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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By bikenski
The dealership may want a deposit when placing a...

The dealership may want a deposit when placing a Euro Delivery order, but the actual funding for the lease shouldn't be collected until the paperwork is signed and the lease is executed.

This has...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-16-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,042
Posted By bikenski
Not surprised. Glad I have a TT V8 to enjoy for a...

Not surprised. Glad I have a TT V8 to enjoy for a few more years!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-06-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By bikenski
You'll almost certainly need to have the screen...

You'll almost certainly need to have the screen replaced to fix the problem for good. Just had mine replaced a few weeks ago for the same issue. Here's a thread about the problem:
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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-01-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By bikenski
The HK Audio and HUD / Extended Content...

The HK Audio and HUD / Extended Content Instrument Cluster are the only things in the Executive Package that I would miss if my car didn't have them. The ceramic controls and motorized doors & trunk...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-01-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By bikenski
Nope, HK is available as a standalone option on...

Nope, HK is available as a standalone option on the 528 and 535, but not on the 550. For upgraded audio on the 550 you either have to add the Executive Package (which includes the HK) or pay big $...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By bikenski
Keep in mind there's no way to get Harman Kardon...

Keep in mind there's no way to get Harman Kardon audio on the 550 unless you order the Executive Package. If you listen to music at anything above background level volume, the base system will be a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-11-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By bikenski
Not sure what selling price and money factor the...

Not sure what selling price and money factor the dealer is using to come up with those numbers, but $1000+/month seems really high to me. Residual @ 58% should be $45,947.60, and you should be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,875
Posted By bikenski
Just a hunch, but the small pool of people...

Just a hunch, but the small pool of people looking for manual transmission cars are probably also looking for sport package. More pictures & details will definitely help you out regardless. Good...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By bikenski
2014 & 2015 550s have the N63Tu engine, which...

2014 & 2015 550s have the N63Tu engine, which adds Valvetronic and does have higher EPA ratings. I don't know why a 2013 would be any different than a 2011 or 2012 though. Same engine &...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-19-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By bikenski
The meter maids in Boulder have a long history of...

The meter maids in Boulder have a long history of handing out tickets for things other than not keeping the meter fed. One of my coworkers received a ticket years ago for parking with a "For Sale"...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By bikenski
Congrats on your Jatoba/Cinnamon combo! I had...

Congrats on your Jatoba/Cinnamon combo! I had originally ordered my 550 in the same colors, but chickened out at the last minute and changed the order to Callisto/Cinnamon. It's really hard to find...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-11-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By bikenski
In general, leasing is not the way to go on prior...

In general, leasing is not the way to go on prior model year cars. Manufacturers typically stop offering subsidized programs, and the residuals go into the toilet. Usually you're better off seeking...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By bikenski
Was that an undocumented mid-year change? My...

Was that an undocumented mid-year change? My 2014 550 (1/14 production date) has the illuminated sills and I didn't realize they had been dropped.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-29-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By bikenski
Had a Falcon as a rental car when I visited...

Had a Falcon as a rental car when I visited Sydney a few years back. It wasn't a high performance turbocharged model, but it did have a big Inline 6 with a ZF Transmission. Far nicer to drive than...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,367
Posted By bikenski
If you've already left deposits with two dealers,...

If you've already left deposits with two dealers, why are you still engaging new dealers? Even if you somehow end up saving another few hundred bucks, your time must have greater value than that.
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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-08-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By bikenski
I can only think of two reasons that would be the...

I can only think of two reasons that would be the case:

- Factory error when the car was built
- Steering wheel was replaced with the wrong model (due to accident or mechanical problem)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-08-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,857
Posted By bikenski
550 is the best Cadillac ever made. Fast,...

550 is the best Cadillac ever made. Fast, smooth, comfortable, and quiet. But a weekend track car approaching M performance it is not.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-06-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By bikenski
No guarantees from the crystal ball, but history...

No guarantees from the crystal ball, but history would suggest:

'11, '12, '13 model years original release
'14, '15, '16 model years LCI
'17 model year next generation; released sometime between...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By bikenski
The truth is, nobody knows. This generation has...

The truth is, nobody knows. This generation has only been out a few years, and there are very few on the roads with over 100k miles, especially 550s. Most people who drive a lot of miles go for the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-05-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By bikenski
I'm sure this isn't what you want to hear, but...

I'm sure this isn't what you want to hear, but the 550 isn't a car that I would choose to run to 200k+ miles. The technology packed into these cars compared to your current 2005 is staggering, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-27-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,529
Posted By bikenski
US-spec 535d only has a single turbo, and is the...

US-spec 535d only has a single turbo, and is the same as the European-spec 530d.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By bikenski
My LCI 550 has less than 4,000 miles on it, but...

My LCI 550 has less than 4,000 miles on it, but it idles far more smoothly than my N54 and N55 335s. On a cold start during the high idle period I can feel slight vibrations, but that's it.

Did...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By bikenski
The roads tend to be more open out here in the...

The roads tend to be more open out here in the West, so that probably helps my mileage. So far my worst tankful was 19.5 MPG and my best was 23.7. Average speeds are typically low-30s. Never use...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By bikenski
The 535d is a far more reasonable daily driver...

The 535d is a far more reasonable daily driver than the 550. Plenty of torque, 33-35 real world mpg in everyday driving, and relatively smooth and quiet running. If you were happy with your E350...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By bikenski
Unless you're satisfied with the base audio...

Unless you're satisfied with the base audio system, you'll need to add the Executive Package to get the Harman Kardon system with Sirius. It's an expensive package, but also adds HUD, Comfort Access,...
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