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Forum: European Delivery 08-01-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By tarf
Ferragosto is on August 15th and most Italians...

Ferragosto is on August 15th and most Italians take vacation either the week before or the week after (or both) and head for the beach or mountains (few head to cities like Florence or Rome). So for...
Forum: European Delivery 12-12-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By tarf
There are a number of places to see that are not...

There are a number of places to see that are not too far away. Lago di Garda and the towns around it such as Sirmione, Riva del Garda, etc, are great. Verona is not far away.
Bassano del Grappa,...
Forum: European Delivery 12-12-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By tarf
Brief Trip Report Oct. Nov. ED pick up

Sorry for violating the 12 hour compliance rule but better late than never so here are the details.

My wife and I departed Pittsburgh on October 16th on US Airways to Munich (through PHL) and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-08-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By tarf
I think that the residual came down by 7% from...

I think that the residual came down by 7% from last month. If so, the combination of the eco credit and lower residual means that the monthly lease payment is about $10 to $15 less this month...
Forum: European Delivery 10-06-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,006
Posted By tarf
There's a free 30-day trial download for cameras...

There's a free 30-day trial download for cameras that I downloaded into my Garmin (which has Euro maps) for my upcoming trip.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=287&pID=68108
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-12-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By tarf
That's because 4-zone is standard on the...

That's because 4-zone is standard on the activehybrid 5, its not an option. If you don't mind the smaller trunk, you may want to consider the hybrid, the higher residual means that the monthly lease...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-12-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By tarf
Its only available on the activehybrid 5 and as...

Its only available on the activehybrid 5 and as part of the "executive package" on the M5.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-08-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By tarf
I thought that the one pay was a discount off of...

I thought that the one pay was a discount off of the .00145 rate. But when I went to the dealer, I found out that it wasn't. I think that the standard rate is something like .0018 or .0019. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-03-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By tarf
Yes, $61,100 base MSRP for the 2013 activehybrid5...

Yes, $61,100 base MSRP for the 2013 activehybrid5 and $62,400 for the 2013 550i. The 550i has some standard features that are options on the hybrid such as multicontour seats and rear view camera....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-02-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By tarf
Actually, because of the higher residual, a...

Actually, because of the higher residual, a hybrid lease costs just slightly more than a comparably equipped 535 (its about the same lease cost on an ED). I considered it but the smaller trunk and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By tarf
To the extent those punched cars (the cars that...

To the extent those punched cars (the cars that they are referring to in the article) are still on the dealer's lot, you can still buy these cars with the discount (option allowance) through Sept....
Forum: European Delivery 08-15-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By tarf
For base vehicle, take US MSRP times 85.65% to...

For base vehicle, take US MSRP times 85.65% to get approximate ED invoice.
For options take US MSRP times 91% to get approximate ED invoice.
Destination and handling is the same ($895)

Or use...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-15-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,617
Posted By tarf
This article seems to infer that BMW was using...

This article seems to infer that BMW was using "punched cars" to fudge their sales numbers in order to maintain their sales lead over MB.

"Hundreds of BMWs counted as sold in July remain in...
Forum: European Delivery 08-08-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,783
Posted By tarf
Dear Sir / Madam, I recently received a...

Dear Sir / Madam,

I recently received a letter from the cantonal police about exceeding the speed limit on Highway Lausanne - Yverdon, Jura floor, 66.870 km, connecting Crissier - exchanger...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-08-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,307
Posted By tarf
When I was running the numbers on an ED, the...

When I was running the numbers on an ED, the lease rate on a Hybrid 5 came out about the same as a 535i, even though the Hybrid was much more expensive and has a few nicer features. The higher...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-08-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,307
Posted By tarf
You get it only if you get the ActiveHybrid 5

You get it only if you get the ActiveHybrid 5
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-07-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,017
Posted By tarf
See video. Start at about 6:20 for the new nav...

See video. Start at about 6:20 for the new nav description. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6q8JOQxvi8
Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,783
Posted By tarf
Here's a previous thread on the issue. I'm not...

Here's a previous thread on the issue. I'm not sure that you will find a definitive answer as to what to do. http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=467721
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-01-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,040
Posted By tarf
Yes, see the website....

Yes, see the website. http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/vehicles/2012/5/535ixdrivesedan/OfferDetail.aspx?NAModelCode=125D&OfferType=2&regiontypeid=1
Forum: European Delivery 08-01-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By tarf
Aren't the option allowances to clear out the...

Aren't the option allowances to clear out the 2012 models before the 2013 models arrive? I doubt that they apply to the 2013 models.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-01-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,040
Posted By tarf
I see the option allowance on the 2012 528 is at...

I see the option allowance on the 2012 528 is at $2,500. I think that it was $1,500 last month.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,852
Posted By tarf
The Ultimate Drive App was just automatically...

The Ultimate Drive App was just automatically updated on my cell phone. Whereas my voucher code page previously said "valid until July 31st, 2012", it now says "valid until Sept. 30th, 2012" The...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-29-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By tarf
You are correct, it's base of .00145 plus .0003. ...

You are correct, it's base of .00145 plus .0003. The dealer is permitted to mark up the MF by .0004 but that's a separate issue. Are you sure the dealer isn't saying that the ED base rate is .00175...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,769
Posted By tarf
US delivery of 2012 535xi lease with $61,795...

US delivery of 2012 535xi lease with $61,795 MSRP, 55% residual, $750 profit, incentives of $3,500 + $750 + $1,000 (drive for USA or USAA), MSD's, ignore taxes, only lease fee and MSD's up front. ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-28-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By tarf
The money factor of .00145 equates to a .0348...

The money factor of .00145 equates to a .0348 interest rate by multiplying by 24 (or 3.48% by multiplying by 2400). This 24 is 12 months times 2. By taking it times 2, it effectively gives the same...
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