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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I thought that certification was included as part...

I thought that certification was included as part of most states' standard BMW registrations and automobile driver's licenses!

65 MPH + (15% x 65) = 74.75 MPH

They usually give you 5MPH slack...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By Bob Shiftright
That's one of the reasons I drive manuals. Nobody...

That's one of the reasons I drive manuals. Nobody ever wants to drive my car!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-01-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?at...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=527737&d=1441106482

It doesn't look like the automobile industry uses all that much leather, compared to its other uses. Leather is a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,204
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If it's not glued in place, it's pretty easy to...

If it's not glued in place, it's pretty easy to remove -- if you apply some HS Physics!

I've had my shift knob off and back on several times using this technique. It's not loose at all when I put...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Between this and the Ashley Madison leak, I'm...

Between this and the Ashley Madison leak, I'm hoping to buy a Porsche Turbo for a great price!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bob Shiftright
This is what the "good" BMW leather looks like...

This is what the "good" BMW leather looks like after 20 years, so it might not matter all that much over the long run.

I wanted Alcantara or cloth so I considered ordering my car with vinyl, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,716
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Rest assured, it's "bio" leather. The Germans are...

Rest assured, it's "bio" leather. The Germans are very strict about labeling products. BMW doesn't specify what part of what animal it came from, but it's "bio" leather. If you're wondering if any...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-23-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,722
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Like everything, it all depends. If their garage...

Like everything, it all depends. If their garage contains an example of 1960s iron with a Muncie M22 4 speed "rockcrusher", sure -- a BMW. (If not, a C7 Corvette.)

Otherwise, I might suggest a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By Bob Shiftright
It might be slightly (but just slightly) more...

It might be slightly (but just slightly) more complicated -- apparently the plastic is heat-welded to the door panel from behind but that's actually pretty easy once the panel is off and covered in...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-22-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Bob Shiftright
1. There is a DIY for making the E9x clown nose...

1. There is a DIY for making the E9x clown nose blink with about $10 of Radio Shack parts.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25207

2. The most useful part of the alarm system is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-21-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By Bob Shiftright
BMWs can be nice and they aren't particularly...

BMWs can be nice and they aren't particularly unsafe, but an 8-year old 111,000 mile BMW 3-series probably wouldn't be my first choice. For one thing, BMW 3-series aren't very big and for another...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-14-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The electric starter debuted in the 1912...

The electric starter debuted in the 1912 Cadillac. The starter was engaged by a button switch. A key lock was introduced into the circuit as an antitheft measure, but the button still started the car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-14-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I don't believe my dealer gives out free service...

I don't believe my dealer gives out free service loaners unless you purchased the car from them.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By Bob Shiftright
It isn't even easy to break out of BMW cars! ...

It isn't even easy to break out of BMW cars!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=821781
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-13-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The clown nose can be made to blink on E90s with...

The clown nose can be made to blink on E90s with about $10 of Radio Shack parts. Don't know about F30s.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178442
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,424
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I don't think the wood trim on Hondas is bio...

I don't think the wood trim on Hondas is bio wood. AFAIK, it's plood, because Honda knows it can make better wood a than tree can.

I'm pretty sure it was plood on my old Acura, too, not in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I just checked the MB website and the E63 S wagon...

I just checked the MB website and the E63 S wagon is still available. (I don't think they sell very many.) http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-E/model-E63S4S
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-11-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,764
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/04/1...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/04/13/us-auto-exports-dollar-ford-bmw-honda/25520825/


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,764
Posted By Bob Shiftright
BMW USA knows what the US demand is for wagons --...

BMW USA knows what the US demand is for wagons -- and stick shift wagons -- is, because they have ready access to the sales numbers for all the stick shift wagons (and SUVs) that they've sold in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,764
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Prior generations of the X3 and X5 were available...

Prior generations of the X3 and X5 were available with sticks, but not any more. So probably not.

I understand. BMW is just doing what the market wants. But it's not what I want.

The Cayenne...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bob Shiftright
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrszurstXOE ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrszurstXOE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LNp8jmZ3OQ
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-10-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The good parts are optional at extra cost. ...

The good parts are optional at extra cost.

It's a BMW tradition!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Finding a used BMW coupe for $10,000 that will be...

Finding a used BMW coupe for $10,000 that will be fun and reliable might be difficult.

Finding a used Honda Accord coupe for $10,000 that will be fun and reliable shouldn't be all that hard.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 943
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I was looking at the BMW E90 graph and the shape...

I was looking at the BMW E90 graph and the shape of the curve. It's depreciation is not as good as a Camry -- but better than a Taurus. A loss of 70-80% on a high-mileage 3-Series BMW after 8 years...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 943
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Automobile depreciation may have been even worse...

Automobile depreciation may have been even worse in the past. My first car was 5 years old and cost me about 10% of it's MSRP.

It was a commuter car that had been parked in a RR station parking...
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