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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 4332
Location: metro-motown-area

6/1/18 8:28 AM

OT: automobile upgrade

outgoing car: 2007 530xi with 119K wonderful 8 years of ownership, but spent $2K last year in maintenance, staring at more than that this year with who knows what might follow.

incoming car: 2010 535xi with 40K only 3 years newer (and still an 8 year old car) but crazy low miles -- thats an average of 5K PER YEAR! it still smells new.

both are basically "the same" car, chassis/sheetmetal is the same, but incoming is the last of this generation and does feature some meaningful updates as well as everything being a teensy bit different.

newer gen went to a twin-turbo and jumped to 300hp. i drive like an old man, but it's nice having an excess of power/torque. fingers crossed that the HP fuel pump will not rear its head. loving the camel leather..."soft like buttah"..corinthian perhaps? ;-)

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16458
Location: Portland, OR

6/1/18 11:00 AM

Enjoy, are you selling off, or did you sell the other one?

My friend just did the same thing. Upgraded to a 4 year newer car with 120k less on the clock. Same car, different and better color.

His old one since we met was missing the edge hood chrome piece, tore off in a car wash years ago. Guess what happened to the replacement mint car first time he went to the car wash. ;)

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: metro-motown-area

6/1/18 12:13 PM

trade-in

he gave me exactly what i was hoping for -- it was my easiest/fastest car purchase negotiation!

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Portland, OR

6/1/18 12:51 PM

Just me guessing, you are the guy who's perfect used [not to mention maintained with records] car is the easiest to sell for the highest price.

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walter
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 4332
Location: metro-motown-area

6/1/18 1:26 PM

outgoing vehicle condition

after my pre-transaction cleanup it looked alot better than it had in months!

i do try to keep things nice and keep records. honestly, if i wasnt staring at a bunch of expensive maintenance, i would have kept it. but it was far from a showpiece, i havent been able to park in the garage for 1.5 years!

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

6/1/18 1:44 PM

"after my pre-transaction cleanup it looked alot better than it had in months! "

You forgot to put 'The Thrill is Gone music playing' in brackets after that I guess.

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