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#29099 of 32332 Re: Another 335i [qbrozen]
Jan 08, 2013 (9:57 am)
Yeah, I think you're right on the N54 vs N55 and the warranty coverage.
I like the extra peace of mind that the CPO brings, but I also like the extra money in my pocket on this one. A warranty can always be purchased later if it makes sense.
#29100 of 32332 Re: Current Time in the RB Fleet [oldfarmer50]
Jan 08, 2013 (10:23 am)
Hahaha; well, you run your old iron. Mine mostly just sits.
The F250 is winter-use only as a snow plow. Considering how much I've used it, I've put a ridiculous amount of work into it.
The C20 sees some hauling duty in the summer, but I doubt I put more than 500 miles a year on it. I'd like to restore it, actually (it mostly just needs a paint job and new wood in the bed), as it is all original at this point other than tires, bulbs, wires, plugs, and hoses, but I have to finish my house first so I have some place to do it!
The E100, well, it is primarily my seasonal tire and rabbit food storage shed (mobile!), but I take it out a couple times a summer to stir things up. It's my labor of love.... I've had it since I was thirteen. I drove it between Alaska and Oregon three times, though, and that was always an adventure. I'd almost like to make that run in it again, just for the nostalgia. Almost.
#29101 of 32332 Re: Another 335i [breld]
Jan 08, 2013 (10:31 am)
Word on the BMW boards is that BMWNA has started cracking down on the dealer practice of CPO-ing a car that's already in inventory when a customer requests it. I'm sure BMWNA doesn't like it (their position is that the CPO decision should be made at the time the dealer takes the car into inventory), but to me, it's not as shady as a lot of the other things dealers do.
#29102 of 32332 Re: Current Time in the RB Fleet [roadburner]
Jan 08, 2013 (10:42 am)
This Pinto is more subdued. It is the standard wagon (no portholes!), white with fake woodie. Quite the sight, for sure. My mom had let it sit for about five or six years with no distributor in it. When I picked it up from her, I spent several hours getting it running, and it was running well, but I was concerned about the internals.
My brother (who was 50% owner) wanted to take it to college at Linfield (about 250+ miles away), but I strongly encouraged him not to do so given that we had only put about 250 miles on it since the fix, and there was no telling whether it was going to hold up (I always run a minimum of 500 miles before I feel comfortable with a rebuild or major repair). Of course he didn't heed that advice, and 240 miles into his trip it threw a rod through the block.
My father recommended it go to the great beyond, but I'm a stubborn cuss. I drove down there with a car dolly, hauled it home, parked it in our quanset hut, flew back to Alaska, and there the car sits today.
#29103 of 32332 Re: evening entertainment [stickguy]
Jan 08, 2013 (11:55 am)
For some reason I like those non-parallel B-pillar Fleetwoods. A bit pricey and I would prefer leather, but looks like a nice car. The LTD looks good too, haven't seen one of those on the road in ages. That's the cheapest running driving MB W220 I have seen, but there's a reason for that.
Jan 08, 2013 (1:16 pm)
So my sister and her husband are both in need of vehicles. I am pushing them to go the leasing route because they don't take care of their cars and the husband is all about paying as little per month as possible.
So, anyone know a site or list of the cheapest current lease deals? I've just been seeking them out one by one, but there has to be a better way. So far, I've suggested the current Kia, Hyundai, Mazda, Honda, Nissan, and Chevy deals (last one was her idea... she likes the Cruze). I'm looking for anything under $200/mo for starters.
#29105 of 32332 AWD? V8? Under $30K?
Jan 08, 2013 (1:12 pm)
Anybody driven one of these 2012 or 2013 Dodge Chargers? 370 hp V8, available AWD (RWD based), decent looking, & massive incentives for a possible purchase price of under $30K. It might be worth a look.
#29107 of 32332 Re: AWD? V8? Under $30K? [nyccarguy]
Jan 08, 2013 (1:22 pm)
Drove a 300 (same as Charger) when they first came out. Nice car with tons of power, but the interior was crappy. The newer models seemed to have corrected that.
I saw something like 4K rebates or 0% and 2K. Those are monster incentives for sure. I would also be willing to bet you can buy at invoice (minus rebates) all day long.
Jan 08, 2013 (1:36 pm)
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