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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 02:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By Bob Shiftright
We all hope for that from our BMWs! About...

We all hope for that from our BMWs!

About 20K so far.... the result of multiple cars and telecommuting. The problems with the E91 have mostly been electrical poltergeists -- there is really...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Unless the previous owner really collected cats,...

Unless the previous owner really collected cats, might check that the AC evaporator drain is clear.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Read the posts around here for a few days before...

Read the posts around here for a few days before you sign on the dotted line. There are chronic BMW problems. Some of the chronic BMW problems are expensive to fix.

I'll be the first to say that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-18-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,480
Posted By Bob Shiftright
My experience has been that parts cost...

My experience has been that parts cost significantly more for a BMW than a Honda or Toyota.

For routine service, BMW the oil and oil filter cost $57.64, the microfilter was $41.44 and the engine...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,604
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I've suffered failures of the yaw gizmo in the...

I've suffered failures of the yaw gizmo in the steering wheel and the ABS pump (among others). So far the BMW extended warranty has paid for itself x 2.

I've read through the boilerplate of one...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,480
Posted By Bob Shiftright
A $18,225 2015 Honda Fit EX comes equipped with...

A $18,225 2015 Honda Fit EX comes equipped with an alarm, backup camera, blind spot detector, multi-CD player, a 6-speed manual transmission ... and floor mats. And a dipstick!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,480
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Oil changes on the E91 cost me $86.84 with tax. ...

Oil changes on the E91 cost me $86.84 with tax.

Looking at this another way, Chevrolet offers a Volt lease of $269/month. I'd be happy to pay $269/month for BMW repairs not to drive a Chevy Volt.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,480
Posted By Bob Shiftright
It is likely to break more often because there is...

It is likely to break more often because there is more stuff to break. And it does break. BMWs in general tend to be overly complex and complicated at the expense of reliability.



On what...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Does Toyota sell any Lexi (new) with stick shifts...

Does Toyota sell any Lexi (new) with stick shifts any more? (That is, in the United States?)

(BTW, when counting problems, when my BMW dealer fixes a problem but breaks two things to fix the first...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Bob Shiftright
When my car was new, it acquired a shopping cart...

When my car was new, it acquired a shopping cart dent near a crease. The PDR people couldn't fix it. It cost a bit over $1000 to fix once all was said and done.

The most annoying thing was that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 10,421
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I was wondering about the excess mileage hit on a...

I was wondering about the excess mileage hit on a lease. It would be painful to write out a $9k check just to return a car to BMW.

If you need to put a lot of miles on a car, might it not be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Several sellers on e-bay advertise repair of...

Several sellers on e-bay advertise repair of Logic 7 amps -- for much less than $1525 + tax.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-12-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 10,421
Posted By Bob Shiftright
According to the NADA guide, the trade-in value...

According to the NADA guide, the trade-in value of a 2004 325i with 120k is $5,875. That's less than 10% of the current market price of a $60,000 new car.

"For fun" I compared the 3-year...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Bob Shiftright
+1 for the Wheel Collision Center in Bath, PA....

+1 for the Wheel Collision Center in Bath, PA. (Outside of Bethlehem PA.)

They also have a wheel "exchange" program where you swap out your damaged wheel for a repaired one. They will also mount...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 415
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I just had the ABS module replaced (warranty) and...

I just had the ABS module replaced (warranty) and the warning lights were all yellow, not red.

IIRC I had a red warning light a few years ago, but that was some $1000 gizmo (warranty) that had...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Also delivered in December 2007, my 328i has been...

Also delivered in December 2007, my 328i has been surprisingly unreliable, considering that the 328i is supposed to be one of the most reliable BMW models, and considering how little my car is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I use jack stands -- and I have had a hydraulic...

I use jack stands -- and I have had a hydraulic jack fail after lifting a car. Definitely get real jack stands.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 875
Posted By Bob Shiftright
NY to MD not exactly what I would call a long...

NY to MD not exactly what I would call a long drive.

Some years ago, I commuted from the NYC area (NJ 'burbs) to the DC area weekly. There are a number of people who work in DC for a couple of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 483
Posted By Bob Shiftright
There are many cars that have four wheel bolts...

There are many cars that have four wheel bolts from the factory and some have three. (Yes, I know. They were designed for 4 bolts or 3 bolts.)

Look around in your trunk or the car's tool kit. If...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I suppose you could, but how much is your time...

I suppose you could, but how much is your time worth? I used to do my own oil changes. I now take my cars to indys for oil changes. I supply the oil and filter. They supply the lift and labor, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-03-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I just had about a $3000 extended warranty claim...

I just had about a $3000 extended warranty claim (today). The ABS pump was replaced and there were a couple of other issues.

19,000 miles and change. It's a BMW, not a Toyota....

I still plan...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-01-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Bob Shiftright
BMW replaced the leather seat cover on mine under...

BMW replaced the leather seat cover on mine under the original warranty for premature wear. My car, like yours, had very low mileage at the time.

The replacement cover has held up fine, over a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By Bob Shiftright
You can reset the service reminders yourself. (I...

You can reset the service reminders yourself. (I found about this when my dealer forgot to do the reset some years ago.)

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51049&highlight=reset
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ditto. My 328i has been surprisingly...

Ditto.

My 328i has been surprisingly unreliable, considering that the 328i is supposed to be one of the most reliable BMW models, and considering how little my car is driven. (I blame Oktoberfest,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 976
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Dude... I don't know how OP could...

Dude...



I don't know how OP could possibly abuse a BMW's brakes enough in NYC to warp the rotors. And still stay out of jail. (Unless he's the Mayor!)
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