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Forum: European Delivery 05-24-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By Boraxo
WF is notoriously bad, I've had trouble using it...

WF is notoriously bad, I've had trouble using it in several countries (and no difficulty using other cards at the exact same ATMs). Plus WF hits you for $5 per transaction!

Better choices (as...
Forum: European Delivery 04-28-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Boraxo
Mine was fixed at VPC - pretty common damage and...

Mine was fixed at VPC - pretty common damage and repair as these bumpers are way too low for city curbs, really for anything except the autobahn. Not too worry, VPC does a bang up job (pun intended)...
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By Boraxo
Looks like a nice itinerary. However please note...

Looks like a nice itinerary. However please note that there are no "massive taxes and fees" for transiting UK airports unless you do a stopover of 24+ hours.
Forum: European Delivery 02-13-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,941
Posted By Boraxo
Did BMW provide the maps or did you bring your...

Did BMW provide the maps or did you bring your own flash drive?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By Boraxo
It is a factor of mileage, not age. If your...

It is a factor of mileage, not age. If your vehicle has 40k then you won't see major expenses until you hit 60-80k. From 80-100k it starts to get expensive as more parts start to fail. If you drive...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Boraxo
You can get a free inspection just by doing an...

You can get a free inspection just by doing an oil change. My local dealer shaved his price to $80 because it's essentially a way to get cars into the shop so that they can find more work. Every time...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 972
Posted By Boraxo
How much is the car worth? Dealer recently...

How much is the car worth? Dealer recently offered me $5000 for a trade, that's lowballing it. But still, I would not pay $4300 to fix a car that isn't worth much more than that.
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,220
Posted By Boraxo
Awesome itinerary! Just right in terms of time in...

Awesome itinerary! Just right in terms of time in each place. Roads in Austria are excellent, comparable to Germany. Be sure to see the old Hapsburg palaces in Vienna and relax at at one of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Boraxo
You need to upload the service records so that we...

You need to upload the service records so that we can see what has already been done. As noted above, water pump/thermostat failure is pretty common - seals and gaskets for the oil and/or...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 01-12-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 584
Posted By Boraxo
WSJ reporting that strong dollar may prompt discounts from Germans & Japanese

Note that Mercedes reportedly offered dealer incentives of $10k+ in December. Wonder if BMW will remain competitive, or if dealers are just keeping the incentives as increased profits?
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Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Boraxo
Agree with the comments. I like Innsbruck but not...

Agree with the comments. I like Innsbruck but not a lot to see there. I would instead consider overnighting in a small alpine town like Kitzbuhel (a personal fav) or St. Anton - in the summer there...
Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,220
Posted By Boraxo
+1 This is what we did. Fly from USA -> Prague...

+1 This is what we did. Fly from USA -> Prague (via Munich or Frankfurt if that's easier) as you don't need a car in Prague. Unfortunately there are no low cost airlines that fly the short hop back...
Forum: European Delivery 01-05-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,879
Posted By Boraxo
Lindau is one of the most boring places I have...

Lindau is one of the most boring places I have visited in Germany. I would recommend instead driving to Davos or St. Moritz, assuming you have time, or even stopping at Lake Lucerne instead though...
Forum: European Delivery 01-05-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,026
Posted By Boraxo
+1 I travel to Europe, Middle East, Asia...

+1 I travel to Europe, Middle East, Asia frequently for work and never have a problem using Chase or Capital One cards (no forex fees) or using my Chase, BofA, Fidelity or Citi ATM cards.


...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By Boraxo
Expensive = $3000 per year, with the distinct...

Expensive = $3000 per year, with the distinct possibility of being hit again with another problem.

Cheap = nothing beyond normal maintenance & wear items, i.e. brakes, tires, fluid replacement,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By Boraxo
Your BMW should be very reliable up to 50k....

Your BMW should be very reliable up to 50k. Between 50-80k some parts will start to break but the repairs should be manageable. 80k+ it can get real expensive when things start to sear out.

We...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Boraxo
Squeak while turning right "crickets"

Just noticed a squeak whenever I turn the steering wheel towards the right. Sounds like crickets at night. A friend suggested that the pinions might need replacement? My 2006 330i now has 99k miles...
Forum: European Delivery 12-23-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,879
Posted By Boraxo
Agree. With this itinerary you are going to spend...

Agree. With this itinerary you are going to spend all your time driving, filling the gas tank, and checking in/out of hotels - with little time to enjoy Europe. I know the temptation is to see as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 31,542
Posted By Boraxo
BMW just announced a more complete recall that...

BMW just announced a more complete recall that covers all affected vehicles, not just those residing in high humidity states. Good to see the company finally get off the dime, though they should...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By Boraxo
Takata airbag recall expanded

According to news reports, the recall has been expanded to cover BMW 3-series vehicles from 2002-2006. However, nothing came up when I punched my VIN into the BMW website.

Has anyone with an e90...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Boraxo
This. Have gone through this process every year...

This. Have gone through this process every year since 2008 on my Acura MDX. Note that traffic usually runs +$48.
Forum: European Delivery 12-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Boraxo
Great trip writeup. As for the CCs I would...

Great trip writeup.

As for the CCs I would not give it a second thought. The prices already include CC markup, you might as well get the miles or cash back (not to mention 0% forex if you have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,632
Posted By Boraxo
Same thing happened to me last year but a...

Same thing happened to me last year but a different result with RFTs :)

Flat tire light came on as I was pulling out of my subdivision. Drove straight to work (normal speed), went to the tire...
Forum: European Delivery 11-07-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,722
Posted By Boraxo
To OP: definitely NOT worth it. I have never...

To OP: definitely NOT worth it. I have never been asked for an international license when renting a car. Your home license is sufficient in Europe.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By Boraxo
Happier Holiday Event questions

(1) The email from BMW is a little confusing. For example do we get 3.12% financing AND $2000 credit towards a 535i, or do you have to choose the interest rate OR the cash?

(2) Does the cash...
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