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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-01-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,180
Posted By mclaren
Jon, last year in December weren't there some...

Jon, last year in December weren't there some very strong ( unpublished to the public ) incentives to dealers to sell cars before year end ? BMW wanted to beat MB and needed a big month.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-29-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,245
Posted By mclaren
They don't have to provide a loaner but it hurts...

They don't have to provide a loaner but it hurts them on the CSI survey. I believe they started this because quite a few dealers would deny loaners to people who didn't buy there.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-29-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By mclaren
Remember that in most states if you trade in a...

Remember that in most states if you trade in a car you only pay tax on the difference but if you sell it to CarMax or an individual you would pay tax on the entire amount. This gives dealers a BIG...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-29-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By mclaren
Hi Doc, they are called pull aheads. I think...

Hi Doc, they are called pull aheads. I think there is an excellent chance there will be one either in November or December. Of course that's a guess.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-18-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,385
Posted By mclaren
The 73% residual plus the low cap cost compared...

The 73% residual plus the low cap cost compared to MSRP really crushes the lease payment. With max MSDs or a 1 pay lease it would get even better.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By mclaren
Brock, I sent you a PM.

Brock, I sent you a PM.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By mclaren
Manheim is what the guys I know use plus some...

Manheim is what the guys I know use plus some room in case they have to auction it. I don't know this but I'd bet the delta would be a lot more than 6k.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By mclaren
The way it works is you turn the car in at lease...

The way it works is you turn the car in at lease end then the BMW dealer buys the car from BMWFS at a wholesale price which is almost always significantly less than the residual. The dealer can then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By mclaren
I love it. It's a 2012 997 CPO 6 speed with all...

I love it. It's a 2012 997 CPO 6 speed with all the options I wanted with 10k miles when I bought it. I hadn't bought a used car in many years but after I got this one I wondered why, it's mint....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-17-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By mclaren
Hey Brock, do you remember me ? We exchanged some...

Hey Brock, do you remember me ? We exchanged some emails when I traded my 335is for a new 2013 M3. You had just got the GTS.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-17-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By mclaren
BMWFS never negotiates buyouts since the 2008...

BMWFS never negotiates buyouts since the 2008 crisis but a dealer will which is probably moot in this case. I just did a 2012 E90 on Edmunds with 45k and 100k miles and the difference was $1275 LOL....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-17-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By mclaren
If you're going to drive 25k a year then you...

If you're going to drive 25k a year then you start with a 15k lease and buy the 20k miles. This is cheaper than owning the car and trying to trade it in with 50k miles. That's the point.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By mclaren
I had a 2011 335is and it is a great car, one of...

I had a 2011 335is and it is a great car, one of my favorite BMWs. The twin turbo N54 had no noticeable turbo lag and the HPFP problem seemed to be solved.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-16-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By mclaren
The best lease deals are so called "brass hat"...

The best lease deals are so called "brass hat" cars. These are cars driven by BMW executives or employees for maybe 5k to 10k miles and are then auctioned off at BMW dealer only auctions. Some BMW...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-16-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By mclaren
If you're not sure how much you will drive get a...

If you're not sure how much you will drive get a 10k lease with the 3% higher residual than a 15k lease. Being able to buy miles for 16 cents is a great bargain. I believe you have to do it when...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-16-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By mclaren
I've leased a lot of BMWs and when the lease was...

I've leased a lot of BMWs and when the lease was up just turned the car in and got a new one. I've never done a pre-inspection and I've never been charged a penny. I'm not recommending anything just...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 14,385
Posted By mclaren
Last year in December BMW wanted to move cars so...

Last year in December BMW wanted to move cars so they gave the dealers strong incentives, it is likely they will do that again. The problem is if you are not tight with a sales manager or two you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By mclaren
The lowest mf allowed is .00005 so if you did 7...

The lowest mf allowed is .00005 so if you did 7 MSDs with a base of .0009 you would have a mf of .00041 which is ok.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-13-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By mclaren
If the base rate was .0005 you could have done 6...

If the base rate was .0005 you could have done 6 MSDs for a rate of .00008.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By mclaren
That's good news to me because I like one pay...

That's good news to me because I like one pay leases but the one I have now on my wife's 328i had the previous rules as I stated which meant it wasn't as good as a regular lease with MSDs. I know the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-11-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,478
Posted By mclaren
The one pay lease is a .0008 reduction in the...

The one pay lease is a .0008 reduction in the non-subsidized money factor which is more than the .00129 subsidized money factor. It is probably something like .0018, it will be less expensive to do...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-11-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By mclaren
I think you need the tech package to have...

I think you need the tech package to have Bluetooth audio but you can also do it with a ViseeO Tune2air WMA1000 which can be purchased on amazon.com for $89. Some friends and I are using it for cars...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-02-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By mclaren
He had a 36 month lease on a 2012 RX350 with MSRP...

He had a 36 month lease on a 2012 RX350 with MSRP of about 46k and 23k miles. He was 19 months into the lease. They called him and offered a 2015 RX350 with MSRP of about 48k and same lease payment....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By mclaren
Believe it or not my son got a 17 month pull...

Believe it or not my son got a 17 month pull ahead from Lexus.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-02-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,162
Posted By mclaren
There is no longer any difference in price to the...

There is no longer any difference in price to the dealer if he sells it back to the original lessee or someone else.


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