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      02-07-2011, 01:41 AM   #23
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I do my winter washing at night (after 9:00 PM).


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Did the same thing last week on Sunday when it was really nice out. Glebe Car Wash was full and had about 4 people parked down the street waiting to get in. Got the car all nice and shiny, then a about a day later came home to see a foot of snow on it. It least the snow was clean!
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I do my winter washing at night (after 9:00 PM).
I probably would to avoid lines, but Glebe Car Wash is 5 blocks from my place, and only open during the day (it's indoor/heated wash bays).
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      02-07-2011, 03:36 PM   #25
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I probably would to avoid lines, but Glebe Car Wash is 5 blocks from my place, and only open during the day (it's indoor/heated wash bays).
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Alrighty, which one of you guys got fed up with your service at Otto's?

Sick of HPFP problems?
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I am actually fed up with the female staff appearance.
Their female staff used to be all cute and semi-sexy. Now, they are all bulky and slow.


[quote=cc_25;8884885]Alrighty, which one of you guys got fed up with your service at Otto's?
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      02-14-2011, 12:54 PM   #28
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Just a heads up - Just got off the phone with Elite BMW - they will be charging a user fee for loaners when your car is in for service starting next month...so if you have been putting anything off and you want a loaner - get it done before march

and yes I am unhappy with this new development...just throwing that out there
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Just a heads up - Just got off the phone with Elite BMW - they will be charging a user fee for loaners when your car is in for service starting next month...so if you have been putting anything off and you want a loaner - get it done before march

and yes I am unhappy with this new development...just throwing that out there
Is this even if you bought your car through them?
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Yup - picked up an 06 330xi CPO from them this time last year...still have a year and half or so on my CPO...

Apparrently - it was a dealership management decision - not a BMW canada one...the SA on the phone said it was to be in line with what others are doing - not sure if he means other BMW dealerships but I know at least infiniti dealers are not charging for loaners...
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I never like that particular dealer. They are super shady in all practices.
The other dealer near the airport is better.


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Yup - picked up an 06 330xi CPO from them this time last year...still have a year and half or so on my CPO...

Apparrently - it was a dealership management decision - not a BMW canada one...the SA on the phone said it was to be in line with what others are doing - not sure if he means other BMW dealerships but I know at least infiniti dealers are not charging for loaners...
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Any idea if they charge for "courtesy cars"?
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Yes. Whatever the Enterprise car rentals charge.
Ain't cost cutting a b!t#%#.....
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Found out they will be charging 20 bucks for the car for as long as you need it (so I guess its subsidized) still sucky...loved showing up to work with different BMW's just to mess with people - they had subaru forresters for rent...
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Cool Subsidize this......

That's how much any Enterprise Car Rental in Ottawa charge daily ($19.95/day) for average cars.
No subsidy, it's just simply a group rate (BMW dealers rent a bunch of cars for a bunch of their customers).
I love showing up to work with A horse and buggyto mess with people.





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Found out they will be charging 20 bucks for the car for as long as you need it (so I guess its subsidized) still sucky...loved showing up to work with different BMW's just to mess with people - they had subaru forresters for rent...
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hmm - I did that for over a month after I bought my car - showed up in my old civic and kept the Bimmer from the gossip queens
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Cool Gossip queens in action

We need to do meet up Ottawa here. Anybody up to?
After all, the more gossip queens, the merrier....

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hmm - I did that for over a month after I bought my car - showed up in my old civic and kept the Bimmer from the gossip queens
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[quote=clairvoyant;8886667]I am actually fed up with the female staff appearance.
Their female staff used to be all cute and semi-sexy. Now, they are all bulky and slow.


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Alrighty, which one of you guys got fed up with your service at Otto's?
At elite when I walk in there are 1-2 young girls who look and want to be talked to...which I oblige. In Toronto its normal for people in their 20's to have a bimmer, not so in Ottawa I guess.

doesn't mean anything, Otto's does need new staff though.
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Are you sure those young ones at Elite not trying to sell you the 5 series?
That is why I drive my 4x4 F-350 turbo diesel in GTA or GVRD.
I just don't want to fit "the stereotype".

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At elite when I walk in there are 1-2 young girls who look and want to be talked to...which I oblige. In Toronto its normal for people in their 20's to have a bimmer, not so in Ottawa I guess.

doesn't mean anything, Otto's does need new staff though.
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was wondering if I should go for 20" or 19" wheels for my 335i, ppl keep telling me 20 is to big and then i will worry about pot holes and cant drive fast and stuff???????
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I have 18's (225/40 Blizzak runflats) on my 330xi right now and sometimes I cringe coming from orleans on the 17 -...I've already banged one of my wheels and had to do an alignment one other time. Even going into the mall one has to be careful as there are some massive potholes in parking lots.

IMHO - 20 or 19 are great in southern cali where they dont have to worry about freezing rain/runoff causing massive cracks and potholes but not so good up here - and if you're ever in Hull/Quebec - the roads feel even worse...

I've heard that going to non-runflats have improved ride quality but some have said that they miss the instant response at turn-in as the sidewall flexes. Also Im not 100% sure but I dont think that there are any 19" runflats so there is that as well...

I also thought about 19s for the summer as well but im going to stick with 18s for the summer as well for all the reasons stated above.
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Are you sure those young ones at Elite not trying to sell you the 5 series?
That is why I drive my 4x4 F-350 turbo diesel in GTA or GVRD.
I just don't want to fit "the stereotype".
It probably is that.

There is always an angle for them.
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I have 19 on my car now, but I purchased non run flat tires with them and it feels alot smoother, I left my runflats on the sport wheels
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Anyone know a good place to get a 335 aligned in Ottawa?

I know dealership Elite does a good job (Otto's does not, can't centre the wheel...too lazy to do so, and I know exactly how to centre a steering wheel), but they are pricey

Clairvoyant..and ideas?
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