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      12-03-2009, 12:24 PM   #133
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Do you run top down but windows up? You might need a window alignment or ven a top alignment depend on how many times youve put the top down.

I rarely drive with the top down and the windows up.

I'm estimating I've put the top down well over 300 times. Am I wearing it out?
When my top failed I calculated that I had cycled it nearly 3000 times, so I think your ok.

Might want to get it checked out, the top does go out alignment every so often, that may have set the windows off a little bit.
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      12-03-2009, 02:16 PM   #134
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3000 times? wow that's a lot
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      12-03-2009, 02:24 PM   #135
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More than four times a day, every day, for two years? Right...
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      12-07-2009, 08:16 PM   #136
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Smile Nope...Not Me...

Still in love with my 128i.
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      12-08-2009, 02:57 PM   #137
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      12-08-2009, 03:13 PM   #138
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Hate how much money I am spending on this damn thing, should have bought a Porsche.
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      12-08-2009, 03:21 PM   #139
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      12-08-2009, 07:59 PM   #140
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Rattles have become really bad in the past month alone... Thinking about taking it in finally.
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      12-08-2009, 08:09 PM   #141
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Hate how much money I am spending on this damn thing, should have bought a Porsche.
Unfortunately, the only Porsche I'd consider as a replacement is a GT3. I spent last weekend riding shotgun (instructing) at VIR in a 997S. Don't think I'd give the 1 up for that one, but the GT3 is whole different animal. Take BMW mod prices and double them for that car.
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      12-08-2009, 08:31 PM   #142
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Nope..
but i did fall out of love with my wife during the time i bought the car and now...does that count? haha

i will never divorce my car!
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      12-08-2009, 08:39 PM   #143
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Nope..
but i did fall out of love with my wife during the time i bought the car and now...does that count? haha
i will never divorce my car!
LOL! Believe it or not, cars are less expensive!

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      12-08-2009, 10:58 PM   #144
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Quite the contrary actually... I appreciate the car more and more each day.

Right after purchase, I got a little worried about the HPFP. Really though, I don't ever take it on trips and i have both BMW Roadside Assistance and AAA.

Driving it is so consistently amazing that I don't even think about the HPFP anymore... and the car has been rock solid on reliability so far.

I just love my little Bimmer!
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      12-09-2009, 12:47 AM   #145
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That out of balance feeling? Definitely tires, are you running directional winter tires? Check those arrows and make sure they were mounted properly.
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      12-09-2009, 12:57 AM   #146
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Still in love with my 128i.

how does it really feel to sit in a convertible when driving??? Ive never really sat in one long enough to enjoy it. The only time was like a 1 min ride to my car in an s2k.
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      12-09-2009, 12:59 AM   #147
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My 2008 128i couple had an annoying rattle for 10,000 miles, somewhere in the headliner I thought..... so I finally asked the dealer and he agreed, they figured out there was a rattle in the sunroof due to a bad weld. They replaced the entire sunroof "cartridge" under warranty and that was that! I drove the car to 22,000 miles and traded her in for a 135i coupe, which I love even more.

Definitely addicted, can't stop waxing and detailing......
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      12-09-2009, 04:23 AM   #148
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how does it really feel to sit in a convertible when driving??? Ive never really sat in one long enough to enjoy it. The only time was like a 1 min ride to my car in an s2k.
Awesome...except when you're stuck in traffic (the fumes get to you a lot more with the top down). There's nothing better than a convertible (actually, that's not true...I think a motorcycle trumps a vert) when driving down the coast, around wine country or just around town or on scenic country roads.

YMMV, but I'm a convertible person. My first car was a vert (VW Cabriolet), then I switched over to a 4-door sedan (S420), then a mid-size SUV (ML350) and I'm happiest now in my 128i convertible!

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      12-09-2009, 10:13 AM   #149
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Boy I've grown to resent this car even more since the day I started this thread.

Yesterday I shelled out $900 for two new run flat tires. One had a screw in it... the other had been damaged by a pothole.

Hard to justify making the high payment on a car I'm no longer in love with. Need to break up with this thing once and for all. Will practice my "it's not me, it's you" speech.
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      12-09-2009, 10:16 AM   #150
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Boy I've grown to resent this car even more since the day I started this thread.

Yesterday I shelled out $900 for two new run flat tires. One had a screw in it... the other had been damaged by a pothole.

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You're bringing that on yourself. As long as you continue to buy run flats, you're going to have problems. Do yourself a favor and switch to regular tires and stop paying the abusrd prices for substandard product.
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      12-09-2009, 10:20 AM   #151
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You're bringing that on yourself. As long as you continue to buy run flats, you're going to have problems. Do yourself a favor and switch to regular tires and stop paying the abusrd prices for substandard product.
Thanks for the advice. At this point I'm feeling the BMW itself is the substandard product, when taking into account all the other issues with my car.
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      12-09-2009, 10:23 AM   #152
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Thanks for the advice. At this point I'm feeling the BMW itself is the substandard product, when taking into account all the other issues with my car.

I'm afraid I'm feeling the same way lately.
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      12-09-2009, 11:39 AM   #153
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... I was looking forward to the Z2 Coupe but that has been shelved...

hadn't heard that; was also keen on it. where did u hear/read that?
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      12-09-2009, 12:21 PM   #154
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I think the next generation 1er will be something worth having for sure, but I am going to have to make a decision, based on my lease ending, before it is available--like the 1M or SS or whatever....those, in theory, sound awesome....
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anyone know exactly when the next-gen 1er will be out in the u.s.? i know that the coupe won't be out 'til about 2013 but what about any other body style?
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