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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 04-18-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By neilsarkar
Not a pop-up. A fixed screen like X5 and 6 series.

Not a pop-up. A fixed screen like X5 and 6 series.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
Posted By neilsarkar
I test drove a Mazda 6 Grand Touring after...

I test drove a Mazda 6 Grand Touring after reading all the positive reviews and my experience was essentially same as yours. What a letdown.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-13-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,597
Posted By neilsarkar
Two issues. 1. You will lose liquidity. ...

Two issues.

1. You will lose liquidity.

2. You do not have to keep the cash in a savings account. You can put it in a diversified portfolio of indexed funds (say VTI and BND) and can expect to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-08-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,248
Posted By neilsarkar
Just for record, this millennial here hates the...

Just for record, this millennial here hates the look of an i3 :)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-08-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By neilsarkar
2013+ models are your best bet. Stay away from...

2013+ models are your best bet. Stay away from 550i if long term reliability is a concern.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-27-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,775
Posted By neilsarkar
You gain 6 power pulses per cycle - resulting in...

You gain 6 power pulses per cycle - resulting in smoothness turbo fours can't offer.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-27-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,775
Posted By neilsarkar
Me too. Lexus's corporate V6 is a mighty fine...

Me too. Lexus's corporate V6 is a mighty fine engine except for the lack of low end torque :thumb up:

Now that Lexus has unveiled a 2.0 L turbo, may be a 3.0 L turbo is in the works as well.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-27-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,685
Posted By neilsarkar
+1. Contact Mr. Greg Poland. He will offer you...

+1. Contact Mr. Greg Poland. He will offer you better price than anyone else in the Bay Area.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-26-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,775
Posted By neilsarkar
Well, it looks like Lexus is providing excellent...

Well, it looks like Lexus is providing excellent lease support to compensate for their ugliness and last-gen engine technology.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-25-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By neilsarkar
The acquisition fee is $795 now.

The acquisition fee is $795 now.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,051
Posted By neilsarkar
While true, you are missing a nuance. The...

While true, you are missing a nuance. The marginal improvement of going from Corolla to 428i is huge. From F32 to F82, not that much unless you are visiting a track regularly.

BMW will always hawk...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,418
Posted By neilsarkar
I highly doubt interior quality of 3-er will ever...

I highly doubt interior quality of 3-er will ever catch up with C-class in F30 generation. W205 is a huge step-up compared to W204 and must have caught BMW by surprise.

About the teething problem...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,418
Posted By neilsarkar
First MY C300 has lots of production problems -...

First MY C300 has lots of production problems - faulty MB-tex (supposedly fixed now), mis-aligned bumper, flaky keyless entry, and nasty wind noise to name a few. Take a look at W205 section of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,943
Posted By neilsarkar
+1. It makes long drives much less fatiguing.

+1. It makes long drives much less fatiguing.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By neilsarkar
It's not exactly $0 down since DMV + bank + doc...

It's not exactly $0 down since DMV + bank + doc fees and first month's payment is due at signing. For a $55k car in California, it will be approximately $2k. Plus you owe MSD at signing if you go...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-22-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By neilsarkar
Consider this concrete example. 528i M-sport...

Consider this concrete example.

528i M-sport + PDC + read camera with MSRP $55,200 and invoice $51,900. Let's say a dealer agrees the sale you the car for invoice plus $600 minus $1500 trunk money...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-22-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,943
Posted By neilsarkar
1. For 2016, 435i will most likely get an engine...

1. For 2016, 435i will most likely get an engine update and become 440i

2. In NC, just go with RWD. Specially if you order M-sport line.

3. Don't know. Probably discontinued because of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-22-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By neilsarkar
I concur with bmw325. PDC + Real Camera is a must...

I concur with bmw325. PDC + Real Camera is a must have option for a large sedan like F10. Also consider HK Audio if you are into music.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-22-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,051
Posted By neilsarkar
Right now, the market for M3/M4 market is really...

Right now, the market for M3/M4 market is really hot, so you will pay quite a bit for the extra power and handling that has dubious value in non-track scenarios. If I were you, I would get the 335i /...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-22-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By neilsarkar
+1. I have soft close but will probably skip that...

+1. I have soft close but will probably skip that in my next order.

Moreover, most of my passengers aren't familiar with this feature and slam the door shut anyway :)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-22-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By neilsarkar
Lease a new 528i. The lease offer is fantastic in...

Lease a new 528i. The lease offer is fantastic in March (64% residual, 0.00129 MF, $1500 trunk money).

2011 5-series, being the first MY of F10, had its fair share of problem. If you are buying...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-22-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By neilsarkar
Pretty comprehensive build. Do you really need...

Pretty comprehensive build. Do you really need DHP though since you will already get M-Sport suspension with M-Sport line? The marginal improvement in handling would be pretty minimal IMO.

For...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 03-20-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By neilsarkar
When I test-drove an M4, the ride in 'Comfort'...

When I test-drove an M4, the ride in 'Comfort' mode felt similar to 'Sport' mode in my 535i (both Bimmers are equipped with adaptive suspension). It was not harsh or punishing even in the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-19-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,775
Posted By neilsarkar
If you look at world-wide figures, specially...

If you look at world-wide figures, specially lucrative markets like China etc., units of GS sold looks like a rounding error compared to big two (5-series and E-class).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-19-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,775
Posted By neilsarkar
Welcome to the socialist land of GS - where...

Welcome to the socialist land of GS - where everybody drives a V6 and the cars are configured by the 'knowledgable' dealers. :rofl:

And then Toyota's management wonders why Lexus isn't favored by...
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