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Forum: European Delivery 06-08-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 52,607
Posted By pharding
BMW Euro Delivery is no longer the great deal...

BMW Euro Delivery is no longer the great deal that it once was. Thus the interest here dwindled down to nothing. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely over the 13 years we did it.
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By pharding
I would take the German Alpine Road to...

I would take the German Alpine Road to Berchtesgaden to Salzburg to Hallstadt, Austria. German Alpine Road Road is spectacular especially as it goes Berchtesgaden national Forest. There some kind...
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By pharding
Delete, please.

Delete, please.
Forum: European Delivery 05-28-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By pharding
Delete, please.

Delete, please.
Forum: European Delivery 05-24-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 52,607
Posted By pharding
BMW Euro Delivery has certainly gone down the...

BMW Euro Delivery has certainly gone down the toilet.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 05-16-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,059
Posted By pharding
I drove the M340iX yesterday at Knauz in Lake...

I drove the M340iX yesterday at Knauz in Lake Bluff Illinois. The car felt wonderfully athletic with much-improved steering. Of course, the engine was Uber spectacular. It felt very torquey and...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 05-16-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,491
Posted By pharding
I test drove M340 yesterday at Knauz BMW in Lake...

I test drove M340 yesterday at Knauz BMW in Lake Bluff, Illinois. It drove beautifully with wonderful handling. The steering was much improved. It exceeded my expectations.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-07-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,351
Posted By pharding
My lease is up in May of 2020. I will be 69 so it...

My lease is up in May of 2020. I will be 69 so it will be time to downsize after 19 years of driving BMW 5ers. I will either go to a BMW M340ix or a Honda Accord Sport as a value proposition. If I...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 04-19-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By pharding
The taillights will not change between now and a...

The taillights will not change between now and a complete redesign of the 3er in another 6 or 7 years. Personally, in the opinion of this architect, I like the G20 taillights. I will lease one next...
Forum: European Delivery 04-06-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By pharding
That was me! I got a great deal and wifey and I...

That was me! I got a great deal and wifey and I had great 2 to 3 week vacations. Those were the good, old days. I would still like to resume doing BMW Euro Delivery, but BMW now discourages me from...
Forum: European Delivery 04-06-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By pharding
When negotiating a Euro Delivery lease be sure...

When negotiating a Euro Delivery lease be sure that the residual value is based upon US MSRP not Euro Delivery MSRP. This makes a large difference in monthly payments. Also options can be negotiated...
Forum: European Delivery 04-06-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By pharding
If one negotiates well, what is the Euro Delivery...

If one negotiates well, what is the Euro Delivery total discount off of US MSRP? I used to get 11 to 12% off of US MSRP. Those days are history.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 03-17-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,752
Posted By pharding
I have had V8's on my 5ers for 2004, 2009, 2012...

I have had V8's on my 5ers for 2004, 2009, 2012 that were all fine with no issues.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-06-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By pharding
You will have much more success on a tire...

You will have much more success on a tire warranty issue by dealing with the BMW center where you purchased your car. Ask the service manager to make a call for you. You calling Goodyear will be much...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-03-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By pharding
The set button appears to be redundant.

The set button appears to be redundant.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-01-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By pharding
Setting Active Cruise Control

In setting Active Cruise Control you initially have to hit the top button, Activate Button, on the left side of the steering wheel. That is step 1. Step 2 consists of hitting the Set Button beneath...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 10-30-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By pharding
I have the 704 m Sport Suspension on my 2014 ix M...

I have the 704 m Sport Suspension on my 2014 ix M Sport. I like the ride a lot but if I had my druthers it would be even firmer.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 10-18-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,797
Posted By pharding
The G20 is the same size as my former 2001 E39,...

The G20 is the same size as my former 2001 E39, except it is a smidgen shorter. The G20 wheel base, cabin dimensions. trumk size is all essentially the same as the E39. When my lease is up, I'll most...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-16-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,325
Posted By pharding
i have always gone the mixed Performance tires on...

i have always gone the mixed Performance tires on my 5ers. This time I took the plunge and I went with the all-season runflats and I have no regrets. The run-flats have improved dramatically over the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-22-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,731
Posted By pharding
Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Cruise...

Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Cruise Control are both awesome and I couldn't live without them.
Forum: X2 F39 (2017 - current) 08-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,938
Posted By pharding
I have special ordered parts and options that are...

I have special ordered parts and options that are not available in the US but are available in Germany. This includes Leather dash, special headliners on 5ers. Just tell your dealer you want to...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-25-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By pharding
I like it a lot and I will order it again. Lane...

I like it a lot and I will order it again. Lane keeping assist works better with well painted white lines. The other aspect of these driver aids if you get in a crash situation they work great to...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-01-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,606
Posted By pharding
I like the G30 a lot. BMW could have pished the...

I like the G30 a lot. BMW could have pished the design aesthetic on the exterior a bit more. However IMO the exterior design is awesome.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-01-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 100,157
Posted By pharding
Thanks. I'll try that.

Thanks. I'll try that.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-30-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 100,157
Posted By pharding
My 2017 April Build was slightly low on freon....

My 2017 April Build was slightly low on freon. The dealer topped it off this week. I use auto AC with the middle fan setting. The vents are set to to use the upper vents only. It was 94 yesterday....
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