E90Post
 


GT Haus
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > Using car cover at the airport?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-19-2005, 04:44 PM   #23
icedragon
guardian of ice and snow
 
Drives: 128i, 325i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Toronto

Posts: 424
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
06 325xi  [0.00]
Or just leave the E90 at home and take a cab to the airport.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by guardianangel3290
rcracer is now a part of the 1addicts axis of evil . . along with TJ [FibreOptix], Arlene, the bitch clip, the amber headlights, and bears!"
icedragon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 04:53 PM   #24
stratstrummer
Private
 
Drives: Want a 330i soon.
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New York

Posts: 88
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW0
Well, the BMW letters are only on one side, which means you might want to park your car head in first against the wall and put the vehicle cover on and lock it up with the cable and lock. You should be fine, I seen other people do it at the airport, but of course i'm talking about Venice Marco Polo Airport, Tokyo, Orlando, SeaTac.
debadge your bmw car cover.
stratstrummer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 04:57 PM   #25
BigDog
Captain
 
Drives: E90 and E65
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chicago

Posts: 730
iTrader: (1)

i've used an unbadged car cover at MCO (Orlando, Int'l) with no problem

this was during hurricane season though, so I figured at best it would protect from the stray flying branch or something... but yeah its no big deal to NOT use a cover...
BigDog is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 05:25 PM   #26
lxapilot118
Second Lieutenant
 
lxapilot118's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i + SC Mustang
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: MS

Posts: 219
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to lxapilot118
Another problem is that with current security measures, you may find your lock cut and your cover removed when you come back. Locking a cover onto a vehicle so you can't see what's underneath may be considered suspicious.
__________________
TiAg E90 330i 6-Speed, Silver w/gray/burl, sports package, premium package, nav, heated seats, sunshades, comfort access, satellite radio, PDC, Mattig Eyelids:rocks:
lxapilot118 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 05:25 PM   #27
lxapilot118
Second Lieutenant
 
lxapilot118's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i + SC Mustang
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: MS

Posts: 219
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to lxapilot118
By the way, that's from the previous-airline/airport-employee viewpoint.
__________________
TiAg E90 330i 6-Speed, Silver w/gray/burl, sports package, premium package, nav, heated seats, sunshades, comfort access, satellite radio, PDC, Mattig Eyelids:rocks:
lxapilot118 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 05:49 PM   #28
spitfire6000
NJ NYC BMW
 
spitfire6000's Avatar
 
Drives: 325i Monaco/Beige
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NJ, USA

Posts: 187
iTrader: (0)

what are you so worried about? people park S500s and 7 series and 5 series at JFK outside for months on end.

You own a 3 series...and 99% of people wouldnt even look at it twice.
spitfire6000 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 06:27 PM   #29
e90driver
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 06 325i, 08 328xi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Michigan

Posts: 502
iTrader: (0)

Don't use a cover- it will only attract attention. As said, many more expensive cars are parked there unend. People usually don't vandalize a vehicle unless the driver is an ass (takes up two spots, flicks someone off). Your baby will be fine. If you're really worried, havve a friend give you a lift to the airport and get your g/f to pick you up.
__________________
see ya

06 325i. IT'S HERE!- 08 E92 328xi, Premium, Auto, Cold- Montego Blue
e90driver is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 06:55 PM   #30
ksfrogman
Major General
 
ksfrogman's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 330i 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Torrance, CA

Posts: 6,751
iTrader: (12)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ksfrogman
I agree it might draw attention to your car. If I were a thief, and broke into your car, that car cover would be a cover for me to work inside your car without being seen.
__________________
ksfrogman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 09:36 PM   #31
poldim
Vroom Vrrooooom
 
poldim's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 3,134
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 330i Sedan  [0.00]
2003 GSX-R 600  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to poldim
I am driving from Baltimore, Maryland. Its a 3.5 hour drive to JFK.

The flight I'm taking is to Moscow, not many carriers provide it, and the best, surprisingly, is a Russian Airline called Aeroflot. Best service and best food, and I've flown on about 6 other airlines and they all sucked in comparison.

JFK has a direct flight to SVO and the flight from Dulles, IAD, isnt for another 3 days. Tickets are bought, so the flight isnt changing.



