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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-20-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The Toyota Corolla is the most popular automobile...

The Toyota Corolla is the most popular automobile model in the History of Mankind.

There are reasons for that.

(Toyota reached the milestone of 40 million Corollas sold in July 2013.)
Forum: Off-Topic 01-19-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,160
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Then you should know: Will a golf bag with clubs...

Then you should know: Will a golf bag with clubs fit in the back of the current Mk7 generation VW Golf?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Bob Shiftright
There weren't that many MT E91 wagons sold in the...

There weren't that many MT E91 wagons sold in the US, and BMW's decision not to sell wagons and SUVs with MTs in the US any longer probably increases the average length of ownership. I don't know...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If it were my car, I'd probably go with BMW...

If it were my car, I'd probably go with BMW original but use the opportunity to upgrade to e-code headlights. You can look up the PN in one of the online BMW catalogs like http://www.realoem.com/bmw/...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The extended warranties that I've purchased on...

The extended warranties that I've purchased on Eurocars have generally been a wash -- there was at least one big item that that broke that more-or-less cost what the warranty cost.

There were...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-10-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By Bob Shiftright
22 x 2 x 250 = 11,000 miles. I've commuted...

22 x 2 x 250 = 11,000 miles.

I've commuted to NYC (twice) and DC (once) driving cars with stick shifts.

Both cities have traffic problems that are the stuff of legends. The traffic was bad...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I used physics. (Tip of my hat to the...

I used physics.

(Tip of my hat to the gentleman at the other site who posted the photos!)

If you put a heavy towel over the shift knob, it may help restrain it's flight when it pops off.

I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-06-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By Bob Shiftright
More-or-less daily. The winter tires just went on...

More-or-less daily. The winter tires just went on the car yesterday. No "garage queen". It's parked outside.

Why the low mileage? I have more than one car, telecommute, and live fairly close to...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-28-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My answer to the question, whenever anyone asks,...

My answer to the question, whenever anyone asks, is always "Toyota or Honda"!

Current 328i is a turbo 4, and my beater is an old Volvo turbo with >200K. Turbos don't all turn to dust the moment...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-26-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Bob Shiftright
E91s are rare. E91 ZSP 6-speeds are very rare....

E91s are rare. E91 ZSP 6-speeds are very rare. From another thread:



And probably spend more than $5990.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-26-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My usual answer to this question is "Toyota...

My usual answer to this question is "Toyota Camry", but OP seems to own an X3 now, so probably knows what he's getting into.

Last time Honda sold an Accord wagon in the US was 1997. Honda also...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-28-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Bob Shiftright
That's pretty much the usual Volvo experience. ...

That's pretty much the usual Volvo experience.

We have two Volvo dealers in the area and two indy Volvo shops started by disgruntled dealer techs.

210K and the original clutch on my V70...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-28-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,806
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Someone other than the owner/driver should name...

Someone other than the owner/driver should name it!

Naming should also be spontaneous, not requested.

I haven't driven a car that was so decrepit that it deserved a name since I was in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-23-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I purchased the spare plastic "surfer's key"...

I purchased the spare plastic "surfer's key" which just has a microchip without the electronics.

The key came from BMW, it took a day or two to get, and there was no programming involved.

The...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-10-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,476
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My late FIL was on the board of a regional bank...

My late FIL was on the board of a regional bank that was acquired by another bank, and then by another bank, and by another bank, and it eventually morphed into Wells Fargo. So we (mainly my wife)...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-07-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I'm not too sure that BMW's engineers considered...

I'm not too sure that BMW's engineers considered that people would hang cell phones from the vents when they designed them. In any case, BMW replacement vents are cheaper than Volvo's and, believe it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
Posted By Bob Shiftright
BMW ownership is a demonstration of personal...

BMW ownership is a demonstration of personal sacrifice.

(It would be simpler to just burn the money and direct the smoke towards the BMW temple in Munich, however.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By Bob Shiftright
How much time and money do you want to spend on...

How much time and money do you want to spend on your car? For many, Eurocars are an expensive hobby. The problems aren't problems, per se, they are challenges!

If you don't want to be challenged,...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-01-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If you're not going to put a lot of miles on the...

If you're not going to put a lot of miles on the car, I might suggest an air-cooled 911. The sounds (and smells) are like nothing else. Unfortunately, you may be buying at a peak market price right...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-23-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,724
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Not at all difficult! I walk into a car...

Not at all difficult!

I walk into a car dealer with my checkbook, write out a deposit check and a few weeks later I'll get a call that my car with manual transmission has arrived at the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I don't think you could ever order a cloth...

I don't think you could ever order a cloth interior on an E9x delivered in the US -- just leather or vinyl. (An additional option was in the M3 which had an Alcantara option). At least one poster on...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-27-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,522
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I expected the market to rebound today. Tomorrow....

I expected the market to rebound today. Tomorrow.

See a lot of bullishness.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=568739&d=1467071531
Forum: Off-Topic 06-25-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,522
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I used to have a bunch of trade confirmation...

I used to have a bunch of trade confirmation slips from Friday October 16 1987 (all my indicators went to "Strong Buy'") tacked up above my desk.

That was the Friday before Black Monday. (My...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-25-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 78,225
Posted By Bob Shiftright
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Forum: Off-Topic 06-24-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By Bob Shiftright
1.) Newark to Chicago (719 miles) for too many...

1.) Newark to Chicago (719 miles) for too many years.
2.) Then worked for a NYC company just before 9/11 and after they cleared the debris out of the HVAC the company moved everybody who actually...
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