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post #18916 of 26289
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You served?

 

Yes, but I've been a member my entire life because my grandparents served.

 

Edit: Try Progressive.  USAA outsources motorcycle and other fun vehicle insurance to them.  There is a USAA discount, but the rates seemed pretty good to me.

post #18917 of 26289
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I was worried about that when I saw the car. The fronts are very very close to the tire well. I asked if they rub and for the most part they don't. They do rub slightly apparently when you're doing a tight, full turn, according to the mechanic I took it to, but nothing alarming or needing addressing. My E60 M5s rubbed under the same circumstances too.

In any case, the car passed the PPI with flying colors. Only thing needing addressing: AC is not blowing fully cold, so it needs a freon top up -- roughly $40 for that -- and then the rear differential seal is ever-so-slightly leaking fluid, so the mechanic said we should wipe it down and see if it continues to leak over the next 6 months. Nothing major, but if we wanted to, we could replace the seal and fluid for $240.

Seller and I went back and forth and we landed at $17.5k, my target price, so I'm pleased.

Will be picking the car up on Friday!

 

Congrats?  

post #18918 of 26289
Congrats GF. Do you plan to replace the interior trim? I know the interior of my bro's M3 was pretty ratty towards the end of it's tenure.
post #18919 of 26289
Thanks. And yes! Parts of the interior trim are pretty ratty and I'm already looking up how to remove and fix them. Consensus says just to wrap them with 3M film.

Did your bro fix his interior pieces?
post #18920 of 26289
Congrats dude.

Can't you use some PlastX to buff out the scratches and then get a vinyl guy to wrap with some protective film?
post #18921 of 26289
Congrats on the car GF. I still think 4-door works better on a car that size, but that's my favorite looking generation of the 3-series.
post #18922 of 26289
Congrats to you on the car, GF, and congrats to us on the upcoming entertainment.

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post #18923 of 26289
Time for GF to go buy a bunch of Snap-On tools.

Maybe put some Snap-On tools on his christmas list.

Gotta get dat Snap-On to fix his car.

If he is going to be replacing trim, I suggest this Snap-On product:
*I may or may not be a Snap-On shareholder
post #18924 of 26289
Thanks brahs! Super stoked to get back in a six speed car 😁

w/a: yeah that's a tentative plan. I may just swap out all the trim pieces for some other pattern.

otc: never had a coupe before so I'm excited for dis. I do derive a lot more utilitity from a sedan doe for sure. I'm gonna have to use my trunk now to store my laptop bag.

Piob: 🙌🏼
post #18925 of 26289
So speaking of BMW repair costs...

I noted a few weeks ago a minor accident I was in - woman backed into me in a parking lot. Damaged the front passenger bumper, quarter panel and rim. Estimate for repair was about $1300 and about a week's worth of time. Was supposed to have it back last Friday but it failed alignment, needs a new strut, potentially a new knuckle (IDK what that is) and some other suspension component (which alone is in the $2200 range). the other driver's insurance has accepted 100% liability, but damn if it isn't nuts how that stuff was hidden. It even seemed to be driving all right.



The worst part is that they rented me a stripped ford focus.
post #18926 of 26289
JG - that's a scary amount of damage for something that looks so innocuous. My BMW had a mini fender scrape last week, I guess I'm lucky it wasn't totalled! I had no idea that something that resulted in visible damage like your picture could cause that much functional damage to your suspension - I guess serious car on wheel impact can do that. Yet another reason I want to sell my BMW - would like to have a car which can take a bit more of a beating given the demands of the city I live in and the way we use our cars.

Also want to take this opportunity to post this video. Not car related per se, but pretty cool.
post #18927 of 26289
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Time for GF to go buy a bunch of Snap-On tools.

Maybe put some Snap-On tools on his christmas list.

Gotta get dat Snap-On to fix his car.

If he is going to be replacing trim, I suggest this Snap-On product:
*I may or may not be a Snap-On shareholder

 

Growing up, my mom worked at Snap-on, so my stepdad had a garage full  of Snap-On tools.  They really are great.

post #18928 of 26289
Now bc brah has a garage full of Strap-Ons
post #18929 of 26289
I didn't know this was a thing, but my financing company approved me for an unsecured loan because of my assets and credit profile. Apparently this means I get to keep the title and not have a lien on the car?

Sweet!
post #18930 of 26289
^Is the rate the same as a secured loan?
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