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#15460 of 16087 Re: It finally happened part deux [flightnurse]
Dec 28, 2012 (10:34 am)
flight congrats on the move to porshe - going to miss you on these forums- was actually on the website last night- love the new boxter s - very sharp.
Remember to buckle up people - this weather = this time of year - roads are icy-- also remember to check tire pressure.
#15461 of 16087 Re: Flightnurse [flightnurse]
Dec 28, 2012 (11:13 am)
You've got me confused with din001. He's got the Sport Pkg, Stick, 328i Wagon. I've got an E90 328xi sedan.
But since you asked... My car handles absolutely brilliant in the snow. We just had a nasty 2-3" with an icy coating the other day. My car went on like it was 80 degrees and sunny. Yes I played around with it a little bit. I shut off the stability control and did some beautiful doughnuts in an empty doctor's office parking lot. I shut the stability control off again and did a power slide onto my street.
I really do LOVE my car. It suits my needs perfectly. My 2 big problems are:
1. My wife likes it too and complained to me last night that she doesn't get to drive it enough (implying I need to take her Pilot at least once a week).
2. What I'm going to do when the lease is up. After 15,000 + miles in 9 months, I don't think I'm going to find anything that drives remotely like it (even at it's inflated residual value) when the lease is up.
#15462 of 16087 Re: Flightnurse [nyccarguy]
Dec 28, 2012 (11:35 am)
instead of getting it at an inflated residual, you might do well with one of the other 400,000 2011s that will be coming off lease. May not be quite as loaded, but you could get (possibly) a much lower mile version CPO, for the same price as yours non-CPO. Getting on with 3 years/30K on it, means you would have another 3/70 warranty to play with, which should work with how you use it.
#15463 of 16087 Re: Flightnurse [stickguy]
Dec 28, 2012 (12:12 pm)
It's actually funny how alike we think. I kinda had thoughts along the same line and started looking at prices of '08, '09, & '10 used & CPO cars after I posted my comment. I'm actually willing to take a less loaded car. Features that are a must are AWD, heated seats, 17" wheels (there are some 16"s on '09s & '10s that are horrible looking IMHO), Automatic, & Adaptive Xenon headlights.
There will definitely be a TON of E90 328xis out there when my lease is up to choose from. Only 1 will be MINE though. But for a substantial discount with a CPO warranty, less mileage, & cheapo financing, I might have to look to another 3er (just don't tell my car).
#15464 of 16087 Re: Flightnurse [nyccarguy]
Dec 28, 2012 (3:53 pm)
"But for a substantial discount with a CPO warranty"
I would go for any discount to your car to get the added protection of the cpo. Sure someone else drove the car before you but they also took car of the car with bmws "free" maintence plan like you are enjoying now. I also thing that cars will be easy to come by, a low mileage well equipped xi in the NYC area won't be hard to find. They are more common in town here then a ford. (All fords)
The other thought would be to try to negotiate with the lender maybe there is flex on pricing- who knows. Can't believe you are worrying / talking about this now after just signing the lease.
#15465 of 16087 Re: It finally happened part deux [flightnurse]
Dec 28, 2012 (4:47 pm)
I think you did well flightnurse Congrats!
#15466 of 16087 Re: Flightnurse [sweendogy]
Dec 28, 2012 (5:30 pm)
You are right about the fact that there are a ton of E90 328xis out there to choose from. I'll find the right one, for sure. You are also right about the fact that I shouldn't be worried about what's next considering I have another 21 months to go. It was just a thought that popped into my head at that particular moment.
I'm definitely open to buying a CPO car that's a year or 2 older than my '11 with less miles to save a decent chunk of change compared to buying out my lease.
We'll see what happens.
#15467 of 16087 Re: Flightnurse [nyccarguy]
Dec 28, 2012 (8:49 pm)
don't forget, if you are buying it out, you are just financing a used car. Often they have those deals on the CPO with super cheap rates, or they pay the first 3 payments.
#15468 of 16087 above the entry level
Dec 28, 2012 (8:54 pm)
but my BIL has a current generation BMW 550. Might be a 2010? Anyway, barely 25K on it, and tires are shot. To replace the OEM runflats was going to cost 2K. Ouch. Given that he hates the run flats anyway, he ordered a comparable normal tire, and that is going to only run about 1K, and likely have much better ride and handling characteristics. And for the savings, he will risk running without a spare! Just have to wait for the flatbed if the worst happens.
I told him to just find a donut and a jack, and stash them in the trunk. I doubt that he ever uses the trunk anyway, so losing a little trunk space isn't going to matter.
Dec 28, 2012 (9:28 pm)
We're supposed to get about 5 inches of snow tomorrow. Should make for a fun drive home from work tomorrow afternoon.