Hello all! I am back from my drive up to Utah and I have to say, it was COLD (for me anyway). I managed to leave a little early Friday afternoon to get ahead of the incoming storm, which was a good thing. It did get a little snowy up there, but overall, it wasn’t too bad. The G handled itself admirably in snowy and wet conditions so I can’t complain. I was a bit nervous about how a RWD would handle in the snow, but there wasn’t enough slush to cause any problems. I did had some issues with my tire pressure dropping on one of my tires, but other than that, everything was fine.
While I was gone, I noticed a lot of questions and comments posted on the site. I haven’t had much time to read over all the comments and questions but I will try to address them as soon.
Now on to the important news. Word on the street is that BMW will be raising the base price of ALL 2010 models starting January 1st, 2010. Some increases are minor, like $50 on the 335d. Others are more significant, like $1,545 on the 7-series. However, most price bumps will hover around the $200-300 range, which I still feel is fairly significant. There will also be increases on the options such as auto transmission, DCT and Comfort seats found on the X5 and X6, which is in addition to the bump on the base price.
What this means to you…
Things will get more expensive next year due to the price increase (and this is for the same exact 2010 model they are selling now), so if you were planning to wait until January to pull the trigger, you may want to reconsider. With the holiday cash (that’s set to expire at the beginning of next month), you are better served trying to cut your deal in the next couple weeks instead. I would personally hate leasing the same exact car next month and lose out on the holiday cash AND get hit with a price increase.
If you are curious as to what the price increase for the model you are thinking of getting is, leave me a comment.