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Forum: IS - Third Generation Yesterday, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By bgaerttner
You make good points, but smart shoppers deal...

You make good points, but smart shoppers deal with just the clean msrp without all the distractors added in - when dealers are allowed to add in stuff, especially stuff you don't particularly want,...
Forum: IS - Third Generation Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By bgaerttner
Congrats on your new IS! The OP is in CA and...

Congrats on your new IS!

The OP is in CA and stands to do a bit better than your dealer gave you. I'm surprised you didn't get better than $3k off - maybe they increased your trade value a bit and...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-28-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By bgaerttner
If they are using a decent quality 0w20...

If they are using a decent quality 0w20 synthetic, $50 is very reasonable. The oil alone would run you $30 or more.

Please, please don't take your 3IS to jiffy lube or "Oil Can Henry's"!!!!!!!!
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-28-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,729
Posted By bgaerttner
Unfortunately, the morals in our society are on...

Unfortunately, the morals in our society are on the decline and have been for some time. Look what's happening in Baltimore right now - our country's atrocious senior political leadership, breakdown...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-27-15, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By bgaerttner
Stick with targeting a discount off msrp - it is...

Stick with targeting a discount off msrp - it is your best and most consistent benchmark to gauge your deal by. Invoice pricing is a moving target and is changed from time to time by vehicle...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-27-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By bgaerttner
Not necessarily - dealers have been known to...

Not necessarily - dealers have been known to produce "invoice documents" that have been fabricated to convince customers they are getting a great deal at xxx dollars under "invoice." Msrp is...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-27-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By bgaerttner
Beware of truecar - they are paid commission -...

Beware of truecar - they are paid commission - folks with a little negotiation and car buying skill can usually do much better than truecar numbers (especially in CA). YMMV.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-27-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By bgaerttner
Yes - that's about as good as it gets

Yes - that's about as good as it gets
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-26-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 381,290
Posted By bgaerttner
You need to research your state's dmv regs to see...

You need to research your state's dmv regs to see what the requirements are.

Where are you thinking of leasing the car?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-24-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,204
Posted By bgaerttner
You still got a very decent deal - the MSD info...

You still got a very decent deal - the MSD info will come in handy next time around.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-24-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By bgaerttner
I know there's been some joking with the mud flap...

I know there's been some joking with the mud flap question, but actually, the ones on magne's car don't look all that bad.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-24-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 381,290
Posted By bgaerttner
Yes - a dealer that operates like that would...

Yes - a dealer that operates like that would advance to the bottom of my list. I've forgotten - how does VA handle sales tax on leases - do you pay only on the monthly payment or are you taxed on...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-23-15, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 381,290
Posted By bgaerttner
I have to ask - have you read through some of the...

I have to ask - have you read through some of the deals on this forum? 475 a month is an IS350 payment. Many are getting 250s for around 400 a month.

To give you a better idea, we would need the...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-23-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,204
Posted By bgaerttner
Congrats Sounds like a solid deal - what was...

Congrats

Sounds like a solid deal - what was the selling price and money factor?

Did you consider using the $3k for MSDs?
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-23-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 381,290
Posted By bgaerttner
If the car indeed qualifies as a new, never...

If the car indeed qualifies as a new, never titled vehicle, offer $31k - the 2016s are just around the corner. Crunch the numbers - if you can lease it for $80-100 less a month than a comparable...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-22-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 381,290
Posted By bgaerttner
I'm sure socal28 will respond but I'd like to...

I'm sure socal28 will respond but I'd like to assure you a .00018 money factor is not high. There's a lot of people on this forum who would love to have gotten that. You did very well and got a...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-21-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,204
Posted By bgaerttner
Great job - this is textbook on how to get a...

Great job - this is textbook on how to get a great lease deal.

I'm guessing the msrp was around $49k so great price, and great use of MSDs to get the money factor to almost nothing.

Congrats...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-21-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 381,290
Posted By bgaerttner
Hope they did not ding you too bad on the trade...

Hope they did not ding you too bad on the trade (no pun intended).

Congrats on the upgrade - enjoy!
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-21-15, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By bgaerttner
Looks like a pretty good deal discount wise - 10%...

Looks like a pretty good deal discount wise - 10%

I'm not a fan of tire/wheel packages - locks you into taking the car to them to keep that warranty valid - not knowing what that cost you, I'm not...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-20-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By bgaerttner
We understand. But members hoping for an $8k...

We understand.

But members hoping for an $8k discount as you stated in an earlier post are going to be sorely disappointed - an almost $40k payoff on a vehicle that stickered for $44k is nowhere...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-20-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,165
Views: 381,290
Posted By bgaerttner
Yeah - can you structure an IS350 f-sport lease...

Yeah - can you structure an IS350 f-sport lease payment down to 250 a month with zero drive off?

Just kidding.

Thanks for the offer - I'm sure there's some folks here that will take you up on...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-19-15, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By bgaerttner
Not really - all it shows is an msrp and a payoff...

Not really - all it shows is an msrp and a payoff - not what was transacted in between to reach the payoff figure, like selling price, amount paid up front, trade in, etc. if you really wanted to...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-18-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By bgaerttner
Or if you are in a state that allows MSDs, use...

Or if you are in a state that allows MSDs, use the extra cash for up to 9 MSDs and reduce your money factor to almost nothing. Reduces your payment $40-50 and you get your deposits back at the end...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-17-15, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By bgaerttner
Sir - believe you might be confused. .83...

Sir - believe you might be confused.

.83 residual - what is that? Please elaborate.

$8k off an IS250 - hmmmm
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-15-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By bgaerttner
Keep in mind this was a 2014 just when the 2015s...

Keep in mind this was a 2014 just when the 2015s were hitting the street - best timing for a great deal.
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