or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Cars We Drive!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cars We Drive! - Page 159

post #2371 of 14641
Posting these up because someone on here wanted to see the car after the sport springs and spacers were put on. Crappy pics but I took them in the rain right after I picked the car up from AWE. I'm liking the drop, although I was expecting it to be a little lower. Handles much better.



Thinking about putting these wheels on. Couldn't find them on a B8. How do you guys think they would look on my car? They are 18's. My current wheels are 17's.
post #2372 of 14641
Tint looks awful and sup with those stickers?
post #2373 of 14641
tacky stickers man. assuming you're not getting those, i think the wheels like nice. i'm nto a fan of that such a low drop on my cars because i don't wanna get wrecked by incline ramps (people in texas don't know how to build these those things worth sh**)
post #2374 of 14641
hate gumetal wheels. Get something OEM or get something nice.
post #2375 of 14641
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jbreen1 View Post
I'm liking the drop, although I was expecting it to be a little lower.
I would expect that the new springs will take a week or so to settle into your final ride height. Give it some time and it will be a little lower.
Quote:
Thinking about putting these wheels on. Couldn't find them on a B8. How do you guys think they would look on my car? They are 18's. My current wheels are 17's.
Are those VMRs? They make nice looking wheels for the price, but beware that they can be a little on the soft side. I think they look good on that B7, but I would tend to prefer a silver wheel on that car (and yours) because of the bright window trim.
post #2376 of 14641
If I still had an Audi I'd get a set of 4 Gallardo or LP560-4 fronts in silver. I like the Callistos and the L560-4 mesh.
post #2377 of 14641
Quote:
Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
If I still had an Audi I'd get a set of 4 Gallardo or LP560-4 fronts in silver. I like the Callistos and the L560-4 mesh.

kind of like the Rotiform BLQ?

CLICK ME
post #2378 of 14641
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post
Thanks - the MB and BMW websites just confirm the baseline - and the answer is that right now the prices generally available are high. $775 for a 3-year lease on an E350 ($50k MSRP, 10k per year). A 535 is $700 for a 3-year lease ($53k MSRP, 10k per year). Both those payments assume you walk in off the street and pay full price. Neither of those cars is worth $150-$200 more than an A5 to me (which I think I can walk in off the street and get for $550 a month) - so I guess I'm hoping someone knows something that I don't about this game.
If you're willing to look at 528i you should be able to get one for high five hundreds. Example: 528 with standard paint +premium package+sport package = msrp:$49,925 Average selling price looking at Edmunds and Trucar is $47,300 The April residual on 528 or 535 is 59% (36 months/10k miles year). April money factor is .00175=4.2% which is not that great but could be worse. This gives a monthly payment of $630 before taxes. If you have some extra cash laying around BMW Financial Services has a Multiple Security Deposit program which lets you put down up to 7 times the amount of your normal security deposit which reduces your lease money factor by .0007 for each deposit. The deposit is fully refundable at the end of the lease. If you put down 7 deposits ($650x7=$4550) you money factor becomes .00175- .00049=.00126 (3.02%) which makes your monthly payment about $592 and saves you about $1370 over the life of the lease. BMW dealers are allowed to mark up the money factor somewhat so you have to watch out for ones that do that since it can throw off your calculations. Small print: There is an Aquistion (aka bank fee) at lease inception of $725 and a disposition fee of $350 unless you lease another BMW or a Mini.
post #2379 of 14641
Quote:
Originally Posted by jet View Post
Tint looks awful and sup with those stickers?

I dunno man it's not my car. Just showing the wheels for reference.
post #2380 of 14641
I'm getting a set of new titanium package wheels off an S4. Called this shop about powdercoating my current wheels and they mentioned the titanium wheels they had sitting around. Pics for reference.
post #2381 of 14641
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jbreen1 View Post
I'm getting a set of new titanium package wheels off an S4. Called this shop about powdercoating my current wheels and they mentioned the titanium wheels they had sitting around. Pics for reference. http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...dfbb7f40f1.jpg
I personally think they look too "heavy" for the car; maybe they'd look better with more sidewall. Nice colour, though.
post #2382 of 14641
I love it jbreen, that looks sharp.
post #2383 of 14641
Wow - great knowledge, thanks for posting. I hadn't seen a 10k residual for 36 months, but 59% isn't bad. I will look into the MSD thing, sounds like potentially a really easy way to make 35% on my money for 3 years.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dmax View Post
If you're willing to look at 528i you should be able to get one for high five hundreds.

Example: 528 with standard paint +premium package+sport package = msrp:$49,925
Average selling price looking at Edmunds and Trucar is $47,300


The April residual on 528 or 535 is 59% (36 months/10k miles year).
April money factor is .00175=4.2% which is not that great but could be worse.
This gives a monthly payment of $630 before taxes.

If you have some extra cash laying around BMW Financial Services has a Multiple Security Deposit program which lets you put down up to 7 times the amount of your normal security deposit which reduces your lease money factor by .0007 for each deposit. The deposit is fully refundable at the end of the lease.

If you put down 7 deposits ($650x7=$4550) you money factor becomes .00175- .00049=.00126 (3.02%) which makes your monthly payment about $592 and saves you about $1370 over the life of the lease.

BMW dealers are allowed to mark up the money factor somewhat so you have to watch out for ones that do that since it can throw off your calculations.
Small print: There is an Aquistion (aka bank fee) at lease inception of $725 and a disposition fee of $350 unless you lease another BMW or a Mini.
post #2384 of 14641
Taking delivery on an ML350. MB Manhattan is giving them away. 53% residual but money factor is .9%. They work those 4 magic numbers to make deals.
post #2385 of 14641
Quote:
Originally Posted by L.R. View Post
To be honest, I hate most cars. They're either boring, or cool in such a way that they'll only be cool until the next version comes out. Thus I'm stuck looking for affordable, classic cars.

I love the BMW 2002, and plan on tracking a solid one down as my first real car.

Here's my 2002. Definitely a work in progress.

EDIT: sorry the pictures are so small. That's the only option Tapatalk gave me. =|
LL
LL
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Cars We Drive!