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Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-15-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By Virginia Bill
Check out the Appalachian Crafts Center on the...

Check out the Appalachian Crafts Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of Asheville. That plus Biltmore would pretty much fill up your day.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Virginia Bill
Yes, loaner rules are dealer specific, so buy...

Yes, loaner rules are dealer specific, so buy where you please (esp. for PCD) and choose your service dealer according to your personal convenience. When you call to schedule a service appointment,...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 04-12-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By Virginia Bill
There's a touchless car wash in Fredericksburg...

There's a touchless car wash in Fredericksburg (http://www.keystonecoffeeandautospa.com/index-2.html), but that's a long way to go for a wash job. You have to pay extra for interior vacuum, but they...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By Virginia Bill
For D. C. I'd do 85/29. The 29 part is quite...

For D. C. I'd do 85/29. The 29 part is quite pleasant -- decent scenery and usually light traffic. It's slower than 85/95 (unless you find a tie-up on 95, which happens a lot) but not as boring. 81...
Forum: General BMW 04-07-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Virginia Bill
The 5 series wagon. One of my cars is now another...

The 5 series wagon. One of my cars is now another brand because they stopped imported the 5 wagon.
Forum: General BMW 03-24-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Virginia Bill
My Z4, built in the U. S., is now nine years old...

My Z4, built in the U. S., is now nine years old and in fine shape. But anecdotes, good or bad, can't answer this question. Only reliable statistics on repairs could provide an accurate answer, and I...
Forum: General BMW 01-07-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Virginia Bill
Do as the previous poster suggested. Here's a...

Do as the previous poster suggested. Here's a helpful website: http://www.carlemon.com/lemon/PA_LemonGuide.html.

Don't panic, don't run to the dealer with threats, don't hire a lawyer. The Pa....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-23-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,992
Posted By Virginia Bill
I've had my Z4 for five years, still on run...

I've had my Z4 for five years, still on run flats. No tire catastrophes. My most recent flat was three cars (and about fifteen years) back. With the Z4 I did pick up a staple last year, which gave me...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-21-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Z4 Roadster (E85) Rejoice, fellow Z bros!
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Posted By Virginia Bill
It's his weekend car. The Batmobile is for work.

It's his weekend car. The Batmobile is for work.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-16-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,618
Posted By Virginia Bill
Yep, I wave (at Z3s and Z4s). About 40% wave...

Yep, I wave (at Z3s and Z4s). About 40% wave back. Waving is, of course, easier with the top down, and mine is down as much as possible. But I have noticed that many other convertible drivers keep...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-16-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,941
Posted By Virginia Bill
The predicted highway fuel mileage of this model,...

The predicted highway fuel mileage of this model, printed on the Monroney sticker, is 43 mpg. It's perfectly reasonable for OP to use that figure to estimate the results he will get. Of course, the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-01-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Z4 Roadster (E85) Blind Spots
Views: 1,773
Posted By Virginia Bill
71 here. I've had my Z4 for three years. Best car...

71 here. I've had my Z4 for three years. Best car I've ever owned. It came with the little round convex helper mirrors installed by the previous owner; they work very well. The blind spots caused by...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-01-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Virginia Bill
Congratulations, I guess. But if you like the...

Congratulations, I guess. But if you like the car, why don't you drive it more often?
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 07-15-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By Virginia Bill
The Skyline Drive is simply a continuation of the...

The Skyline Drive is simply a continuation of the the Blue Ridge Parkway. It ends at Front Royal, Va., from where you can easily get to I66 then I81. All the roads are in good condition. I81 can be a...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 07-15-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Virginia Bill
After you get to Nashville, take the Natchez...

After you get to Nashville, take the Natchez Trace to Jackson, Ms., then I20 to Dallas. The Trace is 400+ miles of good scenic two-lane road with no stop lights, no trucks, and very light traffic....
Forum: General BMW 06-05-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By Virginia Bill
Your most effective recourse is to follow...

Your most effective recourse is to follow meticulously the steps in the link Carraway provided. A buy back will come from BMWNA, not your dealer, and messing around with informal efforts to...
Forum: General BMW 03-15-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Virginia Bill
No. My ground clearance is too low and my gas...

No. My ground clearance is too low and my gas tank too small.
Forum: General BMW 02-23-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Virginia Bill
Oh yeah. I also enjoy looking at my car reflected...

Oh yeah. I also enjoy looking at my car reflected in the windows of businesses I'm passing -- especially when the top is down and I'm wearing my roadster cap.
Forum: General BMW 01-21-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Virginia Bill
Well the 335 diesel has been discontinued in the...

Well the 335 diesel has been discontinued in the U. S., but BMW sells hundreds of thousands of diesels in the rest of the world. They haven't discontinued the model; they've just stopped selling it...
Forum: General BMW 01-21-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By Virginia Bill
I once bought a Camry. I don't know why.

I once bought a Camry. I don't know why.
Forum: General BMW 01-07-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,683
Posted By Virginia Bill
Old story about driving in Italy. Some years ago...

Old story about driving in Italy. Some years ago while visiting friends who lived outside of Rome, we spent a pleasant day at a lake north of Rome. At the end of the everyone at the lake headed south...
Forum: General BMW 10-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Virginia Bill
Easy, Do you want a back seat or not? The Z4 is a...

Easy, Do you want a back seat or not? The Z4 is a fine daily driver for those who don't need to accommodate more than one passenger.
Forum: General BMW 09-02-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By Virginia Bill
I've had two different GPS systems do something...

I've had two different GPS systems do something similar at the same intersection outside Manassas, Va. It must be because of an error in the map database.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-22-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By Virginia Bill
Z4: blank info display

Yesterday I came out of a restaurant, started my Z4, and encountered a blank information display. Everything else is fine. I drove home, switched off, and restarted. Same thing. Off to the shop today...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-29-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By Virginia Bill
I have an 05 with regular suspension; the ride is...

I have an 05 with regular suspension; the ride is firm but not teeth-rattling. I suspect I'd be unhappy with the sports suspension. You should be fine with an 06, but don't avoid an older version on...
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