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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Mar 09, 2012 (7:48 pm)
Swapping out my current ELLPS (2010 Acura TSX) for another ELLPS (2011 BMW 328xi). I'm trying to get the most I can for my trade.
Dealer #1 (Pace BMW - Mamaroneck, NY) offered me $16,700 for my TSX.
I called another dealer (Wide World BMW - Spring Valley, NY) where my family has bought & serviced 5 BMWs (Dad '04 & '07 X5, Mom '05 530i & '08 328 xi, Wife '07 X3). Spoke to a gentleman who it turns out has been there since 2005. He's got what I'm looking for at the port. Asks me what I was offered for my TSX from Pace. I tell him they offered me something a little lower than I thought it was worth, $19,200. He told me his UCM pegged it between $18,500 & $19,100.
I'm going up there Tuesday to have them look at my trade & hopefully put a deposit down on my new 328xi.
#13355 of 16982 Re: fiat abarth... [sweendogy]
Mar 09, 2012 (9:21 pm)
Is that an attempt at humor that got lost in translation (I hope it was) or are you really that ignorant and callous?
For the record, my brother took full responsibility for the accident like an adult. He knows my M is irreplaceable and offered to do whatever it took to make things right.
I let him choose the course of action every step of the way. I spent valuable time and money copying every document related to the restoration and maintenance of my car and FedEx'ing it to USAA to try and increase the settlement. I told my brother we could hire and appraiser and take USAA to arbitration and likely increase the settlement. I told him i would pursue every avenue for as long as it took and let him decide every step of the way. I took all of these actions In a good faith effort to lesson my brother's financial burden.
He's a grown man and knows I went to bat for him as best I could - and in the end, all I'll have is a few bucks (not enough to replace my M) and an empty garage.
And now, if you don't mind, I'm going to stop chatting with you and go sit at the grown up table again.
#13356 of 16982 Let's add the m3 to this convo
Mar 10, 2012 (4:16 am)
Listen to yourself - it's irreplaceable - dude it's a car, get a grip - and it's an m3 not a Lamborghini or worse his or your life - paper work, FedEx, claims. Who cares. If that's the grown up table - i have no interesting in eating what your cooking-
#13357 of 16982 Re: Let's add the m3 to this convo [sweendogy]
Mar 10, 2012 (7:06 am)
You're right, it is just a car. I come here to talk about cars. This is a car forum.
Members here are adults and know the difference between playful banter and personal insults. Why then would you childishly try to insult me with a personal attack?
"squeeze extra money and threaten arbitration on a relative"
If that's what you think, that's fine. But keep you personal insults to yourself please. They are baseless have have no place here.
#13358 of 16982 Re: Still working on [nyccarguy]
Mar 10, 2012 (7:06 am)
nyc....you're a BMW owner. I can tell it before you even take delivery.....
Wanna hear the outcome!
Fed.....happy for you that all this worked out in an agreeable fashion.
#13359 of 16982 Re: Still working on [graphicguy]
Mar 10, 2012 (7:07 am)
#13360 of 16982 And in case anybody was wondering
Mar 10, 2012 (7:45 am)
Why not go "all in" and see if there is some 335xi demo that qualifies for the cheap financing and the rebates?
I got a speeding ticket for going 81 in a 55 on my way to work this AM (in my 201 hp, 4cy TSX). I would have easily been going close to triple digits in an N55 powered 335xi. $299 fine - ouch.
#13361 of 16982 Re: Still working on [graphicguy]
Mar 10, 2012 (8:03 am)
Thanks GG. Nothing is definite until I sign the papers. Keeping my fingers crossed.
#13362 of 16982 Re: Let's add the m3 to this convo [fedlawman]
Mar 10, 2012 (8:20 am)
I was responding to your rock bottom comment and having to move of you were a g owner. If you are that sensitive i might think twice before throwing jabs- especially when you tell the tale of the irreplaceable m3.
Again on a value alone basis the G is the better value, that has been my agrument all along- now this is tough for BMW and AcuHra owners to understand - I have never said the g was the better car- but better value when compared to BMW.
#13363 of 16982 Re: fiat abarth... [sweendogy]
Mar 10, 2012 (9:49 am)
Sweeny why are you so augmentative and at times downright rude to people. Just because people don't follow what you think is right, doesn't mean it is wrong. The discussion in this group has an ebb and flow, right now a member of the group lost a car they enjoyed and loved, he was able to vent it frustration get some great advice, and will move on. I think if he went to the Porsche forum he would have gotten bombarded with a group of people like yourself. One side saying, Stay away from the 993, the 997 is a much better car because....... The other side would say, oh forget them, the 993 is far better then 997because.....
Why can't you accept that not everybody likes the G. It is not the end of the world.