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Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-24-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,169
Posted By BobBNY
What Barney would drive. I wonder who made that...

What Barney would drive. I wonder who made that decision to add this color?:dunno:

BB
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-17-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By BobBNY
It is my understanding the BMW Finance does not...

It is my understanding the BMW Finance does not negotiate on the residual. I think there is a way that you can get the dealer to buy the car from BMW and resell. Not sure how common or easy that is...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-17-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By BobBNY
Your local state sales tax + registration. You...

Your local state sales tax + registration. You can calculate registration fee on CA DMV.com

BB
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-18-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By BobBNY
While I leased my car from Santa Barbara BMW. I...

While I leased my car from Santa Barbara BMW. I had my first service done at Mountain View BMW after recommendations from folks here. I liked the dealership and the service folks were attentive,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-18-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By BobBNY
Absolutely, I purchased my car from Jon...

Absolutely,

I purchased my car from Jon Shafer at Santa Barbara BMW all through e-mail. At the time I lived in NY and was commuting back and forth to Bay area while relocating. I do business in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-16-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,593
Posted By BobBNY
Another vote for waiting. A thought.....the G30...

Another vote for waiting. A thought.....the G30 will be newer but will it be better? :dunno: Time will tell.

The F10 is a great car (get the diesel), enjoy it for 2-3 years, watch the reviews and...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-13-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By BobBNY
Sorry no details to share but do know there are...

Sorry no details to share but do know there are some complicated customer and potentially emissions rules for bring in a car to EU from out of country. And license and insurance. Generally OK for...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-11-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By BobBNY
Vinyl

Vinyl
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-10-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By BobBNY
Interesting. I have 15 535d and have never had...

Interesting. I have 15 535d and have never had any diesel odor at all. We don't get too cold here but it has been in mid 30's in morning a few times in the last few weeks. In fact I have never...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-06-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,142
Posted By BobBNY
What happens when you press it? BB

What happens when you press it?

BB
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-02-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,326
Posted By BobBNY
Also, winter tires are generally softer, even...

Also, winter tires are generally softer, even sport winter tires. Handling will be a little looser.

BB
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,376
Posted By BobBNY
Agreed. Comfort mode is about as "eco" as I want...

Agreed. Comfort mode is about as "eco" as I want to get. Life is too short. Enjoy the ride!

BB
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-01-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By BobBNY
On several long trips that I take regularly I've...

On several long trips that I take regularly I've noticed a 2-4 mpg change. Higher one direction, lowered the other. I finally figured strong headwinds and tailwinds accounted for much of the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-29-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By BobBNY
You had a good run. Cars aren't what they use to...

You had a good run. Cars aren't what they use to be. That said I'm enjoying my 5 series with M-Sport and in my shopping experience found it best of breed. Do I wish there was more sport and less...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-28-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By BobBNY
This sounds like the injector cleaning service...

This sounds like the injector cleaning service every dealer in America recommends. There are mixed reports on whether these cleaning are effective. Are they offering this as no-charge part of your...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-18-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By BobBNY
I wouldn't. Try to find a good Indy mechanic to...

I wouldn't. Try to find a good Indy mechanic to take a look at it.

BB
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-17-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By BobBNY
Don't you have a switch on the wall. Every place...

Don't you have a switch on the wall. Every place I've lived had a door opener by the entry door. BTW, I could never get mine to work so I don't know if this is really how the switch works. Does it...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By BobBNY
I have found if I move my head slightly The HUD...

I have found if I move my head slightly The HUD becomes visible but at a reduced intensity. Not the greatest solution but it works for me.

BB
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-02-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By BobBNY
Sorry dude, it's your computer not the website

Sorry dude, it's your computer not the website
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-18-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By BobBNY
Thanks! BB

Thanks!

BB
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-17-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By BobBNY
South Bay Service Recommendations Needed

New to Bay area and not familiar with local dealerships. 2015 535d is ready for its first service and would appreciate an recommendations from the three dealers that are fairly close to where I work...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 10-17-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By BobBNY
Don't forget Jon Shafer at BMW Santa Barbara...

Don't forget Jon Shafer at BMW Santa Barbara (closer than LA and sweet drive from Bay area) and Bimmerfest founder.

I got a smoking deal on my 2015 535d that I special ordered over a year ago. The...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-17-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By BobBNY
To answer your basic question. Yes you can drop...

To answer your basic question. Yes you can drop your release vehicle at any BMW dealer. Just call them and arrange an appt first. My last lease I dropped off a car in NY that I leased in Minnesota...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,033
Posted By BobBNY
BTW - fell free to order that white bumper on...

BTW - fell free to order that white bumper on your next car. You will see no soot on a 535d tailpipe.

BB
Forum: General BMW Questions 09-08-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By BobBNY
I dunno. My business colleagues have a G63 AMG...

I dunno. My business colleagues have a G63 AMG and a S550. They are both pretty nice rides. Just not my cup of tea. I will say that I would take a new Ford Fusion Ecoboost over an entry level Merc....
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