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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,077
    So, just to summarize, she wrote back to say "that's just the way we do it." I wrote back to say "so your 57xx discount is actually $42xx, why not just say that?" Then she wrote again and said "I get it, and I agree, but its the way everyone in VA is, so we need to do it, too."

    Anyhoo, yes, its still a good price. But I've decided I can't justify spending ~$36k, all said and done. I mean, at least before that $1500 bump, I could get out from under it with little to no penalty. But now, it would cost me a couple grand after figuring taxes and fees.

    What I HAVE done is start pushing the habit on myself of putting my bimmer in sport/sport mode when I start it up. LOL.

    '18 BMW 330xi; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 47-car history and counting!

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,409
    There used to be someone on LH who worked at a CDJR dealer in Virginia and he used to get called out on that all the time from what I recall. Makes no sense.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,409
    tjc78 said:

    Stuff like that really irritates me and in all honesty makes you wonder if they think we are all idiots.

    That's one thing I have to say after dealing with 4 different Volvo dealers. None of them tried any tricks, bumped up MF or BS fees. It just came down to who wanted to shave the most off of MSRP to yield the lowest payment.

    For some of the things I have read about Toyota dealers I experienced none of it. No markups, willingness to negotiate via email, and a discount that exceeded anyone else.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,836
    It is a good deal for a somewhat fast car that is probably great fun to drive, but the gloomy-looking black cloth interior would be a drag every time you drove it.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • mb_enthusiastmb_enthusiast IllinoisPosts: 173
    I sent a video of the tailgate issue to the service advisor. I know she read it, as it was sent via iMessage (that's the way we communicated previously). She has not had anything to say about it and it's been more than 24 hours.

    I've never had a service advisor ignore me. I did have a Jaguar salesman ghost me one time when his manager decided that they could not compete with the other Jaguar dealer up the street. Anyway, I'm kind of pissed off with the customer service given the car's price.

    I think I've decided that my experience with that dealership is over. I'm just going to deal with the month-long wait time to get into my preferred's service department.
    2019 Audi Q8, 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL450, and 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500W4

    Previously owned/leased BMWs, Volvos, and Volkswagens
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,799
    @mb_enthusiast I’d definitely let Audi corporate know about it when you get a survey.
  • @ MP enthusiast that’s totally unacceptable, like mentioned above but Audi corporate know about the issues you’re having with this dealer, and yes call your preferred dealer. Worth the wait
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,457
    I'm supposed to go the BMW Ultimate Driving Event autocross this weekend, but in my infinite wisdom did not pay attention to the fact that the event is basically in Tacoma (yet they're calling it Seattle). Now I have to decide if I want to drive the 1-1.5 hours (if there is traffic) to get there...
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • @qB not cool the games that the dealers like. To play
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,396

    I'm supposed to go the BMW Ultimate Driving Event autocross this weekend, but in my infinite wisdom did not pay attention to the fact that the event is basically in Tacoma (yet they're calling it Seattle). Now I have to decide if I want to drive the 1-1.5 hours (if there is traffic) to get there...

    Which day?

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance / https://ts.la/joshua15826

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,457
    edited August 22
    tifighter said:

    I'm supposed to go the BMW Ultimate Driving Event autocross this weekend, but in my infinite wisdom did not pay attention to the fact that the event is basically in Tacoma (yet they're calling it Seattle). Now I have to decide if I want to drive the 1-1.5 hours (if there is traffic) to get there...

    Which day?
    Saturday around lunch time.

    I'm still in negotiations because technically we have plans...
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,078

    I'm supposed to go the BMW Ultimate Driving Event autocross this weekend, but in my infinite wisdom did not pay attention to the fact that the event is basically in Tacoma (yet they're calling it Seattle). Now I have to decide if I want to drive the 1-1.5 hours (if there is traffic) to get there...

