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Old 09-21-2012, 07:12 PM
Infinitpower1 Infinitpower1 is offline
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Location: Dallas
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
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Mein Auto: 1997 BMW M3
Red face What up!

What's up everyone. I visit this site all of the time and finally decided to join. I have owned nothing but BMW's for almost 20 years. My first bimmer was a 1982 320i in 1993, second was a 1991 318i in 1995, a 1997 M3 in 1999, a 2003 X5 in 2004, and I am currently waiting on my 2013 M5 which I just ordered the last week of August. I CAN'T WAIT! I will post pictures soonest. Looking forward to chatting.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:31 PM
lesso lesso is offline
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Location: Victoria
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mein Auto: 318i E46 MY2004 SPORT
From Down Under

Found this site searching for info on SatNav upgrade for new purchase with SW4-1/40 V24. Searches across site indicate a wealth of knowledge and advice.
July 1987 E30 318i - 532000 km - aging but still running ok
2004-11-10 E46 318i Sport 4dr Steptronic 5sp - 155000 km - like owning a new car
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Victoria, Australia

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:52 AM
SherlockOmz SherlockOmz is offline
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Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mein Auto: 325xi
Hey all,
I am really proud to be a member of bimmerfest. My father has owned BMW's before I was born in the 80s and I just got a 2006 325xi and I look forward to learning and sharing with fellow BMW enthusiasts. Big Up!
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:33 AM
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Location: In Between Dreams
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
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Mein Auto: It has two dipsticks
Welcome everyone
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:59 PM
MsJoyce MsJoyce is offline
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Location: Virginia, USA
 
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Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 325IS
Thanks for the welcome! I just joined Bimmerfest. I'm on my third BMW. Nothing went wrong with the first two, it just took a while to find one I felt comfortable with. Its a 1995 325IS, and I've put all but twenty of the 135,000 miles on the car myself. While I'm torn sometimes between buying a new car and getting repairs done, I'll still be driving a BMW.

I look forward to learning more here!
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:27 PM
hella_mino hella_mino is offline
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Location: California
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mein Auto: 540I sport
Smile Bmw 540i california aka "malibu"

FINALLY CREATING A PROFILE HERE ON BIMMERFEST.COM AFTER VISITING FOR MILLIONS OF TIMES -- DRIVE A 2003 E39 SPORT, CHERRY RIDE PLAN ON KEEPING FOREVER. ALSO CHARTER PRIVATE JETS IF ANYONE READY TO FLY LET ME KNOW!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:45 PM
Eddietan Eddietan is offline
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Location: California
 
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Mein Auto: 2001 BMW X-5
Eddietan

I have a 2001 BMW X-5. My computer screen is all srambeled. When I tap on it, it clears up for a few seconds and then it srambeles again. Today I tapped it again and kept pressing down on it while it was working and put the end of a small screw driver between the dash and the monitor to keep it secure. It worked for about a mile and I got to my destination with it working. When I returned to the car and turned it on, it was srambeles once again. Is a connection loose? How do I get to the back of the monitor?
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:15 AM
Rflannagan Rflannagan is offline
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Location: Alvin, Tx
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mein Auto: 2010 535xi
First time BMW owner

Well I finally got one, lol it took 42 years but I finally bought one of my dream cars! Now, lets make it fly!! I'm a mods kinda guy, owned 2 SRT chargers prior to this, so what are the chances of 4.5sec. 0-60 in this smooth riding 6 cylinder??? Lol
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:05 PM
avinson@cesl.us avinson@cesl.us is offline
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Location: East St Louis, IL
 
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Mein Auto: 330i
Hi my name is Anthony, I
own a 2001 BMW 330i
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:07 PM
eddragon eddragon is offline
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Mein Auto: 02 530i
Just joined Bimmerfest

Hi all, I finally joined Bimmerfest. Been reading the various threads for a while. Currently I have a 02 530i. Planning on buying a X3 x35i soon
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:16 PM
dbaca_2012 dbaca_2012 is offline
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Location: Socorro
 
