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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-30-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,323
Posted By schraderade
Word. I try not to cut anyone off while driving,...

Word. I try not to cut anyone off while driving, but I've unloaded a nice pile of washer fluid onto a few prius drivers after passing from the right.

Here in Norcal they think they're doing the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-20-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,466
Posted By schraderade
I'm going to get the Gran Coupe in 2014 after...

I'm going to get the Gran Coupe in 2014 after giving BMW some time to work out the kinks, so I'm a fan of the model. But I agree with you...the concept had so much promise and BMW has played it too...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-16-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,731
Posted By schraderade
I can't help you but I like this idea. A lot.

I can't help you but I like this idea. A lot.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-12-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,170
Posted By schraderade
One can argue subjective aesthetics out the wazoo...

One can argue subjective aesthetics out the wazoo but on the technical aesthetics the MB body is far more disjointed. The angular trapezoidal MB front end is at odds with the contoured organic back...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-10-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,946
Posted By schraderade
It's more constructive to include the link to the...

It's more constructive to include the link to the thread.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535135
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-10-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,170
Posted By schraderade
This WILL be my next car. It's the reason I...

This WILL be my next car. It's the reason I leased my 550i. I've been following the launch with great interest...the Gran Coupe concept (below) was one of the most beautiful protos BMW has released...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-10-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,294
Posted By schraderade
Side and top view cameras FTW. I have become a...

Side and top view cameras FTW. I have become a parking ninja....3 inches from the curb every time!!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-10-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,166
Posted By schraderade
I use it every day and love it. Lots of hills in...

I use it every day and love it. Lots of hills in San Francisco!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-08-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By schraderade
Battery just needs to last till the end of my...

Battery just needs to last till the end of my 3-year lease when I trade it in :-)
Let's hope it does that!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-04-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By schraderade
Just to follow up here...after 6 weeks of...

Just to follow up here...after 6 weeks of complete inactivity with no battery tender, the car started just fine.
I had an "excessive battery drainage" warning on startup, no doubt because of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-28-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By schraderade
OK thanks for the input all. I'm going to do...

OK thanks for the input all.
I'm going to do absolutely bugger-all and see what happens. I'm hopeful 6 weeks in a reasonably climate-controlled garage will be just fine.
Will report back!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-28-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By schraderade
F10 Storage Without Tender

Peeps,

I will be on travel for a month and a half and am wondering if there is anything I can do to avoid having the battery drained on my 550i.

This is one of the best threads on the storage...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-28-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By schraderade
OP: unfortunately in low light most photos of...

OP: unfortunately in low light most photos of this color are going to be pretty misleading unless they are color-corrected.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-15-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,387
Posted By schraderade
Update: like other posters I re-paired my iPhone...

Update: like other posters I re-paired my iPhone and it works great now. No static/crackle in the audio.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-14-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,236
Posted By schraderade
That is a pretty car

That is a pretty car
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-13-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,387
Posted By schraderade
Bluetooth audio works for me. However: ...

Bluetooth audio works for me.
However:

The way it used to work, I would listen to podcasts on my iphone and it would automatically send the audio to my BMW speakers.
The way it appears to work...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-08-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,124
Posted By schraderade
Airwave - Rank One Nelly - Ride Wit Me Sasha...

Airwave - Rank One
Nelly - Ride Wit Me
Sasha & Digweed - Space Manoeuvres
Chicane - Halcyon
Chicane - No Ordinary Morning
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Tiesto - Heroes
Jay-Z and Linkin...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-06-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By schraderade
Yes. BMW occasionally uses financing, price...

Yes. BMW occasionally uses financing, price discounts, dealer rebates, and other mechanisms to move certain models at certain times. This is not shattering insight.
There are certainly micro...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By schraderade
No that is not my argument, nor is it what I...

No that is not my argument, nor is it what I believe. My argument is that BMW is not subsidizing customers by subventing leases in aggregate. This is inarguable because the profit numbers speak for...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-05-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By schraderade
No. That's not correct. The re-lease rates,...

No. That's not correct.
The re-lease rates, value recovery rates, and credit risk varies a lot between vehicles.
The lease rate reflects all of these variables and more.
QED.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-04-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By schraderade
L1Trauma is right. I believe Audi provides...

L1Trauma is right. I believe Audi provides financial services via VW Financial Services, which is less profitable than BMWFS. You can find the segment reporting in the VW Group annual report.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-04-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By schraderade
I think you're right about the prices in a few...

I think you're right about the prices in a few years actually. The lease program does spin off a lot of inventory early on in a model cycle!
But the 2008 E60 550i is not a good comp for the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By schraderade
BMW Leases

Am starting a new thread on this topic because it's come up a number of times in random other discussions.
There is I think a misconception in the marketplace that BMW subsidizes its customers by...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-04-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By schraderade
That doesn't make sense at all. If WalMart...

That doesn't make sense at all. If WalMart doubled its prices its profitability would be higher, but its sales would be lower. The same is true for BMW leases.
This is basic corporate finance. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-04-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By schraderade
OK but I think you are missing the point. Does...

OK but I think you are missing the point. Does Wal-Mart subsidize its customers? No.
It is able to offer lower prices to customers and still earns higher margins than competitors because it is a...
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