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Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-22-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Carraway
Sorry your sister is going through this. I'm...

Sorry your sister is going through this. I'm pretty sure 2003 was in the DaimerChrysler era, when both the Mercedes and Chrysler divisions were making a lot of poor decisions and poor cars. So, I...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-05-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Carraway
Since you already have a roadster/track car I'd...

Since you already have a roadster/track car I'd choose the 335 as the civilized car for the simple fact that it has rear doors which will make it easier when I want to drive more than one...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-02-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,352
Posted By Carraway
Remember how insurance companies work. Their...

Remember how insurance companies work. Their whole pricing/payout comes from carefully calculated risk assessments, which do not take into account any emotional connection to cars. To them it is...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-29-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Carraway
I think you've already decided, but I think that...

I think you've already decided, but I think that much being wrong within 11 years and 98K miles shows a very high level of neglect. Are there any maintenance records? How often was the oil even...
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-29-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,030
Posted By Carraway
I've been away for a while, but I'll throw in a...

I've been away for a while, but I'll throw in a few comments.
- Being a driving enthusiast seems to be an increasingly rare thing, and can get expensive, but there are options.
- No one should...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,678
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 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-26-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,475
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 Questions 08-22-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
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 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-15-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,249
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: 4,253
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 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,609
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 Questions 07-29-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,595
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.
...
Forum: General BMW Questions 07-27-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,276
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 Questions 07-27-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
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 Questions 07-27-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
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: 152
Views: 10,107
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: 152
Views: 10,107
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: 721
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: 1,060
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: 1,411
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: 1,062
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: 1,590
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: 3,337
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 Questions 06-30-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,654
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: 3,681
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...
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