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#29223 of 32424 Re: Update from Colorado [corvette]
Jan 10, 2013 (3:53 pm)
I do believe that 545i has the BMW "m-tech" front bumper, so it is likely that there have been other modifications to the car.
#29224 of 32424 Re: Explorer Limited Update [corvette]
Jan 10, 2013 (5:14 pm)
Thanks, he had thought he read that in the owner's manual, maybe he needs to browse it more than once.
#29225 of 32424 Re: need help [steine13]
Jan 10, 2013 (5:37 pm)
the final tally with tax, tags, and a partridge in a pear tree comes to $3950 for two years and 30k miles of driving. Or 13 cents/mile.
What about tires, brake pads, wipers, oil changes, and other wear and tear items?
#29226 of 32424 Re: need help [steine13]
Jan 10, 2013 (9:00 pm)
I drove a Cruze stick at Indy last year. It's a remarkably nice car. Congrats!
#29227 of 32424 Re: Update from Colorado [qbrozen]
Jan 10, 2013 (9:05 pm)
I find the E30 a bit intriguing.
I'd take a clean E30 325is or E28 535is over 98% of the new cars currently for sale in the US.
#29228 of 32424 Re: need help [andres3]
Jan 11, 2013 (3:55 am)
>> What about tires, brake pads, wipers, oil changes, and other wear and tear items?
I suspect I shall have to buy them...
Seriously, with a 2-year lease, I should not need anything but oil changes and maybe a set of $20 wiper blades -- definitely no brakes on a small car driven by my wife -- but given how crappy OEM tires on cheap cars often are, I suspect I'll be shelling out for replacements. I guess I'll do it early.
24k could be close, 30k is very iffy. Of course, the snows from my Vibe don't fit... wrong bolt circle. Rats.
#29229 of 32424 Re: need help [steine13]
by kyfdx HOST
Jan 11, 2013 (5:22 am)
I've never had to buy tires for a lease turn-in, even with two of them at 50K-55K miles....
Plus, the penalty is usually less than the actual cost, so no point in not trying to get them to slide by....
#29230 of 32424 Re: need help [kyfdx]
Jan 11, 2013 (7:13 am)
I've never had to buy tires for a lease turn-in
My 06 Avalon with Bridgeston Turanza EL400s needed tires at 27K miles, even though they were always inflated properly and rotated every 5k miles.
My 09 Genesis with Dunlop SP 5000 sport were already very thin at 22K miles when I got rid of it. No way they would have made the lease.
It does happen with certain tires. The verdict is out on my current LaCrosse with Michelin Pilots. I have a 11K on it now and they look to have plenty of tread and should make the lease (3/36).
#29231 of 32424 Re: need help [tjc78]
Jan 11, 2013 (8:01 am)
It seems like most Michelin tires wear longer than their competitors. That said, the Kumhos I have on my 540i are the best rain tires I've ever driven on.
#29232 of 32424 Re: need help [steine13]
Jan 11, 2013 (8:04 am)
"...crappy OEM tires..."
Have you considered buying yourself some good performance tires and storing the OEMs in the garage? When it's time to turn the car in remount them. You'll have two years of better performance instead of two years of crappy performance.