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Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By jeff10236
I wasn't always overweight. I used to be in the...

I wasn't always overweight. I used to be in the Army, I was Airborne and a member of a Special Forces Group (I was not on one of the teams, I was support personnel, but even being support personnel...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By jeff10236
The first two years I had it (well, just shy of 2...

The first two years I had it (well, just shy of 2 years), due to my commute I did around 35K mostly highway miles per year. That would be when the average time until it went back to the shop was 2...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-21-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By jeff10236
Love/hate relationship with my BMW

I wonder sometimes if my situation is typical, or if I got a lemon. Am I the only one with a love/hate relationship with his e46?

My car has never been reliable. I bought it in April 2007 as a 4...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By jeff10236
I don't think it is a nationwide policy, unless...

I don't think it is a nationwide policy, unless it's pretty new. I bought my 325i as a CPO three years ago. The mats looked OK (they were shampooed) but the backs of the front mats were falling...
Forum: General Off-Topic 04-28-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,452
Posted By jeff10236
I'm at work so I can't see most of the photos...

I'm at work so I can't see most of the photos here, and I can't see the OP's Craigslist link, but for some reason I can see this pic.

Wow, I had one of those body style Sentras (a 1997). It was...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By jeff10236
Wow, just found this old thread. Since it is a...

Wow, just found this old thread. Since it is a year later I figured I'd give an update.

Over the summer after I posted this I went through some major rethinking. I had decided I would buy a...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 02-08-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By jeff10236
Well, yeah, while its at its worse in this kind...

Well, yeah, while its at its worse in this kind of snow nothing will help.

I've thought that an xi would be nice, but they aren't tow rated. Maybe as my car in a few years, but still with the...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 02-07-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By jeff10236
That's another option, instead of going new (or...

That's another option, instead of going new (or nearly new) and buying when my loan is paid off, or replacing my 325 now and getting the second car when the truck is paid off, I may go cheap and add...
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 02-07-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 77,425
Posted By jeff10236
Fun (but) unreliable crap. Remove the but to be...

Fun (but) unreliable crap. Remove the but to be an honest 3 words.

Alternative: "trade it soon", "will sell soon", "needs replaced ASAP", "too many repairs", etc.

This time of year that can be...
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 02-07-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 78
Achtung: Poll: Household Income
Views: 39,002
Posted By jeff10236
While it is surprising how little $150K will buy...

While it is surprising how little $150K will buy you, it actually is quite out of the ordinary. According to the U.S. Census, in 2007 the median (mathematical average) household income in the U.S....
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 02-07-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 218
Achtung: Poll: Member Age
Views: 63,337
Posted By jeff10236
I voted (a while ago) for the 30-39 bracket. ...

I voted (a while ago) for the 30-39 bracket. This summer my bracket changes when I turn 40, is there a way to change my vote? I can't, but can a moderator?
Forum: Polls & Surveys - Please Participate! 02-07-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 93
Achtung: Poll: Education Level
Views: 40,731
Posted By jeff10236
What is with all the talk of a Ph.D. being a...

What is with all the talk of a Ph.D. being a "post graduate degree", I'm guessing everyone who says that has never been to graduate school.

Ask any graduate student or graduate school and you will...
Forum: Mid Atlantic 02-07-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,300
Posted By jeff10236
My next car is a 4x4

22-30" of snow throughout the area. Official number for Baltimore (at BWI) is just over 24". They are talking about 3-6" more snow Tues/Wed, and they have mentioned in passing another possible snow...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-15-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By jeff10236
Well, as of now I'm leaning a few possible...

Well, as of now I'm leaning a few possible directions (more or less in my current order of preference):

-Great prices on used Volvos and SAABs right now. I could get a nice low miles (25-40K),...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-05-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By jeff10236
Wow, I just noticed the rebates GM is giving on...

Wow, I just noticed the rebates GM is giving on the SAABs. Between the factory rebates, and regular negotiating a SAAB 9-3 shouldn't be going for much more than $20-25K, and well equipped for...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By jeff10236
Hmm, looking at some of the suggestions, I should...

Hmm, looking at some of the suggestions, I should clarify my budget a bit. I am a teacher. Around the outside I can consider without some serious lease deals (some of these are heavily subsidized...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By jeff10236
That's only a guess since most work has been...

That's only a guess since most work has been under the CPO warranty and usually they try not to answer when I ask what it would have run without the warranty. Since I've had my car I've had all 4...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By jeff10236
A few options I'm considering: -Just go for...

A few options I'm considering:

-Just go for mileage and get a Civic Hybrid or the upcoming 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid (at least they are a step ahead of the Prius or new Honda Insight for people who...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By jeff10236
What I liked about my car that I want in my next...

What I liked about my car that I want in my next one:
-Performance: I got a 4cyl Camry as my last loaner and I realized how spoiled my BMW has made me. At least I want some road feel, and decent...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-04-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By jeff10236
What should replace my E46?

I'm about 2 weeks from my CPO warranty expiring. I spend so much time at the dealer's service shop that when I had to take my car in a few days ago one person said "weren't you just here?", another...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-15-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,982
Posted By jeff10236
Sorry to burst your bubble but a good community...

Sorry to burst your bubble but a good community college can be just as time consuming as a four-year university.

I am a big proponent of the community college system. I started at a community...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-31-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,174
Posted By jeff10236
In MD we don't get bad snow except maybe every 4...

In MD we don't get bad snow except maybe every 4 or 5 years so I never drove my 325i in more than a foot of snow. Still, with the 50/50 weight distribution, traction control and regular all weather...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By jeff10236
Funny you mention the e90. I've had the 328i and...

Funny you mention the e90. I've had the 328i and 335i as loaners many times while my car was in the shop. In some ways, they'd be a perfect compromise. They aren't quite midsized cars, but they...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By jeff10236
You can say that again. Nissan Sentras have a...

You can say that again. Nissan Sentras have a decent reputation and over the years I've had two that were complete crap. I've also had a good Oldsmobile (1985 Cutlass Ciera) and Ford Escort (1992)...
Forum: General E46 Forum 12-27-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By jeff10236
OK, there doesn't seem to be any more feedback on...

OK, there doesn't seem to be any more feedback on my question. So, let me give you some more detail and see if anyone can hellp me make up my mind.

There are other reasons I'm considering...
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