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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-12-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,674
Posted By FStephenMasek
I wound-up buying a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee...

I wound-up buying a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Overland, V8, 4x4, technology) a few weeks ago, as the BMWs were just not large enough for my needs, and the 4-Runner not sophisticated enough (5-speed,...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-12-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,286
Posted By FStephenMasek
I bought a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Overland,...

I bought a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Overland, V8, 4x4, technology) a few weeks ago, and it has the ZF 8-speed. It has eco mode, normal mode, and sport mode. It is nice in all three, but sport is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-08-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,770
Posted By FStephenMasek
Incentive? The best incentive is cash, and...

Incentive? The best incentive is cash, and paying invoice or less, certainly never a penny more.

By the way, you would do well to think before typing. As a Mensa member and successful company...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-08-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,770
Posted By FStephenMasek
Too bad this is not a thread about somebody who...

Too bad this is not a thread about somebody who paid cash and got a price at or under invoice. Oh well... People living borrowed lives sure make the lenders happy.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-07-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 93,834
Posted By FStephenMasek
Why worry about the turbocharged engines in...

Why worry about the turbocharged engines in considering to buy or finance?

My first car with a turbo charger was a 1984 Pontiac Sunbird LE 4 door. It was still running strong at 160,000 miles...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-07-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 93,834
Posted By FStephenMasek
Is that just BMWs and Mercedes-Benz cars, or all?...

Is that just BMWs and Mercedes-Benz cars, or all?

The greatest hesitation I have considering a BMW is that every BMW owner I've even know has reported a constant stream of repairs. My brother...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-07-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 93,834
Posted By FStephenMasek
Bravo! It is sad that so many people are...

Bravo! It is sad that so many people are employees, rather than owners. Big size in many businesses just means more overhead and bureaucracy, not more quality and capability.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-06-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 93,834
Posted By FStephenMasek
Hindsight - Zenith 1000Z radios now go for...

Hindsight - Zenith 1000Z radios now go for $60,000, yet could be had for $100 in the 1970s. People simply needed to recognize that they were a technical achievement in 1936, and one of the best such...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 93,834
Posted By FStephenMasek
Paying cash is just that, or buying with no...

Paying cash is just that, or buying with no qualifiers. I'm 56, so not a kid starting out, buy rental houses (have 12 and in escrow on number 13) and cars with cash, and have zero debt. It is a...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-05-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,286
Posted By FStephenMasek
It is good to read that this problem has been...

It is good to read that this problem has been addressed. The EPA test cycles are a very specific sequence. It seems that any good programmer should be able to write code to have the car recognize...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,911
Posted By FStephenMasek
We saw one at the Orange County Auto Show on...

We saw one at the Orange County Auto Show on Thursday. Fact for trivia games - it is the exact same length as the 2014 4Runner.

We've got a 2002 Mercedes-Benz C230K, and the hatchback makes it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,711
Posted By FStephenMasek
Who has one of these? What do you think? I...

Who has one of these? What do you think? I didn't know it existed before Thursday afternoon.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,674
Posted By FStephenMasek
We attended the Orange County Auto Show on...

We attended the Orange County Auto Show on Thursday and encountered the 3-Series GT. We had not known it existed, and were quite pleasantly surprised at the size - the exact same length as the 2014...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 93,834
Posted By FStephenMasek
Using the word "buy" instead of the word...

Using the word "buy" instead of the word "finance" or the words "borrow to buy" is a significant error. The lever in the word "leverage" can pry both ways.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-18-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,286
Posted By FStephenMasek
I like driving our C230, and the X1 is probably...

I like driving our C230, and the X1 is probably much like it, but the C230 has no hesitation.

Anyone else have any thoughts on the lack of strength in the transmission strength being the reason...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-18-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,286
Posted By FStephenMasek
I disagree completely - the new Explorer is front...

I disagree completely - the new Explorer is front wheel drive, something I do not want, is way too wide, too long, weighs way too much, and can not even carry some of the things my 2006 Explorer...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-17-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,286
Posted By FStephenMasek
Keeping my 2006 Explorer V8 is looking more...

Keeping my 2006 Explorer V8 is looking more attractive the more I read. I wonder if the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 8-speed will have the same problems? My guess is that the transmission is...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By FStephenMasek
Why would you sign-up for such a bad deal? How...

Why would you sign-up for such a bad deal? How many miles will you drive, vs how many the lease allows before high fees for excess miles are charged? Anyone who can't pay cash without it being a...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-03-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By FStephenMasek
Look in my garage to see what we paid for the...

Look in my garage to see what we paid for the Mercedes-benz & Ford we now have. Mercedes-Benz & BMW are certainly similar with regard to model range and pricing. Somebody will want the easy money...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-03-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,286
Posted By FStephenMasek
Thank you very much for posting this thread. ...

Thank you very much for posting this thread.

The EPA test is a very specific procedure. If the car makers would wise-up, they would program the computer to recognize that it was on such a test...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 01-03-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By FStephenMasek
Why offer anything over invoice, especially if it...

Why offer anything over invoice, especially if it is one you order? They will still make money (holdback), and have very little work to do entering the order and unloading the car.
Forum: European Delivery 01-03-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,188
Posted By FStephenMasek
How about this: For people such as myself who buy...

How about this: For people such as myself who buy with cash and pay invoice (or less), is European Delivery going to save any moneyon the car (ignoring trip costs)?

Does the answer change for...
Forum: General BMW 01-03-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By FStephenMasek
I've had a few try to feed me a bunch of baloney....

I've had a few try to feed me a bunch of baloney. Generally I'll just let them go for a while before pouncing on them, mentioning that I've modified and built engines and transmissions and otherwise...
Forum: European Delivery 01-03-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By FStephenMasek
Have you used European Delivery Recently?

I'll read the historic information, but am most interested in recent experiences.

How did you like it? What discount did you receive? What would you recommend to others considering European...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-03-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By FStephenMasek
Hello from Stephen

I just joined, as I'm considering purchase of a 2014 X1.
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