Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 291
Search took 1.19 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: ruteger
Forum: General BMW 07-07-2004, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,461
Posted By ruteger
This reminds me of a story which I believe was in...

This reminds me of a story which I believe was in one of the books about Iacocca. In it, he gives a graphic description of how miserable Chrysler's quality was back in the late seventies.

The...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 06-17-2004, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By ruteger
Aren't the DRLs one of the easier things to turn...

Aren't the DRLs one of the easier things to turn on/off? I mean, isn't it a 'standard' option that most sales departments can change without going through service? If so, might want to consider...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 06-15-2004, 12:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,606
Posted By ruteger
A compartment with a sliding cover has been...

A compartment with a sliding cover has been available as a replacement for the cupholders for some time. The trade-off is that you lose the cupholders (although it is still possible to slide a thin...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 06-14-2004, 10:30 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,606
Posted By ruteger
I agree, but in addition to the visibility...

I agree, but in addition to the visibility problem, the aesthetics are just poor.

I absolutely hate the high-beltline styling of nearly all of today's autos and I believe the real reason the auto...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 06-14-2004, 05:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,606
Posted By ruteger
This is really all that need be said. If the...

This is really all that need be said. If the 'cost saving' center console and elimination of the temp gauge (!) results in a substantially cheaper 3-series that still retains (or even improves on)...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 06-14-2004, 12:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,011
Posted By ruteger
Tell me about it. I went back and forth with my...

Tell me about it. I went back and forth with my dealership for two months about getting cloth (long story). Finally, after many denials that it was even possible, I was told that BMWNA would accept...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 06-13-2004, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,631
Posted By ruteger
In all likelihood, the threads of your screws are...

In all likelihood, the threads of your screws are NF (National Fine), which means a 10-32 tap would be the correct size tap to get.

If you can't find a 10-32 tap, I believe 10-gauge (that's what...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 06-13-2004, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,631
Posted By ruteger
Well, you can try it but it sounds like you've...

Well, you can try it but it sounds like you've already been under there and know how little room you have. The holes are there, they're just very small and unthreaded. Since there's not much room to...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 06-13-2004, 06:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,631
Posted By ruteger
Isn't the underseat first aid box standard...

Isn't the underseat first aid box standard everywhere else in the world? If so, I seriously doubt that heated seats have any affect one way or the other.

As to installation, as I pointed out over...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-13-2004, 06:33 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,367
Posted By ruteger
This may be more of a problem that depends on the...

This may be more of a problem that depends on the bodystyle. I read somewhere that nearly all of the sedans have Steptronics while a considerably higher percentage of coupes get manuals.

So,...
Forum: General BMW 06-08-2004, 04:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,196
Posted By ruteger
Does anyone remember New Coke? :tsk: I...

Does anyone remember New Coke? :tsk:

I doubt the Bangle-styled BMWs will ever grow on me, the same as the Pontiac Aztek is just as ugly today as it was when it was introduced. All I have to do is...
Forum: General BMW 06-03-2004, 09:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,933
Posted By ruteger
The rear fogs are bright (atleast on that Olds),...

The rear fogs are bright (atleast on that Olds), much brighter than regular tail lights. The intensity is roughly equivalent to brake lights. That's the reason it was startling (at first) to see them...
Forum: General BMW 06-03-2004, 06:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,933
Posted By ruteger
Although those popular, conservative colors look...

Although those popular, conservative colors look 'kewl' (well, black does when it's clean), this is the very reason I avoid those three specific shades on cars that I own: they're too 'stealthy' and...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2004, 07:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,933
Posted By ruteger
Why there are no rear foglights in the US

I was pulling out of a restaurant this evening and noticed the car in front of me had a pair of really bright red lights glowing in the rear bumper. They were so bright, at first, I thought that the...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 05-10-2004, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By ruteger
Just out of curiosity, is that all the gauge...

Just out of curiosity, is that all the gauge cluster knob on the right does (adjust time/12-24)?

I'm constantly using the wrong knob when I want to reset the trip odometer after filling up and it...
Forum: General BMW 04-07-2004, 03:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,312
Posted By ruteger
Every so often, I certain type of car comes along...

Every so often, I certain type of car comes along whose drivers garner a reputation as A-Holes. I think it has to do with the type of person who would buy a car just because it was 'the latest...
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2004, 11:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,070
Posted By ruteger
I would say it's true. I kept in touch for a few...

I would say it's true. I kept in touch for a few years with a group of guys who went to an automotive trade school immediately after high school and nearly all of them went to work for auto...
Forum: General BMW 02-27-2004, 05:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,070
Posted By ruteger
Not to hijack the thread but on the subject of...

Not to hijack the thread but on the subject of tool quality, I've done a little research and the general consensus does seem to be that Snap-On tools are, indeed, the best, but 'lesser' tools, most...
Forum: General BMW 02-16-2004, 04:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,600
Posted By ruteger
It's unfortunate that BMWNA has deemed cloth as...

It's unfortunate that BMWNA has deemed cloth as having too much of a 'down-market' image to offer it as a Regular Production Option (RPO) in the US E46 (except in the M3). An odd thing, considering...
Forum: General BMW 02-14-2004, 12:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,600
Posted By ruteger
American Motors Corporation (AMC) made the Hornet...

American Motors Corporation (AMC) made the Hornet (as did Hudson, but I don't know if they had vinyl interiors back then).:)

General Motors Corporation (GMC) is the badge that GM slaps on Chevy...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 02-11-2004, 04:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,011
Posted By ruteger
It's from an old Simpson's episode: Selma lost...

It's from an old Simpson's episode: Selma lost her sense of smell as a child when a bottle rocket went up her nose, thereby allowing Sideshow Bob to attempt to murder her by filling a room with...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 02-10-2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,914
Posted By ruteger
I've heard this function referred to as the "Lock...

I've heard this function referred to as the "Lock your girlfriend/wife/SO in the vehicle after you've had an argument" feature...
Forum: General BMW 01-31-2004, 11:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,413
Posted By ruteger
I'd trade for an '06 445i...

I'd trade for an '06 445i...
Forum: General BMW 01-30-2004, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By ruteger
That's an easy one. Back in those days, the gas...

That's an easy one. Back in those days, the gas tank was hung out near the rear of the car so it was just easiest and cheapest to have the filler neck exit behind a spring-loaded license plate.

Of...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-30-2004, 12:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,407
Posted By ruteger
1968 Plymouth Roadrunner coupe. 383/auto. White...

1968 Plymouth Roadrunner coupe. 383/auto. White with silver/black interior.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 291

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms