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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-22-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By xofruitcake
I think a major problem for the 17 I3 now is that...

I think a major problem for the 17 I3 now is that BMW is not actively promoting this car yet. With 16, bmw build way too many I3 and need to clear the inventory, so they throw both incentive and high...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-20-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By xofruitcake
May be BMW will do a bigger push on Rex I3 toward...

May be BMW will do a bigger push on Rex I3 toward the end of the year. Even with the longer range battery in 17 I3, it is still not competitive with Bolt in term of range. A 2017 I3 Rex will have...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-20-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By xofruitcake
If you want to go through the detailed...

If you want to go through the detailed calculation, you need to go through the lease sticky thread in the Ask the dealer forum in this site. In leasing a EV car, the Federal tax credit is included in...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-20-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By xofruitcake
Jayy, can you post the name of the dealer? I am...

Jayy, can you post the name of the dealer? I am in the same boat. My Z4 lease is up in Dec and we are looking for either a 3 or a 5 to replace the Z4 depending on the deal. Your deal look solid. The...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-22-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,274
Posted By xofruitcake
I lived in the greater bay area (East Bay) and...

I lived in the greater bay area (East Bay) and shopped my last 3 BMW in the area. I think the 1250 over invoice price is fair for a 340. Note that there are not that many 340 on dealer's lot now and...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-09-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By xofruitcake
I would take a different route. Start by seeing...

I would take a different route. Start by seeing how much you need to spend to get a 2016 550 with similar equipment (including all credit). Once you established the price for a 2016, then you can...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-15-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,529
Posted By xofruitcake
I think the problem with the spreadsheet is the...

I think the problem with the spreadsheet is the bank interest rate. You use 0.0017 which translate to 4.08% and your bank rate is 0.5%. If your alternative of earning money with your cash is only...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By xofruitcake
East Bay BMW

I lease a 15 328 from East Bay BMW a couple days ago from Jake Ekstrum. He is one of the sales manager there. It took us 4 email exchange to nail down the car (need a dealer swap from Fremont BMW)...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-27-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,174
Posted By xofruitcake
In the lease number they quote, it include DMV,...

In the lease number they quote, it include DMV, tire fee, disposition fee etc. that your purchase will have to include as well. The only fee that is unique to lease is the acquisition cost which is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-27-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,746
Posted By xofruitcake
It makes a lot of sense if you were the GM and...

It makes a lot of sense if you were the GM and had a regular meeting with the owner to go over your profit and loss statement every month. Do you want to show a big loss on a car sitting on you lot...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-20-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,386
Posted By xofruitcake
I would say don't waste another minute on that...

I would say don't waste another minute on that car. Just move on and find yourselves another nice one. What will you do if you find out the CA bought the car herself instead? There is nothing you can...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-20-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,386
Posted By xofruitcake
I think that is the best way to look at leasing a...

I think that is the best way to look at leasing a demo. There is no real need to try to squeeze every penny out of the deal. Saving 150 to 200 bucks a month compare to a new lease is a big deal as...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,622
Posted By xofruitcake
heh heh, I am seriously thinking that you are...

heh heh, I am seriously thinking that you are just yanking everyone's chain. People who has money to buy an M3 has serious money making ability and busy life style. Would they be spending their...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-15-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,386
Posted By xofruitcake
KBB is not a good source for use car information....

KBB is not a good source for use car information. Car price and especially used car price are local in nature. The same car can have a price that is a few thousand dollars off if you move it a few...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By xofruitcake
The real question to ask "how much would a new...

The real question to ask "how much would a new 328 with same equipment cost?". Once you get that answer, you can easily tell how good a deal the service loaner get you. All car transaction are local....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,386
Posted By xofruitcake
Thanks Greg for the offer. I think I will need...

Thanks Greg for the offer. I think I will need to wait until we get closer to Dec to pull the trigger. Demo is definitely on my list of cars to look for now that I understand it a lot more 8-)....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-15-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,386
Posted By xofruitcake
Heh heh, we are terrible. It passed midnight now...

Heh heh, we are terrible. It passed midnight now and we are still here 8-).

I think I get it now. So when I figure out the depreciation portion of the lease, I will add the residual adjustment to...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-14-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,386
Posted By xofruitcake
how does the adjustment for the residual work? So...

how does the adjustment for the residual work? So if the car has 10000 miles already and I want a 2 year 12k miles lease, I would have to pay an extra 10000x0.2=2000 so that I can drive the 24000...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-14-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,386
Posted By xofruitcake
Greg, as an example, if I am interested in a 2014...

Greg, as an example, if I am interested in a 2014 535 on your demo list, would I be using the current 2014 money factor and residual of 2014 535 to calculate the lease payment? And how would the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-04-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,982
Posted By xofruitcake
Most likely a few hundred over invoice + all the...

Most likely a few hundred over invoice + all the rebate BMW throw out if you are in an area with good dealership competition. If you are in a single BMW dealer town, you may have to look outside of...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-14-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,222
Posted By xofruitcake
And why shouldn't people care about fuel economy?...

And why shouldn't people care about fuel economy? Leasing an x5 5.0 can easily cost about $800 to $900 a month payment and the additional fuel cost can easily add 100 to 150 a month in fuel bill. The...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-08-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By xofruitcake
90% of the time! the 3 yrs lease will cost you...

90% of the time! the 3 yrs lease will cost you less monthly payment than 2 yrs lease if the money factor is the same. The depreciation for the 3rd year are generally in the 9-10% range while the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,327
Posted By xofruitcake
Robbieracer, can you talk a little bit more about...

Robbieracer, can you talk a little bit more about your ordering process? Do you find many 535d in the dealerships? Why is the ordering process take 3 months? I thought 8 weeks is about average? I am...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 06-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By xofruitcake
Bay Area dealers.r

I got a 2012 535 in Dec, 12 ( the great 73% 24 month residual lease) from East bay BMW and a 13 z4 on Jan 2, 14 (last day of the dec incentive) from Steven Creek BMW. My 2 cents is that Bay Area...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 05-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By xofruitcake
Can I3 REX be driven in the HOV lane then? That...

Can I3 REX be driven in the HOV lane then? That would make it a very interested purchase as I live in SF area and Bay bridge in the peak hours are terrible and the ability to drive in the HOV lane is...
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