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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By SmellyGas
Well given that the average frontal star-rating...

Well given that the average frontal star-rating from NHTSA is 4.5, a rating of 4-stars is below average. The E90 performs well in offset-frontal crashes, and does reasonably well with side-impact...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2006, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By SmellyGas
European NCAP and IIHS both gave E90 their...

European NCAP and IIHS both gave E90 their highest frontal crash ratings, but they are both offset tests. E90 only received 4 stars from NHTSA, which conducts a full-frontal test. Bummer.
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,354
Posted By SmellyGas
Your dealer is required to pay MACO to BMW for...

Your dealer is required to pay MACO to BMW for every car it sells. Whether or not you agree with it, it's part of the actual "cost" of the car to the dealership, just like the destination charge.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-13-2006, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By SmellyGas
NHTSA gives E90 only 4 stars

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/3742.html
What's up with that?

SmellyGas
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By SmellyGas
Common decency dictates that at the very least,...

Common decency dictates that at the very least, you let you dealership know that you are no longer interested in the car and that you would like your deposit back. I'd like to think that my fellow...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,315
Posted By SmellyGas
Definitely, YMMV. When I dealt with their...

Definitely, YMMV. When I dealt with their internet department, I was offered >$1000 over invoice, which they refused to budge on. I find that type of inflexibility a little arrogant, as if they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-08-2006, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,315
Posted By SmellyGas
The reason I wrote that is the lease deals I've...

The reason I wrote that is the lease deals I've seen posted don't come near the $500-$1000 over invoice (no MACO) prices that people have reported for purchased cars. People have also reported that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2006, 12:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,315
Posted By SmellyGas
If you know exactly what you want (i.e. aren't...

If you know exactly what you want (i.e. aren't going to spend a lot of time going over options with your SA and/or test driving), I'd definitely recommend e-mailing the internet sales people at every...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 45
Poll: DRL Poll
Views: 1,915
Posted By SmellyGas
All else being equal, I would argue that the...

All else being equal, I would argue that the hopped-up Civic or oversized SUV's WITH DRL's turned on would be more visible than the same vehicle with DRL's turned off. We're trained to identify...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 45
Poll: DRL Poll
Views: 1,915
Posted By SmellyGas
Agreed. www.lightout.org basically argues...

Agreed. www.lightout.org basically argues against the abundance of evidence supporting the safety benefit of DRL's by a) constructing a conspiracy theory that GM is trying to increase profits!? and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-12-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By SmellyGas
Stay out of Riverside. SmellyGas

Stay out of Riverside.

SmellyGas
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-28-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By SmellyGas
riverside sucks

riverside sucks
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,547
Posted By SmellyGas
That's all an act. Nowadays, only a buffoon...

That's all an act. Nowadays, only a buffoon would purchase a car without knowing the invoice prices, which are available all over the internet. Some dealerships respect the informed buyer, others...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-23-2006, 01:30 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,157
Posted By SmellyGas
So you've lost the battle of wits...you couldn't...

So you've lost the battle of wits...you couldn't address SpeedFreak's points on this forum, so now in frustration, you've taken it upon yourself to "prove you were right" by contacting his place of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,133
Posted By SmellyGas
Dude, what's your problem. I don't...

Dude, what's your problem.



I don't think the OP really cares if the headlights aren't adaptive.



Not in this case. There's an HID conversion kit for E90's selling on E-bay for less...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By SmellyGas
I had the same thing happen to me...and my...

I had the same thing happen to me...and my salesguy told me this was normal. Sure enough, after a few days, the BMW site updated its information to reflect the car I actually ordered. Why they have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,157
Posted By SmellyGas
I think it's pretty naive to expect someone to...

I think it's pretty naive to expect someone to post personal information on the internet, ESPECIALLY when it provides the individual ZERO benefit and can only be used against him. Why don't YOU post...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-19-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,157
Posted By SmellyGas
Okay, this thread is getting retarded. Here's...

Okay, this thread is getting retarded. Here's the deal.

Some dude got a hot deal on a 325i and decided to boast about it on some internet forum. Commentary followed...some more intelligent...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-18-2006, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By SmellyGas
Definitely don't trade in to the dealer...they...

Definitely don't trade in to the dealer...they will lowball the market value of your car by a few thousand dollars. Or if they pretend to give you a fair trade-in value, they'll gouge you elsewhere...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By SmellyGas
If you REALLY want to know, you can make an Excel...

If you REALLY want to know, you can make an Excel spreadsheet that calculates the total cost of ownership (TCO) and uses the buy/sell price of the car to determine the cost/mile to drive the car. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,157
Posted By SmellyGas
Nope. As a salesperson, your #1 goal is to sell...

Nope. As a salesperson, your #1 goal is to sell cars and make money for your dealership. If you don't do this well, you get fired or you lose money/incentives. Your second goal is to TRY to make...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,157
Posted By SmellyGas
I completely disagree. If he SPECIFICALLY asked...

I completely disagree. If he SPECIFICALLY asked you, in good faith, NOT to broadcast the deal he got for you, it is for a reason. As many people have pointed out to you, he cannot continuously sell...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2006, 12:46 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,157
Posted By SmellyGas
The DMV site was using SLO tax rate, not 8.25%. ...

The DMV site was using SLO tax rate, not 8.25%. So your OTD price sounds correct. However, all dealers (for U.S. delivery) must pay MACO of $280 in addition to invoice. Your salesguy loses $180 on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,157
Posted By SmellyGas
Um, that's a pretty darn good deal. Did you...

Um, that's a pretty darn good deal. Did you finance or lease the car? Also, according to the DMV calculator, tax/license/registration should only be $2652, yet your OTD-subtotal difference is...
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