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Forum: European Delivery 08-25-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By Boraxo
I didn't find it so difficult to follow the...

I didn't find it so difficult to follow the advice - I plan to keep my car a long time and would rather have it running well at 100k miles in return for foregoing a few minutes of speed. Of course if...
Forum: European Delivery 08-24-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Boraxo
Has anyone done ED for a hybrid 5-series?

Wondering if this is possible particularly for an M5. Then again, the diesel gets better MPG
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Boraxo
I have the same issue, sometimes it just seems...

I have the same issue, sometimes it just seems like the starter is straining to crank but it has not yet failed to turn over. I just replaced the battery so that is not the issue.

I was told last...
Forum: European Delivery 05-24-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By Boraxo
WF is notoriously bad, I've had trouble using it...

WF is notoriously bad, I've had trouble using it in several countries (and no difficulty using other cards at the exact same ATMs). Plus WF hits you for $5 per transaction!

Better choices (as...
Forum: European Delivery 04-28-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Boraxo
Mine was fixed at VPC - pretty common damage and...

Mine was fixed at VPC - pretty common damage and repair as these bumpers are way too low for city curbs, really for anything except the autobahn. Not too worry, VPC does a bang up job (pun intended)...
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By Boraxo
Looks like a nice itinerary. However please note...

Looks like a nice itinerary. However please note that there are no "massive taxes and fees" for transiting UK airports unless you do a stopover of 24+ hours.
Forum: European Delivery 02-13-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,018
Posted By Boraxo
Did BMW provide the maps or did you bring your...

Did BMW provide the maps or did you bring your own flash drive?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Boraxo
It is a factor of mileage, not age. If your...

It is a factor of mileage, not age. If your vehicle has 40k then you won't see major expenses until you hit 60-80k. From 80-100k it starts to get expensive as more parts start to fail. If you drive...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Boraxo
You can get a free inspection just by doing an...

You can get a free inspection just by doing an oil change. My local dealer shaved his price to $80 because it's essentially a way to get cars into the shop so that they can find more work. Every time...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By Boraxo
How much is the car worth? Dealer recently...

How much is the car worth? Dealer recently offered me $5000 for a trade, that's lowballing it. But still, I would not pay $4300 to fix a car that isn't worth much more than that.
Forum: European Delivery 01-20-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,291
Posted By Boraxo
Awesome itinerary! Just right in terms of time in...

Awesome itinerary! Just right in terms of time in each place. Roads in Austria are excellent, comparable to Germany. Be sure to see the old Hapsburg palaces in Vienna and relax at at one of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By Boraxo
You need to upload the service records so that we...

You need to upload the service records so that we can see what has already been done. As noted above, water pump/thermostat failure is pretty common - seals and gaskets for the oil and/or...
Forum: BMW News 01-12-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By Boraxo
WSJ reporting that strong dollar may prompt discounts from Germans & Japanese

Note that Mercedes reportedly offered dealer incentives of $10k+ in December. Wonder if BMW will remain competitive, or if dealers are just keeping the incentives as increased profits?
...
Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By Boraxo
Agree with the comments. I like Innsbruck but not...

Agree with the comments. I like Innsbruck but not a lot to see there. I would instead consider overnighting in a small alpine town like Kitzbuhel (a personal fav) or St. Anton - in the summer there...
Forum: European Delivery 01-12-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,291
Posted By Boraxo
+1 This is what we did. Fly from USA -> Prague...

+1 This is what we did. Fly from USA -> Prague (via Munich or Frankfurt if that's easier) as you don't need a car in Prague. Unfortunately there are no low cost airlines that fly the short hop back...
Forum: European Delivery 01-05-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,955
Posted By Boraxo
Lindau is one of the most boring places I have...

Lindau is one of the most boring places I have visited in Germany. I would recommend instead driving to Davos or St. Moritz, assuming you have time, or even stopping at Lake Lucerne instead though...
Forum: European Delivery 01-05-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,122
Posted By Boraxo
+1 I travel to Europe, Middle East, Asia...

+1 I travel to Europe, Middle East, Asia frequently for work and never have a problem using Chase or Capital One cards (no forex fees) or using my Chase, BofA, Fidelity or Citi ATM cards.


...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,952
Posted By Boraxo
Expensive = $3000 per year, with the distinct...

Expensive = $3000 per year, with the distinct possibility of being hit again with another problem.

Cheap = nothing beyond normal maintenance & wear items, i.e. brakes, tires, fluid replacement,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,952
Posted By Boraxo
Your BMW should be very reliable up to 50k....

Your BMW should be very reliable up to 50k. Between 50-80k some parts will start to break but the repairs should be manageable. 80k+ it can get real expensive when things start to sear out.

We...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Boraxo
Squeak while turning right "crickets"

Just noticed a squeak whenever I turn the steering wheel towards the right. Sounds like crickets at night. A friend suggested that the pinions might need replacement? My 2006 330i now has 99k miles...
Forum: European Delivery 12-23-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,955
Posted By Boraxo
Agree. With this itinerary you are going to spend...

Agree. With this itinerary you are going to spend all your time driving, filling the gas tank, and checking in/out of hotels - with little time to enjoy Europe. I know the temptation is to see as...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 38,273
Posted By Boraxo
BMW just announced a more complete recall that...

BMW just announced a more complete recall that covers all affected vehicles, not just those residing in high humidity states. Good to see the company finally get off the dime, though they should...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By Boraxo
Takata airbag recall expanded

According to news reports, the recall has been expanded to cover BMW 3-series vehicles from 2002-2006. However, nothing came up when I punched my VIN into the BMW website.

Has anyone with an e90...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By Boraxo
This. Have gone through this process every year...

This. Have gone through this process every year since 2008 on my Acura MDX. Note that traffic usually runs +$48.
Forum: European Delivery 12-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By Boraxo
Great trip writeup. As for the CCs I would...

Great trip writeup.

As for the CCs I would not give it a second thought. The prices already include CC markup, you might as well get the miles or cash back (not to mention 0% forex if you have...
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