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Forum: The Detail Department Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By dpritchett
I just cleaned the 5er and my wife's CRV's...

I just cleaned the 5er and my wife's CRV's interior ... I have both the Gummi Pflege and he Vinyl & Rubber Cleaner and checked the listed ingredients of both. The difference is that the GP has...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-29-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By dpritchett
And wheels for winter tires are generally smaller...

And wheels for winter tires are generally smaller and cheaper that what we run in the other seasons, so it may not run what the finance manager is thinking it will.
Forum: European Delivery 06-23-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By dpritchett
Two stories: in Cologne in 2009, I was approached...

Two stories: in Cologne in 2009, I was approached by a beggar (in a suit - worn and a little dirty, but a suit nonetheless) asking for money. I thought I would dodge him by playing ignorant and...
Forum: General BMW 06-17-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,550
Posted By dpritchett
My wife drives a Honda CRV - her second. For me,...

My wife drives a Honda CRV - her second. For me, its the driving experience - BMW ownership was a 'seat of the pants' decision. If I was doing a cost/benefit analysis using strictly the accounting...
Forum: European Delivery 06-05-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By dpritchett
Yes, it is possible- you just drive straight back...

Yes, it is possible- you just drive straight back to the airport and drop off the car. You will be missing out on tons of great experiences though, as I'm sure many will point out.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-05-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By dpritchett
I used the roadside assist when I had a breakdown...

I used the roadside assist when I had a breakdown 600 miles from home, and it was very helpful to me. The problem -- there are mileage limits on how far they will tow/relocate a vehicle, so I ended...
Forum: European Delivery 06-04-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By dpritchett
The G-7 Economic Summit is taking place, I think...

The G-7 Economic Summit is taking place, I think in Mittenwald, just a few kilometers from Garmisch. Lot's of security and these meetings always attract protesters.
Forum: European Delivery 06-02-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By dpritchett
:thumbup:Yesterday (01.06.2011) was my four year...

:thumbup:Yesterday (01.06.2011) was my four year anniversary ... of my first (but not last) ED.
Forum: General BMW 05-23-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By dpritchett
I think the M-school is a too big jump if you are...

I think the M-school is a too big jump if you are counting Driver's Ed as your foundation. If you want to stick to BMW (and you will be in SC) try the one or two day school they have. Other than...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-19-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,556
Posted By dpritchett
When I wash mine, I'll see rust on the rotors in...

When I wash mine, I'll see rust on the rotors in just a few hours if the car sits, but it goes away as its driven and I hit the brakes. I can back down my driveway and pull back up the hill, and its...
Forum: General BMW 05-13-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By dpritchett
I'm guilty too. Since I got winter tires back in...

I'm guilty too. Since I got winter tires back in 2011 for my 5'er and swap them on/off myself every year, I find myself checking out the tires on cars I park next to or walk by coming from the...
Forum: General BMW 05-13-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,601
Posted By dpritchett
I just updated last night .. it took about 30...

I just updated last night .. it took about 30 minutes for me using the three USB sticks. Anyway, I'm a repeat customer, and the process with Shawn is excellent from start to finish.
Forum: General BMW 05-13-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,601
Posted By dpritchett
I just updated lat night .. it took about 30...

I just updated lat night .. it took about 30 minutes for me using the three USB sticks. Anyway, I'm a repeat customer, and the process with Shawn is excellent from start tofinish.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By dpritchett
check out the info at: http://www.truedelta.com/ ...

check out the info at: http://www.truedelta.com/ and draw your own conclusions.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-06-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By dpritchett
My 528i hits the four year mark on June 1st, so I...

My 528i hits the four year mark on June 1st, so I know right where you're at. Take a look at the iDrive and see what maintenance you are likely to hit according to the CBS in the next two years and...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-05-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By dpritchett
It seems most people end up replacing tires...

It seems most people end up replacing tires before lease turn-in, so yes ... it might be repairable depending on how much you drove on the tire. If not, depending on wear, you might have to replace...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-05-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By dpritchett
I've been using 1Z Cockpit Premium with a...

I've been using 1Z Cockpit Premium with a microfiber towel.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-05-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By dpritchett
What is the drivetrain malfunction customer care...

What is the drivetrain malfunction customer care package? As many of us has have had the problem, they should cover it, but this is the first I've heard of a package.
Forum: General BMW 05-01-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By dpritchett
I have to agree - in this situation, you should...

I have to agree - in this situation, you should let a BMW dealer diagnose the issue. Issues like you are describing can be caused by a number of different things - one of which might (but not...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-24-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,029
Posted By dpritchett
NOT correct - that is like saying that clothes...

NOT correct - that is like saying that clothes are bad for your skin after using soap.

Polishing is a step in the process - after polishing you need to apply a product that will protect the...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-19-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By dpritchett
Your car likely is not waxed at the dealer. It's...

Your car likely is not waxed at the dealer. It's shiny because its new.

It is a good idea to wax the car after buying it -- whether you read up and DIY or go to a professional detailer is up to...
Forum: General BMW 04-17-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By dpritchett
It's not ust BMW ... the full-sized spare tire is...

It's not ust BMW ... the full-sized spare tire is becoming rarer by the day. Mini-spares or no-spare with a compressor is the trend.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-13-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By dpritchett
There was a $5000 difference in base MSRP back in...

There was a $5000 difference in base MSRP back in 2011. You could also price out the options (remember, some things like the engine, xenon lights, etc. are inluded in the base price). I'd sort of...
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By dpritchett
I used American Express and VISA (no pin/chip)...

I used American Express and VISA (no pin/chip) and had no problems. DO notify the issuing institution so they don't block it for fraud! (Happened to me when I went to Florida in 2010).
Forum: The Detail Department 04-06-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By dpritchett
The smart move is to not let the dealer touch the...

The smart move is to not let the dealer touch the outside of the car ... DIY or go profesional. Check out this link for a good method: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqdEVtOPKAM
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