BUT. We never see a gas station on the regular (before you get stuck on nitpicking, I mean not a gas station because the thing doesn take gas, but also primarily mean equivalent SuperCharger, as in something you HAVE to stop at in order to refill energy). Until our first roadtrip, and we own two, count them, 2 M3 LRs for a combined 12+ months (one for 8 mo, the other for an overlapped 4 mo), we had never been to a Supercharger.
Some people will say that you can just go to your fire station or police department. You can It best to look it up because it will tell you where you can get it checked, whether you can drop by/if they have a car seat check once a month or every couple of months/if you have to make an appointment. I live in a metro with 2.4 million people and we only have 21 places to get seats checked. Out of those 21 places, we have 2 you can stop by any day of the week at any time, 2 you can make an appointment for any time during their business hours, and the rest either have monthly/bimonthly/quarterly car seat check fairs. I had to set my appointment 24 days in advance because the children hospital was so booked out. I would suggest figuring out how to get yours checked soon.
Don buy a 10 year old BMW/Merc/Audi/Alfa without seriously looking at the enthusiast forums. Specifically look at the faults and repairs stories.A lot of parts are available cheap enough but the electronics are still expensive and if something like an airbag light or ASC module fails, you looking at a big money replacement.
The 110v LVL1 charger is really only intended for occasional use (referred to as the OUC often.) If you have the means it highly recommended you get a LVL2 charger. It will allow you to precondition the battery as well as the cabin. Which is very helpful with range especially in extreme weather.
I’d like to hear some ideas from other Hubbers. Given those criteria (15+ years old, good condition, under $20,000), what vehicle would you buy and why?Ross Kposted 8 years agoI would recommend a Mercedes E Class from 90 94. These cars were over engineered and built like tanks. Nothing like Benz’s of today.
Backs Against the WallEverybody was doing badly, but AMC was doing the worst. The Arab oil embargo had actually meant AMC increased sales by 15% against an industry fall of 21% as customers scrambled for small cars, but then the company had been crippled by a three week strike in the September.
Since trying an electric car in 2013 (a Smart ED of all things) I have never looked back. I am on my 6th electric car now, a Tesla Model S P100D. All the gas cars feel like a different century to me. Nostalgic antiques like steam trains, fax machines, and AOL. Huffing and puffing with all the heat and noise. A Rube Goldberg machine that wastes a lot of resources. It’s not just Tesla. I felt the same way about the Smart ED and our BMW i3. Tesla has just taken it the furthest without the legacy of 100 years of history and existing encumbrances. A true disruptor.
Operation of the mp3 player is very much like using your phone. You can either use the dash to browse your mp3 files or use the voice commands. You can, however, use the dash to browse your mp3 files while the vehicle is in motion. I try to avoid this because of the obvious driving distraction hazard. Voice commands for the mp3 player include “play artist”, “play album”, “play playlist”, “next track”, and “previous track”. When you connect your mp3 player to your vehicle the computer may tell you it cannot index all the files on your device. Do not despair if you get this message. The computer won’t download your pictures or videos to the vehicle, only audio files. When your mp3 player is playing through the Sync system, the artist’s name and current song title will be displayed on the dash screen.
So what do you need on top of the $20,000 asking price? Not much really. Of course, you need the engine, transmission, and rear end. There are plenty of brand new or second hand options on that. You need original Ford headers, but not the rest of the exhaust. You need wheels and tyres, but there are so many options as this car uses the Mustang bolt pattern. Next is paint, which, once again, is totally up to you! Last, you need a fuel pump and battery. All in all, you could build one up for $25,000 upwards.
People don’t like to factor in depreciation into annual expenses thinking it comes into play only when you sell. But for a very good reason, in accounting, depreciation of assets are accounted each year. So in the case of a brand new BMW (or any other similar brand) your expenses in the first year can very well be almost a 100K.
