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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-26-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation How to buy a car

Read the book - "The thrill of buying a car and why car dealers LOVE uninformed buyers!" (kidding)

I really really really suggest you take 1-2 hours to read the advice and tips articles written...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By luigi524td
Injector service thingie

(1) No ... (2) can't think of one.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By luigi524td
Before you assume the TPMS system is out of wack...

Before you assume the TPMS system is out of wack FIRST confirm that the tire gauge used to confirm tire pressure is accurate. I use an Accugage analogue gauge - they're about $20 at most auto parts...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By luigi524td
Odd things that disappear / reappear from iDrive...

Odd things that disappear / reappear from iDrive and the instrument cluster may not trigger a memory or code in the 'system'. So they can be difficult to diagnose. However, I had encountered these...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 986
Posted By luigi524td
It's only a car ... once nice - now wrecked. ...

It's only a car ... once nice - now wrecked.

In the bigger picture, it's not your relatives closing your forum profile. Lessons learned for sure. Glad to see you're able to write about this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By luigi524td
Portable wheel refinishing

You're very lucky they agreed to correct the scrapes (especially bringing it to their attention 3 weeks after the dirty deed!). The portable wheel refinishing operations are often used by automobile...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By luigi524td
I agree that the Carbon Black X5 w/Msport looks...

I agree that the Carbon Black X5 w/Msport looks very nice and it looks different depending how the light hits it. I checked one out last week and with the Mocha Nappa design interior it was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-21-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By luigi524td
Maybe it's reporting km not mi ... 54,000...

Maybe it's reporting km not mi ...

54,000 miles is equivalent to 86900 kilometers
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By luigi524td
Three weeks .... A bit late to notice ... and...

Three weeks .... A bit late to notice ... and expect that any repair shop (tire or otherwise) will claim responsibility. Best advice is to let them know, say it's more likely the damage occured when...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By luigi524td
Duh?!?!?

Duh?!?!?
Forum: Off-Topic 09-20-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By luigi524td
You can, when a signature required parcel is...

You can, when a signature required parcel is expected, download a form to complete that can be used to help address this FedEx / USPS/UPS security feature. That said, "signature required" is done to...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 09-20-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By luigi524td
Question Would a 2012 Prius for sale get any action here?

My daughter is relocating to Asia for 2-3 years and it makes no sense to hold on to her one-owner, well equipped & clean 2012 Prius.

We'll / She'll post a F/S in the usual boards but what are the...
Forum: General BMW 09-19-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By luigi524td
Exclamation Performance vs all-season tires in winter

With summer tires when temps drop below 40 degrees (snow or not) , you're not asking for trouble ... you're inviting dangerous driving. I also suspect that should you be involved in an accident where...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By luigi524td
Regardless of option price I would not buy any...

Regardless of option price I would not buy any SUV / SAV without a rear-view camera.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By luigi524td
In a word - NO. Pay close attention to previous...

In a word - NO. Pay close attention to previous posts ... some dealers are blood suckers and justly earn the title STEALERS !!
Forum: Off-Topic 09-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By luigi524td
Several years ago we "converted" our wood-burning...

Several years ago we "converted" our wood-burning fireplace to a gas log ... because we had / have access to lots of clean dry wood I asked the very same question. My installer said EMPHATICALLY...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-19-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By luigi524td
PPI on a "new" BMW

My dealer frequently has an "inspection special" for older BMWs ... if not, it may be worth the $100 or so to have a qualified pair of eyes look closely to confirm it's as it is being described. And...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-19-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By luigi524td
Merging with traffic is easier if you're driving...

Merging with traffic is easier if you're driving a rusted-out F250 pickup truck ... those pests driving fancy Hondas will give you plenty of room ;-)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By luigi524td
Sounds like a bargain ... every used car is...

Sounds like a bargain ... every used car is 'unique' so prices can be all over the map. Every geography is different too - in some markets clean, pre-owned 5's might be in greater/lesser demand than...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By luigi524td
Just remember that BMW recommends trickle...

Just remember that BMW recommends trickle chargers be connected to the under-hood (+ battery) post and a good ground - NOT directly to the battery terminals.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-18-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By luigi524td
Question Devil is in the details

I recommend you provide more detail about the problems you have experienced with your '13 535. Some might be more relevant than others as it pertains to product defect(s) or issue(s) serious enough...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-18-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By luigi524td
It could be something simple - a sensor reading...

It could be something simple - a sensor reading something etc - that temporarily corrected itself. Do you recall doing something recently that could have contributed to the alert? (perfect example...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-18-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By luigi524td
I am debating with my self about selling/ trading...

I am debating with my self about selling/ trading my '13 535xDrive and buying a '15 x35. Tuesday I visited my dealer to window shop a Carbon Black X5 w/Msport and the Mocha Design Nappa leather with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By luigi524td
Leave it like that

Really!! A MACBOOK what?!?! And you driving a superexpensive exotic ... that damage will reduce its market value hundreds of thousands of $$$$$$$$$s and anyone who is anybody would be embarrassed to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 703
Posted By luigi524td
4-snows (one on each corner) ... or public...

4-snows (one on each corner) ... or public transportation when it snows! That's my answer and I'm stickin to it!
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