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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-14-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
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-Dealer 07-08-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
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 - Current) 07-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,645
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-Dealer 06-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
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 / i8 / ActiveE 05-07-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
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...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-07-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,559
Posted By xofruitcake
A good target is invoice+500-all incentive and...

A good target is invoice+500-all incentive and base money factor for the 5 series. That is assuming you have a lot of BMW dealer around you (e.g. most California market). If you only have one or two...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-06-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,559
Posted By xofruitcake
The only way you get 10-15% discount is BMW...

The only way you get 10-15% discount is BMW provide some combination of spectacular rebate, royalty cash etc. Dealer does not have that much margin to give. There is definitely some meat in your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By xofruitcake
Heh heh, I stand corrected then.. 8-). I guess...

Heh heh, I stand corrected then.. 8-). I guess we are trying to help the wrong guy..
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-03-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,540
Posted By xofruitcake
A lot of jesting in this thread. I think OP asked...

A lot of jesting in this thread. I think OP asked an earnest question and deserve an earnest answer. My 2 cents is that buying/leasing a 2015 in Dec is probably the best bet if cost is an issue. In...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-01-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By xofruitcake
It highly depend on where you are located and how...

It highly depend on where you are located and how many BMW dealers around your shopping radius. In LA or even SF area, I would think invoice - incentive + base money factor is doable. But if you are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-30-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,559
Posted By xofruitcake
I think there are quite a few things to clean up...

I think there are quite a few things to clean up regarding OP shopping questions. Car sales price are local in nature, someone live in California (especially LA area) are going to get any car...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-17-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By xofruitcake
OP, if I were in your situation, I will get the...

OP, if I were in your situation, I will get the cheapest car that you can get away for now. Buy the house that you want and then lease the 54K or more car later if your cash flow allow.

Let's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By xofruitcake
Pricing information are very location sensitive....

Pricing information are very location sensitive. Most of what is suggested here work for area like California where there are a lot of dealers around and competition for customer is hugh. But if you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-25-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By xofruitcake
A car and a deal.. Like most people in the...

A car and a deal.. Like most people in the planet, I have a limited budget and try to get the best car that I can afford. Right now some of the 435 lease that is being posted now is more than what I...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By xofruitcake
My 2013 535 lease will be up this dec and I...

My 2013 535 lease will be up this dec and I thought I may downsize to a 4 gran coupe also but my fear is that the 5's may have a better deal than the newer 4 gran coupe..
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-25-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By xofruitcake
I would say don't worry about it now and wait for...

I would say don't worry about it now and wait for the pre-return inspection. Talk to the inspector about how bad the damage in his view. 99% of time, he can tell you whether BMW will charge you or...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-19-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By xofruitcake
We leased a 14 z4 35is from Steven Creek on...

We leased a 14 z4 35is from Steven Creek on 1/2/14 ( last day of the dec incentive). Originally I was set to get one from a forum sponsor in LA. Because of holiday schedule, I end up has to get it...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 02-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By xofruitcake
We did a back to back test drive between the SLK...

We did a back to back test drive between the SLK 350 and Z4 in late Dec. In general, the SLK350 interior equipment and layout feel more modern to us. The cabin also feel more spacious. Driving-wise,...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,748
Posted By xofruitcake
I am with Greg and other on this one. A good CA...

I am with Greg and other on this one. A good CA is very hard to find and is worth the effort to keep in touch with and buy from. It is like any professional, if you don't expect to benefit from their...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-13-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By xofruitcake
I have great respect with the forum sponsor. The...

I have great respect with the forum sponsor. The couple CA that I have a chance to deal with are very straight forward. But your advice is more than dangerous. CA cannot wipe those mileage off. There...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-13-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By xofruitcake
I think your best bet is to check the used market...

I think your best bet is to check the used market at that point to see if it is cheaper to keep your car (buy it from BMW) or pay the mileage penalty and return the car to BMW. It may be tempting to...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-07-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,045
Posted By xofruitcake
heh heh, and there is point for someone to claim...

heh heh, and there is point for someone to claim that most buyers get 500 over invoice for an X5 now? I didn't bring up the finance until you try to make a point of BMW make a lot of money and can...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-07-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,045
Posted By xofruitcake
BMW make lot of money but not the dealers. Why...

BMW make lot of money but not the dealers. Why would they want to pay trunk money if the car/truck are selling well as in the case of X5???? This is Auto Nation last Q earning statement:
...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,045
Posted By xofruitcake
I just bought a 2014 Z4 for my wife a few days...

I just bought a 2014 Z4 for my wife a few days ago and I did looked into X5 pricing in Dec. I would think that "most get 500 above invoice" is an exaggeration to the nth degree. X5 is one of the...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-06-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By xofruitcake
14 Deep Sea Blue Z4 35IS

Picked up a 14 DSB Z4 35IS in Northern California on 1/2 (last day of the holiday incentive). Dealership was awfully busy, we have to wait 3 hours to get to the finance manager and by the time we...
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