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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By chicagolab
Take a few days off work and do european...

Take a few days off work and do european delivery. Scenario A is do a quick trip, maybe 2 or 3 days and save a couple thousand dollars off the price you have now even after including trip costs. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,914
Posted By chicagolab
I'm really not a fan of the "time attack" style...

I'm really not a fan of the "time attack" style rims.
Rims that I think really look great are an almost black color, similar to gunmetal.
If you paint your rims, I expect you mean having them...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,730
Posted By chicagolab
OK service with BMW....at least it has been ...

OK service with BMW....at least it has been better than with my previous car, Volvo. When I had a new Volvo s40 it was less than a year old and I had an oil change at the dealer. I drove about...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-22-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By chicagolab
you can have the best salesperson and still get...

you can have the best salesperson and still get reamed in the finance office the day you sign. Be prepared. Here is a great article you should read before signing.
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,349
Posted By chicagolab
for that kind onf money I'd take one e90m3, one...

for that kind onf money I'd take one e90m3, one e92m3 , one e93m3 and then maybe the M version of the x6 that may come out soon
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,706
Posted By chicagolab
you got a GREAT deal. Congrats and your son will...

you got a GREAT deal. Congrats and your son will enjoy it. I was his age when my parents bought me a used 1979 320i. I appreciated it.....and now many years later I am helping my parents out...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By chicagolab
I would start searching around for a similar car...

I would start searching around for a similar car that is CPO. Then return to the negotiations on your car and let them know you are ready to purchase another vehicle if they cannot budge. Then...
Forum: European Delivery 03-13-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By chicagolab
Parking in Paris was not so different than in...

Parking in Paris was not so different than in Chicago. For a couple of days we stayed at a hotel right next to eiffel tower. Those days we mostly got around without the car during the day and would...
Forum: European Delivery 03-12-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By chicagolab
Make sure you deal with someone who has done many...

Make sure you deal with someone who has done many european deliveries. When I did mine 3 years ago I read up a lot about it and many dealers said "all of our salesman have done european delivery,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-11-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By chicagolab
I actually like the runflats. I am used to the...

I actually like the runflats. I am used to the stiffness they add to the ride and feel non-RFT feel soft and less appealing to me. But one major thing to consider are the road conditions. Chicago...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-11-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,883
Posted By chicagolab
I never go through a car wash that has brushes. ...

I never go through a car wash that has brushes. I only wash the car myself or go to a hand wash. Occasionally in the winter I will go to a touchless automatic wash. I live and work in the city and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By chicagolab
my car is an 2006 330i and just bought it out for...

my car is an 2006 330i and just bought it out for about $5000 less than residual. It took some negotiations and me looking at other options but eventually they came down to where I wanted. But the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-11-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By chicagolab
my lease was to end the 24th of this month. I...

my lease was to end the 24th of this month. I wanted my car and the buyout was around $27,000. BMWFS did not want to deal and said go to the dealer. After some negotiations with the dealer over a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-10-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,292
Posted By chicagolab
Like mentioned above, I think you can get both...

Like mentioned above, I think you can get both cars for at least $2000 less than what they are priced at. I would offer the dealer even less on the one you want and work up from there but both could...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-08-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By chicagolab
similar pix for comparison

I was torn between getting a new e90 LCI (328i) or buying my car (06 330i) at lease end with a good offer to get 0.9%, CPO and get extended maintenance. While I was still in the deciding mode I...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-03-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By chicagolab
I can not answer your first question with...

I can not answer your first question with certainty. As far as the waiting for the new model, I would. I would stay away from a 5 series right now. I was at the dealer yesterday and my CA was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By chicagolab
just drove from the suburbs of Chicago to my...

just drove from the suburbs of Chicago to my place in the city. No snow in the burbs and quite a bit coming down fast in the city.

Needless to say I took the DTC off and had some fun for a bit.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,587
Posted By chicagolab
I adjusted my xenon within a month of getting my...

I adjusted my xenon within a month of getting my car about three years ago. It was so helpful.

There is a screw on the housing of the Xenon lights that adjusts the height.

Here is a link and...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-28-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By chicagolab
can I lock it in on Monday?????? Did it have to...

can I lock it in on Monday?????? Did it have to be before the 2nd or can it be done on the 2nd of March?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-25-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By chicagolab
21K for your car is a great deal in my opinion. ...

21K for your car is a great deal in my opinion. My lease is also up in less than a month but my dealer says he can not go below 23800 and if I want to CPO then 1300 more plus tax lic. My car has...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-22-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,934
Posted By chicagolab
Maybe somewhere in Japan right now on a toyota...

Maybe somewhere in Japan right now on a toyota forum people are wondering why so many Americans eat with knives.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By chicagolab
I did a pseudo lease. I did the Owner Choice...

I did a pseudo lease. I did the Owner Choice program which is only available in IL and TX because of the terrible tax laws here. It was made so that if you did want to purchase your car at the end...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-22-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,659
Posted By chicagolab
heck compared to the SUVs and minivans some...

heck compared to the SUVs and minivans some friends drive my 330i is a supercar. Going back to topic, the m3 is my ideal car and I eventually will end up with one. For me its a supercar, better...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By chicagolab
OK I should provide a little more background. My...

OK I should provide a little more background. My 330i.... I got it with all the options I want and love it. The bad part is I am almost at 50k miles. In addition, the transmission was having...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-22-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,457
Posted By chicagolab
330i to 328i anyone make the switch

I know the differences between the two models. I am just wondering if people who have made the switch really miss the 330i for whatever reason (i.e. difference in power or performance, etc)? I am...
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