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Forum: Off-Topic 02-05-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Expect BMW to adopt this idea soon.

Expect BMW to adopt this idea soon.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 14,034
Posted By Bob Shiftright
4-door sedan versus pony car? Is it more...

4-door sedan versus pony car?

Is it more fun? Sure, I'd pick a coupe as a DD instead of a station wagon if I didn't need to haul stuff, animals and people along with me.

R&T compared the 2003...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-05-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,178
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I think the comparison is more apples and oranges...

I think the comparison is more apples and oranges -- or apples and lobster.

For the monthly cost of leasing a new 320i, it looks like one could lease a new Honda Accord and a new Honda Civic.
...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-01-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 818
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Not to take anything away from anyone or anything...

Not to take anything away from anyone or anything -- but treatment results for both heart disease and cancer are better today than they were 10, 20 and 30 years ago.

The improvement in mortality...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-31-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Bob Shiftright
https://calstate.aaa.com/membership/join-aaa/choos...

https://calstate.aaa.com/membership/join-aaa/choose-a-plan

"Select AAA Plus" 100 Miles of FREE Towing $91 per year

"Select AAA Premier" 200 Miles of FREE Towing $119 per year

(And, yes, my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Nothing on the '10, but the '11 335d was on the...

Nothing on the '10, but the '11 335d was on the Consumer Reports "Used Models to Avoid" list (April 2015).
Forum: Off-Topic 01-23-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I want one of these. None of that fake coal...

I want one of these.

None of that fake coal smoke. This is real coal smoke.

(Plus the tailgating BMW has to put up with it since the top speed is about 37 MPH.)
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The keyfob doesn't need a working battery to...

The keyfob doesn't need a working battery to start the car from the slot. Inserted into the adapter and then into the slot, the plastic "surfer's key" will start the car and it has no battery, just a...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-15-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,091
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ditto. No sacrifices involved. I don't even...

Ditto.

No sacrifices involved. I don't even drive the BMW very much - and it's about as utlitarian a BMW as there is.

My "dream car" would be something that I would drive even less.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-11-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,567
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Do you play the lottery?

No.


Should I? Would winning the lottery change my life? History suggests that it wouldn't....
Forum: Off-Topic 01-05-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,554
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I wouldn't worry about a divorce if I cheated....

I wouldn't worry about a divorce if I cheated. I'd worry that they'd never find my body.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-05-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 859
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I've had a scruffy Van Dyke since I "retired" 10...

I've had a scruffy Van Dyke since I "retired" 10 years ago and wanted to scare work away. (It hasn't worked.)

If people don't like it, eff them. I'm retired.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-05-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 939
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The BMW looks like it's missing a pedal, but the...

The BMW looks like it's missing a pedal, but the Audi looks like it's missing all three.

There are much faster cars than a BMW 328 station wagon with a stick but if I want to get somewhere fast,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-03-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My Volvo wagon winter beater has a stick shift...

My Volvo wagon winter beater has a stick shift and has a V1 and laser jammer. There are no more manual transmissions from Volvo in the US (as with BMW wagons) but the current Volvo crop is not slow....
Forum: Off-Topic 12-30-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,554
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The "perfect" age to get a divorce! ...

The "perfect" age to get a divorce!



http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/02/pf/college/most-expensive-colleges/

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=544142&d=1451525734
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-29-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The bottom end of the motor will last 300-400K...

The bottom end of the motor will last 300-400K miles? With the extended oil changes?

I would just turn up the radio. My dealer tends to break two things for every one that they fix.

Your...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-24-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,149
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Golf R -- because I love the Invisibility...

Golf R -- because I love the Invisibility Quotient
RSR clone for nights with a full moon
Maybe a Tacoma or Xterra with a MT for trips to Costco
Something reliable Japanese for my wife that the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,343
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The Tesla comment is from the Swedish Tesla club:...

The Tesla comment is from the Swedish Tesla club:

"Test drive of a petrol car By Tibor Blomhäll | 22 april, 2015 | Tesla "

http://teslaclubsweden.se/test-drive-of-a-petrol-car/

My wife is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-20-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 30,519
Posted By Bob Shiftright
For those with dead batteries who aren't fluent...

For those with dead batteries who aren't fluent in Valleyspeak, is there a version in standard English?

(I have CA so my fob battery is replaceable and I just discovered that the fob can still...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-06-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,343
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Golf R

Golf R
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,883
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Probably because there aren't enough members of...

Probably because there aren't enough members of the class to make a class action lawsuit worthwhile.

It's an unfortunate thing when it happens. But if this happened a lot, there wouldn't be so...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-22-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,596
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Why is my leather melting?!?

To answer the question, my guess is sunscreen or some other lotion. I really did a job on a long-term Ford rental many years ago. What to do about it?

Before spending $300 for the part I might...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-22-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,883
Posted By Bob Shiftright
=>United States Bill of Rights...

=>United States Bill of Rights (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights)

Sometimes auto manufacturers step up to the plate and pay for, or at least contribute, to out of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-19-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The sensor on my '08 was replaced not under the...

The sensor on my '08 was replaced not under the recall, but under the extended warranty. IIRC, it's not a cheap repair.

I'd try with the dealer first of course but not all the cars are covered.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-15-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By Bob Shiftright
That's exactly where it reads on mine! BTW,...

That's exactly where it reads on mine!

BTW, I don't think the electronic sensor is designed to be quite as accurate as the stone-age method (the "dipstick").
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