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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 18,179
Posted By imtjm
What the heck is a "luxury" car? Luxury is just...

What the heck is a "luxury" car? Luxury is just a marketing gimmick. I also don't understand people's affinity for years of yore. I remember my 1984 318i and the fun to drive, quirkiness of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-09-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,527
Posted By imtjm
If you are only commuting 4 miles, I would want...

If you are only commuting 4 miles, I would want to get something that was cheap to cost, cheap to maintain, cheap to insure, and cheap to operate (e.g. great gas mileage). I wouldn't spend more than...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,067
Posted By imtjm
yup, tortured legal language. the maintenance...

yup, tortured legal language. the maintenance program is also supplied by the original manufacturer, but just because it was does not make it a warranty either. Although the parts used and the work...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By imtjm
again, it's against federal law to remove...

again, it's against federal law to remove emissions related components, except for repair/replace.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By imtjm
BMW, or any other car company, doesn't "need" to...

BMW, or any other car company, doesn't "need" to give us anything. Consumers have a choice to buy, not buy, or sell. BMW did self-recall for emissions related components. I wouldn't say we were...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By imtjm
My point is not to be promoting breaking laws. ...

My point is not to be promoting breaking laws. People can choose not to buy or to sell the car so they avoid having to replace DEF tanks if they determine that there would be a high probability in...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,685
Posted By imtjm
Does it make it any less illegal to do so? no,...

Does it make it any less illegal to do so? no, so what's your point? That don't worry about doing something illegal and advocating doing something illegal, because the chances are you won't get...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,685
Posted By imtjm
No, perspective is being able to make accurate...

No, perspective is being able to make accurate statements rather than talk out of your third point of contact, misinforming others.

Furthermore, keeping things in perspective: trend theses days...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,685
Posted By imtjm
Well, it is also illegal to encourage folks to...

Well, it is also illegal to encourage folks to break the law, like posting on public forums to do so.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,685
Posted By imtjm
Um, no, you are completely wrong. ref EPA...

Um, no, you are completely wrong.

ref EPA 420-F-93-003, September 1993 referencing 1990 CAAA: As of November 15, 1990, US federal law prohibits anyone from removing (except repair/replace) or...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By imtjm
Have you had any persistent problems? If not, I...

Have you had any persistent problems? If not, I wouldn't bother getting any extended service plans.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-19-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,518
Posted By imtjm
Considering dealerships get vehicles from other...

Considering dealerships get vehicles from other dealerships when you buy, I'm not sure how that really applies to after sales. Moreover, service departments compete against other service departments...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-19-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,067
Posted By imtjm
If you are going to agree that maintenance should...

If you are going to agree that maintenance should not include the term "warranty" then you should equally apply it to CPO, since BMW calls them CPO Protection Programs and not warranties either,...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-19-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,067
Posted By imtjm
Fine, I concede, although dealership sales people...

Fine, I concede, although dealership sales people tend to muddy the waters when referring to service contracts as warranties. Barest sense, a warranty is simply a guarantee or promise to do...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By imtjm
BMW does offer ventilated seats on various models...

BMW does offer ventilated seats on various models (e.g. 5 series and up)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By imtjm
well, you do have a 335is and he's looking at a...

well, you do have a 335is and he's looking at a 335D.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By imtjm
I've been using Continental Extreme Winter...

I've been using Continental Extreme Winter Contact on my rear drive 335d for three seasons, and I've been pretty happy with the performance on snow and ice (to include some stays in your state of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-19-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By imtjm
like I said, I don't think folks should propose...

like I said, I don't think folks should propose breaking US federal and applicable state laws, or Canadian regulations either.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By imtjm
In the case of the 335d he's interested in, the...

In the case of the 335d he's interested in, the CPO does not duplicate the new car warranty, as emissions related parts are not covered under CPOs done after JAN 1, 2014. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,277
Posted By imtjm
well, you could factor that in, but when the...

well, you could factor that in, but when the person pulls up a kbb, it doesn't figure into the equation, so you maybe asking $1k-$1500 more than what the market is willing to pay.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,277
Posted By imtjm
You are out of the parameters for BMW extended...

You are out of the parameters for BMW extended vehicle warranty, since the max is 7 year/100k whichever comes first. 2006 you are at 8 years. i guess you could look at third party like route 66,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-18-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By imtjm
a/c evaporator temperature sensor? interior...

a/c evaporator temperature sensor? interior temperature sensor? did you check your coolant?...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,685
Posted By imtjm
that's the same problem I had, which required...

that's the same problem I had, which required replacement of def tank+sensor.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-18-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,685
Posted By imtjm
unfortunately, those same people would be...

unfortunately, those same people would be breaking U.S. federal (1990 CAAA) and state laws (especially those in emission testing states). Canada has varying laws as well and accordingly by province.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-18-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,685
Posted By imtjm
BMW did in 2011-2012 recall. Did the vehicle...

BMW did in 2011-2012 recall. Did the vehicle ever get checked out and did you ask if this shouldn't have been covered under the recall? ...
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