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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-27-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,302
Posted By Lorenzzo
I don't get buying a bimmer and then harming...

I don't get buying a bimmer and then harming performance by not spending money on shoes. You buy a great handling car, budget for replacement tires. If you want to save money buy something else.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-27-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,232
Posted By Lorenzzo
Yeah, they're screwing you. I love my sport auto...

Yeah, they're screwing you. I love my sport auto and agree with the above. With traffic the way it is around here, I'm off MT-s in my daily driver. But the sport auto experience is great and it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-21-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,257
Posted By Lorenzzo
Really easy decision. The 328 absolutely. I...

Really easy decision. The 328 absolutely. I chose the 328 over the 335 because the handling characteristics are so much better while the power difference is slight. Price wasn't the constraint, I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-17-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 50,945
Posted By Lorenzzo
I agree completely, didn't mean to imply...

I agree completely, didn't mean to imply otherwise. In fact the 750Li performs amazingly well for the size car it is and is extremely enjoyable. I just prefer the dynamics of smaller, lighter cars.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-17-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 50,945
Posted By Lorenzzo
The screen implementations on the 3 and 6 series...

The screen implementations on the 3 and 6 series are terrific. The 7's screen placement is inferior. I test drove a 640 and 750 yesterday. I may need to get something a little more upscale for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-17-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,896
Posted By Lorenzzo
So the answer is the X1 is based on the old 3...

So the answer is the X1 is based on the old 3 series and thus is worth a lot less than the F30. BMW obviously recognizes this and it makes complete sense.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-16-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 50,945
Posted By Lorenzzo
Setting boundaries and arguing against boundaries...

Setting boundaries and arguing against boundaries in the same statement. Nicely done. I find educated opinions interesting. Plain old entitled whining and complaining however is boring.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-15-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 50,945
Posted By Lorenzzo
Between the HUD, NAV screen, wheel controls and...

Between the HUD, NAV screen, wheel controls and voice recognition, it's very seldom I find myself having to look down for information. BMW has done an admirable job of enabling drivers to keep their...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-14-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
Ok, so you're just messing. Got it.

Ok, so you're just messing. Got it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-14-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
I kind of enjoy horsetrading. If in an instance...

I kind of enjoy horsetrading. If in an instance I'm not into it I'll let the dealer make $500-1,000 or so which he'll gladly do if I'm buying a new vehicle.

I agree with a lot of how you look at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-14-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
I kind of enjoy horsetrading. If in an instance...

I kind of enjoy horsetrading. If in an instance I'm not into it I'll let the dealer make $500-1,000 or so which he'll gladly do if I'm buying a new vehicle.

I agree with a lot of how you look at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-13-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
I need to know if some other things I bought are...

I need to know if some other things I bought are luxury items.

Shun Knives - Couldn't resist buying a couple of these. I'd argue they are, they have a swaggy handles, come in amazing boxes...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
My point is for some people the spread is...

My point is for some people the spread is immaterial. The size of the numbers don't matter to them enough to offset the simplicity of paying cash up front. It's like buying a toaster to them,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-13-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
Not surprising. Other than for tax reasons, why...

Not surprising. Other than for tax reasons, why would somebody lease or finance something that isn't expensive for them?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 50,945
Posted By Lorenzzo
They sell a s.hitload of Escalades around here...

They sell a s.hitload of Escalades around here because women used to own Suburbans before hubby moved them up to the big house. Virtually none of these people will have an ATS in their driveway. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
That's why I find it so interesting that the...

That's why I find it so interesting that the Panamera is hands down the current high status car around here. Porsche before the Panny had a very low market share here against MB and BMW.

Looking...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
I'm seeing more new Panameras around here than...

I'm seeing more new Panameras around here than any other new luxury car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
Concerns over things like transmissions,...

Concerns over things like transmissions, electronics and turbos might be valid, but BMWs's business model depends on depreciation and costs of used ownership not becoming materially worse. Their...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
Back of the envelope accepting OOW maintenance...

Back of the envelope accepting OOW maintenance estimates on this thread there doesn't really seem to be that great of a PV difference. But the seeming reliability would permit garaging a back up for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Lorenzzo
True, forgot. Then with the sport auto, his...

True, forgot. Then with the sport auto, his config is exactly what I'd order on the 335.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
Thanks for the info. And I'll check out the...

Thanks for the info. And I'll check out the forum. I had figured old Porsche's OOW bled money, based purely on assumption. That not being true would present some interesting possibilities.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 875
Posted By Lorenzzo
I like your configuration except for its omission...

I like your configuration except for its omission of the lighting package. My not getting it was a bonehead move. It's both brightness and appearance.

As to sport auto, it's enough of a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
Any particular recommendations as to models?

Any particular recommendations as to models?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 24,583
Posted By Lorenzzo
Interesting as to how polarized the perspectives...

Interesting as to how polarized the perspectives are with DIY types seemingly confident out of warranty. Makes me want to get a fun BMW out of warranty I appreciated in the past.

As to the more...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-07-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,566
Posted By Lorenzzo
There are positive aspects some of which you've...

There are positive aspects some of which you've listed. But the people you reference aren't the ones posting on Bimmerfest. This thread incorporates the negative aspects.
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