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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If actually true at 63100 miles, that is probably...

If actually true at 63100 miles, that is probably a World Record for an E9x. Can the seller provide all of the car's service records?

(I can't help with the price -- I already have an E9x and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 358
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://ecomodder.com/ ...

http://ecomodder.com/

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/bmw-e46-330i-unlikely-hypermiler-28715.html
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The bumper looks like its clear coat is peeling,...

The bumper looks like its clear coat is peeling, too. Was the front of the car repainted at some point?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings Driver...

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

Driver death rates for every 2005-08 model with at least
100,000 registered vehicle years during 2006-09 -->
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Is showing a red light at the front of a moving...

Is showing a red light at the front of a moving vehicle even legal in California? I don't think it is in my state.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Edmunds estimates about $2500 as a trade-in/$3300...

Edmunds estimates about $2500 as a trade-in/$3300 private party, for a 328is in good condition with all options with 106k.

Less the cost of needed repairs. I'd guess $800 for struts and I have no...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 825
Posted By Bob Shiftright
What does this say about posters on enthusiast...

What does this say about posters on enthusiast car boards, and is there any possible way to measure it?

I did a search for "LOL" here on the Bimmerfest E9x forum, and received 997 hits, and on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If you don't park your car outside of a bar, or...

If you don't park your car outside of a bar, or have "friends" who love practical jokes, try sterilizing the AC evaporator.

I have had good luck with this stuff:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Unless your car is something akin to a 1962...

Unless your car is something akin to a 1962 Ferrari GTO (auction price $38 million last week) it's always a losing battle! If you owned a $38 million Ferrari GTO, could you use it as a daily driver?...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I know all the service advisers at my BMW dealer...

I know all the service advisers at my BMW dealer by name.

Buy a Toyota or Lexus.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I have a Honda lawnmower, a Honda garden tractor,...

I have a Honda lawnmower, a Honda garden tractor, a Honda garden tiller, two Honda portable electric generators, two Honda trucks and lots of Honda stock.

I wouldn't let quick oil change people...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Good grief!

Good grief!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,045
Posted By Bob Shiftright
It looks just like mine. I suspect that...

It looks just like mine.

I suspect that dealer techs tend to add a little fluid when they check the fluid level as part of a routine service, and that's where it goes if the reservoir was already...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I wouldn't take my lawnmower to a place like that...

I wouldn't take my lawnmower to a place like that for an oil change.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I blame Oktoberfest. I've wondered if they serve...

I blame Oktoberfest. I've wondered if they serve beer in the company cafeteria. I've had thoughts of lederhosen-clad German workers having beer-drinking contests while they were assembling the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW ... and Corvette...

Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW ... and Corvette come to immediate mind. There are many more.

I never even liked the space-saver spares that have been used for 40 years. You're supposed to check the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,318
Posted By Bob Shiftright
As it should be, since pretty much a Toyota...

As it should be, since pretty much a Toyota Avalon with more bells and whistles dressed in Lexus clothing (Not that there is anything wrong with that).

FWD, AT only -- you'll turn OP into an...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I prefer a station wagon. It works better for me...

I prefer a station wagon. It works better for me than a sedan would. An E46 ZHP wagon was never possible because BMW never sold one here (or anywhere?). I wanted a BMW 3-Series ZHP 3.0L/6-speed...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,046
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ummmm... what is the question? I was waiting...

Ummmm... what is the question?

I was waiting for an E46 ZHP wagon .... and waiting ... and waiting. Finally, a couple of years after they stopped making the E46, I bought the E91. I thought that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-08-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,318
Posted By Bob Shiftright
A BMW is easier to drive fast and stop quickly...

A BMW is easier to drive fast and stop quickly than most cars; some others may find this annoying. As my daughter once said, "I'm not trying to be annoying, it just happens naturally." (Alternatively...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,318
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The E9x is so current hungry that I don't think a...

The E9x is so current hungry that I don't think a 4-mile drive will be enough to keep the battery charged. I need to hook mine up to a battery tender.

When I worked in New York and when I worked...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-06-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,653
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I think all this stuff goes back at least to...

I think all this stuff goes back at least to BMW's Neue Klasse (1962-1977). Including nickel-and-diming you for all the stuff like the good suspension parts.

Great cars to drive, but a PITA to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ah, yes -- sampling bias! I'd say the one...

Ah, yes -- sampling bias!

I'd say the one who buys a $15K or $30K car is more likely to fill out the CR questionnaire because he/she is likely to have more time on his/her hands. I haven't had...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Bob Shiftright
You can add more power outlets. There is a DIY.

You can add more power outlets. There is a DIY.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Bob Shiftright
How is your battery? Some BMW poltergeists...

How is your battery?

Some BMW poltergeists may appear when the battery is partially discharged. The E9xs seems to have an unusually high current draw when parked. BMW cautions that the battery...
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