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Forum: European Delivery 11-24-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By tdepetra
Prague is one of our favorite cities in Europe....

Prague is one of our favorite cities in Europe. Our only lodging experience is the Marriott, so can't offer much help there.

Some of the best food in Prague is at small restaurants at least two...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 10-28-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By tdepetra
There are people who will try to eliminate the...

There are people who will try to eliminate the key problem by hiding a key in the car. However, no responsible installer will put any remote start on a recent-generation BMW because of the design of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By tdepetra
Sorry about my iPhone typos here and the poor...

Sorry about my iPhone typos here and the poor picture quality. The results were quite amazing on my Black Genesis R-Spec.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By tdepetra
I have successfully removed water spots using a...

I have successfully removed water spots using a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and distilled water. Take a micro fiber towel and soak it in the above mixture. Kay the soaked towel on the water spotted...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-25-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,567
Posted By tdepetra
Frankly, for any car that is started, moved 20...

Frankly, for any car that is started, moved 20 feet out of the driveway, shut off - 2 hours later, started and driven 1 block to the store, shut off, restarted and driven back home shut off, and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-23-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,567
Posted By tdepetra
A picture truly is worth 1,000 words!

A picture truly is worth 1,000 words!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-21-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,567
Posted By tdepetra
I'll spring for the lube (non-synthetic)! :)

I'll spring for the lube (non-synthetic)! :)
Forum: Off-Topic 09-12-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,122
Posted By tdepetra
Our was a wonderfully simple wedding at home -...

Our was a wonderfully simple wedding at home - ceremony inside with pastor and 70 people. Lots of garden atmosphere. Catered appetizers at home and restaurant private room reception dinner later....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-08-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,229
Posted By tdepetra
When BMW's supplier quality catches up to its...

When BMW's supplier quality catches up to its design quality, I will be back to BMW. For now, my R-Spec is exactly right. It's very very quick, completely reliable, a fantastic road car. and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-08-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By tdepetra
It will probably be ok. But to be sure, you could...

It will probably be ok. But to be sure, you could put your car on the battery tender for a couple of nights before you leave to make sure at least you start out with 80-90% when you leave it.
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 08-29-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By tdepetra
It's gorgeous.

It's gorgeous.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-20-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,294
Posted By tdepetra
Yes, you are living proof some people simply...

Yes, you are living proof some people simply don't need to be bothered with the facts. Ask anyone who actually owns one and you will find the XC60 is pretty much universally loved by people who own...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-05-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,526
Posted By tdepetra
You're right -- somewhere after my 11th dealer...

You're right -- somewhere after my 11th dealer visit :mad:, that magical, non-replicable quality took me and my F10 directly to the Hyundai dealership :D

I tried, oh how I tried, to love the F10....
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 06-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,611
Posted By tdepetra
Drive a Genesis R-Spec before you buy an Edge or...

Drive a Genesis R-Spec before you buy an Edge or anything else. My R-Spec replaced an unreliable 2011 5-Series, and I never looked back. It's been flawless. My wife kept her 2011 Edge 1 year and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,560
Posted By tdepetra
SafeLite just did an OEM windshield replacement...

SafeLite just did an OEM windshield replacement for me using their moulding. The job was perfect. All high-tech and rain-sensing windshield gear works like new (the car is almost new). They vacuum...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By tdepetra
The only time mine ever worked was with my wife's...

The only time mine ever worked was with my wife's key profile being active. Go figure.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-18-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,672
Posted By tdepetra
It is recommended for maximum performance, but...

It is recommended for maximum performance, but not required. The Volvo dealer has said it doesn't really matter. It's the same with my Genesis R-Spec, which is DI but normally aspirated. That car...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,672
Posted By tdepetra
An added benefit of most Kwik Trips here in the...

An added benefit of most Kwik Trips here in the metro Mpls/St. Paul area is the fact that they price the 89 octane the same as 87. This works really well for my wife's XC60 T6, which can use regular,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-17-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,672
Posted By tdepetra
Ditto. I care less about top tier than I do about...

Ditto. I care less about top tier than I do about the way the retailer maintains equipment, freshness as a result of supply quality, and works to eliminate contamination. For me, these things usually...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-16-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,382
Posted By tdepetra
I too was an early adopter (Oct 2010 535xi. Too...

I too was an early adopter (Oct 2010 535xi. Too early, I think, because although I loved the car at first, over time I grew more and more impatient with software updates and other problems. The 5th...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-14-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By tdepetra
Question 1 - yes, the day of delivery I did the...

Question 1 - yes, the day of delivery I did the same thing. To these battered old eardrums, the sound of my wife telling me I should turn off the car was louder than the engine was. I disagree with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-13-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By tdepetra
Say no to valets, automatic car washes and cheap...

Say no to valets, automatic car washes and cheap gas.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-15-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By tdepetra
In most real-world situations, it's 9/10s of a...

In most real-world situations, it's 9/10s of a 550i. New 5.0 DI engine and 8-spd tranny programming is really well executed. Brake feel is equal to BMW, suspension not as refined, but not many are....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By tdepetra
Congrats on the new edition! I already sold my...

Congrats on the new edition! I already sold my 535xi end of Nov. It was slaughter -- sticker $69,300, 22K miles 13 months ownership - trade in $47,500. Loved driving the car, but didn't like the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-22-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,627
Posted By tdepetra
I think the market for a used Dinan-tuned car is...

I think the market for a used Dinan-tuned car is more limited. Enthusiasts who specifically want a Dinan tune might pay a little more, unless they think the car has been thrashed. Everyone else will...
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