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Forum: General BMW 07-15-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,297
Posted By pmgreer
Hmmm... A BMW auto is a Bimmer - a BMW...

Hmmm...

A BMW auto is a Bimmer - a BMW motorcycle is a Beemer (some people also call it Beamer).

Also, the age of the car is not a reliable indicator of a person's income level.

Lastly -...
Forum: General BMW 07-14-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By pmgreer
In 1998, I drove that same car (a rented one, on...

In 1998, I drove that same car (a rented one, on business) from Miesau, Germany to London via France. That car handled like a sports car on the almost seamless French Autoroute. And you're right...
Forum: General BMW 07-14-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By pmgreer
No service issues that I know of. I...

No service issues that I know of.

I currently own a V70 (wife drives it) and have owned an E39 530d Touring - I think the build quality of Bimmers is substantially better than Volvos, which I...
Forum: General BMW 07-14-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,303
Posted By pmgreer
Yep. It's only a machine.

Yep. It's only a machine.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-13-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18,631
Views: 2,068,580
Posted By pmgreer
Gorgeous car - looks as though you don't have the...

Gorgeous car - looks as though you don't have the rollover package...?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-13-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By pmgreer
You may have more problems than that...if you...

You may have more problems than that...if you raise the hood and you don't see "BMW M Power" on the valve covers, you likely don't have an M car. Your electrical problems are pretty simple. If your...
Forum: General BMW 07-13-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,650
Posted By pmgreer
If you have a few hundred bucks to spend, find an...

If you have a few hundred bucks to spend, find an old VW Beetle with a manual transmission...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-12-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By pmgreer
You know - bone stock Bimmers are really nice...

You know - bone stock Bimmers are really nice cars...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-12-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 142,706
Posted By pmgreer
Try these: ...

Try these:

http://bmwpages.co.uk/archive/resettingconvertibletop.pdf

http://bmwpages.co.uk/archive/e36_convertible_adjust.pdf
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-12-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,997
Posted By pmgreer
I never cease to be amazed at all the money...

I never cease to be amazed at all the money people spend to totally trash an otherwise perfectly designed automobile.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-12-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By pmgreer
BMW stands for Break My Wallet...didn't you know...

BMW stands for Break My Wallet...didn't you know that?
Forum: General BMW 07-12-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By pmgreer
In German, the letter "w" is pronounced...

In German, the letter "w" is pronounced "vee".
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-12-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By pmgreer
I've gotten more looks and compliments on my 12...

I've gotten more looks and compliments on my 12 year-old ride than owners of much newer cars. I think the combination of color (not very many Sierra Red E36s on the road) and the way it's cared for...
Forum: General BMW 07-10-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By pmgreer
This is one of the best BMW commercials I have...

This is one of the best BMW commercials I have ever seen. It was an ad for the (then) new E46 convertible, and it was shown on television around the (rest of) the world...
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-10-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,997
Posted By pmgreer
I didn't mean it that way. LOL I was referring...

I didn't mean it that way. LOL I was referring to the size of the ornamentation.
Forum: General BMW 07-10-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By pmgreer
Yeah, kid - I would! LOL Just curious: How...

Yeah, kid - I would! LOL

Just curious: How many of your peers have asked you what kind of BMW it is you own? I do know some twentysomethings who own 6ers, but not as many as own 3s or Japanese...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-10-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By pmgreer
Welcome. The BMW limo is quite a jump from...

Welcome.

The BMW limo is quite a jump from a Prius, though I can understand perfectly why you'd want to do it. It's a great car - but it's also a lot of car, and in more ways than one.

When...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-10-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By pmgreer
I'd think that the dealers would offer the...

I'd think that the dealers would offer the alternatives that are available. And you'd probably get a much better answer from the real BMW experts than you'd ever get here.

Are you a tall person...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-10-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By pmgreer
There's also this one: http://www.realoem.com

There's also this one:

http://www.realoem.com
Forum: General BMW 07-10-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By pmgreer
It might be because the owners of the site didn't...

It might be because the owners of the site didn't know about them...? Not to insult or offend, but there are a lot of young people on this website. And, the Classics section is hardly used, maybe...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-10-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,955
Posted By pmgreer
If it worked before you took it there, take it...

If it worked before you took it there, take it back to the shop and tell them about it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-10-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,997
Posted By pmgreer
Considering all the crap I see people put on...

Considering all the crap I see people put on their cars these days, I suspect that this is a generational thing.

A pinstripe isn't something one should be able to see from a distance. They used to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-09-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,997
Posted By pmgreer
I believe there's elegance in simplicity. It's...

I believe there's elegance in simplicity. It's why I like to leave my Bimmers close to stock - don't want to spoil the lines of a beautiful car.

Someone once said that a car's wheels are its...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-08-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18,631
Views: 2,068,580
Posted By pmgreer
Yeah - I get a chuckle out of Bimmer owners who...

Yeah - I get a chuckle out of Bimmer owners who ask me if what's on my plate is code for something...
Forum: General BMW 07-08-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,110
Posted By pmgreer
The 3.5-liter diesel is available here in a...

The 3.5-liter diesel is available here in a couple of models. If you think that 2-liter diesel is a monster, you ain't seen nothin' yet...

The new diesel has a two-stage turbocharger on it that...
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