morning, and my routes probably...
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