1 is honestly going to be a tough one. There were comments on the LA Times article to the effect of “he wasn winning prize money, so why does anyone care?” People who don competitively do amateur endurance sports really have no idea how much it does matter to those of us who do them.
Luxury cars just don have the appeal to us that they used to. I don need the shit I thought I used to need, and I don even really want it. Seems like the cost is exponentially higher for a moderate amount of luxury features. There just isn any value there, but I guess that really isn their goal either.But thank you, and noted.
Go to your Bluetooth settings on your phone and scan for available devices to pair with. Find the OBDII scanner in the list (probably will be the only one) and pair the device to your phone. You can enter the suggested password of 0000 or 1234, and it should pair up.
Interiors are highly subjective, but to me the M235/240 feels two price classes lower than the C. All the plastics are cheap and little effort was put into presentation. It has a great driving position and a surprising amount of room, though. The Benz is a luxury car through and through. You can find cheap trim bits here and there, but the overall attention to detail and use of colors/textures/materials can shame some cars near the 6 figure mark.
Huge Supporter of the ArtsWarhol also was a prolific film maker, but many of his films were too sexual in nature to be released and not many are for sale anywhere, only found if they were gifts or in private galleries. He took a big interest in the group the Velvet Underground, of which Lou Reed was part, and enjoyed painting album covers. Surprisingly, Andy Warhol was a Catholic who was often seen at Mass every day.
To make that happen, to create a timeless machine for fast moving times, BMW has simplified its design language, with economy of line and sculpture. That means, when you look at this new Concept 8 Series, that you see sharpness and precision, and a startling sleekness through the way the design team has achieved light and shadow on the car’s exterior. If you look closely enough, you can even see the future.
Where exactly is the evidence of them not putting in enough effort to be competitive? This is entirely against the mindset of any factory backed racing program.The early 2000 were a very different time in sportscar racing, and really the MC12 wasn very successful at all (and regardless of length and width dimensions, was a vastly different car from a modern grand tourer)This is a very closed minded and uninformed comment.
They use the 8 series for marketing reasons it the car they want to sell with that program. This has been brought up many times before. What the point in spending millions on a racing program without a plan to get a return on that investment?This is literally what I meant with “Sure, I rather see the M4 as a GTE car but, it completely reasonable why they aren using that.” so not sure what the point.
Yesterday, when he was in the passenger seat with me driving, he said, “Mum, you turn quickly to the left and I’ll put the hand brake on.’ This didn’t happen, obviously, but is a guide to his immaturity.Even on private land (which to my knowledge is not illegal) I’m not sure I would want him driving my car right now.
“This statement is the problem. The idea that there is one definition of a car guy.” As you yourself said, not all enthusiasts are the same. I prefer to buy well built, well sorted packages that are OEM tier: Ohlins, Bilstein, etc. It why I bought an R35 GT R. And a 991 GT3. I know I know. It would be “easy” to build something faster if I were a “real” car guy right? Maybe with some Googling I could figure it out and show Porsche and Nissan engineers how it’s done? Perhaps. But suspension engineering isn my thing. And if I were to go aftermarket, I like to buy OEM grade parts with strong company backing. So far that doesn’t exist for Tesla.
The “Announcement Package 1”, of tinted window and power steering was $139 and “Announcement Package 2” of a front sway bar, steel belted radial tires and power front disc brakes was $203.45. So in order to get your Pacer up to scratch you had to part with the best part of $1,300, taking the price up to about $4,600.
I think there is too much fuss going on about, but since you commented you might as well admit yours kinda was wrong there. You think basketball but there is volleyball, some think tennis but there is ping pong. Making same advance ladders in two different sports and similarsing them (in whatever, prize $, or reward potential) does not guarantee less popular to suddenly become on par with the other.
Have you ever done multiclass racing before?If you haven I heavily recommend racing in GT3 before going GTE. It sounds like you own the Ferrari GT3, so you done so GT3 racing but only in the Ferrari challenge series. IMSA, in either GTE or GT3, is a completely different beast.If you do a season in the GT3s first, you will gain skills needed to drive the GTE cars later.
