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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 06-09-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,577
Posted By AK
The E90 3-series and E60 5-series were the last...

The E90 3-series and E60 5-series were the last great models BMW built. Everything since then has either been cheapened out (F30), or has had its driving dynamics neutered (F30, F10). Reliability,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 03-27-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By AK
This is unfortunate. I really want to like the...

This is unfortunate. I really want to like the 535d but when I see stories like these of expensive repairs with such few miles on the odometer I think it's probably best to stick with petrol...
Forum: Off-Topic 12-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By AK
I use Betterment. I have both a Roth IRA and a...

I use Betterment. I have both a Roth IRA and a standard taxable account open with them. I think the fees they charge are reasonable given the value they add. The Tax Loss Harvesting feature for...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-14-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,569
Posted By AK
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-14-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,158
Posted By AK
As I just posted in another thread my GF's 2008...

As I just posted in another thread my GF's 2008 328i required about $4K worth of work at 115K miles (water pump, starter, battery, brakes/tires, valvetronic eccentric shaft sensor, valve cover...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-14-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,825
Posted By AK
Without getting overly analytical I'd budget...

Without getting overly analytical I'd budget $1500-$2000/year for maintenance and repairs, post-warranty. Some years will be better than others but it's always possible you'll get nailed with...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-21-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By AK
The 991.1 makes a nice used car buy. They...

The 991.1 makes a nice used car buy. They depreciate A LOT in the first couple years. Let some other rich guy take that hit. That's what I did with my 997.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-21-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,497
Posted By AK
The company needs to be punished severely. Their...

The company needs to be punished severely. Their market share wouldn't be nearly what it is without them cheating the way they did.

As enthusiasts we better hope the EPA doesn't find other...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-23-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,736
Posted By AK
I'm not sure "fulfillment" is the appropriate...

I'm not sure "fulfillment" is the appropriate word to describe how one feels when driving a car. I tend to think of fulfillment as something one experiences after completing a large project at work...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,659
Posted By AK
My eyesight is finally starting to fail me at the...

My eyesight is finally starting to fail me at the ripe age of 41. I just had to get glasses for computer use :( Other than that, things rock. I'm still in great health / reasonably fit and unlike...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-26-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,430
Posted By AK
Prior to buying my 2010 C2S I was all over the...

Prior to buying my 2010 C2S I was all over the map.. I was considering an F10 5er at one point. I called my insurance company to get a quote and I was pleasantly surprised to find out it actually...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,430
Posted By AK
Holy thread resurrection... I must admit,...

Holy thread resurrection...

I must admit, this is the progression I took (and yes, I occasionally use it to carry the bike).

I wonder where Hans Delbruck went? :)
...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-15-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By AK
I'm still rolling my HTC One M7. It's getting...

I'm still rolling my HTC One M7. It's getting tired; the LED used for flash and flashlight flickers, the camera has completely splotchy color bands in low light and the BoomSound speakers are barely...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 12-18-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,632
Posted By AK
Recent used 911 buyer here... You can drive...

Recent used 911 buyer here...

You can drive a P-car every day if you want. You *cannot* drive an F-car every day, however.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,140
Posted By AK
Just saw this thread... Sorry to hear about your...

Just saw this thread... Sorry to hear about your situation. I would love to know more about the history of the car and what behavior(s), if any, led to the engine suffering this type of failure.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,206
Posted By AK
If your car is an automatic: I've posted...

If your car is an automatic:

I've posted this before, take it FWIW - I had a JB4 installed on my 2007 335i for a few years. 99%+ of the time, I had it in bypass mode and didn't use it. When it...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 12-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,948
Posted By AK
I test drove a 2014 Chevrolet SS within an hour...

I test drove a 2014 Chevrolet SS within an hour of test driving a 2014 535d, both of which were equipped with a HUD. When wearing my polarized Ray-Bans, I could barely see the BMW's HUD at all...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 12-02-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,948
Posted By AK
Perhaps then you could explain how the HUD that...

Perhaps then you could explain how the HUD that comes on other cars (ie, Corvette, Chevrolet SS) is perfectly visible when wearing polarized specs?

BMW needs to get with it on this one.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,050
Posted By AK
I actually taco'd a wheel on my previous 335i up...

I actually taco'd a wheel on my previous 335i up in LA (Hollywood) after I whacked a pothole. The road conditions there are scary. But to say every F30 is inappropriate for the country as a whole...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-13-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,050
Posted By AK
Have you considered going an entirely different...

Have you considered going an entirely different direction and getting a 4x4 for your weekend toy? I highly recommend a Wrangler Rubicon. No worries about poor road quality :)
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-13-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,050
Posted By AK
I can't directly answer your questions but for...

I can't directly answer your questions but for certain, my 997 has a much firmer ride than my E90 w/ Sport had along with a lot more tire noise. "Raw" is a good way to put it; there's not much...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,050
Posted By AK
I do have PDK and Sport Chrono. I've been too...

I do have PDK and Sport Chrono. I've been too afraid to try Launch Control :)

I can say that if you just stomp on it in Sport mode from a dead stop the acceleration is eye opening, even without...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 11-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,723
Posted By AK
I have to admit, that sound sucks.

I have to admit, that sound sucks.
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 11-08-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,782
Posted By AK
I put a JB4 on my old 335i. I waited until after...

I put a JB4 on my old 335i. I waited until after the warranty expired to do so. Even so, I rarely used it: I kept it in bypass mode 99% of the time. The JB4 didn't reprogram/recalibrate the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-06-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,050
Posted By AK
Welp, rumor has it that within a year or two...

Welp, rumor has it that within a year or two you'll be getting a turbocharged flat-4 in the Cayman and Boxster. They'll sound like Subarus but should have pretty good scoot up there at elevation. ...
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