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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-09-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,341
Posted By Phoenix1
Would anyone recommend the extended warranty/maintenance?

You are getting confused between an extended warranty and extended maintenance contract - two different things. One covers repairs the other covers maintenance items that wear out.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,132
Posted By Phoenix1
Just got an '07 530xi wagon

If you have audio jacks in the rear you can plug in a $60 Bluetooth transmitter that will let you stream directly from your iPhone.... That's what I did with my 2008 Wagon...


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By Phoenix1
oil change, BMW dealer or standard auto shop?

And my dealer in New Jersey did it for $79...


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Phoenix1
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Hey Munich - NICE RIDE!!! :bow: Gotta love the V8!!!

I wanted the functionality of a wagon, but not a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,868
Posted By Phoenix1
550i or Audi S6

I sold a 2008 535 XiT with Dinan S2 tuning two months ago and bought a 2014 Audi A7. Drove the S7 which was fantastic, but could not justify the $11,000 difference in price. For $65,000 the A7 is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Phoenix1
Noise from front left side of suspension..?

Okay - sounds like something you need to take in either to an Indy or the dealer to get diagnosed. It's really hard on the Internet trying to understand the noises you hear LOL!

Let us know what...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By Phoenix1
'09 535i Engine Issues

Where are you located? do you have a choice in dealers? If not, I would go to BMW North America and really complain - The dealer response is totally unacceptable and nothing I've ever experienced....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By Phoenix1
MFG warranty almost over - Question

Depends on the relationship you have with your local service manager. If you taken the time to speak with them and get to know them they will try to comp repairs or get things done under warranty....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-08-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,341
Posted By Phoenix1
Would anyone recommend the extended warranty/maintenance?

My car was a 2008 535 wagon. I bought it new and took extremely good care of it. The $4000 out of warranty repairs included thrust arm bushings, low-pressure fuel pump and gearshift selector - which...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 123,382
Posted By Phoenix1
List Something You Discovered About Your Car AFTER You Bought It...

One unfortunate thing I discovered was that BMW did not do a good job with the fuel injectors turbos and the reliability of this new turbo engine in 2008.

Huge disappointment which made me sell...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Phoenix1
Extended maintenance plan for 2010 528i

I wasn't an idiot who paid $7000 for a BMW maintenance program that only lasted a total of seven years


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Phoenix1
Extended maintenance plan for 2010 528i

Believe me - I know what I bought- an ***additional*** five years or a total of 100,000 miles. Do the research yourself.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-07-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,341
Posted By Phoenix1
Would anyone recommend the extended warranty/maintenance?

"American and Canadians" where are you from??? All I know is my warranty was $2400 and repairs paid for in less than two years $4000... Hey don't think that's a waste of money! The warranty was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-06-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,341
Posted By Phoenix1
Would anyone recommend the extended warranty/maintenance?

ESC GOLD for $4200 or Route 66 with $0 deductible for $2500???


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-31-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,341
Posted By Phoenix1
Would anyone recommend the extended warranty/maintenance?

For my 2008 E61 wagon, I purchased a route 66 extended warranty at 47 months for a $2400. Zero $ deductible and provided an additional 60 months or total of 100 K miles. Paid for $4000 worth of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,176
Posted By Phoenix1
Sport Springs

Hey how are you BMW man? I'm surprised there's no discussion of the RD sports sway bars in these threads.

Before I sold my wagon last month (like an idiot) I bought these when they first came out...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Phoenix1
Tint Question - MD Area

Madicos charcool is a nice dark gray. Wincos is more high-tech (blocks sun better at later shades) but there is a slight blue sheen to it. 3M Crystaline is top of the line, depends if you want...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-29-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Phoenix1
Extend BMW Factory Warranty?

Make sure it is an **additional** 60 months - not a total of 60 months...


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Phoenix1
Route 66 - it's a no brainer, Don't even think...

Route 66 - it's a no brainer, Don't even think about BMW unless you like wasting money (send it to me) I joined a local Credit Union for $50, paid $2400 for 60 month extension or total of 100K miles,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By Phoenix1
Pauly - if you want to mod the suspension go with...

Pauly - if you want to mod the suspension go with RWD. You have VERY limited options with an X Drive car and there is no standard "sport" suspension in the X Drive. I just sold my 2008 Xdrive E61...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By Phoenix1
Best oil viscosity for N62

I prefer vinegar with some fresh tarragon... LOL


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Phoenix1
Sebastian Vettel wins

Not on MSNBC sports? Channel 719 here in New Jersey...


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Phoenix1
Tint Question - MD Area

I thought tinting was illegal in Maryland?

Price for high-quality 3M or Madico for rear passenger windows and rear s/b ~$250.


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Phoenix1
Idrive issue

Wow - if you've gotten this many years and miles on an original 2008 battery you're one lucky person!!!


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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Phoenix1
2010 528 Transmission error message?

Didn't have the same error message - car threw a code and the dealer read it as gear selector malfunction...


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