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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,519
Posted By Boraxo
It is not the complexity, it is the build and...

It is not the complexity, it is the build and design quality. Japanese have better design and better parts, but the performance cannot match BMW and Porsche.



Unfortunately most of these...
Forum: General BMW 07-15-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By Boraxo
Obnoxious, but clearly designed to push more cars...

Obnoxious, but clearly designed to push more cars back to the dealer via trade (into CPO) and away from private party sale. However most low mileag cars don't include maintenance and still have...
Forum: European Delivery 07-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By Boraxo
It's a great event (at least it was when I...

It's a great event (at least it was when I attended 25 years ago!) It is possible to get cheap accommodations through the tourist office in people's homes, etc. but as noted hotels generally jack up...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Boraxo
What the heck are angel eyes? Is this a cosmetic...

What the heck are angel eyes? Is this a cosmetic thing or something that will improve my distance illumination (I could really use the latter!)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Boraxo
I have a throttle lag on the 330i, wonder if that...

I have a throttle lag on the 330i, wonder if that was covered by the bulletin. It is frustrating that auto makers refuse to provide TSBs to a centralized public database.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,519
Posted By Boraxo
High end japanese brands are highly engineered...

High end japanese brands are highly engineered too - that has nothing to do with reliability.



I've babied mine (extra oil changes, periodic checkups, etc.) and am currently spending about...
Forum: European Delivery 06-08-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,875
Posted By Boraxo
That's for one of the cheapest cars BMW builds. ...

That's for one of the cheapest cars BMW builds. If you double the price (i.e. 7 series) or triple the price (M5?) you save $5-7k.

$2600 savings PLUS sales tax more than pays for an airline ticket...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Boraxo
I have two Capital One cards without chips, no...

I have two Capital One cards without chips, no problem using them anywhere except for ticket machines. I would never use Amex card in Europe - why pay almost 3% forex when there are so many cards...
Forum: European Delivery 04-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Boraxo
It's Capital One for starters. Hopefully you got...

It's Capital One for starters. Hopefully you got one of the Venture cards that offers 1.5% to 2% rewards. And yes no forex fee, which is the only reason I have this card.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-20-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By Boraxo
Conti has several RFTs that handle well on BMW...

Conti has several RFTs that handle well on BMW though mileage can be spotting. I've had some go 40k, others only 20k. Whatever you do avoid the deathstones. Generally very happy with non-RFT...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-20-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,912
Posted By Boraxo
That red leather interior works for this Stanford...

That red leather interior works for this Stanford grad. :)



:thumbup: I'd go with Absolut Citron myself, but yeah, I like that picture.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-20-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,334
Posted By Boraxo
Nice feature in April 2014 Roundel (probably...

Nice feature in April 2014 Roundel (probably written by BMW marketing). This car looks sharp!

Still trying to figure out the difference between 4-series and 5-series, other than pricing. If 4 is...
Forum: European Delivery 04-18-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By Boraxo
Lake Como was one of our favorites places on a...

Lake Como was one of our favorites places on a trip that included Venice, Kitzbuhel and Lugano. I'd love to spend a week there. To me this is an easy choice over Milan, plus you will have the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-18-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,266
Posted By Boraxo
I dropped by the dealership in Newport Beach...

I dropped by the dealership in Newport Beach yesterday which was across the street from my event. I did not notice the numerous deficiencies cited above but then again my eye isn't trained as such. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By Boraxo
That's absurd but not the worst - my dealer...

That's absurd but not the worst - my dealer originally wanted $199 but quickly agreed to shave the price to $149 (emphatically refused to go lower than that).

Fortunately we have local indy that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-18-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,386
Posted By Boraxo
Sorry I wasn't clear and thanks for blowing it...

Sorry I wasn't clear and thanks for blowing it out of proportion.

It was not my intention to suggest that fireman should trash every car parked in front of a hydrant for the fun of it. As I've...
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,333
Posted By Boraxo
Concur. That is why I don't use BofA anymore. I...

Concur. That is why I don't use BofA anymore. I stil have a grandfathered free e-banking account but this will be closed at the first sign of new service charges.



They won't miss the few...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,386
Posted By Boraxo
One of the few situations where I support...

One of the few situations where I support deliberate damage to a vehicle. Any jackass who leaves his vehicle in front of a hydrant gets what he deserves. Very popular video on youtube.
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
Posted By Boraxo
Driving is easy in Germany and France. In some...

Driving is easy in Germany and France. In some ways easier than the USA. Better signs, better pavement, and more competent drivers generally. If you are nervous just avoid the city centers and...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By Boraxo
You would be very foolish to pay all cash. At...

You would be very foolish to pay all cash. At least charge as much as you can so you can get airline miles or even cashback depending on your credit card. I never pay cash for anything except at a...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,333
Posted By Boraxo
Good point, and if you charge everything - which...

Good point, and if you charge everything - which is the smart thing to do as you pay 0% forex with many cards - you can easily survive for a week with only 100-200 euros cash, so maybe only $10 in...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By Boraxo
We did our ED in 2006 which was before iphone and...

We did our ED in 2006 which was before iphone and did not buy the outrageously priced NAV. Survived just fine with paper maps driving all over Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Signs are...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Boraxo
Great itinerary and good to see someone not...

Great itinerary and good to see someone not trying to fit too many places or too much driving into a given day. Also good to give yourself time to deal with jetlag. Personally I would add another...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Boraxo
Could be any of the above. $3k is not reasonable...

Could be any of the above. $3k is not reasonable until it is diagnosed properly. I would take it for a 2nd and 3rd opinion. My guess is that not all of those repairs are needed to eliminate your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,077
Posted By Boraxo
First of all it is "advice" not "advise" ...

First of all it is "advice" not "advise"

Second I would advise you not to buy the warranty because parts fail by mileage not time and your mileage is below average, and 3-series has been fairly...
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