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Forum: European Delivery Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 491
Posted By Boraxo
Lake Como was one of our favorites places on a...

Lake Como was one of our favorites places on a trip that included Venice, Kitzbuhel and Lugano. I'd love to spend a week there. To me this is an easy choice over Milan, plus you will have the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) Yesterday, 02:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,878
Posted By Boraxo
I dropped by the dealership in Newport Beach...

I dropped by the dealership in Newport Beach yesterday which was across the street from my event. I did not notice the numerous deficiencies cited above but then again my eye isn't trained as such. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By Boraxo
That's absurd but not the worst - my dealer...

That's absurd but not the worst - my dealer originally wanted $199 but quickly agreed to shave the price to $149 (emphatically refused to go lower than that).

Fortunately we have local indy that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By Boraxo
Sorry I wasn't clear and thanks for blowing it...

Sorry I wasn't clear and thanks for blowing it out of proportion.

It was not my intention to suggest that fireman should trash every car parked in front of a hydrant for the fun of it. As I've...
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,764
Posted By Boraxo
Concur. That is why I don't use BofA anymore. I...

Concur. That is why I don't use BofA anymore. I stil have a grandfathered free e-banking account but this will be closed at the first sign of new service charges.



They won't miss the few...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By Boraxo
One of the few situations where I support...

One of the few situations where I support deliberate damage to a vehicle. Any jackass who leaves his vehicle in front of a hydrant gets what he deserves. Very popular video on youtube.
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,313
Posted By Boraxo
Driving is easy in Germany and France. In some...

Driving is easy in Germany and France. In some ways easier than the USA. Better signs, better pavement, and more competent drivers generally. If you are nervous just avoid the city centers and...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Boraxo
You would be very foolish to pay all cash. At...

You would be very foolish to pay all cash. At least charge as much as you can so you can get airline miles or even cashback depending on your credit card. I never pay cash for anything except at a...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,764
Posted By Boraxo
Good point, and if you charge everything - which...

Good point, and if you charge everything - which is the smart thing to do as you pay 0% forex with many cards - you can easily survive for a week with only 100-200 euros cash, so maybe only $10 in...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By Boraxo
We did our ED in 2006 which was before iphone and...

We did our ED in 2006 which was before iphone and did not buy the outrageously priced NAV. Survived just fine with paper maps driving all over Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Signs are...
Forum: European Delivery 04-09-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Boraxo
Great itinerary and good to see someone not...

Great itinerary and good to see someone not trying to fit too many places or too much driving into a given day. Also good to give yourself time to deal with jetlag. Personally I would add another...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Boraxo
Could be any of the above. $3k is not reasonable...

Could be any of the above. $3k is not reasonable until it is diagnosed properly. I would take it for a 2nd and 3rd opinion. My guess is that not all of those repairs are needed to eliminate your...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By Boraxo
First of all it is "advice" not "advise" ...

First of all it is "advice" not "advise"

Second I would advise you not to buy the warranty because parts fail by mileage not time and your mileage is below average, and 3-series has been fairly...
Forum: European Delivery 04-03-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,764
Posted By Boraxo
High net worth customers (or those with high...

High net worth customers (or those with high balances) may also qualify for ATM fee waivers (and no forex fees) with a Wells Fargo PMA, CitiGold or JPM Chase Private Client account. For the rest of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-11-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,147
Posted By Boraxo
Exactly. Take the list of the items posted above...

Exactly. Take the list of the items posted above that have failed in the 50k-100k as well as the maintenance items and ask him to tell you for each one. Also see the post up the page where someone...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-11-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By Boraxo
You don't provide your location but $750 for a...

You don't provide your location but $750 for a brake job (note correct spelling) is high even here in high-cost SF area.

I asked the same question about tensioner belt, and the consensus is this...
Forum: European Delivery 03-10-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,617
Posted By Boraxo
I wanted to max out but was a good boy and only...

I wanted to max out but was a good boy and only took it up to 100mph or so. Barring unforeseen mechanical issues, we plan to keep the car for at least a decade, so a few minutes of exhiliration was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-10-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Boraxo
Guys, I don't do anything on my vehicle except...

Guys, I don't do anything on my vehicle except fill the gas tank. So with all due respect DIY is not an option.

But I was more interested in hearing opinions on whether this work is something...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-09-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Boraxo
Replace vanos solenoids and belt tensioner?

Visited the dealer for a "free inspection" last week on my 2006 330i and naturally they found some repair items. Note I do not have any error messages or performance issues so these were news to me....
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 03-08-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By Boraxo
Still waiting for cheap retrofits on 330i

The early 2000s seem to have fallen into the abyss for electronic retrofit. No cheap options for bluetooth, iphone integration, nada. Currently surviving with a $50 aftermarket BT speaker from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,147
Posted By Boraxo
Most of those are close to what I paid in the...

Most of those are close to what I paid in the past couple of years for maintenance/repairs on my 2006 330i at a reliable Indy shop. The dealer was quoting much higher. Though oil/filter changes...
Forum: European Delivery 03-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,563
Posted By Boraxo
I was at the dealer yesterday and was told that I...

I was at the dealer yesterday and was told that I am SOL on ED for the 2014 5-series. If I order one now for July pickup it will be 2015 model. Not sure how that works as I haven't seen 2015...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-08-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,397
Posted By Boraxo
How sad. So what is left with the stick shift...

How sad. So what is left with the stick shift option for USA delivery?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 03-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By Boraxo
Where do I find current info on drive credit and...

Where do I find current info on drive credit and loyalty cash? Thanks.
Forum: European Delivery 03-07-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,014
Posted By Boraxo
Where do I find the loyalty incentives??? I...

Where do I find the loyalty incentives???

I take it there is no longer a posted schedule with all the ED prices so we have to use the MSRP and work backwards? That's a shame - BMW just making...
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