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Forum: General BMW 03-01-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,115
Posted By davelv
Active steering is fantastic. It reduces wheel...

Active steering is fantastic. It reduces wheel movement and effort at low speed, and is unnoticable at more than 20 mph or so.

Those who don't live with it daily don't know what they are missing....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-01-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 22,813
Posted By davelv
Make servotronic standard!!!!

B****T

BMW has way too heavy steering. They even outweigh the effort in manual cars prior to power steering. This is not a sporty feel, it is hand/finger tiring underboost.

A good steering...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,211
Posted By davelv
Get active steering!

I would recommend active steering on any BMW. For some reason BMW equates heavy steering as being desirable, but it is defintely not anything but tiring.

The active steering provides much needed...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-05-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,114
Posted By davelv
You are correct. No security deposit. Thanks...

You are correct. No security deposit. Thanks for the explanation.

Since I make about 100%/year on my money in the stock market, the extra $500 in interest over three years on my lease is cheap...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-05-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,114
Posted By davelv
Money Factor markup

While I have seen many times everyone say that only 0.004 can be added to the money factor lease rate from BMW, the Autonation dealerships in Las Vegas add 0.0055.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-19-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By davelv
A BMW lease will include the following fees: ...

A BMW lease will include the following fees:

Acquisition fee - $925
Doc fee - variable based on state maximum - $50-500
sales tax on any buydown of purchase price
title and registration -...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-19-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By davelv
Residual based on MSRP + delivery?

I was looking at a Porsche Cayenne lease and Porsche does not include the delivery charge in the MSRP - it must be paid up front.

Does a BMW lease include the delivery in the lease start MSRP...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-17-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,427
Posted By davelv
Based on a review in a car magazine where they...

Based on a review in a car magazine where they had 0.5 inch added turboboost in their particular car resuliting in unusually fast times, yours might have the inverse problem of low boost, or even one...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-16-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By davelv
No. In fact one way to search the country is to...

No. In fact one way to search the country is to go to cars.com and add xi and coupe to the word search feature. There are still many out there to find and buy.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-14-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By davelv
If you are leasing the car, just put in some oil...

If you are leasing the car, just put in some oil that you have around the house. Who will know?;)

Oh, and I have not done this .... honest I haven't. :angel:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,893
Posted By davelv
Give me '60s style power steering

I like a very easy power steering system that is also responsive and tight.

With modern technology, why should anyone have to use both hands in a parking lot to rotate the steering wheel?
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-07-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By davelv
08 or 09?

I can get a 2008 $50k coupe now for $4k off sticker or order a 2009 for $1000 over invoice.

Which is the better buy for 3 year ownership?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,782
Posted By davelv
Checking the transmission fluid for metal chips...

Checking the transmission fluid for metal chips due to bad shifts is the goal, not checking the clutch face.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-29-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,410
Posted By davelv
From reading, I thought the adaptive lights were...

From reading, I thought the adaptive lights were a step beyond what is already there. I guess not - my bad.

As to the car, I have found two but thought the new idrive, nav and interior would be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,616
Posted By davelv
Why do you have adaptive headlights in red?

A contribution to active safety is made by the new generation of adaptive headlight, optionally available in conjunction with bi-xenon headlamps. It guarantees illumination of the road surface when...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-29-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,410
Posted By davelv
Does anyone know if the 2009 coupe will be...

Does anyone know if the 2009 coupe will be getting the interior, adaptive headlights, navigation and idrive changes like the sedan? I need to know by 7/30 so I can buy a 2008 vs order a 2009.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,616
Posted By davelv
I am deciding on Wednesday whether to get an...

I am deciding on Wednesday whether to get an existing 2008 coupe or order a 2009 coupe. I thought the coupe was also getting the new interior, idrive and adaptive headlights.

Does any know for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,782
Posted By davelv
The best idea yet! Please post what their...

The best idea yet! Please post what their response is.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,782
Posted By davelv
The paranoia is due to the fact that if there is...

The paranoia is due to the fact that if there is clutch or transmission trouble that is caused by abnormal wear and tear, the warranty does not apply. Ground up gears, noticable overheating on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,782
Posted By davelv
Assuming probably 3-5 miles per test drive, this...

Assuming probably 3-5 miles per test drive, this is easily 20 to 30 test drives. And the last time I checked, an engine max rev'd drop clutch take off uses no miles.

As to whether or not they...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By davelv
I have bought 3 cars sight unseen over the...

I have bought 3 cars sight unseen over the internet since 2002. The savings were great but each car had a cosmetic problem that only a personal inspection would have caught. Additionally, one...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,782
Posted By davelv
Test drivers of a manual 335 could have run the...

Test drivers of a manual 335 could have run the engine to redline and popped the clutch if not supervised during testing. I would bet that at least one employee did the same. And I doubt that you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By davelv
Resale 328i vs 328xi and options for 2007

So looking at KBB (which is what Carmax uses) it appears that zero value is assigned to Black Saphire paint, comfort access and HD radio.

This means that even though a rwd coupe with 19" wheels...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,159
Posted By davelv
xi should be standard.

xi should be standard.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-27-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By davelv
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/3series/coup...

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/3series/coupe/2006/allfacts/equipment_exterior.html
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