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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 09-14-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,343
Posted By avalys
I would not even call the problem a lack of...

I would not even call the problem a lack of amenities. It's simply a lack of the quality of design, materials and attention to detail you would expect in a car costing nominally $90,000.

The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-07-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,887
Posted By avalys
I completely agree on the steering. I drove a...

I completely agree on the steering. I drove a 328i when it first came out, and then again when a friend got one as a loaner.

The steering is abysmal and totally disqualified the car in my eyes....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By avalys
I'd definitely ask for a picture of the damage. ...

I'd definitely ask for a picture of the damage. If it's just some scrapes and stuff in the paint, no big deal.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By avalys
This is not something I'd worry about. It's not...

This is not something I'd worry about. It's not like the car was in an accident. The transmission is attached to the engine with a bunch of bolts and to the frame with a few rubber mounts. It's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-12-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By avalys
Boy, that's a tough one, especially with a lease....

Boy, that's a tough one, especially with a lease.

Is the loaner comparable to your car, or will it be an older 3-series or non-BMW? With a loaner you will not be accumulating miles against the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-23-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By avalys
A few things: 1) You can avoid those...

A few things:

1) You can avoid those scratches if you are very careful washing the car. You need to rinse the wash mitt thoroughly after each panel. Most people use two buckets for this purpose...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-25-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By avalys
Find a professional auto detailer to come and...

Find a professional auto detailer to come and wash your car on a regular basis. Or learn to wash it yourself. It is not difficult and only takes 20 minutes or so.

Pretty much all car wash places...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By avalys
On my E46, I got the range indicator down to 1...

On my E46, I got the range indicator down to 1 mile once while driving in a thunderstorm. All the gas stations in a fairly large area were out of power. The gas tank ultimately accepted more fuel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By avalys
Any news on the 335xi?

Living in Colorado now, I am drooling over the pictures of the 335i M-sport, but I don't know if I can justify not buying an all-wheel-drive car as my only vehicle. My 2003 325Ci is tolerable in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-26-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 60,239
Posted By avalys
Since this thread is back on the front page, I'll...

Since this thread is back on the front page, I'll provide an update.

The car now has 150,000 miles on it, so I've put about 100,000 on the FSDs over almost 6 years. They still work great and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,696
Posted By avalys
These guys are a total ripoff. I took the...

These guys are a total ripoff.

I took the car to another shop, which told me the transmission leak was so minor they wouldn't have even mentioned it if I hadn't asked about it, and the power...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,696
Posted By avalys
Well, I tried to give them an out by suggesting...

Well, I tried to give them an out by suggesting maybe they just made a mistake with the estimates, but no. "Those are the prices." I called two local dealers. The dealer prices were a good 30%...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,696
Posted By avalys
Yeah, okay, that's what I figured. Weird, they...

Yeah, okay, that's what I figured. Weird, they came very highly recommended. This is Aspen Import Auto Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO.

I told them at around 5:00 PM to go ahead with the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,696
Posted By avalys
$800 to replace transmission seals?

I took my car to a new independent mechanic today (just moved to a new area, Colorado Springs).

The mechanic told me that the transmission selector seal and output seal are leaking, and the fluid...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 05-20-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,449
Posted By avalys
That website is pseudo-scientific bullsh*t. Just...

That website is pseudo-scientific bullsh*t. Just look at all the other junk on the homepage: "geomancy", "astrology", and "shamanism".

Electromagnetic fields produced by electronics in your car...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-02-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By avalys
Car sat. Battery died. Xenon out. Coincidence?

To make a long story short, I broke my ankle and had to fly out of state to have surgery. My 2002 325Ci sat for about 6 six weeks.

When I returned with a friend to retrieve my car (still can't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By avalys
Squeaky HVAC fan in cold weather

Something in my HVAC system occasionally starts making a loud, obnoxious, squeaking noise in cold weather. It is definitely something related to the fan or motor, because it changes with speed. ...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 11-27-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,202
Posted By avalys
I recently bought a 2002 SV650 for $3,000 - 4,000...

I recently bought a 2002 SV650 for $3,000 - 4,000 miles on it, great shape. It's a fantastic bike. Fast, but quite manageable for a beginner.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 11-27-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,077
Posted By avalys
The 7 is bigger, that's why it costs more money. ...

The 7 is bigger, that's why it costs more money. And you're comparing next year's 5 series with the current year's 7 series. I'm sure the 2011 7 will have all the same useless gadgets as the 2011...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 11-26-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,077
Posted By avalys
Dude - did you buy your car to drive it, or did...

Dude - did you buy your car to drive it, or did you buy it because you liked the idea of owning the flagship BMW, festooned with a bunch of electronic doodads that you thought non-7 owners wouldn't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-20-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,108
Posted By avalys
How do I know if my CVV / oil separator / whatever is failing?

My car has been burning oil for the past 20,000 miles or so - about a quart every 5,000-7,500 miles. It never used to consume a drop before, and I haven't seen any evidence of leaks. This bothered...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-14-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By avalys
Sorry, try it now.

Sorry, try it now.
Forum: Off-Topic 07-14-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By avalys
My iPhone application is online!

Apple finally deigned me worthy to be listed on the iTunes Application Store. I wish it had been available for the launch, but better late than never.
...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-09-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By avalys
The factory maintenance interval is approximately...

The factory maintenance interval is approximately 15,000 miles. BMW is not the only manufacturer to move to such long intervals - Porsche recommends 20,000-mile intervals on the 911 Turbo. No typo....
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-08-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,997
Posted By avalys
I have never driven a Porsche, and I don't want...

I have never driven a Porsche, and I don't want to, until I am ready to buy one.

If I'm disappointed, fine, I'll buy another BMW or something. But I don't want to drive one, love it, and be...
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