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Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 11-26-2002, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,675
Posted By rcc
I've driven e46 325's with the step twice as...

I've driven e46 325's with the step twice as loaners (one time over a long weekend), owned a 328i, and owned a 330i.

The 325i and the 328i are nice fast cars with a free-revving engine and a lot...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 11-19-2002, 02:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,183
Posted By rcc
With respect to crusing rpms, mileage and torque...

With respect to crusing rpms, mileage and torque peaks.

On a 2003 330i, if you cruise in 5th gear around the torque peak at 3500 rpm, you're doing around 80-85 mph or so and your mileage is down...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 11-18-2002, 01:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,183
Posted By rcc
The 6-speed would be really nice on the 330i for...

The 6-speed would be really nice on the 330i for improving fuel economy during sustained high-speed cruising. With the 5 speed, you don't get 29 mpg at 80-85 mph. You're not going to get that with...
Forum: General BMW 11-18-2002, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By rcc
FYI: the Audi RS6 is coming to America although...

FYI: the Audi RS6 is coming to America although it may be slightly down on power (emissions reasons, I would guess).

A friend of mine is first in line to get one at a local dealer.

- Ray
Forum: General BMW 11-18-2002, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By rcc
I think it depends on a large degree to what the...

I think it depends on a large degree to what the competition is doing.

If Lexus, Audi, etc. are on a 4-year product cycle, 7 years may be too long unless you're careful to do refreshes or updates...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 11-15-2002, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By rcc
Maybe maybe not. The folks with the 2003 seem to...

Maybe maybe not. The folks with the 2003 seem to be happy with the speed of the NAV even with the CD in the drive instead of the DVD whereas the people running on older hardware who upgrade to v.20...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-14-2002, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,822
Posted By rcc
Yeah, it may just be for the wagons. When I was...

Yeah, it may just be for the wagons. When I was looking, the 2003's weren't on the floors yet so I wound up finding a wagon and looked at the headrest there.

Silly me. I assumed that BMW would...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-14-2002, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By rcc
Wow. That sounds like SF Bay Area pricing which...

Wow. That sounds like SF Bay Area pricing which is notorious for lower-than-average discounting.

So my math makes invoice out to be a little over $46K (45810 + whatever MACO is in your area). ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-13-2002, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,822
Posted By rcc
Unfortunately, you cannot easily remove the 3rd...

Unfortunately, you cannot easily remove the 3rd headrest.

The center piece that contains the armrest when folded up and the headrest is all one integral unit. You can fold the entire thing down...
Forum: General BMW 11-13-2002, 09:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,453
Posted By rcc
Hey Alan, Congrats!! Woo hoo, the wait is...

Hey Alan,

Congrats!! Woo hoo, the wait is finally over.

Pictures Pictures Pictures ....

- Ray
Forum: Regional Forums 11-05-2002, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By rcc
The other thing to remember when figuring a deal...

The other thing to remember when figuring a deal where you finance a used car is that the interest rates for used cars are typically a lot higher than those for a new car. That'll add to the total...
Forum: Regional Forums 11-05-2002, 09:54 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,227
Posted By rcc
On the topic of leasing calculators,...

On the topic of leasing calculators, www.leaseguide.com was the best one I found.

One thing to remember about the leaseguide calculator though is that I don't think it specifically asks about the...
Forum: Regional Forums 11-04-2002, 05:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,227
Posted By rcc
I agree whole-heartedly with Jon. I've started...

I agree whole-heartedly with Jon. I've started to get irritated with folks who encourage others to think that dealers are trying to rip folks off if they don't give them 1200 above invoice or heaven...
Forum: Regional Forums 11-04-2002, 04:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,227
Posted By rcc
Jon, You're right. If I could have...

Jon,

You're right.

If I could have waited until November, I'm sure I could have gotten a better rate. Unfortunately, my lease was up Oct 1 and the cost of extending the lease an extra month...
Forum: Regional Forums 11-03-2002, 11:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,227
Posted By rcc
I hate to say this but the BMW website lease...

I hate to say this but the BMW website lease estimates are currently about right.

The lease payment *looks* high because they're using the "standard" lease rate of 0.00295 which works out to 7.08%...
Forum: Regional Forums 11-02-2002, 09:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,227
Posted By rcc
I did the same type of thing that Alan did. I...

I did the same type of thing that Alan did. I checked 3 sources, applied for two, and got 5.04 from Wells Fargo and then 4.99 from CSAA (Peoplefirst). Both give you *checks* not *drafts* and Wells...
Forum: General BMW 11-01-2002, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By rcc
Huh? Your rant and the USB Warburg report...

Huh?

Your rant and the USB Warburg report don't seem to be related.

They seem to be saying that the high-end car market is growing faster than the rest of the market, BMW is increasing...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 11-01-2002, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By rcc
The Edmunds data on the sound of the early e46...

The Edmunds data on the sound of the early e46 vs. late model e46 has to be taken with a *huge* grain of salt. The problem is that the first e46 328i that Edmunds ordered for their long-term testing...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 10-31-2002, 09:55 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 26,325
Posted By rcc
Thanks, Alan. I'm having loads of fun. I...

Thanks, Alan. I'm having loads of fun. I imagine you are too.

As for the color combo, I've been told that it's not a combo that the dealers (around here anyway) order for their own stock. ...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 10-31-2002, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By rcc
Oh, and while I can't speak for the 330Cic rates...

Oh, and while I can't speak for the 330Cic rates on the BMW website, when I checked a week or two ago, surprisingly, the lease rates for a 330i were spot-on if you assumed ~$1000 in drive-off fees +...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 10-31-2002, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By rcc
Short version: BMW's current rates suck but they...

Short version: BMW's current rates suck but they should get better in a few days. Regardless, arrange outside financing that you can live with prior to picking up the car. Then you get to play the...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 10-31-2002, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,832
Posted By rcc
I lived in Boston, MA for 4 years and drove a...

I lived in Boston, MA for 4 years and drove a Mustang GT -- a hatchback with 5 litres of cast-iron block V8. Horrible weight distribution with that heavy engine up front and nothing over the back...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 10-30-2002, 03:15 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 26,325
Posted By rcc
Hmmm, got the order mixed up. Ok, so the last...

Hmmm, got the order mixed up. Ok, so the last message was the interior, this is exterior.

- Ray
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 10-30-2002, 03:07 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 26,325
Posted By rcc
Alan, You wanted pics. Here you go (I hope...

Alan,

You wanted pics. Here you go (I hope :) ). 330i, SP, PP, Xenon, NAV, PDC, heated seats, steel blue, sand.

- Ray
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-29-2002, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,874
Posted By rcc
It looks like you're calculating an invoice +...

It looks like you're calculating an invoice + $1000 deal.

If so, you left off the MACO (advertising) fee and a $160 training fee that BMW charges its dealers. MACO fees vary by area but are...
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