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Old 11-13-2020, 09:11 AM
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I regret not getting enough group pics with my previous cars, so here are some I got of the two, shifty 5-doors.
It's a whole ordeal to get them in the same place for pics, so this won't happen again any time soon.









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Old 02-07-2021, 12:41 PM
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18 inline cylinders, 9 pedals, 8 driven wheels, 3 German money pits.














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Old 02-08-2021, 11:24 AM
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so which one gets driven the most?

I love that Z3 (though I could probably wear it with my size)
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Old 02-08-2021, 11:30 AM
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The coupe was a daily driver for 5 years after purchasing it, then we got the wagon and it was good enough to take over (and the coupe is always under the knife), and now we have an infant so the wagon is still solid daily.

The X5 is new to the line-up and has seen some use, but I try to keep it to a minimum. Mostly MTB and wood hauling if needed. If/when it gets EV swapped (keeping the manual) in about 10 years then it would become the daily.

I work from home now, and my wife's been on maternity leave so I'm actually looking into battery tender solutions since nothing gets driven these days except the wagon once a week.

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Old 02-09-2021, 04:21 AM
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ah I see, yeah these days transportation is a bit different. My 4.6 was supposed to do the minority of the miles, but with the harsher winter and a vacation home that I'm redoing an hour and a half away it's racking up the miles much faster than anticipated. Not the most economical of commuters

what's the legroom like in that Z3?
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Old 02-09-2021, 04:45 PM
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Leg room in the shoe is totally fine, and no one really complains about it. The headroom can be iffy if you're over 6-feet but there are a few things people do to deal with that (seat-tilt mod, rear carpet foam removal).
It's a bit silly the steering wheel doesn't tilt, let alone telescope. So this can be problematic for some.
The rear seat-back doesn't tilt back far enough for most, but we just deal with it (seat-tilt mod helps).
Luckily I fit decently well and only have minor complaints.
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18 inline cylinders, 9 pedals, 8 driven wheels, 3 German money pits.



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Thank you.
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Well, the giant theater hat has been getting much more use than I'd expected for all sorts of reasons that aren't really important. So when the HVAC vents started blowing warmer on one side of the car than the other during the summer of 2020 (yes, I am that far behind posting updates) it was time to get the A/C situation looked at. The system was down to about half the correct amount of refrigerant, so it got filled up (this time with UV dye to track any future leaks). I think only one of the fill valves were in stock, so only one got replaced. I will revisit this whole situation about another year later.


Supplies:
$95.00 | A/C evacuation and recharge R-134a refrigerant (with UV dye)


Parts:
$14.81 | A/C service port valve | 64509177577


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