day 2424 – car portraits

getting a new car in the family means doing our car portrait tradition under the tracks. it was the perfect day to do it because it was rainy and had a glimpse of the sun. we took a bunch of photos with several different orientations while some pedestrians stared on. my brother added an audi to the family while i’m also celebrating getting an upgraded bmw. the amount i paid is pretty significant, but i’ve been expecting and saving up for a while

day 2414 – shadow maintenance

bringing shadow into bmw for its last annual car service under my ownership. it was another expensive service, but that’s nothing new with beemers. the exterior is looking sharp and sparkling clean, but i still need to give the interior a wipe down this weekend before i show it to potential owners. i hope to find a good owner who will take good care of it. i’m really looking forward to receiving an upgraded car that i’ve already put a lot of money down

day 2371 – sunroof motor

the mechanic returned my car with the body fixed as good as new, but told me my sunroof motor is broken. the replacement part alone from bmw will cost almost nine hundred dollars, but i’m going with the used motor route. i get my car back while waiting for the part to be shipped over. even though i don’t plan on keeping this car for too much longer, i still need to fix it to get a better selling price

day 2348 – sunroof issues

sunroof has been working fine all along, all of the sudden it stopped working and now i can’t close it. what concerns me is it’s stuck in the tilt position isn’t susceptible to rain or snow. would prefer not to fix it with the dealership so i better get it fixed before my service next week. in the meantime, i’m driving with it taped up which makes a lot of noise at high speeds. all this is making a debt in my financial journey

day 2080 – four series

brought my car into autowest to service today not expecting to come back with a big list of problems. it was suppose to be an annual oil plus a light bulb replacement, but the mechanics also reported that my washer fluid pump and oil filter gasket also needed to be replaced. i’m not replacing those with bmw because they charge way more than what the other mechanic shop had quoted me. at least i got to drive a brand new four series around for the day as a courtesy car

day 1761 – bmw museum

parents have landed on vancouver ground and are back home after their europe tour. my mom complained there was nothing good to eat in europe; i can imagine how much her asian taste buds missed asian food. they brought back many things including magnets, clothes, shoes, liquor chocolate and car exhibit items. they remembered to bring back a model z4 for me to bridge the gap while i currently can’t afford my dream car yet. i guess i can still have my z4 model to dream about. the model-sized z4 will turn into the real deal one day

day 1707 Рautowest servicing 

img_20200130_2219327078010715597612778.jpgthe few downsides to driving expensive cars is the hefty expenses it comes with. took my beemer into autowest for my annual service which cost nearly a grand to do. it’s due for some bigger maintenance including spark plugs, brake fluid, oil change and fifty five point inspection. that’s quite a lot to service but no complaints on the service and shuttle pickups provided. my shadow left the dealership sparkling clean and ready to rock and roll