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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-24-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,875
Posted By Boraxo
Respect goes both ways. My local Mercedes dealer...

Respect goes both ways. My local Mercedes dealer lost a sale a few months ago on a $70k+ SUV. He started off on the right foot as one of the few dealers to submit a reply email to my RFQ and offered...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By Boraxo
Unfortunately you have learned the hard way that...

Unfortunately you have learned the hard way that paypal and ebay have now joined craigslist and are simply new tools for scammers. They are happy to collect their fee but provide no protection in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-19-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,668
Posted By Boraxo
Nice. Since I'm currently debating between the...

Nice. Since I'm currently debating between the BMW and Audi, I guess I gotta throw the C-300 into the mix now.
Forum: European Delivery 02-17-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,579
Posted By Boraxo
With all due respect I think you are missing the...

With all due respect I think you are missing the point. The question is not ED lease v. ED cash, but rather ED lease v. normal lease and the cost of paying for a car sitting on a boat v. immediate...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-15-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By Boraxo
What is February 2017 money factor?

Still .00134 like January as the Fed has not yet raised rates?

Also any incentives beyond the options credits? I see early discussion about new incentives for Feb/March but not seeing anything...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-21-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,994
Posted By Boraxo
Exactly. If the OP reads these threads he will...

Exactly. If the OP reads these threads he will see that BMW maintenance begins to get expensive from 50-75k miles, worse from 75k-100k and from 100k+ is prohibitive.

My 2006 is currently at 115k....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-27-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By Boraxo
I hit a deer about 30 years ago - radiator had to...

I hit a deer about 30 years ago - radiator had to be replaced but otherwise the car survived and still drove well.

This should be covered by your "comprehensive" insurance and not "collision",...
Forum: European Delivery 11-05-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 105,531
Posted By Boraxo
Having recently bought a popular Mercedes SUV...

Having recently bought a popular Mercedes SUV under "invoice" using the Fighting Chance method (essentially an RFQ bid process) - which is similar to Rizzo - I make the following recommendations:
...
Forum: European Delivery 11-04-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,423
Posted By Boraxo
When I did ED 10 years ago, it saved me two weeks...

When I did ED 10 years ago, it saved me two weeks car rental (valued at $1k) ... that would still be the case now. I use FF miles and don't count the meal costs which I would also incur at home. So...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-27-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By Boraxo
yes, this is a common item for this model. Mine...

yes, this is a common item for this model. Mine failed some time ago and it was very expensive. in retrospect i would never keep this car past 50k miles without an extended warranty.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-19-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Boraxo
I think I paid $250-300 (be sure to get BMW CCA...

I think I paid $250-300 (be sure to get BMW CCA discount if applicable and get on dealer email list which often has discount coupons for parts/labor) and there is also a labor charge (I think I paid...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-19-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By Boraxo
Beware! Trunk tampering & deteriorated rubber

Earlier this week, my trunk unlock mechanism popped out (or rather, back into the trunk) when I pressed the rubber grip to open it. Upon further examination it appears there is evidence of tampering...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,254
Posted By Boraxo
Count on $1000-2000 per year after you hit 50k...

Count on $1000-2000 per year after you hit 50k miles. After 100k it is definitely closer to $2k per year.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-20-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,732
Posted By Boraxo
These comments are really helpful, thank. Can...

These comments are really helpful, thank. Can anyone compare the Mercedes 450 GLE?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By Boraxo
X5 original owners - would you buy this car again?

I am looking at replacing my Acura MDX which has now become expensive to maintain @120k miles. The reliability has also been less than expected for a Honda product. Wife really wants the Mercedes GLS...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-22-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 15,463
Posted By Boraxo
CR has become less reliable over the course of...

CR has become less reliable over the course of time as all cars have increased reliability across-the-board so the gap is narrowed. CR's initial ratings for Tesla is a good example of an epic fail....
Forum: European Delivery 03-09-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,518
Posted By Boraxo
Agree 100%. Umm, with all due respect,...

Agree 100%.



Umm, with all due respect, this is a garbage fee.

I can get free notary service from my local bank to guarantee the signature.

$240 is absurd - if that's the price that the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-09-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,430
Posted By Boraxo
No offense, but the info you receive is...

No offense, but the info you receive is meaningless to your personal situation.

Insurance rates vary greatly depending on driving record, age, marital status, mileage driven but most importantly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,466
Posted By Boraxo
Good to know, just bought a set of Driveguards...

Good to know, just bought a set of Driveguards myself.

Over the years I've purchased a few sets of Pirellis (non-RFTs) and have generally been happy with the performance. However the treadwear is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-07-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,136
Posted By Boraxo
Very helpful thread as my rear tire picked up a...

Very helpful thread as my rear tire picked up a nail yesterday so I ended up making an unscheduled visit to the local tire shop. :mad:

After my experience with the OEM Bridgestones (which were so...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,781
Posted By Boraxo
Rear tire picked up a nail yesterday :mad: so I...

Rear tire picked up a nail yesterday :mad: so I ended up making an unscheduled visit to the local tire shop. To be fair the tread on my Conti RFTs was pretty well worn, very disappointing as they...
Forum: European Delivery 01-07-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,777
Posted By Boraxo
Hard to top Post #2 but having visited London...

Hard to top Post #2 but having visited London many times here are my additions:

(1) Churchill aka Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster is absolutely my favorite place in London - you feel like you are...
Forum: European Delivery 01-07-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,853
Posted By Boraxo
Kind of amusing to find such good information on...

Kind of amusing to find such good information on the MB ED programme here! Definitely something to consider after BMW shafted the ED discount.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By Boraxo
You are lucky that warranty was offered for a...

You are lucky that warranty was offered for a reasonable price. Most companies (including, I think, BMW) don't provide extended warranty past 6 years/100k miles (whichever comes first). $2200 is...
Forum: European Delivery 11-09-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 57,879
Posted By Boraxo
Yes, and some of the new models got very...

Yes, and some of the new models got very favorable reviews. My best friend has been driving M for years and he gets performance and handling comparable to BMWs.

I am certainly going to look at...
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