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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By dwlink
But then I must also deal with courtesy delivery...

But then I must also deal with courtesy delivery or have to travel to the selling dealer - incurring an extra cost. Besides I'd rather build a relationship with a local dealer where I will be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By dwlink
Honestly, if I wasn't in a rush to get back to...

Honestly, if I wasn't in a rush to get back to work midday I would have loved to mess with his head by asking these types of questions.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By dwlink
Very awesome! MPerf accessories are a nice extra...

Very awesome! MPerf accessories are a nice extra touch. I'm looking to get the rear diffuser put on my GC after I take delivery and winter is over, but that will probably be it other than a Dinan...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By dwlink
How To NOT Spend $8000 on Dealership Extras

So today I went in to pay for our 435 GC which we will be taking ED of in about 10 days and wow did the finance guy give me an ear full of crap.

I had already arranged my own financing in advance...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-16-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By dwlink
Don't think in terms of monthly payments - that...

Don't think in terms of monthly payments - that can easily be disguised by offsetting higher interest rates with longer payment terms. Bottom line sales price is what you need to focus on at first.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-16-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By dwlink
Given your numbers above $36k + change is around...

Given your numbers above $36k + change is around wholesale price if this was a brand new 320i. You certainly shouldn't pay anymore than that for starters given that it's used.
Really need the...
Forum: European Delivery 09-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By dwlink
2 months should be plenty of time right now. If...

2 months should be plenty of time right now. If the ED calendar is any sort of temperature gauge for the relative amount welt pickups, you should have no problem during the winter months.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-16-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By dwlink
This is an old marketing trick - sellers on...

This is an old marketing trick - sellers on Amazon do this all the time. They may have 100 of some items but will only list a couple for sale at a time into tricking you into thinking there is a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-15-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By dwlink
Hah - on my E60, I don't even have a physical...

Hah - on my E60, I don't even have a physical blue/red slider. I need to go into iDrive to change that setting. Froze my butt off for the beginning of the first winter after buying the car because I...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-14-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By dwlink
Until health insurance can discriminate on body...

Until health insurance can discriminate on body fat percentage, the obese will continue to be subsidized by others. If only there wouldn't be 1000 lawsuits if airlines charged a flat rate for the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-14-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,482
Posted By dwlink
I had to see what CUE was all about after hearing...

I had to see what CUE was all about after hearing all the comments here - and wow was I amazed. I cannot believe they implemented a tablet-like interface on a vertical screen in a moving vehicle -...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By dwlink
If the dinged set is being sold at big discount,...

If the dinged set is being sold at big discount, then I'd go for it. The aluminum trim pieces on the E60s are known to be pretty shabby - that is they dent and scratch easily.

My SA when I lived...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By dwlink
You can read the codes yourself - do some...

You can read the codes yourself - do some research on OBD-2 ELM327 wifi adapters. Find one that is compatible with your smartphone and then download an app and voila.

Hint: Don't waste your money...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By dwlink
And this is why social media is awesome - makes...

And this is why social media is awesome - makes you wonder why businesses think they can try and get away with shady practices these days.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By dwlink
This is the proper way to park a car with an...

This is the proper way to park a car with an automatic transmission.

When you apply the parking brake prior to shifting the car into park, any forces/loads are first transferred to the parking...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-13-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,549
Posted By dwlink
This is the worst advice I've ever heard - payday...

This is the worst advice I've ever heard - payday loans carry a ridiculously high interest rate and are craftily designed to keep those who use them in a perpetual cycle of high interest debt. Not to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,686
Posted By dwlink
Not to mention financing outside of BMW FS. Just...

Not to mention financing outside of BMW FS. Just about every lender will require a VIN before they write you a check.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By dwlink
And this is why I bought this car. Awesome! ...

And this is why I bought this car. Awesome!


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,045
Posted By dwlink
+100 I didn't know automatic car...

+100



I didn't know automatic car washes that don't leave swirlies are related to BMW density per capita? If I ever start a detailing business I certainly know where to start now!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By dwlink
I'm debating between these two also, however I'm...

I'm debating between these two also, however I'm leaning more towards the stainless:

1. I can see dirt and small road debris getting trapped between the metal part of the CF exhaust and the CF...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-08-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 2,980
Posted By dwlink
On the lighter side of things... ...

On the lighter side of things...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBtfgHzQQFY
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By dwlink
Certainly a great safety feature and good back-up...

Certainly a great safety feature and good back-up design, however it doesn't fully take advantage of the weight savings, additional flexibility, and improved maintainability if they went with an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By dwlink
Exactly right - this is why in "x-by-wire"...

Exactly right - this is why in "x-by-wire" systems you usually have at least double or triple redundancy so that if one of systems fail, you have the other ones to keep things under control - the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,375
Posted By dwlink
Really good to know - I'll call my CA tomorrow...

Really good to know - I'll call my CA tomorrow because I was planning on putting the M performance rear diffuser on the back to get a slightly more sporty look from the rear. If I can get that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,375
Posted By dwlink
Agreed that MPPK is the way to go if you lease -...

Agreed that MPPK is the way to go if you lease - otherwise the $2k you spent for the dinan software is just "gone" in only 3 years.

Makes me wonder if they could improve their business by...
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