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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-10-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By pharding
I used both Thule and BMW on my wife's X3. I...

I used both Thule and BMW on my wife's X3. I prefer the BMW branded parts.
Forum: European Delivery 01-07-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By pharding
Prague is wonderful. We spent 3 days there in...

Prague is wonderful. We spent 3 days there in 2010 and it wasn't enough to see everything at a reasonable pace.
Forum: European Delivery 01-04-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By pharding
I would drop Vienna, spend more time in Prague,...

I would drop Vienna, spend more time in Prague, and drop off in Munich.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-04-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,854
Posted By pharding
I replaced the Velcro on the device with black...

I replaced the Velcro on the device with black Velcro. I mounted a 3/4" square piece of black Velcro on the dash that blends with the dash. Normally I keep the transponder stowed away, but when I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-01-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,889
Posted By pharding
iOS9 is has many refinements that are quite nice...

iOS9 is has many refinements that are quite nice to have. That is better for me than email on the screen of my car.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-30-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,125
Posted By pharding
I have had both. The F10 wins easily.

I have had both. The F10 wins easily.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-27-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By pharding
I was surprised at the modest savings with the...

I was surprised at the modest savings with the hybrid.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-24-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By pharding
It is coming very shortly in the X5. My client...

It is coming very shortly in the X5. My client adviser says that it is coming in the 7er in 2016. Our assumption is that the 5er will have it in early 2017....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-24-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By pharding
The whole approach of testing by laboratories...

The whole approach of testing by laboratories selected and paid by each auto manufacturer is awful for Europe. In the US testing by the manufacturer of their own cars is awful. It will be interested...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-23-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,889
Posted By pharding
works fine for me.

works fine for me.
Forum: European Delivery 09-22-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By pharding
The German drivers, especially on the Autobahn,...

The German drivers, especially on the Autobahn, are unbelievably professional and polite. The Italians are not so much. Actually they are quasi reckless. Also in Germany the fine for using a cell...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-21-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By pharding
My Next 5er - G30 Hybrid

My next 5er will be a 540e hybrid. Based upon the specifications for the 740e I will be able to make the 20 mile commute to my office in the Chicago Loop on electric only without using any gasoline...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-18-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By pharding
the B & O system in my 5er is absolutely amazing....

the B & O system in my 5er is absolutely amazing. You can hear music with more distinction and subtleties that are absolutely amazing. I am surprised at how much I enjoy it after almost 2 years.
Forum: European Delivery 08-18-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,864
Posted By pharding
The new pricing will cost me an additional $45...

The new pricing will cost me an additional $45 per month in lease payments and taxes on a $75K BMW. I am trending towards getting an Audi A7 in November 2016 and just bagging BMW Euro Delivery. I was...
Forum: European Delivery 08-14-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,864
Posted By pharding
That totally sucks. My lease is up in November...

That totally sucks. My lease is up in November 2016. If BMW doesn't appreciate my business, I'll just lease an Audi A7. It is better looking anyway. Audi makes fine cars also. BMW acts like they have...
Forum: European Delivery 07-17-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By pharding
negotiate to 12% off of USMSRP on everything.

negotiate to 12% off of USMSRP on everything.
Forum: European Delivery 06-30-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By pharding
There are holdbacks on ED cars. That is why you...

There are holdbacks on ED cars. That is why you see some no profit deals.
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By pharding
That is way too generous to the dealer. I...

That is way too generous to the dealer. I typically pay USMRP x .88 including dealer profit minus current incentives. The dealers get additional payment from BMW so don't worry about their profit.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-29-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By pharding
In Europe the year that a car is built is the...

In Europe the year that a car is built is the year of the car. It is a better system than the US smoke and mirrors system.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-29-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By pharding
The internet is your friend. ...

The internet is your friend.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=833290
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-28-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By pharding
My conjecture is that that the G30 is starting...

My conjecture is that that the G30 is starting production late due to the new carbon fiber technology which is a major change for BMW. We really enjoy Euro Delivery in the summer and wifey wants me...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-27-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By pharding
Why does the G30 start production in Oct 2016

Does anyone here know why the G30 doesn't start production until October 2016? Since 2001 and beyond the new iteration of the 5er rolled out 3 months earlier in July. This throws off my 2016 Euro...
Forum: European Delivery 06-12-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,973
Posted By pharding
Have you tried talking to the dealer?

Have you tried talking to the dealer?
Forum: European Delivery 06-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,125
Posted By pharding
I did a 48 Euro Delivery in 2005. I left Saturday...

I did a 48 Euro Delivery in 2005. I left Saturday at 5:30 pm from Chicago ORD. By Monday at that time my flight touched down. I used charge card miles for a free flight and points for a one night...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-01-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,598
Posted By pharding
I have the leather dash and I don't care for it....

I have the leather dash and I don't care for it. The problem is that the top of the doors are the standard pvc.
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