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Forum: Off-Topic 02-27-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 331
Posted By TXPearl
This^ The insurer is exposing itself to a...

This^ The insurer is exposing itself to a bad-faith claim.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 02-27-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By TXPearl
Lease. I wouldn't want to touch the...

Lease.

I wouldn't want to touch the depreciation risk on any high end BMW these days. The carrying costs of the lease (acq. fee and relatively light interest charges) are a small price to pay to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-26-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By TXPearl
My guess is they'll read from the contract. The...

My guess is they'll read from the contract. The contract probably doesn't contemplate a 'flex' residual, so it'll be up to interpretation. How it's defined in your OC contract will probably be the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,651
Posted By TXPearl
If you could lease it, maybe.

If you could lease it, maybe.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 02-25-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By TXPearl
No, spacers are not necessary. In fact, they may...

No, spacers are not necessary. In fact, they may reduce clearances. They're purely cosmetic.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 02-24-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By TXPearl
No issues, and I also added spacers. 12.5 in...

No issues, and I also added spacers. 12.5 in front and 15mm in back.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-24-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By TXPearl
Agree, IF you know you're keeping it for the long...

Agree, IF you know you're keeping it for the long term AND IF you can find a quality used model that fits your parameters.

However, if these cars depreciate so fast, then the BMWFS residuals are...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-20-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 415
Posted By TXPearl
Why is engine noise a thrill? If you think...

Why is engine noise a thrill? If you think about it, it's more if a Pavlov's dog phenomenon. (not saying it doesn't work for me)
Forum: Off-Topic 02-20-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 415
Posted By TXPearl
TSLA market cap is now about $27B - already...

TSLA market cap is now about $27B - already stratospheric by any valuation measure. They're going to have to come up with some other type of game changer (maybe battery technology) to warrant that...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-19-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By TXPearl
OC is also offered on all models in some...

OC is also offered on all models in some lease-unfriendly states (like TX) as an alternative to leasing. I did one a few years ago. I seem to recall Gap is already included just like a lease (since...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-19-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By TXPearl
Nothing close to me. The few times I've run...

Nothing close to me. The few times I've run across it while traveling, it's been a specialty shop and it was priced accordingly (like $0.50/gal. higher than normal).

If I do decide to run for...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 02-18-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By TXPearl
I went with Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole...

I went with Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Positions. I can get away with summer tires year-round in Texas.

I considered Michelin Pilot Sports and Conti DWs. The Michelins rate out slightly...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 02-18-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By TXPearl
I did this, but I have the 20" wheels, so...

I did this, but I have the 20" wheels, so 245/40/20 fronts, and 275/35/20 rears.

Huge difference. Not sure how much is attributable to the higher aspect ratio vs. the non-RFTs, but I'm happy. ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-14-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,775
Posted By TXPearl
Having a monthly payment or not is irrelevant to...

Having a monthly payment or not is irrelevant to the comparison, it's the true cost that matters. If you want to lease but don't like having monthly payments, do a one-pay lease (although the terms...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 02-13-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By TXPearl
The light on the dash comes on (and in the HUD),...

The light on the dash comes on (and in the HUD), and it eventually beeps if I get closer to a potential collision. Seems to work, although I don't know that I can say it has actually prevented a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-12-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,775
Posted By TXPearl
Ask the dealer. No guarantee, but dealers I've...

Ask the dealer. No guarantee, but dealers I've worked with have openly shared this with me.

If that doesn't work, find a good estimate of the wholesale value. Should be close enough for your...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,606
Posted By TXPearl
Yep. That's why I take the cash rebate. No...

Yep.

That's why I take the cash rebate. No games, switching cards or blackout dates to figure out. I get enough miles from work travel. I redeem them when, say, I require a last minute trip to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-12-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,775
Posted By TXPearl
The only real differences between buying/leasing...

The only real differences between buying/leasing are the acq. fee (and maybe disp. fee) and interest charges. Some states treat sales tax differently as well.

Is it worth $795 to have a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-10-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,798
Posted By TXPearl
It works just as you described. The trade offset...

It works just as you described. The trade offset is the wholesale value, not the residual value. However, dealer has to be willing to "buy" the car for the wholesale value set by BMWFS, an amount...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-10-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,606
Posted By TXPearl
USAA Preferred Cash Rewards M/C - 1.5% Cash Back...

USAA Preferred Cash Rewards M/C - 1.5% Cash Back on all purchases. No maximum. No annual fee. Clean and Simple.

There are other cards with slightly higher rewards %s in some circumstances, but...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-10-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,248
Posted By TXPearl
...but don't go overboard. There is the add'l...

...but don't go overboard. There is the add'l cost of mounting, disposal fees, taxes, etc. Plus possible shipping costs if using ebay.

May be easier just to turn it in with bald tires and take...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-10-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,180
Posted By TXPearl
Are you able to find out better or more complete...

Are you able to find out better or more complete pricing/leasing information for other brands?

I have access to nothing remotely close to a 'fest board sponsor when I'm shopping for a non-BMW.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 02-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By TXPearl
Doesn't matter - the vehicle recognizes which fob...

Doesn't matter - the vehicle recognizes which fob you're carrying and it uses those settings.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 02-06-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By TXPearl
Could you be using the two different key fobs...

Could you be using the two different key fobs interchangeably? Each has its own settings which could affect the functions you're having issues with.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-05-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,242
Posted By TXPearl
I inadvertently waited almost a month to add my...

I inadvertently waited almost a month to add my last new leased BMW to my insurance policy. The dealership's F&I department didn't make a peep. Maybe it slipped through the cracks or, perhaps,...
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