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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-10-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By schnell525
BMW's will have a distinct leather smell....and...

BMW's will have a distinct leather smell....and the smell of their cockpits (lol) is pleasant--if you're getting a new BMW, it will smell like a new car.

Mercedes Benz, unless it has a leather...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-10-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,969
Posted By schnell525
Ah, BMW is going the way of Land Rover with...

Ah, BMW is going the way of Land Rover with tiered leasing. BMWFS subvented there cars to a large degree compared to Audi. MB subvents their leases heavily. BMW stopped doing so, significantly in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-08-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,592
Posted By schnell525
with how low the M-package is, and even 5 series...

with how low the M-package is, and even 5 series cars are without an M-Sport body package, the chances are high that damage will happen again. I'd go with a repair and respray with discussing time...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-08-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By schnell525
This is an extremely common problem, which I...

This is an extremely common problem, which I first encountered on my new 11 535xi w on a couple months after delivery. I was told it was a Chinese-sourced part. It's a quality issue that has...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By schnell525
I've used P21S Auto-Wash Degreaser/multi-purpose...

I've used P21S Auto-Wash Degreaser/multi-purpose cleaner (citrus based) on many of my car's engine and engine bays including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Porsche. I dilute the concentrate with 50%...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-06-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By schnell525
Repair costs can be rather high, as the F10 with...

Repair costs can be rather high, as the F10 with the V8 has been problematic BMW. If you think you can self-insure repair costs of the car, well that's up to you. There is no way I would buy a used...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-25-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By schnell525
It's a used car--there's nothing great about it. ...

It's a used car--there's nothing great about it. It's been used on demo rides and probably as a service loaners. I don't know why people think these cars are special. I remember having a BMW 330xi...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-26-2016, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By schnell525
My 12 N63 550xi had this odd tick, and it would...

My 12 N63 550xi had this odd tick, and it would occur audible in the car driving around 1,200 rpm. It was not an injector. It occurred after the car had a major drivetrain malfunction where the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-26-2016, 03:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,865
Posted By schnell525
Thank you everyone for posting. Fuel leaks are...

Thank you everyone for posting. Fuel leaks are no joke!

It's very said that the F10 has had so many problems, and adding this to the list. It's a great car, when there's nothing wrong with it. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-19-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By schnell525
I wouldn't use anything more than an ultra-fine...

I wouldn't use anything more than an ultra-fine polish by someone like Menzerna. I'd rather use something Like Plexus, a polish that works on all types of surfaces that does not scratch (apply with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-19-2016, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By schnell525
look at your owner's manual and see if it helps. ...

look at your owner's manual and see if it helps. i asked my dealer and they recommended 34 PSI all-around on my 550xi. They didn't recommend higher pressure as it made the ride deteriorate even...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-19-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By schnell525
make sure there isn't an alternator issue and...

make sure there isn't an alternator issue and there are no open service campaigns or actions that would cause an issue.

as other's have said--you've had a good run on the battery, time to replace...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-18-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By schnell525
There is a significant design issue with the...

There is a significant design issue with the F10's tracking. I ran into problems with my new 2011 535xi with very low miles....under 2,000 when I noticed a pulled to the left. The car needed...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-17-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By schnell525
BMWFS has gap insurance included in the lease. ...

BMWFS has gap insurance included in the lease. The fine-print should give you the info. Like others have said, BMWFS owns the car. If the car is totaled, that's something that's handled by the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-17-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By schnell525
The issue that you need to look at is the...

The issue that you need to look at is the probability of repair. The F10 has a significant probability of repair, despite the 535 having a much better record than the 550. If you have 10K in your...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 11-15-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,565
Posted By schnell525
Lease vs. Buy

You can benefit on buying a 3 year old car as long as you get at least a 2 year warranty. However I don't think that strategy is worth it anymore.

The cost of parts, labor plus is can be high,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-08-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By schnell525
silverstar, I think you made a wise choice. ...

silverstar,

I think you made a wise choice. The F10 550 has numerous flaws. Having had both B8.5 S4 new (which gave me absolutely zero problems) and a 2012 BMW 550xi, with hindsight, I'd never...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-15-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,880
Posted By schnell525
Unfortunately, always expect the dealer to screw...

Unfortunately, always expect the dealer to screw up your tire pressures. I like to check the pressure the night before going in for service, adjusting if necessary, and tell the Service Advisor to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-10-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By schnell525
Given the reliability issues of the F10 (and I...

Given the reliability issues of the F10 (and I would do this with any car mfg.) I would make an appointment to have the car checked to establish documentation. anuts, i'm hoping you are enjoying your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-10-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By schnell525
What year S4 do you have, and have you looked up...

What year S4 do you have, and have you looked up the reliability of the F10, especially 550?

The S4 , especially B8.5 S4 is holding its value vs. the 550i xdrive. The comparison between quattro...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-16-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By schnell525
Many good wishes to the buyers of 550's. To...

Many good wishes to the buyers of 550's. To however suggest that previous owners (most of whom have never even driven an F10 550) is rather fruitless. Those of us that bought or leased the cars new...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-12-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By schnell525
I personally would never lease or buy a demo or...

I personally would never lease or buy a demo or courtesy (loaner) vehicle. This cars are not treated nicely to begin with. With a variety of drivers that don't care whether or not the car is up to...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-23-2016, 04:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,587
Posted By schnell525
one thought... get a payoff quote from BMWFS...

one thought...

get a payoff quote from BMWFS online and print off the quote and payoff.

if you don't plan on keeping the car, and dumping it at the end of the lease is going to be expensive...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-13-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By schnell525
Thank you for the response. I am in the U.S. I...

Thank you for the response. I am in the U.S. I had significant issues with a 12 550 xdrive where BMW, and the dealer had "difficulties" diagnosing and treating rough idle and performance issues. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-06-2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By schnell525
Factory Rep / Regional Manager

For those that had significant problems with your 5 series (550 owners) and your dealer told you that a BMW regional rep (person in charge of a region for technical issues and customer satisfaction)...
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