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  • 04-09-2009, 10:04 AM

    Re: Yep, yep and nope. It's a 61 Vette. Actually....

    Sound choices!
  • 04-08-2009, 10:38 PM

    Yep, yep and nope. It's a 61 Vette. Actually....

    I have a Z3, Z8 and my daughter has the Z4. The Vette just keeps dust from settling on the garage floor until June. Then, Zoom Zoom.

  • 04-08-2009, 10:08 PM

    Re: You must be thinkinbout someone else...

    Thought you had the Z8, Z4 and some kind of Porsche????
  • 04-08-2009, 08:55 PM

    You must be thinkin' 'bout someone else...

    cuz if I wanted oil on my garage floor, I'd just throw a can under the car. It is a lot less expensive than buying a Porsche.

  • 04-08-2009, 03:07 PM

    Re: You can't be referring to me cuz I are a dumb [Oops!].

    Now, now Scott, we all know better than that. Well, now that you mentioned it, buying that Porsche......
  • 04-05-2009, 02:35 AM

    You can't be referring to me cuz I are a dumb [Oops!].

  • 03-29-2009, 04:45 PM

    Re: Unless you are writing off the lease on your...

    One must admit, now that Scott and ZetaTre are posting more over here on "The Dark Side", this board has gotten much better. Thanks guys!
  • 03-29-2009, 04:42 PM

    Re: Unless you are writing off the lease on your...

    I came to the same conclusion and bought the 2007 for $30k. As long as it's worth more than $8k in 3 years, I'm ahead. The car is absolutely like new except for the 28k miles on the clock. It's really nice. A different driving experience than the Z4 or the X3. It is much smoother but still has taut ride and handling. It's loaded and all the features are a lot of fun. My Z4 is pretty basic. When we got the X3 I couldn't believe how well it handled for a SUV. I can't believe how well the 5 handles for a sedan. Although it has the smaller engine (215 hp, 15hp less than the current 528 that I was thinking of leasing) it still has plenty of power and the balanced driving experience like the Z. I can see why the 5 series continues to be the benchmark for all other sedans.
  • 03-29-2009, 04:21 PM

    Unless you are writing off the lease on your...

    taxes, you may not be benefiting yourself.

    If I read your post right, you paid over 20k over 3 years for a car that you don't own. Doesn't seem right to me but then i have never leased a car.

  • 03-26-2009, 08:03 AM

    A little advice please

    My wife's X3 lease is up. We are looking at a 525/528 xi. Which way would you go? We can get a certified 525xi with 28k miles and almost all options for @ $30k with .9/1.9/2.9 depending on financing length. The monthly payment isn't that big a deal to me if I'm getting a great interest rate. Or, as a returning BMW X3 customer I can lease a new 528 x drive with premium and cold weather for @ $500/mo (including tax) for 36 mo, plus @ $5k down. So the 36 months would cost about $23k over the 3 years. My understanding is the new one has about 15 more horsepower. I don't know of any other significant changes. We normally keep cars a long time. I bought my Z4 off lease, it's a 2003, we also have a 99 Lexus and a 94 Camry both of which we have had in the family for many years.
    Also, we have never owned a 5 series. We really like the X3, but thought it might be nice to try something different this time. Any thoughts or experience with the current 5 series?

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