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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-21-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By mikemcn
Dealer Locater

I get the same thing from my dealer but they are small and don't keep enough inventory for my likes. So I always shop.

First I check all the dealers' web sites within a couple hour drive of my...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-19-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 112,717
Posted By mikemcn
Takata likely has insurance for some or all of...

Takata likely has insurance for some or all of this; a forced merger or bail out is certainly not out of the question for them, especially being Japanese. The financial part of this is far from...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-17-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 112,717
Posted By mikemcn
You are right, of course. I use KBB and many...

You are right, of course. I use KBB and many other sites, KBB is usually lowest and closest to what I have been able to negotiate when trading my vehicles. And I don't think KBB has caught up to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-17-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By mikemcn
Not normal, not how mine is. Either that isn't...

Not normal, not how mine is. Either that isn't really the correct wheel or the hubs have been replaced with the wrong size (e70?). Those would be my guesses.

I'm assuming there isn't a spacer...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-17-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 112,717
Posted By mikemcn
I agree with you in general. One could draw a...

I agree with you in general. One could draw a graph with vehicle age on one axis and humidity exposure on the other. Most of us would be in a region on that graph where the risk is really low; those...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-15-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 112,717
Posted By mikemcn
It is BMW's voluntary recall and do-not-sell that...

It is BMW's voluntary recall and do-not-sell that killed value. I think they own that consequence of their decision, whether or not they had any choice in making the decision. And, I may be wrong,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-15-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 112,717
Posted By mikemcn
I get that. My issue with BMW is that this is...

I get that. My issue with BMW is that this is their problem. I understand that it isn't BMW's fault (Takata), but they are responsible for the products they sell so it is their problem. And it is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-15-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 112,717
Posted By mikemcn
I do, and I am not happy. I wanted to trade...

I do, and I am not happy.

I wanted to trade our 2008 E70 X5 4.8 for a new 2016 X3 3.5. The X3 had to be brought in, was not in local (small) dealer inventory. They gave me a very low offer in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,409
Posted By mikemcn
I have gone through two sets of Conti DWS on the...

I have gone through two sets of Conti DWS on the e53 X5 and strongly prefer them to the Mich which were on the e70 when I got it. They are quieter, handle as well for normal driving, a little less...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-09-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikemcn
Fred, your car doesn't even have floorboards, so...

Fred, your car doesn't even have floorboards, so why are you worrying about safety?

Seriously, her eyes now are aligned with the top of the outside mirror. The steering wheel adjusts. I'm sure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,951
Posted By mikemcn
I had a complaint in to BMWNA and finally got a...

I had a complaint in to BMWNA and finally got a call back yesterday. As luck would have it, I was on the way to the dealer for another purpose. BMW NA said they had sent another kit to the dealers...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By mikemcn
Pixels die on this display - pretty common. ...

Pixels die on this display - pretty common. There are fixes which if it bothers you - search here and other X forums for more info (mine haven't died so I'm not up to speed on the fix).
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-25-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By mikemcn
Self Leveling Suspension Inactive, I think.

Self Leveling Suspension Inactive, I think.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,951
Posted By mikemcn
I actually got this quote from two dealers...

I actually got this quote from two dealers several hundred miles apart. Exactly the same offer on exactly the same configuration new BMW. So I double and triple checked KBB and got the same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,951
Posted By mikemcn
BMWNA halts the resale of vehicles affected by air bag recall

My dealer confirmed the halt to sales, but said they haven't seen any reduction in wholesale prices. However, they offered me almost $5k below KBB trade-in price on a trade of my '08 e70 4.8i. I'm...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-11-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By mikemcn
When one sends me a different way, I just choose...

When one sends me a different way, I just choose which one I believe and the other will catch up to the new route.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-11-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By mikemcn
Waze and Bluetooth so you can hear it over your...

Waze and Bluetooth so you can hear it over your speakers. I will mute the nav in my car so I have a good, visible map but use Waze for directions and warnings (like police ahead). This for longer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-10-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikemcn
The "Genius" at BMW USA responded back that they...

The "Genius" at BMW USA responded back that they are sorry but have no solution.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-10-2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikemcn
Thanks. Of course it is her choice what she...

Thanks. Of course it is her choice what she drives. She liked the Volvo but loved the X3 - other than this issue.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikemcn
In the X3 the problem isn't seeing over/through...

In the X3 the problem isn't seeing over/through the steering wheel, it is the giant blind spot created by the side mirror which is at eye level for her with the seat up all the way (so she can see...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikemcn
Short People

Sorry, duplicate post.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikemcn
Thanks - that is what she does in many cars and...

Thanks - that is what she does in many cars and her daughter (1/2 inch shorter) does in all cars. But I don't like the idea of a cushion sliding around any more than mechanical mods. Plus she would...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By mikemcn
Damp cloth, little detergent if needed. I'd...

Damp cloth, little detergent if needed. I'd probably vacuum/brush first assuming it is already dry, then clean from there. If the dirt is down in the nooks and crannies, use a fingernail brush or...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By mikemcn
Short People

I'm married to one. She drives an e53 X5 now and has very good seating, reach of controls and pedals and visibility.
She drove the 2016 X3 yesterday and her vision was blocked by the giant side...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By mikemcn
Price?

Price?
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