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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-26-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By xofruitcake
I just leased an 16 328 demo with 25mi on the odo...

I just leased an 16 328 demo with 25mi on the odo and $8000 off from Mike Bushel of Concord BMW this afternoon. The 328 has 51K MSRP and we got it for $43K and buy rate for 36/10 and 7 MSDs. We were...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-22-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
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 I01 (2014 - Current) 09-20-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,570
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 I01 (2014 - Current) 09-20-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
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: 1,283
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: 1,460
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: 1,049
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: 6,006
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: 1,164
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: 2,479
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: 3,242
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: 241
Views: 41,941
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: 241
Views: 41,941
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: 8,919
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: 241
Views: 41,941
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: 924
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: 241
Views: 41,941
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: 241
Views: 41,941
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: 241
Views: 41,941
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: 241
Views: 41,941
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: 4,149
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: 3,452
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: 1,944
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: 4,567
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: 2,701
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...
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