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  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
    Q congrads
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
    stick guy what did you and  the wife look at and test drive thoughts on it all? Want to hear all about it lol lol lol we all do actually Type your comment
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,121
    Great deal!

    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

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusPosts: 11,448
    @qbrozen ....Sweet! Big Congrats!
    2018 Acura TLX 3.5 SH AWD A-SPEC
  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 122,979

    @qbrozen ....Sweet! Big Congrats!

    @qbrozen

    So, was it $3750 or $3250?

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,240
    qbrozen said:
    really? Oh, ya know, I thought that was an inscription. must have gotten mixed up. oh well. So, no, we were there a LONG time today. Didn't leave till 5:30. Looking over the paperwork at home, I found they reduced the sale price even more since my OL code didn't work. 20% off before the $3750 incentive. Full disclosure, I didn't ACTUALLY do sign and drive. We paid $2k out of pocket and the payment is $329.99.
    Awesome job!  Whether you pay the $2K up front or over the course of 3 years is irrelevant!  You got a very unique and cool SUV at a very palatable monthly payment.  Oh, and your wife is happy.  That makes the transaction 100% worth it!

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
    Nice on the above.  Agreed    On  the comments  above.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,808
    kyfdx said:
    @qbrozen ....Sweet! Big Congrats!
    @qbrozen So, was it $3750 or $3250?
    $2750 lease cash plus $1k conquest. 

    So 20% plus $3750 off. Made it right about $30k ($30,0xx). 56% resid and I believe they used .00192. Can't seem to find that number on the paperwork.

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

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 122,979
    qbrozen said:


    kyfdx said:

    @qbrozen ....Sweet! Big Congrats!

    @qbrozen

    So, was it $3750 or $3250?

    $2750 lease cash plus $1k conquest. 

    So 20% plus $3750 off. Made it right about $30k ($30,0xx). 56% resid and I believe they used .00192. Can't seem to find that number on the paperwork.

    Oh.. it's FWD? AWD models have $1000 more.

    You won't see the money factor on the paperwork, just on the computer screenshot. You can back into it with the rent charge. .00182 MF is base. Did you waive the acquisition fee, or roll it in?

    Check out my avatar!

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  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
    That’s  ausam. Carsty.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,808
    edited December 2018
    kyfdx said:



    Oh.. it's FWD? AWD models have $1000 more.

    You won't see the money factor on the paperwork, just on the computer screenshot. You can back into it with the rent charge. .00182 MF is base. Did you waive the acquisition fee, or roll it in?

    Check out my avatar!

    nope. AWD. But loaners had $1k less per multiple sources.

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

  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 122,979
    qbrozen said:

    kyfdx said:



    Oh.. it's FWD? AWD models have $1000 more.

    You won't see the money factor on the paperwork, just on the computer screenshot. You can back into it with the rent charge. .00182 MF is base. Did you waive the acquisition fee, or roll it in?

    Check out my avatar!

    nope. AWD. But loaners had $1k less per multiple sources.
    Ah... makes sense.

    It's very cool. Especially with the Sport seats.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,808
    edited December 2018
    So now that I'm chilling on the couch, I can share a bit more of yesterday's happenings.

    We left the house just after 9am. The wife was originally objecting to driving around test driving things, but changed her tune quickly. First went to our closest BMW dealer. They had a pre-owned 2015 X1 for $20k. Neither of us cared for it. Very low-rent blah interior, didn't ride smooth, didn't feel like a luxo car at all. Actually made me a bit nauseous from the passenger seat. We were there for a while, though. Took him a good half hour just to find the key.

    I asked if she wanted to head to princeton for the CPO S60. It was just then she decided that payment wasn't as important as she first stressed and would rather get what she wants. So we got back in the car for the hour drive down to Mt Laurel. Quickly chatted up the salesperson, who was busy with another customer, and explained we wanted to see not only the X2 loaner but also the CPO 3GT. Said he'd dig up the key but the X2 was sitting on the sidewalk and "here is the key."

