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Forum: General BMW 05-30-2002, 03:27 PM
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Posted By chalkem77
New JD Power Quality Survey (article)

BMW placed third when automakers with a single brand were included and improved on their score from last year...:thumb:

Toyota Tops Vehicle Quality Study
Thu May 30, 2:55 PM ET
By Michael...
Forum: General BMW 05-03-2002, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By chalkem77
Yep, I meant the 745i. I was so blinded by the...

Yep, I meant the 745i. I was so blinded by the hideousness of those lights that I couldn't see my keyboard. :cry: Thanks for the correction.

I miss the days when car companies used to do the...
Forum: General BMW 05-03-2002, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By chalkem77
But the interior's pretty nice... ...

But the interior's pretty nice...
http://www.e46fanatics.com/members/bmwbro/newmercedez05.jpg
http://www.e46fanatics.com/members/bmwbro/newmercedez07.jpg
Forum: General BMW 05-03-2002, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By chalkem77
Thumbs down This makes the 745i look damn good...

What were the guys at Mercedes smoking when they designed those front lights??? and I see a reverse "Bangle Butt" thing going on in the back...:tsk: :tsk: :tsk:
...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 04-20-2002, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By chalkem77
I don't have a big close up of the mirrors...

I don't have a big close up of the mirrors available right now, but when i get a chance, I'll take one for you and post it or email it to you. It's about time I wash my car and do a little...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 04-19-2002, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By chalkem77
Actually, not too much. I did it a little over a...

Actually, not too much. I did it a little over a year ago and my bodyshop charged me $50 total for the front & rear reflectors and the side M3 mirrors as well. But that's probably because I have a...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 04-19-2002, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By chalkem77
Actually, i just had my bodyshop paint both the...

Actually, i just had my bodyshop paint both the existing front and rear reflectors at the same time. They fit perfectly because they are just the regular oem reflectors. :thumb:
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 04-19-2002, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By chalkem77
Here's one: ...

Here's one:
http://www.e46fanatics.com/members/bmwbro/test1.jpg
Forum: Off-Topic 04-01-2002, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By chalkem77
i just want to be the first to open a McDonalds...

i just want to be the first to open a McDonalds up there! i'll be rich!!!:thumb: bwahahaha! :lmao:
Forum: Off-Topic 04-01-2002, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By chalkem77
i was kidding about my post title, but it did...

i was kidding about my post title, but it did make me mad that someone could actually propose that 9/11 never happened when it clearly devastated so many lives. not only that, but the french public...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-01-2002, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By chalkem77
Thumbs down yet another reason to dislike the french...

i can't believe this article from Yahoo News...

"Sept. 11 Conspiracy Theory Book Lures French
Mon Apr 1,10:36 AM ET
By Rebecca Harrison

PARIS (Reuters) - The French are lapping up a Sept....
Forum: General BMW 03-19-2002, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By chalkem77
interesting that Ford doesn't do better with the...

interesting that Ford doesn't do better with the cars under their own nameplate. the highest ranking that they got in the jd powers survey is #45. they definitely did a good job improving jaguar's...
Forum: General BMW 03-19-2002, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By chalkem77
They're not kidding about pushing those...

They're not kidding about pushing those accessories and options. In fact, here's a portion of an email that i just got today from my MINI dealer. btw, another aspect of their marketing is pushing...
Forum: General BMW 03-19-2002, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By chalkem77
i must say that i am impressed with lexus'...

i must say that i am impressed with lexus' reliabilty. they are near the top of these quality surveys year after year...but i still wouldn't give up my 330 for one. :D

btw, check out the honda...
Forum: General BMW 03-18-2002, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By chalkem77
i agree that the entry-level models (if you can...

i agree that the entry-level models (if you can call the MB M-class, "entry level") are the ones that have the most problems. however, the low-end is where younger car buyers are first introduced to...
Forum: General BMW 03-18-2002, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By chalkem77
Wink I guess BMW's aren't the only ones with rattles (MBZ quality problems)...

I wonder how BMW did on this same survey???...:dunno:

MERCEDES RACKS UP PROBLEMS IN QUALITY SURVEY
By David Kiley, USA TODAY

SUV and C-Class models have raised quality issues for Mercedes....
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 03-17-2002, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,725
Posted By chalkem77
i believe that the base of the coupe mirrors are...

i believe that the base of the coupe mirrors are different than the sedans. that's why the m3 mirrors won't fit on the sedans. i think the number of posts on the base are different, but i could be...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 03-12-2002, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,161
Posted By chalkem77
that's pretty pricey. i believe it's...

that's pretty pricey.

i believe it's $90-$100 for the lip spoiler at pacific bmw in CA. call them and talk to Lui in parts (818-552-4760). then, get it painted at the body shop and install it...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-06-2002, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By chalkem77
The first bid is the starting bid, in this case,...

The first bid is the starting bid, in this case, $149.
Forum: General BMW 02-28-2002, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,804
Posted By chalkem77
A friend of mine actually just took delivery of...

A friend of mine actually just took delivery of his CLK55 a few weeks ago. It's a beautiful and fast car for sure, but the $80K price tag makes it hard to justify, especially when the M3's...
Forum: General BMW 02-28-2002, 01:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,804
Posted By chalkem77
BMW M cars vs. Mercedes AMG cars

In Motor trend's latest issue (Apr '02), there is an interesting comparison test that pits the BMW M cars against their AMG counterparts

Here are the lineups:

1) M5 vs E55
2) M Roadster vs...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-27-2002, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By chalkem77
no, they are opposites if you were to use that...

no, they are opposites if you were to use that type of phrasing. for example (and this is a very basic one), if john saved sam's life, the indebtedness is owed BY sam, and it is owed TO john. :D
Forum: General BMW 02-19-2002, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By chalkem77
well, the site is Amazon.com, which is definitely...

well, the site is Amazon.com, which is definitely a real auction site. they are auctioning off 3 of those segways: click here for all 3 auctions...
Forum: General BMW 02-19-2002, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By chalkem77
i have a 80 mi roundtrip commute, so the segway...

i have a 80 mi roundtrip commute, so the segway may not be very good for me, especially since it only moves at a top speed of about 12 mph. also, check out the latest bids ($30K+). it's moving into...
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 02-19-2002, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,783
Posted By chalkem77
i thought the width of the sedan trunk was...

i thought the width of the sedan trunk was different from the coupe's. so would the m3 lip spoiler fit properly on the sedan? :dunno:
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