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#504 of 711 Please Help!! 2007 Z4 M Coupe lease!!
Sep 19, 2007 (2:03 am)
I live in CA LA county and looking at leaseing the Z4 M coupe by end of this month, before the factory incentive goes away. My current lease end at end of year, I heard if you have leased from BMW, you can get the BMW roality discount for your next BMW.Is that true or no?
According to Edmunds website, I have found a Z4 M coupe (base model w/ Metallic Paint) that I am interested in.
Is it possible to get this kind of deal?????
MSRP of 52,350 and invoice of 48,295
24mo./ 12k miles
Down payment:2500-3000 drive off
Monthly payment:550 tax included
what do you guys consider a good deal for Z4 M?
thanks for the help!!!
#505 of 711 Re: Please Help!! 2007 Z4 M Coupe lease!! [azndavid]
Sep 19, 2007 (1:11 pm)
Not sure if anyone is reading this forum. Been almost a month since a moderator posted a reply. Or maybe it just takes a while.
I can be so impatient sometimes. But I also don't want the deal to go away before I can act on it, either cause the car sold or the rebate expired.
#506 of 711 Trunk Money is not going away
Sep 20, 2007 (8:43 pm)
Z4 sales are off 32% August 07 from aug 06 and down 20% YTD 07 versus 06. The Z4 3.0si is off nearly 54% Aug07 versus Aug 06. A clear testament that the vehicle is over priced and non-competitive with the likes of Porsche, BMW, and Benz.
#507 of 711 Re: Trunk Money is not going away [misterep]
Sep 21, 2007 (2:26 pm)
Sounds interesting. Where did you find these numbers?
Not that I doubt the validity. After all, the dealer is going to extraordinary lengths to sell this car.
After driving both cars, I agree that the Boxster is a better car, but for the true toy that it is, the price is pretty attractive on the Z4. Neither the Boxster or the Z4 are practical cars, so in my opinion it is mostly a toy. Great weekend cars with the top down. The fact that maintenance is included on the BMW should bring the cost to operate the Z4 much lower than the Boxster.
All things being equal I would get the Boxster any day of the week over the Z4. But given the super aggressive pricing and leasing options on the Z4, it makes the BMW a contender.
I would be inclined to say that sales are off more because of the love it or hate it styling rather than the performance. Most people aren't going to track these cars or push them anywhere near the limits.
Also like your statement that the BMW is over priced and non-competitive to the likes of BMW. As for the Benz, they sure look nice, but they are a maintenance nightmare. JD Power rankings appear to back that up (With Porsche being at the top)
#508 of 711 Re: Trunk Money is not going away [voodooist]
Sep 21, 2007 (4:39 pm)
The sales numbers are posted monthly....
Sorry....I meant to add '335i' as the BMW reference.....
Interesting enough, BMW sold more M coupes than M verts last month.... close to 2:1
#509 of 711 Need some info regarding z4 please!
Sep 24, 2007 (9:15 am)
Hello all! I'm in deep contemplation over assuming a lease on a z4 (i've never done a lease or assumption before), and could certainly use feedback from anyone here.
-2005 z4 with premium/sport package, great condition (no dings/scratches), tires good, etc. We took it over to a dealer and he evaluated the car with me and checked the tires/body/windshield/etc and things look good. He said, as it stands now, there would be no additional charges due to wear/tear.
-27 month lease with 6 months remaining. Currently 16.2k, but lease term is for 27k miles.
-the person who's going to transfer it to me is the 3rd owner and seems like a good guy.
-terms: assume lease, pay 5 months (he covered this month already), half of the lease assumption fee (225 of the 450), and the disposition fee back to bmw when the car is returned to bmw (325). So out of pocket for almost 6 months use (370 *5 + 225 + 325 = 2.4k) is about 400 per month, plus insurance.
What do you guys think? One one hand I'd like to drive a bmw and a convertible (never had either), on the other hand the weather is getting into winter so a convertible isn't quite as great (return it mar 23rd next year). One nice thing is that it's only got 16.2k miles.
Is it a good deal? Second, how do those tires run as far as lifetime. What i mean is, say i put 8k on them, now the car has 24k when i return it, do u think they'll want me to buy new tires?
I appreciate any opinions you guys have on this situation,
#510 of 711 Re: Need some info regarding z4 please! [paultman]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2007 (10:40 am)
BMW usually doesn't allow assumptions within the last six months... If you are over the six month window, you might be able to pull it off, but it'll be close..
I'd check on that first..
Colorado? I wouldn't bother...
Sep 24, 2007 (11:16 am)
Yeah, BMW is going to allow the transfer so long as it's completed this week since they had lost the title or something crazy like that. But yeah, I'm aware of the <6month lease transfer limitation and it's fine in my case. What do you think of the rest of the scenario? Thanks, Paul
#512 of 711 Re: lease stuff [paultman]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2007 (11:29 am)
Colorado? You won't get much use out of it.. Just when the weather starts getting nice, you'll be out of it...
Plus, if you do have cosmetic issues, or tire problems, you'll only be able to amortize the costs over 5-6 months.. There isn't a big risk, but it is there, nonetheless..
The price looks good.. but, they've had good Z4 lease deals off and on for the last 2-3 years.. I'd look for a lease that has a little longer term remaining (at least so you can drive it in nice weather).
#513 of 711 current advertised lease deal?
Sep 24, 2007 (11:30 am)
Has anyone successfully leased a Z4 at the current advertised lease price of $329? It's for a base model with automatic only.
$329 First month's payment
$2,500 Down payment
$350 Security deposit
$3,179 Cash due at signing