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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By firstbimmer
Sounds like you got a keeper! (And a solid plan)

Sounds like you got a keeper! (And a solid plan)
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By firstbimmer
Sorry to hear! Glad it happened before the...

Sorry to hear! Glad it happened before the warranty ran. Once the first thing went on my car, it was like dominos falling for everything else. My first issue was NOX sensors.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By firstbimmer
Thanks! I really am going to miss the 335d. I...

Thanks! I really am going to miss the 335d. I loved that car and I drove it hard! Also best long haul car I have ever owned hands down.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By firstbimmer
Even if I drive 25,000 miles a year, I will still...

Even if I drive 25,000 miles a year, I will still have bmw warranty coverage for 3 full years. I go into ownership with eyes wide open with research. Rod bearing issue is likely to show under...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-09-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By firstbimmer
Car was pretty great until about 75k. If I had...

Car was pretty great until about 75k. If I had extended warranty, it would have helped but I was out of warranty after 2 years of new purchase due to mileage. After 75k, it was pretty constant...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-09-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By firstbimmer
traded the diesel

Loved my 335d but just got tired of the continual issues. Felt like the car was in the shop every month slowly draining my bank account. So.....Traded it in for a cpo 2013 m3 with 3 years left of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-11-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By firstbimmer
Thanks for the heads up on software info. I will...

Thanks for the heads up on software info. I will definitely bring this up. My SA is always willing to listen to any info I bring in from the board and he also brings the shop foreman in so we can...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-09-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By firstbimmer
Gotta remember part of the cost was 2 runflat...

Gotta remember part of the cost was 2 runflat tires, new bushings that needed replacement, and reworked alignment. (I had them take out some negative camber) Those were outside the problem issues and...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-09-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By firstbimmer
Not bought used? Picked up in europe june 2011. ...

Not bought used? Picked up in europe june 2011. Mostly happy carefree ownership. Repairs have been more of a recent trend. Bmw goodwilled almost half of the costs...so yeah it was expensive, but...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-08-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By firstbimmer
Rough Month:(

Was going good with my 2011 335d and then I got close to 90k miles and the car decided to raid my bank account.

First...reduced power light decides to visit off and on. Bad MAF sensor. Replace...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-28-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By firstbimmer
I did 627 miles driving I-5 Oregon to California...

I did 627 miles driving I-5 Oregon to California about a year ago. Chickened out and filled up before making it all the way home so could have gone further. I don't have a gentle right foot so I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-02-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 49,718
Posted By firstbimmer
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3300753/EP...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3300753/EPA-says-Volkswagen-models-got-emission-standards-cheating-software.html

As stated above, not just limited to VW cars anymore. If the 3.0 liter...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-31-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,885
Posted By firstbimmer
The diesel-gas cost difference around the country...

The diesel-gas cost difference around the country always surprises me no matter how many times I hear it and am given the reasons why. For the life of me, I cannot remember a time when diesel has...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-23-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By firstbimmer
I am guessing Hansel BMW in santa rosa. They...

I am guessing Hansel BMW in santa rosa. They quoted me $7000 when I asked for a price. Drive a little and go somewhere else in the bay area. We have lots of dealers around here. My car never had a...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 134,589
Posted By firstbimmer
Uh oh...can't figure out how to rotate pic?

Uh oh...can't figure out how to rotate pic?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-14-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 134,589
Posted By firstbimmer
Stopped by yosemite...first visit for the bmw:)

Stopped by yosemite...first visit for the bmw:)
Forum: European Delivery 08-26-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,613
Posted By firstbimmer
Revived again for person asking about lake garda...

Revived again for person asking about lake garda and verona. Regarding verona, we really like our hotel. Easy to access by car, street parking, and very close to city center for walking. Think it...
Forum: European Delivery 08-26-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By firstbimmer
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553377&highlight=
Forum: European Delivery 08-26-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By firstbimmer
Check out my old ed thread from 2011...may have...

Check out my old ed thread from 2011...may have to search through my posts. We stayed in Verona and Sirmione on Lake Garda. I have stayed in Sirmione for each of my deliveries....absolutely love...
Forum: European Delivery 08-21-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By firstbimmer
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-20-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,505
Posted By firstbimmer
If I lived in a non CARB state I would take all...

If I lived in a non CARB state I would take all the emissions junk off and keep it forever. Unfortunately, I live in CA so I will probably keep it until repairs become commonplace. Right now...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-13-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,672
Posted By firstbimmer
I'm not going to try and talk you out of any...

I'm not going to try and talk you out of any buying decision, however, I would suggest a method that I currently entail. I place $200-300 a month in an account that is only around for car...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By firstbimmer
I would buy a 340d but I can't see that happening...

I would buy a 340d but I can't see that happening in the united states market. I test drove a 535d but I really didn't enjoy driving such a large car as my daily driver..to each their own. I also...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By firstbimmer
I'll keep an eye out on thursdays. Depending on...

I'll keep an eye out on thursdays. Depending on my schedule, sometimes I'm coming from sf and sometimes from Oakland on thursdays. But I definitely stay away from 101 heading south on...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-07-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By firstbimmer
diesels everywhere!

I tend to see a lot of bmw diesels driving 101 through the north bay...whether it be 328d, x5d, 335d, or 535d. They seem to be all over. However, today was a cool experience. Driving 101 through...
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