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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By bzcat
LOL at "friends of the family that owns the...

LOL at "friends of the family that owns the dealership" deal with marked up bank fee and selling price above invoice.

I guess we are spoiled in LA with hyper competitive BMW dealers selling cars...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,229
Posted By bzcat
They are probably taking a loss on each unit but...

They are probably taking a loss on each unit but trying to move enough metal to get to the next level of volume bonus from BMW. The volume bonus is usually quite big for a large store like this in...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-11-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By bzcat
It was probably me... I just bought out my wife's...

It was probably me... I just bought out my wife's 335i with a help of a board sponsor here. The car had 2 lease payments left and I was able to buy the car for about $5,000 below payoff amount...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-09-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,850
Posted By bzcat
It's obvious that Jon was selling the car below...

It's obvious that Jon was selling the car below invoice so he couldn't post the breakdown. Asking him now won't do you any good... it is still too low to post. Just email him :)
Forum: General BMW 12-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By bzcat
Nice work! The M stripes looks great on the...

Nice work!

The M stripes looks great on the i3.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-04-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By bzcat
Not really... car does not have to be for sale in...

Not really... car does not have to be for sale in the US.

In order for a car to be eligible for import, it either has to be identical to US model (which Euro spec 328i would not qualify), or it...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By bzcat
You have to modify the car to meet US DOT safety...

You have to modify the car to meet US DOT safety standards (bumpers, reflectors, windshield, airbags, lights etc), and the manufacturer (BMW) has to provide a letter stating your car conforms to EPA...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By bzcat
1. Payoff is not negotiable but you are not...

1. Payoff is not negotiable but you are not paying off the lease ;) You are selling your car to a dealer and then buying it back. Everything is negotiable when you buy a used car.

2. Yes, you do...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-01-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By bzcat
FWD 1-series sedan is coming next year ;) ...

FWD 1-series sedan is coming next year ;)

Dynamically, 2GC will be a very nice car but it will be way too expensive to compete with A3 and CLA based on what we know about 4GC and 6GC pricing vs. 3...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-01-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By bzcat
Call your dealer and ask them to give you a quote...

Call your dealer and ask them to give you a quote on buying out the car. It will be substantially below the contracted RV (assuming your dealer is a straight shooter like fest sponsors).

I just...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-12-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By bzcat
Short answer: yes, that's exactly how it works,...

Short answer: yes, that's exactly how it works, and yes, dealers do this all the time. In fact, you should email one of the board sponsor here and get a quote.

Longer answer: Dealer doesn't really...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By bzcat
The roof on my car makes a soft banging noise...

The roof on my car makes a soft banging noise when closing too but not very loud. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless you are routinely getting roof not latched warning.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-05-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,048
Posted By bzcat
I think this is a very accurate comparison....

I think this is a very accurate comparison. However, the way OP describes his or her driving style and intended use, the DCT is probably overkill.

I test drove both the 335is and 335i when we got...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,410
Posted By bzcat
Well sort of. Car companies are required to have...

Well sort of. Car companies are required to have a warranty reserve on their balance sheet. It's a basic accounting rule for both US GAAP and IFRS. Usually it's an estimate based on % of their...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-03-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,410
Posted By bzcat
No, there is no such thing as "export duty". You...

No, there is no such thing as "export duty". You are thinking of VAT and BMW gets a VAT refund from the German Govt as soon as your ED car leaves the European Union but that's no different than the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 38,146
Posted By bzcat
This is not limited to a BMW. Try pricing a key...

This is not limited to a BMW. Try pricing a key fob from another car brand... they are all at least $200 and requires programming.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By bzcat
I took the front floor mats out of my E90 and put...

I took the front floor mats out of my E90 and put them in my E93 and they fit the same. Identical.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-08-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By bzcat
Insurance is based on how you use your car, not...

Insurance is based on how you use your car, not who owns the car. You will be using it as a private vehicle so there is no reason for that to be an issue.

BMWFS will want you as the applicant...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 10-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By bzcat
The other websites have the details:...

The other websites have the details: http://www.bimmerfile.com/2014/10/03/bmw-announces-plans-performance-center-west-driving-school/
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By bzcat
I just did this 2 weeks ago at AAA. You need to...

I just did this 2 weeks ago at AAA. You need to fill out Form 17 or otherwise DMV cannot assign the personalized plate to your VIN.

You don't need to fill out the box "removed from" in section 4...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,274
Posted By bzcat
You bumped a 2 year old thread so you should also...

You bumped a 2 year old thread so you should also know that $1000 over invoice is "ball park" from 2 years ago.

Much better deal on the X1 now, before rebates.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By bzcat
You are located in Los Angeles and the local...

You are located in Los Angeles and the local market is definitely a buyers market.

No where else in the US has nearly 30 BMW dealers concentrated in a single metro area. If you can't find a good...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-08-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By bzcat
The car is design to start as long as the key is...

The car is design to start as long as the key is within a certain proximity so of course leaving it in the key slot (but not pushing it in) will allow you to start the car. It's no different than...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-08-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By bzcat
Yea, this one is important. In large metro areas...

Yea, this one is important. In large metro areas like Los Angeles, Audi's advertising and training surcharge can be significant. It's part of the invoice price like BMW's MACO charge.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-04-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By bzcat
Well, you don't get smog check at your dealer so...

Well, you don't get smog check at your dealer so not sure what you are asking.

Stock 335d should have no problem passing smog test.
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