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BMW 5 Series, Sedan
#12635 of 12737 Re: buying new bmw 2010 528i [passion1]
Aug 27, 2009 (7:04 pm)
Don't know what your purchase timeline is - BUT - since 2010 is the last model year for the E60, and since the new 5 series F10 will be available by March or so next year, expect dealers to start whacking prices very soon fueled by factory incentives to get rid of the 10's. If I were you I would tell your dealer to stuff the 48700 price and get back to you when he can do MUCH better. Believe me, that price won't hold for long.
Aug 29, 2009 (2:03 pm)
I had an experience today. I got into the vehicle (2007 530i) and all of a sudden as I start the engine, I see this big Red symbol on the dash. I never saw it before, and got out the manual. It turns out to be the Tire Pressure Monitor warning. It was telling me that the passenger rear tire needed pressure. I got out and looked at the tire, which seemed totally normal. I drove the car to a tire repair place and they checked the tire pressure as being normal (35psi). They checked the other tires as well, also normal. So, I read the manual, and it said to "reset" what to do, which I did. Sure enough, the TPM warning disappeared.
What does this mean, if anything, and do I need to contact the dealer about it?
It just seemed weird the TPM would go off, when the tire was fine. I believe the tires are run flats also.
#12637 of 12737 Re: The TPM [gardis]
Aug 29, 2009 (2:57 pm)
Why don't you get your own cheap simple tire gauge for about ten bucks and check the tire pressures yourself rather than using unreliable electronic frippery to tell you if your tires are OK?
Check 'em once per week and you're unlikely to experience problems unless there's a trauma to the tire.
#12638 of 12737 Tire Pressure, Gas Mileage, Car Wash
Aug 29, 2009 (3:10 pm)
Hey Gardis, I would let the dealer know, if for no other reason than just to go on the record, about the tire pressure warning. It may be that the computer may need to be reset at some point and at least you can say that you brought it to the dealer's attention. I had a meltdown of some of the electrical, power seats, mirrors, steering wheel electrical just stopped and then started up like nothing happened a few hours later. Dealer checked and said that sometimes the computer systems need to be checked and reset, and while mine didn't based on their check, if it happens again or after warranty I have an argument if it's an issue.
I am averaging about 30 mpg for sure, to answer your other post, with a mix of 75% highway and 25% in town. I use 91 or 93 gas.
Finally, a BMW should not go through a car wash, in my opinion. Only time I did this past winter I got a scratch on the rim, no more ever again. Not sure I understand why you leave the keys in the car when you get out at a car wash?
You leave the car running?
Aug 29, 2009 (4:48 pm)
The BMW TPM goes off when the pressure decreases so if it was higher and dropped to 35 that would do it.
If that didn't happen it's possible the TPM went haywire.
#12640 of 12737 tire problem
Aug 31, 2009 (3:02 pm)
thanks for that advice.
Kevin, that's what I'm going to do is call the dealer just to let them know. At least I'm covered if I have a problem later on.
Re the car wash, yes, at the car washes down here, you leave the car running, they drive the car onto a device that moves the vehicle through the wash while it's getting washed. Anyway, I figured out how to change the locking system to my liking. During the winter, what do you do to wash your car? My water is all shut down where I live. I have no choice.
MPG - that explains it. I'm driving the exact opposite of you. I'm doing maybe 25% highway, 75% local. That's my problem.
Thanks again for your great advice guys.
#12641 of 12737 2008 535i Sport vs No Sport Pkg
Sep 21, 2009 (12:59 pm)
I'm shoppiing for an off-lease 2008 535i. My question is whether or not to purchase one w/ Sport Pkg. I love the look of the Sport wheels but I dont want a bone-jarring ride. Ive even considered buying a non-sport model and buying a set of BMW sport wheels off ebay or something. I drove a 550i w/ sport and upgraded 19" wheels and it seemed pretty rough-riding.
I'd appreciate any opinion on how harsh the ride is on a Sport Package 535 vs non Sport.
#12642 of 12737 Re: 2008 535i Sport vs No Sport Pkg [pcman]
Sep 28, 2009 (11:46 am)
If you drove a 2008 or newer 550i Sport, the 535i Sport is not nearly as firm as that. I've driven an '08 535i Sport and own an '08 550i Sport.
#12643 of 12737 New Kid on the block
Sep 28, 2009 (1:49 pm)
Does anyone know where to buy a brand new 2006, 2007, or 2008 BMW 530?
What happens to the cars that do not get sold?
#12644 of 12737 Re: 2008 535i Sport vs No Sport Pkg [pcman]
Sep 28, 2009 (9:14 pm)
I have the 2008 535i with sport package. I love it. It is a smooth ride. If you change out the run-flats, it's even smoother. I test drove the 550i, it was really too rumbley for me. I felt like I was sitting on top of a jet engine. I am pretty sensitive to comfort. I also have the comfort seats, which are great as well.