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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,184
Posted By Shorte
Quick question about your car, is that paint the...

Quick question about your car, is that paint the Jet Black or the Black Sapphire Metallic?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,969
Posted By Shorte
I just meant it lacks standard features or even...

I just meant it lacks standard features or even certain options (I know newer models have these goodies as options) that japanese competitors have had for years, for example parking assistance, back...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-17-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,969
Posted By Shorte
Why did you choose BMW

Being a non-owner of a BMW and looking to buy I can only provide input based on test driving experiences and not long term ownership.

I have my eyes set on a 535i because it put a smile on my face...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,695
Posted By Shorte
Sounds like the gap isn't set correctly on the...

Sounds like the gap isn't set correctly on the spark plugs. It's an old response but maybe it'll help someone else.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By Shorte
Congrats! If all goes well I may be a first time...

Congrats! If all goes well I may be a first time BMW owner by this weekend I'm shooting for a 2010 535i (No xdrive needed here in Houston, we only experience Hot Humid weather.)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Shorte
I would also be interested in knowing what year...

I would also be interested in knowing what year your car is. I'm looking at buying a 2010 535i and I keep seeing a lot of issues relating to te battery/recall but I can't determine if this is...
Forum: General BMW 08-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By Shorte
Thanks for the info on hold backs/dealer...

Thanks for the info on hold backs/dealer incentives.

I'm not trying to screw the dealers over or get wholesale price here, I'm simply trying to not get hosed.
Forum: General BMW 08-14-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By Shorte
CPO & No Haggle Pricing

I'm planning on test driving and making an offer on a 2010 535i this weekend assuming I like the condition of the car. I live in Houston and all the BMW dealerships in the area have the "True Price"...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By Shorte
My credit union is offering 1.75% financing on...

My credit union is offering 1.75% financing on New/Used vehicles. You can definitely get something better than 4-5%. I know BMW is currently offering 0.9% but it only applies to 2009-2010 CPO bmw's.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Shorte
Thanks, didn't notice the detailers section must...

Thanks, didn't notice the detailers section must have glanced right over it. :eeps:

Thanks for the advice Johnniek, I do like Meguiars products so I'll have to try that out!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By Shorte
New Car Detailing/Maint question

Good morning all,

It looks like I may be buying my first BMW this weekend, it's a 2010 535i in Black Sapphire Metallic. I've also never owned a black car but I understand it'll take much more work...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,562
Posted By Shorte
Yeah I've only test driven the RWD and I loved...

Yeah I've only test driven the RWD and I loved the feel. Much different than my current FWD Acura RSX... I found out that the vehicle I posted earlier had been in an accident and while it's probably...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,562
Posted By Shorte
Haven't pulled a car fax on it yet, but i felt...

Haven't pulled a car fax on it yet, but i felt more confident because they have a picture of a BMW Inspection Report stating they found no signs of damage or previous repair. I think pulling a car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,562
Posted By Shorte
Wow this is a lot of great feedback! After test...

Wow this is a lot of great feedback! After test driving both the 528 and 535 and getting feed back from you guys I think I'm definitely favoring the 535, I like being able to accelerate when needed...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,562
Posted By Shorte
Thanks for the heads up! Good info guys, thanks! ...

Thanks for the heads up! Good info guys, thanks!

Do you know if Certified pre-owned is the way to go or are BMW's reliable enough to pick up off any other used dealer lots, ie Ford, Acura, Toyota?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,562
Posted By Shorte
5-Series Advice

I'm new here and I'm looking into buying my first BMW. I'm primarily looking at getting a preowned 2008-2010 model of the 528i or 535i, whichever I find for a good deal.


Price wise I've found...
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