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#30254 of 32399 Re: 550 anyone [ateixeira]
Feb 15, 2013 (1:10 pm)
But also 2 years old. I hope it wasn't sitting outside, untouched, for 2 years.
Regarding the RL, yes, AWD should be standard. It needs something to differentiate itself other than odd eyes.
#30255 of 32399 Re: 550 anyone [boomchek]
Feb 15, 2013 (1:09 pm)
It's a used bargain - you can get a pristine 05+ one here for around 20K, lots of bang for the buck. But a big Accord for 60K, not such a bargain.
#30256 of 32399 Re: 550 anyone [ateixeira]
Feb 15, 2013 (1:18 pm)
Not to mention that you'd have to put up with that hideously ugly car. That has to be the worst grille design in the last few years.
#30257 of 32399 Re: 550 anyone [fintail]
Feb 15, 2013 (1:39 pm)
Not used. Not CPO either.
Call it Unused?
#30258 of 32399 Re: 550 anyone [ateixeira]
Feb 15, 2013 (1:53 pm)
As far as I know, it would be sold as new and carry the warranty (and maintenance) as such. By the time those expire, anything that would have suffered sitting around for 2 years would probably be taken care of on the factory dime. So i say new.
HOWEVER, I will point out that the nicest used one to go through auction had just 2k on it and sold for $48k. So you are still paying a premium on this car to buy "new."
#30259 of 32399 Re: 550 anyone [qbrozen]
Feb 15, 2013 (2:05 pm)
Man, why aren't these Bimmers being driven at all? 2k miles?
Couldn't afford the premium fuel?
#30260 of 32399 Chronic Tire Buyers Anonymous
Feb 15, 2013 (2:56 pm)
2nd set of tires ordered already this year.
After test driving several competent cars, but none as fun as my Miata, I decided to buy...
I didn't like the stiff ride over the awful potholes here, plus the SUV-like fender gaps in the wheel wells. So I did a bunch of research and found 2 people running a bigger tire size (what I want), and a 3rd running a much bigger tire size.
My stock size was 205/45R17, but there is also a 215/45R17 factory tire. I purchased 215/50R17, same as the 2 folks mentioned above.
So I'm 4.9% oversized, 0.4" more sidewall. But...the difference is only half that compared to the 215mm size, and that's within the +/- 3% industry tolerance for tire size variation.
I stretched a bit, but didn't go too crazy.
Tire Rack has a close out and that prompted me to order them now. Shipped to a local shop for mounting hopefully next week. Will take before/after pics. I hope these fill out the wheel wells a little better than the tiny looking OEM rubber.
#30261 of 32399 Re: Chronic Tire Buyers Anonymous [ateixeira]
Feb 15, 2013 (3:20 pm)
You'll probably notice the ride being a little more compliant, but you'll definitely notice the gauges being depressed! Just don't watch your speedometer too much, because that 20 mph morning drive might seem just a tad bit slower here on in....
#30262 of 32399 Re: 550 anyone [ateixeira]
Feb 15, 2013 (3:52 pm)
Those prices make me feel good about my AWD LaCrosse with nav and panoramic roof -- brand new for 35k. Maybe the Acura is worth 26k more -- but my Buick is a very nice place to spend time.
#30263 of 32399 Re: German cars [qbrozen]
Feb 15, 2013 (4:00 pm)
Is that a 3-door or 5-door?
A 3-door would be right around $16k auction. A 5-door is more like $19k.
It's a 5-door - that's a big difference in auction price for the two extra doors.
Sounds like the $18,975 price is a great one - or indicative of problems, but the carfax is clean.
Maybe I'll check it out further next week if it's still available.