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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-25-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
Z4

It still looks good after all these years. But are they ever going to revise it? Seems past its expiration date.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,820
Posted By Donjhen
Ask BoltaJames. He could ever afford to buy. ...

Ask BoltaJames. He could ever afford to buy. Just lease 3 series. Now he is banned. Too much fish in the small playground?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,359
Posted By Donjhen
Came from a 2012 F30 to C300

Love the C300. End of Jan 2015 build. Zero problems, no misaligned body panels. Very pleased with the Merc! Interior is a huge improvement over the F30. Gorgeous. Burmeister stereo - better...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-11-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,610
Posted By Donjhen
Suggestion - Do not tell your wife you were...

Suggestion - Do not tell your wife you were pre-warned by members on Bimmerfest that something sounded off!

But now, you're right, it is what it is. Enjoy the car, the drama will pass.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-11-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,610
Posted By Donjhen
It appears the full acquisition fee was added...

It appears the full acquisition fee was added back to the lease? Then a portion of it - $125 - was paid by the $3,000 capital reduction.

I think the deal is "ok", not great (definitely not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-06-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,610
Posted By Donjhen
It looks like the deal has completely changed for...

It looks like the deal has completely changed for you. From a 335 to a 328. A $4,000 capital reduction plus the multiple security deposits.

Did you go back and want to sign the paperwork on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,610
Posted By Donjhen
I hear over and over again not to put any money...

I hear over and over again not to put any money into a lease as a capital reduction. You lose it all should the car get totaled. You should run the numbers without it and bank you money from the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,610
Posted By Donjhen
Residual for 15k miles is 63%

I have to agree.

The March residual is 66% for 10k miles. I must think 67% is for 7.5k miles?

Dear OP - you better make sure how many miles are allowed before you sign - it can't be 15,000...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,957
Posted By Donjhen
The panoramic sunroof is so much better than...

The panoramic sunroof is so much better than BMW's traditional sunroof. No comparison. The stiched Tex dash is also great looking. You can find leather equipped cars on dealer lots. I almost went...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
Great Deal

That looks very close to my deal! Go for it!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-25-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Donjhen
You probably would't had commented if they had...

You probably would't had commented if they had come back with the BMW as the usual winner. Too many reviewers are coming to similar conclusions about BMWs having recently lost some of their driving...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-24-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Donjhen
A lot had to do with the steering feel. In...

A lot had to do with the steering feel.

In our full review of the 2015 C-Class, we praised the car as being "tossable and lithe." We especially liked the steering. Not only was it perfectly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-24-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,901
Posted By Donjhen
C300 Steering

From recent KBB article

Performance

If you think all this luxury came at the expense of any sporting flair, rest assured that the 2015 Mercedes C300 sedan we drove was plenty sporty enough....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-24-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Donjhen
KBB Best Buy C300

In the Luxury Category: Winner C300; Top Finalists Audi A3, Cadillac CTS, BMW F30, Lexus GS.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
Great deal

Yes, you got it right. The acquisition fee was $1095 (yes they add $300 for the finance guy). I was ok with that. And $975 for Prepaid Maintenance (but then residualized to make it a bargain). ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
Lease Copy and MSRP

Edmunds was a starting point. Keep going through the process and your desired car build gets sent out to 5 dealers. Southern California has to be a lot more competitive than Brazil, don't you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-21-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
You whipper snappers! I laid the bait for you to...

You whipper snappers! I laid the bait for you to get defensive about your 320i against a 328i. Damn it, you didn't bite!

Yeah, I'm a manual transmission guy. I have not had an automatic in many...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-21-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
Highway 74 in Palm Desert

I took the C300 up and down the hill today. Some of you must be familiar with it. Switchbacks, not much traffic. I was pleasantly surprised how well it performed! As well as my F30 Sport did. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-21-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
Grand Pa here

I am probably your Grandpa's age! The 320i is a great "starter" BMW. Not wanting to invoke arguments or a battle. I've had many BMW's...Z3, 535i, E46 M3, E90 330i, F30 328i Sport Pkg with Manual...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
The first dealer was Mercedes of Long Beach....

The first dealer was Mercedes of Long Beach. Keyes Motors increased the discount to $8,000. Walters Mercedes matched it and eliminated the commute.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-19-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
I used Edmunds the "no haggle price promise". I...

I used Edmunds the "no haggle price promise". I put in a LA zip code, the configuration of the car I wanted, and within 30 minutes I was contacted by a dealer. It didn't take long to have 3 dealers...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-19-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
I think the Mercedes does have more standard...

I think the Mercedes does have more standard features when comparing entry to mid level equipped cars. Definitely entry level.

But when I compared lease values...there was NO comparison, at least...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-19-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
Gotcha, yes. I wonder if any of either sell...

Gotcha, yes.

I wonder if any of either sell with all that equipment.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-19-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
Price Difference Between Lux Editions - Apx $1,100

Here are the details on comparable cars. The difference is about $1,100 unless I'm missing something?

BMW 328i
Base 37,500
Technology Pkg 3,150
Premium Pkg 3,100
Luxury Line ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-19-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Donjhen
2015 C300 Lease - Comparative Info

I leased a C300 this week. I thought some of you might be interested for comparative purposes.

Model: C300 Rear Wheel Drive

Lease Terms: 36 months, 10k miles per year, Drive Off $900.00
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