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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,475
Posted By Financeman
Buying and holding just about any car for nine...

Buying and holding just about any car for nine years is without a doubt far smarter financially than paying new car depreciation every three years (either buying or leasing). That said, many of us...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-23-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,116
Posted By Financeman
That front plate area is so ugly...its almost a...

That front plate area is so ugly...its almost a deal breaker.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-02-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,973
Posted By Financeman
Actually if you read your lease contract, you are...

Actually if you read your lease contract, you are allowed several dings without a charge unless they exceed a certain size.....such as bigger than a quarter.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-01-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,878
Posted By Financeman
IMO the BMW is better looking...but I bet the...

IMO the BMW is better looking...but I bet the Lexus price point will be about 5-10 grand south of a similarly equipped 535i.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-30-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,119
Posted By Financeman
I recently "built" on line a nicely equipped (not...

I recently "built" on line a nicely equipped (not fully loaded - not even nav) 328i and it came to nearly $50,000. That's a lot of $$$ for a 2wd fairly small turbo. I like BMW a lot, but I am also...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-08-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,572
Posted By Financeman
Yep...the big issue might not be a color and...

Yep...the big issue might not be a color and texture match, but rather the likelihood the newly painted hood will be more vulnerable to paint chips. If repainted, I would make sure a clear bra is...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-26-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,498
Posted By Financeman
Hyundai is on a roll and will someday soon...

Hyundai is on a roll and will someday soon threaten the established brands from Europe and Japan. Reliability and resale have improved dramatically in recent years and the product line is is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-18-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,055
Posted By Financeman
I am sure direct injection contributes to the...

I am sure direct injection contributes to the sound...which is candidly disappointing. I will withhold final judgement until the drive.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-16-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,437
Posted By Financeman
Not sure I want to "waft" anywhere.

Not sure I want to "waft" anywhere.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-16-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,950
Posted By Financeman
You're screwed....an expensive ticket indeed. ...

You're screwed....an expensive ticket indeed. That said, at least he complimented your car.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-10-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,137
Posted By Financeman
Looks like they used a Brillo pad to prep the...

Looks like they used a Brillo pad to prep the car....this is very serious.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-08-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,240
Posted By Financeman
Sure will....wait six months and good deals will...

Sure will....wait six months and good deals will be available all over the place. There is plenty of good competition.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-08-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,885
Posted By Financeman
Wow....the OP has an incredible amount of brand...

Wow....the OP has an incredible amount of brand loyalty considering how poorly he has been treated. Why in the world would anybody spend huge sums in depreciation to dump an 8 month old...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-05-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By Financeman
Always purchase gap insurance through your auto...

Always purchase gap insurance through your auto insurance company....unless its included in your financing/lease package. Its really quite cheap.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-02-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,139
Posted By Financeman
I went out and looked at the web site referenced...

I went out and looked at the web site referenced by the OP. The 5 series was once known for its great resale.....those days are apparently over. The three year lease residual on a 2003 540 my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-28-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,015
Posted By Financeman
What we don't know is the reason behind the poor...

What we don't know is the reason behind the poor ratings for the 550i.....we really can't validate the statistics used to arrive at the conclusions. That said, we know of a number of participants on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-26-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,015
Posted By Financeman
I have a lease coming due in about a year and I...

I have a lease coming due in about a year and I very much want to acquire an F10....but looking at this forum the amount of concerns expressed about various aspects of the F10 are very discouraging. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-20-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,803
Posted By Financeman
Coming out of a 2003 E39 with 78,000 miles I...

Coming out of a 2003 E39 with 78,000 miles I would have to disagree with the reliability comments on this board. I've never spent so much on a vehicle on repairs as I did the last year of ownership....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,862
Posted By Financeman
I agree. Resale will be stronger on the 2012 -...

I agree. Resale will be stronger on the 2012 - figure the whole cost of ownership including resale.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-25-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,334
Posted By Financeman
Maybe true about the psychological barrier....but...

Maybe true about the psychological barrier....but I think the diesel would be a far better drive...incredible torque and better gas mileage than a four banger. I drove a 335d....loved the motor and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-15-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,516
Posted By Financeman
It is interesting that your definition of...

It is interesting that your definition of "better" specifically excludes reliability.....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-10-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,163
Posted By Financeman
You did this at night....and you refer to other...

You did this at night....and you refer to other people as "morons"? Look in the mirror if you want to see a moron...what you did was profoundly stupid and put other people at serious risk. Someone...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,920
Posted By Financeman
The similarities are truly amazing......I guess...

The similarities are truly amazing......I guess that's a compliment to BMW.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-08-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,622
Posted By Financeman
Sounds like you should drive a Prius:rofl:

Sounds like you should drive a Prius:rofl:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-03-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,717
Posted By Financeman
If wet sanding is required, demand a replacement....

If wet sanding is required, demand a replacement. This situation is unacceptable on any new car, especially a $60,000 luxury auto. Good luck!!
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