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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Campfamily
Only fix I've found is not to put my arm on it. ...

Only fix I've found is not to put my arm on it. Something I've just learned to live with.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,102
Posted By Campfamily
So, if it is such a win win, then why did Audi...

So, if it is such a win win, then why did Audi and MB stop doing it? It is simple economics, they all realized that the cost of maintenance was higher than the benefit, particularly in the later...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-20-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By Campfamily
Plus, don't say the car has a manual transmission...

Plus, don't say the car has a manual transmission unless it has a third pedal next to the brake pedal. Paddles next to the steering wheel is not a manual transmission.
Forum: General BMW 07-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Campfamily
Why is this funny?:dunno::dunno:

Why is this funny?:dunno::dunno:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,901
Posted By Campfamily
I can only compare them against the OEM Conti's,...

I can only compare them against the OEM Conti's, and I definitely noticed a difference between those. The Michelin's are much quieter (in fairness, my old front tires had started cupping on the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,901
Posted By Campfamily
Once you factor in the cost of shipping, the...

Once you factor in the cost of shipping, the price is about the same. I've bought tires from tirerack in the past with great results, but it's kind of nice having the same people mount the tires...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,901
Posted By Campfamily
That's not the same tire, and not the same size. ...

That's not the same tire, and not the same size. 2008 and later 550s with the Sport Package have 19" rims. And, I have Michelin Pilot Super Sports, not Pilot Sport A/S.
Forum: General BMW 07-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Campfamily
Kids, you're paying for your own college now!! ...

Kids, you're paying for your own college now!! Come on outside and look at what Daddy just bought!!!!!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By Campfamily
I get an indicated 21 mpg on my 550, driving LA...

I get an indicated 21 mpg on my 550, driving LA freeways, which means heavy traffic a lot of the time. My calculated mpg (I keep a log of all gas purchases for all of my cars) is a bit lower, around...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-11-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By Campfamily
I just filled my car up this morning at Costco,...

I just filled my car up this morning at Costco, and after about 35 miles the needle has moved off of the stop, it doesn't show completely full any more. I reset my mileage calculator this tank, and...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-10-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,102
Posted By Campfamily
You (and others) keep using the word "warranty",...

You (and others) keep using the word "warranty", such as "maintenance warranty". This is not a warranty, it is covering normal maintenance costs. The original factory warranty is still transferable...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By Campfamily
I'd consider filing an insurance claim, you hit a...

I'd consider filing an insurance claim, you hit a pothole and this happened.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Campfamily
There was no penalty when I bought my car about...

There was no penalty when I bought my car about four years ago, I financed through BMW so I could take advantage of the maintenance program extension for the duration of the CPO warranty. I wanted to...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-13-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,402
Posted By Campfamily
Good point, didn't think of it that way.

Good point, didn't think of it that way.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,055
Posted By Campfamily
I personally think you are over-thinking this. ...

I personally think you are over-thinking this. If you like the car, make a lowball offer and buy it! Or, if you're leery about it, move on; there are lots and lots of BMWs out there, you'll find...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-13-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,402
Posted By Campfamily
Don't tires have unique identifying numbers? ...

Don't tires have unique identifying numbers? Assuming they do, bet they were noted when the insurance policy was first issued.....
Forum: General BMW 06-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Campfamily
An M5 with that many miles is going to be a major...

An M5 with that many miles is going to be a major money pit. If you're set on getting a 5 series, consider a 2008 or newer E60 550. 85% of the performance of the M5, all of the looks (assuming you...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Campfamily
I do not understand the US revulsion to station...

I do not understand the US revulsion to station wagons. All things being equal, I would much rather have a wagon than a sedan of any car. Had my current car been available as a wagon, I would have...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 06-08-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By Campfamily
If this is only the second time you're seeing...

If this is only the second time you're seeing Greg's name, then you haven't been looking around this forum much. Between Greg and Jon Schaefer in Santa Barbara, there isn't anybody other CA in the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,378
Posted By Campfamily
People who camp out in the fast lane. Keep right...

People who camp out in the fast lane. Keep right except to pass!!!!!!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Campfamily
There is a couple of recent threads on this...

There is a couple of recent threads on this subject with solutions for you to do this.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Campfamily
NACA duct in fairing

While my car was at my local indy mechanic getting an oil change a few days ago, I went under the car to look around (try doing that at the dealership!!!), and the mechanic pointed out a NACA duct in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Campfamily
I can't imagine this is going to last very long,...

I can't imagine this is going to last very long, nice car, nice colors, fair price.....and a manual trans!!!

Good luck with your sale!
Forum: General BMW 05-30-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By Campfamily
You received complaints for using the generator,...

You received complaints for using the generator, yet you're trying to figure out how to get power to play music? :dunno::dunno::dunno:
Forum: General BMW 05-30-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By Campfamily
Go to Harbor Freight and buy a cheap generator.

Go to Harbor Freight and buy a cheap generator.
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