E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Everything Else > The Off-Topic > General Off-Topic

General Off-Topic
Everything not about BMWs. Posts must be "primetime" safe and in good taste. You must be logged in to see sub-forums.
Click here to browse all new posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 06-18-2014, 03:11 PM   #81
NFRs2000nyc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NYC/NJ
Posts: 914
My Ride: 2003 FormulaRedS2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
The Traverse is super crappy inside. My in-laws just bought a new 2014 and the interior is completely underwhelming. Hard plastic and (clearly) fake wood everywhere, seats are not all that comfy, and infotainment is pretty bad. With a cost of $40k for a Traverse, it's just not worth it over something like a Durango or Jeep...or MDX or Pilot or any other mid size SUV out there.

GM powerplants are good if there's an 8 after the V or if there's "diesel" in the name. Their V6 engines are mediocre and don't make all that much power compared to Ford's ecoboost motors.
True....I really meant the LS series. If all vehicles had an LS9 in it, all would be well.
__________________
NFRs2000nyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 08:59 PM   #82
GasKing
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Island.
Posts: 609
My Ride: 14 Jeep Wrangler
Convenient timing. My father wants to get a SUV to drive in Turkey. He decided to go with the wrangler unlimited, my uncle exports cars to Turkey for a living and sourced a few 2.8 diesel wranglers for sale. The price range is $124,000-132,000 US (Taxes on cars are insane in Turkey and Europe). So we figured out if we buy the 2015 2.8 export only model, it will cost us $104,000 shipped and all taxes and tariffs paid. We save money and can order exactly what we want from the factory. Now he has to pick out a color. Dave il be contacting you soon again with our dilemmas

edit: forgot to ask my buddy at the dealer today... would the warranty work at dealers over there? Especially since we will be getting the export only model.
__________________
Lead from the trenches

Last edited by GasKing; 06-18-2014 at 09:01 PM.
GasKing is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 09:47 PM   #83
NFRs2000nyc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NYC/NJ
Posts: 914
My Ride: 2003 FormulaRedS2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by GasKing View Post
Convenient timing. My father wants to get a SUV to drive in Turkey. He decided to go with the wrangler unlimited, my uncle exports cars to Turkey for a living and sourced a few 2.8 diesel wranglers for sale. The price range is $124,000-132,000 US (Taxes on cars are insane in Turkey and Europe). So we figured out if we buy the 2015 2.8 export only model, it will cost us $104,000 shipped and all taxes and tariffs paid. We save money and can order exactly what we want from the factory. Now he has to pick out a color. Dave il be contacting you soon again with our dilemmas

edit: forgot to ask my buddy at the dealer today... would the warranty work at dealers over there? Especially since we will be getting the export only model.
How do you buy an export only model stateside?
__________________
NFRs2000nyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2014, 09:56 PM   #84
Serega91
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Moscow, Russia and U.S.
Posts: 397
My Ride: 00' 323i Manual
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc View Post
How do you buy an export only model stateside?
He is buying it in Turkey, not stateside. By "export model" he means the only Wrangler that gets exported to Turkey.

