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Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 06-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By GTR-Dad
Enjoy the essence of a sporting RWD sedan with...

Enjoy the essence of a sporting RWD sedan with all kinds of power! Don't expect it to hook like the AWD in marginal traction conditions, but rather enjoy the need to modulate throttle to find the...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 06-10-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By GTR-Dad
I don't think most people can detect the active...

I don't think most people can detect the active sound feature and would probably not know it existed if they were not specifically told about it.

The test linked above was done with some pretty...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 06-06-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,671
Posted By GTR-Dad
This was the toughest decision I had to make...

This was the toughest decision I had to make relating to the M5. I went DCT out of respect for the designers' intent.

It's convenient, fast, and very high tech. And souless. I've driven a stick...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 06-06-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By GTR-Dad
If you expect it to be a nimble as the 911,...

If you expect it to be a nimble as the 911, you'll be disappointed. It's a big heavy capable car. I daily drive mine in the summer and enjoy every mile!

All out sports driving / track days is...
Forum: European Delivery 03-26-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By GTR-Dad
Jason, I've travelled with kids in Europe and...

Jason,
I've travelled with kids in Europe and can offer the following:

1. Munich (2 days) - take delivery at Welt, BMW factory tour, BMW museum
Good choices. Break up the time at the museum with...
Forum: European Delivery 03-26-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By GTR-Dad
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express. Shuttle...

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express. Shuttle from the airport, comfortable clean room, polite service...
Not fancy, but I can't remember the cost so it couldn't have been much.
Enjoy!...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 08-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,160
Posted By GTR-Dad
Walked? I heard they lived, but walking...

Walked?

I heard they lived, but walking would have been a stretch. Hat's off to BMV safety engineers, but I don't want to be that guy!
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 08-29-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,519
Posted By GTR-Dad
Nice report! Your experience lines up well with...

Nice report! Your experience lines up well with my own.

I have not pushed very hard on the track, and have not experienced brake fade - just some softening of the pedal that I think would be well...
Forum: European Delivery 07-01-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By GTR-Dad
If you've got the time, these back roads (or...

If you've got the time, these back roads (or portions of them) are a nice, nice, nice, way to go.
http://g.co/maps/hj5ma
Here's a taste of what they're like. Vid starts from Wehr - Pt A on the...
Forum: European Delivery 06-29-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By GTR-Dad
If you've got the time, these back roads (or...

If you've got the time, these back roads (or portions of them) are a nice, nice, nice, way to go.
http://g.co/maps/hj5ma
Here's a taste of what they're like. Vid starts from Wehr - Pt A on the...
Forum: European Delivery 06-26-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By GTR-Dad
This. Positive customer experience is a...

This.

Positive customer experience is a higher value than the effort required to accommodate these requests. Ask yourself what would happen if everyone requested this service. There's a time and a...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 06-26-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,890
Posted By GTR-Dad
The turbo provides greater opportunity to post...

The turbo provides greater opportunity to post good fuel efficiency numbers.
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,852
Posted By GTR-Dad
Somes more isn't better, it's just more. ...

Somes more isn't better, it's just more.

The 528 will be a great daily driver! Stuff can get in the way of the fun though. Three years ago, I was less excited buying my 335 than any other car to...
Forum: European Delivery 06-17-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By GTR-Dad
Thx for posting this link! I've been meaning to...

Thx for posting this link! I've been meaning to chase it down, but 6 weeks have gone by and I haven't... Until now! Found a few great shots of me ticking off a bucket list item!...
Forum: European Delivery 06-08-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By GTR-Dad
Great photos!!! My fave is the one in front of...

Great photos!!!
My fave is the one in front of the Welt. If memory serves, you have earned a bumper sticker that says 'If you don't like my driving, stay off the sidewalk!" LOL. :)
Seriously, I...
Forum: European Delivery 05-30-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By GTR-Dad
Ha ha ha! It was a driving holiday! Drive!!!! ...

Ha ha ha! It was a driving holiday! Drive!!!!
We did 2400 km in 6 days on mostly back roads with frequent stops for hikes. It felt reasonably relaxed with comfortable driving days.
Forum: European Delivery 05-30-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 337
Posted By GTR-Dad
Turandot has sailed

May 30th and my Singapore Grey/Black M5 is on its way.

Schedule is to put it in Halifax on June 11 after a quick stop in Gothenburg. Now if the CP rail workers will get the freight moving, I'll...
Forum: European Delivery 05-30-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By GTR-Dad
I think the negative comments were probably...

I think the negative comments were probably well-meant input on the topic of risk managment. They came across as a bit preachy, but the validity of the comments can still be taken at face value.
...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 05-21-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,497
Posted By GTR-Dad
How is initial bite on the street? (Pls let us...

How is initial bite on the street? (Pls let us know which car the experience comes from too. Not all ceramic brakes perform equally!)
Forum: European Delivery 03-31-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,785
Posted By GTR-Dad
Does anyone know how to determine if your iPhone...

Does anyone know how to determine if your iPhone is unlocked?
I picked up a replacement at the Apple store and I see that in Settings, carrier is set to 'auto'.
Forum: General BMW 03-26-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By GTR-Dad
Sounds like your frustration is with the vendor,...

Sounds like your frustration is with the vendor, not with Bimmerfest members.

GL with getting a sample!
Forum: European Delivery 02-28-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By GTR-Dad
When the expiry date on the milk falls after the...

When the expiry date on the milk falls after the upcoming event, you know it's close!
Forum: European Delivery 02-17-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By GTR-Dad
BMW confirms there will be no delivery on May...

BMW confirms there will be no delivery on May 1....
Forum: European Delivery 02-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By GTR-Dad
Josh, Thx for the confirmation. I bet May 1...

Josh,
Thx for the confirmation. I bet May 1 will change when the confirmation returns and flights will not be booked just yet!

DingDing,
March build for Canada! I think they're front loading...
Forum: European Delivery 02-15-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By GTR-Dad
Thanks for the input. The date is on my ED...

Thanks for the input.

The date is on my ED form that came from my dealer 4 or 5 days after I provided my prefered delivery date, so I presume it came from the ED people, but it is likely not...
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