Any BMW or Audi Owners Here??

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  1. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    I probably would not qualify for that program, as I graduated college four years ago.
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The problems associated with the Audi turbos have been addressed much as the same as the electrical problems with Jaguars have been. Knock on wood, but I've honestly never had a single problem with the engine and I run it pretty hard on a day-to-day basis.

    Go for the A4, its not as abundant as the 3-series and the interior is the best in its class. Red interior lights at night is just cool...
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    A turbo timer is a smart investment in any turbo car and is less than $100, and solves the cool-down issues easily and effectively.
     
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    scnupe7 Senior member

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    drizzt,

    Could you explain? What exactly is a turbo timer?
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    A turbo timer is a device that keeps the engine running for a preset time (1-3 minutes) after you remove the key from the ignition. It ties into a car alarm, etc... so the car is secure during that time period, and you can't turn the steering wheel or put the car in drive, otherwise it turns off. Basically it's like sitting in your car for 1-3 minutes after you take out the keys, except you don't have to sit in your car. That gives time for the turbos to cool down properly.
     
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    Okay.  Can this be installed on cars with manual transmissions?  The reason I ask is that remote/automatic  starters are not available for cars with manual transmissions.
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Yes, you're going to set the e-brake anyways when you get out of the car, and leave it in neutral, nothing will be any different than you sitting in the car for a few minutes before shutting off the ignition.
     
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    I drive a 94 BMW 318is. Eh, bottom end car. But for $3000, nothing sure beats it. Alot of people think it's alot newer and its just pretty cool looking. It has 172K on it now and running strong. Like any car, take care of it, and it'll take care of you. I enjoy my car, next one will definetly be another BMW or at least German car.
     
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    '00 323i- Love her (Veronica). She was around 25k and had 40k on her. No problems. My dad has the new S4, engine had to be replaced, but the service was excellent and he still loves the car.

    Drizz, do you belong to a car forum?
     
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    Can anyone recommend the best place to order (via a catalog or the Internet), gear for the BMW. Specifically trunk mats and perhap cargo nets/containers, stuff like that? I hate cheaply made stuff and don't mind paying for well-made stuff.
     
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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Horace, http://www.bmpdesign.com/ CR, when I was in the industry I belonged to quite a few of them, and I started one of the largest automotive forums on the interest (www.supraforums.com) which I sold a bit later on. I'm not really involved in the automotive aftermarket anymore.
     
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    Wow, I am a little star struck. What did you do in the "industry"?
     
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    personal experience with 99 1.8T sedan, 04 s4 sedan, 05 1.8T wagon

    great cars
     
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    I was in the performance business for awhile, I owned a import/export business for automotive parts and a retail/internet sales business for import performance parts for awhile, I was in the industry for about 2 years then moved back into management consulting. I mostly did it for fun, it was a nice diversion from consulting for a few years.
     
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    Thanks Drizz., that was very helpful. If anyone knows of any others, please let me know. I saw this Bavarian AutoSport at bavauto.com that seem to have been around for a while. If anyone has an experience with them, I'd like to hear about it.
     

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