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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-28-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,265
Posted By dgkfl
What the link does not say is that X1's have the...

What the link does not say is that X1's have the new iDrive. And they don't. Therefore you do not have those features. Neither do I. On the X1. My wife's X5 has the new iDrive and associated...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-24-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By dgkfl
To the OP (nvedia): I see this is your first...

To the OP (nvedia):

I see this is your first post and by the way you are asking your questions I suspect you are not a BMW "insider." There's nothing wrong with the questions you are asking but...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-22-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,331
Posted By dgkfl
My wife and I just turned in a leased 2012 X3 35i...

My wife and I just turned in a leased 2012 X3 35i for a 2015 X5 35d. Long story short, because of changes in options packaging, we would have had to pay almost $10,000 more for a 2015 X3 than our...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-02-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By dgkfl
Two significant things about leasing. First,...

Two significant things about leasing. First, remember it is just an alternative way of financing the car. You should negotiate the purchase price on a lease exactly the same way you would for a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-30-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,274
Posted By dgkfl
My last two BMW lease returns were done with...

My last two BMW lease returns were done with third-party inspection (most recently AutoVin; I don't remember who did the previous one) and both were $0. FWIW.

(I've done a total of 7 lease...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By dgkfl
Money Factor: .0017 - look for .0013 MSRP...

Money Factor: .0017 - look for .0013

MSRP (with a lot of options): $73,050
Acq fee: $925 - look for $725
Dealer Price: $71,000 - look for ~< $68,000 less incentive (prob $1,000) so <$67,000
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By dgkfl
Just an aside: it would be very very surprising...

Just an aside: it would be very very surprising (bordering on impossible) that one tankful of 87 octane would cause any long-term symptoms.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-26-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,009
Posted By dgkfl
Just a point of clarification. My understanding...

Just a point of clarification. My understanding is the ACC Stop and Go and the Driver Assistance perform different frontal collision avoidance functions. Driver Assistance, I believe, uses the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-26-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By dgkfl
Clarification of Black Friday Weekend promotion

I have an ordered X5d sitting at my dealer; I plan to pick it up next week (hoping against logic that there may be an improved December offer). I already have a UDE credit applied to my deal ($1,000...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-12-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,552
Posted By dgkfl
I just hate to see people who are already...

I just hate to see people who are already confused by leasing throw up their hands completely when they see stuff like this.

Let's be clear: a lease payment has exactly two components (ignoring...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By dgkfl
Hyde, I went to the same UDE you did. My X5...

Hyde,

I went to the same UDE you did. My X5 is on its way to the dealer right now. I'm intending to pick it up just before the UDE certificate expires (around 12/5), so I don't know what the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,552
Posted By dgkfl
Squiddie, I understand you are saying is...

Squiddie,

I understand you are saying is that how gap insurance works is in principle the same in a lease or purchase transaction.

But the point is, when you are getting a BMWFS lease, you have...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-05-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By dgkfl
Why would you assume it's based on the FICO...

Why would you assume it's based on the FICO score? The current base rate is .00130, so .00170 is just the maximum dealer mark up of .0004. The OP should negotiate the lease rate down to .0013 if he...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-05-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,856
Posted By dgkfl
I think there are a number of lessons in that...

I think there are a number of lessons in that story. First of all, of course, buying a BMW should be luxury experience from beginning to end, and any dealer that fails to deliver on that is making a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By dgkfl
The app is really nice, but just google "lease...

The app is really nice, but just google "lease calculator" and you'll find any number of them on line.

Or, do it by hand:

Lease Payment = Depreciation Fee + Finance Fee [+ Sales Tax]...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-04-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By dgkfl
Good advice. Will do. Thanks.

Good advice. Will do. Thanks.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-04-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By dgkfl
Definition of "Invoice" price re MACO and Training Fees

I have an X5 diesel being built this week. My lease deal with the dealer (NYC area) is based on $1,000 over "invoice" less the $1000 UDE (in other words, capitalized cost after incentive is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-03-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By dgkfl
My CA just told me, "no 39-month lease deals on...

My CA just told me, "no 39-month lease deals on X5."
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-30-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By dgkfl
I believe you are best off with the cap cost...

I believe you are best off with the cap cost reduction. You do get the full benefit of the $1,000 that way, it is not taxed, and you are not paying interest on it.

1,000/36 kind of implies you...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-21-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,583
Posted By dgkfl
Tax in TX is on the the full purchase price on a...

Tax in TX is on the the full purchase price on a lease, I guess?

56% is correct for October as far as I know. I got $1,050 as a monthly payment assuming you are rolling everything into the lease....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,959
Posted By dgkfl
I'm planning on using the UDE credit plus the...

I'm planning on using the UDE credit plus the BMWCCA rebate on an X5. The BMWCCA rebate is an after-purchase rebate and my understanding was that it could be used on top of any other incentive. ...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-15-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,543
Posted By dgkfl
Since I will be turning my X3 in about 50-60...

Since I will be turning my X3 in about 50-60 days, and Autovin is after me to make an appointment, I find this conversation interesting. I've decided not to let Autovin look at the car for now and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-11-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,606
Posted By dgkfl
From the posted link to the manual, page 113: ...

From the posted link to the manual, page 113:

Collision warning
Depending on how the equipment is equipped, the collision warning system consists of one of the following functions:
- Collision...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-08-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By dgkfl
Easy to show up at UDE and register

For any NY metro area people interested: I ran over to Citi Field a little before Noon today. I was able to walk right up to registration. I was told once I registered and got my badge, I was all...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-08-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,593
Posted By dgkfl
Hah! Just did that a couple of hours ago. The...

Hah! Just did that a couple of hours ago. The freaky part is when you reach the top you can't see the "road".
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