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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By beden1
What have you been cleaning the exhaust tips...

What have you been cleaning the exhaust tips with, as it looks like whatever method you're using is wearing off the finish?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,893
Posted By beden1
I was surprised that the base price on the...

I was surprised that the base price on the Mercedes Sprinter is a tad above $40,000. You can certainly option them up beyond $100,000. I think they are somewhat cool too, but it bothers me that they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By beden1
In rereading this thread, I remembered my recent...

In rereading this thread, I remembered my recent conversation with the Mercedes salesman who helped me lease a new SUV. I was not thrilled that the SUV was assembeld in the US as opposed to Germany,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,375
Posted By beden1
Then why does BMW require owners of an M3 to have...

Then why does BMW require owners of an M3 to have the first oil change performed at 1,200 miles?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 668
Posted By beden1
It was referred to as a Landau roof or simulated...

It was referred to as a Landau roof or simulated convertible top. The Landau roof is also considered by many car enthusiasts as one of the the top 10 ugliest trends in automobile history.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 760
Posted By beden1
You were lucky. I know 3 people who purchased VWs...

You were lucky. I know 3 people who purchased VWs assembled in Mexico for their kids and all were nothing but problems from the get go. I felt bad for them, especially since we told them beforehand...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,334
Posted By beden1
I'm not sure which "lower end Porsche flat 6"...

I'm not sure which "lower end Porsche flat 6" you're referring to, but there is nothing comparable about the N54 in my 335is to the 3.8L engine in my Porsche. The turbos get in the way of smooth...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,893
Posted By beden1
I just leased a new SUV. It's the first car that...

I just leased a new SUV. It's the first car that I've leased in 10+ years. I used to just turn in leased vehicles, and a few of them I wished that we kept because they were in great shape with low...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-06-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,334
Posted By beden1
I had a few cars with 4 cylinder engines back in...

I had a few cars with 4 cylinder engines back in my early years including two MGs and a 1979 320i BMW. I'm not sure how well the N20 will hold up in the long run, but 4 cylinder engines were not as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-06-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,334
Posted By beden1
Four bangers the future of BMW - I hope NOT!...

Four bangers the future of BMW - I hope NOT! :thumbdwn:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,624
Posted By beden1
If not an over rev, BMW may be declining warranty...

If not an over rev, BMW may be declining warranty coverage due to your aftermarket BMS intake. I would be interested in reading their response.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By beden1
Yes, but the question is, do you own a BMW? I...

Yes, but the question is, do you own a BMW? I mean, anyone can list in "Mein Auto" whatever they want. How do we know if you didn't just make up a car, or if you really live in Germany, or if you're...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 537
Posted By beden1
They are discussing the 335is. That car does not...

They are discussing the 335is. That car does not sound muffled as it has it's own dedicated exhaust system.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-02-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,532
Posted By beden1
Yes, I agree that the Cayman S is a great sports...

Yes, I agree that the Cayman S is a great sports car, but, you're comparing a true sports car to one that is a sporty daily driver. For most people, a Cayman S does not make for a great daily driver,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 869
Posted By beden1
Great minds! :thumbup:

Great minds! :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 869
Posted By beden1
Why are you getting a GC over your 335is? I drove...

Why are you getting a GC over your 335is? I drove a 435i and I much prefer how my 335is performs and feels.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-02-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,532
Posted By beden1
I agree with what you're saying here. We've had 6...

I agree with what you're saying here. We've had 6 BMWs since 1979 and they have been reliable overall. I only had one, a 1983 533I, that had serious issues involving catalytic converters. If they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,893
Posted By beden1
My wife loves her '08 535xi that only has 26,500...

My wife loves her '08 535xi that only has 26,500 miles. I detailed it last week and the car still looks new. I hear you regarding the F10. We will be keeping her car for another couple of years, at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,893
Posted By beden1
It is worth it for a 3 Series lease too. Thanks...

It is worth it for a 3 Series lease too. Thanks for the information.

I had wrongly listed the single payment source of savings by including a sales tax savings in PA in figuring the single payment...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,893
Posted By beden1
I would be interested to learn how much money one...

I would be interested to learn how much money one would save on a 3 Series single payment lease versus a monthly payment lease. This is my first lease negotiation since 2003 so I was not familiar...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-26-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By beden1
Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,893
Posted By beden1
Everything runs a full cycle. I remember when I...

Everything runs a full cycle. I remember when I bought my first 3 Series BMW in 1979. The dealer did not have any manual transmissions in stock and said that the demand and resale values were soft...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-26-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,893
Posted By beden1
There appears to be a cult following for manual...

There appears to be a cult following for manual transmission Porsches as well, judging from the many requests I see listed on a Porsche Forum I frequent. It's like with BMW, some are enthusiasts and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-25-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,893
Posted By beden1
I think buying versus leasing also has a lot to...

I think buying versus leasing also has a lot to do with what car. Like your 3 Series convertible (same with mine) is a buy, IMO. It's a nice car that ages very well, and if well maintained, it could...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-25-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,893
Posted By beden1
Kelly Blue Book currently lists my Suburban with...

Kelly Blue Book currently lists my Suburban with the miles and equipment, and at Very Good Condition - dealer trade of $7,492. It's also a one owner and no accidents vehicle. But, the dealer said...
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