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Forum: General Automotive Forum Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,753
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Posted By namelessman
Coworkers are looking into used Model S(private...

Coworkers are looking into used Model S(private or Tesla), those prices are not too bad and probably hold better than ICEs, but their thoughts are that buying a 5-7 year old Model S is mainly for...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 171,821
Posted By namelessman
In my mind it is Tesla's great achievement to...

In my mind it is Tesla's great achievement to convince buyers to pay 7-series prices for Model S. The current Model S/X(and high-end Model 3) prices have dropped to normalize with the rest of...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Today, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 171,821
Posted By namelessman
These aftermarket prices are not too bad. Will...

These aftermarket prices are not too bad. Will those aftermarket repairs affect warranty?

There are other Model S owners with 6-7 drive units swapped under warranty, hopefully those are not...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 171,821
Posted By namelessman
This video was March 2018, have these...

This video was March 2018, have these out-of-warranty costs gone down, esp. for Model 3?

Model S:
door handle - $1k each
brake rotors + pads + rear parking - $6k after Tesla waived $2k of labor...
Forum: General Automotive Forum Yesterday, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 171,821
Posted By namelessman
This video was March 2018, have these...

This video was March 2018, have these out-of-warranty costs gone down, esp. for Model 3?

Model S:
door handle - $1k each
brake rotors + pads + rear parking - $6k after Tesla waived $2k of labor...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By namelessman
Some lease proponents argue that leases save time...

Some lease proponents argue that leases save time since there is no repair issue, but modern cars usually are quite reliable up to 100k miles, so the fear and risk seem to be overblown. Another...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By namelessman
Our cars are usually bought new and kept 10-12...

Our cars are usually bought new and kept 10-12 years with 100k to 150k miles.

CPOs/non-CPOs of 2 to 3 years old are always on our minds to get best bang for the buck, what we noticed is that,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 24,550
Posted By namelessman
Looks like pretty test ground for ultimate...

Looks like pretty test ground for ultimate driving machines. :D

Is G20 330e available yet?
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-09-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
Yes that matches my past experience too with...

Yes that matches my past experience too with warranty work. E.g. my F30 was in the shop for false alarm triggers, and 3-4 roof function units(with different part#'s) were swapped in and out without...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-09-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By namelessman
Tesla factory store sales said they match Carmax...

Tesla factory store sales said they match Carmax quote. Coworker's experience Tesla trade is $500 better than Carmax. Carmax in turn can be a $1k to $2k better than dealer trade.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-08-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By namelessman
F30 328i squeaky noise solved!

My [email protected] miles lately has this faint squeaking noise going over speed bumps and such. My original thoughts were that suspension/struts went bad($$$$$), but pushing down at 4 corners work ok.
...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-08-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
Well F10 and F30 6WB posts online show quite a...

Well F10 and F30 6WB posts online show quite a bit of work to get it going, so for sure OP knows that his 6WB needs extra coding.

OP has not explained what kind of software recalls are needed on...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-08-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
That makes sense if and only if OP discloses to...

That makes sense if and only if OP discloses to dealer about the non-compliant cluster upfront.

If OP does not disclose, then all bets are off.

Do note that dealer had to get approval from...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-08-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
What can be done differently? E.g. 1. OP is...

What can be done differently? E.g.

1. OP is concerned that software update won't go well and does not bring car in, and skip software update/recall. If the software update is safety related,...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-08-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
There is no issue with regular brake versus...

There is no issue with regular brake versus Msport brake during software updates, but 6WA versus 6WB makes a difference.

Now if OP brings in for oil change, brake fluid, coolant, brake pads +...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-08-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
FWIW, there is a F30 6WB group buy thread in the...

FWIW, there is a F30 6WB group buy thread in the other forum, and the vendors posted on that thread did mention beware of bringing car to dealer for software updates. That thread also said any...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-07-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By namelessman
My local trusted indy said when (very fine)...

My local trusted indy said when (very fine) iridium tip wears with accumulated miles, the spark plugs can draw extra current which can stress the coils.

My plugs were [email protected] at 60k miles per...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-07-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
My guess is that dealer techs/foremen do not...

My guess is that dealer techs/foremen do not expect someone to swap a cluster on a car still within new car warranty. From what OP posted, the SA probably called with excitement to inform OP that the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-07-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By namelessman
The RV decides the lease end price, and RV is not...

The RV decides the lease end price, and RV is not negotiable. However, the selling price, or cap cost, is negotiable. The goal is to squeeze down the difference of selling price and RV, such that...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-07-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
BMW of Fremont new car prices usually are OK...

BMW of Fremont new car prices usually are OK going through internet managers. They try to crawl back profits from low-ball trades, but all dealers of all makes do the same around here.

Their...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-06-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
Who is foreman that is responsible for your case?...

Who is foreman that is responsible for your case? Do ask them to give u back all missing pieces and replace any broken part(e.g. trim piece without broken clip).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-06-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,087
Posted By namelessman
The right hand side of the page says: ...

The right hand side of the page says:

"Please enter the 17 characters of your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) which can be found on the letter you received in the box below."

If it does...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-06-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
There are two Model 3 LR RWD owners in our bldg...

There are two Model 3 LR RWD owners in our bldg that got reduced range down to 280 miles 100% after V10.

It is regular NorCal weather and temperature, and they tested a few times 100% to close...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-06-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By namelessman
$20k 3-year lease with 15k miles/per year on $63k...

$20k 3-year lease with 15k miles/per year on $63k MSRP? That can be doable dependent on incentives. Most festers say they are happy with 1% MSRP per month payment, or $630/month all in, or $22680 3...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-06-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,490
Posted By namelessman
Many first year Model 3 owners(~10k miles) also...

Many first year Model 3 owners(~10k miles) also see drops to 280 [email protected]% charged(from 310+ miles?), so it is not like just a few early Model S owners.
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