Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    More even than that is how user friendly it is when the dealership has a fleet of its own cars. Part of what keeps me in these brands is the ability to show up at 7a for my service appointment and be gone at 7:15 in a suitable ride. Never had my car in for more than overnight, but yeah, a week out of service and I would be pretty bitter if I was driving an econ-box...even worse if I had to pay for it.
     


  2. Edgein

    Edgein Senior member

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    +1 on BMW repairs. Dealers are rip offs, I could go on, too painful.
     


  3. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Sold a car today - well, its not sold yet, but it will be tomorrow. Had it for $8k, guy said $6, I was hoping for $7 and he offered $6.8. I took it as I didn't want to wait another god knows how many weeks for $200.

    So, off to a good start so far.
     


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    A Y Senior member

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    Maybe it's one of those BMW-branded bikes?
     


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    Sold my 93 civic hatchback cx for 800. Suppose I could've gotten more but I wanted my underground spot back. Probably go looking for a new car in a year or so. $20 000 budget- suggestions?
     


  6. impolyt_one

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    That is awesome. There was an E36 Ti done by Racing Dynamics as a complete car, back in the mid-90's, that put a punched out version of the V12 in the E36 Ti.
     


  7. yjeezle

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    fuck me man... i don't think i'll be buying another BMW again to be honest. shitty loaners, every time i call in i get a bit of attitude.

    2 weeks ago, my car got bashed in (in the pissed off thread).
    i sent to car in for repairs and the nissan dealership gave me a 370z as a loaner... a nice upgrade from my altima c

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    my coworker had to get his entire car repainted (audi A5 coupe) because some idiot sprayed his car with sesame oil.
    fast forward 2 days and the idiot traded in his car at a $16,000 loss... plus the color is ugly as sin (cheap white vs. the gray from before).

    Factor in depreciation and this kid is shelling out close to $30k...
    Oh and he put his $16K on 6.5% interest. LOL.

    this kid makes a lot less than me (i think he gets ~ $38K right now) and he put almost $16K in loans for the next 48 months for a car with less than 2K miles on it...

    It;s his money, I realize that but he's just being dumb with his money... Sad part is that the kid is still in his evaluation stage and i don't know if we're going to hire him full time (not looking good).
     
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  8. impolyt_one

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    Sesame oil, wtf?

    And you can get a loan on an A5 if you make $38K a year?
     


  9. Trompe le Monde

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    america says hello
     


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    HRoi Senior member

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    I went in for service for a 1200 mile post-break in service and the receptionist, in her best "you're an idiot" tone, immediately started to argue with me that I couldn't take it in until 15,000 miles. my polite reasoning that the service for M cars is different, the service car light is on, and my manual all say bring it in at 1200 were to no avail. I suppose getting a job to answer phones qualifies you to overrule the engineers who built the fucking thing.

    I only got an appointment when I asked her to either book the appointment and if I'm wrong I'll gladly pay for the service out of my pocket, or transfer me to my service advisor or ask him herself.

    and no, no loaner :lol:
     


  11. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    :fu:
     


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    not sure if it's sesame oil, but it was brown and it sunk into the paint...
     


  13. Find Finn

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    "Used" brake fluid.
     


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    I dont know that I would hire the kid based on these reasoning skills...silly to take out a loan on that salary but it seems especially arrogant if you're still in your trial period. Poor A5...



    Going for something the same size? you might find a solid used GTI for that money...
     


  15. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Still, $38k a year take-home and dude financed a brand new Audi ? Somebody needs to slap that guy in the mouth.
     


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