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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By Carraway
There are a few things, but I believe much is...

There are a few things, but I believe much is based on how much the insurance companies have had to shell out in the past. Also, my insurance company automatically charges more for any coupe, but I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,267
Posted By Carraway
I typically keep an umbrella, flashlight, decent...

I typically keep an umbrella, flashlight, decent multitool (like a Leatherman) and a small compass, the later as I like to find hiking trails.
Forum: General BMW 08-22-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Carraway
Congrats. Just a few pointers come to mind: -...

Congrats. Just a few pointers come to mind:
- Don't be afraid to use the handbrake on hills, especially if someone pulls very close to you at a stop.
- Do not "ride" the clutch. Basically have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-15-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By Carraway
I haven't read the whole thread, but BMW's sales...

I haven't read the whole thread, but BMW's sales have been setting new records about every quarter of late, so from that perspective the company is more successful than ever. For me personally,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,899
Posted By Carraway
I think you mean "correctly spell." (I once test...

I think you mean "correctly spell." (I once test drove a G37 and found myself questioning how irked I'd be at reading an intentionally misspelled word every day.)

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To the OP: I can understand...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,227
Posted By Carraway
It looks like a good deal to me, although I...

It looks like a good deal to me, although I believe the fees are high (I've never bought a car in NY, so that may be standard). I suspect the dealer is using the fees to make up for a selling price...
Forum: General BMW 07-29-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By Carraway
Congratulations. That's a tough one. Since...

Congratulations.
That's a tough one. Since you're looking for a car that's never been released in the US, I'll take it the affordable to maintain part won't apply once you bring it back.
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Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,493
Posted By Carraway
I bought a new manual transmission car last year,...

I bought a new manual transmission car last year, and they are not easy to find. Even a local BMW dealer only had automatics in its new car stock. (At least there were two CPOs with manuals to test...
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By Carraway
Wow. I believe you've never driven in snow too. ...

Wow. I believe you've never driven in snow too.

I live in a place where it snows heavily and can snow from late October through Mid April, so half the year. I've driven all kinds of cars and a...
Forum: General BMW 07-27-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By Carraway
I have a 2000 Accord Coupe which has gotten me...

I have a 2000 Accord Coupe which has gotten me through several tough winters (I live in the NE Ohio snowbelt and have a 40-mile-each-way commute). Fitted with good winter tires it's good enough in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,698
Posted By Carraway
Oh man, you should have stopped. We were going...

Oh man, you should have stopped. We were going to pick up a friend of hers for a picnic and had gotten lost (my wife refuses to use GPS as she says she looks far sexier using paper maps). We made it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-21-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,698
Posted By Carraway
Well, since this thread is revived I suppose I'll...

Well, since this thread is revived I suppose I'll share my latest purchase. This classic MB. Oh, and that's my girlf... no, wife. Yeah, wife, with it. I tried to get her to move out of the shot,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-11-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Carraway
Good luck and have fun. I glanced a map to see...

Good luck and have fun. I glanced a map to see the most likely route from Texas to Philly. If you have time to enjoy some of the scenery around the Smokey Mountains in TN/NC/VA it's something...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By Carraway
I'd probably take a photo of it, drive home, find...

I'd probably take a photo of it, drive home, find a new place to get service and start a thread. We know you did a couple of those things, at least.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-06-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By Carraway
Manual five or six speed, rear wheel drive,...

Manual five or six speed, rear wheel drive, steering with great feedback and response (so probably hydraulic) a naturally aspirated engine, reliable and reasonably easy and affordable to maintain. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-04-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By Carraway
Nice job getting the inspection. There are a mix...

Nice job getting the inspection. There are a mix of minor and fairly expensive items on the list, but what bothers me most is that, all together, it looks like the owner neglected the car. Based on...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-30-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Carraway
I sometimes think that if Mazda would take what...

I sometimes think that if Mazda would take what it's learned from the MX-5, 3 and RX-8, put them into a RWD compact-to-midsize sedan (similar to the current 3), they could potentially create...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,864
Posted By Carraway
But as BMW increasingly focuses on bells,...

But as BMW increasingly focuses on bells, whistles and a more staid (or I guess "luxury") driving experience--as well as leasing--the better its sales. The company's reports these days typically...
Forum: General BMW 06-30-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,751
Posted By Carraway
Classic, a decent dealer in Northeast Ohio has a...

Classic, a decent dealer in Northeast Ohio has a fairly understated frame that just reads, "Classic BMW" at the top and "Willoughby Hills" at the bottom. I didn't find a photo of it, but if you're...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,161
Posted By Carraway
People where I live will occasionally try a race...

People where I live will occasionally try a race challenge on the street. Sometimes it makes no sense, as I've even had it happen when driving a fairly old Honda. It's kind of a wedge-shaped Honda...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,424
Posted By Carraway
Snareman - You're welcome; I felt compelled to...

Snareman - You're welcome; I felt compelled to say something. I also understand about the Infiniti. I test drove a rare manual G35 sedan a while ago. In short, I liked it from a generally analytical...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,424
Posted By Carraway
Just to state the obvious, from your statements...

Just to state the obvious, from your statements and signatures it looks like both of your BMWs have engines the breathe freely instead of being forced to suck air from a torture device fed by their...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-15-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,424
Posted By Carraway
As for the "high end luxury car" commentary, a...

As for the "high end luxury car" commentary, a lot is perspective. For instance, where I live I think most neighbors see any BMW and think along the lines of, "Oh, look, all fancy in his houghty...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-14-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,235
Posted By Carraway
Sorry to hear about your BMW problems. GTIs...

Sorry to hear about your BMW problems. GTIs always look interesting, but I'd need to remove the fake engine noise generator thing. But you know you don't really have to go with a Lexus, as things...
Forum: General BMW 06-14-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Carraway
I'd avoid that one. I'm not quite sure what's...

I'd avoid that one. I'm not quite sure what's going on there and will avoid speculating, but it definitely doesn't look right, especially given the price. And it looks like he has about six air...
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