Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 998
Search took 2.61 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Pat_X5
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Pat_X5
Took me over 3 months but found a lease takeover...

Took me over 3 months but found a lease takeover - went thru Swapalease.

Should have saved $500 by going thru Craigslist - BMWFS handles all the credit checks and the buyer pays for that app fees.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Pat_X5
:thumbup: Yes, the X1 rides just like a 3...

:thumbup:
Yes, the X1 rides just like a 3 series but higher up.

The X1 335 M Sport is an awesome beast - had it for a loaner a few days and loved taking her around corners accelerating out.... ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Pat_X5
What trouble ? Here in Southern California they...

What trouble ? Here in Southern California they are a dime a dozen! :yikes:

And they sell like hotcakes in Europe - noticed the BMW Welt deliveries of X1 to native Europeans topping all other...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-11-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By Pat_X5
The F15 uses EPS (Electronic Power Steering)...

The F15 uses EPS (Electronic Power Steering) which is a digital motion sensor in the steering wheel transmitting digitally to an electric motor and then to the steering rack - this is the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Pat_X5
My friend just got a 2014 328d it was a service...

My friend just got a 2014 328d it was a service loaner and had everything she wanted: black on black color and the options (Navigation, BlueTooth, & Driver Assistance) which had 6000 miles on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Pat_X5
My friend just got a 2014 328d it was a service...

My friend just got a 2014 328d it was a service loaner and had everything she wanted: black on black color and the options (Navigation, BlueTooth, & Driver Assistance) which had 6000 miles on the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By Pat_X5
This thread is so reminiscent of the first...

This thread is so reminiscent of the first rollout of the E70 (Pre LCI) - I noticed that mismatch on AW color X5 between the plastic fender and steel door…...
They seemed to have fixed the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Pat_X5
Yes of course, all used cars can be inspected by...

Yes of course, all used cars can be inspected by a 3rd party mechanic. At least in California….
I would suggest an independent mechanic specializing in German cars.

The dealer can say...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 09-11-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Pat_X5
Must be nice to have a diesel X6 = wish the USA...

Must be nice to have a diesel X6 = wish the USA would allow more diesels…...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By Pat_X5
Yes, that was one big reason I did not choose the...

Yes, that was one big reason I did not choose the F15 when it rolled out last year.
Being the first year model of a new generation (3rd), I wanted to see what changed from the first generation X5...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-10-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Pat_X5
Ditto here :thumbup: In California where we...

Ditto here :thumbup:

In California where we have lots of state and county police with the Ka radar, my V1 (set to ignore K and X bands) will trip whenever there is police radar.

$400 was the...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 09-09-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By Pat_X5
Stay away from Auto Nation - Valencia BMW - RIP OFF !

So my friend was looking for a 2014 328 diesel service loaner, CPO, or demo since they are the best buys.

I warned her about corporate franchised dealers.

Because it was close by, first she...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Pat_X5
2012 LCI if CPO

2012 LCI if CPO
Forum: General BMW 09-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By Pat_X5
Music lover / purist audio / musician = HK or B&O...

Music lover / purist audio / musician = HK or B&O
Regular music listener = standard HI FI

Lighting package = necessity.
I will never be able to drive with Halogen lights - they are dim, spotty,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-09-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Pat_X5
:drive: Europeans drive more diesel than gas...

:drive:

Europeans drive more diesel than gas cars so that means something.

Once a diesel, always a diesel - my 2nd diesel BMW - 4th BMW ....

Next BMW - diesel X4 or X7 ???
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Pat_X5
If you keep the vehicle, get with a indy that...

If you keep the vehicle, get with a indy that specializes in BMW work.
Will save you tons of money over that of a dealer.

My indy works on all German cars and his rates both parts and labor are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Pat_X5
Yes AD is very nice wish I had it..... Maybe...

Yes AD is very nice wish I had it..... Maybe next F15 X5 when it receives the facelift (LCI) ?

Since BMW never gives out 3 month early lease conversion (Pull Ahead) on X5, you should wait around...
Forum: General BMW 09-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Pat_X5
Leases in some states like Texas does not make...

Leases in some states like Texas does not make sense as they make you pay for the entire sales tax upfront (spread out in lease payments) which really boosts the rate.

California does not collect...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Pat_X5
I used to own or finance BMWs until the repair...

I used to own or finance BMWs until the repair bills escalated past the warranty & maintenance (E53 & E90).

Leasing now makes sense for me - repairs are non existent & maintenance is easy plus...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Pat_X5
Must be nice to have all the Euro diesel engine...

Must be nice to have all the Euro diesel engine options in the rest of the world.

For some reason, only a few make it here - X3, X5, 328/335, and 535 diesels are the only options. :jack:

Would...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-06-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By Pat_X5
Better solution when the hitch is not being used:...

Better solution when the hitch is not being used: install a brake light that lights up when the brakes are pressed - that extra lighting may help prevent someone from rear ending you....
<img...
Forum: General BMW 09-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By Pat_X5
Better a finger than a gun pointed in your...

Better a finger than a gun pointed in your face.... Have you seen all the car to car shootings lately here in So Cal ??? :violent:

Yeah, these drivers on the road scare me every time I take the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Pat_X5
Valentine 1 = radar detector Price you pay...

Valentine 1 = radar detector

Price you pay for one new = price of speeding ticket you save + point on your record = very well worth it.

V1 has saved my behind many times over!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By Pat_X5
WOW ! OP - must complain about something -...

WOW !

OP - must complain about something - observing leaks or seeing drips from the transmission ???
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Pat_X5
Ask a forum sponsor to get you a BMW plan at a...

Ask a forum sponsor to get you a BMW plan at a discounted rate…..
Showing results 1 to 25 of 998

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms