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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 07:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,490
Posted By listerone
I just totaled my Bluetec a couple of months...

I just totaled my Bluetec a couple of months ago.Every time it was in the shop I got a C Class as a loaner.I won't go into detail but,in short,the C Class can't hold a candle to either of the "d" s...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By listerone
If the US government can give $7,500 tax credits...

If the US government can give $7,500 tax credits for buying those silly Teslas,they can give heafty credits for diesels like the Cruse,the 328d or maybe even the E250...all of which boast 45mpg...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By listerone
I took a test drive in the Cruze diesel before...

I took a test drive in the Cruze diesel before buying my "d".It was a surpringly (to me,at least) nice car.I noticed that both the engine and the transmission were made in Germany,which might have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By listerone
Out of curiosity,why do you ask? Are you having...

Out of curiosity,why do you ask? Are you having trouble of that sort with a Mercedes...or a BMW? As I said it's a long story but it's connected to the "active" cruise control and the "Distronic Plus".
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By listerone
My attitude is that if a song is good enough for...

My attitude is that if a song is good enough for me to own it's good enough to own in its most faithful format...commercial CD or burned from .wav files.MP3's are OK for my phone or car,but at home I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By listerone
Used Wheels?

I've decided to go with two sets of tires,the original "all season" run flats for mid November to mid March,Continental summer tires for the rest of the year.I'm also gonna have all eightof them...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By listerone
I've got one in the trunk,one in the back seat...

I've got one in the trunk,one in the back seat (near the back vents),one under the glove compartment,near where the front passenger's left knee would be and the "cigarette lighter" outlet.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By listerone
Last January I totaled my Bluetec in northern...

Last January I totaled my Bluetec in northern Quebec (about 200 miles north of Montreal) and I think it had something to do with the computer.I won't go into detail but the day before the accident...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By listerone
And if the cameras fail? Or if they're coated...

And if the cameras fail? Or if they're coated with slush (frozen or otherwise)?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-14-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By listerone
I recently totaled my Bluetec and,as a result,had...

I recently totaled my Bluetec and,as a result,had to buy quickly...couldn't wait 2+ months for a factory order.I struggled with the "535d or 328d?" question and went with a 3 Series I found on a lot...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By listerone
Radio Reception

My new "d" sports the standard radio...which receives "HD" channels.My dilemma is that my favorite station is an "HD2" station that just barely comes in while driving in my area.That is,it cuts in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,084
Posted By listerone
I had "Distronic Plus" on my Bluetec,which is...

I had "Distronic Plus" on my Bluetec,which is very much like driver's assist...except that it actively prevented you from changing lanes unwisely.I liked it a lot.My new "d" doesn't have it but if I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By listerone
I've been a true believer...a fanatical...

I've been a true believer...a fanatical believer,in fact.....in diesel since I bought my first "d" in 2009.However,two things you might want to consider in making your decision.

1) Today's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-08-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,336
Posted By listerone
About 98% of my driving is in states where the...

About 98% of my driving is in states where the police are nothing more than armed tax collectors.It ain't worth the trouble.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-07-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By listerone
The only experience I have with the C Class is...

The only experience I have with the C Class is from the half dozen times I got one as a loaner while my Bluetec was in for service.It's true that these loaners were base models but there was *no*...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-04-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By listerone
I never had any issues with the "auto hold" of my...

I never had any issues with the "auto hold" of my Bluetec.Once engaged it only disengaged itself with my applying pressure to the accelerator.Sounds like a service visit might be in order.Sooner...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,728
Posted By listerone
Having traveled through parts of your country I...

Having traveled through parts of your country I know that there are many "hilly".....if not mountainous.....regions.Do the figures you're providing occur on flat land...or hilly...high altitude....or...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 03-23-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By listerone
My experience is that the trip computer...

My experience is that the trip computer exaggerates by about 10%.If that's the case with you that still means about 47 mpg.Nothing to sneeze at for sure!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-23-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,728
Posted By listerone
Try 6.35%...or 7% for cars over 50K.With each...

Try 6.35%...or 7% for cars over 50K.With each passing day New Hampshire is looking better and better to me.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,728
Posted By listerone
Because of my record of never having gotten a...

Because of my record of never having gotten a moving violation ticket in 45 years of driving I never set my cruise control for more than 4mph over the speed limit.So in my neck of the woods that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,037
Posted By listerone
Different strokes for different folks I guess.I...

Different strokes for different folks I guess.I almost went with the 535d last month but the prospect of 45 mpg was too tempting for me so I went with the 3.If I ever win the lottery I'll almost...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 03-20-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By listerone
IIRC BMW's North America policy is 12months/10K...

IIRC BMW's North America policy is 12months/10K miles between oil changes.At least that's what it is for diesels...it may be different for gassers.I,personally,employ a 6 month/5k mile routine which...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 (2009 - current) 03-20-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By listerone
Can't imagine a new engine *not* adding to the...

Can't imagine a new engine *not* adding to the value of the car...but I'm no expert in such matters.IF BMW's willing to replace the engine...even with a "re-manufactured" one...I,at least,can't see...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,654
Posted By listerone
If they offer a diesel version here in the US...I...

If they offer a diesel version here in the US...I just might check it out.Otherwise,no thanks.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-18-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,263
Posted By listerone
Call me stupid (when it comes to automobiles I...

Call me stupid (when it comes to automobiles I guess I am) but by "come to a stop" do you just mean that the engine will seize up or are our vehicles programmed so that the computer will shut it down...
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