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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2014, 09:32 AM
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Posted By ubermax
Waiter check please !!

Waiter check please !!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By ubermax
The residual value of any car at any future point...

The residual value of any car at any future point in time is a forecast ; the leasing company can set that estimate such that it is competitive in the market place and also profitable.




The...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By ubermax
Well after a slow start this post is pickin up...

Well after a slow start this post is pickin up steam - lots of good thoughts , great real life example Kafka , your namesake was a tough read in school :-)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By ubermax
Dunderhi under the assumptions I made the results...

Dunderhi under the assumptions I made the results were absolutely correct , i.e. interest assumption of 0% and accepting the dealer's residual - these assumptions were only intended to give a quick...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By ubermax
The dealer will tell you real quick if it's fair...

The dealer will tell you real quick if it's fair , don't worry - my recommendation would be to pay cash ( cap cost as a starting point ) and maybe the sales guy will let you have some of his...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By ubermax
good points , thanks mtbrdad and dunderhi - BTW...

good points , thanks mtbrdad and dunderhi - BTW I posted here because we have an '08 X3 but posting on F25 makes more sense .
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By ubermax
"Just for curiosities sake why ask this question...

"Just for curiosities sake why ask this question on a board of a vehicle you can no longer lease?"

thanks for the thoughtful response Mtbrdad , I had a gut feeling that cash might be better than...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-26-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By ubermax
Not sure what you mean Kdog since this is my...

Not sure what you mean Kdog since this is my first post on the topic - and while I agree that, with a business lease where tax considerations come into play or if you finance the full cost or the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2014, 10:11 AM
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Views: 57,032
Posted By ubermax
2008 with 97K

2008 with 97K
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,220
Posted By ubermax
Every 7500 , synthetic

Every 7500 , synthetic
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By ubermax
Lease vs Buy - Anybody Actually Run the Numbers ?

Typically a couple of things that make it difficult to do a financial comparison between leasing and buying is the interest rate and the residual value ; since lease payments are stretched over a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By ubermax
thanks for the response JLove ; I didn't notice...

thanks for the response JLove ; I didn't notice the thump when the car was new - what in your mind has changed - is the software/electronics sending a signal to close/open the flap in error or at the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By ubermax
Thump Sound, Blower On , M-Bus

Again I'm hoping Joylove sees this post - in another post I mentioned a thump sound every 2-3 seconds when the blower is on - the dealership just replaced the blower motor but I still can hear the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By ubermax
can't improve too much on the advise given by...

can't improve too much on the advise given by yeehz - ideally the mechanic you bring it to pre-purchase will be familiar with BMW and be competent .
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By ubermax
(1) stroke the lever (2) cut engine at 12 o'clock...

(1) stroke the lever (2) cut engine at 12 o'clock (3) lift blades (4) clean windshield (5) lower blades (6) start engine (7) stroke lever - blades return to seated down position .

that's the way...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By ubermax
OK , thanks Joylove .

OK , thanks Joylove .
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By ubermax
we had an Audi A6 Quattro, we live in NewEngland...

we had an Audi A6 Quattro, we live in NewEngland and so we know snow , & our '08X3 has almost 95K and so we can talk a little about our experience with reliability - the Audi with good rubber was...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By ubermax
Lazy Code & Rotary Encoders ?

Hoping this gets Joylove's attention ; he mentioned these things in another post related to a soft thump heard when the blower is on - was wondering if he or someone else could explain these terms in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By ubermax
I second Mtbrdad's question about the condition...

I second Mtbrdad's question about the condition of the tires - the OP didn't say how much wear he had on the tires - that can make a big difference - as I mentioned earlier the all seasons have been...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-25-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By ubermax
Given that the thump disappears when the blower...

Given that the thump disappears when the blower is off, I felt it was related to the HVAC but Joylove has provided more specific insight - I'd like to think it's due to a worn part, e.g. flapper door...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By ubermax
we have an '08 X3 MT with 93K & we get our share...

we have an '08 X3 MT with 93K & we get our share of Winter weather here in NewEngland - this is the first year that I can relate to the OP's post - we've always had Michelin All Seasons - Pilot HX...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By ubermax
I had my DSC , i.e. triangle with 4x4 and the...

I had my DSC , i.e. triangle with 4x4 and the "brake" light (orange ) come on together the other day for 5 minutes - hasn't happened since - dealership says it could be road salt ( Winter here)...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By ubermax
Joylove , does your sound go away when you turn...

Joylove , does your sound go away when you turn the blower off ? also, have you brought it in ( dealership or Indy ) for a diagnosis ? or have you solved it yourself ?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-23-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By ubermax
I posted a very similar issue recently - I have...

I posted a very similar issue recently - I have 93K on my '08 X3 (MT) & have just recently started to notice a periodic "thump" , roughly every 2-3 seconds when the blower is on - tough to tell for...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By ubermax
they're new tires right now but I've experienced...

they're new tires right now but I've experienced this for at least 3 years - and again trying to avoid dealership fishing with the clock running :-)
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