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Old Oct 15th 2021, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by Harveyspecter
This will be on it's way over to me in a few weeks:



My dad bought it pre Brexit when he intended to retire in France. But that, plus a change in circumstances mean he has passed it onto me.
That will get a lot of attention in Indiana.
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Old Oct 17th 2021, 9:40 am
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Picked up my new wheels yesterday

Not new new, but new to me.


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Old Oct 17th 2021, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
Picked up my new wheels yesterday

Not new new, but new to me.

Good looking car and the 4WD will come in handy in Pennsylvania winters.
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Old Oct 17th 2021, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by ddsrph
Good looking car and the 4WD will come in handy in Pennsylvania winters.
Thanks, yes, that extra control could be very useful. I'm looking forward to having some fun with it.
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Old Oct 20th 2021, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
Picked up my new wheels yesterday

Not new new, but new to me.


It didn't come with a free blower thrown in? ...
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Old Oct 20th 2021, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
Thanks, yes, that extra control could be very useful. I'm looking forward to having some fun with it.
There was a Mini Cooper Zip Car close to my apt in the East village… I would use any excuse to take it out for an hour or 2, pick up a visitor from Pen Station or juts bomb around Manhattan, it was like real life Mario Kart, the new German version is so much bigger and than the British one my friend had. Best place to take any car in the snow is an empty wide open car park with 3-4 inches of now on the ground before they plow…
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I had a friend in the 60's with a Mini. One day I went to his place and he'd put a mattress on the driveway and rolled his car onto it's side on the mattress so he could paint undercoating on the bottom.
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Originally Posted by Harveyspecter
This will be on it's way over to me in a few weeks:



My dad bought it pre Brexit when he intended to retire in France. But that, plus a change in circumstances mean he has passed it onto me.
That car looks very sad.
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Old Feb 2nd 2022, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
Picked up my new wheels yesterday

Not new new, but new to me. ....
While I was "lying low", I got myself some new wheels too. As per Lizzy they weren't new new, but new to me. I had been researching options for several years, and finally settled on this, a 2018 X5 xDrive50i with exceptionally low mileage - just over 17,000 when I got it. .... And it had not only a clean CarFax, but also got a totally clean bill of heath from a local non-franchise BMW specialist who I asked to look over it thoroughly for me - everything is 100% in working order. I have put about 3,000 miles on it, and it is still working perfectly.


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Old Feb 2nd 2022, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
While I was "lying low" ...
He's BACK!!!!

Welcome back!
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Old Feb 2nd 2022, 9:32 pm
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I have put about 3,000 miles on it, and it is still working perfectly.
Of course it is, it's a BMW.

Of course when it breaks, you'll need a 2nd mortgage to fix it
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Old Feb 2nd 2022, 11:29 pm
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I did some buying and selling last year.

Sold a 2006 Honda Pilot and got a 2021 Honda Passport.



I also sold my 2014 Corvette with the expectation I would get a new C8 however it didn't work out that way :-(. I'm now contemplating sticking with the Passport and just replacing my wife's GTI, maybe for an Audi RS3 or BWM M2 comp when (or if) they become available later this year.

Me on the Tail of the Dragon a couple of years back


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Old Feb 3rd 2022, 1:14 am
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Originally Posted by civilservant
Of course it is, it's a BMW.

Of course when it breaks, you'll need a 2nd mortgage to fix it ....
Yes, and no.

Knowing that there was a significant risk that I was buying a money pit, for the first time ever in my life, for any machine or appliance, and at the risk of sounding like Doug DeMuro, I paid for an add-on warranty. In this case for about 3% of the purchase price I got a 5-year, 60,000 mile, bumper to bumper warranty,

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Old Feb 3rd 2022, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by civilservant
Of course it is, it's a BMW.

Of course when it breaks, you'll need a 2nd mortgage to fix it
Well , my BMW 3 Series is now over 23 years old and approaching 300k miles. Yes, repairs (well, parts especially) are very expensive but the car is remarkably reliable still and of course depreciation has been essentially non-existent for a decade or more.
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Old Feb 3rd 2022, 4:06 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
While I was "lying low", I got myself some new wheels too. As per Lizzy they weren't new new, but new to me. I had been researching options for several years, and finally settled on this, a 2018 X5 xDrive50i with exceptionally low mileage - just over 17,000 when I got it. .... And it had not only a clean CarFax, but also got a totally clean bill of heath from a local non-franchise BMW specialist who I asked to look over it thoroughly for me - everything is 100% in working order. I have put about 3,000 miles on it, and it is still working perfectly.


Very nice.
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