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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Today, 02:12 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,220
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The main reason I buy expensive cars is for road...

The main reason I buy expensive cars is for road trips. I keep a beater for knocking around town and parking where it's not safe to park a BMW (college campus, jail-courthouse complex, fast-food...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 01:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Autoputzer
Balance... I could have sold the M3 after...

Balance...

I could have sold the M3 after the first year for what I paid for it. I still got $10k for it after twelve years and 115k miles. I had a blast with that car, money well spent.

Mom...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 01:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Autoputzer
Balance is the key. When I was single, my...

Balance is the key. When I was single, my employer would send me to cool places, and I'd take a few week off there before I came home. But, you don't have to spend a lot of money to be happy.
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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 12:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Autoputzer
There'd be a lag time between a Roth tax being...

There'd be a lag time between a Roth tax being enacted and actually going into effect. Then, I'd just withdraw it all and start paying taxes only on the future income the former Roth money...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 12:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Autoputzer
BFP (before Frau Putzer), I lived on less than...

BFP (before Frau Putzer), I lived on less than half of my take-home pay, and drove Nissan Sentra's (but SE-R's). I paid for the Sentra's with mileage reimbursements from business travel. But, I...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Today, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By Autoputzer
Check with an on-line BMW parts supplier. They...

Check with an on-line BMW parts supplier. They were so popular for retrofits on the 7 Series that BMW also made a parts list for retrofitting the trunk floor, too.

In my social circle, a large...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By Autoputzer
Actually, the first brake fluid change is due...

Actually, the first brake fluid change is due three years after the car is built (not sold), and then every two years after that. You'd be beyond the 3/36 free maintenance period for the first...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By Autoputzer
Oops. Double-post due to an Interwebs glitch.

Oops. Double-post due to an Interwebs glitch.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By Autoputzer
The included CPO warranty gets you the fifth year...

The included CPO warranty gets you the fifth year and unlimited mileage. Assuming 90 miles/day and 250 days/year (commuting), that would put you right at about 100k miles when the car's five years...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) Today, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Autoputzer
From his name, I'm going out on a limb and saying...

From his name, I'm going out on a limb and saying that Bob Shiftright didn't get a DCT.

I balked on an M2C because there isn't a spare tire available for it. There was a jury rig spare set-up that...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By Autoputzer
Side SONAR curb sensors would also be useful, at...

Side SONAR curb sensors would also be useful, at lease on the right side (left in the UK, Japan, etc.).
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,732
Posted By Autoputzer
Assuming the same tax rate on contributions and...

Assuming the same tax rate on contributions and withdrawals, there's no difference in the future value of Roth's and tax-deferred retirement accounts. The difference comes when you avoid a higher...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By Autoputzer
The G30 offers an optional spare ($150), and it's...

The G30 offers an optional spare ($150), and it's the best value on the options list. You lose about 7" of trunk height, though. But, you maintain a flat trunk floor.

ECS Tuning, and others,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Autoputzer
BMW played around with capacitor hybrids years...

BMW played around with capacitor hybrids years ago, using them for very short term energy storage (e.g. charged as you roll up ta red light, and discharged through an electric motor as you start off...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,220
Posted By Autoputzer
Yeah, but your NG comes out at roughly...

Yeah, but your NG comes out at roughly atmospheric pressure.

I passed by a camping trailer on fire on the other side of an interstate. The median strip was maybe 100' wide. I was going by right...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,220
Posted By Autoputzer
Maritime transportation of NG is in liquid form...

Maritime transportation of NG is in liquid form (but at ~ atmospheric pressure, cryogenically refrigerated), LNG. LNG tanker can run on the small amount of evaporation of the LNG. But, LNG...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Autoputzer
The foot-swipe sensor is under the bumper. The...

The foot-swipe sensor is under the bumper. The trailer hitch vehicles most likely don't have it. Then, there's the coding. If you're spending ~$60k on a vehicle, think about ordering exactly what...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 12:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,220
Posted By Autoputzer
Honda sold a CNG-powered Civic for years. It...

Honda sold a CNG-powered Civic for years. It started out as being just for fleets, but was later sold to consumers, along with a home-compressor that would take utility NG (~1/4 PSI) and fill the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-21-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,050
Posted By Autoputzer
When I was working, all my weekday errands (gym,...

When I was working, all my weekday errands (gym, restaurants, credit union, grocery store, Home Depot, Walmart, post office, etc., etc.) were done either during the commute or at lunch. I'd usually...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-21-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Autoputzer
Uhhh… Did you check their website?

Uhhh… Did you check their website?
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 02-21-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Autoputzer
BMW's sort of left the dealerships hanging by not...

BMW's sort of left the dealerships hanging by not requiring tire rotation as part of maintenance, and therefore paid for by BMW during the free-maintenance period. If a dealer recommends tire...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-20-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Autoputzer
You're right. I looked on the Michelin,...

You're right. I looked on the Michelin, Bridgestone, Tire Rack, and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association websites, and couldn't find prohibition of repairing a puncture in the tread between the...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-20-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Autoputzer
I love my sunroofs, wind-free fresh air. ...

I love my sunroofs, wind-free fresh air.

Supply has caught up with demand on M2C's. Factory ordering one would take two to three months, since it's a German car. It's a PIA to get the latest...
Forum: Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-20-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Autoputzer
A reputable shop wouldn't touch that. They'd be...

A reputable shop wouldn't touch that. They'd be afraid of personal injury attorneys.
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 02-20-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Autoputzer
Yes, people are finally getting discounts on...

Yes, people are finally getting discounts on M2C's. There was one sitting in my favorite dealer's showroom for six weeks. The M2C will supposedly stay in production until June 2021. The M2 CS is...
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