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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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I picked up my G70 AWD 2.0 Elite yesterday. Santiago Silver/Black. Traded a 2012 BMW 3 series convertible. Very pleased so far.
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welcome to the forum
how much did you end up paying out the door for your elite?
any plans to add modifications and/or accessories in the coming months/weeks?
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welcome to the forum
how much did you end up paying out the door for your elite?
any plans to add modifications and/or accessories in the coming months/weeks?
The list price was $43,240 less $1,000 for a competitive model trade in (BMW). I had diligently determined the trade in value for my car. The salesman gave me a story about not being permitted to discount such an ďin demandĒ car. I didnít buy that story, of course. Eventually, after much negotiation, the top line stayed at $42,240, but I was given $1,500 to $2,000 more for my trade in than it was worth. I donít know what their game was, but I got the deal that I wanted. They had to trade with another dealer about 50 miles away to get the color and options that I wanted. Thank goodness for the $45 band-aid kit. I couldnít live without that option.😁.
I donít currently plan to make any modifications except to hard wire my radar detector and dash cam to the fuse box under the steering column.
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Congrats Garypsu and welcome to the forum. Will be interesting to see how many other BMW owners make the switch to the G70. Tough to ignore the lower running costs and incredible factory warranty offered by Genesis. Were you looking at anything else?
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Congrats Garypsu and welcome to the forum. Will be interesting to see how many other BMW owners make the switch to the G70. Tough to ignore the lower running costs and incredible factory warranty offered by Genesis. Were you looking at anything else?
My BMW originally listed for $58,000 in 2012, but I bought it certified pre-owned for $34,500 when it was 3 years old. I decided that I no longer needed to have a convertible, and the potential repair costs for an out of warranty BMW. The only other car that I considered was a Kia Stinger. I did like the hatchback, but it was larger than I preferred, and not as refined or sporty as the G70.
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Unless you're buying a higher end BMW, they just aren't all that worth buying any more. I used to be heavily in favor of them till models like the G70 came around. Lexus would be on my radar but the IS just isn't sporty enough and ES isn't helping.
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Any pics you can share?
Amazing to see how many BMW defectors there are right now.
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Any pics you can share?
Amazing to see how many BMW defectors there are right now.
Snapshots taken by my driveway security camera, so not the best pics.
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Snapshots taken by my driveway security camera, so not the best pics.
Looks great. Love that rim design.

Out of curiosity, what made you swap a convertible for a sedan?
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Looks great. Love that rim design.
Out of curiosity, what made you swap a convertible for a sedan?
Between the heat, cold, and rain in the northeast, I didnít put the top down all that much. It also was not fun on highways - the noise and the smell. Iíve had about ten convertibles over the years. Iím 73 now and still a ďcar guyĒ, but I wanted all of the autonomous and safety features that my car didnít have. It wasnít an easy decision to get rid of the BMW. I can always let my wife drive and stick my head out of the sunroof. 😜
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