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post #19351 of 26349
GAP?! Isn't that a BS charge that they add?

Anyhow, I have brought the out the door price to $41,300 for a X1 with msrp of $44,295. Now, I am gonna go test drive a VW SUV...the small one
post #19352 of 26349
FYI I got a small VW SUV in June, the Tiguan Diesel. Great little car, and I got it in "Match" format, so it had a few nice toys like auto-dimming mirrors, rain sensing wipers and touch screen nav. I also stumped up for the rear camera and auto park, though I don't use the parking system.

One thing - it's dull. It's not exiting to drive, look at or sit in, but they're bringing out a new model next year so the prices are rock bottom. I'm paying about $230 per month over 2 years with zero down.
post #19353 of 26349
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

If I needed a family hauler right now, the XC90 would be the top of the list for me.

They also released pics and specs along with all the tech goodies that will be available for their new S90 sedan as well. 3 engine choices topping off with a 407hp electric gas hybrid system.
I'm not much of a Volvo fan but I like the looks of the XC90; the S90, not so much.
post #19354 of 26349
VW Tiguan. That's the one I want my wife to look at. It seemed like she was going to go the VW route until this whole emission issue. I told her it has nothing to do with that stupid car (I actually don't know) but she just lost trust in all VWs.

While I like my car and its power, it takes a toll on my pocket. But not to the degree of say a German car.
$60 bucks.
post #19355 of 26349

Leasing is a bad idea. you don't even have half the resale value when you are done. it is simply renting a car. you never own it. not a prudent financial move imho.

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In b4 Leasebaire
post #19357 of 26349
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

VW Tiguan. That's the one I want my wife to look at. It seemed like she was going to go the VW route until this whole emission issue. I told her it has nothing to do with that stupid car (I actually don't know) but she just lost trust in all VWs.

Smart woman. My wifes jetta hybrid spent 57 days in the shop for a f-ing key change (long story spare key was stolen, car needed rekeying. They sent programmers from mexico to try and figure it out). I dont trust vw at all. We are actually selling that pos (not its first problem). Couple that with the fact that it occured during the whole diesel thing and vw customer care giving us ZERO attention and I will never buy vw again.

Ymmv wink.gif
post #19358 of 26349
Most of the points have been covered. I don't think you need GAP insurance and BMW doesn't require it.

Also consider ED. You can get it for $500 above Euro wholesale. Even if all you do is set aside 2-3 days and get a coach ticket to Germany and drive it 10 miles and return it, you'll come out considerably ahead - especially on a lease since the residual is still based on US MSRP and you'll be going off something that is roughly 7% lower than US invoice.
post #19359 of 26349
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Originally Posted by Cao Cao View Post

VW Tiguan. That's the one I want my wife to look at. It seemed like she was going to go the VW route until this whole emission issue. I told her it has nothing to do with that stupid car (I actually don't know) but she just lost trust in all VWs.

While I like my car and its power, it takes a toll on my pocket. But not to the degree of say a German car.
$60 bucks.

 

Walmart sells that jug for $28.00.  COSTCO sells 6 pack of Mobil 1 for $36.  

post #19360 of 26349

Had a fun little adventure last night. Been pretty sick and holed indoors, but had to go run some errands. Dark street and hit a curb at a weird traffic circle. Blew a tire and the rim was farked. Had to drive on the messed up wheel for a bit till I found a well lit parking lot so I could change it. City I'm in isn't all that safe so it was still sketch.

Went to a junkyard today and got 2 wheels so my spare is no longer a donut and got 2 decent used tires to tide me over till I have to replace all four wheels. I don't drive much and I have a spare set of wheels with snow tires (Dec- April use) so the used tires should last atleast 2 years with my mileage. The tread is worse than the ones already on there, but whatever... 250 bucks for 2 wheels, 2 tires mounted and balanced, and an oil change. 

 

And then I realized while driving home that the check engine light came on after I got home last night (post boot, pre new wheels/tires). Now to go to autozone to figure that out. Ugh, I hope it's not an urgent issue. Might be a dud CC.

post #19361 of 26349
Shh bby is ok
post #19362 of 26349
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Most of the points have been covered. I don't think you need GAP insurance and BMW doesn't require it.

Also consider ED. You can get it for $500 above Euro wholesale. Even if all you do is set aside 2-3 days and get a coach ticket to Germany and drive it 10 miles and return it, you'll come out considerably ahead - especially on a lease since the residual is still based on US MSRP and you'll be going off something that is roughly 7% lower than US invoice.

Do keep in mind you're making 1-2 payments during transit on a car that is not in your possession.
post #19363 of 26349
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

Do keep in mind you're making 1-2 payments during transit on a car that is not in your possession.

BMW covers one of those payments, and I've never heard anyone's take more than 6 weeks. You do pay a slightly higher MF, but still come out ahead; it might be just barely on an X1 on though, still a free trip to the motherland. The X1 is made in Germany, so it would qualify. Just being devil's advocate. devil.gif
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Walmart sells that jug for $28.00.  COSTCO sells 6 pack of Mobil 1 for $36.  
Thx, Rumpel. But I do feel like a total dumbass now
post #19365 of 26349
MSRP $44,299
OTDP $40,800
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