Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > Ask-A-Dealer

Ask-A-Dealer
Talk to our team of BMW Client Advisors. Get all of your buying/financing/leasing questions answered here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-21-2012, 10:28 PM
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer Jon Shafer is offline
Admin Owner Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,212
Mein Auto: E92 M3 Cp
Ultimate Drive App Expiring 9/31

Unless, of course, it gets extended again...

If you have not already obtained pre-approval from BMWFS, I encourage you to do so now.

The Ultimate Drive App is "lockable", so even though it expires, you are still "covered" with your BMWFS Credit Pre-Approval..

__________________
Order your new BMW Today! BMW SANTA BARBARA jshafer@sbautogroup.com


Serving the BMW Online Community Since 1995 The BIMMERFEST "Internet Special"
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 09-28-2012, 07:05 AM
ledname ledname is offline
Registered User
Location: Connecticut
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 35
Mein Auto: 2010 BMW 335i xDrive
Jon...

Can you clarify the lockable statement? I can't get to a dealer before 9/30...but already have BMWFS credit approved. Does that I would still get the credit? I also got the credit approved for an X3 but will most likely lease an X1...will the credit still work?
__________________
On Order: 2013 X1 2.8i xDrive Valencia Orange / Sand Biege Nevada / ZCW / ZMV / ZLP / 6NR / 655 / 2B3
2011 X3 3.5i / Alipne White / Sand Nevada Leather / Premium / Cold Weather / SAV / Convenience / NAV / BMW Apps / Sirius /
2010 335i xDrive / Montego Blue / Beige Leather / 6MT / Navigation / Premium / Cold / Sirius / iPod / HSW
Retired 2008 X3 3.0 XDrive
Retired 06 330xi
Retired 05 X3
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-28-2012, 08:27 AM
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer Jon Shafer is offline
Admin Owner Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,212
Mein Auto: E92 M3 Cp
Quote:
Originally Posted by ledname View Post
Jon...

Can you clarify the lockable statement? I can't get to a dealer before 9/30...but already have BMWFS credit approved. Does that I would still get the credit? I also got the credit approved for an X3 but will most likely lease an X1...will the credit still work?
You should be fine. The credit lock is tied to you, not a particular model... Just be sure that you have followed all of the steps to get the APP voucher... You MUST have your voucher by close of business Sunday 9/30.
__________________
Order your new BMW Today! BMW SANTA BARBARA jshafer@sbautogroup.com


Serving the BMW Online Community Since 1995 The BIMMERFEST "Internet Special"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-28-2012, 11:00 AM
VK2 VK2 is offline
Registered User
Location: Ellicott City, MD
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
Mein Auto: Acura
I am not a current BMWFS customer but have placed an order in Sep. I have the VIN number as the car is in production and am also pre-approved by BMWFS. Is there a way for me to get this credit?

While I can book a test drive using the App, without linking to a BMWFS account looks like a voucher cannot be created.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-28-2012, 02:14 PM
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer Jon Shafer is offline
Admin Owner Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,212
Mein Auto: E92 M3 Cp
Arrow Yeah baby!

Quote:
Originally Posted by VK2 View Post
I am not a current BMWFS customer but have placed an order in Sep. I have the VIN number as the car is in production and am also pre-approved by BMWFS. Is there a way for me to get this credit?

While I can book a test drive using the App, without linking to a BMWFS account looks like a voucher cannot be created.
Unfortunately not... By definition you are not yet really an existing customer...

GREAT NEWS!! PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: EXTENDED UNTIL 12/31/2012!!!

__________________
Order your new BMW Today! BMW SANTA BARBARA jshafer@sbautogroup.com


Serving the BMW Online Community Since 1995 The BIMMERFEST "Internet Special"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-28-2012, 10:53 PM
dnadrifter dnadrifter is offline
Registered User
Location: SF Bay Area
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 63
Mein Auto: 2004 M3
I am really confused about this. Sorry if it has been covered before.

