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capjak 01-11-2021 09:56 AM

Dashman makes me miss my BMW 3 series M. Great cars and mine had all maintenance included for 4 years 50,000 miles. Never had an issue with it, great reliability. Miss Heads up display. But moved on to an SUV....

Dash man 01-11-2021 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2542025)
Wow! You might be blowing more on it in the future as well!!



Time will tell. Warranty is good for four years, maintenance for three.
We recently got hit with an expensive repair on my DWs 2012 MB C300 for rust on the frame. Wouldnt pass state inspection. Turned us off to MB because the car had been garaged since it was new. At least BMW warrants corrosion for ten years.

audreyh1 01-11-2021 11:25 AM

I see a new Apple Watch series 6 in my future, plus an iPad Air for workout videos.

Koolau 01-11-2021 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Dash man (Post 2541997)
Ordered a new car:

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A 2021 BMW 540i xDrive.

Nice dash, Dash man. Hope you enjoy for many trouble free years/miles.:greetings10:

audreyh1 01-11-2021 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Dash man (Post 2542052)
Time will tell. Warranty is good for four years, maintenance for three.
We recently got hit with an expensive repair on my DWs 2012 MB C300 for rust on the frame. Wouldnt pass state inspection. Turned us off to MB because the car had been garaged since it was new. At least BMW warrants corrosion for ten years.

Are they still requiring a monthly paid subscription to use CarPlay? That really teed me off.

braumeister 01-11-2021 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2542209)
Are they still requiring a monthly paid subscription to use CarPlay? That really teed me off.

AFAIK every major manufacturer offering CarPlay makes it standard. The few that charged for it got too many complaints. Since Apple doesn't charge them anything for it, there was no real justification to charge the customer.

Dash man 01-11-2021 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2542209)
Are they still requiring a monthly paid subscription to use CarPlay? That really teed me off.



I dont have the car yet, so Im not sure. I dont recall seeing anything for Apple CarPlay requiring a subscription. There are telematics services that require a subscription for remote starting, destination assist, emergency calling and such. Of course SiriusXM requires one. All the manufacturers require subscriptions for these. A subscription is also required for WiFi Hotspot if you want your can to have one. Until I have a VIN number I cant get any details.

audreyh1 01-11-2021 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by braumeister (Post 2542214)
AFAIK every major manufacturer offering CarPlay makes it standard. The few that charged for it got too many complaints. Since Apple doesn't charge them anything for it, there was no real justification to charge the customer.

Well a few years ago, BMW started charging a monthly subscription fee for CarPlay and last we heard they still were, but we haven’t checked recently.

braumeister 01-11-2021 04:33 PM

Yes, BMW was the worst for that. They started out with a $300 fee to use it, then they went to an $80/year subscription model. They stopped doing that about a year ago.

audreyh1 01-11-2021 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by braumeister (Post 2542248)
Yes, BMW was the worst for that. They started out with a $300 fee to use it, then they went to an $80/year subscription model. They stopped doing that about a year ago.

Good to know. Thanks!

Dash man 01-11-2021 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 2542349)
Good to know. Thanks!



Ill let you know the current status of all the subscriptions once I take delivery of the car. Im not too concerned, because I planned to have that expense.

ikonomore 01-12-2021 02:09 PM

BMW is not charging anyone anything for Apple CarPlay. My wife's car(2019) was supposed to get charged in a few months of buying it but they canceled the fee on December 5th, 2019. All subscriptions converted to lifetime for free.

finnski1 01-12-2021 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Dash man (Post 2541997)
Ordered a new car:

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A 2021 BMW 540i xDrive.


Wow!

We bought a new to us Subaru on Dec 28th and my entire yearly spend all in 2020 was probably $10-15000 less than just your new car.
Nice.

Koolau 01-12-2021 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by finnski1 (Post 2542706)
Wow!

We bought a new to us Subaru on Dec 28th and my entire yearly spend all in 2020 was probably $10-15000 less than just your new car.
Nice.

Heh, heh, are use sure you're on the right thread?:angel:

finnski1 01-12-2021 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Koolau (Post 2542714)
Heh, heh, are use sure you're on the right thread?:angel:


I'm only allowed as a visitor to this thread. I like to look over the fence at the wealthy neighbors:laugh:

Koolau 01-12-2021 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by finnski1 (Post 2542717)
I'm only allowed as a visitor to this thread. I like to look over the fence at the wealthy neighbors:laugh:

I hear you. I LOVE new cars. I WANT a C8 Corvette. BUT I'll likely die without ever again buying another new car. I should be banned from this thread as well.:blush:

Boose 01-12-2021 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Tightwad (Post 2541132)
Paid $270 for 300 worth in gift cards for Sprouts market.

I joke that my mom is the reason why discounted Sprouts gift cards are limited per customer. During the post-Thanksgiving sale, she would purchase a year's worth of groceries in gift cards, ensuring that her groceries would be 10% off all year.

f35phixer 01-12-2021 04:00 PM

I have just BLOWN The Dough. Applied for SS at 62 $2039 vice FRA $2854. We don't really need it but, Happy Wife Happy Life ;-)

statsman 01-12-2021 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by f35phixer (Post 2542765)
I have just BLOWN The Dough. Applied for SS at 62 $2039 vice FRA $2854. We don't really need it but, Happy Wife Happy Life ;-)

Interesting take on the topic. And it would be many years before you could determine whether you really have BLOWN the dough.

RobbieB 01-12-2021 05:09 PM

Ordered up some more wagyu from Snake River Farms. (4) six ounce tenderloins, (1) 20 oz rib-eye cap and 2 pounds of burger.

Three hundred fifty - :)


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