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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-19-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By ghpup
I don' think it is as hard as you might think. I...

I don' think it is as hard as you might think. I just did a search for inventory on bmwusa.com and found 16 535d with 9 535xd within 500 miles of my zip code (this includes 1 in locally, several in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By ghpup
What year is your vehicle? I have a 2007 and the...

What year is your vehicle? I have a 2007 and the 12volt outlets (cigarette chargers) work with the ignition totally off. I use the back seat outlet to plug in my battery tender when I let the car...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-17-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By ghpup
If you want a bit of oomph with great economy...

If you want a bit of oomph with great economy mileage find a 535d. Our 535d is actually quicker than my ///M... The low end torque is addicting and the range is very likely well beyond what your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-27-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By ghpup
I've been purchasing Bimmers since 2000. BMW has...

I've been purchasing Bimmers since 2000. BMW has recommended at least 91 octane for quite some time before then.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-27-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By ghpup
If you have an independent shop already in mind,...

If you have an independent shop already in mind, ask them if they do diesels. If they don't, look around for a shop that does and get referrals. I asked my shop and they told me they do. The last...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-27-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By ghpup
My mom taught me to drive aggressively.......

My mom taught me to drive aggressively.... :bigpimp:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-12-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By ghpup
+1 to make two men's opinions!

+1 to make two men's opinions!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-30-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By ghpup
+1 To date, not only do you give up...

+1

To date, not only do you give up substantial connectivity if you are on WinPhone OS (e.g.: BMW Connect), but there is no cradle available for any generation of WinPhone.:mad:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-27-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By ghpup
Do you know which Smartphones the apps are...

Do you know which Smartphones the apps are available for? Lately I've found that typically only iOS and Android are covered.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-20-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By ghpup
I too have a '14 f10 without fog lights. At...

I too have a '14 f10 without fog lights. At first I missed them, but no longer do. When you have the adaptive headlight feature turned on you still get the cornering light function accomplished...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-17-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,693
Posted By ghpup
I find it interesting that there is a lot of push...

I find it interesting that there is a lot of push for the inline 6 gasoline for good fun and v8 gasoline for more horsepower. Frankly, I find the 535d to have plenty of umph and find it willing and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-24-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,453
Posted By ghpup
Yesterday I saw an article about the pending...

Yesterday I saw an article about the pending value crisis for used cars. Apparently there is an anticipation that with the number of vehicles due to come off lease this year and next that prices...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,820
Posted By ghpup
OP, I happen to have one car always in the...

OP, I happen to have one car always in the garage. Whichever vehicle is idle always has a trickle charger attached as it may be weeks before it gets driven again. I have a whopping 2.5mile commute...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-07-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By ghpup
The challenge with any loaner, is that the...

The challenge with any loaner, is that the dealership basically has to buy it, license it and then resell it after all of the drivers like me are finished with it. As such my observation is that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-05-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By ghpup
While the individual is anxious to sell, there...

While the individual is anxious to sell, there are better deals to be had. This is especially true if you include the Portland area in your consideration for possible markets (noting that you're in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-23-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By ghpup
+1.... We do have the xDrive and really enjoy it....

+1.... We do have the xDrive and really enjoy it. Reliability to date is good. The mileage is fabulous. We do three long distance trips each year. The one I worry about most is the one in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-21-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,967
Posted By ghpup
On long drives (e.g.: 400 miles or more) I have...

On long drives (e.g.: 400 miles or more) I have had the experience of Real Time Traffic predicting horrendous delays which never materialized, or were for directions on roads I wasn't going to be...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-15-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By ghpup
+1, being debt free for the last 13 years has...

+1, being debt free for the last 13 years has been calming given the turmoil in the workplace and the tech industry.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-15-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By ghpup
why not put the same funds into a special...

why not put the same funds into a special 'repair' account and call that your extended warranty? Basically you're paying insurance and betting that something will go wrong that will exceed the costs...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-14-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By ghpup
In the past I have sold cars privately that have...

In the past I have sold cars privately that have had some 'accident history'. I was always open, but used KBB and other car valuation guides to set pricing. If you're talking about a trade-in, yes...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-14-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By ghpup
My wife and I happen to fit into the buy and hold...

My wife and I happen to fit into the buy and hold population of car buyers. We generally hold our cars for 10 years or more. The last one was an 2000 e39 with 93k miles we sold privately in January...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-11-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By ghpup
If this is the MRoadster, it is a manual...

If this is the MRoadster, it is a manual transmission. The lighted shift nob is available replacement and is an easy DYI (if I can do it, anyone can...). I bought my OEM replacement from Bavarian...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-09-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By ghpup
I've noticed that the trunk lid drains into the...

I've noticed that the trunk lid drains into the channel around and then below, but not directly into the trunk.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-31-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,617
Posted By ghpup
If you haven't considered it, take a look at the...

If you haven't considered it, take a look at the 535d. We have the '14 xdrive d and while I haven't driven he 550, I do not lack oomph with the diesel torque. It is quicker than my ///MRoadster...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-11-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By ghpup
Don't know if they've changed the sensors since...

Don't know if they've changed the sensors since the 2011MY, but I have noticed that our 2014 TPMs triggers at any pressure at and below 29psi.
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