Sounds like you’re making a wise decision.Just got an e-mail today about it. Not sure if I want to take it or not. Leaning towards no, since it's kind of impractical to have in my area.
Yeah, I was surprised it wasn’t an option. But at least it comes with the darker colored seats.Yeah I passed. I don't want to give up the ventilated seats.
It’s an enthusiast’s car. Not many are willing to put an extra $20k into a car that looks/is similar to one that costs much less, but an enthusiast will.Guaranteed at least $8-$10K upside down. I specifically asked about leasing. Perhaps they're doing so because they are finding it difficult to offload these. One wouldn't think it would take so long to get rid of 47 cars??
Would have done the same in your shoes.I politely declined today. It’s not the price for me—I actually think the extra bits are worth it — rather, I’m not going to burn $10k just to get out of the lease on a perfectly nice ‘22 PP with leather and 8500 miles…
They need to target NEW buyers (or owners looking for a second one) because most current lessees or owners are not willing to take a bath on the deal (which they would). The offer is just not set up for the average owner of the current car, and I’m not sure how much it appeals to someone not already very familiar with the car. If it was reasonable to get out of a lease or resale values were better, I think they’d already be gone.
BTW, I was offered one in “Snow”, which I don’t really care for. I also think these should have had leather as standard or at least available…I don’t like the weave tech. Still, I would probably have taken it if it wasn’t for the huge negative equity issue. So, there is still one out there for someone. 😊
Didn’t even think about going through an auto policy. Thanks! I’ll be checking with my auto insurance and finance company.Check to see if your auto policy can include gap insurance (some leases include it as well.). Way cheaper than a dealer program.
Thanks for the insight! Much appreciated. I was leaning towards just putting aside some funds for maintenance and warranty.I have two buddies who work in auto dealerships and both have said maintenance packages on BEVs are unnecessary and a racket for the dealerships. They said you don't receive the value back compared to what you paid, so poor ROI for consumer. We made the mistake of purchasing the brake and wheel coverage for my wife's X5 plug-in hybrid because the F&I guy pushed it so hard. He said the X5 is a heavy SUV and will go through brakes quickly so the coverage is almost a necessity. After conferring with my two buddies, they both debunked that and said the vehicle will primarily brake with regen and not the physical brakes, so the physical brakes actually last longer in hybrids. We decided to cancel the service contract and have not regretted it one bit. Wife has 12k miles on X5 and last service showed her brakes wear still in the "excellent" tier.
I also learned that the plans are not actually extending the already provided warranty and maintenance, but are in lieu of, which soured things for me.I read through the terms on the extended and it looked like a lot of hassle with $100 copay for everything. GAP you should cancel once on the other side. I opted for the wheel and tire and would recommend for the BST since a big rock or pothole is probably going to damage.
Thanks! Say hi to John for me, dude’s awesome to work with. They had a Midnight there, only other color I’d consider (but paint the chrome). Yeah, the snow with no stripe just looks so clean to me. If I had opted for the stripe I would have asked for it to be offset to the side. Down the middle looks a little weird for my taste.So awesome Wolf! Your BST looks incredible! No stripe snow is the best config IMO. Jorge was talking to me about your car yesterday. I'm going to swing by the Marin space to check out some cars tomorrow. Big congrats!
Congrats! You don’t lie when you say really tight fit…it’s anxiety inducing lolHere’s a few shots of my snow BST. I am saving the original wheels for summer. My winter wheels is a really tight fit as you can see. Done 300km in the car so far and it is amazing. I was a bit worried how hard it would feel but the 8/8/8 setup it comes with feels just amazing - not uncomfortable at all.
The feel is phenomenal. I test drove a DMPPP a few months back, there is a definite difference. The DMPPP is a great drive, but I instantly felt the heaviness of the car. The BST is of course heavy (heavier?), but that feeling is tuned out with the increased steering responsiveness. The accelerator is also more responsive. Which is something that was lacking from the DMPPP I drove, which didn’t have the recent power upgrade that I’m hoping improves it.We have BSTs in the forum!! Thank you guys for charing!
I would never personally have opted out of the stripe, but I must say on your pictures it looks really good and classy without it! 👍👍❤
How are they to drive? How do they feel compared to other p2s?
Swedish VIN, starts with YS.For those that have received theirs in the US (or perhaps anywhere), what country of origin does the VIN indicate? At one point it was rumored they may get a Swedish VIN indicator, since their final assembly was in Sweden.
And second question. Can we get up close detailed pics of the front calipers. Curious to see if they are different from the standard Performance Pack brakes.
Don’t think so, at least for the front. The rotors look larger. Some articles state the brakes are also bespoke on these. Someone else that has a PP can confirm though.These are the same brakes as regular PP cars correct?
Is there a list out there of the 166 changes between this and the standard PP car?