Last post on Mar 24, 2013 at 11:51 AM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#6765 of 30250 errickson - the lawnmower
Jun 27, 2001 (11:44 am)
Yes, it was a 1990 Civic Wagon but it did not owe me anything. Originally paid $10,100 for it and might have returned $1000 to $1200 for a trade if you believe the nada and kbb sites. It was also at its next maintance cycle for the timing belt, tires and exhaust system. The inside fan stopped working at positions 1 and 2, the front-left spring was broken 3/4 turn from the bottom and rust was poping out at wheel wells and door panels (I live in the Northeast). The tape player had quit a long time ago and the right speakers cut in and out with heat and bumps. Air conditioner still worked. It also had a history of eating (Bosch) alternators (3 in 4 years). Although my fault, it left me stranded four days before I traded the car when the original distributor cap and rotor failed to deliver the hot stuff to the plugs. I liked the car a lot and have no ill feelings but now that both children have graduated from college, I can enjoy a BMW again.
#6766 of 30250 Brave1heart
Jun 27, 2001 (11:48 am)
How many think Brave is begging his wife to stop at an Internet cafe so he can catch up?
#6769 of 30250 more on leasing vs purchasing...
Jun 27, 2001 (12:03 pm)
I agree with all of you, different people have different criteria, and should go for the one that's best for them... There are lengthy discussion on this topic in almost every car sites. So we dont need to go thru the details.
My concerns on leasing are that the car is not YOURS, and more importantly, the mileage limit. For me, I travel around 300-350miles a week, that's 15000+ a year. That means I cannot go anywhere else but to work! Unless I want to pay for the extra miles.
Anyway, I'm scheduled to pick up my car at the end of August, it is going to be a long wait...
#6771 of 30250 postoak - backsweat
Jun 27, 2001 (12:18 pm)
Nope, back has been dry thus far. The car is completely shaded all day, and the a cools it off real quick when I first get in... and I do have the black leather. Same is true in the morning in my garage (but obviously the hemp is much more comfortable).
Also spoke to my salesperson last week. He had mentioned that leather was better than leatherette when it comes to sweating. He called and told me he witnessed it first hand the other day when he had to pick up a car in New Or leans (with leatherette) and drive it to Lafayette. He said he had to change shirt when he got to Lafayette I/I the back of his shirt was soaked.
I know all this stuff gets subjective, because now we're talking about sweating, and that is DEFINITELY something that varies from one person to another. Nonetheless, I hope this info helps.
#6772 of 30250 Platypus, gurumike, others, on price to pay....
Jun 27, 2001 (12:30 pm)
I am looking at a 325i with a few added features and want to know what a fair price is. I know about $1500 over invoice is about right from what I have been reading. So here are my options
invoice=$26,520 includes, cd, heated seats, and wood trim, met paint
Should I shoot for something around $27,800? How high is too high--28K?
#6773 of 30250 Drcr, Brave1heart...
Jun 27, 2001 (12:44 pm)
I HIGHLY suspect that Brave1heart took a laptop along on the sly, however, he only has time for "Lurk Mode" while wifey is asleep.
Jun 27, 2001 (1:42 pm)
Enjoy reading through the posts daily.... this is my first time posting. Firstly my new 325i should be delivered mid August.....
White, SC, Leather, Wood, Premium sound & Xenon
Quick question...... do I get the armrest with the sports package?? In one brochure I saw it looked like it wasn't included. Thanks in advance.