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Forum: Performance Center Delivery 10-24-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By JimD1
I-85 and especially I-95 are busy roads. You...

I-85 and especially I-95 are busy roads. You would first come to Charlotte which is a city of several million so there can be lots of traffic. After that it shouldn't be too bad until you get close...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 10-24-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By JimD1
The best thing to do is just call the Performance...

The best thing to do is just call the Performance Center. They've answered the question many times and will do so politely, I am confident. There is a gift shop at the Performance Center but not...
Forum: General BMW Questions 10-24-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,888
Posted By JimD1
I change with synthetic in both my vehicles, a...

I change with synthetic in both my vehicles, a Suzuki Grand Vitara and a 128i convertible. I use BMW recommended oil which used to be Mobil 1 but was a Shell product last oil change. I get it at...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 10-09-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,158
Posted By JimD1
If they do not do it for "free" I am pretty sure...

If they do not do it for "free" I am pretty sure the performance center can do it for what a dealer would charge. They have a shop.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 10-09-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By JimD1
The room you will have lunch in at the...

The room you will have lunch in at the Performance Center is pretty big. If you have somebody who could come and help with your kids they might be able to hang out there. Or better, stay at the...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-09-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,617
Posted By JimD1
I didn't do it with BMW parts but I added a...

I didn't do it with BMW parts but I added a backup camera to my 128i convertible. The back window is really small so there were big blind spots. I have a Garmin installed semi-permanently on my...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 08-12-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,013
Posted By JimD1
I did PCD in 2009 and the two day M school in...

I did PCD in 2009 and the two day M school in 2011. My son and I had a good time at the PCD. We did a panic braking exercise (to show you the ABS brakes work and not to pump the brakes), a wet skid...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-12-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By JimD1
Performance Center Delivery is paid for by BMW,...

Performance Center Delivery is paid for by BMW, not the dealer. From their point of view, it is a question of using a car from their allotment for the month from BMW versus selling one off the lot...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-12-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 26,327
Posted By JimD1
The issues with Consumers Reports information on...

The issues with Consumers Reports information on cars is well documented. Their database is just what their readers report to them. People report more bad things than good. The way things are...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-12-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By JimD1
If you want to do more diagnosis yourself it is...

If you want to do more diagnosis yourself it is easily possible. You can get a multi-tester at Walmart that measures current. I think mine was less than $30. With everything off, pull the ground...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-08-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By JimD1
If you are unfamiliar with Atlanta don't...

If you are unfamiliar with Atlanta don't underestimate the time required to get through there. I would look at what time you will arrive leaving the PCD around 1pm (maybe 2pm at the latest) and if...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-08-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
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Views: 890
Posted By JimD1
You should check to see of BMW offers a Portable...

You should check to see of BMW offers a Portable Nav kit for your X1. You don't have to get the Garmin from them, you can buy a normal commercial one and save some money. But the mount can help the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-30-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,272
Posted By JimD1
MSRP for a M2 is only a little over $50K. If you...

MSRP for a M2 is only a little over $50K. If you could get a deal...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-13-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,987
Posted By JimD1
My wife has a 2013. Mine is a 2009. We both...

My wife has a 2013. Mine is a 2009. We both love them. The windscreen helps a lot. It's pricey plastic but it's also well designed and makes top down motoring much more enjoyable.
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-29-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,415
Posted By JimD1
Gas mileage is not the only reason car...

Gas mileage is not the only reason car manufacturers are reluctant to include spare tires. We have AAA for me, my wife, and two college age daughters. If I need to change a tire, the only issue is...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,360
Posted By JimD1
It is possible for brakes to not stop a car but...

It is possible for brakes to not stop a car but only if there is something wrong with the brakes. That something should not be hard for a service person to diagnose. It wouldn't have anything to do...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 08-08-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By JimD1
Blue ridge parkway is fun if you have the time. ...

Blue ridge parkway is fun if you have the time. It runs from western NC all the way up into Virginia. But there are entrances around Ashville you could use to go a few miles to say you did it. In...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-08-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By JimD1
While the seat can go all the way back the angle...

While the seat can go all the way back the angle matters. You can't tilt it pretty far back AND move it all the way back. Depends on our angle, in other words, how far back it can go. I am 6'2"...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-25-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,360
Posted By JimD1
I guess you need to find cars with gas pedals and...

I guess you need to find cars with gas pedals and brakes further apart. Or maybe just wear smaller shoes. Or maybe just admit it when you hit the wrong pedal.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-11-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By JimD1
I'm not retired yet but I am eligible. I plan to...

I'm not retired yet but I am eligible. I plan to keep my 2009 e88 as long as I can keep it running. Top down driving is a lot of fun. It has a back seat which is usable, at least for short trips. ...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-09-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By JimD1
I'm not sure exactly what problem you are having...

I'm not sure exactly what problem you are having (mw? lw?) but my radio acts up sometimes. I've found that unbuckling the seatbelt briefly will cause it to work right. I have no idea why.
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-28-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,360
Posted By JimD1
What I said is absolutely fact. You can prove it...

What I said is absolutely fact. You can prove it in your driveway to your hearts content. You can go on the road and prove it too if there is no traffic. Motor Trend did a series of tests with...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-27-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,360
Posted By JimD1
"Unintended Acceleration" is a term that means...

"Unintended Acceleration" is a term that means different things to different people. The extreme example is the claim that the driver was pushing the brake as hard as they could and the car just...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-27-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,528
Posted By JimD1
I debadged because it was one of the few pieces...

I debadged because it was one of the few pieces of chrome on my AW e88. If you know bimmers, you would know what I drive anyway. In response to your points:

1. The n52 I wanted is under my...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-12-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By JimD1
I've never given a car back or gotten rid of it...

I've never given a car back or gotten rid of it because it was wrecked. I've had to have cars repaired after wrecks, however. I've never felt unsafe in a car after it was repaired. As long as it...
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