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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-22-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,218
Posted By GoVols!
There are several stations that I use in NOVA...

There are several stations that I use in NOVA that have 45 cetane.

Shell in Alexandria at the corner of Edsel & VanDorn(cheapest I've found)
Shell on Duke St in Alexandria across from Harris...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-27-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By GoVols!
You need to go to Alexandria BMW. I walked in on...

You need to go to Alexandria BMW. I walked in on a Friday and got a service appt for the following Monday, with a loaner. First time I ever walked in the place since I just moved to DC. I will be...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-04-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,229
Posted By GoVols!
I have to say that reading some of these threads...

I have to say that reading some of these threads about dealers jacking folks around makes me very appreciative of my dealer in Omaha. Never had anything but positive experiences with them. They give...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,081
Posted By GoVols!
I have 800+ credit. That is not an issue. I...

I have 800+ credit. That is not an issue. I thought both diesels were on 5.9% for the last few months. Did your 2.9 come from BMW or outside sources? I saw it just changed on the website to 0.9% from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,081
Posted By GoVols!
Unfortunately, the ECO credit is no longer...

Unfortunately, the ECO credit is no longer valid(at least according to BMWNA.com). It's been replaced by 0.9% financing. Considering the finance rate through BMW was at 5.9%, those financing 100%...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,081
Posted By GoVols!
Bought the diesel X5 for a couple reasons. 1. I...

Bought the diesel X5 for a couple reasons. 1. I intend to tow a boat in the future and the low end torque is excellent for that. 2. The V-8 option on the X has nearly identical performance up until...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,081
Posted By GoVols!
I would love to get a MT coupe. Drove one from...

I would love to get a MT coupe. Drove one from age 16 on until last year when we bought the X. Only problem is that the cars need to be shared and the wife not only can't drive a stick but also...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,081
Posted By GoVols!
Would it be accurate to say that the i shines at...

Would it be accurate to say that the i shines at high rpm performance driving, while the d can be enjoyed without pushing the engine as much? I buy cars to keep for 10+ years so I tend to baby them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,081
Posted By GoVols!
335i vs 335d

Hi all. First posting on this board. I'm usually over on the X boards but am thinking of buying a 3er as my daily driver and wanted some feedback. The wife is in the process of stealing the X from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-31-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,269
Posted By GoVols!
I would buy this in a second. Car just screams...

I would buy this in a second. Car just screams "get out of my fu&^in way"
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-30-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 205,662
Posted By GoVols!
I am sure this played a part but we're still on...

I am sure this played a part but we're still on winter fuel now and mileage has gone up 3 mpg over the last 2 months with warmer weather. I'm taking a road trip to TN next week so we'll see what...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-30-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 205,662
Posted By GoVols!
I started my X5d in -20*F here in Omaha a couple...

I started my X5d in -20*F here in Omaha a couple times this winter. This was first thing in the morning, parked in a non-heated covered garage overnight at my condo. We went over a month and a half...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By GoVols!
Ive been lucky to get 22 combined the last couple...

Ive been lucky to get 22 combined the last couple months with subzero temps and winter fuel. Back in the Fall I was consistently getting 24-25 combined and peaked at 27.6 on a non-stop trip from...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-20-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,498
Posted By GoVols!
$607 installed at the Performance Center. Bumper...

$607 installed at the Performance Center. Bumper was cut.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,979
Posted By GoVols!
I also paid $607 for PC installation in August. I...

I also paid $607 for PC installation in August. I have heard of other people's CA's quoting the dealer rate and raking in the profit.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By GoVols!
The dealer gave me carpet mats and I put rubber...

The dealer gave me carpet mats and I put rubber mats on top of them. Rubber is just much easier to keep clean in all weather conditions. Maybe if you live somewhere that it rarely rains and never...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,301
Posted By GoVols!
And you shouldnt base your prices off of MSRP...

And you shouldnt base your prices off of MSRP unless you want to make the dealer very happy. Realistically, you want to target 1000-2000 above invoice minus the ECO Credit.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,927
Posted By GoVols!
Hybrids will only devalue the value of a diesel...

Hybrids will only devalue the value of a diesel amongst idiots. I keep waiting for the batteries on all these hybrids to go out and then watching the moaning and griping when the owner has to pay...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,301
Posted By GoVols!
I agree, but Im very glad I didnt get Nav,...

I agree, but Im very glad I didnt get Nav, especially considering the voice control doesnt work with my voice. Id rather spend that 2g as a downpayment on a vacation.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,825
Posted By GoVols!
ECO credit is a promotion BMW has been running...

ECO credit is a promotion BMW has been running since ~July and keeps getting extended. Its now supposed to end at the end of the year. Gives $4500 off whatever price you negotiate with the dealer.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,301
Posted By GoVols!
The only way Ive found to turn bluetooth off is...

The only way Ive found to turn bluetooth off is to either turn the function off on your phone or delete the phone from the memory on the X. Otherwise, it will automatically catch all your calls. It...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,301
Posted By GoVols!
A few other comments I forgot about on my last...

A few other comments I forgot about on my last rant.

I love the bluetooth function, it makes cell phone useage much easier and safer. However, the voice recognition is useless. No matter which...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,301
Posted By GoVols!
I have to put my two cents in on the Tech...

I have to put my two cents in on the Tech package. For me, this whole package goes into the "nice to have and/or brag about having but not really needed" category. My reasoning - The back up camera...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,825
Posted By GoVols!
The engine used in the X5d and 335d is only new...

The engine used in the X5d and 335d is only new to the US. It has been used in Europe for several years and has won engine of the year awards several times. Reliability of the engine itself should...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-19-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,993
Posted By GoVols!
The only way I've noticed the burn off is a...

The only way I've noticed the burn off is a pretty big hit on the instant mileage gage. Cruising along on the highway at 30+ mpg, all of a sudden it drops to 20 for 10-15 miles.
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