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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 11:42 AM
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Views: 47,457
Posted By Robert A
As I recall, yes, though we did receive a federal...

As I recall, yes, though we did receive a federal tax credit that reduced it.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 47,457
Posted By Robert A
I just want to point out that my wife's 2010 JSW...

I just want to point out that my wife's 2010 JSW diesel carried a $5k premium over the gasoline counterpart. The car did have a few things the gas version didn't have (nicer steering wheel, 6sp MT,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,029
Posted By Robert A
I think this is a better place without him. Too...

I think this is a better place without him. Too much of a distraction.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-29-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,029
Posted By Robert A
I don't think the makeup of the average BMW...

I don't think the makeup of the average BMW driver has changed in the past 30 years. The vast majority of car buyers are not enthusiasts, they just ordinary people who like to drive nice cars.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,627
Posted By Robert A
We're spoiled with free maintenance. I'd rather...

We're spoiled with free maintenance. I'd rather they cut the maintenance than the warranty anyway.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Robert A
$420 including the bike rack or just the hitch?

$420 including the bike rack or just the hitch?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,969
Posted By Robert A
That 325i engine had a wonderful sound too. ...

That 325i engine had a wonderful sound too. 169hp was considered abundant at the time.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,969
Posted By Robert A
Point well taken, but the difference back then...

Point well taken, but the difference back then was that our cars were modified for American tastes, weighted down with heavier, longer bumpers, slowed by different emission systems, and limited as to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Robert A
How much does the hitch cost, including...

How much does the hitch cost, including installation?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,969
Posted By Robert A
I owned a 325e and a 318i, both from 1984 and I...

I owned a 325e and a 318i, both from 1984 and I know for certain this was the first year for the E30 is the US. The 325e had soft, mushy suspension but had a motor that was smooth and refined,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-24-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,969
Posted By Robert A
The first year of the 325e was actually 1984 and...

The first year of the 325e was actually 1984 and the current 320i is a vastly superior car. The 325e was sluggish, slow and hard to shift. Yes, it had better steering, but the handling was nowhere...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-23-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,627
Posted By Robert A
I believe it's beige, but I'm not certain....

I believe it's beige, but I'm not certain. Hopefully someone can confirm.

I'm curious if the 330i has upgrades to ancillary equipment such as A/C, brakes, M/T, etc.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-20-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 47,457
Posted By Robert A
After agreeing to pay $15bn, did anyone really...

After agreeing to pay $15bn, did anyone really believe that VW would sell diesels in the US again?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-20-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Robert A
I put them on my E60 530i and it made a...

I put them on my E60 530i and it made a noticeable difference in ride and handling.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-19-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By Robert A
Please explain this setup in the context of...

Please explain this setup in the context of xDrive (specifically the F31).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-19-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Robert A
I don't believe you are correct about this.

I don't believe you are correct about this.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-18-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,964
Posted By Robert A
Does the M Adaptive lower the car?

Does the M Adaptive lower the car?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-17-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Robert A
You would be very fortunate indeed to unload your...

You would be very fortunate indeed to unload your car with only a $2,500 loss.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-14-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By Robert A
To my knowledge, Sport + has no effect on...

To my knowledge, Sport + has no effect on shifting, but I could be mistaken.
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics by BAVSOUND 07-13-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Robert A
Ghost podcast folders on iDrive

When I pull up Apple Podcasts through the iDrive menu interface, I'm seeing "ghost" folders that I cannot see directly on my phone. For example, I see multiple, empty folders for NPR's Left Right...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-13-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Robert A
I think they generally update their website only...

I think they generally update their website only after cars are on dealer lots.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-05-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By Robert A
Is that after interest and depreciation?

Is that after interest and depreciation?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-04-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,920
Posted By Robert A
I've often wondered what motivates dealers,...

I've often wondered what motivates dealers, regardless of brand, to put so much time, money and capital into the new car sales process. I'll walk into a dealership and see the gleaming showroom with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-04-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Robert A
Have you considered possibly not replacing your...

Have you considered possibly not replacing your rotors?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-29-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By Robert A
Here's what I really want. I want a car that's...

Here's what I really want. I want a car that's halfway between 3 and 7. That's what we had with the E60 and the E39. The F10 is basically a 7.

To me, this is far more important than nearly...
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