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Mein Auto: 2002 BMW 325Ci
Hey everyone,

My name is Dominic, i will be picking up my new (to me) 2002 325ci tomorrow.
I paid $5800 for it, and it has 100,600 miles on it.
I will post pics tomorrow along side with my brothers 2002 325ci.
First BMW i've ever owned.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:17 PM
dbaca_2012 dbaca_2012 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 BMW 325Ci
Hey everyone,

My name is Dominic, i will be picking up my new (to me) 2002 325ci tomorrow.
I paid $5800 for it, and it has 100,600 miles on it.
I will post pics tomorrow along side with my brothers 2002 325ci.
First BMW i've ever owned.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:39 AM
gjh1969 gjh1969 is offline
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Location: Merseyside
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mein Auto: Anything
Hi all. Great site. I don't own a BMW but my Dad once had a 2002 back in the late 70's . Found this site when looking for info on diagnostic software. Keep up the good work.

Best regards.

Graham
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:08 AM
Macbox5 Macbox5 is offline
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Location: East Bay
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mein Auto: 650i/740iL
Macbox5 here! I just joined... I have an 01 740iL and an 07 650i coupe... I enjoy and love driving both... I'm looking forward to getting an M5 or an M3 at some point to add to my enjoyment! Cheers!
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:43 AM
brb408wpb brb408wpb is offline
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Location: Rockville, MD
 
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Mein Auto: 2013 528xi
Hi All - I just sold by 2000 Audi A6 and got a 2013 528xi. The Audi was great car, but after almost 13 years, I wanted to try a different manufacturer. I narrowed my choices to the 528 and new GS350. The German cars, in my opinion drive so much better and the finish is nicer. I look forward to many years of ownership with my new car and learning more from this forum.

Bruce
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:43 AM
brb408wpb brb408wpb is offline
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Location: Rockville, MD
 
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Mein Auto: 2013 528xi
Hi All - I just sold my 2000 Audi A6 and got a 2013 528xi. The Audi was a great car, but after almost 13 years, I wanted to try a different manufacturer. I narrowed my choices to the 528 and new GS350. The German cars, in my opinion drive so much better and the finish is nicer. I look forward to many years of ownership with my new car and learning more from this forum.

Bruce

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:13 AM
captdan52 captdan52 is offline
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Location: alabama usa
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mein Auto: 740il
Intro

Good day to all members. I am new here, just bought my first BMW, a 2000 model 740il, bought it at auction, has mostly cosmetic issues, and some very minor body damage, my goal is to get it back to as close to perfect as I can, so any advice or suggestions are much appreciated, especially locating parts/service in the Gulf States area of the US. i look forward to hearing from any and all.
regards,
Capt Dan

GO NOTRE DAME
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:32 AM
Buflo Buflo is offline
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Location: Superior, WI
 
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Mein Auto: BMW 325 xi
Hello everyone! Great site, great people, great advice, not to mention a great car. I'm new to BMW's. Just picked up a 2001 325xi. Needs a little help here and there but overall in good shape for a car with over 200K miles. Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:45 AM
jdanz2012 jdanz2012 is offline
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Location: Missouri
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Mein Auto: 2011 328i
Hi, I bought my 2011 328i (30,000) a little over a week ago. The first time I'd ever driven a BMW was the test drive, and there was no turning back. I freaking love this car.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:04 PM
Realism Realism is offline
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Location: Ohio
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
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Mein Auto: BMW 650i
Hey!

New to the site & just purchased my 650i! Super excited to be apart of the 6er family....check the pic!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:34 AM
stamas stamas is offline
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Location: Powder Springs, GA
 
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Mein Auto: BMW X5 3.0i
New to this site and recently acquired a 2001 X5 3.0i with manual transmission... defintely a guy's car... especially with the stick shift.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:01 PM
Joe F325is Joe F325is is offline
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Location: orange county n.y.
 
