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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-16-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,031
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Wow, that guy just sat there being haughty and...

Wow, that guy just sat there being haughty and didn't offer any help to his neighbor in distress, and then she hit his house. Ain't karma a bitch? :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-29-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
When I was living in the Bay Area I always though...

When I was living in the Bay Area I always though of the NorCal/SoCal divider as SLO. Santa Barbara is too close to LA to be the divider. :)

Having lived in all three places, San Franciscans...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-27-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,359
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
This, IMHO, is the key advantage of having the...

This, IMHO, is the key advantage of having the Head Up Display option -- you're always aware of your speed since it's "floating" above your hood. No joking, the HUD has saved me at least $1000 in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-25-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,286
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
To the OP, if you already have a cargo hauler,...

To the OP, if you already have a cargo hauler, and you're not worried about long-term resale value, then I'd get the loaded X3. It will have all the nice touches -- bells and whistles that you may...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-25-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
+1, dual zone all the way. Taking that away...

+1, dual zone all the way. Taking that away would sorta be like switching to a solid rear axle with leaf springs. :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,807
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Amazingly, a fully optioned Ford Edge is about...

Amazingly, a fully optioned Ford Edge is about $40K. IMO the BMW is $10K better, especially if you own and enjoy the car for many years, and amortize the extra $10K over those years. But it's...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,065
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Anyone know the differences between variable...

Anyone know the differences between variable steering and active steering? Just curious. Thanks for any info...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,031
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
I can't wait to see Martha's telecast showing how...

I can't wait to see Martha's telecast showing how to hot-glue sequins to the X3 wheel hubs. :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,606
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
The black is nice, although I respectfully...

The black is nice, although I respectfully disagree about the "slimming" effect of the black trim on light colored models. It sort of looks like cheap black plastic or rubber to me. That's one of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,802
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Sorry if I'm not following you here. Are you...

Sorry if I'm not following you here. Are you suggesting that red is a girl's color? Because like 99% of Ferrari's are red.... :dunno:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,359
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Here's a pic and some information: ...

Here's a pic and some information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacey_V._Murrow_Memorial_Bridge

They really do float on the lake.



The lanes in each direction are nicely divided. Even if a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-16-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,359
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Uh, just in case there are any law enforcement...

Uh, just in case there are any law enforcement folks out there, let's just say I've gone pretty fast. :)

There are some very long flat floating bridges nearby here (like 2 miles long) where you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-06-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,692
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Head Up Display is a nice option to have too. ...

Head Up Display is a nice option to have too. It's an available option on the forthcoming X3 (not available on the current generation). I sprang for the HUD in my 6er and love it. :thumbup:
...
Forum: 6 Series 08-19-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,077
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
My experience in the snow has been pretty mixed. ...

My experience in the snow has been pretty mixed. So far I have been using the stock Bridgestone summer performance tires on my '06 650i. The manufacturer does not recommend using them in freezing...
Forum: 6 Series 11-27-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Active Steering is a very polarizing option. You...

Active Steering is a very polarizing option. You should try to test drive a 6er with and without it before you decide (I test drove both while also test driving both a coupe and convertible -- went...
Forum: 6 Series 11-27-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Do you have Ruthenium ("aluminum") trim? That...

Do you have Ruthenium ("aluminum") trim? That stuff gets scuffed it you look at it sideways. I'm always careful to baby mine.
Forum: 6 Series 11-25-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,919
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Yah, they are nice sport utilities, but I've...

Yah, they are nice sport utilities, but I've stayed away from them because the company keeps ranking absolute last (or almost last) in JD Power reliability ratings, year after year.

In other news,...
Forum: 6 Series 11-25-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Nice thing about the M6 wheels is they are WAY...

Nice thing about the M6 wheels is they are WAY lighter than the stock "flower power" ellipsoid wheels that were the standard sport wheels prior to '08.
Forum: 6 Series 11-24-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,811
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
According to a rep at VF Engineering they are...

According to a rep at VF Engineering they are still working on their 6er supercharger. Not sure how much of what I was told is publicly disclosable, but long story short they have altered their...
Forum: 6 Series 11-24-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
One Sunday about eight months ago I had a blowout...

One Sunday about eight months ago I had a blowout in my run-flat too. There's a lot of construction around the Seattle area, and I hit a roofing nail that had fallen off some careless idiot's truck....
Forum: 6 Series 11-22-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Rather than subjecting an M6 to ice and salt, I'd...

Rather than subjecting an M6 to ice and salt, I'd keep the summer tires. Instead, I'd put the money toward a budget of $2K to buy an old beater Toyota all-wheel-drive car for bad weather driving,...
Forum: 6 Series 11-22-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Are you doing mostly city driving or highway...

Are you doing mostly city driving or highway driving? For reference, my 06 650i coupe gets 14.8 mpg in mostly (95%) city driving with a manual transmission. I drive very, uh, aggressively. ;)
Forum: 6 Series 11-20-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Yah, stock C6 left my 650i in the dust from a...

Yah, stock C6 left my 650i in the dust from a stoplight a few weeks back. I knew he would win and probably so did he (bigger engine, lightweight chassis), but it was fun anyway.

Now that I...
Forum: 6 Series 11-20-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Congratulations on getting a quote. :) ...

Congratulations on getting a quote. :)

Seriously though, it's a great car, you'll love it. Welcome to the family and don't forget to post pics when you pick it up.
Forum: 6 Series 11-17-2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
+1 Piano black is very classy. And I really...

+1

Piano black is very classy. And I really like the two-tone look interior. Nice cream colored seats, but with black footwells/carpets/etc for excellent stain resistance. I stayed away from...
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