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You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#3751 of 30250 Thanks for the responses...
May 22, 2001 (1:26 pm)
I forgot about the taxes here in New Jersey, I used to live in Illinois where all of the tax is paid up front, even on a lease.
It seems that the best plan would be to negotiate a deal with my local BMW dealer to split the profit and skip the taxes by rolling my share into a new leased 330i.
Keeping my car is certainly a very good option as well. Prior to the 328i I turned in a 1995 Passat GLX (on the 15K per year lease plan) with well over 80K miles, OOPS! Fortunately the ODO broke shortly before the turn in (3rd time that happened - first two replaced under warranty) and VW refused to replace it, even though (based upon the posts here on Edmunds) this was a known problem with the 1995-1996 vintage Passats. I had a local shop replace the instrument cluster for about $400 and feigned forgetfulness regarding current mileage (my Passat was officially turned in with 18.3 miles!). Anyway, I am now only driving about 11K miles per year and I still have a 15K lease plan. The result is that the buyout for my 328i will be WAY below its market value. That MAY mean that when a new lease is calculated, the monthly MAY go down significantly.
I will keep ya'll posted.
May 22, 2001 (1:48 pm)
Shall we ask now or shall we ask later? Anyone still complaining that they are not getting their questions answered here? Don't ask Jeeves, ask the 3-series board. Shagedelic, baby...
May 22, 2001 (2:03 pm)
Well Brave, since you offered.........In 2 hours I'm going to the orthopedist for my shoulder. It's been bugging me for 10 months and hasn't been getting better. Really hampering swimming, working out and even kid lifting. MRI says no tear, but tendonitis and enlarged Ac joint. I've taken enough motrin to kill a cow, do lots of PT excercises and had two cortisone shots, to little avail. Arthroscopic surgery doesn't sound like fun, with no guarantee and 3 months rehab. Besides a client of mine just had it and it didn't turn out well.
I know this is a tough one, but you guys have a broad range of info and experience.
#3754 of 30250 Marc - I searched the archives on this issue
May 22, 2001 (2:11 pm)
and I got the answer for you:
1. Switch hands
2. If Option 1 fails, go with Victoria Secret brochures - NO shoulder injuries have ever been reported from those.
lol.................gotta go outside take a break, my colleagues think i'm crazy, probably justifiably so...
Marc, I'm sorry if this is is a real issue for you; I assumed you were making it up getz-style and I'd like to apologize if I was not sensitive. Sorry...
#3755 of 30250 Thanks I asked for it
May 22, 2001 (2:17 pm)
May 22, 2001 (2:19 pm)
Unfortunately it's real. But medical science hasn't figured it out. I think I'll go swimming to see if it acts up for the doctor.
May 22, 2001 (2:23 pm)
I'll ask my wife - she's a market research manager for a biotech company and may know sth about it. Not keeping my hopes too high but I'll see if she knows anything. Sorry again I was not sensitive to your pain but at least I hope I put a smile on your face with my foolish comments. Will send you an e-mail if I find out anything.
May 22, 2001 (2:25 pm)
OK! I admit, I am a little biased; the only Japanese car that I seriously considered when I was shopping was the Acura TL. After the recent outburst from v_tech, I attempted to take a rational open-minded look at the IS300, well, different strokes for different folks. I gotta tell ya, that is one butt ugly car. I have always loved cars that pushed design boundaries (1982 Audi GT Coupe/Quattro, 1950's and early 1960's Jaguar Saloons and even the Citroen 2CV, Bugeye Sprite and Mini-Cooper), even when I did not find the aesthetic personally appealing. However, this is an OUCH, it hurts my eyes. Having said that, isn't it wonderful we have so much diversity in this world, otherwise, we would all be driving an "Ultimate Driving Machine".
#3759 of 30250 jason...other options.
May 22, 2001 (2:42 pm)
There were none. I stumbled upon the Austin BMW dealership when trying to get from 360 to Mopac and thought what the hell, a little "test drive" couldn't hurt. Bad move on my part I guess, but It'll beat the 92 Stylus I'm driving (hey, it's paid for).
#3760 of 30250 mfeldman
May 22, 2001 (2:47 pm)
Back in the early 1990's (before wife and kids) I was doing triathlons and developed sever "Swimmers Shoulder" in my right shoulder. I found an article in "Triathlon Times" a monthly rag from the Triathlon Federation on the number of triathletes who were developing said malady. In the article they illustrated several exercises using elastic tubing (the medical stuff) tied to a door handle to exercise the shoulder and build up certain muscles in the shoulder which help offset the muscles that you develop when swimming. The goal here was to balance the musculature around the "Ball and Saucer" of the shoulder joint, and as a result, force the "Ball" to be properly located during the stroke. I have lived in 3 states and 7 homes since then, I doubt that I will be able to find said article (I am sure that I kept it for obvious reasons), however, I have found two web sites that address the issue. One of them even has illustrated exercises similar to what I used 10 years ago (they seemed to help by the way).
The links are too long in include here, so e-mail me at shipoyahoo.com and I will send them to you.