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Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-12-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,893
Posted By JimD1
Performance Center Delivery is paid for by BMW,...

Performance Center Delivery is paid for by BMW, not the dealer. From their point of view, it is a question of using a car from their allotment for the month from BMW versus selling one off the lot...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-12-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,871
Posted By JimD1
The issues with Consumers Reports information on...

The issues with Consumers Reports information on cars is well documented. Their database is just what their readers report to them. People report more bad things than good. The way things are...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-12-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By JimD1
If you want to do more diagnosis yourself it is...

If you want to do more diagnosis yourself it is easily possible. You can get a multi-tester at Walmart that measures current. I think mine was less than $30. With everything off, pull the ground...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-08-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By JimD1
If you are unfamiliar with Atlanta don't...

If you are unfamiliar with Atlanta don't underestimate the time required to get through there. I would look at what time you will arrive leaving the PCD around 1pm (maybe 2pm at the latest) and if...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-08-2016, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
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Views: 788
Posted By JimD1
You should check to see of BMW offers a Portable...

You should check to see of BMW offers a Portable Nav kit for your X1. You don't have to get the Garmin from them, you can buy a normal commercial one and save some money. But the mount can help the...
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-30-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By JimD1
MSRP for a M2 is only a little over $50K. If you...

MSRP for a M2 is only a little over $50K. If you could get a deal...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-13-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,891
Posted By JimD1
My wife has a 2013. Mine is a 2009. We both...

My wife has a 2013. Mine is a 2009. We both love them. The windscreen helps a lot. It's pricey plastic but it's also well designed and makes top down motoring much more enjoyable.
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-29-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,865
Posted By JimD1
Gas mileage is not the only reason car...

Gas mileage is not the only reason car manufacturers are reluctant to include spare tires. We have AAA for me, my wife, and two college age daughters. If I need to change a tire, the only issue is...
Forum: General BMW Questions 08-15-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,372
Posted By JimD1
It is possible for brakes to not stop a car but...

It is possible for brakes to not stop a car but only if there is something wrong with the brakes. That something should not be hard for a service person to diagnose. It wouldn't have anything to do...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 08-08-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By JimD1
Blue ridge parkway is fun if you have the time. ...

Blue ridge parkway is fun if you have the time. It runs from western NC all the way up into Virginia. But there are entrances around Ashville you could use to go a few miles to say you did it. In...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-08-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By JimD1
While the seat can go all the way back the angle...

While the seat can go all the way back the angle matters. You can't tilt it pretty far back AND move it all the way back. Depends on our angle, in other words, how far back it can go. I am 6'2"...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-25-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,372
Posted By JimD1
I guess you need to find cars with gas pedals and...

I guess you need to find cars with gas pedals and brakes further apart. Or maybe just wear smaller shoes. Or maybe just admit it when you hit the wrong pedal.
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-11-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By JimD1
I'm not retired yet but I am eligible. I plan to...

I'm not retired yet but I am eligible. I plan to keep my 2009 e88 as long as I can keep it running. Top down driving is a lot of fun. It has a back seat which is usable, at least for short trips. ...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-09-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By JimD1
I'm not sure exactly what problem you are having...

I'm not sure exactly what problem you are having (mw? lw?) but my radio acts up sometimes. I've found that unbuckling the seatbelt briefly will cause it to work right. I have no idea why.
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-28-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,372
Posted By JimD1
What I said is absolutely fact. You can prove it...

What I said is absolutely fact. You can prove it in your driveway to your hearts content. You can go on the road and prove it too if there is no traffic. Motor Trend did a series of tests with...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,372
Posted By JimD1
"Unintended Acceleration" is a term that means...

"Unintended Acceleration" is a term that means different things to different people. The extreme example is the claim that the driver was pushing the brake as hard as they could and the car just...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,151
Posted By JimD1
I debadged because it was one of the few pieces...

I debadged because it was one of the few pieces of chrome on my AW e88. If you know bimmers, you would know what I drive anyway. In response to your points:

1. The n52 I wanted is under my...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-12-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By JimD1
I've never given a car back or gotten rid of it...

I've never given a car back or gotten rid of it because it was wrecked. I've had to have cars repaired after wrecks, however. I've never felt unsafe in a car after it was repaired. As long as it...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,214
Posted By JimD1
I've driven both and I disagree that the 135i is...

I've driven both and I disagree that the 135i is in a "completely different world". When I did PCD, they had no 128is so my son and I drove a 135i, hard. Later, I autocrossed my 128i on the same...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-18-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By JimD1
BMWhat seems interesting but is much more than a...

BMWhat seems interesting but is much more than a code reader/clearer. Also more money. Torque was $5 when I bought it for my Samsung tablet. Works great. You can have virtual gauges, log data,...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-10-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,214
Posted By JimD1
I like my e88 with sport package and n52. It is...

I like my e88 with sport package and n52. It is not the fastest car on the road but is pretty quick. I kind of like pulling past pickups who think they are fast. But I had a V8 SUV keep up with me...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-03-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By JimD1
The driving exercises for delivery are very tame...

The driving exercises for delivery are very tame compared to M school, I've done both. But you will get a little feel for the track at delivery which should help a little at M-school. PCD is to get...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-03-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By JimD1
Your route seems good but recognize that the Blue...

Your route seems good but recognize that the Blue Ridge Parkway has picture spots every few hundred yards in many sections. They really are good spots to stop and take a few shots. But it can add a...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,466
Posted By JimD1
Get the windscreen. It makes it comfortable to...

Get the windscreen. It makes it comfortable to drive top down all the way to about 45 if it's sunny. We've been almost to 80 a couple times already in SC so I've had the top down. Best way to find...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 03-13-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,149
Posted By JimD1
BMW doesn't charge anything but you will have...

BMW doesn't charge anything but you will have some expenses. You need to get to Greenville and you need to buy gas and meals on the way home. But it is well worth it. The performance center is...
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