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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-16-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By LivinSD
I disagree Spartan. This new info completely...

I disagree Spartan. This new info completely changes the dynamics... If he went into the lease upside down $10k, BMW NA and the dealer shouldn't have to eat that. Now it seems like maybe they're...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-16-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By LivinSD
you may want to consult a lemon law attorney. I...

you may want to consult a lemon law attorney. I have 2 quick points based on my own personal past experience with lemon law, assuming your car would qualify:

1. In CA, the miles you pay for are...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-10-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By LivinSD
I still think it's a great deal... you're getting...

I still think it's a great deal... you're getting approx 10% off on a 2015. That's net below invoice, probably by $1,500. I doubt there's any meat left on that bone, and if there is, it's not worth...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By LivinSD
generally on a lease, down payments are bad...

generally on a lease, down payments are bad things. MSD's can be good to buy down the MF.

I've never custom ordered, but I would think that you could put down a deposit if needed, and keep that...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-10-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By LivinSD
why do the $1,500 cap reduction?

why do the $1,500 cap reduction?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-10-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By LivinSD
I didn't do the math either before, but now that...

I didn't do the math either before, but now that I do I get the same $691 base payment that you do. I suspect there's MACO, registration, and/or something else minor that's adding $20 to the base...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-09-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By LivinSD
yes, but don't you also have to account for 8...

yes, but don't you also have to account for 8 SD's? I thought in the MSD program you had to make an initial, then you can make the 7 to buy down the MF. So, shouldn't it be 8x to get the full buy...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-09-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,163
Posted By LivinSD
I sat in one at the UDE a couple weeks back in...

I sat in one at the UDE a couple weeks back in LA. As TTUrederaider said, it is tough to get in and out of, but once in it, it's really cool. One thing I didn't expect on it was the very limited...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By LivinSD
sticky at top of thread is your friend.

sticky at top of thread is your friend.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-30-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By LivinSD
And so that is what's so absurd and lame about...

And so that is what's so absurd and lame about the surveys - They don't deserve a 10, and I'm not looking for compensation. I would like to provide honest feedback without risking a retaliation from...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-30-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By LivinSD
According to the ranking system, a 7 is just...

According to the ranking system, a 7 is just below "outstanding". Of late, I've been ignoring these surveys for all manufacturers because they're such BS.

The dealer wasn't bad, they just weren't...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-30-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By LivinSD
What's the effect of a less that 10 out of 10 score on survey

I just had my car serviced by the dealer, and did not get what I consider to be a 10 out of 10 experience, more like a 6 or 7.

If I give the dealer less than 10, should I expect a less than...
Forum: X4 F26 (On Sale 2014) 09-13-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By LivinSD
First X4 Impressions

Saw one today in the flesh at the Ultimate Driving Event in Arcadia (Los Angeles). Color was white metallic on black interior. M-Sport and lots of options. They didn't let us drive one, but we could...
Forum: European Delivery 08-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,326
Posted By LivinSD
If you do a lease for ED, I take it payments...

If you do a lease for ED, I take it payments start at delivery? And then you make payments while waiting for car's return back to US? Is that right?

I'm reading 10 weeks for delivery to west...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By LivinSD
AGA is a solid shop, and they love cars. They...

AGA is a solid shop, and they love cars. They work on all german cars (VW, Audi, Merc, BMW, Porsche, etc.). I've taken several of my cars to them.

Note however... in my personal experience, AGA...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-31-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,308
Posted By LivinSD
dwlink, thank you! What a great explanation. I...

dwlink, thank you! What a great explanation. I was thinking it was more like the ARS that my 535i has, but it's clearly different.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-31-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,308
Posted By LivinSD
Yep, thanks - didn't mean to be redundant. But...

Yep, thanks - didn't mean to be redundant. But had a dealer tell me something different, that wagons did get a stiffer sport suspension.

What is it that is adaptive? Without DHP, are the modes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-31-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,308
Posted By LivinSD
Another DHP vs. Sport Line Question

Getting more serious about possibly going to F30 / F31.

If you get a sedan w/ sport line, or M Sport, you get a stiffer sport suspension, right? Is that also true on the Wagon?

Conflicting...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-27-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By LivinSD
Dude, with 5 payments left you'd be better off...

Dude, with 5 payments left you'd be better off just keeping the car for 6 months than taking a $2k loss (5 x$375 < $2k), assuming you have a safe place to park it. Although, added insurance cost...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-21-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,879
Posted By LivinSD
R66 is awesome. I've bought it for 3 cars now,...

R66 is awesome. I've bought it for 3 cars now, including my current 535i. Fortunately, haven't had to make a claim yet on the 535i. In the past, my experience has been just as positive as the OP,...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By LivinSD
Check the tax law / implications in CO......

Check the tax law / implications in CO... depending on that, you may do very well selling the car as a private party. Find out the pay off amount on the lease, see what the Edmunds TMV and KBB PP...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-11-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By LivinSD
I think the same in CA. DMV fees are like $350 -...

I think the same in CA. DMV fees are like $350 - $500 car (yeah), and they can't mark them up. But they can charge doc prep fees, and other misc. So here I was thinking, wow, $270 to register a car...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-11-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By LivinSD
I think you meant bank and doc fee, right? DMV...

I think you meant bank and doc fee, right? DMV fee is not profit.

That total seems more realistic, and still seems like a pretty good deal. Just not the smokin' deal it first appeared to be....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-11-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By LivinSD
Based on the info you've provided so far, there's...

Based on the info you've provided so far, there's no way to know if there's more room or not. If you don't understand leases in detail, there's a lot of good resources on the fest and Web so you can...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By LivinSD
That seems like a really great deal, but real not...

That seems like a really great deal, but real not enough details to know for sure. But the car only has 3,678 miles, so you're not going to miss any warranty or maint. Effectively a little over $400...
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