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Forum: General BMW 03-01-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Edgy36-39
A few thoughts: 1. KBB/Edmunds pretty well...

A few thoughts:

1. KBB/Edmunds pretty well known for undervaluing enthusiast cars like BMWs. Type in data for a mint M5 or M3, see what they say is a fair price, and then go try to find that...
Forum: General BMW 02-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Edgy36-39
Yes and No. Totally agree about the brand image...

Yes and No. Totally agree about the brand image -- much less premium over there. But, I've also read that it's much more expensive to own a car in Germany than here. Very high taxes, and the smaller,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 619
Posted By Edgy36-39
Have to say I agree with edjack - based on your...

Have to say I agree with edjack - based on your described situation, this is not the right car for you.

Having said that, my hat is off to you for your DIY passion and determination. You'll find...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Edgy36-39
Thanks, feel like I have the choice of two...

Thanks, feel like I have the choice of two classics every day.

This is funny -- I DIDN'T see that article. I read an article in Automobile on the SS, in which the E39 M5 was mentioned. Auto, C&D...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Edgy36-39
I usually try to be broad minded. But wow, I'm so...

I usually try to be broad minded. But wow, I'm so glad I live in a country where the engine size is nobody's business but mine! It's bad enough to pay property tax.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By Edgy36-39
They already are a classic. Do you mean a classic...

They already are a classic. Do you mean a classic you can make money on?

If so the answer is no. Go find another car if that's your goal.
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Edgy36-39
You can also ask a dealer to run a warranty work...

You can also ask a dealer to run a warranty work report for you. Will show all the work done on your car -- recalls, software updates -- done at a dealership.
Forum: General BMW 02-25-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By Edgy36-39
Pretty sure I remember a story about this car in...

Pretty sure I remember a story about this car in Bimmer mag. A lot of the work was done in Eastern Europe.
Forum: General BMW 02-25-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By Edgy36-39
It's a logical question. Here's a subjective...

It's a logical question. Here's a subjective answer.

One is the (relatively) simpler design. Less software, more actual driving. Manual transmissions, spare tires, ability to turn off stability...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Edgy36-39
Read that article. The SS - aka the Holden...

Read that article. The SS - aka the Holden Commodore in Australia -- sounds like a pretty good deal. Not even close in the looks department, of course.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,498
Posted By Edgy36-39
Old thread, but people are still clicking on that...

Old thread, but people are still clicking on that dead link for the old school maintenance schedule. Mike Miller asked me a few years ago that his list not be posted.

He's happy to send it to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,071
Posted By Edgy36-39
I see how old this thread is, but people are...

I see how old this thread is, but people are still clicking on that dead link. Mike Miller asked me a few years ago that his list not be posted.

He's happy to send it to anyone -- his email is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Edgy36-39
Here's a story I wrote a few years back you'll...

Here's a story I wrote a few years back you'll find informative: http://chrisparente.com/2010/06/14/say-no-to-the-carwash-and-learn-up-on-headlights-and-bulbs/


And check this site for more info...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By Edgy36-39
A thought -- these cars are hobbies, not just...

A thought -- these cars are hobbies, not just transportation. Getting any of the cars mentioned in this thread at that budget means the car will have issues, and significant maintenance costs. If you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By Edgy36-39
I see how old this thread is. But as someone who...

I see how old this thread is. But as someone who sold his 530 private party, I'd say you did extremely well, esp. if the car was auto.

Good luck on your next purchase.
Forum: General BMW 01-27-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By Edgy36-39
Interesting -- I haven't received my April issue...

Interesting -- I haven't received my April issue of Bimmer yet! Nice to see the CPO program laid out and explained from both angles.
Forum: General BMW 01-27-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Edgy36-39
I'd suggest understanding all the details before...

I'd suggest understanding all the details before making decision.

Here's an idea you probably already thought of. The car has one year remaining on new car warranty, correct? 4 yr/50K miles.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,180
Posted By Edgy36-39
Well what do you know, a simple DIY repair thanks...

Well what do you know, a simple DIY repair thanks to this thread. I very carefully worked on the driver side wiper arm, after cutting the engine so it was in almost straight up position on the...
Forum: General BMW 01-26-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Edgy36-39
What does the extended warranty cover that the...

What does the extended warranty cover that the CPO would not? And of course depends on how long you plan on keeping the car.

You might want to hit a source like Edmunds -- they have threads in...
Forum: General BMW 01-26-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Edgy36-39
Can't share any experience but interesting...

Can't share any experience but interesting situation. CPO process costs the dealer, so this might be an interesting negotiation. Will they pass the cost onto you, or can they since the buyout price...
Forum: General BMW 01-24-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 773
Posted By Edgy36-39
Funny -- there was a Buyers Guide article in a...

Funny -- there was a Buyers Guide article in a back issue of Bimmer magazine on this exact topic -- what BMW to get your teenager with a new license. Ten cars were chosen, for various reasons.

I...
Forum: General BMW 01-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Edgy36-39
Could not agree more with this statement. Suggest...

Could not agree more with this statement. Suggest you learn to DIY the small stuff, and bring bigger stuff to qualified indie mechanic. Don't bring a 14 year old car to the dealer, unless you're...
Forum: General BMW 01-24-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Edgy36-39
Not sure why more don't go this route. If you're...

Not sure why more don't go this route. If you're willing to pay new MSRP and know exactly what you want, why be hampered by what dealer has on the lot? And I've read you don't pay more either for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,914
Posted By Edgy36-39
If and when my lenses are ever shot, I'll be...

If and when my lenses are ever shot, I'll be researching all the myriad retrofit options. Seems like a way to maintain excellent quality in the same housing, yet pay far less than OE replacement.
Forum: General BMW 01-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Edgy36-39
No one from BMW will ever tell you this, but a...

No one from BMW will ever tell you this, but a cracked rim can be repaired. But you need to find an old school craftsman.

Did you do a pre-purchase inspection before you bought? If so, how could...
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