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  1. Count me in too, this will be a first for me. ...

    Count me in too, this will be a first for me.

    Cheers,
    Rich

    2000 M5
    1994 Ford F-150 (covering both extremes of the motoring spectrum!)
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    Folks, It's been a while since I posted any new...

    Folks,
    It's been a while since I posted any new info on this, but it's finally wound through to it's conclusion. Appealed the ticket, got a court date of the 12th of June, and went through the...
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    Speeding ticket question - worth the battle?

    Folks,
    Would like to get the sense of the community's thoughts on the probability of beating the speeding ticket for a particular locale that I'm sure some of you know. Here's the scenario:
    ...
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    Does it have to be a 2004 or newer?

    I have a 2000 M5, and I'll bet you the costs are nearly identical, considering the limited number of changes made between 00 and 04.

    Rich
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    Do what the manual sez...

    ...and you can't go too wrong. Frankly, the winters are so mild here, that unless you live far to the west, you can probably continue run with the same oil. The number of days that really truly...
  6. Anyone with an E39 ever had to change out their radiator?

    I have a 2000 E39 M5. I loaned it to my wife Friday as I was dropping her minivan off at the shop, and she call me in tears at lunchtime. Seems she was at the bank a mile from the house, and let...
  7. I love Fix It Again, Tony!, and it's so true! I...

    I love Fix It Again, Tony!, and it's so true! I fell in love with a '74 124 Spyder, owned by a sailor returning from overseas in 1978, burnt orange in color. In the course of the next two years I...
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    NCC Discount at Radial Tire?

    Does anyone know if Radial Tire gives a discount for BMW CCA NCC members? If so, is there a specific person I should call?

    TIA,
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    I'd give Valentine a serious look first

    The valentine has directional indicators that provide a better head's up of where the radar signal is coming from, and IMHO provides better sensitivity and signal selectivity. You also have some...
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    Bit the bullet - so far, so good.

    I found a Batteries Plus store in Rockville (the closest I could find to Baltimore) and went and got the replacement. You were right, its' made by Douglas. It's identical to the original (even...
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    Call the dealership in NY where the car was serviced...

    ....They'll be able to give you the service scoop if they're cooperative. If they buy you're story, they can print it out and fax it to you. This is what I did with my 2000 M5. I saw it being...
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    You can drive a pretty good deal if you're willing to dicker...

    ...and the agent wants to keep your business. Even if you've been insured less than 10 years, if you've got a good record, they ought to cut you some slack, or work with you, since none of these...
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    Preferred battery type of BMWs?

    Folks,
    The original battery (4+ years old) in my 00 M5 is going to quit any day now, and I would like to pre-emptively replace it. I understand Douglas Battery makes BMW's batteries, and since the...
  14. I like the look from the rear, certainly more so...

    I like the look from the rear, certainly more so than the new 5-series, but the front is forgetable. I also like the control console, that is a lot cleaner that the new 5-er, but I don't see how you...
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    IMHO, 15K is too long,

    I agree with the note above that points to BMW NA's oil change interval being driven by economics vs. good engineering sense.

    I certainly don't have a scientific sample size, but a dozen cars...
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    Trying to track down service records on a 13 yr old car....

    ...is going to be tough, unless the previous owner was really well-heeled. The trip to the dealer to track down records may pay off, that's what I did with my first BMW, but it was only three years...
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    You gotta really love the car....

    ...to want to keep it going after over 300K miles. If it doesn't have any rust, you may want to do it, but if it's rusting anyplace, then you're looking at a serious chunk of change to keep it...
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    I've driven Lexus, MB, and BMW, and there's no...

    I've driven Lexus, MB, and BMW, and there's no queston in my mind. The BMW wins in handling and is just about even in straight-line performance. You want an luxo-coupe? Certainly, go with Lexus or...
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    Wheel Worx gets my vote.

    I also had a very good experience with Wheel Worx, although they're a bit of a hike from NOVA. Good service, fast turnaround. Cash only operation, and call before 2PM. They stop answering the phone...
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    I'm an Electronics Engineer in Baltimore. I work...

    I'm an Electronics Engineer in Baltimore. I work on various military systems. Love Bimmers for their excellent balance of technology and drivability.

    Rich
    00 M5
    94 F-150 pickup (how's that...
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    Where is the vehicle distributuon center located?...

    Where is the vehicle distributuon center located? If it's in NJ, I would be interested, but to lure my wife along, we probably need to go visit a friend of hers that lives in nearby. Any problem...
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