Cars We Drive!

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

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    1. Trading it in has a tax benefit if you're also buying a car at the same time - that could close some of the gap
    2. Try Carmax - they are super painless and offer more than any dealer IME
    3. People suck. I'd rather not deal with them especially in a transaction for expensive, complex things

    That said, if it's truly a difference of $8-10k I'd agree with you about selling privately
     
  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    On the way to work this morning I saw a guy that looked to be in his 70s driving a shiny new GL 550 towing a large flat bed trailer with a big riding lawn mower on it. Made me laugh.
     
  3. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Not sure about M5s prices but have you considered aftermarket rotors? 1400 for front brakes seems a bit excessive
     
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    It's actually at cost for parts for OEM front brakes. I'm doing the pads and everything.

    Aftermarket rotors are about $450 a pop for the fronts.

    Stealership quotes are $2200+. Yikes.
     
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    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    Zoinks!!!

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    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I'd like to bitch and moan about how much money I've sunk into my car so far, but lol, 2/3 of the big ticket repairs are my fault.

    #PAYTOPLAY

    Just looked up rotor costs for late-model civics. $80 a pop for fronts! LOL
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    That's nothing. Price out the OEM Brembo rotors on the Nissan 350Z if you want your eyes to pop out. Or VANOS units for E39 M5s. But that's the thing lots of people who want high performance cars just for the look don't understand: the higher a car's performance, the more expensive the maintenance.

    E46 OEM rotors for the regular non-M cars were about $39/rotor. I could do a full brake job on all 4 wheels for about $200 in parts, all OEM.
     
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    At least they are not carbon ceramic
     
  9. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Aftermarket drilled and grooved rotors were about $35 for my old E36. OEM rear rotors were about $25. They aren't much more for the E90 (non M)
     
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    seriously? my e34 is coming up at $100+ a pop
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    Yup, just checked my records from a few years ago where the dealer wanted about $75, but some models can be more expensive for totally random reasons. Give Pure Motorsport a call, and see what they can do for you --- they've been pretty good about prices in the past for me. http://www.purems.com
     
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    $1654 for front brake change and oil change. Smooth as butter.

    Car is prepped and ready to go!
     
  13. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    that's not that bad :happy:
     
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    Yeah, in the grand scheme of things, it's not bad. A little annoying, yes, but not a major stressor.

    That said, the shop owner and I have an amazing rapport and he let me borrow one of their 'loaner' cars for the day: an E46 323i in automatic with 270,000 miles. It made me miss the E46 chassis. It felt so low to the ground. Power was obviously hilariously anemic, but it had that classic inline six buttery smoothness.
     
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    That is waaay overpriced. Even BAVauto can beat that. Brembo rotors for a 1995 525 are $65.00, $61.95 for a 540 and $75 for a 540 sport. Mylie rotors are $35 for a 540, $40 for a 540 sport.
     

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