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#10882 of 12737 Re: user guide or manual for BMW 528IA 1997 [rabih_yassine]
Nov 03, 2005 (7:05 am)
There are no good sources for BMW owner's documentation. BMW started putting the manuals online beginning with MY 2000. This is from the BMW Owner's Circle website:
"On-line Owners Manuals are currently available for vehicles of model year 2000 and greater only. If you would like to order an Owners' Manual for your vehicle, please contact your preferred BMW center:"
Other than BMW, eBay is a good place to look.
#10883 of 12737 Re: user guide or manual for BMW 528IA 1997 [rabih_yassine]
Nov 03, 2005 (8:35 am)
#10884 of 12737 Re: No Facelift Needed [hpowders]
Nov 04, 2005 (11:23 am)
Right on, hpowders. I am in complete with this and your other posts appreciating the new 5 series.
As a first time BMW owner, I LOVE the way the headlights look. In the sea of nondescript copy-cat designs out there, the 5 stands out like a shining light. Now I am definitely getting carried away !
#10885 of 12737 Re: No Facelift Needed [freddybb]
Nov 05, 2005 (7:09 pm)
Thanks freddybb! A lot of hostile( read envious) posters out there! They are really after us!
I was out there today on the interstate. What stability! What a great ride!
Hairpin turns just effortless at 70!
Even the flatbed truckers are getting out of my way! Must be the daytime running xenon head lights!
Thankfully in Florida the speed limit is 70 but 85 is more like it.
I passed someone at 99. Felt like I was hardly moving. What smooth power!
Not the autobahn but better than NYC where I came from.
Every time I go back there and rent a car, people are afraid to do 70 on the highways.
That close monitoring has got to stop!
The other day my non car-person wife finally noticed the headlight shape after only 3 months. She said "wow it looks like a cat's eye."
I said "YEAH BABY!
I wish I had the DST/ST setting in iDrive like your 2006 has. Mine is a 2005. At least iDrive makes it very easy to re-set the clock.
Enjoy your E60. You and I both know we got the best. The others are merely pretenders.
They can criticize, but you and I will be laughing all the way to the interstate!
#10886 of 12737 Re: No Facelift Needed [hpowders]
Nov 05, 2005 (8:37 pm)
Why not bring your E60 to a CCA drivers school? It's almost as much fun as driving 99 mph in a straight line.
Nov 05, 2005 (11:20 pm)
So all of a sudden you're looking at the prospect of spending the winter (a good 4 or 5 months, starting probably after the new year) in beautiful, sunny, downtown Rochester, instead of where you belong (Maryland). Which do you choose?
Door #1: Take the 02 530i 5spd spt (60K miles, extended warranty) with its A/S tires and hope for the best.
Door #2: Put snow tires on the 530. (wincing at the expense)
Door #3: Leave the bimmer home and take the 92 ES 300 5 spd with 80K miles (no warranty) and A/S (it's better in light snow than the bimmer with A/S tires; haven't ever driven it in heavy snow).
I'm not kidding about this; I might really have to do it. The only part that's a lie is the beautiful, sunny, downtown part. The rest of it is all too true.
#10888 of 12737 Re: No Facelift Needed [div2]
Nov 06, 2005 (6:08 am)
Thanks. That sounds like fun. I will keep that in mind.
#10889 of 12737 Re: This is a test [cmybimmergo]
Nov 06, 2005 (9:45 am)
E-Mail me with your E-Mail address, I have a few things that I can send you that might help make your mind up.
#10890 of 12737 Re: This is a test [cmybimmergo]
by kyfdx HOST
Nov 06, 2005 (9:52 am)
No matter which car you take, I'd put winter tires on it..
Rochester? Heavy, heavy snow... Go for the most aggressive winter tires you can get.. Q-rated..
And, if it were me, I'd take the old Lexus.. (winter tires should be cheaper for that one, as well).
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#10891 of 12737 Re: This is a test [kyfdx]
Nov 06, 2005 (10:38 am)
What he said. RWD Bimmers work fine in snow if they are properly tired but if you have the choice take the Lexus. I'd put snows on that too, Lake-effect snow is not to be trifled with.