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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 06:25 PM
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Posted By 1968BMW2800
There's a guy that hangs around here, calls...

There's a guy that hangs around here, calls himself "autoputzer." He keeps detailed spreadsheets on long-term ownership costs on all his rides. He doesn't buy pre-paid maintenance plans.

Some...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By 1968BMW2800
yup.

yup.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 05:36 PM
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Views: 512
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Truth. Even more truth; ain't no such thing...

Truth.

Even more truth; ain't no such thing as an "extended warranty." There are various "extended service contracts," with various levels of coverage. Unlike "bumper-to-bumper" original factory...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Thus, many of us pay the premium to lease.

Thus, many of us pay the premium to lease.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Sweeeeet. Now, forget about the deal, enjoy...

Sweeeeet.

Now, forget about the deal, enjoy the car, and stay well.

Excellent outcome.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Assume 55% ~ 59% residual, but it really doesn't...

Assume 55% ~ 59% residual, but it really doesn't matter as the dealer paid below residual when the car was purchased off-lease from BMWFS.

Having had excellent luck with both a "brass hat" and a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-11-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By 1968BMW2800
It's important to be clear that scheduled...

It's important to be clear that scheduled maintenance, even including some "wear" items like brake pads, differs from out-of-warranty repairs required due to parts or systems failing.

Oil/fluid...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-11-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Start Here: ...

Start Here:

https://www.bmwusa.com/explore/bmw-value/bmw-maintenance/ultimate-care.html
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-11-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
shhhhh! Don't spoil the surprise. I haven't...

shhhhh! Don't spoil the surprise.

I haven't told anyone how much you seem to enjoy doing the branding bit on new inductees and I'm not going to talk out of school.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-10-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Be sure to use your app to track the car's...

Be sure to use your app to track the car's journey... hourly.

On my last car, I watched it transit the Panama Canal in real time.

Some people do not understand this behavior...... but we do.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-10-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Oh you are one of us now. No going back. ...

Oh you are one of us now. No going back.

Fortunately for you, due to COVID restrictions, the initiation ceremony will be delayed. :yikes:
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-08-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Promises made/promises kept.

Promises made/promises kept.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-08-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Let the good "car-ma" flow. Positive vibes...

Let the good "car-ma" flow.

Positive vibes come back around.

We will be expecting you to share expert advice with newbies who stumble into this forum and are sometimes helped... before the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Looks like the meat's almost in the pan!! ...

Looks like the meat's almost in the pan!!

Sweet.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By 1968BMW2800
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
:thumbup: Actually, if you guys do a Go Fund...

:thumbup:

Actually, if you guys do a Go Fund Me, then I won't have the excuse to go do another car deal to have the pleasure of paying another lease fee in order to claw back my $30.. So, leave...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
So says my wife... But I'll get it back on...

So says my wife...

But I'll get it back on the next deal ... must do another deal to get my $30 back :eek:
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
;) You are well on your way to earning your...

;)

You are well on your way to earning your official Bimmerfest Decoder Ring.

Now you got me thinkin' about that $30 they slipped past me last fall. :mad:
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Plus dealer discount. Just don't take your...

Plus dealer discount.

Just don't take your eye off the ball and end up giving anything back. when your wife's not looking, go over the paperwork slowly and carefully, with a fine toothed comb.
...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,232
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Cool. Review August incentives. Make sure...

Cool.

Review August incentives. Make sure you snag everything for which you are eligible.

And, yes, until the $ changes hands and the papers are signed, you have leverage. Don't trade it away...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By 1968BMW2800
So "floor planning," or "flooring," usually...

So "floor planning," or "flooring," usually refers to the lending arrangement between the manufacturer/distributor and the individual dealers, through which dealer inventory is financed by the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,189
Posted By 1968BMW2800
When I looked into the plug-in world back in...

When I looked into the plug-in world back in 2016, the Sport Tune was a new product, and, as has been discussed, did not come with the more comprehensive Dinan warranty.

I felt that adding 3 psi...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-04-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,189
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Dinan used to be based in Northern California. ...

Dinan used to be based in Northern California. They moved out to a southern state.

The Dinan warranty statements are clear. That is not the issue.

The reason 'buyer beware' is prudent with...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-03-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,189
Posted By 1968BMW2800
Good advice. I have had a Dinan Sport Tuner plug...

Good advice. I have had a Dinan Sport Tuner plug in on my 2017,and then 2020 MINI. I assume if something goes bump, it's on me.

Some pop for the more expensive Dinan tune products, believing that...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-01-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By 1968BMW2800
There's an outfit call Texascarsdirect that has...

There's an outfit call Texascarsdirect that has been around for about 4 decades and enjoys a solid reputation for mostly high-line used car sales. They are known for good customer service and honest...
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