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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 06-25-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By babikes
I have a 2011 E93 here in FL and developed a...

I have a 2011 E93 here in FL and developed a stain on the armrest and center console due to sunscreen residue. I've been able to remove some, but there's a fine line between removal and damaging the...
Forum: General BMW 06-08-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By babikes
I've been using Einszett Leather Care here in SW...

I've been using Einszett Leather Care here in SW FL with good results on my 2011 M3 convert. I do not leave the car parked with the top down. The only problem I'm having is stains on the armrests...
Forum: General BMW 06-04-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By babikes
The Ultimate Driving Machine motto is aimed at...

The Ultimate Driving Machine motto is aimed at the driving purists that have posted on this thread, so I suppose BMW makes many driving aids optional to not detract from the message. Those that want...
Forum: General BMW 06-03-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By babikes
Thanks, Michael, I agree the the response was...

Thanks, Michael, I agree the the response was rude and perhaps a bit ignorant. There are many safety features today that are designed to keep us alive, whether we are the world's best driver or not....
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By babikes
Thanks, I missed that. It also requires Nav...

Thanks, I missed that. It also requires Nav system at $2150 that I don't need!!!
Forum: General BMW 06-01-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By babikes
Agreed, they are available in X3 and X5 SUV's...

Agreed, they are available in X3 and X5 SUV's (family vehicles?); however I checked the 4 series, and didn't see where they were offered. BMW's are drivers cars (I drive a 6-speed 2011 M3) - I'm 70...
Forum: General BMW 05-31-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By babikes
Safety features

Am I missing something, but isn't BMW a little late to the game with safety features such as automatic breaking (for potential front end collisions), blind spot warnings, etc. Can we expect they will...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By babikes
Thanks. I found a local guy that can probably do...

Thanks. I found a local guy that can probably do it.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 07-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By babikes
Smile Thanks! Programming with a remote module kit is...

Thanks! Programming with a remote module kit is beyond my meager skills, so I'll see if there's a local shop that can do it. At last resort, I'll check with the dealer, or simply do what I have been...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 07-23-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By babikes
2011 M3 Convertible windows

According to the manual, I should be able to open all windows using the remote by holding down the door open button, however it does not work. I read elsewhere that I should first unlock the car,...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 07-23-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By babikes
I'm confused. The rear parcel shelf is down when...

I'm confused. The rear parcel shelf is down when the top is up. There doesn't seem to be a way to put it in an UP position. ???
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 07-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By babikes
E93 M3 windows

According to the manual, I should be able to open all windows using the remote by holding down the door open button, however it does not work. I read elsewhere that I should first unlock the car,...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 07-07-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By babikes
Ultimate racetrack

The BMW M4 Coupé tackles uncharted territory, drifting around an unusual racetrack. Well, the track isn't really unusual, it's where it is that makes things interesting. Engine sounds, drifting and...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 04-29-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,483
Posted By babikes
My 2011 M3 convert 6-speed has been great fun...

My 2011 M3 convert 6-speed has been great fun here in FL. I have not had any issues with it. I just purchased it after leasing it for 3 years. Go for it!!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By babikes
I was advised today to add some vinegar or...

I was advised today to add some vinegar or ammonia to the washer fluid to prevent mold growth. I had a mold buildup in my washer tank due to the heat in FL + lack of use in the winter (we get very...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By babikes
I'm buying at a final purchase price of 44.6k -...

I'm buying at a final purchase price of 44.6k - also saving last 2 lease payments, so final cost will be 43.5 (my MSRP was just under 69k). Probably not as good a deal, but I'm satisfied.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By babikes
Interesting. I'll give it a try.

Interesting. I'll give it a try.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-30-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By babikes
My 2011 vert had an msrp of ~ 72k, and has a...

My 2011 vert had an msrp of ~ 72k, and has a 46.4k residual (off lease in May).
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By babikes
Spoken like a true Northerner!:) You'd think...

Spoken like a true Northerner!:) You'd think differently if you lived in FL.:)
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By babikes
Many of the listings on cargurus were not BMW...

Many of the listings on cargurus were not BMW dealers, and included sedans and coupes. The certs were priced higher (as you would expect), and seemed to be on market for less days.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By babikes
Days on market

My 2011 M3 vert comes off lease soon. I did some research to see what similar cars were selling for, and found most prices were less than residual (no surprise). What I found more interesting was...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 12-24-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By babikes
resale value

I understand if you race, you would want, and would be willing to pay a premium for certain options. What options do you believe greatly effect resale value?
Forum: General BMW 08-26-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,813
Posted By babikes
dunno if I have it in my 2011 M3 6MT. We don't...

dunno if I have it in my 2011 M3 6MT. We don't have hills in FL!
Forum: General BMW 07-28-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,813
Posted By babikes
Europeans can also pick up, so her observations...

Europeans can also pick up, so her observations are probably a mixture of NA and E customers.
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,813
Posted By babikes
Manual Transmission Future

With the advent of DCT and other new age ATs, what is the future for the MT? It seems that more and more manufacturers are only offering ATs, and there is limited availability of cars with MT. I...
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