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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By namelessman
Can BMW use this to detect piggyback mods? If...

Can BMW use this to detect piggyback mods? If acceleration and 0-60 can be tracked it can detect out-of-spec performance right?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-14-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 375
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Posted By namelessman
Yes the part# is still available.

Yes the part# is still available.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-13-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By namelessman
It looks like China unit sales is higher than US,...

It looks like China unit sales is higher than US, it would be interesting how many of those are 5 or 7-series(my guess is a high %).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 530
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Posted By namelessman
A cheaper alternative would be a base M4 with S55...

A cheaper alternative would be a base M4 with S55 and all the chassis reinforcement.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By namelessman
From previous posts on this forum the M adaptive...

From previous posts on this forum the M adaptive suspension deletes 704 sport suspension(which includes the beefed up sway bars) but swap back in sport springs. So DHP+sport/M-sport and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-13-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By namelessman
BMW 2014 sales breakdown

http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1078237

It is impressive that 5-series is more than 20% of total sales. And for every five F3*sold, three F10(with higher margin than 3-series)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,613
Posted By namelessman
Some >1M residual real estate deals are still...

Some >1M residual real estate deals are still with mortgages but the deduction(if eligible) is capped to interest of mortgage amount of up to 1M. Sellers rarely object to a cash deal that closes in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,613
Posted By namelessman
Real wages have been stagnant for some time, so...

Real wages have been stagnant for some time, so the mortgage experiments have been on-going for a while. The fed money printing seems to be back-filling the massive money destruction during...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,613
Posted By namelessman
My perspectives are slightly different. By being...

My perspectives are slightly different. By being debt free(e.g. paying off mortgage) one can take on additional risks, up and including be part of the market(by starting small businesses, aka...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,613
Posted By namelessman
As far as stock investments, it really depends on...

As far as stock investments, it really depends on the entry points. For those that bought MSFT, INTC in the dotcom days are barely beginning to recover. And it took guts and conviction to get into...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-11-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By namelessman
My F30's driver-side A pillar/dash made a...

My F30's driver-side A pillar/dash made a vibrating sound that was really annoying, but it was then tracked to the water bottle placed in the driver door pocket(no lining at pocket bottom). ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,564
Posted By namelessman
Another idea is to put M on the rear, RS badge on...

Another idea is to put M on the rear, RS badge on the front grill, and swap in AMG wheels. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,613
Posted By namelessman
$45k for a $57k is close to 22% off, it is not...

$45k for a $57k is close to 22% off, it is not easy to do(not even ED) for brand new cars with less than 10 miles on it. Also note that the 2% investment gain is again pre-tax, so dependent on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,613
Posted By namelessman
Maybe it is different in other metro areas but...

Maybe it is different in other metro areas but paying cash and holding 10+ years and 100-150k+ miles on $50k+ German cars are quite common in our metro area.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,722
Posted By namelessman
The numbers in my head are based on the Fed...

The numbers in my head are based on the Fed discount rates for 4 consecutive leases in 9/2000, 9/2003, 9/2006, 9/2009(the time frame for my old E39), and those rates were 6%, 2%, 6.25% and 0.5%. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,722
Posted By namelessman
Most consider a car an asset as it requires...

Most consider a car an asset as it requires property insurance, plus most put in on balance sheet. My view is that a car is a pre-paid utility for, say, 150k miles, with some residual values on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,722
Posted By namelessman
That's a possibility, given that now the last...

That's a possibility, given that now the last resort has already been stretched to its limits. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,722
Posted By namelessman
Do note that Dow Jones did not recover from its...

Do note that Dow Jones did not recover from its 1929 peak until 1955(almost 30 years), so some poor folks waited almost half a lifetime to recoup the losses. :yikes: 15 years can be quite a long...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,722
Posted By namelessman
My guess is Honda does not subsidize their leases...

My guess is Honda does not subsidize their leases as much as BMW so it is not as favorable to Honda lessees.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,722
Posted By namelessman
To sustain perpetual $600/month lease payment...

To sustain perpetual $600/month lease payment from $100k portfolio, one would need $7200 after tax income, or 7.2%, or as high as 14%+ pre-tax(at least in CA). That's at least 1% per month...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,722
Posted By namelessman
Many lost 90+% or got wiped out in dotcom and...

Many lost 90+% or got wiped out in dotcom and financial crisis, plus lost the jobs at the same time, and were still obligated to pay for mortgage and auto loan/lease payments. :( It would be wise to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By namelessman
It does not sound normal, my suggestion is to...

It does not sound normal, my suggestion is to bring it back and ask them to replace the headlight housing/assembly.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 9,106
Posted By namelessman
Adding a M badge seems to be analogous to putting...

Adding a M badge seems to be analogous to putting on lipsticks, or wearing a colorful tie, or hanging an ornament on the rearview mirror, it is really a form of personal expression. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,613
Posted By namelessman
That's a reasonable strategy. :)

That's a reasonable strategy. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,613
Posted By namelessman
To be specific, the 3% interest paid is with...

To be specific, the 3% interest paid is with post-tax money, so effectively it can be up to 6% pre-tax(e.g. CA state+federal).
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