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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By patrick_y
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
Since you have a 550i... Since you have a...

Since you have a 550i...

Since you have a 550i, I would say you should go for something a bit extreme, the M5. But think about it thoroughly, it's very stiff, a bit like a teenager's rice...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By patrick_y
Mods are nice, but as Booyaazaa mentioned, I'd...

Mods are nice, but as Booyaazaa mentioned, I'd hold off until you were confident that you were going to keep the car and that it was running perfectly. Keep in mind, mods may not be good for the car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Today, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By patrick_y
$3000 in repairs! I hope you got the car on the...

$3000 in repairs! I hope you got the car on the cheap, because this has all the looks of being a troublesome car.

Get some quotes from other BMW Dealerships if the dealer you bought the car...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By patrick_y
Check with dealer to see if this is covered under...

Check with dealer to see if this is covered under a recall warranty.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
I have driven the E39 M5 and the 2005 and 2006...

I have driven the E39 M5 and the 2005 and 2006 E55 AMG (very similar to the 2003).

My thoughts about the E39 M5; beautiful interior, great quality, smooth ride, good brakes, good power, good...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
I didn't like the Jaguar S Type R. Bad seating...

I didn't like the Jaguar S Type R. Bad seating position for me. Steering wasn't great. Brakes were good.

I'd stick with Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Big companies, easier serviceability, higher...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
You have to try an E55. The E55 is quick,...

You have to try an E55.

The E55 is quick, but it doesn't just do the 0-60. If you find the 0-60 impressive, I've been told that you'll be even more impressed with the highway acceleration. ...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
The M5 does drive very differently from the...

The M5 does drive very differently from the 545i/550i. I'm not certain I'd like an M5 on a daily basis. And the M5 doesn't feel especially torquey neither, and the transmission actually shifts in...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
Wow, that's a lot to pay for an extended warranty...

Wow, that's a lot to pay for an extended warranty for only 12 months... Hmm.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
The E55s (and all the 211 chassis cars) did have...

The E55s (and all the 211 chassis cars) did have some issues in the 2003 models but the 2005-2006 models have all the bugs worked out.

I'm not really a modification type person, so I was...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By patrick_y
Uh oh! Good luck on that one!

Uh oh! Good luck on that one!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
The CTS-V is an amazing vehicle. Have you...

The CTS-V is an amazing vehicle.

Have you tried a Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG with the supercharged engine? They're very reasonably priced and they're easily found in good condition with low mileage...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
I'm at 64k miles. How much did you pay for...

I'm at 64k miles.

How much did you pay for the warranty and how many miles and months does it cover?
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,003
Posted By patrick_y
$300 seems very reasonable. Doing it yourself...

$300 seems very reasonable. Doing it yourself and having that satisfaction is priceless.

I haven't changed the valve cover gaskets on the BMW, but the Mercedes-Benz dealer charged me several...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 694
Posted By patrick_y
Is it possible your trunk is in Valet Lock Out...

Is it possible your trunk is in Valet Lock Out mode? Read the manual about how to lock the trunk in a way it ignores key and trunk button presses.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By patrick_y
I really provided no true help, just criticism of...

I really provided no true help, just criticism of your process. Basically I gave an opinion, when no one asked for an opinion.

But despite all of that, I'm really happy for you that the car is...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By patrick_y
Very impressive mileage. I'm under 70 and I do...

Very impressive mileage. I'm under 70 and I do enjoy this car immensely and hope to reach 220.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-16-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By patrick_y
Thanks for the personal attack directed at me. A...

Thanks for the personal attack directed at me. A month after the fact too.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-13-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By patrick_y
Thanks for the review! I was thinking of...

Thanks for the review!

I was thinking of partaking in the group buy you mentioned, but I was worried as to how stiff they would be. This helps me make a more informed decision.

Too bad...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-15-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By patrick_y
Generally, a battery wouldn't be a direct cause...

Generally, a battery wouldn't be a direct cause of engine vibrations. However, if a bad battery is causing the alternator to constantly go into charging mode, that may potentially affect the...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By patrick_y
Smart people know what they're buying. The...

Smart people know what they're buying.

The ones who don't know what they're buying probably aren't smart.

You didn't thoroughly inspect the car prior to purchasing it. In the future,...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By patrick_y
I'm actually the owner of two fairly large...

I'm actually the owner of two fairly large engined vehicles (the other car is much larger and consumption happy than the BMW 545i) and I'm not happy.

Yes, low gas prices can be make us feel a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By patrick_y
Really awful question(s). Seriously, I've seen...

Really awful question(s). Seriously, I've seen one high schooler shopping for his first car asking more specific questions. Not trying to be condescending here, but telling you what you should...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By patrick_y
Where do you live Justin? If you live near a...

Where do you live Justin? If you live near a dealer, go get the car checked out by a BMW dealer. No need to mess around with people whom you can't trust on the car.

If you can't afford the...
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