BMW i3
October 29, 2020 / 7 views / EV (Electric Vehicle)

Why You Should Not Buy Cheap BMW i3 Used

Many years ago, we went to see the BMW EV i3 and we couldn’t believe the not so attractive looking car cost $50k. We’ve never looked back. Here in Silicon Valley, BMW has always been a status make as well as Mercedes, quite a lot of people who couldn’t afford the car New would buy […]

new loan
October 7, 2020 / 45 views / Being Frugal

COVID-19 Mortgage Refinance At 2.5% Fixed

We refinanced our mortgage from 4.5% to 3.5% 30 years fixed almost 4 years ago. Due to the COVID-19, the interest rate went down to the point that’s too good to pass, 2.1% to 2.5%. We would like to share the experience of refinancing online vs mortgage brokers. The online brokers have low overhead, therefore […]

Adaptive Cruise Control
August 23, 2019 / 398 views / EV (Electric Vehicle)

Why Do I Drive 2019 VW eGolf?

Living in Silicon Valley or CA as a whole, we do have lots of incentive to drive an EV (Electric Vehicle), with federal tax credit of $7500, rebate $2500 and $800, that’s a total of $10800 off the price of any qualified EV, we can also get the CarPool purple sticker expires Jan 2023. Last […]

January 4, 2019 / 94 views / 2019 | Being Frugal

Apple iPhone XR and Trade Ins

Apple iPhones are getting very expensive, we’ve been buying used and refurbished 6’s for a few years now. This year, we have a friend who works for Apple and could buy for friends and family with 15% discount from the list prices, which is very nice. Even with the discounts + tax still costs $742 […]

November 15, 2018 / 60 views / EV (Electric Vehicle)

2015 MB B-Class 250e Electric Drive

We’re slowly moving to all EV (Electric Vehicles) for our fleet. My mother in-law 2004 Honda Accord’s starting to fail more often, CEL (Check Engine Light) and Power Door Lock not functioning. I think Honda quality for this series is bad, anyhow, it’s time to get an EV for her so no more car maintenance, […]

October 30, 2018 / 45 views / Being Frugal | EV (Electric Vehicle)

2017 e-Golf

We bought again after . We liked the car and its reliability. We did the range test with the car and it really got 128 miles which is quite good for what we need. Since it doesn’t come with spare or anything, we will get a fix a flat tire kit to put in the […]