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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-25-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By mrstas
I had a 2011 328 (E90), and now I have a 2013 335...

I had a 2011 328 (E90), and now I have a 2013 335 (F30). Both cars are xDrive, and MT.

My average MPG in the 328, over 3 years and 40,000 miles of driving, was about 22.3.
My average MPG in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-10-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 11,164
Posted By mrstas
I enjoy European cars and the engineering that...

I enjoy European cars and the engineering that comes with them. That's an expensive habit, and it has no free cure.

Cars cost money. As BJ said above "a car's a gallon of milk". There's no free...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-12-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By mrstas
I live in a cold, snowy place. I have a 335i...

I live in a cold, snowy place. I have a 335i xDrive with a manual transmission and DHP. I love this car.

It's been bulletproof through a very snowy winter. Awesome all the time.

In the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-04-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By mrstas
I have a 335i MT (with xDrive). Love the MT - the...

I have a 335i MT (with xDrive). Love the MT - the AT is great, but the third pedal offers a better connection with the driving experience that I would hate to give up.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,566
Posted By mrstas
This is not the full story. I've owned both...

This is not the full story.

I've owned both RWD and AWD BMWs. The driving dynamics experienced by the average enthusiast driver, including readers of this forum, is a fraction of what the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,477
Posted By mrstas
You can do the same with an RFT. If it has a hole...

You can do the same with an RFT. If it has a hole that was fixable on a regular tire, you can plug and patch it in the same way.

I had this done last year on my factory RFTs - went to a local gas...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-15-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,361
Posted By mrstas
This is my second 3-series with xDrive, and I...

This is my second 3-series with xDrive, and I love it. I've seen plenty of snow this winter, and my car's Pirelli A/S tires handle great, even better than the Continental A/S on my 2011 E90 328xi.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-08-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By mrstas
This is not correct. XDrive vehicles are not...

This is not correct.

XDrive vehicles are not raised. They're simply not lowered.

The maximum factory lowering of your car is 10mm. Just to be clear, that's approximately 0.4 inches. On a car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-26-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,880
Posted By mrstas
I've never used RainX and I have this problem all...

I've never used RainX and I have this problem all the time. If someone's telling you it's RainX, they're telling you they don't want the problem fixed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-16-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,913
Posted By mrstas
Can you see if a manual transmission option is...

Can you see if a manual transmission option is ever coming our way in the convertible?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By mrstas
I've got nothing like this with my 335i. Smooth...

I've got nothing like this with my 335i. Smooth all the way at 10k miles, never been any other way.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By mrstas
If you can, find a car with the cold weather...

If you can, find a car with the cold weather package instead of just heated seats. The heated steering wheel is the best feature ever, better on cold days than heated seats, and available only if you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-10-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,705
Posted By mrstas
BTW, Pirelli has a road hazard warranty on these...

BTW, Pirelli has a road hazard warranty on these tires, and I think it's 100% of replacement cost for the first 12 months. Check their website ... which appears to be down at this very moment.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-05-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,281
Posted By mrstas
BTW, get parking assistant. It works remarkably...

BTW, get parking assistant. It works remarkably well - needs about 12 inches on each side of the car to fit yours into the space. I'm really glad I ordered it. Plus, it's around $4/month in a lease....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,281
Posted By mrstas
It really depends on you, of course. If the goal...

It really depends on you, of course. If the goal is to save money, what do you need a hotel for? Fly to Munich, take a red eye flight there, arrive at the airport, take train to the Welt, pick up the...
Forum: European Delivery 12-30-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By mrstas
Looks great! Congrats!!

Looks great! Congrats!!
Forum: European Delivery 12-30-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By mrstas
Interesting, that must be the case with the new...

Interesting, that must be the case with the new Nav. My ED earlier this year on a 2013 with the CIC Nav had the maps loaded in, and my car has two USB ports, one in the dash and one in the armrest.
Forum: European Delivery 12-28-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,554
Posted By mrstas
Ugh.

Ugh.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-26-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,880
Posted By mrstas
I'm having the same exact problem - and it's...

I'm having the same exact problem - and it's annoyingly intermittent. I often get the low windshield washer fluid warning a day after I fill the reservoir, when I have barely used any.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-20-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,745
Posted By mrstas
Interesting thread about winter tires:...

Interesting thread about winter tires: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740807
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-13-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,745
Posted By mrstas
I think that's one of the benefits of...

I think that's one of the benefits of all-seasons. They don't wear anywhere as quickly as some other types of tires, like summer tires.

As a comparison, I had a Z4 a few years ago, and it came...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-12-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,745
Posted By mrstas
GG - My previous car was a 2011 328xi, with...

GG -

My previous car was a 2011 328xi, with all-seasons. I never had issues going up/down hills, cornering, etc. When I turned my car in at the end of my 36 month lease, I turned it in with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-12-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,745
Posted By mrstas
BJ, I don't care about winning internet...

BJ,

I don't care about winning internet debates. What I do care about is people sharing actual, correct information, not some stupid rumor.

So, here's some more recent data on the subject....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,745
Posted By mrstas
No, BJ, the only one doing the assuming is you....

No, BJ, the only one doing the assuming is you. You're assuming I believe something I never stated.

Here's the reality (and note, I'm giving RWD a bonus in most braking because the car is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,745
Posted By mrstas
Yes, and so has all season technology. Quite a...

Yes, and so has all season technology. Quite a bit of an improvement since 1999. I had a fun drive in the snow today, pretty impressive actually.

P.S. When you lease, it's $700 (at a typical 3...
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