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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-27-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,357
Posted By angelzero
This is not fraud, nor intent to defraud. Once...

This is not fraud, nor intent to defraud. Once you use the plan, by the rules, you can get a partial, pro-rated by months, refund (not a full refund). You can still come out ahead because the # of...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-26-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,357
Posted By angelzero
Yeah, in the paperwork it says: "The Program is...

Yeah, in the paperwork it says: "The Program is available for purchase on a BMW vehicle so long as 36 months have not passed since it was first retailed or placed into demonstrator or loaner service,...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-26-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,357
Posted By angelzero
Actually, I just figured out a way to get brakes...

Actually, I just figured out a way to get brakes (or other service) done at a dealer for under $100. It only works if you live in New Jersey (like the OP), California or one of the other 12 states...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-25-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,986
Posted By angelzero
Wow, I clicked on this thread expecting silliness...

Wow, I clicked on this thread expecting silliness but got lots of actually very useful information. First about empirical 87 vs 91 experiences. And genius gas mixing to target exactly 91 octane!...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-25-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By angelzero
Congrats and welcome! I love your write up, very...

Congrats and welcome! I love your write up, very informative.



At first I wondered if this was to try and get better fuel economy ratings, but the 2019 xDrive is 21/30 mpg with 38/45 psi, the...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-25-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By angelzero
Yeah, the 7G-TRONIC was also VERY COMPLEX and...

Yeah, the 7G-TRONIC was also VERY COMPLEX and pretty early on in its life then in 2007 - everyone else was on 4 speeds and 5 speeds, and BMW now uses the same ZF 8AT that basically the entire...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-25-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,357
Posted By angelzero
The $600 Ultimate Care Plus maintenance plan...

The $600 Ultimate Care Plus maintenance plan upgrade covers brakes.

Don't buy the plan unless and until you need brake pads and the light is on. You probably won't within 36K miles. Your oil...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,283
Posted By angelzero
My ignorant sunny-California living self says,...

My ignorant sunny-California living self says, all cars have four wheel stop, but xDrive gives you two extra wheels to get in trouble with. It might give you overconfidence and allow you to bring...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-17-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,389
Posted By angelzero
@mr_clueless good to know you were able to cancel...

@mr_clueless good to know you were able to cancel it, that makes me feel better about this process. I'll chalk it up to phone tag, being busy, or just general delays. I guess I'm too used to clicking...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-17-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By angelzero
Makes sense - far less profit on new car pricing...

Makes sense - far less profit on new car pricing as well-educated consumers navigate pricing made transparent by Edmunds, online pricing guides, internet sales departments, etc. Now dealerships have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-17-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,389
Posted By angelzero
I know this is an old thread, but I think it's...

I know this is an old thread, but I think it's worth posting this tidbit of info since it came up in search for me and may help others.

For those chastising OP, all maintenance plans sold in 14...
Forum: European Delivery 04-05-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By angelzero
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately I don't think...

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately I don't think the MSD program works except if you already have MSDs on your current lease
...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-05-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By angelzero
Makes sense. I only asked they look at pads...

Makes sense. I only asked they look at pads because dealer A recommended front brake service (for $1300) and measured them at 4mm. I didn't have a good experience there, so I went looking elsewhere....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-03-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By angelzero
Wow, what program is this? Do they exist for...

Wow, what program is this? Do they exist for other models as well?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-02-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By angelzero
The discount you get back on a lease for...

The discount you get back on a lease for under-mileage is very minimal (something like $300 if you're used 0-75% of miles), so your car car might easily be worth more than the residual and buying it...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-02-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By angelzero
The maintenance plans stopped transferring...

The maintenance plans stopped transferring starting MY2015. https://www.autoblog.com/2014/08/12/bmw-maintenance-plan-no-longer-transferrable-to-2nd-owner/. However, I always thought that a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-02-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By angelzero
Thank you both! www.newtis.info is exactly what I...

Thank you both! www.newtis.info is exactly what I was looking for.

Sorry, I was getting the warranty, and maintenance plan terminology confused.

My main issues stem from not knowing what the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By angelzero
Cancel it as soon as you can, you have 60 days....

Cancel it as soon as you can, you have 60 days. You can always buy it again if you need it.

I'd estimate the profit margin as >50% on these things.

And they'll always push the highest priced...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-01-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By angelzero
Yikes, pretty bad from the photos. Not even...

Yikes, pretty bad from the photos. Not even close. I thought the techs recorded how many millimeters of brake pad were left on the repair order. But they can still round up, round down, mess with...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-01-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By angelzero
How many mm of brake pad until they can be warrantied?

If your service package covers brakes

I've gotten multiple conflicting answers from different dealers including 2mm, 4mm, and when the indicator comes on. I called BMWNA as well and said you need...
Forum: European Delivery 03-28-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By angelzero
Yeah, the biggest thing for me is driving around...

Yeah, the biggest thing for me is driving around Europe in a performance BMW during a vacation. My desire for VIP treatment is pretty low, it just isn't my thing, and now that I'm old enough I can...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By angelzero
This is crazy, I finally learned about this...

This is crazy, I finally learned about this document.

The last time I tried to look at what I think is that document (assuming it's what is attached to the paperwork you sign), the front desk...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 03-28-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By angelzero
I'm guessing the issue is that your revs aren't...

I'm guessing the issue is that your revs aren't dropping fast enough between 1->2. Things you can do to help:
1. Let off the gas earlier before shifting. What car did you drive before the 230i? I've...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 03-28-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By angelzero
How long are you planning on keeping the car long...

How long are you planning on keeping the car long after warranty? Would you go for CPO or not? It really depends on your value of money, and how much you trust Consumer Reports data vs. other...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-28-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By angelzero
Now that the new 3 series doesn't offer MT, when will the last non-M BMW with manual?

Wondering what people thought of how long BMW will continue to offer manuals in the US. I think BMW nixing the manual on the best-selling, symbolic bread and butter 3 series is a big deal.

If my...
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