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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-18-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By DDraper
Thanks for all the feedback, ended up going local...

Thanks for all the feedback, ended up going local and with 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's. I'll be selling the 3 Goodyears which only have 17k miles on them. PM me if you are interested and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By DDraper
Easy tire question

Tire destroyed by pothole. Car under warranty, no tire insurance. Take to dealer or have local shop replace?
Forum: The Detail Department 11-28-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,892
Posted By DDraper
You guys are the best! This is extremely helpful,...

You guys are the best! This is extremely helpful, especially the link from TOGWT. It was information overload - thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Will practice on my other two cars...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-27-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,892
Posted By DDraper
Thanks Sadi - the spots are more general from...

Thanks Sadi - the spots are more general from washing and faint enough for only a perfectionist to notice in the right light and angle. What you said is good to know. Think that the PO85 with a Blue...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-27-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,892
Posted By DDraper
Polish Options

Trying to piece together a detailers starter set but I keep getting bogged down with all the polish options out there. I understand the idea is to use the least abrasive polish/pad that achieves the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-13-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By DDraper
Sounds like the makings of a not so awesome...

Sounds like the makings of a not so awesome sequel starring Samuel L. Jackson. (Sorry, couldn't resist)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-07-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,882
Posted By DDraper
Long story short - had made an appointment last...

Long story short - had made an appointment last week for an oil change (no wash) I had just washed and waxed days earlier. It took 2 hours to before the car was ready - glad I made the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-28-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,570
Posted By DDraper
I had a good experience w/ John Dugan at passport.

I had a good experience w/ John Dugan at passport.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By DDraper
Thanks- L.A. Tint in Manassas. Decent enough job,...

Thanks- L.A. Tint in Manassas. Decent enough job, not sure I'd go back though...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By DDraper
Checking in

It's been awhile since my last post. So far so good... Wanted to share a recent pic with a few add-ons. 50% pinnacle tint, 3M clear bra, and all weather mats. Two of these may be tough to see :-)
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 06-05-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By DDraper
I'll take the mats- look for PM

I'll take the mats- look for PM
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-17-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By DDraper
Word!

Word!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By DDraper
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-17-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,153
Posted By DDraper
Needsdecaf - did you settle on a tint /...

Needsdecaf - did you settle on a tint / installer? Going through this process myself and looking to "get it right" - thanks!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-24-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By DDraper
Color is such a personal thing. There are a few...

Color is such a personal thing. There are a few threads on here where folks really give this color a hard time. Personally, the stories about maintaining a black car scared me away. Of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-24-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By DDraper
Thanks all! It almost feels as though traffic has...

Thanks all! It almost feels as though traffic has gotten worse since getting the car. I may need to switch to decaf!

A DC Metro GTG would be great count me in!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-24-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By DDraper
With respect to the tip-in issue, I really do not...

With respect to the tip-in issue, I really do not have a frame of reference other than the little Ive read months ago (not sure what the latest is). In an unscientific test last night in auto mode...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-23-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By DDraper
2 months and 3 days after ordering...

it finally arrived last Monday. Thanks to TJPark, Needsdecaf, and the countless others who have provided their insights to this great forum. The car is great! Would agree with Alex on the slight...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-16-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,036
Posted By DDraper
Congrats on the nice ride!

Congrats on the nice ride!
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-14-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By DDraper
Here is the answer from my dealer: The $200...

Here is the answer from my dealer:
The $200 Processing Fee is an administrative fee that Md dealers are allowed to charge. It is non-negotiable. It is also less than half what Va dealers charge. ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-12-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By DDraper
Thanks both for the feedback - it sounds like I'm...

Thanks both for the feedback - it sounds like I'm in good shape then.
The deal was "$500 over invoice/wholesale" when I paced the order in mid August.
Then add the aforementioned...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-11-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By DDraper
Too many fees?

Hi, I'm scheduled to pick up my car later this week from a dealer in MD and was looking at the initial order pricing material I received in mid August. I noticed the following:
$200 dealer...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-06-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,945
Posted By DDraper
http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_be...

http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html

Worth 15 minutes to watch.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-06-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By DDraper
Excellent feedback - thanks both!

Excellent feedback - thanks both!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-05-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By DDraper
Financing Question

Okay - so this will only be my third new car purchase and first BMW experience. The October rate sheet put out by BMW for APR and leases is pretty bad as we all know. Seeing this, I secured...
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