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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    At this point, pretty sure the next car will be a buy. so if it is a nicer CUV but not an RDX, most likely will be a loaner. Even then the price can be pretty steep. Would have to compare to a 1 year older CPO. from what I saw in the past, sometimes the loaners (without extra warranty coverage) can be cheaper even if current MY.

    also possible it gets leased if I can make the #s work better, but by that point, should not be any cash flow reason to do a lease to buy. Only if incentives drive it that way.

    wife should be excited for the next round of test drives, since whatever we get is intended to be her DD for the next 10 years. which depressingly enough, if we can make it last that long (the current RDX should) it could end up carrying us into retirement, and our 70s!

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

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,192
    edited July 10
    Only $6500 incentives here for 430 GC with loyalty. $7500 for 440 GC.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,875
    So Carmax says the color mismatch is due to plastic vs. metal and that it met their "standards" :disappointed:

    Still, pretty smooth process making the "free" return, but they do take a while to help you, so plan on half an hour, at least, and they want a full tank in the car (that wasted 15 minutes extra).
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    so keep following it. at intervals they will drop the price if it doesn't sell. Eventually maybe even enough for you to get your bumpers sprayed!

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

  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,875
    stickguy said:

    so keep following it. at intervals they will drop the price if it doesn't sell. Eventually maybe even enough for you to get your bumpers sprayed!

    Yeah, I don't think it'll sell to someone that isn't blind or at least color blind, not at the current price.

    I think the Richmond, CA S4 with slightly more miles and the dirty carfax is the better way to go though. Save the money up front, and probably get a better "restoration" than the clean Carfax car. I'm not planning on selling anytime soon once I find the right S4, though maybe I'm in the wrong forum to mention that.

    It's a damn great car.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,245
    andres3 said:

    stickguy said:

    so keep following it. at intervals they will drop the price if it doesn't sell. Eventually maybe even enough for you to get your bumpers sprayed!

    Yeah, I don't think it'll sell to someone that isn't blind or at least color blind, not at the current price.

    I think the Richmond, CA S4 with slightly more miles and the dirty carfax is the better way to go though. Save the money up front, and probably get a better "restoration" than the clean Carfax car. I'm not planning on selling anytime soon once I find the right S4, though maybe I'm in the wrong correct forum to mention that.

    It's a damn great car.
    You should really watch what you say around here. Saying things like: "I'm not planning on selling anytime soon" give people anxiety around here. I've taken the liberty to correct your post ;)

    In all seriousness, IF the "Richmond, CA S4" is the one you want, then I would pay to have the PPI done at an Audi specialist. Like many of us, you are very picky about your vehicle (as should be, these things ain't cheap). This is turning into one of those "buy a beach house" shows on HGTV. Cue the off screen announcer voice:

    S4 #1 comes in his desired color with a clean carfax, but has had some questionable paint work and is at the top of his budget.

    S4 #2...

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

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,553

    Only $6500 incentives here for 430 GC with loyalty. $7500 for 440 GC.

    The way to do it with BMW is to grab a transfer (that was leased well with loyalty or large CCR) and then you'll have loyalty for the next one.

    That $2000 hit on the 24 month lease is just too much

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,192
    Absolutely correct. Or find a BMW to lease where loyalty is less of a hit.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,245

    Absolutely correct. Or find a BMW to lease where loyalty is less of a hit.

    Or try to find a dealer that will take an extra $2K off so they can punch a sale

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

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,293
    tjc78 said:

    The way to do it with BMW is to grab a transfer (that was leased well with loyalty or large CCR) and then you'll have loyalty for the next one.

    I was thinking of that last night too and my curiosity was piqued so I browsed swaplease. We are seriously spoiled by the LH deals because my goodness there is nothing I would take even on a short term lease to get loyalty (330xi for $670/month with 650 miles for 15 months, lol).

    I then went on some of the spreadsheets listed and as @28firefighter noted the impact can vary so maybe an aggressive dealer will close the gap with more discount.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base -2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,192
    What you have going for you, @pensfan83, is that you live close to the Ohio broker and dealers who are willing to dance a little. The dealers up my way seem to have stopped.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,293
    100% agree. He had some damn good 340xi deals earlier in the year.

    There aren't many (any?) deals in Pittsburgh to begin with, too captive a market so unless I re-up with Acura I've resigned myself to going outside the market for a deal.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base -2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Same as jmonroePosts: 962
    edited July 10
    pensfan83 said:

    100% agree. He had some damn good 340xi deals earlier in the year.

    There aren't many (any?) deals in Pittsburgh to begin with, too captive a market so unless I re-up with Acura I've resigned myself to going outside the market for a deal.

    Now you know why three out of the last four cars I bought have been out of the Burgh. Two in Ohio and one in Virginia.

    jmonroe
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,293
    xwesx said:

    pensfan83 said:

    100% agree. He had some damn good 340xi deals earlier in the year.

    There aren't many (any?) deals in Pittsburgh to begin with, too captive a market so unless I re-up with Acura I've resigned myself to going outside the market for a deal.

