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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,295
Posted By Boraxo
Same thing happened to me last year but a...

Same thing happened to me last year but a different result with RFTs :)

Flat tire light came on as I was pulling out of my subdivision. Drove straight to work (normal speed), went to the tire...
Forum: European Delivery 11-07-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,039
Posted By Boraxo
To OP: definitely NOT worth it. I have never...

To OP: definitely NOT worth it. I have never been asked for an international license when renting a car. Your home license is sufficient in Europe.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By Boraxo
Happier Holiday Event questions

(1) The email from BMW is a little confusing. For example do we get 3.12% financing AND $2000 credit towards a 535i, or do you have to choose the interest rate OR the cash?

(2) Does the cash...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Boraxo
Replace comfort access keyfob?

My original comfort access key has been finicky for the past couple of years - it seems the main button is now partially depressed so the car sometimes locks itself after I step out and close the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By Boraxo
Brakes and rotors are wear items that are...

Brakes and rotors are wear items that are generally not covered by warranty or extended warranty. They are covered under included maintenance (4/50) and extended maintenance plans but those costs...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,838
Posted By Boraxo
Neither. I would not buy used (all future cars...

Neither. I would not buy used (all future cars will be new from ED) as I don't trust anyone else to properly maintain and drive the car. And I would not lease = payments forever. Buy new if you...
Forum: European Delivery 10-05-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Boraxo
Skip Brussels, totally worthless except for the...

Skip Brussels, totally worthless except for the beer which you can get your fill in Munich. I'd spend the time in Paris instead.
Forum: European Delivery 08-26-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By Boraxo
Agree. Heidelberg is also worth a day trip. ...

Agree. Heidelberg is also worth a day trip.

If you are going to drive distances then I would choose Venice over Paris/Geneva/Amsterdam. It is not a drop city but it is a nice drive and your...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-24-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,699
Posted By Boraxo
Signed up but decided not to show up because all...

Signed up but decided not to show up because all the good cars were taken. Also $1k discount is not combinable with ED discount, so doesn't make sense for those of us who prefer ED.

Next time...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-24-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Boraxo
My 330i has 96k miles and I've had these issues: ...

My 330i has 96k miles and I've had these issues:



But not these:



Of course, I just spent close to $1200 to replace the Oil Pan Gasket and belt tensioner, and spent $1000 at 60k to fix...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-24-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By Boraxo
I know I am in the minority but I like the...

I know I am in the minority but I like the runflats. We've had several punctures where the runflats permitted us to continue driving without being late to work, stuck in a bad area, etc. and then...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,013
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,715
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, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
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, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,013
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 06-09-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,186
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
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, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 15,902
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, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,381
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, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,428
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, 03:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,489
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. ...
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