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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,891
    Interesting on that MINI, it looks like the original owner waited until 1 year and 17k to have the first service done. I thought those called for the first service early at around 7,500-10k miles. Engine replaced at 25k, then waits until 41k to have the oil changed on the new engine (one year and 16k for those playing along at home). Inexplicably, MINI offered it as a CPO.

    Fitting the narrative I talked about above, owner #3 had the engine replaced in June, then there was another service visit in August, which is probably the straw that broke the camel's back.
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,030
    nyccarguy said:

    corvette said:

    nyccarguy said:

    Thanks guys for your support. I’m standing behind her 100% and trying to remain as calm and positive (not my strongest trait) as possible.

    Not my strongest traits, either! Do the best you can.
    nyccarguy said:

    CT is an “at will” state and you can be fired for literally no reason at all.

    I keep telling her that everything happens for a reason and that things will get better.

    Healthcare is really a different animal compared to most jobs, in terms of immediately firing people when there is any question at all about something they did. Get rid of the employee and figure out what actually happened later! One of my friends works for a large health care system in another state and is familiar with the HIPAA controls on their patient management software. If you access someone's patient record you don't have a reason to be accessing, there is no warning or anything. The administrators get notified and you're terminated.

    My gig, on the other hand... We have a decent organization, but they've kept some very disappointing employees on board, and there is an entire department (not mine) that is completely disorganized. I'm not sure that they've ever fired anyone in my department, but I know they have asked/encouraged some particularly bad ones to leave.
    I completely understand. My guys literally screw up on a daily basis in some way shape or form:

    Uh Boss, I uh dropped a toilet

    Uh Boss, I gave the guy 2” Black Pipe instead of 2” No Hub Pipe

    Uh Boss, the truck just stopped. (Me: Where?) on the ramp between the Cross Bronx & Major Deegan Expressway. (It was later determined that he put gas in our truck which runs on DIESEL FUEL!)

    She was fired because the mistake “could” have lead to the patient getting seriously injured and then the hospital “would” have been liable for her actions.
    One school of thought is that you don't want to fire someone that made a huge mistake because they may learn from the huge mistake, and never do it again, where as a new hire might make the same, or some other huge mistake.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,030
    qbrozen said:

    Tried to purchase that green Cayenne today. They wouldn't budge off $10,995. Through my emails, I tried to explain that the auction value is only $7k, so my initial offer of $9500 was quite strong, and then my FINAL offer of $10,250 was very strong, and more than I would care to pay but I'm trying to work with them. Nope, no go says they. Well alrighty then. Onwards and upwards.

    There's a used red '15 S4 in Richmond, CA, that's working on close to 600 days on the lot. Now the problem is dry-rotted tires, and other issues from sitting too long.

    they need to fix the back bumper damage, and replace the tires, and maybe lower the price a tad to inquisitive customers from 500 miles away.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 11,030
    edited September 5
    corvette said:

    Interesting on that MINI, it looks like the original owner waited until 1 year and 17k to have the first service done. I thought those called for the first service early at around 7,500-10k miles. Engine replaced at 25k, then waits until 41k to have the oil changed on the new engine (one year and 16k for those playing along at home). Inexplicably, MINI offered it as a CPO.

    Fitting the narrative I talked about above, owner #3 had the engine replaced in June, then there was another service visit in August, which is probably the straw that broke the camel's back.

    In some ways I should thank Chrysler and Dodge for showing me that sinking money into a pit or sinking ship is a lost cause. There is always something else that can break! I learned this at an early age!

    You need trees that grow money for that.
    '16 Audi TTS quattro 2.0T, '15 Audi A4 quattro 2.0T, '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,237
    edited September 5

    @qb what is the auction value for 2004 Nissan 350 Z manual with 14,000 miles on it. Found one at a local dealer here one owner car fax interesting almost $18,000 for 17,900, look what the trip level is for you and posted back here. Am I able to get those locks in values on my own? Or do you need a special license. I know you’ve been very helpful in here for everyone over the years. Sorry to hear that cayenne didn’t work out But their loss they don’t wanna budge on the price to gonna keep it until the next one that’s right.

    That's a total crapshoot with those miles. Lowest example I have is 46k miles, which sold for $9750. If we allowed $50/1k miles, then your example is worth $1600 more. Heck, be bold and figure $75/1k and you still won't come anywhere near their asking price. $14k-$14.5k should be more than enough to buy it.

