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Old 03-22-2017, 08:02 AM
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sure if i pay for it, like you did....lol. by the way, i would own a honda, toyota or lexus out of warranty all day long......
Mine is CPO extended where coverage is generous. Your's will be third party where typical issues are not really covered
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:29 PM
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What is the ci for in 325ci ?

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Old 03-25-2017, 05:14 PM
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:32 PM
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What does the i stands for in 328i

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Old 04-16-2017, 07:35 PM
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injection, as in fuel injected. It's a throwback to when it was a big deal to have fuel injection.

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Old 05-20-2017, 11:28 AM
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:35 PM
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Good info! I just bought a 2008 X3 and Autozone did test before I bought it and determined that the camshaft position sensor(s) were bad plus the brake light was on so the place is fixing both of these issues. I need tires but I'm not sure which are the best. I don't want outrageously expensive tires but neither do I want to skimp on where my SAV meets the road. My wife's car.
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:20 PM
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#2 is pretty clarifying. Before i owned my bmw i drove japanese cause maintenence was cheaper. I didnt know then that bmw maintenence was more expensive because you have to go in more often
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:03 AM
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Good info! I just bought a 2008 X3 and Autozone did test before I bought it and determined that the camshaft position sensor(s) were bad plus the brake light was on so the place is fixing both of these issues. I need tires but I'm not sure which are the best. I don't want outrageously expensive tires but neither do I want to skimp on where my SAV meets the road. My wife's car.
I was told by my (extremely) trustworthy mechanic that the best to get Bridgestone tyres as they are repairable while the others are not - or rather by local law (Australia) they are not permitted to be repaired.
Also they are a little bit more expensive.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:17 PM
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Diane, good post, but surely you know better than to put any money down on a lease. If the car is totaled, as you mentioned, all cap cost reduction is flushed down the toilet. Better to take any cap cost reduction money you have and put it in a savings account and take it out to reduce monthly payments than to risk it all up-front, IMO.
So true. This happened to me. Back in 1999 I leased a grand Cherokee Limited with all the bells and whistles. Msrp was like 46k. I put down 10k on the lease. About 9 months in it was totaled. Ever since( about 8 leases later) I drive off the lot without a nickel out of pocket. Taxes, fees, and ccr all rolled into the lease. It's the way to go if u want to protect yourself.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:26 AM
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Purchased my 2002 325ci in April with 50k miles on it! Beautiful well-kept car, but premium gas will get ya! I was told by a mechanic that they don't NEED premium, but when I purchased the car, I made sure to replace the unleaded with the premium. Drives better.. Right?
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:25 AM
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When you move up to BMW buying premium does take some getting used to after being able to look for the cheapest gas around if you want. You should use premium and your owner's manual will tell you the minimum octane rating BMW recommends (91?). It will also say you can safely use a lower octane occassionally if nothing else is available but with reduced performance. I would also add to that and recommend using a "Top Tier" gasoline. Top Tier is a special rating class for gasolines which meets certain industry standards for cleaning ability. A google search for Top Tier will tell you which stations in your area have it.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:44 AM
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I was told by my (extremely) trustworthy mechanic that the best to get Bridgestone tyres as they are repairable while the others are not - or rather by local law (Australia) they are not permitted to be repaired.
Also they are a little bit more expensive.
I don't know whether Bridgestone tires are repairable, but my wife and I both own E46s, and we have Bridgestone Potenza AS RE97 tires on them--they seem to last FOREVER, and they are quite and comfortable. If you're worried about replacing tires every 30,000 miles, try this particular kind of Bridgestone. (I can't vouch for the longevity of other Bridgestone tires, but I had Bridgestone S04s for a while, and they didn't last long.)
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:47 PM
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very interesting about the synetic oil... I noticed BMW sells their own oil under accessories... does anyone only use that exclusively?
I would waist money for the BMW logo on any fluids. BMW doesn't actually manufacture fluids so it makes sense saving money buying from the manufacturer of under a different brand name. i.e. Liquimoly, Febi, Total, etc.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:13 PM
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okk i understood what are the things we have to kept in mind while buying
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:43 PM
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No does BMW manufacture it's own brakes, A/C systems, Filters, Lights, Control Modules, and so on and so forth. Like most cars, it is cheaper to let other major companies like Bosch and ATE do their manufacturing. The best thing you can do is use a good BMW experienced independent, a good one knows what aftermarket parts are good. And the best thing you can do if you are looking at buying Bimmer that is more than a few years old is get a full vehicle inspection and add on a cooling system pressure test, don't be cheap it's worth the $200+- total to avoid a massive expensive headache.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:09 AM
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Hey Guys,
I am from India my name is Harsh. I am also new to this forum and I personally own a BMW X5. It is simply amazing. I bought it from BMW Navnit Motors based in Mumbai. I am driving it since couple of months now and I cannot express my happiness of owning it. I am very lucky to have a BMW in my life.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:33 AM
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I had the same checklist before buying my BMW X5 from an Authorized BMW Dealers in Mumbai.
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:07 PM
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I have a 2015 328i and just replaced the spark plugs with BMW OEM plugs ($120). Before replacing each plug, double checked to ensure gap is correct. Coil packs are secure and wiring for each are secure as well. Now the vehicle hesitates when I accelerate heavy, as to pass another vehicle. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:41 PM
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BMW platinum extended warranty. Is it worth it? Currently 2015 535i is at 49,600 miles. Dealership is offering platinum extended warranty for $4500 for a comprehensive bumper to bumper extended warranty.
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Yes, I've never taken my BMW to any other oil change place because I want it done right and want the premium synthetic that BMW knows it should have rather than whatever is on hand at jiffy lube. If i tried to buy the oil 7 quarts its $10 a quart, plus the $15 filter i'm at $90 in parts, and it costs $99 to have it done at BMW...
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Old 04-08-2019, 12:03 AM
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really a useful post!
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:45 PM
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Great Post!
I will check my tire use Tpms

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