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Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-08-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By jrapo
Beautiful car, great price. I'm not in the...

Beautiful car, great price. I'm not in the market now, but good luck with sale!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By jrapo
Thank you and sorry for my ignorance or if there...

Thank you and sorry for my ignorance or if there are threads for this, but what's/where's the GND strap and how do I check it?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By jrapo
2007 X3 slow to crank as temp drops

So, my phenomenal 2007 X3 that has given me about zero trouble in the 4 years of ownership has an issue I would value opinions on.

The X3 is now relegated to driveway duty as a Porsche Cayman has...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By jrapo
Following up on my earlier post, some hidden...

Following up on my earlier post, some hidden pleasures of my 2007 X3 (all of course my own personal experience). In no particular order:
1. Really good "base" stereo. Has subwoofers under each...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By jrapo
My 2007 that I bought used 4 years ago with 55K...

My 2007 that I bought used 4 years ago with 55K miles now has 108K miles. No major repairs, just good common sense maintenance. Tires and brakes seem to last forever. Beautiful car, high quality...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By jrapo
Wow, I need to return my P Zero Nero's...

Wow, I need to return my P Zero Nero's immediately and perhaps I should seek a refund on the very excellent Michelin MXM4's that lasted >50K that preceded the Nero's. With so many options out there,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,020
Posted By jrapo
Put another way, if you bought a $30,000 BMW CPO...

Put another way, if you bought a $30,000 BMW CPO car at .9% APR for 60 months, the monthly payment is $511 (pre tax). The same exact pre tax payment on a privately sold car with a "market APR" of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,020
Posted By jrapo
Something else to consider is that expensive (I.e...

Something else to consider is that expensive (I.e over $20k) cars are harder to sell on the private (non dealer) market because financing may be harder to get and may be more expensive and more...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By jrapo
No issues with TPMS. bought the set of tires...

No issues with TPMS. bought the set of tires from Discount Tire and they reinstalled the TPMS parts
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,066
Posted By jrapo
I have the Pirelli P Zero Nero and they have been...

I have the Pirelli P Zero Nero and they have been fantastic for the first 10K miles. No issues whatsoever and highly recommend them. Good price too.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 05-24-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By jrapo
Nope, looks like it had pretty much everything. ...

Nope, looks like it had pretty much everything. Great color too! Price sends good, but miles a bit high. We got pretty much the same car 6 months ago CPO 14k miles for $32.5k + tax
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By jrapo
nice recovery ORACLESD, looks nice!

nice recovery ORACLESD, looks nice!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By jrapo
I don't know how the plasti-dip works, but I have...

I don't know how the plasti-dip works, but I have to assume that you'd need to remove the trim pieces off the steering wheel. For me, it wasn't worth the hassle because the shiny black underneath...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By jrapo
I didn't. I just peeled the rubbery coating...

I didn't. I just peeled the rubbery coating carefully. I think I used the edge of a credit card because I needed a fairly sharp/straight edge but a blade would surely have scratched the underneath...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-18-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By jrapo
I think you guys are over thinking this a bit. ...

I think you guys are over thinking this a bit. Before you decide to do major surgery on a replacement coating, try it naked first. On my car at least, it blends in well with the factory dark wood...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By jrapo
I peeled it off and the shiny black underneath...

I peeled it off and the shiny black underneath looks way better than the chipped look before. Hands down I'd do it again.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-05-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By jrapo
LOL. If a buyer from this forum buys that car...

LOL. If a buyer from this forum buys that car based on my thread, they can PM me and I'll supply my mailing address where they can mail their $100 "thank you" present! Better yet, if someone from...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-05-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,116
Posted By jrapo
320i with Sport and 6MT

I know how you all love this car and I'm a fan too. Probably not going to pull the trigger but I did run across this apparently screaming deal just north of Atlanta. Looks like maybe it was a...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-23-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By jrapo
I've owned a GTI same exact car as you and now my...

I've owned a GTI same exact car as you and now my wife has the X1 28 Xdrive. I have had a lots of seat time in both. lots of comparisons I can make, but the big ones are that the GTI seats are way...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By jrapo
It's very rare (albeit not impossible) that any...

It's very rare (albeit not impossible) that any vehicle has a power train failure in the first 100K miles. That may be good peace of mind, but most pre-100K repairs are non powertrain related, so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,730
Posted By jrapo
Instead of comparing a new X5 versus a new Ford...

Instead of comparing a new X5 versus a new Ford Edge, why not compare a late model CPO X3 or X5 versus a new Edge? Now you're talking even dollars and you can compare car against car, warranty...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-25-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By jrapo
I have an x3 . . . and an x1 Sent from my...

I have an x3 . . . and an x1

Sent from my SM-N900P using BimmerApp mobile app
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-28-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,053
Posted By jrapo
Looks just like the current model. Are you sure...

Looks just like the current model. Are you sure this is a different body generation?

Sent from my SM-N900P using BimmerApp mobile app
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-26-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 948
Posted By jrapo
bought my 2007 X3 3 years ago with 58K and it now...

bought my 2007 X3 3 years ago with 58K and it now has right at 100K. The only non maintenance item I have dealt with is the blower motor and expansion tank. I use the sunroof many times a week and...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-19-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,670
Posted By jrapo
Not true. The backup camera is a part of the...

Not true. The backup camera is a part of the ultimate package, or can be ordered separately if you opt for the tech package instead of the ultimate package. Our 2014 X1 has the backup camera.
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