    The data I look at is by dealer licensed subscription only.

    Don't bother with a Murano.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,237
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @qbrozen

    Any idea of auction value on 2019 Audi Q7 prestige with 7500 miles?

    Local dealer has CPO available and wife has the itch to get rid of MB gl350

    Assuming it is the V6 model, it would around that $48k-$49k range.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 666
    qbrozen said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    @qbrozen

    Any idea of auction value on 2019 Audi Q7 prestige with 7500 miles?

    Local dealer has CPO available and wife has the itch to get rid of MB gl350

    Assuming it is the V6 model, it would around that $48k-$49k range.
    Yes V6. Now down to about $61k asking for a CPO. I’m assuming 2K to CPO so maybe $54k is reasonable??
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 666
    @qbrozen

    Any auction value on the 14 GL350 black /black with 93k miles ? No runs, hits or errors. All service up to date. Tires with 12k miles, new brakes. Indiana
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,298
    Speaking of Z Cars, looking at 370Zs to replace the 2er have been frustrating. The only new Z I like is the 50th Anniversary Edition; it has heated seats and a few other upgrades over the Sport model. There's one in Louisville, and it's an automatic. There's one new Sport with a manual at the same dealer; I'd like to test drive it, but it's in the showroom. I'd like to see what the manual feels like but I don't want to test drive a car I know I'm not going to buy. The base car is a true loss leader, weak brakes, no LSD, etc., so it's not even a consideration.
    According to the Nissan USA website, the nearest 50th Anniversary cars with three pedals are between 500-900 miles away. If a CPO NISMO manual in anything other than black turned up I'd definitely give it a hard look.
    Anyway, for now I'm just not seriously looking after the Z search was a bit of a non-starter.

    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

  • @qb thank you!
  • @ roadbirner. Sorry to hear on your. Looking of the 370Z cars
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,298

    @ roadbirner. Sorry to hear on your. Looking of the 370Z cars

    Thanks, it's not a big deal, I just assumed more manuals would be available.

    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

  • @ road burner you are welcome, I would’ve thought the same to unfortunately there’s a scarcity when it comes to the manuals on those cars.
  • @qb and everybody else, well using Cars.com like I always do almost daily, came across this dealer called SZ Motor cars in Woodbury New York they have a good selection started looking through some of it 100 cars in stock in total. Found one 2006 hummer H2, or three I forget with 40,000 miles on it. They also have a 370 Z base, 2017 manual for a little over $20,000, miles were low. Check out the inventory everyone I just thought I let you all know. Since were all chronic car lookers and buyers Ha ha ha. Maybe I should just start going to the auction like my cousin does and get cars the New York City retired with low miles and he turns around and sells them for a little profit. He’s been lucky but I don’t know. They are mainly Chevy Impala‘s prior generation, and crown VICS are his favorite which he does drive one, he’s had since 2017 that he won’t get rid of, I think it has a little over 60,000 miles on it now, I think he got it with 50,000. He sent me the listing for one with 7000 something miles, I just got listed today might be on. Think he’s going to bid on it I think he put it on twin powers them and go with him Monday and pick up. The action cited to use is called property room. I went back in the beginning of July when you got a Ford explore for his parents they put a little money into but they drive it everywhere it’s a 2009 with a V6 the sock V6. And that is, he won two and powers one was 30 something thousand miles on it, and one with 50 something thousand miles on it but we got to go pick up Monday. Well I’m gonna go with him something to do.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,237
    mjfloyd1 said:

    @qbrozen

    Any auction value on the 14 GL350 black /black with 93k miles ? No runs, hits or errors. All service up to date. Tires with 12k miles, new brakes. Indiana

    Mid $19k

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,237
    mjfloyd1 said:

    qbrozen said:

    mjfloyd1 said:

    @qbrozen

    Any idea of auction value on 2019 Audi Q7 prestige with 7500 miles?

    Local dealer has CPO available and wife has the itch to get rid of MB gl350

    Assuming it is the V6 model, it would around that $48k-$49k range.
    Yes V6. Now down to about $61k asking for a CPO. I’m assuming 2K to CPO so maybe $54k is reasonable??
    Maybe. I’m not familiar with audi extended warranty costs. But sounds close.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 666
    @qbrozen

    Thanks
  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 677
    Michaell said:

    stickguy said:

    My daughter named the Volvo S40 she had in HS "Roberto". never did figure that one out.

    The Countryman my step-daughter now drives is Beckham.

    And, the Outback is StarLorde.

    Don't ask. She names everything. The crabapple tree we planted in our backyard is Sebastien. The willows we have in the front yard are will.i.am.willow, grandmama willow and will 'o the wisp.

    I'm surprised she hasn't named the furniture or appliances.
    Ha! My wife is big on naming cars... her Elantra was Big Blue and her Jetta is Heidi. She has pushed me to name my cars but it always takes a while. My old Volvo wagon was with me for 5 years and lost a wing mirror cover before it was named Vader. And it took 11 months with the RDX before I realized that not hitting OK and letting the screen go dark equates to "turning off the targeting computer." So it is now Obi-Wan, though I don't have a voice commanding me to "Use the Force."
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 677
    stickguy said:

    Actually, I have not bought anything close lately either. both Hyundais came from (different) dealers in Philly, so about 30-45 minutes (depending on traffic). RDX from N. Jersey, so about 2 hours. TLX from Princeton, about 50 minutes or so. Jetta from up that way too.

    Can't really see my self going more than 2 hours again, and I really don't want to go that far if I can help it.

    I drove 2 hrs from Wilmington to Raleigh to get my Accord back in '02. Local dealer had bump stickers and gave me a generally slimy feel but no test drive. When I was ready to buy I sent some emails, to which two dealers in Raleigh responded with solid numbers and Wilmington said "come see us."
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,645
    Anyone want to guess what I drove today?


    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 666
    BMW i3
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,159

    @ roadbirner. Sorry to hear on your. Looking of the 370Z cars

    Thanks, it's not a big deal, I just assumed more manuals would be available.
    Naw. Nissan drivers tend to be softies. :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: 13,159
    ronsteve said:


    I drove 2 hrs from Wilmington to Raleigh to get my Accord back in '02. Local dealer had bump stickers and gave me a generally slimy feel but no test drive. When I was ready to buy I sent some emails, to which two dealers in Raleigh responded with solid numbers and Wilmington said "come see us."

    Doesn't surprise me one bit. My brother bought a car in Wilmington, and I had to deal with the guy at the dealership. Slimy indeed.

    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: 13,159

    Anyone want to guess what I drove today?


    No idea. A BMW with suicide doors? Not familiar with it.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,476
    Has got to be an i3

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 6,891
    edited September 7
    @28firefighter an Apple iCar Pro i3 Human Edition with REX? Narrow tires on those things.
  • @28FF what was it no idea! Lol lol.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,819
    edited September 7
    so, after dinner at the brew pup (wife was nice and mellow after a mug of pumpkin spice beer), daughter and I decided we should swing by the car dealer and wife played along. Honda dealer is open to 9 on Friday's so it was easy. They have a large showroom, so usually have most everything you want to see inside.

    as a side story (always seems to be one of those when the princess is involved) her HS BF apparently is a salesman there, and of course was working tonight. Her current BF texted that she should flirt with him for a better price. I saw no problem with this!

    anyway, saw a Passport outside. Kid liked the style with the black wheels (kept saying it looked like a Jeep. Not bad looking, but big. wife took one look and said it was too big. Sat in it, and still felt it was huge. And it is very wide (she was worried that it would not fit into the garage. that, and said it felt like a minivan inside. which was not a positive!

    so, I now know that something that big (not just length, but height, width, bulk of the hood) is too much for her now. We did look at (locked so not sat in) a CRV, and agreed it was a much more manageable size. also much better MPG and $8k cheaper. But wife still remembers not liking how it drove (I think that was a CVT issue).

    might get a few more looks in tomorrow. short list is actually on the short side now! decided to add one car back to replace the Passport (not that I think the new addition is going to make the cut) to keep it at 7.

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

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,237
    Have yet to decide if I will go for some test driving tomorrow or go help my brother with his subaru head gasket adventure.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,819
    did we hear about the head gasket adventure and I missed it?

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

  • mjfloyd1mjfloyd1 Posts: 666
    Test drive!!!
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,402

    Anyone want to guess what I drove today?

    Okay, now we have to get you a Model 3 test drive.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance / https://ts.la/joshua15826

  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,411
    ronsteve said:


    I drove 2 hrs from Wilmington to Raleigh to get my Accord back in '02. Local dealer had bump stickers and gave me a generally slimy feel but no test drive. When I was ready to buy I sent some emails, to which two dealers in Raleigh responded with solid numbers and Wilmington said "come see us."

    I lived in Wilmington for 2 years and no way I would have bought from most of the local dealers.
  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,645
    So. The story is WA has some insane I3 rebates this month - $7500 lease credit, $3000 bonus credit, and $3000 loyalty. With minimal effort there are some deals to be had while inventory is still decent.

    So I went out and drove one figuring it might be a low hassle, VERY inexpensive way to give the electric car experience a try and get out of the X1 early, avoid dispo fee etc. I actually really liked it.

    The model I drove was a 2016 REX with Tech and Tera packages. The instant torque is addicting - makes it feel fast. The 2019 is even faster with much better range. The regenerative braking is kind of fun and modulating the throttle and watching traffic ahead to do so isn’t all that different from stop and go traffic in a manual, trying to avoid constant clutching. Handling isn’t bad, but isn’t amazing. It isn’t a sports car but also doesn’t pretend to be.

    The recycled interior and eco friendly bits would take some getting used to, but wasn’t bad by any means. The seats took a bit of adjusting to find the right spot.

    The suicide doors would be annoying while S is rear facing. His seat fits amazingly well with lots of room in front, but he’d have to be loaded from the driver side. For the right price it’s fine.

    Landed what I think is a reasonably strong $299 due and $299 a month for 24 months on a well equipped i3 REX with Tech, but the catch is they can’t help with the last few payments on the X1. That unfortunately makes it far less interesting to us because then there are other cars (with 4 real doors) my wife would want to shop. She isn’t wrong.

    Model 3 is still interesting but leases like absolute garbage.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,819
    that is cheap. bummer.

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

  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,402
    Well, I'm going to be up in Seattle midday tomorrow anyhow. If you want to drive a blue one, which is scientifically known to be the best of all of them, let me know.

    Tesla X Performance / Tesla 3 Performance / https://ts.la/joshua15826

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 5,645
    PMed you!
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2019 BMW i3 REX, 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,237
    stickguy said:

    did we hear about the head gasket adventure and I missed it?

    No, you didn’t miss anything.

    My brother IS a gremlin when it comes to cars. He just beats the snot out of them without remorse. A low-mileage Legacy wagon (his 2nd) I helped get him into many months ago is his latest victim. One fan was inoperative and he never noticed. Eventually, fan 2, working constant overtime, gave up the ghost WHILE HE WAS DRIVING INTO NYC. And of course the radiator cracks wide open while he was in the tunnel. Nothing to do but keep moving forward. In any case, I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that his heads aren’t warped enough to cause an issue after we reassemble.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,476
    edited September 7
    "radiator cracks wide open while he was in the tunnel"

    So he was that guy?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 26,237
    nyccarguy said:

    "radiator cracks wide open while he was in the tunnel"

    So he was that guy?

    He didn’t stop. Hence potential catastrophic damage. So far, it doesn’t seem that bad. We found low cylinder pressure in the right bank, but our unscientific measurements of the head on the workbench indicate it is still within specs. Fingers crossed just a new gasket does the trick. Of course, doing tbelt and all that other stuff while its apart. My dad used to help him out with this stuff so now he is looking for my guidance.

    '10 Equinox LS; '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 49-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,819
    someone like that really should just lease a cheap toyota and take it to the dealer once a year for an oil change. Much safer that way! Old cars are fine if you are attuned to the machine and will proactively take care of it. Oblivious and old usually ends badly, like in this case.

    or you buy OF cheap hoopties, run them until they crap out, and send it to the crusher and move on to the next one!

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

  • @Qb well I would happen to your brothers legacy that you helped him get while back, hopefully it’s just a head gasket and it’s good to go.
  • @jfloid1. No idea Forget what your current ride is, what’s this one German? Can wait to hear all about it later on.
  • au1994au1994 GAPosts: 1,638

    So. The story is WA has some insane I3 rebates this month - $7500 lease credit, $3000 bonus credit, and $3000 loyalty. With minimal effort there are some deals to be had while inventory is still decent.

    So I went out and drove one figuring it might be a low hassle, VERY inexpensive way to give the electric car experience a try and get out of the X1 early, avoid dispo fee etc. I actually really liked it.

