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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,181
Posted By TXPearl
I think the math is more like $8K to simply get...

I think the math is more like $8K to simply get out, or about $2,500 for suspension upgrades.

Then there's the hassle factor. What's your time worth?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-22-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,181
Posted By TXPearl
...or if it happened to get stolen.... In...

...or if it happened to get stolen....


In any case, why all the speculation about the lease payoff? Login to your account on the BMWFS website and get the exact amount. Or call them. Very...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-20-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,492
Posted By TXPearl
The OP states it was an auction deal and, if you...

The OP states it was an auction deal and, if you search the VIN, you can see the Carfax which appears to confirm it was sold at auction.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-20-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,492
Posted By TXPearl
That wasn't my point. I don't care about CPO. ...

That wasn't my point. I don't care about CPO.

You'd think if the car was purchased from auction by Rusnak, it would be offered at their BMW store.

Further, the OP could've asked the dealer to...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-18-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,492
Posted By TXPearl
The dealer in question is part of the Rusnak Auto...

The dealer in question is part of the Rusnak Auto Group - which includes BMW.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 07-18-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By TXPearl
I use the Nav regularly and don't recall seeing...

I use the Nav regularly and don't recall seeing any nav output in the instrument cluster. However, I have HUD, so maybe that overrides any cluster output.

As others have noted, the nav...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-15-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 993
Posted By TXPearl
If that's what you want to do, I wouldn't "try",...

If that's what you want to do, I wouldn't "try", tell them this is how it will be registered. Probably will get pushback/excuses since they won't know the WA rules and will have to do a little more...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-15-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 993
Posted By TXPearl
According to the worksheet you provided before,...

According to the worksheet you provided before, the USAA rebate is used as part of your cash down, not to reduce the net cap cost. There's also a few more bucks getting rolled in.

Just tell the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-15-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,492
Posted By TXPearl
So no one has a definitive answer on this one? ...

So no one has a definitive answer on this one? What did MJBrown tell you? Was there a specific reason to pass?




This still sounds like a plausible explanation. This is the kind of car...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-14-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 993
Posted By TXPearl
For MSDs, they round up to the next $50, so your...

For MSDs, they round up to the next $50, so your deposit is $600 x 7 or $4,200. Or you could make a small cap reduction of about $400 and get your payment below $550

What's $349 in...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-14-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 993
Posted By TXPearl
Not really, although it has the same effect. The...

Not really, although it has the same effect. The sales tax credits are a function of the vehicle sales tax rules in Texas and are ultimately controlled by the owner of the leased vehicles (in your...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-14-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 993
Posted By TXPearl
OP, a few things: 1. Are you trading in a...

OP, a few things:

1. Are you trading in a vehicle? If so, that will reduce the TX sales tax hit.

2. You should at least ask if there are sales tax credits available from BMWFS. Your CA...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 07-14-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By TXPearl
I think that was true for some models (e.g....

I think that was true for some models (e.g. 550i), but not the 6-series.

I just looked up the specs of the 2013 650 and it has the higher HP (445) of the TU engine.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 07-11-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By TXPearl
Search this forum for "runflats", you'll find all...

Search this forum for "runflats", you'll find all sorts of advice on how to improve the ride. It mainly involves switching to non-runflat tires. That's what I did.
...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-03-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By TXPearl
Of course, fatality rate = #fatalities / total...

Of course, fatality rate = #fatalities / total miles driven (usually expressed per 100M miles)



Agree, there's not enough data yet for anything meaningful (so far only 1 autopilot fatality).
...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-02-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By TXPearl
So now what's the fatality rate of...

So now what's the fatality rate of computer-controlled vehicles vs. human-driven cars?
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 06-21-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By TXPearl
Should probably post this in the classified...

Should probably post this in the classified section. These rims should fit a number of different models.
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-16-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By TXPearl
That's why I don't even bother putting the tag on...

That's why I don't even bother putting the tag on the windshield. I just leave it in the console and pull it out for the rare occasion it's needed to get past a gated entrance (e.g. airport...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 06-15-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,825
Posted By TXPearl
I wish they'd offer Android Auto as well.

I wish they'd offer Android Auto as well.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-20-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,922
Posted By TXPearl
Yes, like trading a potential $1,000 cost for a...

Yes, like trading a potential $1,000 cost for a certain $2,500 cost.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-15-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By TXPearl
My understanding (anecdotal, but makes sense...

My understanding (anecdotal, but makes sense given the sales tax rules) is that BMWFS makes the sales tax credits available as needed to support sales of certain models. Then the dealership can use...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-13-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By TXPearl
One clarification: you can reduce your sales tax...

One clarification: you can reduce your sales tax amount going into a lease if you are trading a vehicle (and you can extract any equity on the trade if you don't want it to be used as a cap...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-09-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By TXPearl
Are the buyers aware of the condo plans next door?

Are the buyers aware of the condo plans next door?
Forum: Off-Topic 04-28-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,068
Posted By TXPearl
Uber clarifies it stance on tipping.... ...

Uber clarifies it stance on tipping....

https://medium.com/@UberPubPolicy/our-approach-to-tipping-aa0074c0fddc#.1segaxo8d

...which seems to confirm my understanding, which was "....tipping is...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 04-14-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By TXPearl
The Michelins are nice and top rated, but for...

The Michelins are nice and top rated, but for quite a bit less money, you get a very nice set of Continental or Bridgestone non-runflats. I went with the Bridgestones and they've been great...
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