Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
Search took 3.25 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: akhbhaat
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,276
Posted By akhbhaat
Is this really what people are asking/expecting?...

Is this really what people are asking/expecting? I suppose every local market is different, but...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,908
Posted By akhbhaat
Regardless of insurer, I was regularly quoted a...

Regardless of insurer, I was regularly quoted a ~15-20% difference in insurance rates between a coupe and sedan of the same model and year when I was last shopping (spring of 2009). 15-20% on $1000...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-29-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By akhbhaat
The VIN number will tell you. There should also...

The VIN number will tell you. There should also be a plaque attached to the bottom of the driver side door jamb, though this might vary from market to market.

It's too difficult for us to tell you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-06-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,771
Posted By akhbhaat
Oh, Fanatics, my first love... How bad is...

Oh, Fanatics, my first love...

How bad is it, exactly? It was already turning to **** five or six years ago.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-17-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By akhbhaat
I'm not going to debate or discuss...

I'm not going to debate or discuss characteristics such as driving feel or aesthetics. Those are subjective qualities.

What Bob said (as the first, anyhow) is correct, though. The E9X is not DIY...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-16-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 37,786
Posted By akhbhaat
FWIW: the ZKW lights were installed in 2005 (at...

FWIW: the ZKW lights were installed in 2005 (at least early 2005s, i.e. sedans) cars as well. My 2005 330i (ZHP) has the ZKW lamps and the bowls are finally starting to burn (they were fine when I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,457
Posted By akhbhaat
Shifting is actually as much science as it is...

Shifting is actually as much science as it is art. To wit: the "smoothness" of your shifts is directly related to how close the engine speed is to the drivetrain speed for the new gear when you...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-30-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By akhbhaat
Yeah, the ZKWs have a much sharper cut off; their...

Yeah, the ZKWs have a much sharper cut off; their lenses are apparently very desirable. Your own pictures above illustrates this pretty nicely. Unfortunately for him (and everybody else with...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By akhbhaat
Uh, that depends upon the year/model of the Z3. ...

Uh, that depends upon the year/model of the Z3.

You have the 3.0L M54 engine (M54B30). The Z3 was sold with that engine--but as it was the higher trim level during the twilight years of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-28-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By akhbhaat
Why you guys hatin' on my whip? Damn--guess...

Why you guys hatin' on my whip? Damn--guess haters gon' hate.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-26-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,516
Posted By akhbhaat
Too bad it has no usable space. :( ...

Too bad it has no usable space. :(

Otherwise, I would've bought one. :angel: I, sadly, am stuck in a situation where I need one relatively practical car...BMW makes some of the most entertaining...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By akhbhaat
Fuel economy is the one thing about my car that...

Fuel economy is the one thing about my car that I'm no longer satisfied with. I currently get 19-28 (ultra sticky tires don't help), but would really prefer city mileage in the 30 range and highway...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-22-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,028
Posted By akhbhaat
Average yearly depreciation on a car is usually...

Average yearly depreciation on a car is usually calculated at roughly 20-25%. That means that if you buy a brand new 328i at $35,000, it's going to cost you $8000 to own (excluding gas, tires, and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-20-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,154
Posted By akhbhaat
What Bob said, plus the fact that what really...

What Bob said, plus the fact that what really matters is power under the curve, because the engine runs through a range of operating speeds and acceleration occurs over a length of time. Those old...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-14-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By akhbhaat
Nah. This is autocross, which is dominated by...

Nah. This is autocross, which is dominated by Miatas that run 15 second quarter miles. Light weight/agility trumps power by a wide margin, and the 335i is so heavy that <strike>it's actually in the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,935
Posted By akhbhaat
Wink While their offerings are generally nicer than...

While their offerings are generally nicer than the truly mundane Accord/Camry types, Volvo isn't really a true luxury car maker (their flagship car, the S80, starts at just under $40,000). Most of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,817
Posted By akhbhaat
I imagine it's only a matter of time before we...

I imagine it's only a matter of time before we start seeing serious attempts to hack or reverse engineer the car's computer systems and proprietary diagnostic equipment (in fact, we already...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-12-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,601
Posted By akhbhaat
Heh, I was about to say--the clear corners are...

Heh, I was about to say--the clear corners are standard equipment in most of the world...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-08-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,144
Posted By akhbhaat
No, the sedans definitely suffer from it, though...

No, the sedans definitely suffer from it, though not quite as often as the coupes. On that note, the issue is also mostly confined to 1999 and 2000 models.

There are only a couple post-2000 cars...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-31-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 800
Posted By akhbhaat
Leatherette sport seats are relatively common;...

Leatherette sport seats are relatively common; I've seen them on a number of occasions, especially in 325s.

Cloth**, on the other hand...I've seen that (in the US) too--but only once. :) Actually...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,097
Posted By akhbhaat
I'm actually pleased with the beam pattern/width...

I'm actually pleased with the beam pattern/width or cutoff of the ZKW projectors currently installed in my car (they are noticeably superior to the lowbeam-only AL lenses that were in my old 323i)....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-26-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,097
Posted By akhbhaat
The AL swap is very easy if you buy sedan or...

The AL swap is very easy if you buy sedan or prefacelift coupe headlights (they're interchangeable; you just need to swap the black liner trim and the clear outside cover). It's a direct swap and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,642
Posted By akhbhaat
Florida has a graduated licensing system (curfews...

Florida has a graduated licensing system (curfews for 16 and 17 year old drivers) that isn't enforced in practice.

The minimum unsupervised driving age in most European countries is 18, and the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,077
Posted By akhbhaat
Yeah, the ethanol hurts. There were a few times...

Yeah, the ethanol hurts. There were a few times back in the day where I managed to get ~32 mpg on a 420 mile highway trip with my old manual 323i. Once the ethanol blends started appearing, I was...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-12-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,642
Posted By akhbhaat
The powers that be have a powerful incentive to...

The powers that be have a powerful incentive to push this myth, because it allows them to justify their traffic tax program and continue supporting their bloated and otherwise pointless bureaucracy....
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms