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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,749
Posted By WilliCO
It's the reduction in weight, leading to...

It's the reduction in weight, leading to (academically) better mileage against CAFE standards, and reduction in their cost on the additional wheel & tire.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-21-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By WilliCO
I like the look of large wheels as much as the...

I like the look of large wheels as much as the next guy, but these two posts are correct. On a 20" wheel with a RFT tire, there is not enough opportunity for flex in the mechanism and you are going...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-21-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,528
Posted By WilliCO
Most dealers will do anything and everything the...

Most dealers will do anything and everything the car qualifies for on age or mileage. Service is money (from BMW) to them.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-20-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,180
Posted By WilliCO
Since to my massive surprise I made it through...

Since to my massive surprise I made it through lease inspection on my original tires, I have three used tires available. It's three because I lost one of my originals to a pothole mid-lease, so I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-16-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,485
Posted By WilliCO
There was reportedly no damage to any of the...

There was reportedly no damage to any of the underbody cladding, of which apparently there is a lot on an F30. That appears to be one of the strangest parts of the case - it seems almost certain...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-16-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,485
Posted By WilliCO
The OP's car is totaled and it was leased. He...

The OP's car is totaled and it was leased. He gave it back to BMW and walked away with no further obligation. I don't believe he made a down payment, so all he is out is a lease payment or two plus...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-16-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,485
Posted By WilliCO
How has the OP been financially damaged?

How has the OP been financially damaged?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-16-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,485
Posted By WilliCO
I agree he should make sure he is aware of how...

I agree he should make sure he is aware of how the insurance company is labeling it, but it could be a comprehensive claim or a no-fault collision claim, neither of which would have the same impact...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-15-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,485
Posted By WilliCO
I guess I could see it in a stretch. New Jersey...

I guess I could see it in a stretch. New Jersey uses the Total Loss Formula approach, which means that:

Cost of Repairs + Salvage Value >/= Pre-accident Market Value, else Totaled.

The cost of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-14-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,637
Posted By WilliCO
They're sort of still sneaking them in with the...

They're sort of still sneaking them in with the Gran Coupe/Audi A7/Porsche Panamera designs. It might be heresy to suggest that those approach being wagons, but in an objective sense they sort of...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-14-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By WilliCO
Bump. Make me an offer.

Bump. Make me an offer.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By WilliCO
Actually I take it back. Did you see the other...

Actually I take it back. Did you see the other thread where the guy needs a new transmission on his 2015 328 and they totaled it? I have no idea what I'm talking about.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,485
Posted By WilliCO
Word.

Word.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,749
Posted By WilliCO
In threads like this I usually assert that GM...

In threads like this I usually assert that GM should have rebranded Cadillac because the name removes more value than it adds in their current targeting strategy for the the brand. People generally...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By WilliCO
No such thing. Unless you mean that the cost of...

No such thing. Unless you mean that the cost of replacing the airbags will be enough to trigger the TLT in most situations, which could be true.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,485
Posted By WilliCO
Well that is surprising, and clearly frustrating...

Well that is surprising, and clearly frustrating for you.

Yet, given that it was a lease, this could be the optimal solution. The car is totaled, it's out of your life, and you can start fresh...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,191
Posted By WilliCO
Boy, I really do hope that is true. Wouldn't you...

Boy, I really do hope that is true. Wouldn't you guys all make fun of me if I wound up in another 5 series after all of my crabby posts.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,749
Posted By WilliCO
Read this R&T editorial by Bob Lutz...

Read this R&T editorial by Bob Lutz (http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a30065/bob-lutz-on-cadillac/). It's really about Cadillac, but I thought it was very lucid about the auto industry...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,749
Posted By WilliCO
+1. Could not have said it better.

+1. Could not have said it better.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,749
Posted By WilliCO
I just got back from a business trip in...

I just got back from a business trip in Minneapolis, where I had a 328i as a rental car. Great upgrade by Avis! It appeared to be a Sport Line - red stitching on the steering wheel and a red...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By WilliCO
Slime Tire Sealant...

Slime Tire Sealant (https://smile.amazon.com/Slime-10011-Tubeless-Automotive-Sealant/dp/B000C11PYW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473342612&sr=8-1&keywords=slime+tire+sealant+tpms+safe) is much less nasty,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By WilliCO
Mine was OEM quality. It was great - the only...

Mine was OEM quality. It was great - the only thing wrong with the car pre-accident was that it had 75,000 miles of front-end wear from Colorado highways. Good as new afterward.


Looks like it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By WilliCO
Do you think my car will be totaled?

[you might have been joking, but in case the OP doesn't know]

The body shop manager isn't making that call. The only way that would work would be if he overstated the damage on the estimate to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By WilliCO
Yours looks like it had frame damage. His might...

Yours looks like it had frame damage. His might not and mine did not, but I'd agree that frame damage is a substantial cost lever that makes the bill go 2x-3x what it would look like.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By WilliCO
As a point of reference, this ended up being...

As a point of reference, this ended up being $12,000 in damage to my E60. It did need a new hood; you cant quite tell in the picture:
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