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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-23-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,406
Posted By calpalmer
I have these tires on, they're at about 25K miles...

I have these tires on, they're at about 25K miles and the rears are at 4mm. Not much better tread life than the original Conti's that came with it. (It's the 550i so pretty aggressive and wide).
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-28-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,832
Posted By calpalmer
I have Venture (through Northwest Autoshield)...

I have Venture (through Northwest Autoshield) installed on my '08 550i since new, and it looks like the day it was installed. Very tough stuff, and barely noticeable in most lighting. Highly...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,003
Posted By calpalmer
This isn't true, unless I misunderstand what you...

This isn't true, unless I misunderstand what you mean by the "M-sport package"

Well, reading further on, perhaps the cosmetics are different. I doubt the bit about the suspension, though.... I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By calpalmer
I get 22mpg all-around, with probably only 50%...

I get 22mpg all-around, with probably only 50% highway at PSL+10. But, I'm not a jack rabbit off the line, which will have a bunch to do with actual results. I'm happy with 22 for such a fun car.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By calpalmer
Fuel economy is the reason for this. If you have...

Fuel economy is the reason for this. If you have the sport automatic transmission, using it in Sport Automatic by moving the shifter left allows the vehicle to start in first. With the shifter to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,230
Posted By calpalmer
DTC, Another approach is to use the SEARCH...

DTC,

Another approach is to use the SEARCH feature of this forum. This subject has to be the #1 highest number of posts threads ever, it comes up at least every 4 to 6 months, then people wade...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-07-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,230
Posted By calpalmer
I can't believe someone was goofy enough to start...

I can't believe someone was goofy enough to start another 550 vs 535 thread. Number 693!
:mad:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,400
Posted By calpalmer
+1 all points right on. The F10 reminds me...

+1 all points right on.

The F10 reminds me of a cross between an Accord and a Lexus
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By calpalmer
That was my reaction to the new body when I first...

That was my reaction to the new body when I first saw it, and my dislike for it continues to grow. Ironically, I think the front end of the E60s, especially with the Sport package, is the best...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,791
Posted By calpalmer
2008 550i here, loaded, not ONE problem. Meets,...

2008 550i here, loaded, not ONE problem. Meets, really exceeds, all my expectations and I've owned bimmers since '84.

Cal
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-08-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By calpalmer
Quite :mad:

Quite

:mad:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,580
Posted By calpalmer
Protected by Laser Interceptor HP Quads, V1 and...

Protected by Laser Interceptor HP Quads, V1 and STi-R. Good to go.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,366
Posted By calpalmer
Not sure how "common" 80K is; and it's a...

Not sure how "common" 80K is; and it's a ridiculous comparison to answer with cars that aren't somehow comparable in size, weight, etc. Stupid thread as I think about it.

Oh, I see PolkNole...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-24-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,617
Posted By calpalmer
You're getting much better styling in the 2010...

You're getting much better styling in the 2010 than in the 2011, in my opinion!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-20-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By calpalmer
Came back a day later, made no changes, and the...

Came back a day later, made no changes, and the Unread vs read threads are displayed. Weird, but who cares.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By calpalmer
What's changed -- all the threads are marked Read

Did something change? There are never Unread threads these days.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,485
Posted By calpalmer
+1

+1
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By calpalmer
Yeah, but is it 0 Miles? I'd bet it's a demo...

Yeah, but is it 0 Miles? I'd bet it's a demo car, the sales manager's car, etc. Be interesting to know.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By calpalmer
That specs out to more than $71K MSRP. A dealer...

That specs out to more than $71K MSRP. A dealer is going to sell it to you for $55K? You better double check your facts.
Cal
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-09-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By calpalmer
I don't believe your third option, a new "loaded"...

I don't believe your third option, a new "loaded" 550i for $55K
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,955
Posted By calpalmer
At least the 550i has one, albeit hidden. I...

At least the 550i has one, albeit hidden. I don't remember for the 535i etc.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-03-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,955
Posted By calpalmer
I have all of those options on my 2008 550i. ...

I have all of those options on my 2008 550i. Here's my quick take without explanation why (there are a ton of threads on every one of these):

Active Steering: Must Have
Night Vision: Helpful...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,201
Posted By calpalmer
2-3 minutes when the outdoor temperature is...

2-3 minutes when the outdoor temperature is around freezing.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By calpalmer
You may be right about collision warning; I had...

You may be right about collision warning; I had thought I read in my manual that onboard systems anticipate the need for braking and pre-tenses brakes -- I assumed via the radar sensors, but maybe...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By calpalmer
Thanks. As an aside, I think BMW's ACC (at least...

Thanks. As an aside, I think BMW's ACC (at least newer editions) is on all the time, as part of its collision warning/avoidance system, so if there was going to be interference it would always be...
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