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Forum: E46 Convertible 03-10-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By wdc1959
58-60 degrees in the Chicago suburbs today-- I...

58-60 degrees in the Chicago suburbs today-- I bought my convertible, an '05 325ci, last month and burned up nearly a half tank of gas today ($4.10 a gallon) with the top down. My first BMW and my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-29-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By wdc1959
Welcome and a lovely car!

I've owned my first BMW (2005 325ci) for less than a month and I am enjoying every moment- congrats! Today the temperature in Chicago climbed up to 54 degrees and the top came down-- these are...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-22-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,058
Posted By wdc1959
Yes!

:thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-20-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By wdc1959
Congratulations!

You have a lovely car!

I found mine less than a mile away from my home, but drove it 1050 miles yesterday (16 hours)- what a joy.

Mine is a 2005 325ci - I've owned it for a little over two...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-20-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By wdc1959
Hello and I bid you welcome to the E46, as a...

Hello and I bid you welcome to the E46, as a fellow newbie- (I am new to the brand as well and echo your sentiments!) I went out a little over two weeks ago in search of a used Jaguar XK8-or XKR...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-17-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By wdc1959
Setting the Clock

I posted this in response to a post on the difficult controls of this car and thanks to a fellow forum member for improving my instructions, here is my post with that addition in bold.

"I looked...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By wdc1959
I stand corrected, my BMW gets worse gas mileage...

I stand corrected, my BMW gets worse gas mileage (but only by 1mpg)-

A 2012 5L V-8 Mustang is rated at 25mpg on regular fuel

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/31164.shtml

My '05...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By wdc1959
Things tend to be a bit pricier in the Chicago...

Things tend to be a bit pricier in the Chicago suburbs-- I did some comparison shopping and the closest thing I found was a 330ci convertible with the sport package at $17,800 and it had 48,000 miles...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By wdc1959
No doubt better deals out there and I realized at...

No doubt better deals out there and I realized at $21,700 the dealership was not giving away a car.

It was kind of hard to find a similar car for comparison-- not many out there with under...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By wdc1959
This is exactly the kind of reply I was looking...

This is exactly the kind of reply I was looking for, thank you very much--:clap:

Alas it was equipped with the automatic (and I'm a fan of the manual-- my first car an Opel GT and owning several...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By wdc1959
325inthe510- I paid $21,700. Kind of pricey...

325inthe510-

I paid $21,700. Kind of pricey I suppose, but the nicely optioned (original window sticker was a $45,800)-- a trip to a BMW dealership with the car pre-sale, after they ran the VIN...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By wdc1959
Ass wad 330i- I am sorry for the blunder-...

Ass wad 330i-

I am sorry for the blunder- and I thank you for taking the time to respond and sharing your knowledge.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,685
Posted By wdc1959
Confounded by Clock

I looked at the manual and tried every way I knew how to get the clock to set. The manual for the car directed me to the clock manual and the clock manual directed me to the car manual.

There...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By wdc1959
E46- Love it or Hate it?

I am new to this forum, new to BMW and a proud new owner of a gently used (now 13,000 miles, one previous owner) 2005 325ci convertible--

I took delivery of this amazing little car two weeks ago...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-10-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By wdc1959
In the interests of full disclosure 12,700 miles...

In the interests of full disclosure 12,700 miles when I found it on the lot. I test drove it all day long last Friday, took delivery that evening, and since then the mileage is climbing!

I am...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-10-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,044
Posted By wdc1959
Winter Options

Yes I do have the winter package with heated seats and I love them (I'm using the heated seat every morning)-- I find my 325 is a bit slow to warm up-- and the seats make all the difference in my...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-10-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,044
Posted By wdc1959
My First BMW & My First Convertible

Today I have owned my car one week. I live in the Chicago suburbs and a few days ago I went topless at 42 degrees--- I simply couldn't wait- a train had the traffic stopped and it was a sunny day,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-10-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By wdc1959
MikeyD- thank you for the kind words, I am very...

MikeyD- thank you for the kind words, I am very pleased with the condition of the car, essentially show room and virtually new. It is fairly well optioned too- having automatic transmission, leather...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 02-09-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 22,737
Posted By wdc1959
I'm 52 and new to this forum and BMW. Last...

I'm 52 and new to this forum and BMW. Last Friday I purchased my new (used) 2005 325ci convertible and this also represents my first convertible. When I was 16, my first car was a '69 Opel GT!
...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By wdc1959
More Photos

OK, someone please tell me if I am getting carried away! Here are some more photos.

You may note the moisture in the passenger side headlamp. The dealership is in the process of sorting out an...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-09-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By wdc1959
cityjohn- Incredible bit of detective work!!!! I...

cityjohn- Incredible bit of detective work!!!! I do believe you solved the mystery, those are the exact same wheels- "Style 169" thank you so much for taking the time! With your information I did a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-09-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By wdc1959
MikeyD107- Thank you for the welcome and taking...

MikeyD107- Thank you for the welcome and taking the time to respond to my question. I was initially puzzled by the low miles on this 2005, but my mind put at ease after a trip to the BMW dealer,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-09-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By wdc1959
Wheels--

A fellow E46 convertible owner (his a 2004 530ci), noticed my 7 spoke wheels-- any thoughts? He thought they were not typical.
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-09-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By wdc1959
Hello- New to BMW and this forum

Purchased this 2005 325ci convertible last Friday, 12,700 one owner miles-- what a jewel.
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