    We went out and started poking and prodding and sitting. Almost immediately, we recognized the HUGE difference between this vehicle and the old X1. It is like an entirely different manufacturer. Wife said "I LOVE IT!" While sitting in the car, we started discussing the pros/cons/finances of leasing this vs buying a CPO. At about $22k for a 3-yr-old vehicle with 40k miles vs a practically new one for $30k, it made no sense. She then asked "what about buying this now?" So we went back in, told him to forget the CPO car, and let's compare lease vs buy on this. A finance guy quickly ran it and gave us a comparison sheet to ponder. After doing the math, it turned out that leasing for the next 36 mos would cost us just $1k more than if we financed. I consider that rather cheap insurance against depreciation and potential reliability and maintenance problems. So that was that. No games in finance. They honored the price I got via email, even though the OL code failed, which is why I decided I wasn't going to fight the .0001 bump in MF.

    I got to drive it around this morn. Vs my Alfa, it just depends on your priorities.
    BMW advantages: seats, interior quality, quietness, smoothness, curb appeal.
    Alfa advantages: everything that makes a driver's car: braking, handling, road feel, acceleration, responsiveness.

    The bimmer feels and drives like a much larger, heavier SUV while the Alfa drives and feels like a sportscar. So if you want something to spend a lot of time in, pick the bimmer. If you want something that is fun to drive, nod goes to the Alfa. The fact that I have the latter and the wife now has the former is totally appropriate.

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

  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
    Q nice nice on your posting above I did in joy reading .
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,288
    It's such a great feeling when everything just falls into place like that. I enjoyed following along too. 

    Pressure now goes to @stickguy ; ;)
    1997 Honda Prelude Base -2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 4,056
    Congrats! Sounds like you’ve got a good combination of vehicles!
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
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  • DrivingfoolDrivingfool Coral Springs, FLPosts: 227
    A bunch of us would also have a bunch more posts in here if not for the screw up that Edmunds.com with the last few tech updates. Don't quite get that still to be honest how a big company like this can not once, but twice, screw up this sort of thing and just loose folks accounts!! Makes no sense at all!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,617
    I don't do well under pressure....

    Sandy, you still exist. That's what really counts.

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

  • DrivingfoolDrivingfool Coral Springs, FLPosts: 227
    I just got back into my old Yahoo account but there's about 18K emails since I last used it. Have been going backwards but taking a long [non-permissible content removed] time!!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,617
    Q, congrats. We are kinds in the same boat in terms of figuring out which of a bunch of options is right. But like your wife, when we sit in something we want, it's obvious. Usually expensive too of course, but that is something to deal with. Thankfully budget is a little flexible. There is what I want to pay, what it way too much to do, and a sliding scale in between.

    would be nice if it was cheap enough to buy, but I don't think the cost of what we want on a CPO is going to get low enough for that.

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

  • DrivingfoolDrivingfool Coral Springs, FLPosts: 227
    Found an old post of mine but when I hit it, brings me right back to my "Driving Fool" sign in page. So guess I can not go back to those old posts after all as my old screen name automatically brings up my new screen name. Strange that I couldn't get the old and new back together. Well, guess the "Sandman6472" is gone forever!
  • DrivingfoolDrivingfool Coral Springs, FLPosts: 227
    Anyways, since my wax guy is no longer around, found a local guy to come over Thursday and do both vehicles for $50 each. The A3 is filthy as she drove through some mud or something and the bottom is just covered in the mess, just not something I want to mess with. Mine is always in good shape so it'll be easier for him to do. She starts up with Turbo Tax tomorrow so will be home everyday for months.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,617

    I just got back into my old Yahoo account but there's about 18K emails since I last used it. Have been going backwards but taking a long [non-permissible content removed] time!!

    log out entirely. then sign in new using the sandman Email address (you probably need to follow the steps from the initial cut-over) since you have the Email active, no reason you shouldn't be able to do that.

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

  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
    Agree with all above stick guy.
  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,592
    Congrats Q! That’s a great deal on a great car!

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited Venetian Red over Black
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha

  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
    Good morning all have an good week
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,808
    Carvana coming for the LR tomorrow. Hope they don't mind my wife won't be here.

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

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,383
    For many people, getting rid of a Land Rover might be a cause for celebration! ;)

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

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,240
    @jpp5862 - Did you take your Tacoma on any off roading adventures this weekend? Thoughts at the 200 mile mark?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

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