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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-01-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By BlueC
+1 on ambient temps I've dropped from upper...

+1 on ambient temps

I've dropped from upper 30's (mostly city) to low 30's. Temps are about 30F-40F cooler.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-23-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,121
Posted By BlueC
A 535d Wagon would be ideal. I'd get one of...

A 535d Wagon would be ideal. I'd get one of those without hesitation.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-22-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,121
Posted By BlueC
The 8AT isn't so bad. I've heard from a number...

The 8AT isn't so bad. I've heard from a number of people who have driven the 8AT, normally avoid AT, be pleasantly surprised on how nice it drives.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-16-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By BlueC
I have the standard suspension on my wagon. Zero...

I have the standard suspension on my wagon. Zero complaints, handles nicely. I had the M Adaptive Suspension on my last car, so I've had a reasonable baseline to compare.

I have gone on dirt...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By BlueC
You can get the adaptive suspension for the wagon...

You can get the adaptive suspension for the wagon if you want improved handling.

As-is (without any add-ons), the wagon handles nicely.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-02-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,801
Posted By BlueC
Just wait for the new Gasoline standards...

Just wait for the new Gasoline standards (Ultra-Low Sulfur) that kick in the next few years.

Diesel already went through this transition awhile back (2007). Once Gasoline meets these standards,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-31-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,801
Posted By BlueC
Perhaps you should edit your original post to...

Perhaps you should edit your original post to state "depends greatly on where you live" instead of "In the USA".

See how we both live in the same country, yet have vastly different experiences...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-31-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,801
Posted By BlueC
Part the of year (mainly during the Winter), yes....

Part the of year (mainly during the Winter), yes. During the Summer months Diesel is less than Premium Gasoline in a good number of states. Around here it was nearly $0.50-0.60/gal cheaper than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-26-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By BlueC
Interesting. I see around 35mpg with mixed...

Interesting. I see around 35mpg with mixed driving, Auto Stop/Start disabled. I'm at 38-40mpg with it enabled.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-21-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By BlueC
You will be fine with the standard suspension...

You will be fine with the standard suspension IMHO.

I thought I'd regret buying my wagon w/o the adaptive suspension (had it on my previous car), but honestly it handles fairly well as-is. Not to...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-20-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By BlueC
The F31 wagon, combined with the N47, is a solid...

The F31 wagon, combined with the N47, is a solid choice.

Very happy with mine. Maintenance is straight forward. BMW previously had a 15k mile oil change interval, now it's 10k miles. As others...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-03-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By BlueC
I can't recall if this has been discussed, but...

I can't recall if this has been discussed, but how does the Auto Start/Stop functionality impact things like DPF regen?

I clearly get better fuel economy with Auto Start/Stop enabled, but I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-16-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By BlueC
I think this statement sums it up: ...

I think this statement sums it up:



That's a ridiculous statement. Just take the 328i and 328d wagon. Diesel adds 60lbs.

If 60lbs truly makes that big of an impact on emissions, I'd...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-10-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By BlueC
If you're looking for a moderate boost in power,...

If you're looking for a moderate boost in power, something along the lines of Racechip would probably fit your needs. Simple to install and relatively cheap.

https://www.racechip-usa.com/

I've...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 09-08-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By BlueC
36/39mo seems to be the sweet spot for leases. ...

36/39mo seems to be the sweet spot for leases. You'll still be under warranty.

As mentioned, leases are in some ways viewed as a slightly different loan. The main difference is you have an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-17-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,885
Posted By BlueC
Agreed. I've had two BMWs with RWD and two...

Agreed.

I've had two BMWs with RWD and two with xDrive. I've done RWD with dedicated winter tires and it doesn't compare to xDrive with rough conditions. It's the extreme cold and snow that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-12-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By BlueC
The Midwest is seeing a spike on gasoline prices...

The Midwest is seeing a spike on gasoline prices due to a refinery issue. Diesel is actually dropping a bit, now $0.20/gal cheaper than regular, $0.57/gal cheaper than premium.

Gotta love the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-11-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,663
Posted By BlueC
Regret going from the N54 to N47? No. I miss...

Regret going from the N54 to N47? No. I miss the N54 at times, but the N47 has the advantage at using nearly half as much fuel (averaged 19-24mpg in the Z4 and 335i, 35-45mpg in the 328d), which is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-10-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,663
Posted By BlueC
Well said. On paper the 328i seems much...

Well said.

On paper the 328i seems much faster than the 328d. However when I drove the two back to back, the 328d (without a tune) felt a lot quicker. Maybe that's because I rarely go full...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 08-08-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By BlueC
If you're looking for an affordable vehicle, I'd...

If you're looking for an affordable vehicle, I'd think there are other manufacturers better suited for your needs.

I don't think the BMW diesels are marketed as a value, but more so a blend of...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-25-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,517
Posted By BlueC
If you're suggesting purchasing another car just...

If you're suggesting purchasing another car just for short trips, it simply doesn't make sense financially when CBU may never come up under 40k miles, and even then, it's a low 4-figure cost. Car...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,517
Posted By BlueC
So for those of us who make short trips on the...

So for those of us who make short trips on the regular (5-30mi roundtrip), with an occasional longer drive every week or two weeks, what's the best strategy?

I know driving it hard is good, but is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,321
Posted By BlueC
I went back to E0 from E2. Fuel economy seemed...

I went back to E0 from E2. Fuel economy seemed to be really suffering, last fill up was 33mpg with mixed driving. Best that I've done with mostly highway was 37-38mpg. Haven't been able to break...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-21-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,814
Posted By BlueC
Sadly, we're forced to use B10 in the warmer...

Sadly, we're forced to use B10 in the warmer months (B5 in Fall/Winter) around here. Hoping that does not contribute to any issues down the road.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,767
Posted By BlueC
I looked at the X1 originally, wasn't even...

I looked at the X1 originally, wasn't even considering the F31. Once I looked at the X1 interior and then glanced over the F31 interior, it was a no-brainer, ended up with a 328d wagon.

No...
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