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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-20-2019, 11:18 AM
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Views: 611
Posted By rraisley
At least with our heads in the sand, we won't...

At least with our heads in the sand, we won't notice that we don't have a job anymore. But it does make it hard to drive our cars (and more difficult to afford them as well).
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-19-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By rraisley
Exactly. And it's all around us. Dinner at many...

Exactly. And it's all around us. Dinner at many restaurants includes a salad or soup; if you don't want the salad or soup, they don't deduct anything. Friends of our do this all the time, ordering a...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-17-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By rraisley
The following link has some info on various...

The following link has some info on various finishes:

https://www.carwow.co.uk/guides/glossary/car-paint-types-guide

Whether it's justified or not, metallic paint is almost additional cost on...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-16-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,812
Posted By rraisley
I agree, it has to HELP. Put it this way, any...

I agree, it has to HELP. Put it this way, any impact that will blow a 40 aspect ratio will certainly blow a 35 AR. But probably not every impact that will blow a 35, will blow a 40. We never know...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-16-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,812
Posted By rraisley
For anyone else who, like me, did not understand...

For anyone else who, like me, did not understand this tire description (where tire size is /usually/ WWW/RR-DD where WWW is width in mm, RR is aspect ratio in %, and DD is wheel diameter in inches,...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-15-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By rraisley
Well, since they don't charge extra for metallic...

Well, since they don't charge extra for metallic paint on the 550 in question, but DO charge extra for metallic paint on the 530/540, either 550 buyers ordering plain white are getting screwed, or...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-15-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,812
Posted By rraisley
LOVE the calculator; thanks for the post. I was...

LOVE the calculator; thanks for the post. I was using a spreadsheet I made up.

I won't disagree with the difference going from 30 to 35, and 35 to 40, yet that small change is the right change for...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-14-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,812
Posted By rraisley
What size wheels do you have now? Realize that...

What size wheels do you have now? Realize that taller sidewalls, even by 10%, will increase your tire's outside diameter by about 2", making speedometer off by about 7%, 7% less torque to the road,...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-14-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By rraisley
I would say the same reason that buyers of...

I would say the same reason that buyers of upgraded or higher-end cars get other, normally optional, equipment: To help justify the extra cost, to make the upgraded model always more special. etc....
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-12-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By rraisley
No, I think they do that after the free service &...

No, I think they do that after the free service & warranty are over.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-11-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,993
Posted By rraisley
Agreed. I keep sunglasses in each of my cars...

Agreed. I keep sunglasses in each of my cars anyhow. I like the Serengeti and like the idea of graduated glasses (to more easily see backup camera details and such on the dash, but darken the sun),...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-11-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,993
Posted By rraisley
I quick Google of polarized sunglasses and...

I quick Google of polarized sunglasses and head-up displays gives dozens of answers, many of them here on non-G30 forums. General consensus is: don't use polarized sunglasses, or just tilt your head...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-11-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,993
Posted By rraisley
Maybe. Almost all reflections (from road, snow,...

Maybe. Almost all reflections (from road, snow, hood, ocean, etc.) are from horizontal surfaces, so polarized glasses /should/ have vertical slits, preventing horizontal reflections from going...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-10-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By rraisley
Tried that. For a 2019 540ix, it shows 4...

Tried that. For a 2019 540ix, it shows 4 different batteries: Original OEM Battery ($530), Battery, Additional Battery, and 12V Lithium Dual Storage System (no prices except the OEM). Most are listed...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-09-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By rraisley
Thought I posted this on a M550i thread, but...

Thought I posted this on a M550i thread, but can't find it. What BMW models have Li-Ion batteries? The 540ix I'm thinking of ordering? Just M-models?
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-09-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,993
Posted By rraisley
You won't need to worry about your digital dash...

You won't need to worry about your digital dash when that EMP pulse strikes, because your car, and pretty much all those around you, will quit working anyhow. Better to buy a bicycle, or better yet,...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-05-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By rraisley
How far south? I'm in Columbia, SC.

How far south? I'm in Columbia, SC.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-04-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By rraisley
Where are you located? I may have to order from...

Where are you located? I may have to order from your dealer and drive to get the car. :( My dealer is only giving me about $3500 off a 540i the same price.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-04-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,649
Posted By rraisley
Please excuse my ignorance in this area, but I...

Please excuse my ignorance in this area, but I wouldn't have expected soft-close doors to "thunk" like they're hitting something solid, due to the soft-close mechanism. I thought that's what "soft"...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-03-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,722
Posted By rraisley
Concerning the "foam" or sealing inflation cans,...

Concerning the "foam" or sealing inflation cans, I've read that it can clog up or otherwise affect tire pressure sensors. My son used the one that came with his Hyundai, and it fixed the problem but...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-01-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By rraisley
I know I will pay more for an ordered 2020 540i...

I know I will pay more for an ordered 2020 540i than for an on-stock 2019. But 1) I want, what I want, exactly like I want. I'm willing to pay more for that. But 2) I don't really think I'd save that...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-31-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By rraisley
I assumed that, too. And there used to be all...

I assumed that, too. And there used to be all kinds of invoice pricing, but most have disappeared in favor of the "what you should pay" sites. The only site I've found that lists invoice for separate...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-30-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By rraisley
Invoice, from a number of sources, is 6% below...

Invoice, from a number of sources, is 6% below MSRP. They'll do that plus any incentives for a 2019, but only want to do 5% for a 2020. Which is logical, actually. Just trying to decide what to do.
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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-30-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By rraisley
Just got back. Manager offered only 5%, plus any...

Just got back. Manager offered only 5%, plus any rebates that /may/ be available at time of pickup. Only timing problem is my Acura goes off lease mid December. Not sure having only the GTI for...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-30-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,665
Posted By rraisley
I've tried pretty much all the buying services,...

I've tried pretty much all the buying services, and all I've really gotten is dealers calling me, wanting to sell me stock cars. While the "others have paid" prices are oftentimes very low, the...
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