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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-10-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By quackbury
For any newbies here, Autoputzer is a senior...

For any newbies here, Autoputzer is a senior citizen living in Florida. In addition to coasting, he likely had his turn signal on for the last 12 miles. Pull that crap up here in Boston and you'll...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-10-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By quackbury
It depends. How many miles on the car? If it is...

It depends. How many miles on the car? If it is high mileage, it will likely go to auction, so they may not care. If it's low mileage and the dealer will want to sell it as a CPO, you might get...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-09-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By quackbury
My brakes are fine at 55,000 miles and I drive...

My brakes are fine at 55,000 miles and I drive "spiritedly".
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-09-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,144
Posted By quackbury
I have 55,000 miles on my 2017. There were some...

I have 55,000 miles on my 2017. There were some issues at first, but after the system was reprogrammed, I have had no complaints. True, Boston isn't Houston, but we did have some 100+ degree days...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-07-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 437
Posted By quackbury
Don't forget to add in the cost for a...

Don't forget to add in the cost for a subscription to up-to-date Norton Internet Security or a similar program for either a laptop or iPad. Otherwise, you are just opening a door on your home...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-07-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,894
Posted By quackbury
A chemical bond between molecules!!!!! This is...

A chemical bond between molecules!!!!! This is Nobel Prize worthy stuff!

Sounds like Rusty Jones for the new millennium. If it helps keep soft German glass from pitting from road debris, I'd be...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-04-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,719
Posted By quackbury
But what's wrong with that? With a company...

But what's wrong with that? With a company courting a particular demographic group? BMW used to go that route, as did Volvo when Sven and Olaf still ran it. GMC historically didn't court the LGBTQ...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-04-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By quackbury
Lots of good advice here. +1 on looking into the...

Lots of good advice here. +1 on looking into the excess wear and tear coverage. Additional comments:


If you want any special bits on the car (MPPK, carbon fiber spoiler or mirror caps, or any...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-04-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,894
Posted By quackbury
Car's from Houston? I'd check for flood damage,...

Car's from Houston? I'd check for flood damage, too.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By quackbury
I think it's the same guy who did not notice the...

I think it's the same guy who did not notice the fit of the seats didn't match his build, and wanted to change them out after he bought the car.

Doesn't anyone do due diligence anymore before...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-03-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By quackbury
Yes. The automotive world is changing. ...

Yes. The automotive world is changing. Millennials don't care about cars, unless they are electric, autonomous, and ride-sharable. Crazy Uncle Elon has turned the industry on its head:...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-03-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,894
Posted By quackbury
Some type of protective coating the dealer...

Some type of protective coating the dealer applied for a ridiculous surcharge? Or a lifetime supply of almonds?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-03-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By quackbury
Sorry to hear but your glass is half full. I'd...

Sorry to hear but your glass is half full. I'd say you got GREAT value. You don't say what you paid, but 80,000 miles in 2 1/2 years, and $12,500 back at the end? Not bad at all.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-03-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By quackbury
PS: We have one of each in the garage, and the...

PS: We have one of each in the garage, and the driving experience is completely different on the 540 vs. the 340. I LOVE the 540 for long trips (e.g. to Caribou Maine to see clients, 6 to 7 hours...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-03-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By quackbury
I may have the solution to your dilemma. Sent...

I may have the solution to your dilemma. Sent you a PM
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-29-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,818
Posted By quackbury
Love that photo. Reminds me of my 1972 Datsun...

Love that photo. Reminds me of my 1972 Datsun 240Z. Great memories....
Forum: Off-Topic 08-29-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By quackbury
WHOA! A name from the past! How ya' been? ...

WHOA! A name from the past! How ya' been?



Dude, NO ONE but Boomers and Gen X'ers use FB and Twitter any more. You need to get out more...

Similar conversation on the Ask-a-Dealer thread...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-29-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By quackbury
You got off lucky. When I made a similar post, I...

You got off lucky. When I made a similar post, I got banned.



Yeah, the Roadfly analogy is spot on. And it's not just the dealership folks who have moved on. A couple weeks back someone...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-29-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,208
Posted By quackbury
Here's a scenario to mull over. I was up in...

Here's a scenario to mull over.

I was up in Presque Isle ME earlier this week. The nearest BMW dealer is in Westbrook, ME, about 300 miles away. If I didn't have a spare and got a flat on...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-27-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,208
Posted By quackbury
It also opens up a lot of possibilities for...

It also opens up a lot of possibilities for non-run-flat winter tires. There aren't many good RFT winter tires out there - the Pirelli Sottozeros are among the worst tires I've ever had - they...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-27-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By quackbury
So "baiting" the active members here is a...

So "baiting" the active members here is a strategy you think is okay? Worked for you once, probably won't work a second time. Welcome to my Ignore list.

And yes, the G models are a far cry from...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-27-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By quackbury
If you have REALLY worn down the pads and/or...

If you have REALLY worn down the pads and/or rotors (e.g. if you are one of those folks who has their left foot depressing the brake pedal while your right depresses the accelerator), I wouldn't be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-27-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,413
Posted By quackbury
More like a golden shower.

More like a golden shower.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-25-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 961
Posted By quackbury
There is another option no one has mentioned: a...

There is another option no one has mentioned: a lease assumption.

OP you might be able to advertise your car on Swapalease and find someone to take her off your hands. Though if you are driving a...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-25-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By quackbury
PS: You should never be in the position of...

PS: You should never be in the position of accepting a dealer's offer. You should be making your own offer to the dealer and seeing if they accept it.
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