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Old 12-19-2012, 06:02 AM
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No, that's not it...


Just in case you are on an iPhone or a Droid, I had to change my sigpic today. The white X5M that I wanted transferred from a different dealer (Russel) was declared unavailable for transfer. Anyway, my CA found an identically equipped X5M in Carbon Black at a different dealer (Fairfax) and hopefully we will get it tomorrow.
I believe that X5M was in the showroom at Fairfax. It was when I picked up my 535i a few weeks ago. It's very nice
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:24 AM
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DC is like Libya after a US bombing run.
True dat! I do my best to avoid driving through D.C. at all times. Hazards include potholes, road construction, speed cameras (up to $250 fine!!!), and damn bicyclists! I remember being stopped at a red light in my 7 Series and a bicycle courier thought there was enough room for him to squeeze between mine and another car at the light...there wasn't! He scraped my door and kept on going...SOB! Because I cross D.C. daily to get to/from work, I use Rock Creek Park as much as possible.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:24 AM
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Maybe of all the tax money we are paying the government invests some of it in our infrastructure, it might explain the good roads we have.
And for cyclists it is a paradise over here, the whole country is invested by strips of flat surfaced cyclist only lanes.
Hhhm, in Amsterdam though, being a free state as it is, you can get your Pana scraped anyway rather easily, while the bikers are just all over the place and they mostly do not like expensive looking cars.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:27 AM
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Yeah plus you got a nice obstacle course with people crossing the street right in front of traffic. I see several potential darwinian award winners everyday.
That's what the cones on track courses simulate.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:30 AM
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True dat! I do my best to avoid driving through D.C. at all times. Hazards include potholes, road construction, speed cameras (up to $250 fine!!!), and damn bicyclists! I remember being stopped at a red light in my 7 Series and a bicycle courier thought there was enough room for him to squeeze between mine and another car at the light...there wasn't! He scraped my door and kept on going...SOB! Because I cross D.C. daily to get to/from work, I use Rock Creek Park as much as possible.
LOL.

That's nothing though (well yeah, the potholes there are unimaginable, our Ontario roads are way more superior, too) - you should go to Rome one day.... There is no single car without some kind of dent in the body, I was shocked when I saw that. From what I heard, it's not even worth fixing, as you'll get another one few weeks later LOL.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:03 PM
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So many posts; what's the verdict!? X5M (congrats!) and...!?
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:28 PM
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I never knew how easy it was to get tires from tire rack... Until now
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:48 PM
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So many posts; what's the verdict!? X5M (congrats!) and...!?
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:18 PM
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Woah; very nice!
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:14 PM
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My wife and I visuted Rome a few years ago and all I noticed as far as vehicles there were the cars of my dreams! We stayed near the Piazza del Popolo and, one day, the various police agencies were showing off their cars...would you believe they even had an RS4???!!! Anyway, did not see many dents...but there were narrow streets a plenty. Fabulous city that, though!

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:07 PM
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Okay, before the disinformation campaign grows too much, car number two is an Alpine White over Cinnamon Brown BMW 650xi. I hope to pick it up during the fasching festivities (their carinvale). It's the time that the Germans let their hair down even more than they do at Octoberfest!

BTW, no X5M today, apparently it's the CA's day off. The nerve of some people!
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:51 PM
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Okay, before the disinformation campaign grows too much, car number two is an Alpine White over Cinnamon Brown BMW 650xi. I hope to pick it up during the fasching festivities (their carinvale). It's the time that the Germans let their hair down even more than they do at Octoberfest!
Dang!!!! Mrs. D is flush with all that Merino Leather and Nappa dash

lol was looking at my receipt says "customer will return in two weeks for software" And since I got money off and she said "I won't charge you labor", right under two weeks "customer will be charged labor after install"

My rant for the day in the Dunderhi thread

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:14 PM
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Dang!!!! Mrs. D is flush with all that Merino Leather and Nappa dash
Poor me, I only get Nappa leather. I'm not sure which leather DreamCar had on his 535i, but I really liked the feel of it.

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Wait a minute. Didn't you mention something about buying tires already today?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:18 PM
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Wait a minute. Didn't you mention something about buying tires already today?
Yes, yes but that was a happy post . I'm an utter failure and almost paid 1200 bucks (SS) instead of 975 and I probably would have paid 1400 from Rockville

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Old 12-19-2012, 05:29 PM
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Yes, yes but that was a happy post . I'm an utter failure and almost paid 1200 bucks (SS) instead of 975 and I probably would have paid 1400 from Rockville
They got to get their money back for their loaner that you had for soo long.

Ooops, too soon?
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They got to get their money back for their loaner that you had for soo long.

Ooops, too soon?
You couldn't have hit me any harder... I see 328s in my nightmares
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:13 PM
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You couldn't have hit me any harder... I see 328s in my nightmares
Okay that was a bit harsh, but I'll let you enjoy some of my pain.

About two weeks ago, I had my tractor picked-up to check an issue I am having getting it started. Yes, they provide door service, but no Sears ridng lawnmower loaners. Anyway, after a few days I was called by the service tech to inform me that the aftermarket starter they installed wasn't working and wanted to know if I was willing to pay $765 for an OEM starter. I asked him what he thought I would do with a two ton piece of lawn art? So he picked up on the hint and said they would order the starter. Today, I got the call from Service manager to tell me my tractor was fixed, but there was good news and bad news. The good news was it didn't need a new starter, but the bad news was that the labor bill was a bit high. He went on to tell me that the installed the aftermarket starter, then the OEM starter, and then they needed engineering help from New Holland before they finally found the problem was a $20 relay. The labor bill was $1,105, plus another $66 for shop supplies!

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:15 PM
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Okay that was a bit harsh, but I'll let you enjoy some of my pain.

About two weeks ago, I had my tractor picked-up to check an issue I am having getting it started. Yes, they provide door service, but no Sears ridng lawnmower loaners. Anyway, after a few days I was called by the service tech to inform me that the aftermarket starter they installed wasn't working and wanted to know if I was willing to pay $765 for an OEM starter. I asked him what he thought I would do with a two ton piece of lawn art? So he picked up on the hint and said they would order the starter. Today, I got the call from Service manager to tell me my tractor was fixed, but there was good news and bad news. The good news was it didn't need a new starter, but the bad news was that the labor bill was a bit high. He went on to tell me that the installed the aftermarket starter, then the OEM starter, and then they needed engineering help from New Holland before they finally found the problem was a $20 relay. The labor bill was $1,105, plus another $66 for shop supplies!

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No because the broken tractor is still faster than the 328

* little better
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:30 PM
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No because the broken tractor is still faster than the 328

* little better
On a good day, she'll do the quarter mile in 242s@15mph!

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:49 PM
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You couldn't have hit me any harder... I see 328s in my nightmares
The F30s are not too bad... the E90s are aweful.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:07 PM
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The F30s are not too bad... the E90s are aweful.
I haven't been in an F30, but yes I can't fathom how people drive them.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:23 PM
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I haven't been in an F30, but yes I can't fathom how people drive them.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:11 PM
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Badge whores will do anything to claim they drive a BMW!
Badge whores? For some of us the E90 328i is more BMW than the F10 M5. And yes, I've driven it now.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:17 PM
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:29 PM
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Solstice you have no idea what a BMW is.
It's obviously different things for different people and that's part of what makes them special, all of them including the 328i that is in another universe from it's competition in terms of communicative steering and chassi. It absolutely crushes it's competition and it has a smooth as silk NA 3-liter inline six. Now that's pretty BMW for some.

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