This helps address a potential conflict of interest which is called the principal agent problem. The issue is that agent (Raiola) is representing not only the financial interests of his principal (de Ligt), but also of Raiola himself. If Raiola were to get a percentage of whatever de Ligt is paid, then Raiola interests should be fully aligned with his principal, and he is incentivized to get de Ligt the best possible contract because that will get him the most compensation as well.
Just like when the battery in your ICE car it not dead enough to not run the radio but too dead start the car.This is a well documented failure mode. It seems the 12v battery is undersized, and BMW has taken a conservative line regarding the lowest voltage the controllers will attempt to “start the car” BMW also designed the car around having consistent access to 220V charging.
Took the CarPlay option for 3 years but it is not good value for money, meaning for my next car I will not buy it and stick with the default connected drive ui.There are some finicky UI issues: when using the buttons in the car to go to CarPlay menus or screens it will just go to the active CarPlay screen depending on your location.
That said, my wife forgot to charge my i3 one night and I was almost bfakn.club stranded. luckily I limped into a BMW dealership that had one and 10 minutes later I had enough to get home. not particularly a big deal, if it had been AC I would have left 30 minutes later.
Can be expensive. If you want to get multiple options, then the price of this car can skyrocket. With all of the options I wanted, the price of my vehicle jumped by over 30%! Granted, it was worth it, but it made it the most expensive car I have ever owned. So be prepared to spend a lot of money if you want various options to make your car unique.
Hard work. Yes. That’s exactly what success is supposed to be made of. Grit and conviction. And I’m thinking, some of those guys who are driving those BMW’s and Mercedes just have to be one of those guys. One of those guys who worked hard, who busted his ass, who got it all done, and who took on the challenge like a matador takes on a bull with grit, conviction, and a bit of risk. If not, any of us busting our asses is for moot. If not, then the idea that hard work pays is a great big lie, and I simply don’t want to believe that. I need to not believe that.
But it not 100% necessary if you a short distance commuter.Anything else you should worry about?Tires. They a little expensive (more than $150 per tire). Make sure the car you buy has a relatively fresh set.Range. This thing is going to get between 60 and 80 miles of range, but you won hit that 80 mark outside of perfect conditions (45mph, good weather, no AC/heat usage, eco++ mode).Realistic “safe” range under real world heavy AC/heat use is going to be closer to 60 miles.
Sorry for the rant, I understand assembly manuals aren the easiest things to come up with from scratch. I didn order this with no expectation of some finicky stuff, tinkering, tuning, and so on that comes part and parcel with a machine you expected to assemble yourself. I sure that I be pleased once I actually get the machine running smoothly. But right now I definitely frustrated with some issues I didn expect given the price point.
November 23 2017EmailTwitterPinterestFacebookMartina Starke is happy. She has created beauty. “A great car has to look beautiful on the road,” she says. BMW’s head of brand vision and brand design has led the team behind the concept car for the new BMW Concept 8 Series a car that displays its lineage, and is at the same time boldly new. What it evinces most spectacularly is how to make a machine that has dynamism, while achieving a sumptuous degree of luxury and style. “The dynamic look comes from the form language,” she says. “You want a car that speaks to you directly when you see it for the first time.”
Last but not least, yes I get WIC and it is none of anyones business if I attempted to breastfeed. The minute some high and mighty bitch points out that her tax money pays for my baby to eat to my face I’m probably going to jail. But yes my body failed to produce anything but formilk and my son lost almost 2lbs before I gave into formula.
Most of the initial draft was is sourced from an editor written in the distinctive initials “MLC”. At the time, Motorsport Magazine enforced a policy to use initials in the fear that rival publishers poach their staff. We later learnt (and now confirmed) that “MLC” stands for “Michael Cotton” thanks to this archival list here.