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Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By Boraxo
Awesome itinerary! Just right in terms of time in...

Awesome itinerary! Just right in terms of time in each place. Roads in Austria are excellent, comparable to Germany. Be sure to see the old Hapsburg palaces in Vienna and relax at at one of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Boraxo
You need to upload the service records so that we...

You need to upload the service records so that we can see what has already been done. As noted above, water pump/thermostat failure is pretty common - seals and gaskets for the oil and/or...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 01-12-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By Boraxo
WSJ reporting that strong dollar may prompt discounts from Germans & Japanese

Note that Mercedes reportedly offered dealer incentives of $10k+ in December. Wonder if BMW will remain competitive, or if dealers are just keeping the incentives as increased profits?
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Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Boraxo
Agree with the comments. I like Innsbruck but not...

Agree with the comments. I like Innsbruck but not a lot to see there. I would instead consider overnighting in a small alpine town like Kitzbuhel (a personal fav) or St. Anton - in the summer there...
Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By Boraxo
+1 This is what we did. Fly from USA -> Prague...

+1 This is what we did. Fly from USA -> Prague (via Munich or Frankfurt if that's easier) as you don't need a car in Prague. Unfortunately there are no low cost airlines that fly the short hop back...
Forum: European Delivery 01-05-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By Boraxo
Lindau is one of the most boring places I have...

Lindau is one of the most boring places I have visited in Germany. I would recommend instead driving to Davos or St. Moritz, assuming you have time, or even stopping at Lake Lucerne instead though...
Forum: European Delivery 01-05-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By Boraxo
+1 I travel to Europe, Middle East, Asia...

+1 I travel to Europe, Middle East, Asia frequently for work and never have a problem using Chase or Capital One cards (no forex fees) or using my Chase, BofA, Fidelity or Citi ATM cards.


...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By Boraxo
Expensive = $3000 per year, with the distinct...

Expensive = $3000 per year, with the distinct possibility of being hit again with another problem.

Cheap = nothing beyond normal maintenance & wear items, i.e. brakes, tires, fluid replacement,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By Boraxo
Your BMW should be very reliable up to 50k....

Your BMW should be very reliable up to 50k. Between 50-80k some parts will start to break but the repairs should be manageable. 80k+ it can get real expensive when things start to sear out.

We...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Boraxo
Squeak while turning right "crickets"

Just noticed a squeak whenever I turn the steering wheel towards the right. Sounds like crickets at night. A friend suggested that the pinions might need replacement? My 2006 330i now has 99k miles...
Forum: European Delivery 12-23-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,548
Posted By Boraxo
Agree. With this itinerary you are going to spend...

Agree. With this itinerary you are going to spend all your time driving, filling the gas tank, and checking in/out of hotels - with little time to enjoy Europe. I know the temptation is to see as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,505
Posted By Boraxo
BMW just announced a more complete recall that...

BMW just announced a more complete recall that covers all affected vehicles, not just those residing in high humidity states. Good to see the company finally get off the dime, though they should...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Boraxo
Takata airbag recall expanded

According to news reports, the recall has been expanded to cover BMW 3-series vehicles from 2002-2006. However, nothing came up when I punched my VIN into the BMW website.

Has anyone with an e90...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By Boraxo
This. Have gone through this process every year...

This. Have gone through this process every year since 2008 on my Acura MDX. Note that traffic usually runs +$48.
Forum: European Delivery 12-02-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By Boraxo
Great trip writeup. As for the CCs I would...

Great trip writeup.

As for the CCs I would not give it a second thought. The prices already include CC markup, you might as well get the miles or cash back (not to mention 0% forex if you have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,275
Posted By Boraxo
Same thing happened to me last year but a...

Same thing happened to me last year but a different result with RFTs :)

Flat tire light came on as I was pulling out of my subdivision. Drove straight to work (normal speed), went to the tire...
Forum: European Delivery 11-07-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,359
Posted By Boraxo
To OP: definitely NOT worth it. I have never...

To OP: definitely NOT worth it. I have never been asked for an international license when renting a car. Your home license is sufficient in Europe.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By Boraxo
Happier Holiday Event questions

(1) The email from BMW is a little confusing. For example do we get 3.12% financing AND $2000 credit towards a 535i, or do you have to choose the interest rate OR the cash?

(2) Does the cash...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By Boraxo
Replace comfort access keyfob?

My original comfort access key has been finicky for the past couple of years - it seems the main button is now partially depressed so the car sometimes locks itself after I step out and close the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By Boraxo
Brakes and rotors are wear items that are...

Brakes and rotors are wear items that are generally not covered by warranty or extended warranty. They are covered under included maintenance (4/50) and extended maintenance plans but those costs...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,999
Posted By Boraxo
Neither. I would not buy used (all future cars...

Neither. I would not buy used (all future cars will be new from ED) as I don't trust anyone else to properly maintain and drive the car. And I would not lease = payments forever. Buy new if you...
Forum: European Delivery 10-05-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Boraxo
Skip Brussels, totally worthless except for the...

Skip Brussels, totally worthless except for the beer which you can get your fill in Munich. I'd spend the time in Paris instead.
Forum: European Delivery 08-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By Boraxo
Agree. Heidelberg is also worth a day trip. ...

Agree. Heidelberg is also worth a day trip.

If you are going to drive distances then I would choose Venice over Paris/Geneva/Amsterdam. It is not a drop city but it is a nice drive and your...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-24-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,025
Posted By Boraxo
Signed up but decided not to show up because all...

Signed up but decided not to show up because all the good cars were taken. Also $1k discount is not combinable with ED discount, so doesn't make sense for those of us who prefer ED.

Next time...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-24-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Boraxo
My 330i has 96k miles and I've had these issues: ...

My 330i has 96k miles and I've had these issues:



But not these:



Of course, I just spent close to $1200 to replace the Oil Pan Gasket and belt tensioner, and spent $1000 at 60k to fix...
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