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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Bob Shiftright
That's pretty much the usual Volvo experience. ...

That's pretty much the usual Volvo experience.

We have two Volvo dealers in the area and two indy Volvo shops started by disgruntled dealer techs.

210K and the original clutch on my V70...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 05:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,104
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Someone other than the owner/driver should name...

Someone other than the owner/driver should name it!

Naming should also be spontaneous, not requested.

I haven't driven a car that was so decrepit that it deserved a name since I was in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I purchased the spare plastic "surfer's key"...

I purchased the spare plastic "surfer's key" which just has a microchip without the electronics.

The key came from BMW, it took a day or two to get, and there was no programming involved.

The...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-10-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,183
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My late FIL was on the board of a regional bank...

My late FIL was on the board of a regional bank that was acquired by another bank, and then by another bank, and by another bank, and it eventually morphed into Wells Fargo. So we (mainly my wife)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-07-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I'm not too sure that BMW's engineers considered...

I'm not too sure that BMW's engineers considered that people would hang cell phones from the vents when they designed them. In any case, BMW replacement vents are cheaper than Volvo's and, believe it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,077
Posted By Bob Shiftright
BMW ownership is a demonstration of personal...

BMW ownership is a demonstration of personal sacrifice.

(It would be simpler to just burn the money and direct the smoke towards the BMW temple in Munich, however.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By Bob Shiftright
How much time and money do you want to spend on...

How much time and money do you want to spend on your car? For many, Eurocars are an expensive hobby. The problems aren't problems, per se, they are challenges!

If you don't want to be challenged,...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-01-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If you're not going to put a lot of miles on the...

If you're not going to put a lot of miles on the car, I might suggest an air-cooled 911. The sounds (and smells) are like nothing else. Unfortunately, you may be buying at a peak market price right...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-23-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,583
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Not at all difficult! I walk into a car...

Not at all difficult!

I walk into a car dealer with my checkbook, write out a deposit check and a few weeks later I'll get a call that my car with manual transmission has arrived at the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I don't think you could ever order a cloth...

I don't think you could ever order a cloth interior on an E9x delivered in the US -- just leather or vinyl. (An additional option was in the M3 which had an Alcantara option). At least one poster on...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-27-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I expected the market to rebound today. Tomorrow....

I expected the market to rebound today. Tomorrow.

See a lot of bullishness.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=568739&d=1467071531
Forum: Off-Topic 06-25-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I used to have a bunch of trade confirmation...

I used to have a bunch of trade confirmation slips from Friday October 16 1987 (all my indicators went to "Strong Buy'") tacked up above my desk.

That was the Friday before Black Monday. (My...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-25-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 75,271
Posted By Bob Shiftright
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Forum: Off-Topic 06-24-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Bob Shiftright
1.) Newark to Chicago (719 miles) for too many...

1.) Newark to Chicago (719 miles) for too many years.
2.) Then worked for a NYC company just before 9/11 and after they cleared the debris out of the HVAC the company moved everybody who actually...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-24-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By Bob Shiftright
This one might be more than a falling knife. ...

This one might be more than a falling knife.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=568331&d=1466775156
Forum: Off-Topic 06-22-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bob Shiftright
No idea. The "elites" seem to be pulling out all...

No idea. The "elites" seem to be pulling out all the stops for "stay" as well as pulling out all the stops to make people think everyone else is going to vote for "stay".

But this is what the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Yes. That's why my cars never see the inside of a...

Yes. That's why my cars never see the inside of a dealer's tastefully decorated and clean service department with the espresso machine and "complimentary" internet access in the waiting area once the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Not impossible to do if you take a 10 year old...

Not impossible to do if you take a 10 year old BMW to a dealer. If you wrench yourself, you can diminish some of the financial pain of BMW ownership.

There are very few questions that can be...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-03-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Making homicide a misdemeanor punishable by a...

Making homicide a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $100 could work, too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Best compare BMW 4-banger with Honda 4-banger. ...

Best compare BMW 4-banger with Honda 4-banger.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2016-honda-accord-sport-manual-tested-review

New 2016 Honda Accord Sport 6-speed, $23,060 in my zip code....
Forum: Off-Topic 05-01-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,078
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Locked in his car might actually have been a...

Locked in his car might actually have been a safer place to store his work gun than in that home.

I think that they will prosecute this. It's such an abysmally stupid thing to do, I think they...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-01-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,078
Posted By Bob Shiftright
As an armed security guard, the (now ex-)...

As an armed security guard, the (now ex-) boyfriend is (or is supposed to be) what we would call "an expert".

Wisconsin law prohibits firearm access to minors.

From what I read of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I think the 2006 E91 325i was AWD only. That...

I think the 2006 E91 325i was AWD only. That would leave only 6 model years to search.

But 429 RWD cars over 6 model years works out to 1.375 cars sold per week, or about 1 sold every 5 days. They...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I ordered mine. Most people, I think, do. It was...

I ordered mine. Most people, I think, do. It was interesting, because I couldn't actually drive one first. The dealer had one (1) 328i manual sedan in stock so I could try a manual. They had an e91...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I don't think the average $74,000 BMW is going to...

I don't think the average $74,000 BMW is going to be as reliable as a 2015 Honda Accord. Never mind the average $7,400 BMW. No.
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