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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By BobBNY
Sounds like you have all the option boxes...

Sounds like you have all the option boxes checked. I have no opinion on those because each one has their own needs and desires. I ordered mostly the stuff that enhanced driving. I skipped the light...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-22-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By BobBNY
In my recollection in trips to EU most BMWs...

In my recollection in trips to EU most BMWs either come debadged or the owners request no badges.... all of them. It was rare to see 525, 535, 530 or Xi badges on many of the cars.

BB
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-22-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,414
Posted By BobBNY
Life is short. Get the 335i and take the...

Life is short. Get the 335i and take the vacations. The car will be long gone but you will remember the vacations.

BB
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-17-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By BobBNY
They are delighted with a strong dollar for all...

They are delighted with a strong dollar for all German or EU made cars exported to US. We should see an uptick in profits in the next quarter from US sales. That maybe one reason the residuals are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-16-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,914
Posted By BobBNY
I was nervous enough about run flats that I...

I was nervous enough about run flats that I decided against a BMW in 2008. In 2011 I decided to go for it. In my 2011 328 I drove from MN to NY, NY to Houston, TX twice, through deep south Alabama...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By BobBNY
Try getting approved directly with BMW Finance...

Try getting approved directly with BMW Finance on-line and bypass the dealer. The credit approval is good for 90 days if I recall. This way you know where you stand before you deal. Sounds like the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-08-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By BobBNY
My delivery time was close to four months as...

My delivery time was close to four months as well. Ordered early July delivered mid October. Built 2nd week in September. I think I remember the "d" versions have different allocations due to low...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-06-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By BobBNY
All cars gas and diesel lose mpg during the cold...

All cars gas and diesel lose mpg during the cold months of winter. Part of it is winter fuel blends, part of it is reduced inefficiency while the car is warming up and part is the fact that every...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-06-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By BobBNY
I had a similar situation last year, Moving from...

I had a similar situation last year, Moving from NY to CA. Needed car by August but wanted to order 2015. Placed order with CA dealer in late June and used address of my office in CA. Once I got my...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By BobBNY
No price delta between the gas vs. diesel...

No price delta between the gas vs. diesel versions can be a lot of things. Are the cars optioned the same, mileage. Another factor is that used diesels don't sell that fast. So the car may be priced...
Forum: General BMW 02-21-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By BobBNY
Not sure about 2016, but production for the 2015...

Not sure about 2016, but production for the 2015 5 series began in mid July. I ordered in late June and had to wait a few weeks to get the order entered and a production slot.

BB
Forum: General BMW 02-21-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By BobBNY
I thought it was funny. Most ads these days...

I thought it was funny. Most ads these days don't directly sell the product they represent.

BB
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 02-20-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By BobBNY
Common problem in cold weather area. Solution,...

Common problem in cold weather area. Solution, when tires are cold check pressure, bring up to spec and add 3-4 pounds. Most times the light will go off after resetting. When I lived in MN. Even...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-20-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By BobBNY
To each their own but IMO I would look for one...

To each their own but IMO I would look for one with the in-line 6, especially for the 5 series. Not sure when the last year was for a non-turbo 528, but the BMW 6 turbo or not is a sweet engine.

BB
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,342
Posted By BobBNY
Does anyone who buys a BMW and Audi really use a...

Does anyone who buys a BMW and Audi really use a KBB cost of ownership as a make or break decision? I've owned a lot of cars and I think in almost all cases my actual cost of ownership has always...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-17-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By BobBNY
Another 535d owner here. Ditto to Marsb007...

Another 535d owner here. Ditto to Marsb007 comments. I have an almost identical car and can say the diesel engine was the first choice for me in the 5 series. One other comment. IMO this engine is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-16-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,114
Posted By BobBNY
Yep..... what quackbury said. Though I work in...

Yep..... what quackbury said. Though I work in Silicon Valley I bought my car from Jon Shafer at Santa Barbara BMW. Easiest, most seamless, pleasant car buying experience....all by e-mail. All this...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-31-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By BobBNY
One other recommendation. Don't repair the bumper...

One other recommendation. Don't repair the bumper until Spring. With the cold and snow you are getting in NE you are bound to get some sand blasting from sand and salt on road and perhaps a minor...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-26-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By BobBNY
I have a 2015 535D and never heard that kind of...

I have a 2015 535D and never heard that kind of noise. Tires, If not take the car in to the dealer and have them look at it.

BB
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-22-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,469
Posted By BobBNY
Another "D" owner in the Bay area. A resounding...

Another "D" owner in the Bay area. A resounding ditto. I love the torque curve of this diesel, the car is real quiet, the M Sport option is a must and the mileage and range tops it all off. While I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By BobBNY
Thanks all for the info. Makes more sense now....

Thanks all for the info. Makes more sense now. Everything is a compromise isn't it?

As a follow-up I always let the engine warm up before hard driving. My day is not all stop and go. Appointments...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-18-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By BobBNY
Low Speed City Use

I keep reading "The other reasons may include driving short distances at mild speeds" about CBU on BMW diesels. Not sure I understand. Can some one explain?

What I don't understand is with the 8...
Forum: General BMW 01-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By BobBNY
The Japanese make fine appliances. The German...

The Japanese make fine appliances. The German auto makers make great drivers cars.

I have one of each and a Japanese pick-up.

BB
Forum: General BMW 01-18-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By BobBNY
The US has mandated mandatory rear view cameras...

The US has mandated mandatory rear view cameras by mid 2018 with roll out starting in 2016 models. Sounds like BMW is getting ready.

BB
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-11-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,021
Posted By BobBNY
Its too early to say what we will get in the way...

Its too early to say what we will get in the way of engines in US. Diesels have not sold well here and to date the larger 535d engine is not offered here. I can tell you that the 2015 535d is a blast...
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