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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-10-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,777
Posted By Bart001
I'm close to closing the deal on a 2014 X1 (to...

I'm close to closing the deal on a 2014 X1 (to lease, 3 yrs 12k/yr).

Edmunds and Truecar both come up with an invoice price of $39,375, but the sales associate says it's $40,225 (which is exactly...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-10-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,777
Posted By Bart001
I've been shopping a 2014 X1, and yes those...

I've been shopping a 2014 X1, and yes those advertised deals are 100% accurate. Just a few points:

1. You do need to read the fine print.
2. In the fine print you see that they are based on a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By Bart001
I'm totally confused -- who stole what and from...

I'm totally confused -- who stole what and from whom?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-04-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,513
Posted By Bart001
I've been driving my 2012 35i for a little over 2...

I've been driving my 2012 35i for a little over 2 years now and the 30d is my leading candidate for a replacement when my lease expires in August 2014. At that time my commute will be 4.7 miles of...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-16-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bart001
I am looking at available E92M's, and living in...

I am looking at available E92M's, and living in New England assumed that I must want the cold weather package. But I see cars with heated seats and not the rest of the cwp, and frankly that's fine...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-16-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Bart001
My X5, around town, doesn't do THAT much better. ...

My X5, around town, doesn't do THAT much better. I filled up near my home last week, reset the gas mileage, and did a commute. Lots of traffic lights and all city streets. 12mpg on the 10 mile...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-16-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Bart001
So you'd go with the OEM all-black wheels? :D

So you'd go with the OEM all-black wheels? :D
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-16-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Bart001
The only time I open the roof is to let some of...

The only time I open the roof is to let some of the hot air out in the summer . . . I'm really not a sun/moonroof user. It offers essentially no utility for me, but almost all of the cars 'around'...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-16-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Bart001
Thank you, NHMan! I'll be away at the time of...

Thank you, NHMan! I'll be away at the time of that event but it sounds like a fun one!

My 22 yr old son said that the CF roof on an Alpine White M3 is not too blingy for me, but he advised I go...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-16-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Bart001
Competition Package and other questions re 2013

Hi All,

I've been silent on Bimmerfest for a few years, enjoying my X5. But I have an "itch" to drive something more FUN and unique, and after considering everything on the market the M3 coupe...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-23-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Bart001
You seem under the misapprehension that the CA...

You seem under the misapprehension that the CA controls the final sales price. He/she does not.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-10-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By Bart001
You don't need a forum sponsor, or any special...

You don't need a forum sponsor, or any special help. Just go talk to your local dealer. They will check with BMW FS and give you a price that is the sum of [what BMW FS will charge them] plus costs...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-30-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,295
Posted By Bart001
You can do the event at one dealer, and use the...

You can do the event at one dealer, and use the credit at another.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-21-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bart001
To the OP -- there simply are some dealers who do...

To the OP -- there simply are some dealers who do not want to do minimal-over-invoice deals, ED deals, etc. You can point out to them until you're blue in the face that 'some deal is better than no...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-18-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By Bart001
I've only used Wagner BMW here in the Boston area...

I've only used Wagner BMW here in the Boston area and have had terrific sales and service experiences, although my long-term sales manager went to Wagner Jaguar a few months ago.

They did an E.D....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-29-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bart001
Who are you doing the ED with here in the Boston...

Who are you doing the ED with here in the Boston area. I have a bit of experience trying to do them here . . . one dealer GREAT . . . one impossible :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By Bart001
I think like you! When I see the Stanley Cup...

I think like you! When I see the Stanley Cup (hockey) trophy, I think to myself, "A cup is made for drinking out of. What a waste of a cup."
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-14-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,093
Posted By Bart001
I believe Jon, and strongly believe that that's...

I believe Jon, and strongly believe that that's why I've never been able to get a demo deal, or a left-over-last-year's-model deal, to work for me.

I'm a $slightly over invoice buyer and suspect...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-14-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By Bart001
The restaurant gift certificate is a fine idea;...

The restaurant gift certificate is a fine idea; I'm sure he'll appreciate it!
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-14-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By Bart001
So the consensus is that the OP should pretty...

So the consensus is that the OP should pretty much "demand" that the dealer make it right and adjust the deal so that his numbers work out to what he negotiated. If the dealer won't, and the OP backs...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-03-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By Bart001
It's not my understanding that the dealer, if...

It's not my understanding that the dealer, if they want to buy the car from BMW FS, pays residual. They pay what BMW FS asks, which will based on current auction values, not the residual that was...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,694
Posted By Bart001
It does, but there's been some great CA -...

It does, but there's been some great CA - customer interactions (none related directly to the OP), and for that I'm grateful!

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-28-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,694
Posted By Bart001
That's a great service, and if I had a long-term...

That's a great service, and if I had a long-term relationship with a CA (mine keep leaving the dealership shortly after I buy . . . maybe that's a sign??) I would call upon him or her for that.
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-28-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,694
Posted By Bart001
I've purchased (or leased) 4 vehicles from Wagner...

I've purchased (or leased) 4 vehicles from Wagner BMW since 2004, and I've outlasted every CA. I got to the point where I was just going directly to the sales manager. Unfortunately, he moved on to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-26-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,229
Posted By Bart001
Well, LATE in the model year, you are taking an...

Well, LATE in the model year, you are taking an even larger depreciation hit the moment you drive off the lot, I think. I think that if the car were to be totaled as you drove it home, you would...
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