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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-03-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By rockfish66
I recently bought an 07 and found there is...

I recently bought an 07 and found there is negotiating room.
Dealers around here (NYC metro) have prices all over the place.

Stick to standard techniques (end of month, cross-shop dealers, etc)...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
Posted By rockfish66
Bought a set too! Awesome deal, and +1 for a...

Bought a set too!
Awesome deal, and +1 for a great sponsor.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-31-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 346,591
Posted By rockfish66
"Good Luck --Car Accidents are always due to...

"Good Luck --Car Accidents are always due to stupid things."
Yup. And 99.9% of the time the "stupid thing" is the driver!

Funny you mention the "stomping on the gas" because that is exactly what...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 346,591
Posted By rockfish66
Well, I did all my homework, test drove the thing...

Well, I did all my homework, test drove the thing to death, an yesterday bought a CPO '07 X3 AT.
The car had a clean service history, no software updates of transmission related complaints.
I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,740
Views: 346,591
Posted By rockfish66
I'm a longtime BMW owner also looking at used...

I'm a longtime BMW owner also looking at used X3's, and one of the cars is an 07 AT.

I test drove it and can't say I recall any issues, though it was only about 20 miles, and it was BEFORE I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-09-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,200
Posted By rockfish66
I have an infuriating squeal that is exactly...

I have an infuriating squeal that is exactly matched to RPM - sounds like a supercharger whine. I have replaced the belts, alternator (twice!) and the idler and tensioner pullies, all to no avail....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,806
Posted By rockfish66
Sorry to wake a sleeping thread, but... I...

Sorry to wake a sleeping thread, but...

I have an '03 325i with the Business CD and I had the fussy operation and "axial play" of the volume/on-off knob mentioned above.
Yesterday, the knob...
Forum: European Delivery 03-28-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,038
Posted By rockfish66
I like the DVD idea... In fact, every...

I like the DVD idea...

In fact, every chassis gets an RFID tag attached to it as soon as it's welded up, and that is when the chassis is assigned a specific VIN. It would be easy enough to set up...
Forum: European Delivery 03-27-2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By rockfish66
A couple of years ago I rented a MINI and did a 3...

A couple of years ago I rented a MINI and did a 3 day tour around Switzerland and Italy...

It snowed heavily at higher elevations, accumulating up to a foot, and one pass into Italy was closed...
Forum: European Delivery 03-27-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,038
Posted By rockfish66
It takes less than 24 hours to build a car - when...

It takes less than 24 hours to build a car - when I toured the Munich factory last April I think they said lomething like 20 hours from the time the body is assembled to the time it rolls out the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-27-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By rockfish66
Well, despite all the whining, badgering and...

Well, despite all the whining, badgering and cajoling by BMWCCA members, forum posters and automotive journalists to bring the 1 series hatches over here for the last 5 years, BMW refused to make the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-27-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By rockfish66
Thanks for the replies. For pricing, it...

Thanks for the replies.

For pricing, it looks llike I take the normal MSRP and deduct the 7% ED "discount" and that's roughly what I'd expect to pay? So if the the MSRP price is $34,375, I would...
Forum: European Delivery 03-26-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By rockfish66
128i Convertible ED Pricing?

I'm looking to buy a 128i conveetible for my wife and do ED.

I searched but could not find any "super-secret-munich-delivery-invoice-pricing" for the convertible (and the coupe pricing seemed out...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-04-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,948
Posted By rockfish66
For my 2003 325i: - Take blades off car....

For my 2003 325i:

- Take blades off car. (much easier this way)

- Rubber part has long metal strips on each side that provide stiffness and lock rubber part into wiper blade assembly. Need to...
Forum: European Delivery 03-19-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By rockfish66
Good Driving Roads Around Munich?

I'm going to Munich on business in a couple of weeks, and even though I'm not picking up a new car there :( I've arranged sort of a "Poor Man's ED": a day with a rental car (hopefully a manual 3er,...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-05-2007, 06:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,195
Posted By rockfish66
Take a look at the "Detail Department" on this...

Take a look at the "Detail Department" on this site. Lot's of guys over there will give you all the advice you can handle.

Basically, the rules are "don't scratch it" and "don't get water spots." ...
Forum: General BMW 03-01-2007, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By rockfish66
CircleBMW.com

CircleBMW.com
Forum: General BMW 02-28-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By rockfish66
BMWUSA Diesel Survey

This link was posted on the Car & Driver website along with their story about racing a pair of 335d's at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill last December. (Not sure why it says "2003" in the url but the...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-14-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By rockfish66
On days when I hate my job I've thought about it,...

On days when I hate my job I've thought about it, too.
But I honestly think the WORST thing for an enthusiast to do would be sell cars. Not only do you have to deal with the money stuff, like the...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 01-26-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By rockfish66
Local Dealer Charge for Coding

Anybody have any luck getting a dealer around here to do car/key memory coding for less than 1 hr labor?

Any leads would be appreciated.

Thx.
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 01-26-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,582
Posted By rockfish66
I probably did a 2:45 in a Skip Barber Formula...

I probably did a 2:45 in a Skip Barber Formula Dodge....does that count?

:)
Forum: General BMW 01-17-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By rockfish66
As Mr BmW745On19's said, the ski bag is part of...

As Mr BmW745On19's said, the ski bag is part of the Cold Weather package.

Depending on the year/model, the CW package might be the only way to get heated seats or headlight washers, both very...
Forum: General BMW 01-16-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,801
Posted By rockfish66
Yes, BMW continues to do enough things right that...

Yes, BMW continues to do enough things right that no matter how ugly (in some opinions) the cars are they will sell.

Some folks here like the 5, some hate it, same with the Z4, 6 and 7. Most seem...
Forum: General BMW 01-16-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By rockfish66
In that case you would check the "Yes, but not...

In that case you would check the "Yes, but not for skis" box in the poll. :)
Forum: General BMW 01-16-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,801
Posted By rockfish66
Someone described the trend at the recent LA and...

Someone described the trend at the recent LA and Detroit shows as "ugly is beautiful."

I think it's a case of the emperor's new clothes - car designers think if they say "it's beautiful" often...
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