    Well, the nice thing about that is Pittsburgh isn't far from a very, very large chunk of the country! Seems like a short road trip is just the ticket. Try living in Alaska if you want to see a true "captive market" in action! :p
    Touche
    1997 Honda Prelude Base -2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,192
    edited July 10
    I'm starting to realize that going out of state to save thousands is probably worthwhile. Unless you're buying a Subaru (and to a lesser extent Honda and Toyota), the market here just is not super competitive. Even the few dealers I've done hacks with in the past are throwing in the towel because they simply don't have to take that big of a haircut to move metal.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,293
    Yep. The only reason I didn't go beyond state borders the past 2 times is because I hit the trifecta on the Audi (right place, right time, right unit) and no one out of state undercut my Acura dealer by more than a few bucks/month so no point in travelling to save $100 over 3 years.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base -2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    here is one i like. Pretty good discount for a 2019. I guess the miles are a little steep. But not that many more than a service loaner. Equipped with everything I want, and nice colors.

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2019-bmw-4_series-certified_430i_xdrive_gran_coupe_sport_line_awd_heads_up_nav_cam-used-wba4j3c55kbl06770.html

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,823
    stickguy said:

    here is one i like. Pretty good discount for a 2019. I guess the miles are a little steep. But not that many more than a service loaner. Equipped with everything I want, and nice colors.

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2019-bmw-4_series-certified_430i_xdrive_gran_coupe_sport_line_awd_heads_up_nav_cam-used-wba4j3c55kbl06770.html

    BUT, I could get a similar service loaner with 4k miles for $33k-$34k. Loyalty needed.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    I am only loyal to my dog. BMW doesn't care about him!

    if that car was sitting on the lot as an ex-loaner, with say 6,100 miles (so not lease-able), what would an "outsider" like me be realistically be able to offer to have them not let me leave without it?

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

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,926
    stickguy said:

    here is one i like. Pretty good discount for a 2019. I guess the miles are a little steep. But not that many more than a service loaner. Equipped with everything I want, and nice colors.

    https://www.eimports4less.com/details-2019-bmw-4_series-certified_430i_xdrive_gran_coupe_sport_line_awd_heads_up_nav_cam-used-wba4j3c55kbl06770.html

    Is it just me, or is the color on the rear bumper off? It just looks a little darker than the rest of the car.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,875
    So perhaps the S4's not working out is life's ways of saying perhaps it wasn't meant to be, and that I really should find an S6.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 755
    @ entrées three or four but other S4 if you like it like others mentioned above to a private party inspection and then go from there yes whiskey sitting around here he’s gonna keep something long-term and not sell it ha ha Ha agree with New York car guy and others in here.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 755
    One of my cousin today with a store out of the new car brands near me, when in the Ford section and guess what they have like five new 2020 explores, got to sit in an ST trim basic XLT which I would be happy with was read my favorite color and they have the green spruce cream forget which room it was next to the red one yesterday was white. Is it a great job of the captains chairs they had an old one because I saw a bunch of them left parked next to the new one actually see it in person where the clothes in my face I like the new one better you can only tell the difference from The front end, and it looks higher up to me and the old one, and the gas tank is on the driver side now for the first time in Ford explore history, and not the passenger side anymore, but I discovered that at the auto show wants to go when I saw them there or you were able to go up close and personal with them. No keys in them so couldn’t start him I wish they had keys. Nothing is listed online locally I guess they just didn’t list them yet they must’ve arrived last week or something. Or maybe they just want to clear up one of the 2019‘s before they get listed, the search nationwide nothing was listed online just yet but they’re clearly on there Dealer lot now when I saw today.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 755
    And start doing part-time work for a financial cross broker, my trainer works with them that’s his main job it’s like you start your own business and bring in referrals I could do it I have nothing to lose no job right now and they train you for free why not could be something big or if not at least I tried right. So American three times already went to a big meeting last night with they have an open house once or twice a week and meet with someone again tomorrow everyone I met is really nice so it’s a big thing that I like. They help people with planning for the financial future and I’ve been screwed by the stock market absentee g
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 755
    I know it all sounds far-fetched the above but I will skeptical but I’m different than most open minded can’t hurt. There’s no cold calling you deal with people you know and family in spreads by word-of-mouth like that. And already got my uncle willing to help me and a few friends so why not. Will benefit them too.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,823
    stickguy said:

    I am only loyal to my dog. BMW doesn't care about him!

    if that car was sitting on the lot as an ex-loaner, with say 6,100 miles (so not lease-able), what would an "outsider" like me be realistically be able to offer to have them not let me leave without it?

    I don’t know what purchase incentives are. But figure, for you today only, 18% discount before incentives.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    so $43,000. I have no clue what the purchase incentives without loyalty are. And based on the listed prices (I know, they are just "asking") and talking to sales people there, the dealer is not very interested in offering that large a discount, without it already including incentives. Unless I walk in with you, in which case, they probably call security.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,823
    Need some help. Is there such a thing as a new Grand Wagoneer coming soon?

    This has been driving me nuts. Last night, driving home at dusk, we approached an SUV on the highway. I kept thinking to myself “that thing is BIG.” We got up to the back of it and it was clearly a Jeep product. I wasn’t really thinking too much about it right then, but I kept staring at it, not really understanding what I was looking at. It was like a grand cherokee, but bigger and squarer. Reminded me of a Dodge Nitro in shape. It moved over and as I was passing, I could see on a chrome strip between the taillights, where a Grand Cherokee reads JEEP, it said Grand ....something. I couldn’t see it clearly on the shiny fake chrome in the fading sun.

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,628
    sounds like a Commander? Biggest Jeep SUV I can recall. They are tall and boxy.




    https://www.kbb.com/jeep/commander/2010/?bodystyle=suv&intent=buy-used&mileage=110035

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

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