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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Robert A
Where's the VIN? I couldn't get it from them.

Where's the VIN? I couldn't get it from them.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By Robert A
I frequent the F10 forum because I have one. The...

I frequent the F10 forum because I have one. The first notice that the 535i/MT was being discontinued came from the website. Later, a dealer confirmed the fact.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By Robert A
How confident are you that this is an actual...

How confident are you that this is an actual 2016?

Even if it is, there's always that possibility that BMW changed their minds. This very thing happened in 2014 with the 535i where they suddenly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By Robert A
Features and Specifications on the BMWUSA website...

Features and Specifications on the BMWUSA website describes only one transmission.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2016/3/328iSedan/Features_and_Specs/Default.aspx
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-24-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,096
Posted By Robert A
My first impression of your post is that you come...

My first impression of your post is that you come across a little naive. BMWNA makes it very clear that the 6 year/100k mileage limit starts when the vehicle is delivered new.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-19-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By Robert A
I thought brake size was a function of weight,...

I thought brake size was a function of weight, not power.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-14-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 830
Posted By Robert A
Slightly OT, but has anyone experienced an issue...

Slightly OT, but has anyone experienced an issue where the iPhone continues playing music while you're on a call?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
No confusion here. Perhaps you should read #81.

No confusion here. Perhaps you should read #81.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
"Now, BMW of North America CEO Jim O'Donnell says...

"Now, BMW of North America CEO Jim O'Donnell says he wishes the company hadn't stopped selling the 5-series wagon in the United States last year."

"As for bringing back the 5-series wagon,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
I don't believe the case against wagons has...

I don't believe the case against wagons has changed much in the past 6 years.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-11-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
Here: ...

Here:

http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110523/RETAIL07/305239978/1422
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-11-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
If dealers don't stock them, very few will buy...

If dealers don't stock them, very few will buy them.

About a year before the F30 came out, the BMWNA chairman commented that former E61 wagon customers had gone over to MBZ instead of the 5GT. It...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-11-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
Can you explain exactly what "take rate" means? ...

Can you explain exactly what "take rate" means? I'm not much for jargon and as far as I can tell, customers aren't "taking" them because there are almost none to be had. 25 years ago, there were...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-11-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
When I listed my '07 530/MT last year at a rather...

When I listed my '07 530/MT last year at a rather high price, I was rather surprised by the amount of interest I received just because of the transmission. I experienced the same thing 7 years...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-10-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Robert A
so what do you think these guys drive? A 316d...

so what do you think these guys drive? A 316d perhaps?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Robert A
good post. thank you for it.

good post. thank you for it.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-10-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Robert A
I think the pre-WWII BMW was a vastly different...

I think the pre-WWII BMW was a vastly different company.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
I'm pretty sure they know what they're doing,...

I'm pretty sure they know what they're doing, though I'm equally certain they don't get everything right all the time. That said, I see much less product differentiation than I used to.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
I've often felt that more people would buy MT...

I've often felt that more people would buy MT cars if dealers stocked a decent supply. Just because only .001 of all cars sold come with MT, this doesn't necessarily reflect a true size of the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-10-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Robert A
Suzanne's age is within 20 days of my wife's. ...

Suzanne's age is within 20 days of my wife's.

All this mystique around BMW and this family basically invented it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
I'll say it again. Write to BMW if it's...

I'll say it again. Write to BMW if it's something you want. They produce lots of stuff that makes no apparent economic sense to us. VW (I know it's a different market) is doing quite well with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-10-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Robert A
That's next. Right now I'm just trying to find...

That's next. Right now I'm just trying to find out what I can so I'm better informed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,666
Posted By Robert A
I pretty sure the folks who make decisions for...

I pretty sure the folks who make decisions for the US speak English as their first language.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-10-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Robert A
I'm trying to figure out if it's just a fact of...

I'm trying to figure out if it's just a fact of life or something the dealer can correct. In 2nd gear, the transmission feels almost like a CVT up to about 2k/rpm.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-10-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Robert A
bump -- anyone?

bump -- anyone?
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