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Forum: General BMW Questions 07-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By Virginia Bill
My retirement car was/is a 2005 Z4 which I bought...

My retirement car was/is a 2005 Z4 which I bought in 2008 -- a CPO lease return. Seven years later (and now over 70) I'm still driving it. Once retired, you don't have make as many practical...
Forum: European Delivery 07-04-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,591
Posted By Virginia Bill
Many years ago my wife and I were in Mittenwald,...

Many years ago my wife and I were in Mittenwald, a small town in the Alps south of Munich. Standing in the cash register line at a supermarket we were trying to figure out (in English) something...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-04-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Virginia Bill
You can't get the service history of your car...

You can't get the service history of your car online, but your dealer should be willing to provide the information you want. Just ask.

When I bought my Z4 CPO, the sales guy showed me the finished...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-05-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Virginia Bill
This thread is an excellent place to start your...

This thread is an excellent place to start your research: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731460.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-01-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By Virginia Bill
Well, the conventional wisdom for breaking in...

Well, the conventional wisdom for breaking in engine, transmission, and differential is to avoid sustained running at the same rpm so the rings will seat properly. Unfortunately, long-distance...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-29-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By Virginia Bill
"Plan A is to drive that afternoon from Greer to...

"Plan A is to drive that afternoon from Greer to Oxford, MS, to visit a friend. We'll drive down to Natchez and back the next day. Then the following day, I'll drive up to Memphis, over to Nashville,...
Forum: F12 / F13 M6 and F06 M6 Gran Coupe (2012 - current) 04-29-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,252
Posted By Virginia Bill
Sorry for your problems. The steps suggested so...

Sorry for your problems. The steps suggested so far -- BMWNA, BBB -- are sensible, but I doubt they'll lead to a satisfactory resolution. *IF* the facts are as you represent them, then employees at...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-14-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Virginia Bill
Welcome to the forum. I've had my Maldives...

Welcome to the forum. I've had my Maldives Blue/tan roadster for six years and am still very happy with it.
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-02-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Virginia Bill
Sounds like a troll but I'll bite. No, you should...

Sounds like a troll but I'll bite. No, you should not put that heavy engine into your e30; it will screw up the balanced weight distribution which is fundamental to BMW handling.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-10-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Virginia Bill
You have to do Nashville to "Natchez Trace...

You have to do Nashville to "Natchez Trace Parkway." The northern end of the Trace takes off from highway 100, a few miles southwest of Nashville.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 02-09-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By Virginia Bill
Excellent use of the day. The Trace is one of my...

Excellent use of the day. The Trace is one of my all-time favorite roads -- 400+ miles with no stop signs, no trucks, very light traffic, pleasant scenery. We usually drive it both ways on our annual...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By Virginia Bill
I've used Crown BMW (Richmond) a couple of times...

I've used Crown BMW (Richmond) a couple of times and found their service excellent. The service advisors are polite, attentive, and knowledgeable, and the work in the shop has been excellent.

My...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-30-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Virginia Bill
Yes; well worth the annual cost: magazine, local...

Yes; well worth the annual cost: magazine, local chapter events, national events, discounts (at some dealers), rebates on new (and CPO) cars, and assorted other discounts on rental cars, hotels, etc....
Forum: European Delivery 01-13-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Virginia Bill
What about doing the Britain/Ireland in the BMW...

What about doing the Britain/Ireland in the BMW first, dropping it off for shipment home, then going to Man and using the Ducati on-island?
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 01-13-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,684
Posted By Virginia Bill
29 is two lanes each way, usually with a grass...

29 is two lanes each way, usually with a grass median separating north and southbound. You would find some congestion around Charlottesville, but otherwise traffic is usually light.

I would...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-04-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Virginia Bill
Pass. You should be able to find a cleaner,...

Pass. You should be able to find a cleaner, lower-mileage example without much trouble.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Virginia Bill
Check out the Appalachian Crafts Center on the...

Check out the Appalachian Crafts Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of Asheville. That plus Biltmore would pretty much fill up your day.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By Virginia Bill
Yes, loaner rules are dealer specific, so buy...

Yes, loaner rules are dealer specific, so buy where you please (esp. for PCD) and choose your service dealer according to your personal convenience. When you call to schedule a service appointment,...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 04-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Virginia Bill
There's a touchless car wash in Fredericksburg...

There's a touchless car wash in Fredericksburg (http://www.keystonecoffeeandautospa.com/index-2.html), but that's a long way to go for a wash job. You have to pay extra for interior vacuum, but they...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-07-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,684
Posted By Virginia Bill
For D. C. I'd do 85/29. The 29 part is quite...

For D. C. I'd do 85/29. The 29 part is quite pleasant -- decent scenery and usually light traffic. It's slower than 85/95 (unless you find a tie-up on 95, which happens a lot) but not as boring. 81...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Virginia Bill
The 5 series wagon. One of my cars is now another...

The 5 series wagon. One of my cars is now another brand because they stopped imported the 5 wagon.
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Virginia Bill
My Z4, built in the U. S., is now nine years old...

My Z4, built in the U. S., is now nine years old and in fine shape. But anecdotes, good or bad, can't answer this question. Only reliable statistics on repairs could provide an accurate answer, and I...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Virginia Bill
Do as the previous poster suggested. Here's a...

Do as the previous poster suggested. Here's a helpful website: http://www.carlemon.com/lemon/PA_LemonGuide.html.

Don't panic, don't run to the dealer with threats, don't hire a lawyer. The Pa....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 11-23-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,680
Posted By Virginia Bill
I've had my Z4 for five years, still on run...

I've had my Z4 for five years, still on run flats. No tire catastrophes. My most recent flat was three cars (and about fifteen years) back. With the Z4 I did pick up a staple last year, which gave me...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-21-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Z4 Roadster (E85) Rejoice, fellow Z bros!
Views: 569
Posted By Virginia Bill
It's his weekend car. The Batmobile is for work.

It's his weekend car. The Batmobile is for work.
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