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Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-01-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By pman81
Actually, I am on the hook for this part. I did...

Actually, I am on the hook for this part. I did use a GPS, and it neglected to alert me to the temporary toll road. Apparently this bridge is (was?) a seasonal toll road, and there were no signs to...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-30-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By pman81
Harrumph. I'm considering this a lesson learned....

Harrumph. I'm considering this a lesson learned. At least it's only $60, but it's not cool to charge people to drive across a bridge without even posting a sign. It would've been nice if the girl...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By pman81
Unmarked toll road vs rental car

I was recently in Rhode Island for work, and apparently RI has a toll road that isn't marked and doesn't have any toll booths -- yet they charge $0.10 each way for it. Since I was in a rental car...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-16-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,611
Posted By pman81
Anyone sell a car to Carmax?

Last year I sold my 1-yr-old GMC Sierra to CarMax for about $5k over KBB. It was a lot more than I was expecting, and a lot more than I was prepared/willing to accept for it. I'd definitely recommend...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-10-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By pman81
Depending on the phone you've got, Amazon offers...

Depending on the phone you've got, Amazon offers some decent prices for phone trade-in. You get paid in Amazon gift cards, and they let you ship it to them for free. You might be able to squeeze a...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-09-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,407
Posted By pman81
Here in Albuquerque, people have a hard time...

Here in Albuquerque, people have a hard time staying in their lanes when there are multiple turning lanes. Dashed lines mean nothing to these people, and if you honk at somebody for turning into your...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By pman81
One thing to consider when using PayPal: in the...

One thing to consider when using PayPal: in the case of any dispute, the tie always goes to the buyer. You'll probably be doing this anyway, but everything you sell should be shipped with a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-28-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,174
Posted By pman81
Don't know. They just are. Google "BMW military...

Don't know. They just are. Google "BMW military sales", and you'll find a whole slew of companies that do this. Depending on how long the car is owned outside of the US (if the owner was stationed...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-27-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,174
Posted By pman81
I'm not worried about whether or not they'll...

I'm not worried about whether or not they'll honor the price just yet. I emailed a dealer that IS in the network that's near my parents' house in Fort Worth, and even with the cost of shipping it...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-26-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,174
Posted By pman81
Sorry for digging up an old thread, but this...

Sorry for digging up an old thread, but this looked pretty relevant.

To the OP (or anybody else who knows about this program):
Did the dealer honor the price for ordering a car, or did you end...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By pman81
You know they don't take your money immediately...

You know they don't take your money immediately when you pre-order, right? They only bill you when it ships

I'm not buying this one until there's a way to automatically mute everybody's headsets....
Forum: The Detail Department 03-27-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By pman81
I originally didn't try to use my shop-Vac...

I originally didn't try to use my shop-Vac because it only had a 3' hose and the attachments weren't really that great. Yesterday at Lowe's I found the "car cleaning kit" for $30, which contained a...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-23-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By pman81
Need a good car vacuum

I just moved to New Mexico, and the dust here is unreal. My dashboard looks like I've been parking with the windows open, and that's just what's coming in through the vents. I've got a little...
Forum: Southwest Regional - AZ, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT 03-03-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By pman81
looking for a window tint shop in Albuquerque, NM

Anybody know where to get windows tinted in Albuquerque, NM? Or Rio Rancho, specifically? I don't mind driving into the ghetto, as long as they do a good job
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,154
Posted By pman81
Actually it would be like paying $5 to hang your...

Actually it would be like paying $5 to hang your coat in the coat check closet yourself. The $10 tip to the valet is to validate your use of the parking lot, not his time. The restaurant/hotel is...
Forum: General BMW 12-29-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By pman81
When I ordered mine in 2008 I had to put $1000...

When I ordered mine in 2008 I had to put $1000 down (the amount might vary by dealer), and I believe the financing/credit check stuff was all done up front when we agreed on the price. My PCD date...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-04-2010, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By pman81
i'd just take it to a store that sells them and...

i'd just take it to a store that sells them and try to get store credit. it's a gift, so you don't have the receipt, and you'll probably get more money for it that way than just by selling it on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-28-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,762
Posted By pman81
anybody ever seen limp mode in the car without...

anybody ever seen limp mode in the car without the check engine light? this happened a week or so ago and it never gave me the light, and then yesterday i got the light but no limp mode. weird. in...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-13-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By pman81
Try going to the personnel office on base. The...

Try going to the personnel office on base. The army may be different, but in the navy all you have to do is fill out a form and have a Texas address (for which they don't even require proof). My...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-06-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By pman81
Thanks! I guess I've subconsciously skipped past...

Thanks! I guess I've subconsciously skipped past that page, but I'll check it out. Going on 3 weekend trips this fall so it might come in handy. We'll see how it compares to USAA's discount
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-06-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By pman81
I've been a member for 2 years since I bought my...

I've been a member for 2 years since I bought my car and just noticed with this most recent renewal that there's a discount with Avis & Hertz (just the parts discount was enough to get me to sign...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-18-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,065
Posted By pman81
Same thing was happening w my 2008 335i sedan....

Same thing was happening w my 2008 335i sedan. First start in the morning would take 2-5 seconds, then about two weeks ago it took 7-8, and then the rpm at idle was fluctuating from 1500-2500 with a...
Forum: General BMW 08-17-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,542
Posted By pman81
I never got it to work. It's a shame I can't put...

I never got it to work. It's a shame I can't put this thing to good use, but it's easy enough to just put my keys in the ash tray
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,833
Posted By pman81
pretty sure the lifetime service follows the car,...

pretty sure the lifetime service follows the car, not the owner (like a subscription to a tivo). either way, $399 is worth it if you plan on keeping the car any longer than 3.5 years, regular radio...
Forum: General BMW 04-21-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,803
Posted By pman81
Try this once you're done breaking the car in: ...

Try this once you're done breaking the car in:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411543

Not sure how it affects the 328, but my 335 definitely behaved a little differently...
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