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I honestly forgot Volvo was still in business.

Are there people out there who are seriously buying an S60 over a 3-Series or C-Class?
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I honestly forgot Volvo was still in business.

Are there people out there who are seriously buying an S60 over a 3-Series or C-Class?

Probably just used ones as they've depreciated like rocks compared to the German options.

I almost got a used AWD v8 S80 with the dynamic suspension option....
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REQUESTING FOR HELP!

 

I am looking to lease a car for my wife. It will be a 2016 BMW X1. The MSRP is $42k. I have never done lease negotiation. Can anyone provide some good tips on how to negotiate to get a good deal? 

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In b4 Leasebaire 

 

:lol:

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:puzzled:

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Leasebaire is SF's very own, internal leasing consultant. If you take a virtual seat over there, he'd be happy to assist. 

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I cannot wait to see him!
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Real Estate agents love driving the Lexus ES.

They get the prestige badge without the fuel economy hit of the big engine, as well as cheaper maintenance compared to the RWD cars, all in a package that isn't totally embarrassing to drive clients around in. Lots of the agents around here seem to drive the Acura sedans with the turbo I4s as well, for the same reason. The gas bill for an LX (our LX570 gets a realistic 10MPG city) or LS would crush you if you actually drove high amounts of city miles like most agents do.
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Leasebaire is SF's very own, internal leasing consultant. If you take a virtual seat over there, he'd be happy to assist. 
I first read this as Lesbiaire
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Real estate agents have to be a bit circumspect, too. If your surgeon or attorney pulls up in a Ferrari, you think you're paying for the best. If your real estate agent pulls up in a Ferrari, you think - wow, how am I getting fucked on this deal?
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Real estate agents have to be a bit circumspect, too. If your surgeon or attorney pulls up in a Ferrari, you think you're paying for the best. If your real estate agent pulls up in a Ferrari, you think - wow, how am I getting fucked on this deal?

Image is definitely a big deal with these kinds of things. Financial advisors have to toe a fine line between "successful and know what I'm doing with people's money" vs "not ripping your asses off".

A couple of my friends work in that field and one drives a brand new loaded V6 Accord and the other a 10 year old G35, but is eyeing a base Jag F-Type for his fun car.
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Real estate agents have to be a bit circumspect, too. If your surgeon or attorney pulls up in a Ferrari, you think you're paying for the best. If your real estate agent pulls up in a Ferrari, you think - wow, how am I getting fucked on this deal?

Exactly what I was thinking. A lot of the partners at the MC company I used to work for would have Turbos, 458s etc. at home and would drive a Smart car or a Prius for visiting the client - some even would even rent cars to fit the client's MO.
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Anyone have experience with E24 M6s? I feel like this car is ready for a renaissance given the marque, manual, and low production.
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REQUESTING FOR HELP!

I am looking to lease a car for my wife. It will be a 2016 BMW X1. The MSRP is $42k. I have never done lease negotiation. Can anyone provide some good tips on how to negotiate to get a good deal? 

there are some bmw boards where you should be able to get a good idea as to how much they are discounting those off of msrp. for a lease, there are a few key components:

Cap cost (purchase price)
Money factor (interest rate expressed as a decimal - multiply by 2400 for approx. interest rate)
Residual value (price the car is worth at lease-end, non-negotiable. Residual is a percentage of the MSRP, so you want to maximize the delta btw cap cost and MSRP.)

Many dealers will start off asking how much you want to pay per month - ignore that as it's irrelevant...tell them you want the best price for the car you want. You are negotiating the cap cost and the money factor, so focus on those. You should be able to find what BMW's top tier money factor rate is (it's published monthly and generally available on the msg boards) - the dealer can and will likely try to mark this up, so keep a close eye on it and don't let them mark it up.

Generally a target cap cost of invoice + $500 is pretty good and if you can do better, then great.

always be willing to walk
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Real estate agents have to be a bit circumspect, too. If your surgeon or attorney pulls up in a Ferrari, you think you're paying for the best. If your real estate agent pulls up in a Ferrari, you think - wow, how am I getting fucked on this deal?

The vast majority of RE agents are getting 3% of each transaction...
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