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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-30-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 12,180
Posted By 5Xwen
Good post. +1 The bottom line is that...

Good post. +1

The bottom line is that Mercedes is selling more cars because they are offering huge discounts and extremely attractive lease rates.

You want $15K off list - Done!

You want...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,219
Posted By 5Xwen
Congrats on your S7. I was a long time BMW owner...

Congrats on your S7. I was a long time BMW owner (most recently an E60 535) before getting an A7. The storage space with the hatch is very nice if you are into sports like biking.

In regards to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-03-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,881
Posted By 5Xwen
Mick says you can't always get what you want... ...

Mick says you can't always get what you want...

...but you're implying that you have the means - so why wouldn't you get the M5?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,236
Posted By 5Xwen
I didn't have the time or patience to read the...

I didn't have the time or patience to read the entire story - so I jumped to the end.

But I totally agree that many issues result from early build dates. A lot of the problems are fixed as a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By 5Xwen
Thanks for providing this link to an interesting...

Thanks for providing this link to an interesting review. I think that the Ghilbi will appeal more to the driver looking at a Gran Sport than the typical 535.

The rich burble from the exhaust...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-22-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,770
Posted By 5Xwen
KA, thanks for the update. I'd be...

KA, thanks for the update.

I'd be interested to hear from others who have tried both the M Sport and Dynamic Handling Package.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-22-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,770
Posted By 5Xwen
Interesting. So the M Sport (without the Dynamic...

Interesting. So the M Sport (without the Dynamic Damper Control, Adaptive Drive, Active Roll Stabilization and other assorted acronyms) has become the preferred suspension for the 5 series?

Is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By 5Xwen
hahahaha Comparing the BMW F11 to the Audi...

hahahaha

Comparing the BMW F11 to the Audi A7 is like comparing Melissa McCarthy to Jessica Alba.:bigpimp:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-20-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By 5Xwen
Wow - major props for taking the time to help out...

Wow - major props for taking the time to help out a bimmerfest member.:)

I have another suggestion for you if you are willing to consider an Audi - the A7. My mountain bike fits perfectly in the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-02-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,704
Posted By 5Xwen
Interesting. Can you post some comparison...

Interesting. Can you post some comparison pictures?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-02-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
Posted By 5Xwen
What car are you replacing it with?

What car are you replacing it with?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-01-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
Posted By 5Xwen
Congrats on the S7! I leased an A7 about 6 months...

Congrats on the S7! I leased an A7 about 6 months ago and absolutely love it. Nicest car I have ever owned.

In regards to BMW reliability I guess I'm pretty lucky (and wise enough never to get a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-29-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By 5Xwen
If you have a question / issue with your car -...

If you have a question / issue with your car - you have several options:

1. Read the manual
2. Google
3. Call BMW or your local dealer
4. Ask a knowledgable friend
5. Ask in a forum
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-29-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
Posted By 5Xwen
If you are not willing to swap out the RFTs (and...

If you are not willing to swap out the RFTs (and deal with putting a poorly fitted spare in the trunk) - and you are uncomfortable with potentially being stranded waiting for a RFT replacement - what...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-29-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,886
Posted By 5Xwen
It appears that most of your issues are software...

It appears that most of your issues are software related and your dealer should be able to resolve. If you lurked for a while on Bimmerfest you certainly were aware of RFT concerns. Your recent out...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-28-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,612
Posted By 5Xwen
I think you nailed it - the Ghilbi will appeal to...

I think you nailed it - the Ghilbi will appeal to the folks that want a bit more passion and soul than what the Germans are currently offering.

Quote for auotblog:

The more powerful Ghibli was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-26-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,417
Posted By 5Xwen
It's the nature of the beast - some folks are...

It's the nature of the beast - some folks are gonna love it and others are gonna hate it. The benefit to BMW's new approach is that the NAV is easier to see and less distracting / safer for the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-22-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,751
Posted By 5Xwen
I'm obviously late to the party - but wanted to...

I'm obviously late to the party - but wanted to say that I hope you and your family are doing well. I have no idea what I would have done in a similar situation - especially with wife and family in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-30-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,262
Posted By 5Xwen
Follow-up question - are the BMW adaptive LEDs...

Follow-up question - are the BMW adaptive LEDs available in the US?

I read Audi and Volvo had similar technology in Europe, however, they couldn't offer it in the US because of DOT...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-29-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,262
Posted By 5Xwen
You should work for BMW Marketing - I would have...

You should work for BMW Marketing - I would have never considered the LEDs based on the $1,900 price until I watched this video.

Now I want them.:thumbup:

$1,900 seems like a bargain.;)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,790
Posted By 5Xwen
I agree on the design of the hood.

I agree on the design of the hood.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-11-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,497
Posted By 5Xwen
Suggestion - go to swapalease and consider a...

Suggestion - go to swapalease and consider a lease transfer. Lots of folks need to get out of a lease for a variety of reasons, and this allows someone to try out a car for a short term commitment. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-11-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,497
Posted By 5Xwen
Your Boxster S depreciated almost 70% since new -...

Your Boxster S depreciated almost 70% since new - but this is a 12+ year old car. I would consider that pretty good.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-15-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,733
Posted By 5Xwen
If you are paying for 10K miles / year on your...

If you are paying for 10K miles / year on your lease, and you are not using them because you are putting the miles on a "beater" you're not thinking rationally and tossing money out the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-12-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,733
Posted By 5Xwen
Take some nice weekend trips with your girlfriend...

Take some nice weekend trips with your girlfriend or buddies. I work at home so my commute is zero, however, ski trips, golf trips, concerts, city runs, etc. all add up quickly. Get your car out of...
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