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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,654
Posted By bta80
+1 I've owned 3 BMWs in the past 5 years. ...

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I've owned 3 BMWs in the past 5 years. They've all had minor issues. None of them have escaped the dealership for warranty work. But my BMW dealer is close, appointments are easy to get,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,507
Posted By bta80
We have the Graco Snugride for my e90 330i and my...

We have the Graco Snugride for my e90 330i and my wife's e61 530xiT. It's really tight in my 330i. We had to put it in the middle because the front seats would have to be too far up to sit in if...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By bta80
We bought an 06 530xiT earlier this year and...

We bought an 06 530xiT earlier this year and within the first month of ownership it had the suspection air compressor fail as well as the panoramic sun roof leak and fry a lot of the electronics. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-10-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By bta80
Having trouble getting back wheels clean

A few months ago I bought an 06 530xiT. Every time I clean it, I'm never able to get the back wheels as clean as I'd like. It's very strange, the front wheels are easy. The break dust comes off...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By bta80
Not sure about the 05s but it works on our 06...

Not sure about the 05s but it works on our 06 530xiT. My wife's phone is paired and listed first. My phone is paired and listed second. If we're both in the car, her phone automatically connects. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 144,344
Posted By bta80
I think White05X3's post of the Service Bulletin...

I think White05X3's post of the Service Bulletin is the most useful. You can also read about my 530xiT experience with the same problem here:
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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-03-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,029
Posted By bta80
Just wanted to update the thread in case a fellow...

Just wanted to update the thread in case a fellow 530xiT owner searches and finds this thread in the future. The dealer called today and confirmed it was the sunroof drain clog issue. They're...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-30-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,029
Posted By bta80
Oddly enough - it may become a non issue after...

Oddly enough - it may become a non issue after what happened tonight. As my wife and I were driving home from dinner, we got the following warning on idrive "Electrical system malfunction. ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-30-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,029
Posted By bta80
Hope so - I'm going to give the DMV a call...

Hope so - I'm going to give the DMV a call tomorrow after it arrives.



NJ puts the date in huge block letters. It doesn't even have a temp tag number that's legible from any distance - it's...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-30-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,029
Posted By bta80
I had a similar experience with a different car I...

I had a similar experience with a different car I bought in VA. The VA dealer issued me additional temp tags twice while I waited for my permanent VA tags. That's why I was so surprised when Open...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-30-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,029
Posted By bta80
Expired temp tags - advice on what to do

I live in NC. I bought a CPO vehicle from Open Road BMW in NJ. On 6/7 I took delivery and was given temporary tags valid for 20 days (until 6/27). It's now 6/30 and still no permanent tags.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By bta80
Estimate from insurance co is $3,100 for new...

Estimate from insurance co is $3,100 for new hood, fender, bumper, and headlight. The field rep said it's just an estimate and they'd work with the body shop once the shop has taken a look at it. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By bta80
I have the 330i sport wheels (18 inch - style...

I have the 330i sport wheels (18 inch - style 162). They're pretty delicate. Pot holes are the biggest problem. In the past 6 months, I've taken two half size dime chunks out of the rims. Makes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By bta80
1- Should I just use the BMW dealer I use for...

1- Should I just use the BMW dealer I use for normal service? I've been happy with them so far. I believe they have a body shop on site that serves all the brands sold there (acura, bmw, chevy,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By bta80
Yes - she wasn't even in the car. She was at the...

Yes - she wasn't even in the car. She was at the pump finishing the purchase. She just heard the crunch and turned around to see the aftermath.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By bta80
Unhappy 330i maimed by a Lexus LX470

My wife had just picked up my 330i from the dealer after a scheduled oil change (and a few warranty items) when a Lexus LX470 backs into it while she's filling it up at the gas station.

When she...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By bta80
So here's the long post on all the details of the...

So here's the long post on all the details of the car purchase. Thought it might be useful if someone else comes along and searches for buying a CPO sight unseen.

Timeline

5/28 - Wrote CA at...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By bta80
Picked up the car on Saturday but still haven't...

Picked up the car on Saturday but still haven't gotten home yet to take any pictures. My trip back from NJ was cut in half by my company needing me in DC this week. So tomorrow I'll finally be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By bta80
Pre-sale inspection found no issues. Among other...

Pre-sale inspection found no issues. Among other things, they checked all the paint with a meter and all the paint/panels appear original. Overall they said the car is in great shape. So I feel a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By bta80
Thanks for all the responses. I really...

Thanks for all the responses. I really appreciate it.

I found an independent BMW shop near the BMW dealer where I'm buying the car. The CA agreed to take the car over there today and the shop...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By bta80
Advice buying 530xiT sight unseen from out of state

In my quest to find a 530xiT, I had to expand my search to NJ (400 some miles from where I live). I've found a CPO wagon, made an offer contingent upon my inspection and a third party inspection,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-20-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,503
Posted By bta80
Thanks - I've basically been living on the CPO...

Thanks - I've basically been living on the CPO search page for the past week now. I'm afraid those 07s are a bit out of our price range. We're looking to stay in the 30s.

I wish the CPO page...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-18-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,503
Posted By bta80
My wife and I test drove the CPO 530xiT I posted...

My wife and I test drove the CPO 530xiT I posted about above this weekend. We were kinda disappointed by the quality of the CPO vehicle. Few issues:

1- The interior had a very odd sweet smell. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,503
Posted By bta80
Billd104 and ademitt thanks for your replies. ...

Billd104 and ademitt thanks for your replies. Couple additional questions:

Is some wind noise from the sunroof normal? I noticed it in a 530xiT when I test drove one a few weeks ago but I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,503
Posted By bta80
2006 530xiT advice

My wife and I are considering a 2006 530xiT for our soon to be expanding family. While we're not huge fans of the wagon's styling, after test driving quite a few SUVs we found the 530xiT's driving...
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