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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-06-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By ddoran
delivery date of x7s

i will be replacing my x5 at this time next year and I was looking at the present x5s at the dealer today

then after reading roundel a few minutes ago, I wondered when i could instead buy an x7
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By ddoran
thanks for tip

i just checked the service write up

they replaced front pads, sensors and rotors due to galzing
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By ddoran
glazed pads

thanks michael

my fronts brake pads are glazed

not sure if that was caused by using it on cape cod and the salt air effecting them

they are replacing the brake pads

thanks for your insight
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By ddoran
will advise

thanks for ideas
will advise
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By ddoran
soft brakes

i have a 428 convertible with xdrive
did and ED last May
only 6000 miles
braking lately has been soft and hesitant
taking it to dealer next week for yearly check up anyway
i also have a 328 and...
Forum: European Delivery 02-27-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,546
Posted By ddoran
late spring

picked up 328 convert 7 years ago and drove down to my sister vineyard in tuscany
last june went and got a 428 with awd
nice thing about June is that trucks can't use highways on sundays which made...
Forum: European Delivery 12-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By ddoran
depends on where you live

i wanted to use alex but i live on the mass/ri line
too far away per wife/boss

ended up using joe shuman at bmw norwood and he took 2% off after bmw's 7%

chambers and bmw ri would not give any...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By ddoran
2" hitch mounted bike rack for 2012 x5

I would like to buy a bike rack to carry our two bikes that can mount to the hitch
any suggestions on the best rack and where to buy it?
thanks for your help!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By ddoran
replacing 4 tires on 2012 in boston

first time replacing the 4 run flat tires
quoted $300 each for bridgestone blizak i think
live in boston
recommendations for best tire for boston area??
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By ddoran

we did power wash agip on our 438 convt. right next to airport as seen in photos here
the drop off office thanked us for bringing the the car spotlessly cleaned inside and out
remember to only...
Forum: European Delivery 08-07-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By ddoran
good news: no trucks on sundays

most trucks are prohibited from driving on the highways on Sundays
however, you will find a lot of holiday drivers pulling caravans
most places are closed except in tourist areas
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By ddoran
profit is better on used car

I play golf with an owner of several dealerships
used cars are more negotiable and much more profitable for dealers
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,387
Posted By ddoran
I posted similar question on 3 series

I followed the advice there as I am selling my old car as my new 428 convert ED just arrived

I did autotrader and got brokers calling me offering to help

then I went to car max for my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By ddoran
googled and found answer

i had bumped the valet switch inside the glove compartment
of course, i never even knew i had a switch there
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By ddoran
2007 328i convert trunk will not release

hit both key fobs with no luck
hit the inside button for trunk release and no life either
manual key works and trunk opens

any suggestion on what to check?


Forum: European Delivery 07-31-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By ddoran
sunday is truck free

drove from munich to venice on a sunday in may and then florence to innnsbruk on the following sunday
no trucks are allowed on sundays but you could be stuck behind a small car pulling a camper...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By ddoran
thanks for all the help

i just listed it on autotrader for 17,750
3 dealers were showing similar car with far more mileage for 20k
have to add photos later as the car is at my cottage on cape cod right now
will also...
Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By ddoran
cheese and wine

noticed you are going to florence

we stay at my sisters farm/vineyard


last time i was there anthony bourdain was filming their famous specialty cheese making

Forum: European Delivery 07-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By ddoran
sunday is better

we drove to venice on one sunday and back to munich on the following sunday from tuscany
no trucks on sundays
much better driving

some saturdays in summer have no truck rule as well
not sure...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-24-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By ddoran
how to sell a 2007 328 convert?

just got my new 428 x drive convert back from our ED
didnt trade in the 328 as we needed it until the 428 got here from Munich
dealer has done all paperwork and doesnt want trade now
the car is...
Forum: European Delivery 07-11-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By ddoran
mine was fixed in new jersey

i also had scratches on both bumpers
dropped off car in Munich on 5/26 and got car back today in Boston
looks great but i assume it delayed delivery by 1 to 2 weeks as it arrived in NJ on 6/18
Forum: European Delivery 06-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,348
Posted By ddoran
parking in venice

my sister has an apart. in venice so we stayed there for 2 nights on our way to her farm south of florence
she had us pre book and pre pay for our parking which made it very easy when driving into...
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,348
Posted By ddoran

4 weeks ago, we drove straight to Venice from Munich via Brenner pass after the Welt pick up
if you go on a Sunday, there are no trucks on these highways!
On the way back from my sister's farm in...
Forum: European Delivery 06-09-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By ddoran
fattoria corzano e paterno

look up this place on trip advisor where it is rated #1
we just came back from there with our new 428 convert.
great driving around chianti with top down
it has been featured on anthony bourdain's...
Forum: European Delivery 06-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,391
Posted By ddoran
BMW lady advised to use the 10 euro gift cert to buy them in the bmw store

i had brought my own that i bought on amazon
also you are supposed to keep them inside the car and not in the trunk
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