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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-23-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 25,313
Posted By bmw325
Guess they just don't offer quite the same level...

Guess they just don't offer quite the same level of subsidies...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,342
Posted By bmw325
Or a used car salesman

Or a used car salesman
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-13-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,342
Posted By bmw325
Right - leasing provides more certainty on...

Right - leasing provides more certainty on ownership costs. Buying and holding is more variable and can depend on whether the car gets in an accident, resale values, reliability/maintenance costs...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-13-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,342
Posted By bmw325
2.0L Turbo Charged Engine...Perfect Engine for Power and Fuel Economy

Yeah - for those of us who tend to fall in love with our cars a 3 year lease term is too short. But buying and holding for 10 years+ (to make buying cheaper than consecutive leases) is usually too...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 02-09-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,848
Posted By bmw325
Maybe some obscure DOT regulation of something

Maybe some obscure DOT regulation of something
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By bmw325
No it doesn't

No it doesn't
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-01-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By bmw325
Congrats! Wasn't expecting such a happy ending to...

Congrats! Wasn't expecting such a happy ending to this story.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-30-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,644
Posted By bmw325
Yes whenever they switched to NBT

Yes whenever they switched to NBT
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-30-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,644
Posted By bmw325
Provided by a company called inrix. Most of the...

Provided by a company called inrix. Most of the big oems use them
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-27-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 40,319
Posted By bmw325
Yep. Interesting that Audi started it since they...

Yep. Interesting that Audi started it since they were the underdog but it was so popular that BMW, Mercedes and others soon followed. BMW stuck with it the longest it seems. I think Volvo and jaguar...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 01-27-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,091
Posted By bmw325
I'm sure BMW and other oems would love to do just...

I'm sure BMW and other oems would love to do just that and save some space/money.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-27-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 40,319
Posted By bmw325
Actually Audi was the first to offer free...

Actually Audi was the first to offer free maintenance (but no longer do). Remember the "Audi advantage" slogan from the 90s and early aughts?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-20-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By bmw325
Actually prefer the g30 interior but don't love...

Actually prefer the g30 interior but don't love the exterior. The swage line on the side is too fussy and not a fan of the headlights. I do like that the hood goes all the way to the grille now...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-19-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,379
Posted By bmw325
Agree on touch screens not being such a great...

Agree on touch screens not being such a great idea. I think BMW finally caved to the popular notion (and reinforced by journalists) that "if my phone has a touch screen and Tesla had a touch screen...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-12-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,861
Posted By bmw325
2017 Model Year G30 5 Series Sedan Pricing and Ordering guides

Yeah 3rd party leasing companies can be quite the scam. I think we are just talking about BMW FS leases here.

There's no reason to put down any money on a lease and in fact it's not a good idea.
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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-12-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,861
Posted By bmw325
Right there are various break even points...

Right there are various break even points depending on the car and lease particulars. Given a good lease deal on highly specced (more things to break post warranty) BMW and you could likely come out...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-10-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,861
Posted By bmw325
2017 Model Year G30 5 Series Sedan Pricing and Ordering guides

He could have the same level of "freedom" (and depreciation) by buying out the lease and trading it in when his new car is in. But atkeast he has the choice of losing thousands doing that (same as an...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-10-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,861
Posted By bmw325
2017 Model Year G30 5 Series Sedan Pricing and Ordering guides

+1

At least with BMW leases there's very little downside and plenty of upside.

The only slight inconvenience might be if you want to switch brands at the end of your lease for a model that...
Forum: European Delivery 01-09-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,358
Posted By bmw325
Good point - it's cheaper than ever to travel to...

Good point - it's cheaper than ever to travel to Europe now.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-08-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,786
Posted By bmw325
Heated seats?

Heated seats?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-08-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,786
Posted By bmw325
Didn't see that, yes, 677 is HK

Didn't see that, yes, 677 is HK
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-08-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,786
Posted By bmw325
Merino is actually their top leather followed by...

Merino is actually their top leather followed by Nappa then Dakota.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-08-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,786
Posted By bmw325
Congrats! Odd that whoever originally...

Congrats!

Odd that whoever originally specced that car ordered some very high-cost and esoteric options (like rear seat entertainment) but didn't order a stereo upgrade or upgraded leather.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,099
Posted By bmw325
True! I think is 3k on a 3 series right? Or is it...

True! I think is 3k on a 3 series right? Or is it 5k. Can't remember
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-08-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By bmw325
Yeah, as I understand it, cars are aligned at the...

Yeah, as I understand it, cars are aligned at the factory but then strapped down very tightly when shipped over here. Often this screws up the alignment. Apparently, Alfa 4Cs are the worst in this...
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