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Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By iamthewalrus
X1 F48 Pricing Guide for NA

Lots of bells and whistles like HUD, rear-view cameras, and Navigation. What I'd give for a manual transmission! Feels like more and more tech, but less and less for the driving enthusiast... ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-10-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,157
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 I won't settle for an automatic, no matter...

+1
I won't settle for an automatic, no matter how great the new X1 is. I'd buy a VW GTI instead.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-07-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,953
Posted By iamthewalrus
I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3...

I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3 3.0i manual/m-sport a few years longer. When it finally goes, I'll get a manual VW GTI.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-02-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 on a CPO S4. It's end of life cycle, and only...

+1 on a CPO S4. It's end of life cycle, and only you know whether it matters to you to be driving the "latest". I love the interior on the Audis and I like the more reserved looks. The BMW can be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,403
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's exactly how I'd describe it! I've owned a...

That's exactly how I'd describe it! I've owned a 2006 BMW 330Cic and now a BMW X3 3.0i (both manual, sport package), and they're great. I did European Delivery of a friend's 2009 335xi coupe for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-03-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,936
Posted By iamthewalrus
That was my experience driving my friend's 335...

That was my experience driving my friend's 335 sport line. Don't get me wrong, the car was incredibly capable. It can do far more safely than we can ever really utilize legally on US roads. But it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-03-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,936
Posted By iamthewalrus
People won't buy an Audi because of past...

People won't buy an Audi because of past experiences with VW reliability. In that case, I never would have bought a BMW, because my 2006 Mini CooperS convertible was such a maintenance nightmare. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By iamthewalrus
Keep it. My X3 is a 2006 with 53k miles on it,...

Keep it. My X3 is a 2006 with 53k miles on it, and I intend to keep it indefinitely. The maintenance items are cheaper than buying a new vehicle and facing the depreciation.
My X3 is spotless, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,052
Posted By iamthewalrus
It has several hundred already!

It has several hundred already!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,052
Posted By iamthewalrus
Think about how amazing that is for a moment. ...

Think about how amazing that is for a moment. Within one generation, the Internet and web forums like this have made us the experts. The collective knowledge of a group of aficionados far surpasses...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,052
Posted By iamthewalrus
Just look at the Atlanta teachers' scandal. Give...

Just look at the Atlanta teachers' scandal. Give anyone incentives and strong enough incentives and they'll game the system. It's ridiculous for BMW to be surprised by this.

NPR.org "Atlanta...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 70,520
Posted By iamthewalrus
502527 My X3 in the Alvord desert in...

502527
My X3 in the Alvord desert in southeastern Oregon.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 70,520
Posted By iamthewalrus
I have 53,000 on my 2006 X3 3.0i M-sport, manual....

I have 53,000 on my 2006 X3 3.0i M-sport, manual. I'm keeping it indefinitely. They just don't offer manual-transmission SUVs in the USA anymore.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-31-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By iamthewalrus
I think the Audi design is timeless, clean, sexy...

I think the Audi design is timeless, clean, sexy -- if a bit chunky looking. On the 4-series, that boomerang-shaped trim piece just behind the front wheel seems disconnected and distracting. What...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,314
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's my experience. The extreme of this is the...

That's my experience. The extreme of this is the M3 convertible. Most tracks will not let you take out a convertible. Therefore you have a supremely capable car, that you never actually get to use....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,314
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's exactly right! We live in the USA with...

That's exactly right! We live in the USA with low speed limits, poor roads, and lots of traffic. The M3 is more frustrating than it is fun. Get the 335; it's already more car than you can truly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By iamthewalrus
It's really tough to know anything from these...

It's really tough to know anything from these pics other than the general size and proportions. It's a ritual now where people say the spy photos look horrendous, but the finished product is much...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-13-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By iamthewalrus
Posts like this remind me why I'm keeping my...

Posts like this remind me why I'm keeping my 2006, manual-transmission BMW for as long as I can. All of these technological nannies are really f'ing annoying. I know auto manufacturers are being...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-12-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By iamthewalrus
Love my manual-transmission BMW. The electronic,...

Love my manual-transmission BMW. The electronic, lawyer-appeasing automatic transmission features drive me crazy...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-06-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,621
Posted By iamthewalrus
The opacity and complexity of auto pricing is a...

The opacity and complexity of auto pricing is a terrible customer experience. Makes me want to get a Tesla next time and skip all if this confusion and uncertainty. Did you get a good price? Could...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-06-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By iamthewalrus
I hear you! The economics of the industry,...

I hear you! The economics of the industry, environmental regulations, and US tastes are driving the auto industry to bland. The golden age of the car is over. I'm holding onto my 2006 X3 manual...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-05-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,680
Posted By iamthewalrus
Not surprising they haven't sold well. Maybe if...

Not surprising they haven't sold well. Maybe if they'd offered a manual transmission, they could have broadened the appeal...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,052
Posted By iamthewalrus
BMW called me every day for over a month after...

BMW called me every day for over a month after one of my first service appointments. Never left a message but called back every day. Eventually I answered and demanded to be taken off their calling...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-03-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,052
Posted By iamthewalrus
The business model of dealerships is tough. They...

The business model of dealerships is tough. They really do not have the margins to hire the sort of talent they need to help with these increasingly technologically complex cars. The sales people of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,621
Posted By iamthewalrus
Wish we could just buy cars online. Seriously,...

Wish we could just buy cars online. Seriously, with how many other purchases do people actively dread the process this much? This industry is so broken and consumer unfriendly. You can't help but...
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