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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Dave 20T
Origin of last names (surnames)?

Some societies, countries, or tribes don't have a system of surnames like in the U.S.

If you had to make up your own surname, how might you decide?

Using the example of President Obama's...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Dave 20T
That is stalking behavior and very dangerous. She...

That is stalking behavior and very dangerous. She may still keep record of you and do something to you years in the future.


Around this area, one woman was permanently disfigured and lost her...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:32 AM
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Views: 575
Posted By Dave 20T
On the back of the key fob is a slight recess...

On the back of the key fob is a slight recess where stickers could be stuck. The stickers used to be the same odd trapezoidal shape as the recess.

There used to be several stickers to choose from,...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-29-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Dave 20T
Gold and silver? The OP is in Utah, not Russia or...

Gold and silver? The OP is in Utah, not Russia or Greece. Nobody knows where stocks will go but the market might go down this week and then recover. Sometimes it goes down in late summer but the last...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-29-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Dave 20T
Is jailbreak illegal if you didn't do the original crime?

Is it ever a successful defense that jail break is not illegal if you didn't commit the original crime?

I suspect that a vast majority of inmates are really guilty but occasionally there's been an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By Dave 20T
I don't like the idea of added engine noise piped...

I don't like the idea of added engine noise piped in.

I am ok with engineering the doors to make it sound with a lower pitched thump if that means adding sound insulation. Car companies do this.
Forum: General BMW 06-29-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Dave 20T
Don't worry about not owing the car. It is...

Don't worry about not owing the car. It is entrusted to you. Maintenance is an excellent way to start to become familiar with the car. You have more time so you can do better workmanship, like...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By Dave 20T
I use both carpet and rubber, both aftermarket....

I use both carpet and rubber, both aftermarket. With carpet, I add a thin layer of foam underneath to make it soft. It doesn't get too icy here so I use rubber mats that aren't too deep. I use the...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Dave 20T
English is spoken well in hotels but that is...

English is spoken well in hotels but that is where I don't need it. I need it more in a small town or when visiting an auto parts store.

German is among my top 5 languages that I wish I would be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Dave 20T
Running out of parts sometimes happens. I...

Running out of parts sometimes happens.

I had a Saab that was supposed to have solid disk brakes in the rear but at least for a few weeks, vented disc brakes were used. Another Saab owner had a...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-25-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Dave 20T
British secret agent John Steed died today.

Steed last drove a Rover 3500, which has a modern day replacement, the BMW 428i.



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Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Dave 20T
That's a nice endorsement for Rosetta Stone....

That's a nice endorsement for Rosetta Stone. Maybe I can work on German to prepare for the next European Delivery?

I've found that speaking English as a compromise works better than demanding it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,964
Posted By Dave 20T
I like the 4 series hatchback. I don't like...

I like the 4 series hatchback.

I don't like the side boomerang ornament. I don't like the number 428i.

I wouldn't mind the model designations 320i, 325i (for the current 328i), 330i (for the...
Forum: European Delivery 06-24-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By Dave 20T
There are problems with every part of the year! ...

There are problems with every part of the year!

I like May but if you are driving over the mountains to Italy, June is better.

Things to consider may include school vacations, air fare, model...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Dave 20T
Offset as a positive number means the wheels are...

Offset as a positive number means the wheels are further inside the wheel well
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Dave 20T
Wrong car featured in Ford commercial with "Fight Song"?

voiceover asserts – “2,434,311 people and only one me. I’ll take those odds.” The spots debut the new tagline, “Be Unstoppable.”*

...
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Dave 20T
That's why trying to pretend you are a native...

That's why trying to pretend you are a native while being a spy is extremely difficult. The next best thing is to send in to Iraq Army commandos who have Mexican heritage. From a distance and at...
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Dave 20T
Anyone do European Delivery while speaking German?

Anyone do European Delivery while speaking German?

Is the experience different? A relative of mine came along and started in German but it didn't last long as English is so much easier.

Maybe...
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By Dave 20T
Germany is not hard to drive. Just watch for...

Germany is not hard to drive. Just watch for signs and pedestrians. It helps to have a good co-driver/navigator. Speaking German is not a requirement but can help if you ask for directions. Even if...
Forum: General BMW 06-23-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Dave 20T
BMW doesn't waive the destination charge. Saab...

BMW doesn't waive the destination charge. Saab did!

Saab had the most personalized but not fanciest program. It was also the best deal compared to the US MSRP.

9% off MSRP + no destination...
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By Dave 20T
Nobody can say with absolute certainty that you...

Nobody can say with absolute certainty that you should drive in Germany. It's fun. However, any driving is a risk of accidents so if one is risk averse then it makes sense to pay the fee to have the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,765
Posted By Dave 20T
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I did European delivery and wanted to beat my current record of 125 mph but it rained heavily the entire time I was there. Only got to 65 mph in Germany. :cry: I don't know anywhere in the U.S. or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Dave 20T
Consider black wheels for snow tires. Very cool. ...

Consider black wheels for snow tires. Very cool.

For the rest of the year, there are mixed opinions on black wheels. Of course, black wheels will make it look like your car is owned by a man....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,289
Posted By Dave 20T
If there was an optional tire squeal through the...

If there was an optional tire squeal through the radio, I wouldn't want it.

If Google comes out with a driverless car, will they have multiple settings, like eco pro, comfort, sport, and drifting...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Dave 20T
I would tend not to buy prepaid maintenance....

I would tend not to buy prepaid maintenance. First I would see if there's a refund if your car is stolen or scrapped before four years.

If you had a good idea about your mileage, knew that you...
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