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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-11-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,760
Posted By bzcat
LOL :rofl: The color code doesn't translate...

LOL :rofl:

The color code doesn't translate unless you've been to Pacific BMW's showroom. Every car there has a color-coded card hanging from the rear view mirror that tells you the ballpark...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By bzcat
I switched from the OEM Bridgestone S-04...

I switched from the OEM Bridgestone S-04 run-flats to Michelin PSS. I don't track but I do enjoy an occasional rump in the local SoCal canyons. There was a huge difference in ride quality and...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-02-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,077
Posted By bzcat
Optional non-run flat tire with space saver...

Optional non-run flat tire with space saver spare... should be like that across the board on all BMWs
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-12-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By bzcat
Not "most likely". It's "definitely". OP is...

Not "most likely".

It's "definitely". OP is looking for cars that are more than 6 years old :)
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-20-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By bzcat
What car do you have? I find it hard to believe...

What car do you have? I find it hard to believe any regular BMW will have higher market value than stated residual.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-15-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By bzcat
1. As I understand it, the pull ahead program...

1. As I understand it, the pull ahead program doesn't change the dealer wholesale price so they probably won't be that interested in buying it from BMWFS and keeping it. There is no shortage of low...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-15-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,786
Posted By bzcat
OP is looking for an unicorn... M235i manual in...

OP is looking for an unicorn... M235i manual in estoril blue.

In some markets, this is an unsellable car (manual, non-gray scale color), while in certain parts of the country, this car is going...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-30-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By bzcat
First, you are only doing the math on the up side...

First, you are only doing the math on the up side and forgetting the down side. What if he only ends up driving 8,000 miles a year instead of 12,000? Most people over estimate how many miles they...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-30-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By bzcat
Does your state charge sales tax upfront on a...

Does your state charge sales tax upfront on a lease?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-26-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By bzcat
I wouldn't do anything until you are about 3...

I wouldn't do anything until you are about 3 months from lease expiration. No point given BMWFS the extra money now. They make buying extra miles so easy and cheap, it's always better to lease your...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-18-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By bzcat
I doubt any reputable dealer will take your order...

I doubt any reputable dealer will take your order now. There is no order guide out so dealers can't place order. Some unscrupulous dealer will probably take your deposit but that doesn't mean you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-17-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By bzcat
LOL... BMW will just take the extra profit. ...

LOL... BMW will just take the extra profit.

It only works the other way. I remember BMW and Audi both had unscheduled price increases mid year back in the early 2000s when the US$ was falling...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-09-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By bzcat
That big "site sponsors" link on the top of every...

That big "site sponsors" link on the top of every page didn't work for you? :)

http://garage.bimmerfest.com/siteSponsor.php?&action=listsitesponsorindex

I don't know if there is any specific...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-09-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By bzcat
Cap reduction = you are buying a portion of the...

Cap reduction = you are buying a portion of the car

The idea of the lease is so you are NOT buying the car. It's an inherent logical conflict at the contextual level. But if all you care about is...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-23-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By bzcat
So you can claim the $7,500 Federal tax credit if...

So you can claim the $7,500 Federal tax credit if you use Owners Choice instead of conventional lease. I understand this part... frankly, why would anyone lease an i3 rather than use OC?

So what...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-23-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By bzcat
I edited my post... didn't want to be too harsh...

I edited my post... didn't want to be too harsh on you guys :)

It seems to be the recurring theme I read here with Florida buyers. The car dealer lobby must be very powerful in Florida.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-23-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,387
Posted By bzcat
$799 doc fee... lol Must be a Florida thing....

$799 doc fee... lol

Must be a Florida thing. Give a board sponsor a chance to make you a better deal. Seems like most people in that part of the country go to Adrian in Atlanta.



He is not...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-19-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By bzcat
You have to pay the sales tax monthly on the...

You have to pay the sales tax monthly on the depreciation. You can't prepay it in California.

The only sales tax dealer needs to collect from you is the sales tax on cap reduction.

But you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-19-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By bzcat
You pay sales tax on cap reduction because you...

You pay sales tax on cap reduction because you are "buying" that portion of the car. Another reason why you shouldn't pay any cap reduction on a lease in California.

Put that money towards MSD to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-12-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By bzcat
You didn't talk to the right people :rofl: ...

You didn't talk to the right people :rofl:

The residual value is fixed so don't bother calling BMWFS.

You need to find a dealer willing to take your car back off lease and sell it back to you....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-12-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,119
Posted By bzcat
I purchased my E93 335i off lease with a forum...

I purchased my E93 335i off lease with a forum sponsor here in November. I had 2 lease payments left so the total payoff was residual + 2 months depreciation.

I was able to buy the car for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-10-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By bzcat
335i stalls while coasting... no fault code and dealer can't reproduce problem

My wife's 335i has this recurring issue where the engine will occasionally stall while coasting down around 15~20 mph. It happened 5 or 6 times over the last couple of month.

When it happens, the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-23-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By bzcat
The color is fine... you'll get used to it. I...

The color is fine... you'll get used to it. I drove around in a red Audi S4 for 7 years... never got a ticket I may add. :rofl:

If they are down to $430 including tax, that means they've...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-21-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By bzcat
Hard to say without knowing the selling price but...

Hard to say without knowing the selling price but $450 including tax means the monthly payment is around $410... not too bad for a car with original MSRP around $64k. If you lease the car new...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By bzcat
OP... Check out these demos:...

OP... Check out these demos: http://www.pacificbmw.com/commercial-used-inventory/index.htm

Average discount off MSRP on 2014 demo 328i sedan is $10k. Wagon generally would be discounted even...
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