    Just take the train. :D
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,426
    Ok, so I replaced the rear brakes in the XF last week, not inexpensive. A year ago, four new sneakers, reasonably priced (buy 3 get 1 free, tax free weekend in MA).
    Now, left rear turn signal bulb appears to be shot, inexpensive maybe...

    What is my beautiful car trying to tell me?! ; - )

    Labor day week, I may test drive a few potential replacements:
    '18 Porsche Macan
    '20 Jag XE
    '19 Audi A5 Sportback
    Volvo S60? Any reliability concerns (from the British car owner...)

    None, pre-test drive of course, really has me chomping at the bit to replace the XF.

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,077
    Huh. For some reason I thought the XF was already out of your stable.

    May I suggest a Maser Ghibli? Not that I have any idea why. Just because I want to suggest it to someone, I suppose. But lightly used ones are relatively cheap.

    '18 BMW 330xi; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 47-car history and counting!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,077

    '18 BMW 330xi; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 47-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,264
    that is surprisingly cheap. Though probably only cheap to get in!

    wandered around the Porsche showroom today. Man, there was some nice stuff in there. A salesguy wandered over to see if we needed anything. Even my daughter (all of 23) though he looked like a kid. At least one from a rich family! Definitely screamed "prep school".

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,426
    qbrozen said:

    Huh. For some reason I thought the XF was already out of your stable.

    May I suggest a Maser Ghibli? Not that I have any idea why. Just because I want to suggest it to someone, I suppose. But lightly used ones are relatively cheap.

    No, my love for the XF remains strong.
    I looked at Ghiblis, found it to be cramped, couldn't really got comfortable behind the wheel. Felt a bit too Chrysler-y for the price.

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,077
    That’s why they depreciate so drastically. ;)

    '18 BMW 330xi; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 47-car history and counting!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,077
    Wonder what this would fetch on BaT

    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/share/248433335

    '18 BMW 330xi; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 47-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,264
    probably not much. Even that crowd won't want that car.

    amusing how far we have come. A fancy V-12, and only 262 HP. Your average 2.0T 4 banger puts out more than that now!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,956
    tjc78 said:

    Tiguan might fly but the Golf will just be too small

    Did the Tiguan get bigger? I saw one yesterday and it seemed much larger than I remembered.

    Yes, very much so! In fact, it's big enough my wife got one, an SEL 4-Motion in Stone Blue with a Gray interior. I think they said it's nearly 11" longer than the previous Tiguan. It's also taller I think too, and of course, for 2019, comes with a 6 year 72,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.

    PUNCH reported!

    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,264
    was considering going to look at that Volvo wagon I found yesterday. Figured I could trade the RDX, have a modest payment on a 3 year loan, let the wife drive it for the next 2 years, then when the TLX lease is up, take it from her and let her get something new.

    Then I realized that while it is a nice car, every time I looked at the dash board, I would think about how much nicer the new model is!

    Too bad Acura doesn't seem to have any interest in blowing out RDXs on a cheap, cheap lease. I could make that work on a lease to buy! Though might be possible to do better on an X3 loaner.

    might need to make a couple stops this weekend, just to show her stuff! The car show is still 5 months away, and who can wait that long?

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,457
    Saw a Hyundai Palisade in the parking garage at the gym. Barely fit in the spot.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,077
    qbrozen said:
    I’m really digging that white one. They are darned quick, too. Seems like a performance bargain.

    '18 BMW 330xi; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 47-car history and counting!

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,245
    The Center that sold me the M235i just took in a used M2C with three pedals.
    Must resist...

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,457

    The Center that sold me the M235i just took in a used M2C with three pedals.
    Must resist...

    To imitate my son’s current phase of speech...

    “Resist?...why?”
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,264
    yeah. it sounds to me like you should get down there ASAP to check it out before someone else grabs it.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,264
    Q, I like the colors on both of those. Red one seems like a better deal being 2 years newer.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,506
    @andres3 - I really like that Tiguan, especially the color.

    Congrats!

    2018 Audi A5 - 2019 VW Alltrack - 2018 VW GTI

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