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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Gardis
The BMW dealers have gotten craven in the last 4...

The BMW dealers have gotten craven in the last 4 years. I had warranty coverage, and the first service at 50K miles in Darien Ct, they took back every nickel that I saved with the free service in one...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Gardis
I got a recommendation from this forum. I live in...

I got a recommendation from this forum. I live in Fairfield County CT. Use Helmut's in Milford, CT. He owned Bridgeport BMW for 30 years, has all the diagnostic and computers. I am scheduled to have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,881
Posted By Gardis
Wow, BlackBlade, that's an awesome vehicle! The...

Wow, BlackBlade, that's an awesome vehicle! The interior is magnificent. Looks like top notch craftsmanship. BTW, Jakarta, Indonesia?? Where do ever get to really drive a vehicle like that, given...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-06-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By Gardis
All - thanks for the great comments. I picked up...

All - thanks for the great comments. I picked up the vehicle this morning, all washed and clean. The most expensive wash I ever had. The service tech was quite honest and explained that the BMW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,072
Posted By Gardis
Grupster, my mileage drops from an average of...

Grupster, my mileage drops from an average of 20mpg to 16.9mpg in the winter months here in Connecticut. The other posters were right, in the cold weather, the gas mileage drops. In the summer, I'm...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By Gardis
Oil Question - Had Service Today

Guys,
I had my 2007 530i serviced for the first time since warranty ended June 2012. They replaced the rear brake pads under warranty last year. This car hasn't cost me a dime since I bought it in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By Gardis
I'm not implying there is a secret code. The...

I'm not implying there is a secret code. The models are designated by 528, 535, 540, 550, etc. why is E more specific? I don't get that. I have never heard or seen a salesman use the E designation,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By Gardis
Is This Forum only for Technical People?

Guys, I am kind of a new person here, I also use the Edmunds forums which I find very informative, but I have noticed in many posts a tendency to use very technical jargon that I find confusing and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By Gardis
Wow I love those rims, Baller. How much did that...

Wow I love those rims, Baller. How much did that set cost you, and two, what do you do with the rims that come with the vehicle? I also have a 2007 530i with sports pkg, and eventually would love to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,620
Posted By Gardis
Guys, on a separate topic.....i notice some of...

Guys,
on a separate topic.....i notice some of you have embedded pics of your vehicles within the message. How do you do that? I have searched the options and cannot figure it out. Any help is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,620
Posted By Gardis
Wow, that's a lot of work on your vehicle,...

Wow, that's a lot of work on your vehicle, MPM........i replaced a water pump on my 1996 3 series when I had the vehicle, at 100K miles, and it cost nearly $800. I don't know that sounds like not a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-05-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By Gardis
Beautiful congratulations!

Beautiful congratulations!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By Gardis
Isn't the dealer obligated to supply you with two...

Isn't the dealer obligated to supply you with two keys? Did you ask the dealer to provide you with that second key?
All of those vehicles come with two keys. I would ask before I did anything else.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Gardis
SS, it seems you have done all that you can do...

SS,
it seems you have done all that you can do on your own. It looks like the only thing left is to bite the bullet and bring it to the dealer. It seems like an electronic thing that needs their...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Gardis
Radio Question

Guys,
I have a question about the radio. When I start the vehicle, sometimes I get the BMW logo in the iDrive screen for what seems like a long period before it finally reverts to the disclaimer...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By Gardis
I often have a problem with the TPM warning when...

I often have a problem with the TPM warning when the weather dips suddenly. I simply go to the tire place - there's a great one here where I live - and they check tire pressure. Usually if it's off...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By Gardis
MYBMW, Don't be discouraged. I've owned 3 BMW -...

MYBMW,
Don't be discouraged. I've owned 3 BMW - two 3 series, and my first 5 series. Never had a serious problem with any of them. But again, I don't totally trust that twin turbo. Yet, I see TONS...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By Gardis
Alpha, Guess what? You're going to do the deal...

Alpha,
Guess what? You're going to do the deal and save the $1500. Sometimes that's how it goes. I saw a beautiful Alpine White 2007 530i that was everything I wanted. I knew from experience looking...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By Gardis
CK, that's a pretty car. I have the identical car...

CK, that's a pretty car. I have the identical car in 530i, Alpine White with the Black leather and Black Anthracite, sports package. How do you load up a pic like that? What's the trick?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By Gardis
I think it's important to realize that the 535 is...

I think it's important to realize that the 535 is a new model starting in 2008. That engine has twin turbos, where before it was the BMW in line 6 cylinder engine. I came close to buying a 2008 535i...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By Gardis
Sunroof/Windows Open with Key

All,
Happy to be a n ew member. Live in CT, drive a 2007 530i with sports pkg. Love the vehicle.

I recently had a situation. I was sitting in a DunkinDonuts, light snow falling outside. When I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-12-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Gardis
Windows/Sunroof opens with Key

All,
Happy to be a n ew member. Live in CT, drive a 2007 530i with sports pkg. Love the vehicle.

I recently had a situation. I was sitting in a DunkinDonuts, light snow outside. When I went back...
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