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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By ard
The 'incentive' is so minimal and insulting that...

The 'incentive' is so minimal and insulting that you would think BMW would have realized just OFFERING the incentive does more damage to the marque than it actually benefits.

I mean what owner is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By ard
This. I would verbalize this to the dealer. ...

This.

I would verbalize this to the dealer. Then add "You really want to dick me over to try and extract $100 from me for something that will take your tech 5 minutes???? And have me trash you on...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-26-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,603
Posted By ard
While I agree that- at first blush- this could be...

While I agree that- at first blush- this could be a value, the real risk is not in the possible hidden 'flood damage'...

Look at all the threads with people who have run of the mill issues with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By ard
Makes no sense.

Makes no sense.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 423
Posted By ard
My E39M5 has indicators that change. But the REV...

My E39M5 has indicators that change. But the REV LIMITER isnt linked to the changing lights.

IMO you dont rev the motor until oil hits operating temperatures....NOT when the display changes as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By ard
Only game in town., is my impression from 2000...

Only game in town., is my impression from 2000 miles away. Not the first time ive heard of disappointing service there.
Forum: The Travel Forum 02-26-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By ard
BMW on Demand if you want a performance car- M5,...

BMW on Demand if you want a performance car- M5, M6, etc Last summer I had a meeting wrap early, called them and they had a cancellation so spent the afternoon flogging an M5. ;) Took it up to the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-26-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,603
Posted By ard
Quoted for emphasis. Someone post a VIN...

Quoted for emphasis.

Someone post a VIN here. Google can then find it....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-26-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By ard
^ Masterful?

^ Masterful?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By ard
you're going to get a legal.financial opinion...

you're going to get a legal.financial opinion from a salesman or customer service agent?

and over the phone at that??
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By ard
1. There is no "normal time' 2. This isnt a...

1. There is no "normal time'

2. This isnt a big order entyr system where an order goes to BMW on a first come, first serve basis- if it were, 2 or 3 dealers could sell thousands of cars at $10...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By ard
OP if they are ASKING 30k why are you PAYING 30k?...

OP if they are ASKING 30k why are you PAYING 30k?

Also, be VERY CAREFUL with a warrnaty that you can buy on a car that has 70k on it and is not under warranty...the reason is people can scam...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-25-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,772
Posted By ard
i was making a joke. it would be hugely...

i was making a joke. it would be hugely presumptuous for me to declare a better sense.

dont you feel oddly connected to her? in a weird 'shared stressful experience' kind of way...

I predict...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-25-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By ard
re-signed as in signed Dez Bryant again. ...

re-signed as in signed Dez Bryant again.

not resigned.
Forum: Off-Topic 02-25-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,772
Posted By ard
Played baby, played! :angel: But, you...

Played baby, played!

:angel:

But, you did get almost all of it. :thumbup:
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By ard
Am I nuts or do you engage the sales people with...

Am I nuts or do you engage the sales people with "Im looking to lease an X5, we'll need to be at X Y and Z, or pretty close, for me to proceed...is it worth us having a more in-depth conversation?"...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,603
Posted By ard
Far more than what you are saving. In fact...

Far more than what you are saving.

In fact that is one of the silliest things Ive heard from a grownup.

If you had a printed copy of the BMW dealer WORK ORDER for the repair..>AND...you would...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By ard
1. Not necessarily. It is a BMW branded product,...

1. Not necessarily. It is a BMW branded product, they could rebrand the bottle and keep the entire formulation constant...or rebrand it when they switch vendors.

2. The thrust of this thread and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 693
Posted By ard
1. "new brakes". Was this new brake pads AND...

1. "new brakes". Was this new brake pads AND brake ROTORS? if they didnt do both you should understand how much rotor is left.

2. $1500 in annual repairs?..... Hmmm. Thats everything??? two...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By ard
Lets us know what you do....

Lets us know what you do....
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 02-25-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By ard
Turbo >>> everything else So New BMW...

Turbo >>> everything else

So

New BMW Twin Power Turbo oil>>> everything else

Right?

Yo vtech man
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By ard
In the USA there is an 8 year, 80,000 mile...

In the USA there is an 8 year, 80,000 mile warranty on the turbo.

This failure would be covered at no cost, no additional warranty required...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By ard
Wait, are these two threads claiming 're...

Wait, are these two threads claiming 're formulation' based on A guy at A parts counter???? No specs, no nothing except a new bottle?

Hmmm
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By ard
Clear the common factor is 'the office'... ...

Clear the common factor is 'the office'... Happened on the way there AND the way back!

Sorry. ;)

GL, report back. If the work order has anything other than $0, make sure it includes "report...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By ard
Do a google search for: BMW code 601D You...

Do a google search for: BMW code 601D

You will find a few people with that code.....
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