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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,478
Posted By dadc4s
I have a 535xi built 9/07 and one of the first...

I have a 535xi built 9/07 and one of the first manual transmission cars delivered in North America. HPFP failed at about 20K miles after giving weeks of advance notice with hard starts and Reduced...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-14-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By dadc4s
What do you mean by a "market allowance" Is that...

What do you mean by a "market allowance" Is that money that BMW is paying the dealer for moving a particular model?
I am negotiating a price for a 2010 Coupe with DCT, Tech,Premium,Winter pckgs,...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-07-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,140
Posted By dadc4s
Jim, your experience just proves that these are...

Jim, your experience just proves that these are not rational decisions. If any of us were truly rational, we'd all drive corollas....

Tying to choose an S4 because it is more "rational" than an...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-07-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,140
Posted By dadc4s
Johmbmw6, While true the M3 doesn't come with...

Johmbmw6, While true the M3 doesn't come with runflats, you are even more vulnerable to being disabled on the road with a flat. You are giving a can of glue to spray into the tire and hopefully...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-07-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,140
Posted By dadc4s
Enigma, great point about the spare tire. I have...

Enigma, great point about the spare tire. I have always been uneasy without a spare as I also do many long trips.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-06-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,140
Posted By dadc4s
2010 audi S4 vs. M3

I had been planning to get a new M3 when my Z4 M coupe lease is up in March but today I test drove the new Audi S4.
It is a very impressive car. With a 7 speed dual clutch transmission, a 333 HP...
Forum: European Delivery 09-21-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By dadc4s
Question M service during European delivery

I am thinking of getting a new M3 on European delivery this spring. I expect that I will put more than 1,200 miles on the car while there and will need to get the first M service done while in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,681
Posted By dadc4s
My car is an early manual transmission 535xi...

My car is an early manual transmission 535xi built in september 07. It has about 15K miles on it now, its a lease.
It has always seemed to have a somewhat rough idle upon startup, especially when...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 04-28-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,430
Posted By dadc4s
The review of the new Z4 in this month's Winding...

The review of the new Z4 in this month's Winding Road on line magazine states that a Z4 M will be coming and they state that they were told this by BMW personnel. Time will tell. If it happens, It...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,956
Posted By dadc4s
My 535xi gets about 28 on the highway and around...

My 535xi gets about 28 on the highway and around 20 in mixed city driving. I have had no problems (yet) with the fuel injectors or other issues that member of this board report and have had trouble...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 03-19-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By dadc4s
Will we be able to get Xdrive and the sport package?

The sport package really makes this car if you are interested in spirited driving and handling. Will the sport package be available with Xdrive? If yes, I will buy one, if not, I'll pass.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-27-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,645
Posted By dadc4s
Guilt not appropriate

Enjoy your cars and don't feel guilty. You worked hard for the money to buy them, no one gave you that money and you are probably in a pretty high tax bracket paying much more than your fair share. ...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-13-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,265
Posted By dadc4s
All wheel drive for the new 7?

I have read somewhere that the new 7 will be offered with all wheel drive sometime shortly after sales begin. Can anyone confirm that? If so, is it the same system seen on the 3 and 5 series cars? ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-11-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,466
Posted By dadc4s
135 mph at the end of the back straight at Mid...

135 mph at the end of the back straight at Mid Ohio this fall. That's faster than I saw in a 993 Carerra 4 I drove there years ago which I could get just over 120. I think the Mcoupe is faster and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-06-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By dadc4s
Sorry, no pics at this time. I did purchase some...

Sorry, no pics at this time. I did purchase some from the photographer who was t the event and if they come out OK I can send them along....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By dadc4s
At mid-0hio the gearing of the car was very...

At mid-0hio the gearing of the car was very favorable, I was able to use 3rd and 4th gear and occasionally get into 5th and had lots of torque coming out of turns. Obviously, if I was smoother I...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-04-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By dadc4s
Great Track weekend

Took the 2007 Mcoupe to Mid Ohio this past weekend for a Driver's Ed with the Maumee Valley Region (toledo) of the Porsche club, of which I am a member despite my BMW ownership.
The car was truly...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-11-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,098
Posted By dadc4s
Love the DCT

Just drove the DCT and it was fantastic. In auto mode, smooth as silk and in the manual mode, fast, fast, fast. The throttle blips on downshifts are to die for.
The only thing that will take...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-11-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,713
Posted By dadc4s
Ron, my car isn't "ordered", I have had it for 18...

Ron, my car isn't "ordered", I have had it for 18 months, its a 2007 model that I took delivery of at the PDC in March of 07. It's LM08247.

I had the first oil and fluids changed after the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-05-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,713
Posted By dadc4s
Track Time, any advice?

I have signed up for a Driver's Ed weekend at Mid Ohio later this fall. I am a former Porsche driver and have tracked a 993 C4, a Boxster S and a 996 C4S in years past but I haven't been on a track...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-08-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By dadc4s
Lies, damn lies and statistics

A major problem with this survey is what counts as a dependability issue. BMW gets dinged hard because people don't like or can't use Idrive, or bluetooth, or the Ipod connection etc. etc. These...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,976
Posted By dadc4s
Manuals not long for this world

The manual transmission will soon disapear form the landscape becuse the new dual clutch transmissions are infinitely better. They are as smooth as a traditional automatic without the ineffeciencys...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-28-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,592
Posted By dadc4s
keep all the Z car posts together. Even though...

keep all the Z car posts together. Even though I have the current Mcoupe, I will be interested to read about the new Zcar on in this forum and keeping all the posts together will facilitate that....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,399
Posted By dadc4s
I have a 535xi, manual transmission with about...

I have a 535xi, manual transmission with about 8500 miles on it. I get about 19mpg around town and close to 30mpg on the highway with cruise control on doing about 75 mph. Considering the power and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 21,832
Posted By dadc4s
Rolex Daytona, stainless/gold. I also have an...

Rolex Daytona, stainless/gold. I also have an omega seamaster auto that I am thinking of trading in on a TAG/Heuer with a rubber strap or a Hublot
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