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Mein Auto: 325is
hi guys looking foward to making good friends and getting help with my project car.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:20 PM
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Thumbs up Greetings everyone!

Hi everyone,

My name is Derek and I am new to this forum. I am also a new BMW owner residing here in Calgary, Alberta (aka. Cowtown). I must admit..it blows my mind sometimes that I have a BMW.

I've always been a Japanese car owner (Honda, Acura), but decided I'd like to try something new. Living in Calgary, it seems everyone and their uncle drives a bimmer (LOL), but I must admit.. the sleek look of the 328 and 325 warms my heart. So in a fit of heated passion, I went to BMW Gallery on Crowfoot and started shopping

I first looked at the 320i, since this was more in my price range. However, after adding up all the extra (premium package + sunroof, etc.), it ended up being actually the same price to go "up a level" and get the base 328i. I decided on the Alpine White model (Luxry Edition) as I love the chrome bumber and accents. I also got it with the sleek saddlebrown interior (an amazing color contrast). Its a beautiful car.

In retrospect, I do wish I would have spent the extra $, and caught the 328i with both the Premium and Executive packages (NAV, Bluetooth, etc.)....but I ended up on getting SIRUS as the upgrade. All I am happy with the car and amazed at how nice it drives.

I look forward to meeting all of you and enjoying this site.

Cheers,
Derek
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:39 PM
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Location: USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mein Auto: 13 335i 02RSX5MT 06ML350
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Howdy, this is my first post. I am buying a new F30 in the next 2 months but I'm not sure if on the lot or special order. I want to get a stick but there's not much selection and even though my wife can drive stick she's been suggesting the automatic.
My current car is a 10 year old RSX 5 speed which I love and will keep. I'm eyeing the sport but I prefer the turbine wheels in the modern...I'll most likely get stuck with the sport wheels.
I look forward to Bimmerfesting!
10-4 today I took delivery of my dream car...BMW 335i M Sport. My wife and I were at the dealer on 29 Sept but they did not have what I wanted. After only 2 days, my super nice guy CA found me one that just arrived at the VPC in Oxnard Cali (it was supposed to go to BMW of Escondido) and had it routed to NV and arrived after 3 days and I drove it home today. Awesome automobile. Took the family for a drive and they love it as much as I do. I look forward to lots of joy filled miles of driving and Bimmerfesting as well.
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My 1st BMW-bought fr inbound inventory: Munich 2013 F30 335i, RWD, Alpine White, Black Leather, M-Sport Line/Pkg, Dynamic Handling Pkg, Prem Pkg, Tech Pkg, 403M (Potenza S001 RFT 225/40, 255/35 R19), Sport auto w/paddle shifters, Heated front seats, Harman Kardon, Aluminum Hex Trim matte EB accent, Anthracite headliner
Std: Xenon Adaptive Headlights/Sunroof/Alarm
Mods: Tint/DIY lower intake grill guard/ASS recoded
22K mi Jul14
Hergestellt in Deutschland
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Clarissa Clarissa is offline
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Location: Canada
 
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Mein Auto: Socks and shoes
I finally joined this forum after having my passion for BMW reignited.

I was a big fan of BMW growing up but after the lease of family's '07 3 series ended, the passion gradually faded with the memory. Following bunch of electric steering and turbo charging news from BMW, I pretty much given up hope and though I'd be one of those guys that start my conversation with "back in my days"

All that changed yesterday when I went to a comparison test drive event hosted by BMW. I got to test drive bunch of new 328xi and 335xi with different trims and packages, against competitors including TL SH-AWD, G37x, C300 4 matic, A4 s-line (what a joke).

The event was fantastic. I had a blast there. Met some cool people and drove some awesome cars.

By the way, the name Clarissa is just a nick name I acquired from another forum. But i'm a guy...all x inches of guyness.
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