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#15463 of 16088 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 16088 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 16088 Re: It finally happened part deux [flightnurse]
Dec 28, 2012 (4:47 pm)
I think you did well flightnurse Congrats!
#15466 of 16088 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 16088 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 16088 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.
#15470 of 16088 Re: Looking Forward [nyccarguy]
Dec 28, 2012 (9:35 pm)
down by philly we should just be getting rain.
Just spent the holidays in upstate NY, so saw plenty of snow (we got about 12" Wednesday/Thursday). We came home tonight instead of tomorrow since odds are the drive down through the storm would have been a nightmare!
Have to say though, in the little bit of snow driving (on a semi-plowed driveway) the RDX went through it like it was a drive road. The Odyssey, especially on the old tires, would have been slipping and sliding all over the place.
#15471 of 16088 Happy New Years ya'll
Dec 31, 2012 (9:04 am)
the title says it all... Be safe!
#15472 of 16088 Re: It finally happened part deux [flightnurse]
Dec 31, 2012 (5:01 pm)
FN...sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. We've had the S4 on the road a ton visiting relatives over the holidays. Getting ready to head to a New Year's dinner.
S4 did great in the snow (and slush). It doesn't have the summer tires on it. But, we've been through 6-8 inches of fresh snow, packed snow, icy snow. No problems.
I'm not doing any full throttle burnouts. Nor am I trying to do an doughnuts. But, driving normally, no issues at all. Had a tiny scare when I had to stand on the brakes for some idiot who was going up a snowy hill (without getting a head start and no momentum) and started to slide backwards.
I didn't feel ABS through the pedal, but could tell the tires were grabbing-releasing in quick succession. Tragedy averted (although the driver in front of me ended up in the median).
335 ix has done very well, too.
I wouldn't hesitate to take either car out in any weather short of blizzard conditions.
I'm being chastised for posting and not getting ready for dinner. Gotta go!
Happy New Year!