I am picking up a new car on Sunday and will be financing through BMW. I am not a BMW financial customer yet and don't have an account number to put in the app, yet will be when buying the car. Can I apply for financing online, get an account, and then use that number prior to purchasing the car on Sunday?

Or, I guess a related question is how do I get BMWFS pre-approval as it seems that the first post here implies that I can use the app to get the voucher with that?
__________________
2004 M3, Silver Gray / Blk, 6MT
2013 X5, 35i Sport Activity, Platinum Gray / Blk, AD

Last edited by dnadrifter; 09-28-2012 at 10:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-29-2012, 10:27 AM
Justin@NCBMW Justin@NCBMW is offline
'Fest Sponsor
Location: SoCal
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 872
Mein Auto: MY13 X5 50i
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnadrifter View Post
I am really confused about this. Sorry if it has been covered before.

I am picking up a new car on Sunday and will be financing through BMW. I am not a BMW financial customer yet and don't have an account number to put in the app, yet will be when buying the car. Can I apply for financing online, get an account, and then use that number prior to purchasing the car on Sunday?

Or, I guess a related question is how do I get BMWFS pre-approval as it seems that the first post here implies that I can use the app to get the voucher with that?
You will not qualify for this offer ...sorry
__________________
Justin W.
Lease Portfolio/ED Manager
New Century BMW ~ 7 Time Center of Excellence recipient 2013 PIA winner

1139 W Main St Alhambra, CA 91081

(800) 286-4269 Main Office
(626) 570-8444 ext. 4675


Click here to email me!


M6GC in stock...come by for a look!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-01-2012, 09:35 PM
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer Jon Shafer is offline
Admin Owner Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,212
Mein Auto: E92 M3 Cp
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnadrifter View Post
I am really confused about this. Sorry if it has been covered before.

I am picking up a new car on Sunday and will be financing through BMW. I am not a BMW financial customer yet and don't have an account number to put in the app, yet will be when buying the car. Can I apply for financing online, get an account, and then use that number prior to purchasing the car on Sunday?

Or, I guess a related question is how do I get BMWFS pre-approval as it seems that the first post here implies that I can use the app to get the voucher with that?

It is always wise to get pre-approved regardless. If rates/terms improve, you can utilize them. If residuals decay,
you have a "lock" on the previous month's terms.

Just do it.

Here's the link: https://creditapp.bmwusa.com/apply
__________________
Order your new BMW Today! BMW SANTA BARBARA jshafer@sbautogroup.com


Serving the BMW Online Community Since 1995 The BIMMERFEST "Internet Special"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-05-2012, 03:47 PM
Arciga18 Arciga18 is offline
Ekon Hitman
Location: Chicago
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 181
Mein Auto: 2009 328xi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon Shafer View Post
Unfortunately not... By definition you are not yet really an existing customer...

GREAT NEWS!! PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: EXTENDED UNTIL 12/31/2012!!!

This is great news. I'm curious as to this how actually works. Let's say the negotiated price is $40k. With the ultimate app voucher does the price drop down to $39,700 ( example 3 series= $300).

Or if the monthly payment is $500, the first month you only owe $200.

I've had dealers tell me both.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-07-2012, 09:06 AM
LongBeachBMW LongBeachBMW is offline
Past Sponsor
Location: Long Beach
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 23
Mein Auto: BMW M3 Coupe
The Selling Price does not drop. The voucher amount is deducted from your first payment. Thus, if your first monthly payment is $500, you only owe $200 like in your example.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-07-2012, 07:58 PM
Arciga18 Arciga18 is offline
Ekon Hitman
Location: Chicago
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 181
Mein Auto: 2009 328xi
Quote:
Originally Posted by LongBeachBMW View Post
The Selling Price does not drop. The voucher amount is deducted from your first payment. Thus, if your first monthly payment is $500, you only owe $200 like in your example.
Thank you. I love monopoly money.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > Ask-A-Dealer
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms