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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,322
    Bahahahaha.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,608
    kyfdx said:

    It’s well-known that ZHP owners are smarter and prettier than most people, and have a sparkling wit, though. ;)

    I completely exemplify this statement which is exactly why I need another one!

    2019 Subaru Crosstrek Limited Venetian Red over Black
    2017 BMW X1 Jet Black over Mocha

  • lemmerlemmer Posts: 2,699
    I am not sure when I last checked in. It has probably been a couple years. I think I had a 6 speed TL and a Boxster S at that time. Since then, I've sold those and bought and sold -

    2006 BMW M5 (for a week before I came to my senses and returned it to Carmax)
    2006 Lexus IS350
    2007 MINI Cooper S (owned for a week before I passed it on to a friend)
    2015 Acura RDX (wife tired of it so it became my car for a while)

    I currently have -

    2014 BMW i3
    2011 BMW 128i
    2012 Prius (my teen daughter drives and wrecked and loves)
    2004 Stella 150 scooter (bought to scooter with my wife)
    2008 Kymco People 150 scooter (wife loves it in concept but never rides, so I ride it)
    1999 Yamaha TW200


  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,322
    That must have been a beautiful week with the M5.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • lemmerlemmer Posts: 2,699

    That must have been a beautiful week with the M5.

    It was both beautiful and terrifying when you turned off the electronic nannies. It would smoke the tires until you ran out of courage.

    But commuting to work, it felt like a normal 5 series with a blown out exhaust header and the world's clunkiest transmission (SMG).
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,851
    I like that hot rod. But not that baby blue.

    The GTM looks painful to deal with. As in physically.

    Pretty SAAB. But wrong trans, and way too many miles.

    I like this. I always had a sweet spot for these. Should have bought one when they were cheaper!

    https://www.bmwoffairfax.com/used/BMW/2017-BMW-M240i-fairfax-653660ff0a0d04fe22b3e01f54d25884.htm?utm_source=cars.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=deeplink

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • kyfdxkyfdx Everywhere, USAPosts: 126,124
    stickguy said:

    I like that hot rod. But not that baby blue.

    The GTM looks painful to deal with. As in physically.

    Pretty SAAB. But wrong trans, and way too many miles.

    I like this. I always had a sweet spot for these. Should have bought one when they were cheaper!

    https://www.bmwoffairfax.com/used/BMW/2017-BMW-M240i-fairfax-653660ff0a0d04fe22b3e01f54d25884.htm?utm_source=cars.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=deeplink

    That's really pretty, and a steal for $36,500.

    Give me a coupe with a stick, and that could work!

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  • lemmerlemmer Posts: 2,699
    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    I like that hot rod. But not that baby blue.

    The GTM looks painful to deal with. As in physically.

    Pretty SAAB. But wrong trans, and way too many miles.

    I like this. I always had a sweet spot for these. Should have bought one when they were cheaper!

    https://www.bmwoffairfax.com/used/BMW/2017-BMW-M240i-fairfax-653660ff0a0d04fe22b3e01f54d25884.htm?utm_source=cars.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=deeplink

    That's really pretty, and a steal for $36,500.

    Give me a coupe with a stick, and that could work!
    Tip for the Sonic dealers - they are fixed price and they drop the prices over time. When the cars go on the lot, the last digit in the price is 1, then a 2, then a 3, and finally a 4. So usually when the last digit is a $4, that is your best deal. Sometimes they will drop it again, but the last number is still a 4. So that BMW is probably is cheap as it is going to get.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,322
    stickguy said:

    I like that hot rod. But not that baby blue.

    The GTM looks painful to deal with. As in physically.

    Pretty SAAB. But wrong trans, and way too many miles.

    I like this. I always had a sweet spot for these. Should have bought one when they were cheaper!

    https://www.bmwoffairfax.com/used/BMW/2017-BMW-M240i-fairfax-653660ff0a0d04fe22b3e01f54d25884.htm?utm_source=cars.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=deeplink

    That car is a steal, especially with qualifying for 0.99% financing for 60 months.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,851
    That was the wrong link. I meant to post to a yellow TR-6 on BaT!

    the red 240i I found for Jr. It was cheap. I believe though it is RWD not xDrive like the ad mentions (at least my son thought so). But, that is a plus to me! He liked the Estoril Blue AWD better though, even though it is a little more expensive (listed).

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,745
    I drove a 2018 F-150 XLT Supercrew 4x4 with the 2.7 this afternoon. Dealer didn't seem busy at all--not good for the end of the month! The 2.7 / 10 speed auto is a great powertrain. You can easily smoke the rear tires. Definitely a lot more power than the Tahoe. It would really be a beast if you added a little more boost, which apparently you can do with an aftermarket device if you're willing to burn premium fuel. I did not feel like it rode noticeably better than the Tahoe, despite the significantly longer wheelbase. The idle stop was not noticeable and did not bother me. I agree with henryn that it is extremely quiet. I didn't mess with the infotainment, but it looked really good, especially compared to the Tahoe's basic radio with a matrix LED display.

    The gripe I have is that the Tahoe, at 202", is roughly the length of a full size car. The F-150 is two and a half feet longer. You don't feel that out on the highway, but it creates a very large turning radius. The F-150 isn't really wider than the Tahoe, but the overhangs created by the length make it difficult to maneuver in tight quarters. I had to do a five point turn and constantly check the mirrors just to get it out of its space in the dealer's lot. I felt like I was going to sideswipe the adjacent vehicles. I probably never would have noticed if their lot wasn't almost completely full with the vehicles jammed together like sardines. If I needed a replacement for the Tahoe, the F-150 would definitely be a frontrunner, but driving it didn't quite give me the itch.
  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXPosts: 2,575
    I agree, it is big, and it feels even bigger when you're trying to maneuver in a tight space. Which is one reason why I bought a regular cab last year, much easier to maneuver, to park, etc.

    But overall, I am quite happy to be back in a supercrew. Did you try folding up the two back seats to see just how much flat interior floor space that leaves? It is amazing what you can carry back there.
    2018 Ford F150 XLT Crew Cab, 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,184
    edited June 2018
    I kind of like the LCI(facelifted) M240i, but not enough to trade my M235i for one. I think I'm going to hang on to it and get a M Performance differential and a mild tune. I might install the M Performance interior trim(alcantara/carbon fiber) as well. My bride likes the all-black M Performance grills, so why not?
    About the only thing I'd rather have is a M2 Competition or a Stelvio Quadrifoglio and either one would cost many, MANY, times more than the cost of those upgrades that I have planned for my car...
    Of course, if I win something in the BMW CCA raffle all bets are off. B)

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,851
    might have to look this one over when I am at the dealer tomorrow. Really curious to know what they are asking for it (I hate ads with "please call for price"). I assume between that and no pics, not on site yet so can't price accurately.

    Though I have to wonder what makes me think buying an 8 YO Audi is a smart idea, other than I love this body style, and the color, and it is a manual.

    https://www.bmwmainline.com/used/Audi/2011-Audi-A4-4c7545280a0d0cc729339441133ef21d.htm

    one of these would make the wife happy, and not break the bank. Kind of low content though. I want something that supports on screen navi somehow. Loving carplay. But it is basically just a car!

    https://www.bmwmainline.com/certified/BMW/2015-BMW-3+Series-d1e9b8de0a0d0cc73e5e1b3c5adb3c45.htm

    Allrighty now, this is the one. What a unicorn up here. A RWD 3 series sedan, with a Stick? Loving it. 535 miles only? Odd. too bad it is out of my price range, because I would love one of these. I might have to figure out how to make it work if it was a chestnut interior!

    https://www.bmwmainline.com/used/BMW/2017-BMW-3+Series-fccbec770a0d04fe10b5f529472110b2.htm

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,354
    I like that 330i.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base -2018 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2014 Nissan Altima 3.5SL
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,294
    pensfan83 said:
    I like that 330i.
    That makes 2 of us

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD, 2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,745
    henryn said:
    I agree, it is big, and it feels even bigger when you're trying to maneuver in a tight space. Which is one reason why I bought a regular cab last year, much easier to maneuver, to park, etc. But overall, I am quite happy to be back in a supercrew. Did you try folding up the two back seats to see just how much flat interior floor space that leaves? It is amazing what you can carry back there.
    I looked in the back seat and it was cavernous! Didn’t try folding them. It was really hot and I didn’t want to spend any more time outside. 
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,424
    edited June 2018
    stickguy said:

    ....Allrighty now, this is the one. What a unicorn up here. A RWD 3 series sedan, with a Stick? Loving it. 535 miles only? Odd. too bad it is out of my price range, because I would love one of these. I might have to figure out how to make it work if it was a chestnut interior!

    https://www.bmwmainline.com/used/BMW/2017-BMW-3+Series-fccbec770a0d04fe10b5f529472110b2.htm

    Interesting. This nearly-new rare manual BMW seems loaded. 0-60 in 5.5. Based on the options and the BMW build-your-own site, I'm guessing the original msrp was c. $48k? Might be worth making an offer....? Or at least taking a fun test drive? Maybe ask to see a pic of the original Monroney? Will BMW finance at a low rate on these?
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,991
    sda said:

    Looks like a solid truck. Any rust? What engine, transmission? That series was a clean design.

    Solid for a (nearly) fully original 50-year-old beast! It as a little rust in the bottom of the doors due to water drainage issues. The biggest issue, currently, is needing to put a new bed on it due to the wood being mostly rotted. It sat in a yard for about 23 years with a cab-over camper on the back, so that wood saw a lot of continuous moisture.

    307 and 4-speed Muncie transmission; 74,000 miles (29K when I bought it in 1997!). I need to replace the tires again, too. The set on it replaced the originals in July of 1997. :D

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,991
    breld said:

    Actually my wife was questioning why they revived the Insight name as it doesnt exactly conjure up any high point for Honda.  

    Maybe they have some sort of insight that escapes the rest of us...?
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,991
    edited June 2018
    stickguy said:

    My guess, about trade value. Maybe a little less. He seems to think the numbers work. The BMW at least seems to be a good deal.

    This would likely be a classic CCBA justification. Reset the loan clock to 60 months, up the payment maybe $100, and good to go.

    One lesson learned. Never, ever buy an Audi new.

    And BMW is better? Or, was this 2 series a used model?

    EDIT: Further reading confirmed that it was, indeed, used! :)
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,991
    au1994 said:


    Yes, it is an automatic. I’m ok with that in Atlanta traffic. Plus an auto convertible is less likely to be flogged but at 13k miles, not much flogging could have taken place.

    Even at the low miles I’d need a high comfort level with maintenance or be able to plan for it. Rubber bits don’t like to sit so that would be a concern. The cooling system in the E46 is a known weak point. Need to know if the airbags have been done too. Tires looked good but not sure of the age. Lots of questions but for the right price, its a great car.

    She hasn’t texted or called back with a number so nothing to get excited about yet.

    Not that this car would suffer from this, but just to add a little soberness to the idea of 13,000 miles being a level at which "not much flogging could have taken place....."

    I had a friend who owned a 2004 Cobra. He bought it used with about 2,500 miles on it (and something like six years old at the time). Totally pristine. He had about 4,000 miles on it when he sold it several years later, but most (and I do mean MOST) of the miles he put on it were a quarter mile at a time.... I cannot even remember all the upgrades and replaced parts (due to breakage, mostly) I help him put on that car during those few short years....

    Dog miles probably don't even describe how fast the mechanicals on that car probably aged. He got a great price for it, though. The 4,000 miles really sold it.

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,322
    nyccarguy said:
    pensfan83 said:
    I like that 330i.
    That makes 2 of us
    3 of us
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i, 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
     I think the color of the new trucks interior that you bought is called earth there’s also another color that’s even where it’s like a brown not sure which one you have the ortho is pretty common and black is that the color you have on your new truck interior earth all the other cars you all posted above sound interesting 
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
     Second interview at the rally auto group went well Wednesday had the first interview with the HR girl that he met with the manager of the business development department they’re gonna let me know if they decide to choose me I’m praying that they do they’re still interviewing some more people I definitely told him in the HR woman on Wednesday about my love of coarse hopefully that helps and overlook the disability just want to be given a chance finally after a number of years of fighting in applying for jobs 
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
    This dealer group only has a couple of dealers and it’s a family owned and they’re all higher and luxury makes Lexus be MW Acura think Audi too I know I’m missing some Mercedes two went to the BMW dealer to meet with the business development manager got there the number of minutes before nine took Uber so I walked up to a few cars only the show room was huge I didn’t walk up to any and I mean all of them I should’ve I had the time but I just didn’t because I was waiting for the receptionist to come in so I could ask for the business development manager
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
     There was one orange juice gold colored small SUV or wagon that was low to the ground that I took a picture it’s on my Facebook I don’t know how to post pictures here that was the only one that I walked up to that I loved there’s also a two door coupe in black I think it was definitely have a red interior 
  • tbirdmarcotbirdmarco new yorkPosts: 3,838
      So there was two punches I thought I read earlier today in the past week I know Henry water pick up truck last night and who was the other punch didn’t read back all the pages to check 
  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXPosts: 2,575

     I think the color of the new trucks interior that you bought is called earth there’s also another color that’s even where it’s like a brown not sure which one you have the ortho is pretty common and black is that the color you have on your new truck interior earth all the other cars you all posted above sound interesting 

    The window sticker says "MEDIUM CAMEL CLOTH". I'm 50% color blind, so don't trust me to tell you anything about colors. (smile)
    2018 Ford F150 XLT Crew Cab, 2016 Chrysler Town & Country Touring
  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 4,424
    edited June 2018

      So there was two punches I thought I read earlier today in the past week I know Henry water pick up truck last night and who was the other punch didn’t read back all the pages to check 

    My family got a new CR-V in the bright red "lava" color. It's mainly my wife's car. In the AWD version like we have it weighs almost 3500 lbs.




    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
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