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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Tex
My experience with similar car

Hello JMV, and welcome to the forum!

I have a 2010 535i, M-sport with MT, and 70kmi.
From owning this car to talking about it with mechanics and friends, reliability is not bad, provided you...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 02-17-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Tex
Sal, I just went through this exact process...

Sal,

I just went through this exact process and we ended up buying a 2011 X5d with 60kmi. You did get great info from the forum here. I will summarize what I found out:
Recalls:
- Airbag, needs...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 02-17-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,000
Posted By Tex
Actually not, he said he had an ALH TDI which...

Actually not, he said he had an ALH TDI which means a MKIV Jetta or Golf from the early 2000's. That engine is not dealing with the scandal at all. In fact, the combination of a light car with a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-28-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Tex
Thanks Fredo! I will have an indy check it out,...

Thanks Fredo!
I will have an indy check it out, and the X5 has a 60 day / 3kmi warranty.

Now, this is my wife's car, AFAIK, I am still in the 535 with MT. BUT, I had great fun driving the X5:...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-28-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Tex
Unfortunately no, since CT has emissions testing....

Unfortunately no, since CT has emissions testing.

In any case, my wife and I went to drive this X5 yesterday and cut a nice deal. We are both very happy since it has very reasonable miles (57k),...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-17-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Tex
Hi Doug, Thanks for the quick reply. And, no, I...

Hi Doug,
Thanks for the quick reply. And, no, I am talking about the occasional $1-2k repair that any BMW will need passed a certain age or mileage. In fact, I own a 2010 535i and sure enough, I am...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 12-17-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Tex
Looking at 2011 X5

I am looking at buying a 2011 X5 35d with 60kmi, nice options and maintenance done regularly. However, when I go on this diesel part of the forum, or even in the 3, 5 or X5 part of the forum, I read...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-30-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By Tex
I have tried many different types and the Wolgang...

I have tried many different types and the Wolgang leather cleaner and conditioner worked best. Seats are a treated leather (basically have a polyurethane coating) so in theory many light water based...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-17-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Tex
BMW require repairs as they age, so no surprise...

BMW require repairs as they age, so no surprise that, with your latest E60 being 9 years old, you had to go through this, including probably the expensive dealer servicing. Older BMW are better...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Tex
My first thought would be to have the body shop...

My first thought would be to have the body shop clean it for you. Else, rubbing alcohol and microfiber towel is a good option, or something like the Pinnacle paintwork cleaning lotion from autogeek....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-06-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Tex
Hey Bimmer TX. When I was living in TX, I have...

Hey Bimmer TX. When I was living in TX, I have had good luck doing 2 ED at invoice + $x with Garlyn Shelton in Bryan. Talk to the GM (Brian) and he can get one of his sales guys to work with you in...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-13-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Tex
Hey Buddy, since you are in College Station, try...

Hey Buddy, since you are in College Station, try your local friendly Garlyn Shelton dealer. I have bought 3 cars from them and they have been good to me. Basically, once they sense you know how the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-26-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,941
Posted By Tex
I will pitch in with a few thoughts: what you are...

I will pitch in with a few thoughts: what you are thinking of doing is perfectly possible, all it takes is to call BMWFS and cut them a check or finance the payoff they can provide you.

However,...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-24-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,057
Posted By Tex
Be careful drying with a blower as it is very...

Be careful drying with a blower as it is very easy to blow fine dust back on the car and then getting swirls and scratches. I use a blower but only for the gaps between panels, the main sections I...
Forum: Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT 07-17-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Tex
Hey guys, I live in College station. If you...

Hey guys,

I live in College station. If you need/want to do ED with Garlyn Shelton, you should talk to Ron Elms, he is the most experienced CA there. Art Saldana has left Garlyn Shelton for BMW of...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-16-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,437
Posted By Tex
Your best bet is to check with your CA. If he...

Your best bet is to check with your CA. If he answers something hinting that he does not know the program or will be unwilling to work it out, then talk to the finance person. At the very least, the...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-14-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,175
Posted By Tex
Similarly to a previous poster: I have a 535i...

Similarly to a previous poster: I have a 535i with 6MT so of course I will favor the 6MT in the 1 series.

More objectively: I drove a 135i and a 335i (in fact had a 6MT 335i for a year) and the...
Forum: BMW Dealer Ratings and Feedback Forum 05-30-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,408
Posted By Tex
Just my $0.02 worth: - check or have a dealer /...

Just my $0.02 worth:
- check or have a dealer / body shop check the door alignment itself. On convertibles, with age, doors can sag a bit on their hinges
- check window alignment and window...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,450
Posted By Tex
Brother SoxFan, Since you seem to be very...

Brother SoxFan,

Since you seem to be very ashamed and repentant, I heard the BMW gods will forgive you...for this time. They however specified that:
You shall stop this devious behavior...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-11-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tex
When I had to replace my 2 rear tires, the...

When I had to replace my 2 rear tires, the dealership had that same problem (finding a PS2 in the same load rating as I had before). I cannot recall if they called Michelin or BMW, but they ended up...
Forum: European Delivery 12-30-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tex
Sorry to burst your bubble :) but I still do not...

Sorry to burst your bubble :) but I still do not have my car. This wait is starting to kill me now, I want my wheels!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-22-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By Tex
This is the route I have just chosen. I had an 04...

This is the route I have just chosen. I had an 04 330i, then an 08 335i. I ordered (via ED) a 535i which is supposed to be delivered soon (hopefully). What did it for me was the need for more room,...
Forum: European Delivery 12-16-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tex
I checked on bmwusa.com and it now says the car...

I checked on bmwusa.com and it now says the car is at the VPC...I am getting closer:)
Forum: European Delivery 12-14-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tex
That's odd. I spoke to my CA saturday and he...

That's odd. I spoke to my CA saturday and he reported that my car had cleared customs, had been delivered to BMW and was on its way from the port to the Brunswick, GA VPC.
Forum: European Delivery 12-11-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,731
Posted By Tex
I did drop Susan a line to see if she can help ...

I did drop Susan a line to see if she can help

Thanks for the tip
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