My brother lives in Manhattan, but parking at the garage accross from his house is either 20 or 25 per day plus the taxi fare both ways.
__________________
-Dmitriy
06' BMW 330i & 03' Suzuki GSX-R600

SG | Beige Dakota | Poplar || iDrive w/MP3 | PP | SP | CWP | PDC | Comfort | Shades || 40% Tint
| Rogue Engineering 12MM Spacers | Black Line Tail Lights
poldim is offline   Russian Federation
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 09:57 PM   #32
ase2dais
//Mdicted
 
ase2dais's Avatar
 
Drives: a Cop Magnet
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: 495 Ring

Posts: 9,874
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by stratstrummer
debadge your bmw car cover.
ase2dais is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 10:38 PM   #33
nyfinest
My other car is below !!!!
 
nyfinest's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 328xi Cpe S
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NY

Posts: 355
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 328xi Coupe  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
I agree with most of the replys. I can say that from a vanity/damage aspect to your car it will get dirty with particulates from jet fuel and dirty overall conditions around JFK.

However, the car cover will invariably invite"the curious and unscruplulous" . JFK has serious issues with both vandalism and stolen vehicles.

Dont draw attention to your prized possession. Either utilize one of the off-site pay lots such as Avistar(i use them) OR PARK IT WITHOUT THE COVER(WHICH MANY MAY SEEM ASE PRETENTIOUS AND SCREW YOU) AND JUST GET IT WASHED WHEN YOU RETURN....IMHO
__________________
08 328xi Cpe Sport Package-Step-Monaco Blue-Saddle Leather-Dark Burl Wood-Took Delivery 11/27
nyfinest is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 11:49 PM   #34
poldim
Vroom Vrrooooom
 
poldim's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 3,134
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 330i Sedan  [0.00]
2003 GSX-R 600  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to poldim
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyfinest
I agree with most of the replys. I can say that from a vanity/damage aspect to your car it will get dirty with particulates from jet fuel and dirty overall conditions around JFK.

However, the car cover will invariably invite"the curious and unscruplulous" . JFK has serious issues with both vandalism and stolen vehicles.

Dont draw attention to your prized possession. Either utilize one of the off-site pay lots such as Avistar(i use them) OR PARK IT WITHOUT THE COVER(WHICH MANY MAY SEEM ASE PRETENTIOUS AND SCREW YOU) AND JUST GET IT WASHED WHEN YOU RETURN....IMHO

Off site parking lots? hmmm.... need to research this. Flight is on thursday!
__________________
-Dmitriy
06' BMW 330i & 03' Suzuki GSX-R600

SG | Beige Dakota | Poplar || iDrive w/MP3 | PP | SP | CWP | PDC | Comfort | Shades || 40% Tint
| Rogue Engineering 12MM Spacers | Black Line Tail Lights
poldim is offline   Russian Federation
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2005, 11:55 PM   #35
nyfinest
My other car is below !!!!
 
nyfinest's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 328xi Cpe S
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NY

Posts: 355
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 328xi Coupe  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
Avistar(Avistar.com) is reliable and fair priced. Provides shuttle service to your terminal and will have your vehicle warmed up and waiting for you on return. Just call them when you land......Good luck and safe travels....
__________________
08 328xi Cpe Sport Package-Step-Monaco Blue-Saddle Leather-Dark Burl Wood-Took Delivery 11/27
nyfinest is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2005, 12:44 AM   #36
poldim
Vroom Vrrooooom
 
poldim's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 3,134
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 330i Sedan  [0.00]
2003 GSX-R 600  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to poldim
Quote:
Originally Posted by nyfinest
I agree with most of the replys. I can say that from a vanity/damage aspect to your car it will get dirty with particulates from jet fuel and dirty overall conditions around JFK.

However, the car cover will invariably invite"the curious and unscruplulous" . JFK has serious issues with both vandalism and stolen vehicles.

Dont draw attention to your prized possession. Either utilize one of the off-site pay lots such as Avistar(i use them) OR PARK IT WITHOUT THE COVER(WHICH MANY MAY SEEM ASE PRETENTIOUS AND SCREW YOU) AND JUST GET IT WASHED WHEN YOU RETURN....IMHO

Found them, thanks.

http://www.avistarparking.com


Anyone know what the parking tax in NY is? I thought it was like 18% or something stupid like that?