    The model I drove was a 2016 REX with Tech and Tera packages. The instant torque is addicting - makes it feel fast. The 2019 is even faster with much better range. The regenerative braking is kind of fun and modulating the throttle and watching traffic ahead to do so isn’t all that different from stop and go traffic in a manual, trying to avoid constant clutching. Handling isn’t bad, but isn’t amazing. It isn’t a sports car but also doesn’t pretend to be.

    The recycled interior and eco friendly bits would take some getting used to, but wasn’t bad by any means. The seats took a bit of adjusting to find the right spot.

    The suicide doors would be annoying while S is rear facing. His seat fits amazingly well with lots of room in front, but he’d have to be loaded from the driver side. For the right price it’s fine.

    Landed what I think is a reasonably strong $299 due and $299 a month for 24 months on a well equipped i3 REX with Tech, but the catch is they can’t help with the last few payments on the X1. That unfortunately makes it far less interesting to us because then there are other cars (with 4 real doors) my wife would want to shop. She isn’t wrong.

    Model 3 is still interesting but leases like absolute garbage.

    Too bad they wouldn’t help on the X1. For those figures and the fuel savings, I could get used to it.

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

  • @ stick guy, love always hearing your car looking stories with the wife, and daughter, hopefully you’re able to go for some more today I wanna hear all about it later on.
  • @ stick guy, so what’s the current shortlist now?
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 13,476
    qbrozen said:

    nyccarguy said:

    "radiator cracks wide open while he was in the tunnel"

    So he was that guy?

    He didn’t stop. Hence potential catastrophic damage. So far, it doesn’t seem that bad. We found low cylinder pressure in the right bank, but our unscientific measurements of the head on the workbench indicate it is still within specs. Fingers crossed just a new gasket does the trick. Of course, doing tbelt and all that other stuff while its apart. My dad used to help him out with this stuff so now he is looking for my guidance.
    He sounds like a good candidate for leasing - just beat on something within an inch of it's life for 3 years and then turn it back in

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,819
    that works if they drive carefully but oblivious to mechanical issues. Not so good if they also manage to trash the body with dents and dings and touch parking damage.

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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,298
    edited September 7
    stickguy said:

    someone like that really should just lease a cheap toyota and take it to the dealer once a year for an oil change. Much safer that way! Old cars are fine if you are attuned to the machine and will proactively take care of it. Oblivious and old usually ends badly, like in this case.

    or you buy OF cheap hoopties, run them until they crap out, and send it to the crusher and move on to the next one!

    We had a few wingnuts trade in BMWs with 25k miles or more between oil changes- they needed to be sentenced to driving a Versa for the rest of their lives.

    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

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 12,298
    au1994 said:

    So. The story is WA has some insane I3 rebates this month - $7500 lease credit, $3000 bonus credit, and $3000 loyalty. With minimal effort there are some deals to be had while inventory is still decent.

    So I went out and drove one figuring it might be a low hassle, VERY inexpensive way to give the electric car experience a try and get out of the X1 early, avoid dispo fee etc. I actually really liked it.

    The model I drove was a 2016 REX with Tech and Tera packages. The instant torque is addicting - makes it feel fast. The 2019 is even faster with much better range. The regenerative braking is kind of fun and modulating the throttle and watching traffic ahead to do so isn’t all that different from stop and go traffic in a manual, trying to avoid constant clutching. Handling isn’t bad, but isn’t amazing. It isn’t a sports car but also doesn’t pretend to be.

    The recycled interior and eco friendly bits would take some getting used to, but wasn’t bad by any means. The seats took a bit of adjusting to find the right spot.

    The suicide doors would be annoying while S is rear facing. His seat fits amazingly well with lots of room in front, but he’d have to be loaded from the driver side. For the right price it’s fine.

    Landed what I think is a reasonably strong $299 due and $299 a month for 24 months on a well equipped i3 REX with Tech, but the catch is they can’t help with the last few payments on the X1. That unfortunately makes it far less interesting to us because then there are other cars (with 4 real doors) my wife would want to shop. She isn’t wrong.

    Model 3 is still interesting but leases like absolute garbage.

    Too bad they wouldn’t help on the X1. For those figures and the fuel savings, I could get used to it.
    We loved ours; if something ever happens to the Clubman I'm buying a 2-3 year old REx to use as my commuter.

    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

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