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Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-12-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,420
Posted By rdollie
I'm on a flight from Austin back to Seattle now...

I'm on a flight from Austin back to Seattle now so I haven't been by this week but as of the past two weeks I personally eye-balled two M4s sitting unclaimed at BMW Bellevue (was pleasantly surprised...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-10-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,420
Posted By rdollie
That's opposite sides of the same coin :) I...

That's opposite sides of the same coin :)

I haven't been able to even seen a M3 at a dealer or on the street but M4s are easy to find/buy. I think BMW got the sedan/coupe mix wrong on their build...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-08-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By rdollie
In rough order off the top of my head: 1)...

In rough order off the top of my head:

1) Pagani Huayra
2) Porsche 918
3) Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe (the new 2015 model)
4) MB S55 AMG
5) Ford F150 diesel (doesn't exist yet but I would...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,420
Posted By rdollie
Odd, maybe it is a regional thing. I know one of...

Odd, maybe it is a regional thing. I know one of the two local BMW dealers has been sitting on the same M4s for weeks. I just checked inventory at the other one and they have 3 M4s and 1 M3...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-08-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,420
Posted By rdollie
Are cars in this price range selling at all???

I noticed that a local dealer has been sitting on the same M4s for weeks now. I just checked and their asking price is less than MSRP which makes me wonder if the luxury car market may have taken a...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 06-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,867
Posted By rdollie
Arrgghhhh...nothing for Seattle again...

Arrgghhhh...nothing for Seattle again...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 06-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,866
Posted By rdollie
FWIW, I stopped by Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose,...

FWIW, I stopped by Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose, CA last night to see if I can spot the new M3/M4. I didn't but I did see quite a few lonely i3s looking for owners...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-28-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By rdollie
Yes, I'm one of them. I run on 19" Michelin PSS ...

Yes, I'm one of them. I run on 19" Michelin PSS including heavy rain, light snow/ice, and I throw the Thule K-Summits on the tires for any unexpected heavy snow/ice (and don't use the M when there's...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-27-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By rdollie
I think you're going to need a different car...or...

I think you're going to need a different car...or invent a new tire. Closest for your needs is probably going to be something from the Nokian Hakkapeliitta but I have no idea as I just have chains...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-21-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,695
Posted By rdollie
I just tried my aftermarket cable ($10 new on...

I just tried my aftermarket cable ($10 new on eBay) and it works fine with the lightning adapter - charges and shares information with the car like it did with my iPhone 4.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-07-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,666
Posted By rdollie
I'm much the same way. I've bought 8 premium...

I'm much the same way. I've bought 8 premium Euro cars in the past 18 years and usually dumped them just before factory warranty expired (kept one up to 70,000 with extended warranty.) That said,...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-06-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,666
Posted By rdollie
100k miles with proper maintenance isn't a lot of...

100k miles with proper maintenance isn't a lot of miles on ANY modern car these days. As others have said though, maintenance and especially surprise repairs will be more expensive on the M3. If...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-04-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
Posted By rdollie
Yes, I just bought a set of 19" Michelin Super...

Yes, I just bought a set of 19" Michelin Super Sports for $11xx at Costco and that includes mounting, balance, nitrogen, road hazard. If you go through a dealer I bet you would be out the better...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-09-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By rdollie
Wow, awesome. I recall paying a few bucks to...

Wow, awesome. I recall paying a few bucks to some other online service for the same information last year.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-09-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,854
Posted By rdollie
Neither the fact that the M3 is RWD or high power...

Neither the fact that the M3 is RWD or high power have any bearing on hydroplaning. Our wide tires however can make it easier to hydroplane as you increase speed.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-07-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By rdollie
No, actually I wasn't aware of that. I've bought...

No, actually I wasn't aware of that. I've bought about 7-8 European cars/SUVs in the past 15 years or so and all but the M3 (my only BMW) had a rear fog light. They all had the blanks for fog...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-06-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,222
Posted By rdollie
Even if the harness is there, I'm curious as to...

Even if the harness is there, I'm curious as to where you're going to hang the fog lights?

Also, a bit curious on the rear fog mod. Hopefully you wired up just the driver's side fog and not both...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 07-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,642
Posted By rdollie
I hope you guys are kidding about the...

I hope you guys are kidding about the hyrdrocarbon emissions from the dipstick!?! Dipsticks have a rubber seal that prevents this potentially miniscule emission. A lifetime of dipstick emission...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 07-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,642
Posted By rdollie
leejak, I almost hate to tell you but that's a...

leejak, I almost hate to tell you but that's a normal and acceptable oil level in my experience. Whether you chose to return there or not is your call but you might want to apologize first if you do....
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,642
Posted By rdollie
By "complicated" he means the sophisticated...

By "complicated" he means the sophisticated engine doesn't have a dipstick! It's like filling your gas tank at an ancient pump before pumps read back pressure to prevent overfills - you just pump it...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,642
Posted By rdollie
It's frustrating but I wouldn't change dealers...

It's frustrating but I wouldn't change dealers necessarily unless you have another who is conveniently close. I'd just talk to your SA and ask for a recommendation for a Sr. Technician and ask them...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Posted By rdollie
Very sure. I've used RockAuto for a few years...

Very sure. I've used RockAuto for a few years now because they consistently have the lowest prices, ship via USPS Priority mail, and even give repeat customers a discount code you can use to save a...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Posted By rdollie
Yes, that $1185 price I mentioned is for front...

Yes, that $1185 price I mentioned is for front and rear OEM Centric cross-drilled rotors.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-29-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Posted By rdollie
Just did a quick search at RockAuto and found: ...

Just did a quick search at RockAuto and found:

A set of front and rear Akebono ceramic pads will cost $147 and rotors are all over the place but a set for cross-drilled 'high performance' rotors...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-21-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 29,665
Posted By rdollie
Hard to tell when you are and aren't serious so...

Hard to tell when you are and aren't serious so keep that in perspective with this reply...

If you are serious I suggest you move out of SoCal ASAP. I can't tell you where the 'real world' is...
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