So when you say they can warm up your car, that means you leave your keys with them. Does this also mean they move your car around in terms of making space for other cars to get in and out?
__________________
-Dmitriy
06' BMW 330i & 03' Suzuki GSX-R600

SG | Beige Dakota | Poplar || iDrive w/MP3 | PP | SP | CWP | PDC | Comfort | Shades || 40% Tint
| Rogue Engineering 12MM Spacers | Black Line Tail Lights
poldim is offline   Russian Federation
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2005, 01:04 AM   #37
nyfinest
My other car is below !!!!
 
nyfinest's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 328xi Cpe S
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NY

Posts: 355
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 328xi Coupe  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
Of course you have to leave the keys. They move it into a spot when you drop it off and to the best of my knowledge is not moved....Until you arrive and call them to pick you up providing them with your ticket number.
__________________
08 328xi Cpe Sport Package-Step-Monaco Blue-Saddle Leather-Dark Burl Wood-Took Delivery 11/27
nyfinest is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2005, 01:17 AM   #38
poldim
Vroom Vrrooooom
 
poldim's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 3,134
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 330i Sedan  [0.00]
2003 GSX-R 600  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to poldim
Shit! Shit shit shit shit shit!


According to their website, they are sold out for the time I need it for. Hopefully someone cancelled over the phone and I can get it over the phone tomorrow.

Thanks for the advice!

Linky...
__________________
-Dmitriy
06' BMW 330i & 03' Suzuki GSX-R600

SG | Beige Dakota | Poplar || iDrive w/MP3 | PP | SP | CWP | PDC | Comfort | Shades || 40% Tint
| Rogue Engineering 12MM Spacers | Black Line Tail Lights
poldim is offline   Russian Federation
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2005, 01:29 AM   #39
Jay_328
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Jay_328's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 e92
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: VA

Posts: 1,596
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
07 E92 328  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by poldim
Shit! Shit shit shit shit shit!

Quote:
According to their website, they are sold out for the time I need it for. Hopefully someone cancelled over the phone and I can get it over the phone tomorrow.
Sorry dude, I had to laugh! I hope you get everything worked out. Have a great/ safe trip.
Jay_328 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2005, 07:50 AM   #40
fredtoo
First Lieutenant
 
fredtoo's Avatar
 
Drives: 325 328 350
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: nj

Posts: 340
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1986 328  [0.00]
2006 325  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by poldim
Found them, thanks.

http://www.avistarparking.com


Anyone know what the parking tax in NY is? I thought it was like 18% or something stupid like that?

So when you say they can warm up your car, that means you leave your keys with them. Does this also mean they move your car around in terms of making space for other cars to get in and out?
If you use Offsite, make sure there is nothing of value left in the car.
Check the car carefully for damages once you pick it up.
I used the NJ avistar for years, and generally had good luck, except for the one time they backed my car into a cement lighpost.
They denied responsiblility since I discovered the damage at home.
When I went back to avistar, I found my paint scrapes on the lighpost, and used the cell phone to call the local police. All of a sudden, they acccepted responsiblilty for the damage.
fredtoo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2005, 08:01 AM   #41
superlight
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 2003 4runner
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Long Isalnd

Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

private parking

There are private parking lots which you pay a little bit more for. They are more secure.

I left my wifes brand new volvo there, at the huge lot. No problem.

Notice I did not leave my car!
superlight is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2005, 08:45 AM   #42
BigDog
Captain
 
Drives: E90 and E65
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Chicago

Posts: 730
iTrader: (1)

is this still an issue?


its a car... park it... leave it... and go enjoy your trip

if its that much of a concern... then cancel the trip
BigDog is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2005, 10:20 AM   #43
CMD
Guest
 
Drives:

Posts: n/a
I would not leave my E90 in an airport parking lot for 20 days. I'd take a limo or cab.
 
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2005, 11:01 AM   #44
cosmosblau
cunning, baffling, powerful
 
cosmosblau's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 BMW 535i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pacific Palisades, CA

Posts: 369
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMD
I would not leave my E90 in an airport parking lot for 20 days. I'd take a limo or cab.

It's just a car!

...It's not like it's a vintage Ferarri or something.
__________________
2013 328i Alpine White Black Leather Sport Line Premium Pkg SprintBooster
cosmosblau is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST