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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-25-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,048
Posted By dthompson
I think this past spring, I didn't put the summer...

I think this past spring, I didn't put the summer tires on until late May :) Got a little busy, and figured it wouldn't hurt to keep the snows on a little longer ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-25-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,098
Posted By dthompson
Tough call. When considering Porsches,...

Tough call. When considering Porsches, definitely consider maintenance / repair costs. A $50k Porsche is like a $60k BMW in that respect.
My 1 is my daily-driver, with the old Boxster the weekend...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,048
Posted By dthompson
In Minnesota, for our cars with summer tires, I...

In Minnesota, for our cars with summer tires, I swap over when we get 2 days of highs below 42 (with no foreseeable warmup).
For our cars with all-seasons, swap either a couple days before first big...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-01-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By dthompson
Ya should have slapped some duck tape on there! ...

Ya should have slapped some duck tape on there! Good as new!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,533
Posted By dthompson
I'm 6'1" and my head touches the headliner in the...

I'm 6'1" and my head touches the headliner in the GC rear.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,811
Posted By dthompson
I run this size too in Minnesota. Only can do...

I run this size too in Minnesota. Only can do this on 128s w/o larger brakes though (mostly). Our roads are still so potholed ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-31-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By dthompson
Well, my opinion is this. Generating quotes...

Well, my opinion is this. Generating quotes takes time. The sponsors you contacted have LOTS to do. As a result, before you ask for a quote, any Bimmerfest member should do their due diligence. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By dthompson
Sorry, but BMWConfig configurator hasn't been...

Sorry, but BMWConfig configurator hasn't been updated in a while (there's a thread in Ask-a-dealer, iirc). The other info of 7% off US Invoice (which itself is about 8% off US MSRP), and options at...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-24-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By dthompson
Not sure but most BMWs have mounting places /...

Not sure but most BMWs have mounting places / brackets for emergency triangles etc that are required in Europe
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-25-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,380
Posted By dthompson
I can get along in my 1 with a 15yo up front, and...

I can get along in my 1 with a 15yo up front, and my 10yo riding behind him. But I wouldn't want anyone to sit behind me.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-04-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By dthompson
Great to hear! I'll be checking for your car...

Great to hear! I'll be checking for your car around. Yours is a bit more distinctive than mine :)
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-02-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By dthompson
No such noise on mine. Are the tires ok? (not...

No such noise on mine. Are the tires ok? (not cupped)?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By dthompson
If you're keeping a car 5 years plus, don't worry...

If you're keeping a car 5 years plus, don't worry about resale. If you're leasing, don't worry about resale. If buy and sell within 5 years, then resale is a factor, and car colors are like...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,649
Posted By dthompson
Actually, what he's complaining about is the rear...

Actually, what he's complaining about is the rear view blind spot, which gets worse with longer vehicles (and is not overcome with side / rear view mirrors). Fiat 500 / Toyota Yaris / Smart car /...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-16-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By dthompson
The coral red is a love-it / hate-it sort of...

The coral red is a love-it / hate-it sort of thing. If you're planning on keeping it a while, go with what you like. I don't think you would grow tired of it, and I think the red stays red. For...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,368
Posted By dthompson
Which N20: 320i or 328i?

Which N20: 320i or 328i?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-20-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,737
Posted By dthompson
I'm a huge fan of the refined sound of the E82. ...

I'm a huge fan of the refined sound of the E82. I test drove a Scion/Toyota version, and found the 4 to sound much less refined. If I were to be just doing track days, the Toybaru would be my...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-10-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,984
Posted By dthompson
I personally really like Carbon Black. In...

I personally really like Carbon Black. In certain light, it has a bit of a bluish tint. Most BMWs look really good in LeMans Blue, and that color is exclusive to M Sports. AW is great also.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-11-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,781
Posted By dthompson
I like it. Looks like a bunch of other European...

I like it. Looks like a bunch of other European cars. I'd take it with the 2.0 diesel.
Forum: European Delivery 10-01-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,013
Posted By dthompson
Two things that are real different in Paris...

Two things that are real different in Paris traffic:
1. Scooters & Motorcycles have perfected the art of the serpentine.
2. The dual lanes with one lane blocked for taxis & buses - you'd die to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-28-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By dthompson
Xmodels except the X1 are produced in...

Xmodels except the X1 are produced in Spartanburg, so no ED. All others are available, including Z4 (Z4 no longer from Spartanburg; X1 currently comes out of dealer allocation, so not as much of a...
Forum: The Travel Forum 09-23-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,894
Posted By dthompson
I am living in France for a short time now, and...

I am living in France for a short time now, and most establishments here (restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, person stocked gas stations) have dual machines, one with the slot to insert for Chip &...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,268
Posted By dthompson
I like my Michelin XIce2s

I like my Michelin XIce2s
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-26-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,772
Posted By dthompson
Thanks Jon.

Thanks Jon.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-26-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,772
Posted By dthompson
I was trying to figure out whether you can...

I was trying to figure out whether you can qualify for Loyalty Credit on two different car purchase transactions. Anyone know? Thx.
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