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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-23-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By bzcat
So you can claim the $7,500 Federal tax credit if...

So you can claim the $7,500 Federal tax credit if you use Owners Choice instead of conventional lease. I understand this part... frankly, why would anyone lease an i3 rather than use OC?

So what...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-23-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By bzcat
I edited my post... didn't want to be too harsh...

I edited my post... didn't want to be too harsh on you guys :)

It seems to be the recurring theme I read here with Florida buyers. The car dealer lobby must be very powerful in Florida.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By bzcat
$799 doc fee... lol Must be a Florida thing....

$799 doc fee... lol

Must be a Florida thing. Give a board sponsor a chance to make you a better deal. Seems like most people in that part of the country go to Adrian in Atlanta.



He is not...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By bzcat
You have to pay the sales tax monthly on the...

You have to pay the sales tax monthly on the depreciation. You can't prepay it in California.

The only sales tax dealer needs to collect from you is the sales tax on cap reduction.

But you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-19-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By bzcat
You pay sales tax on cap reduction because you...

You pay sales tax on cap reduction because you are "buying" that portion of the car. Another reason why you shouldn't pay any cap reduction on a lease in California.

Put that money towards MSD to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By bzcat
You didn't talk to the right people :rofl: ...

You didn't talk to the right people :rofl:

The residual value is fixed so don't bother calling BMWFS.

You need to find a dealer willing to take your car back off lease and sell it back to you....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-12-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,778
Posted By bzcat
I purchased my E93 335i off lease with a forum...

I purchased my E93 335i off lease with a forum sponsor here in November. I had 2 lease payments left so the total payoff was residual + 2 months depreciation.

I was able to buy the car for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By bzcat
335i stalls while coasting... no fault code and dealer can't reproduce problem

My wife's 335i has this recurring issue where the engine will occasionally stall while coasting down around 15~20 mph. It happened 5 or 6 times over the last couple of month.

When it happens, the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-23-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By bzcat
The color is fine... you'll get used to it. I...

The color is fine... you'll get used to it. I drove around in a red Audi S4 for 7 years... never got a ticket I may add. :rofl:

If they are down to $430 including tax, that means they've...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-21-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By bzcat
Hard to say without knowing the selling price but...

Hard to say without knowing the selling price but $450 including tax means the monthly payment is around $410... not too bad for a car with original MSRP around $64k. If you lease the car new...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-20-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By bzcat
OP... Check out these demos:...

OP... Check out these demos: http://www.pacificbmw.com/commercial-used-inventory/index.htm

Average discount off MSRP on 2014 demo 328i sedan is $10k. Wagon generally would be discounted even...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-14-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By bzcat
There is enough BS going on here that I would...

There is enough BS going on here that I would take my business elsewhere.

But since that you are already pregnant with such a long order lead time, you may have little else recourse unless you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-06-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By bzcat
BMWFS is the owner of the car so it will get the...

BMWFS is the owner of the car so it will get the $7,500. They don't have to give any of it to you :p

But seriously, it's obvious that BMWFS is keeping the difference, probably because they trying...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-06-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By bzcat
Sounds like you need to email Greg Poland at...

Sounds like you need to email Greg Poland at Pacific BMW...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-06-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,744
Posted By bzcat
6 month pull ahead is very generous... I think...

6 month pull ahead is very generous... I think last year was only 3 month?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By bzcat
You are not way off... the difference is BMWFS...

You are not way off... the difference is BMWFS subsidizes the lease with crazy high unrealistic residual values so you are getting the benefit of this hidden incentive in a lease transaction. When...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By bzcat
There is no point buying it at stated residual...

There is no point buying it at stated residual because BMWFS has unrealistically high residual... they subsidize the lease by eating the loss when you turn in the car.

You can however, buy your...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-24-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By bzcat
Yes of course! I forgot that he would need to buy...

Yes of course! I forgot that he would need to buy more miles even with a 15k lease. So the $80k MSRP inflection point is correct. :thumbup:

The point here is that when leasing BMWs with high MSRP...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By bzcat
You can buy miles at 16 cents per mile up to 4...

You can buy miles at 16 cents per mile up to 4 months before your lease expiration.

Doing 10k lease bumps your residual value up by 3% vs. 15k miles.

You can do the math... the curve becomes...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-23-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,006
Posted By bzcat
Depends on your state. In California for example,...

Depends on your state. In California for example, the $1,000 reduction in cap reduction will trigger sales tax so taking the rebate that way increases your drive off. So most people take the rebate...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-23-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,912
Posted By bzcat
Also at over $100k MSRP, there is really no...

Also at over $100k MSRP, there is really no reason to do 15k leases at all. BMWFS doesn't impose a huge premium to buy more miles before lease expiration so given the poor residual, it makes zero...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By bzcat
And this is why you should always lease BMW with...

And this is why you should always lease BMW with the lowest mileage option. BMWFS let you purchase more miles with almost no penalty vs. buying it up front.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By bzcat
LOL at "friends of the family that owns the...

LOL at "friends of the family that owns the dealership" deal with marked up bank fee and selling price above invoice.

I guess we are spoiled in LA with hyper competitive BMW dealers selling cars...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,006
Posted By bzcat
They are probably taking a loss on each unit but...

They are probably taking a loss on each unit but trying to move enough metal to get to the next level of volume bonus from BMW. The volume bonus is usually quite big for a large store like this in...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-11-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By bzcat
It was probably me... I just bought out my wife's...

It was probably me... I just bought out my wife's 335i with a help of a board sponsor here. The car had 2 lease payments left and I was able to buy the car for about $5,000 below payoff amount...
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