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Forum: European Delivery 10-28-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By bmwarchitect
Get your navi setup to help with finding places ...

Get your navi setup to help with finding places

Sent from my DROIDX using Bimmer
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-19-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,060
Posted By bmwarchitect
$1200/mo sounds like a lot for a 535 even at $71k.

$1200/mo sounds like a lot for a 535 even at $71k.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-11-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,456
Posted By bmwarchitect
I am assuming you drove a 2012. which has some...

I am assuming you drove a 2012. which has some improvements in the Nav and headlights design over the '11.

I bought one because:

-Design is inside and out gorgeous. Simplicity of lines. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-11-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,456
Posted By bmwarchitect
If you decide the Jag is in the running, I can...

If you decide the Jag is in the running, I can provide some thoughts on the car as I bought an '11 XF SC and have about 1100 miles on it. Extensively cross shopped A6, S5, 535, 550 before buying.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-07-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By bmwarchitect
BMW has better technology (and maybe too much...

BMW has better technology (and maybe too much lately in favor of driving characteristics), better feel of the controls, (buttons, switches, etc,) better brand support, and also along with Audi you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-07-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By bmwarchitect
After much deliberation, handwringing, test...

After much deliberation, handwringing, test driving and waffling I bought a new '11 XF SC over the 550ix, Audi A6, and S5. I gave up the AWD and will see if I regret it. So far, love the car. 550 is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-05-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,614
Posted By bmwarchitect
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/my-new-car-...

http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-Pro/my-new-car-prep-process-bmw-550/


Try above link for a process. Not endorsing this particular products as they are numerours products/brands.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-02-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By bmwarchitect
Check the interest rate on your card for ATM...

Check the interest rate on your card for ATM withdrawls. Last year went to France and applied for a Capital One Card. At that time they did not charge interest on ATM withdrawls oversees. ATM is the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-06-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,497
Posted By bmwarchitect
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-05-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,497
Posted By bmwarchitect
Can this be combined with the $1500 credit on the...

Can this be combined with the $1500 credit on the 5 series if you finance or lease?

Is this USA wide or a region specific event. I don't find it on the BMW USA website?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,396
Posted By bmwarchitect
Thanks for the info TechWrench. It appears to be...

Thanks for the info TechWrench. It appears to be a labor intensive job. My indie is replacing the orginal steel lines with a copper alloy line that is supposed to not corrode and meets requirements...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-04-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,396
Posted By bmwarchitect
Replacing corroded brake lines

My indie mechanic just gave me a price of $1500 to replace all brake lines on my '03 3.0 due to leak in one and extensive corrosion of others. Anyone have this done, and if so how much? Any other...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-31-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By bmwarchitect
There was a TSB on the door locks that affected...

There was a TSB on the door locks that affected X5's going back to at least 03. Do a search for frozen lock or similar terms. If I recall there is a problem with freezing moisture in the sheath of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-16-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,485
Posted By bmwarchitect
www.toptiergas.com ; looked this up to see what...

www.toptiergas.com ; looked this up to see what it was about.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By bmwarchitect
I heard a very short duration grind when starting...

I heard a very short duration grind when starting my 03 x5, 58k, starting last week. Previous to that I had been feeling very low level vibrations through the seat and steeting wheel when in gear...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By bmwarchitect
ED can be on a short turnaround just to pick up...

ED can be on a short turnaround just to pick up the car. Stay a night or two in a modest hotel, pick up the car, send to transport, and head home. You will be ahead in dollars if you do it before...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-20-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By bmwarchitect
Have you considered a European Delivery ordered...

Have you considered a European Delivery ordered car? For just over 60k plus the trip and a few nights in a hotel, you can special order the car the way you want it brand new 2012.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-08-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By bmwarchitect
When is that drop in the euro vs the USD going to...

When is that drop in the euro vs the USD going to kick in so we can up the German ante in cars?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-08-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,085
Posted By bmwarchitect
Regardless of what you do with the car, don't...

Regardless of what you do with the car, don't miss the Europe trip! Get the car too.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-08-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 50,855
Posted By bmwarchitect
Cadillac is also gearing up its brand cache, with...

Cadillac is also gearing up its brand cache, with new high end designed showrooms.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-24-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By bmwarchitect
Understand on the 2012 as it appears to be a nice...

Understand on the 2012 as it appears to be a nice design. Good luck with your search, it is the best part of the journey.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-24-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By bmwarchitect
Congrats. You can download the Manual online from...

Congrats. You can download the Manual online from the BMW website (at least in the US).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-23-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By bmwarchitect
your best value is probably to lease a 2011 as it...

your best value is probably to lease a 2011 as it is in the last year of the model production and there should be some good deals. Read up on leasing in the ask a dealer forum. This site is also good...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-23-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By bmwarchitect
Go to Ask a Dealer forum. Request Manheim price...

Go to Ask a Dealer forum. Request Manheim price for your car. Also search the Manheim thread for a 11 535, possible some info on auction prices. This is likely the range of price the dealer will...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-21-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,918
Posted By bmwarchitect
Compare your invoice from the dealer to invoice...

Compare your invoice from the dealer to invoice on bmwconfig.com for your vehicle as optioned. It lists the training fee and the destination, but not the MACO. Carquotes.com is another source that...
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