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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-24-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,690
Posted By schnell525
Only two solutions: If you have a passenger,...

Only two solutions:

If you have a passenger, pull in to a parking spot and have them guide you in and have you stop (learn hand signals). Other, park away from the curb or parking stops. Get...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-11-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,584
Posted By schnell525
I would recommend that you take a look at the...

I would recommend that you take a look at the service history, and change all fluids--fresh.

I had an 06 E60 525xi that was a decent car. I traded in an 06 for an 08 for at 535xi and had HPFP...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-28-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,042
Posted By schnell525
I would not over-estimate desirability. There's...

I would not over-estimate desirability. There's enough history here that people should be able to make an informed decision.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-02-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,394
Posted By schnell525
You need to understand that just because it isn't...

You need to understand that just because it isn't posted on Carfax, or in the dealer's databank of issues and complaints--are all the complaints of the customer.

Do your homework, and your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-18-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,965
Posted By schnell525
I bought a BMW Battery Trickle Charger that...

I bought a BMW Battery Trickle Charger that attached to the charging posts--and I used it on my 11 535xi and 12 550xi in hot and cold weather since the car was not driven must. A battery...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-09-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,138
Posted By schnell525
I would get a second opinion regarding those...

I would get a second opinion regarding those issues. There is a reason of why many people lease these cars as they are a maintenance nightmare. That type of quote is close to what the car is worth...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-07-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,853
Posted By schnell525
The loss of business should be quite enough of a...

The loss of business should be quite enough of a signal.....

You screw with your customer, your lose their loyalty and business permanently.

If you're in a shrinking market segment BMW dealers,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-17-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By schnell525
I can understand why people want to customize...

I can understand why people want to customize their cars. Whether it is financial feasible is another thing. That must be considered regarding the cost of doing custom paint-work as a good prep,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-07-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,647
Posted By schnell525
George Harrison and Ringo had a song that had a...

George Harrison and Ringo had a song that had a quote...."It Don't Come Easy."

That's what used buyers will find regarding the 535 and 550. All the information is at your hands via search.
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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-02-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,301
Posted By schnell525
Refuse Delivery and request them to order your...

Refuse Delivery and request them to order your spec'd car and do not absorb increases. Don't take a turd because someone screwed up. Dealers hope customers will just roll over. In fact, you should...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-02-2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,999
Posted By schnell525
Make sure you do your due diligence on the car. ...

Make sure you do your due diligence on the car. If you have significant problems with your car make sure you contact BMW Corporate and file a complaint and open a case on your car. Never rely on a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-15-2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By schnell525
I doubt it.....for any N63 engined car, the...

I doubt it.....for any N63 engined car, the crooks know that it could throw a CEL and go into limp mode at any time. It's risky enough being a thief, but not being able to rely on your conquest to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-15-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By schnell525
The car must be in gear at all times while...

The car must be in gear at all times while traveling, at least to my state's law. If you are driving (coasting) in a car in neutral you are not in control of the car, as you must engage "drive"...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-15-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By schnell525
New or old? Take them out of the car and scrub...

New or old? Take them out of the car and scrub them with a medium bristle brush, and with a good detergent, like Dawn. If new, I don't think it would make much of a difference, except take some of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-15-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,956
Posted By schnell525
I had a 2011 535xi that has significant wandering...

I had a 2011 535xi that has significant wandering issues. The car would pull to the right, or to left at highway speeds (not dependent on the crown of the road). At lower speeds 40-60 mph it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-14-2017, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By schnell525
Firstly, you should check and see if there any...

Firstly, you should check and see if there any manufacturer extended warranties on your N54's 335's failed components. You should call BMW and have them run the VIN in case of warranties available...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-09-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By schnell525
I very well agree with you, however BMW batteries...

I very well agree with you, however BMW batteries in the F10 would discharge year round in both hot and cold weather. After seeing others go through having their batteries die out of nowhere, It...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-07-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By schnell525
That is nuts. A 2016 should not need a new...

That is nuts. A 2016 should not need a new battery replacement due to low mileage. That's what warranties are for, and it would seem there's a defect in the electrical system, and or the battery is...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-07-2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By schnell525
I think you should try to negotiate a new 440ix...

I think you should try to negotiate a new 440ix at a couple dealers just to see how much of a savings your are getting leasing a service loaner. The value of the service loaner realistically is that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 04-01-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By schnell525
You'll never get a dealership to agree on a tire...

You'll never get a dealership to agree on a tire & wheel problem without a fight. They are working to deny any warranty claims.

That's where a good independent warranty shops come in with their...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-18-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By schnell525
It would depend on what type of experience you've...

It would depend on what type of experience you've have had with our BMW. It's easy that even one claim could cost 1,200 or even 4,000 bucks. but no matter when the claim is accumulated, most like...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-26-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By schnell525
before pulling anything off try treating with a...

before pulling anything off try treating with a leather conditioner. it may help without going in removing trim, which is a major PITA. i used 1Z Lederpflege (leather protection) but even Lexol...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-25-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By schnell525
Just to confirm, where your leather wraps behind...

Just to confirm, where your leather wraps behind the seat power seat controls, you're getting a squeak? This is an easily fix. Put on a pair of decent rubber gloves to protect your hand. it's...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-10-2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,719
Posted By schnell525
BMW's will have a distinct leather smell....and...

BMW's will have a distinct leather smell....and the smell of their cockpits (lol) is pleasant--if you're getting a new BMW, it will smell like a new car.

Mercedes Benz, unless it has a leather...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-10-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,862
Posted By schnell525
Ah, BMW is going the way of Land Rover with...

Ah, BMW is going the way of Land Rover with tiered leasing. BMWFS subvented there cars to a large degree compared to Audi. MB subvents their leases heavily. BMW stopped doing so, significantly in...
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