I thought the markup in Russkyland was high... >100K for a wrangler is a bitch
Serega91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 12:48 AM   #85
chopstik
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Jersey
Posts: 1,952
My Ride: 2011 WRX
kinda off topic, but what are you thoughts on a ford explorer? that car is comparable in size to the durango...
__________________
chopstik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 06:35 AM   #86
NFRs2000nyc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NYC/NJ
Posts: 914
My Ride: 2003 FormulaRedS2000
Quote:
Originally Posted by chopstik View Post
kinda off topic, but what are you thoughts on a ford explorer? that car is comparable in size to the durango...
The explorer (current one) is an attractive ride, but thats about it. It is literally a minivan in an suv body. Not for me.
__________________
NFRs2000nyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 08:37 AM   #87
choxor
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 4,559
My Ride: JDM
Saw an explorer yesterday. It was black with the black grill and fancy wheels. Looked pretty snazzy.
__________________
choxor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 10:09 AM   #88
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,576
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by chopstik View Post
kinda off topic, but what are you thoughts on a ford explorer? that car is comparable in size to the durango...
New Exploder is really nice. The eco boost engine is fantastic as is the interior fit and finish. Only downside is Ford's SYNC still sucks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc View Post
The explorer (current one) is an attractive ride, but thats about it. It is literally a minivan in an suv body. Not for me.
How is this different than almost every other unibody three row SUV out there? Automakers have known for a long time that minivans are the most efficient modes of transporting families and all their sh1t around, they've just recently realized how to trick consumers into buying them by changing the outside shape.
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 10:12 AM   #89
217Bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 146
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by chopstik View Post
kinda off topic, but what are you thoughts on a ford explorer? that car is comparable in size to the durango...
the ride of the explorer was too truck like for what were are looking for. it was nice, but the ride of the durango was much smoother, quieter, and the view from the cabin was less truck like.
217Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 09:34 AM   #90
217Bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 146
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330i
what are differences between 18" and 20" wheels? one better than the other? 20's are probably more expensive to replace i would assume. are they a smoother ride? worse gas mileage?
217Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 10:39 AM   #91
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,576
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by 217Bimmer View Post
what are differences between 18" and 20" wheels? one better than the other? 20's are probably more expensive to replace i would assume. are they a smoother ride? worse gas mileage?
20's will have a worse ride, more expensive rims/tires, and more fragile for pothole issues. The gas mileage probably won't change much, if at all.

Last edited by SamDoe1; 06-30-2014 at 10:40 AM.
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 10:44 AM   #92
217Bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 146
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
20's will have a worse ride, more expensive rims/tires, and more fragile for pothole issues. The gas mileage probably won't change much, if at all.
oh, so the 20's are just more to show off bigger wheels? for looks?
217Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 11:49 AM   #93
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,576
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Yup. And with the pothole ridden streets of IL (even with the fvcking tolls the roads are horrible), I'd get the 18's. Saves money on new tires too. Big rims on a car like a Durango is purely aesthetic.
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 12:35 PM   #94
325seeeye
Core Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rocket City
Posts: 1,163
My Ride: 325Ci, e36 325is
Quote:
Originally Posted by 217Bimmer View Post
oh, so the 20's are just more to show off bigger wheels? for looks?
That is pretty much true of any diameter increase.

I went with 18"s on the JGC. The 20" rode significantly stiffer IMO, and I didn't like the ride with the 20s. The 18s were much more compliant. But some of it comes down to tire choice as well (which you can't choose on a new car). In general, the 18s will ride softer, cost less and be less susceptible to damage.

I would have gotten 16" if it was an available option.
__________________
325seeeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 01:24 PM   #95
217Bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 146
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by 325seeeye View Post
That is pretty much true of any diameter increase.

I went with 18"s on the JGC. The 20" rode significantly stiffer IMO, and I didn't like the ride with the 20s. The 18s were much more compliant. But some of it comes down to tire choice as well (which you can't choose on a new car). In general, the 18s will ride softer, cost less and be less susceptible to damage.

I would have gotten 16" if it was an available option.
thanks for the info

yes, from what i read the 18's seemed better, but most of the packages i am looking at have the 20's.
217Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 12:20 PM   #96
217Bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 146
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330i
pulled the trigger on Sat. got $3k for the 330i

2014 Dodge Durango Limited. Fvcking love it! Best in class by FAR!!!
217Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 12:21 PM   #97
NFRs2000nyc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NYC/NJ
Posts: 914
My Ride: 2003 FormulaRedS2000
Congrats! Post some pics!


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
__________________
NFRs2000nyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 12:22 PM   #98
SamDoe1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesnowta
Posts: 3,576
My Ride: Clubs baby seals
Quote:
Originally Posted by NFRs2000nyc View Post
Congrats! Post some pics!


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
SamDoe1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 12:25 PM   #99
MP0WER
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tampa
Posts: 242
My Ride: is fun to drive
Quote:
Originally Posted by 217Bimmer View Post
pulled the trigger on Sat. got $3k for the 330i

2014 Dodge Durango Limited. Fvcking love it! Best in class by FAR!!!
Awesome! I saw a lot of new Durangos on the road during my road trip.

Lets see the pics!!
__________________


"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." — Frédéric Bastiat
MP0WER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 12:28 PM   #100
217Bimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 146
My Ride: 2001 BMW 330i
pics coming. on conf call right now
217Bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use