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      11-25-2021, 01:35 PM   #23
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I tend to agree. Seeing as the 2021's are the last to have all equipment and unimpacted by the chip shortage, their value would be higher than the 2022 or 2023's. Make no mistake, when the chip shortage is abated, the used market will subside; that is unless inflation continues into the double digits like the late 1970's under Carter.
Well mine will be a unicorn then as it has every option and nothing has been deleted from my 2022. Hope to be picking it up Monday or Tuesday next week. If I have a bit of luck.
Congrats! The last 24 to 48 hours are the worst wait ever. What do you mean it's here but you have nobody available to prepare it for delivery until tomorrow????

But picking it up is like Christmas and Easter on the same day.
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The HK system gets a bad reputation, perhaps it is because people are playing music from FM radio stations. I rarely play music from FM radio and have been ripping my CD's to my computer then transfer them to my iPhone using ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) aka hi-res audio which while slightly compressed does not affect the quality of the sound from compression and sounds like the original source. FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is similar to ALAC and many use it to store music on Android devices.

Apple Music is currently in the process of moving their entire music catalogue over to both CD quality (requires more storage space on a hard drive) and ALAC so in the future I won't have to rip my CD's.

It makes a difference and the HK system has a great sound.
I've been using the native Spotify app. More than content with base qualitywise but even louder could be good. Will give HK due consideration next time.
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The HK system gets a bad reputation, perhaps it is because people are playing music from FM radio stations. I rarely play music from FM radio and have been ripping my CD's to my computer then transfer them to my iPhone using ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) aka hi-res audio which while slightly compressed does not affect the quality of the sound from compression and sounds like the original source. FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is similar to ALAC and many use it to store music on Android devices.

Apple Music is currently in the process of moving their entire music catalogue over to both CD quality (requires more storage space on a hard drive) and ALAC so in the future I won't have to rip my CD's.

It makes a difference and the HK system has a great sound.
I've been using the native Spotify app. More than content with base qualitywise but even louder could be good. Will give HK due consideration next time.
The lossless audio is a major factor in the fabulous quality of the sound. Volume is a separate issue.

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I agree that there will probably be some new colors and in addition new wheel options offered. The headlights and taillights and front grill might get a slight update as well as the interior trim.

The question is with all of the chip shortages will they be adding iDrive 8?
Already stated no iDrive 8
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Congrats! The last 24 to 48 hours are the worst wait ever. What do you mean it's here but you have nobody available to prepare it for delivery until tomorrow????

But picking it up is like Christmas and Easter on the same day.
No itís released to trucking company but not at my dealer yet my guess is itís taking a while to get a full truck up to Vermont.
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Congrats! The last 24 to 48 hours are the worst wait ever. What do you mean it's here but you have nobody available to prepare it for delivery until tomorrow????

But picking it up is like Christmas and Easter on the same day.
No it’s released to trucking company but not at my dealer yet my guess is it’s taking a while to get a full truck up to Vermont.

They have to fill up the trailer and many of the auto transporters are busy taking cars for the snowbirds South to places like Florida.

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I tend to agree. Seeing as the 2021's are the last to have all equipment and unimpacted by the chip shortage, their value would be higher than the 2022 or 2023's. Make no mistake, when the chip shortage is abated, the used market will subside; that is unless inflation continues into the double digits like the late 1970's under Carter.
I have a 2022 that came from a dealerís lot that had everything except active cruise control. When this car was originally ordered ACC was available so there are some early 2022ís in the wild that do have all of the equipment and were not affected by the chip shortage.
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I have a 2022 that came from a dealerís lot that had everything except active cruise control. When this car was originally ordered ACC was available so there are some early 2022ís in the wild that do have all of the equipment and were not affected by the chip shortage.
I understand that. I also know there were 2022's on the road BEFORE I received my 2021.
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I understand that. I also know there were 2022's on the road BEFORE I received my 2021.
Perhaps a vessel carried an early production load of 2022's destined for a particular region? My car came from Allentown, PA. and my dealer in Ft. Lauderdale trucked it down to Florida.
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Because the spy pics indicate there will be few changes, I figure the chances I won't like the LCI car are slim. But yes, always possible and I would hate to get rid of mine and be without one or having to re-buy a used one I like.

If the spy pics are real, it's definitely more than just color combo changes - or why the camouflage. Not like one can't tell it's a Z4.
I look at it like this;

- If there are few changes, why "upgrade"?

- If there are signficant changes, I'm not convinced that I would like them due to the direction they've gone with the 4 series, etc.

.....either way, I'm not seeing any incentive to get rid of a car I like for one that is either substantially the same or different and maybe not in a good way. Couple all that with the loss of options currently and I'd definitely not be interested in selling my car for something unknown.


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Well mine will be a unicorn then as it has every option and nothing has been deleted from my 2022. Hope to be picking it up Monday or Tuesday next week. If I have a bit of luck.
So it arrived today and I took a ride up to check it out and looks like I got mine ordered at just the right time as no options were shown as deleted. Iíll attach the window sticker hope it is legible.
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Great News! When will you be able to take it home?

Almost time to

I guess mine will be a unicorn too as mine also has all of the options with no delitions. But yours made it to the US before mine. Mine is currently heading for the UK for a short layover. Next stop is Panama.
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Because the spy pics indicate there will be few changes, I figure the chances I won't like the LCI car are slim. But yes, always possible and I would hate to get rid of mine and be without one or having to re-buy a used one I like.

If the spy pics are real, it's definitely more than just color combo changes - or why the camouflage. Not like one can't tell it's a Z4.
I look at it like this;

- If there are few changes, why "upgrade"?

- If there are signficant changes, I'm not convinced that I would like them due to the direction they've gone with the 4 series, etc.

.....either way, I'm not seeing any incentive to get rid of a car I like for one that is either substantially the same or different and maybe not in a good way. Couple all that with the loss of options currently and I'd definitely not be interested in selling my car for something unknown.


Dave
Thanks for your perspective.

For me, it's not so much an upgrade but getting one of the last new cars at the end of an era (convertible/roadster with combustion engine).
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