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Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By JM88
Negative reviews from 2008 ? Dealer Rater,...

Negative reviews from 2008 ?
Dealer Rater, yelp, Google and cars.com show it as a 5 star Dealer.
Service Depts always get complaints, especially on used older cars out of warranty.

I'd buy my...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By JM88
Exclamation Have an idea... Take the 2012 x6 to your local...

Have an idea... Take the 2012 x6 to your local BMW dealer for pre-purchase inspection.

TJ - Currently at Jaguar of Tampa has been in cars a VERY long time. He is a stand up person.

The above...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) Yesterday, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By JM88
Thumbs down You don't buy the 4.4 for fuel economy... She...

You don't buy the 4.4 for fuel economy... She will use quite a bit of gas.

Dealership has poor reviews on Google and Yelp, which is not a good sign.
BBB rating = F, which is not a good sign....
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 09-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By JM88
Wink Hey Mac, Long time, no see.. I...

Hey Mac,

Long time, no see.. I grabbed an M235i Xdrive and enjoy the car immensely. My X6 (when I sold it) was running strong and true. You might want to consider a NJ Dealer for...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 09-03-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By JM88
I had a 2013, it has been my experience that a...

I had a 2013, it has been my experience that a proper break in always helps. I take my time, let the engine work itself in and after having 2 X6's no issues. I wouldn't be afraid of the car. If you...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By JM88
The roof of an automobile and it's pillars are a...

The roof of an automobile and it's pillars are a structural part of your car. Some people (like myself) will even delete the moon roof to increase body rigidity. BMW likely reinforces the convertible...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-29-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By JM88
Here ya go, link to story: ...

Here ya go, link to story:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/research/top-cars-in-our-tests/ar-BBm911p




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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-29-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By JM88
Talking Consumer Reports Evaluation = BMW M235i # 3 !

Not entirely sure how consumer reports did this testing but I'm happy to own # 3 !

Tesla Model S P85D 100
Tesla Model S (85 kWh) 99
BMW M235i 98
Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD) 96
Porsche 911 Carrera...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-29-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By JM88
Portland and Salem are both Lithia Auto Group....

Portland and Salem are both Lithia Auto Group. Kuni is independent of them... FYI
Folks in Salem would likely be more laid back IMO.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-29-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By JM88
Bigger question, did you over fill the oil? That...

Bigger question, did you over fill the oil? That wouldn't be great...







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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-29-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By JM88
I am no expert, nor am I a mechanic... ...

I am no expert, nor am I a mechanic...

However at 10,000 Km I would say your car is way past break in. Especially if you had already changed out the break in oil and filter. The 60c temperature I...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-26-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By JM88
Thumbs up . So, I just pulled the trigger...

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So, I just pulled the trigger yesterday and ordered a 2016 M235i Xdrive in Alpine White with roof deletion from BMW of Reading. More than fair pricing, great customer service and if anyone...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-23-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By JM88
Smile Looking for an M235i XDrive in the NorthEast ??? + Dealer Thoughts

Just got home from Reading PA, I drive all the way there from NYC to buy my BMW's

They seem to be stocking up on M235i 's with X Drive for Winter
Here is what I spotted:

1. NEW 2016 M235i...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-10-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By JM88
Ummm.. NO, other than safety requirements...

Ummm.. NO, other than safety requirements (seatbelts, glass) they are the same. The biggest difference(s) are usually bigger diesel options. Otherwise the exact same car... that is why you can take...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-10-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By JM88
Question SHIPPING - One Car Enclosed ???

This may seem like a far fetched request... but I know there are small companies out there that will take one car enclosed cross country.

I'm in the vicinity of NYC and am looking to transport to...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014) 09-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By JM88
The 6 cylinder is underpowered IMO, I had the V8...

The 6 cylinder is underpowered IMO, I had the V8 and it was just right for the weight of the truck. The transmission was updated after that model year and re-sale on X6's I'm sad to say isn't very...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-28-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By JM88
Thumbs up BMW of Reading Dealer Review - M235i Impressions ;)

I'll start with a Dealer Review, I just bought a Gray M235i X-Drive:

NOTE: Dealer has 2 more M235i X-Drives in Stock (White and Red)

If you've ever wanted to walk into a dealership and feel...
Forum: Interior 06-11-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By JM88
Thumbs up BMW F10 (5 Series) Leather Door Lining - Passenger Rear - 51427273280

Black Leather Door Lining - Passenger Rear - 51427273280

This panel was manufactured in February of this year 2014.

It had suffered a small amount of damage on top and never installed.

It...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By JM88
My car is in fact an X-Drive and I find it to be...

My car is in fact an X-Drive and I find it to be a bit soft but not unpleasantly so. I came out of a 2014 Corvette Stingray if that gives you an idea. There is a spring kit from Dinan if you have to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By JM88
The 2014 has the different engine of course, I'm...

The 2014 has the different engine of course, I'm loving the power and torque... my car doesn't have Dynamic and I don't have any major complaints. Test drive one and see if you can live without it.
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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By JM88
Wink Used to be a Service Advisor ;)

I was a Service Advisor at CarMax and I've tried applying to a number of BMW Dealers. You would think because I've owned: X5, M3, X6, 335i, 550iX that I know the vehicles well enough. I still haven't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By JM88
The Coolant filler neck on my car is Drivers...

The Coolant filler neck on my car is Drivers Side, almost up to the windshield. Looks nothing like the above posted pics. Even filler cap is different !

Here is my point, The Manual shows us bad...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By JM88
Question 550Xi Coolant Level - Can ANYONE answer this question ?!?!?

I have contacted BMW USA and BMW Germany who both REFUSE to give me a straight answer on this !
Dealer seem to have no clue, Can ANYONE enlighten me ???

How can BMW publish an owners manual with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By JM88
Question 2014 550xi Coolant Level and a Steering question...

Good Morning Everyone,

Just picked up my brand new 2014 550xi and noticed while driving home about 30 miles that steering seemed fine... but... when above 40mph and just making minor...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 03-18-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By JM88
Exclamation BLATANTLY False Advertising - Advice ???

Yesterday I spoke with with a Sales Manager from a BMW Dealer in Kansas.
I won't mention names at this point.

The Dealership had advertised a specific model I'm interested in (a 2014)
at a...
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