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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-23-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Not at all difficult! I walk into a car...

Not at all difficult!

I walk into a car dealer with my checkbook, write out a deposit check and a few weeks later I'll get a call that my car with manual transmission has arrived at the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-12-2016, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I don't think you could ever order a cloth...

I don't think you could ever order a cloth interior on an E9x delivered in the US -- just leather or vinyl. (An additional option was in the M3 which had an Alcantara option). At least one poster on...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-27-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,179
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I expected the market to rebound today. Tomorrow....

I expected the market to rebound today. Tomorrow.

See a lot of bullishness.

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Forum: Off-Topic 06-25-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,179
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I used to have a bunch of trade confirmation...

I used to have a bunch of trade confirmation slips from Friday October 16 1987 (all my indicators went to "Strong Buy'") tacked up above my desk.

That was the Friday before Black Monday. (My...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-25-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 74,468
Posted By Bob Shiftright
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Forum: Off-Topic 06-24-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Bob Shiftright
1.) Newark to Chicago (719 miles) for too many...

1.) Newark to Chicago (719 miles) for too many years.
2.) Then worked for a NYC company just before 9/11 and after they cleared the debris out of the HVAC the company moved everybody who actually...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-24-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,179
Posted By Bob Shiftright
This one might be more than a falling knife. ...

This one might be more than a falling knife.

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Forum: Off-Topic 06-22-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bob Shiftright
No idea. The "elites" seem to be pulling out all...

No idea. The "elites" seem to be pulling out all the stops for "stay" as well as pulling out all the stops to make people think everyone else is going to vote for "stay".

But this is what the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Yes. That's why my cars never see the inside of a...

Yes. That's why my cars never see the inside of a dealer's tastefully decorated and clean service department with the espresso machine and "complimentary" internet access in the waiting area once the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-21-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Not impossible to do if you take a 10 year old...

Not impossible to do if you take a 10 year old BMW to a dealer. If you wrench yourself, you can diminish some of the financial pain of BMW ownership.

There are very few questions that can be...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-03-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Making homicide a misdemeanor punishable by a...

Making homicide a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $100 could work, too.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-02-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Best compare BMW 4-banger with Honda 4-banger. ...

Best compare BMW 4-banger with Honda 4-banger.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2016-honda-accord-sport-manual-tested-review

New 2016 Honda Accord Sport 6-speed, $23,060 in my zip code....
Forum: Off-Topic 05-01-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,010
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Locked in his car might actually have been a...

Locked in his car might actually have been a safer place to store his work gun than in that home.

I think that they will prosecute this. It's such an abysmally stupid thing to do, I think they...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-01-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,010
Posted By Bob Shiftright
As an armed security guard, the (now ex-)...

As an armed security guard, the (now ex-) boyfriend is (or is supposed to be) what we would call "an expert".

Wisconsin law prohibits firearm access to minors.

From what I read of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-29-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I think the 2006 E91 325i was AWD only. That...

I think the 2006 E91 325i was AWD only. That would leave only 6 model years to search.

But 429 RWD cars over 6 model years works out to 1.375 cars sold per week, or about 1 sold every 5 days. They...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I ordered mine. Most people, I think, do. It was...

I ordered mine. Most people, I think, do. It was interesting, because I couldn't actually drive one first. The dealer had one (1) 328i manual sedan in stock so I could try a manual. They had an e91...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-17-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I don't think the average $74,000 BMW is going to...

I don't think the average $74,000 BMW is going to be as reliable as a 2015 Honda Accord. Never mind the average $7,400 BMW. No.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By Bob Shiftright
HAL 9000 knows! ...

HAL 9000 knows!

http://37.media.tumblr.com/794dafdb911ee21ca136c2caf192cee4/tumblr_mv5b6plU3b1qc3ju8o1_250.gif

The story sounds strange to me, too.

If a part can die if it's disconnected...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,013
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Toyota offers a Camry SE 36 month lease now at...

Toyota offers a Camry SE 36 month lease now at $179/month plus $1899 due at signing.

That's ummmm... about $2800/year.

A Camry is about as trouble-free as you can get.

But I'd rather drive...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-09-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?at...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=558255&d=1460201572

Last time anyone checked, the most popular vehicle purchased by millionaires was the Ford F-series. Thinking about...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-09-2016, 04:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By Bob Shiftright
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Bob Shiftright
They still sell parts for the Isetta, 2002, CS,...

They still sell parts for the Isetta, 2002, CS, etc.

http://shop.bmw-classic.com/index-ClassicDE-WFS-en_EU-EUR.html

I have the split armrest -- I like it. Tischer sells the armrest with free...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-06-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I guess they work less, and spend more! The...

I guess they work less, and spend more!

The 2016 estate tax exclusion is $5.45 million so of anything after income taxes that "the rich" earn and don't spend and don't put into their Fiji Island...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Bob Shiftright
The roads are particularly awful here. I...

The roads are particularly awful here.

I have a 328i wagon with the original runflats and I also have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S goflat tires on my Volvo -- and neither seems harsh. In fact my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-02-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,631
Posted By Bob Shiftright
But then the drive down to the beach wouldn't be...

But then the drive down to the beach wouldn't be fun, which was the objective of paying the price premium buying a BMW station wagon (with a manual transmission) in the first place.

I've heard...
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