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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 02-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By babikes
I'm buying at a final purchase price of 44.6k -...

I'm buying at a final purchase price of 44.6k - also saving last 2 lease payments, so final cost will be 43.5 (my MSRP was just under 69k). Probably not as good a deal, but I'm satisfied.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 02-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By babikes
Interesting. I'll give it a try.

Interesting. I'll give it a try.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 01-30-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By babikes
My 2011 vert had an msrp of ~ 72k, and has a...

My 2011 vert had an msrp of ~ 72k, and has a 46.4k residual (off lease in May).
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 01-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By babikes
Spoken like a true Northerner!:) You'd think...

Spoken like a true Northerner!:) You'd think differently if you lived in FL.:)
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 01-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By babikes
Many of the listings on cargurus were not BMW...

Many of the listings on cargurus were not BMW dealers, and included sedans and coupes. The certs were priced higher (as you would expect), and seemed to be on market for less days.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 01-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,064
Posted By babikes
Days on market

My 2011 M3 vert comes off lease soon. I did some research to see what similar cars were selling for, and found most prices were less than residual (no surprise). What I found more interesting was...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 12-24-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By babikes
resale value

I understand if you race, you would want, and would be willing to pay a premium for certain options. What options do you believe greatly effect resale value?
Forum: General BMW 08-26-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,261
Posted By babikes
dunno if I have it in my 2011 M3 6MT. We don't...

dunno if I have it in my 2011 M3 6MT. We don't have hills in FL!
Forum: General BMW 07-28-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,261
Posted By babikes
Europeans can also pick up, so her observations...

Europeans can also pick up, so her observations are probably a mixture of NA and E customers.
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,261
Posted By babikes
Manual Transmission Future

With the advent of DCT and other new age ATs, what is the future for the MT? It seems that more and more manufacturers are only offering ATs, and there is limited availability of cars with MT. I...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 07-25-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By babikes
Nice post! My E93 6MT comes off lease next May,...

Nice post! My E93 6MT comes off lease next May, and I can't think of another car I would like to have as a replacement. Looks like I'll buy it at the end of the lease, and have many more years of...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-21-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By babikes
Phil

Phil is a great asset to the golf profession. He is not a hot head that goes off after a bad shot, and seems to keep his emotions in check. I'm glad to see him win!!!
Forum: European Delivery 06-20-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By babikes
Garmin

I rented a Garmin for $50 from Beewang (fellow fester). He loaded the countries I visited and it worked perfectly!
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 03-04-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By babikes
I had 3M clear bra installed on my 2011 M3 Jerez...

I had 3M clear bra installed on my 2011 M3 Jerez Black for $715. I did 1/2 the hood/ quarter panels, side mirrors, etc. - there's no noticeable lines unless you get within about 2 ft. I've installed...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-31-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By babikes
There is a vaccine for shingles indicated for...

There is a vaccine for shingles indicated for those >60yrs old (see http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/shingles/vacc-need-know.htm). It's ~ 51% effective.
Forum: Off-Topic 12-17-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,931
Posted By babikes
68...and having lots of fun with my e93 M3!!!

68...and having lots of fun with my e93 M3!!!
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 12-04-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,348
Posted By babikes
M3 mt

No issues with my 2011 e93 mt....it shifts very smoothly from 1st to 2nd at high revs. While the dct is quicker on the shifts, the mt is way more fun!!!
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 09-22-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,592
Posted By babikes
Why don't you consider European delivery/ 2 year...

Why don't you consider European delivery/ 2 year lease? You would save a bunch (see the Ask a dealer forum for pricing information). There are a number of site sponsors that specialize in ED,...
Forum: European Delivery 09-21-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By babikes
We stayed in a nice small hotel in Volastra...

We stayed in a nice small hotel in Volastra located up the hill from Manarola. They have an indoor parking garage, and are across the street from the shuttle bus to Manarola. Check out...
Forum: European Delivery 09-06-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By babikes
I purchased wheel locks stateside, and requested...

I purchased wheel locks stateside, and requested installation when I checked in at the welt. They did it very willingly.
Forum: European Delivery 08-13-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By babikes
As long as you are willing to pay for the...

As long as you are willing to pay for the transport from ATL, it can be shipped anywhere you want. I'd suggest you send a PM to Adrian, or send me a PM and I'll give you his e-mail address.
Forum: European Delivery 08-12-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By babikes
+1 for Adrian. I'm also from FL, and flew to ATL...

+1 for Adrian. I'm also from FL, and flew to ATL for pick up - they picked me up at the airport, and I drove home the same day. Adrian was very knowledgeable regarding ED, so I'd definitely use him...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 08-12-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,467
Posted By babikes
Thanks for the info. I'll wait until it tells me...

Thanks for the info. I'll wait until it tells me @ 16,000 miles. It's a leased car, so I don't need to baby it beyond what's required.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 07-23-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,467
Posted By babikes
One year maintenance 2011 M3?

According to the service interval message, the next service is due at 16,000 or 6/2013. The car was last serviced at 1,200 miles in 6/2011. My previous 2008 Z4 required service at one year if the...
Forum: European Delivery 04-24-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,937
Posted By babikes
I went with Adrian. It was a no hassle...

I went with Adrian. It was a no hassle experience. I flew to Atlanta and drove back to Fort Myers the same day.
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