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#25290 of 32397 Re: spare car [stickguy]
May 21, 2012 (10:34 am)
the one Q found
Yeah, why not? What's wrong with Brooklyn? Perfect place to drive a car....
Will probably run down to turnersville
One good thing about that place is you can just walk around and try out just about everything. I'm sure you know but they will let you take the car out on the street instead of using the test track.
#25291 of 32397 Re: spare car [tjc78]
May 21, 2012 (10:36 am)
I haven't been serious enough yet down there to ask, but I figured they must. No way I am buying a car unless I got it out on real roads!
but the convenience factor is hard to beat. The Hyundai, Honda and Acura stores are even all grouped right together. And Mazda is right up the road.
#25292 of 32397 Re: A bit pricey, but one of my favorites [kyfdx]
May 21, 2012 (6:52 pm)
Yeah, I wonder if they'd do an even swap for my 2003 540i M-sport?
#25294 of 32397 Nice low mileage ZHP...
May 22, 2012 (1:36 pm)
I think this has been listed for awhile now. Price seems a bit dear, but is in line with KBB (at least for some reference), and I doubt there are too many 24k mile ZHP's out there.
'06 ZHP Vert
I like it - get a convertible back in a package more appealing to the wife.
#25295 of 32397 Re: Nice low mileage ZHP... [breld]
May 23, 2012 (6:22 am)
Actually, that's a fair asking price for those miles.
1 went through auction in NJ last month with 42k miles for $19,600. Another in Kansas with 33k got $20k. Those were automatics. Probably not ZHP, but most auction buyers probably aren't paying attention to that.
My nit to pick would be "why a vert with ZHP?" Kinda defeats the purpose of getting the top performance version when you cut the roof off.
#25296 of 32397 wheels wheels wheels
May 23, 2012 (6:31 am)
So I'm suffering from the now infamous "soft wheel" issue on my 135i. Took it to the dealer for its last free service visit a couple of days ago. I gave a laundry list of complaints just to get whatever I could on my last freebee. One of those was a vibration at speed. They called to tell me I've got 4 bent wheels. The quote was something like $3500 to replace all 4 wheels and tires. Ummmm.... let me think about that ..... NO.
#25297 of 32397 Re: wheels wheels wheels [qbrozen]
May 23, 2012 (6:33 am)
The quote was something like $3500 to replace all 4 wheels and tires
They told you that with a straight face? I assume you are going aftermarket?
#25298 of 32397 Re: wheels wheels wheels [tjc78]
May 23, 2012 (6:35 am)
It was on the phone, so I couldn't see his face.
Yes. I'm just trying to find the most reasonable solution. For all new, I'm looking at $1200 to go with 17" wheels and decent tires. I'm trying to seek out used options via Ebay or CL. Found a nice 3-piece BMW set in north jersey that was just listed yesterday. The guy sold them that same day, though.
#25299 of 32397 Re: wheels wheels wheels [qbrozen]
May 23, 2012 (7:05 am)
To me, that is ridiculous. I can't believe that owners have not risen up with pitchforks, storming the castle in Montvale, and filing class-action suits.
There obviously has to be a defect/inferior design, and for the kind of money BMW demands for their product, you should at least expect wheels that aren't made out of silly putty.
and it does seem counter intuitive to replace the silly putty with more silly putty.
If I do end up with a BMW soon, it will likely be old school, with normal size (16") wheels with decent size sidewalls. And a real spare!
and given how bombed out the roads are around here, I want as much sidewall height as I can get!