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Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By doug_999
I can think of only one reason not to go with the...

I can think of only one reason not to go with the Tesla. The sound -or lack thereof. It is my goal to have a V8 as long as possible :)

and yes, I realize those days are numbered :)

PS -...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By doug_999
WOW - that's a great eye! And yes, I think you...

WOW - that's a great eye! And yes, I think you are correct and yes, I wish they had that car here - I saw it a couple of years ago (I forget where - I think Australia) and was upset that they did...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) Yesterday, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By doug_999
Congrats! I agree - the steering on the 6GC is...

Congrats!
I agree - the steering on the 6GC is simply amazing (one of the reasons I picked it up). I drove a 535xi prior to picking up my car and it felt worse than my 2003 Lexus GS430 :)
...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-27-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By doug_999
I'm a bit confused by your comments above. I...

I'm a bit confused by your comments above. I went from a 550, to a M5, to a X6, to my 650GC. In each car, the interior improved - slightly in the M5, more in the X6, and wow a ton in the GC. To me...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-27-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By doug_999
The S7 was off the list because it did not have...

The S7 was off the list because it did not have seating for 5. I realize the 5th seat in the GC is more of a straddle seat, but the 4-5 times I've used in the last year, I thought to myself - this...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-25-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By doug_999
Snow/Winter tires > All Seasons in snow/ice. ...

Snow/Winter tires > All Seasons in snow/ice. Only.

All Seasons crush the winter/snow tires in everything else. I'm talking the daily drive in 20 degree temps. I'm talking the rain at 40...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-25-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By doug_999
The WRG3 is one of the best all season tires out...

The WRG3 is one of the best all season tires out there. I don't believe it comes in a size that fits the 6 and 5-series however (yet, they make a size for the S6 and S7!).

It is also important to...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-25-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By doug_999
The 5GT is based on the 7 series, but not the 6...

The 5GT is based on the 7 series, but not the 6 (from most of what I have read). And there is no way the 6 coupe/vert is built on the 5-series platform and the 6GC is built on the 7 platform. The...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-25-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By doug_999
One interesting thing is that the exhaust changes...

One interesting thing is that the exhaust changes sound around the 2,000 mile mark. That seems to be when it really opens up. Prior to that it is a bit muted from what I remember.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-24-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By doug_999
Marketing. That's it. And I'm pretty sure...

Marketing. That's it.

And I'm pretty sure that all variants of the 6, including the GC are built on the 5-series platform.
edit: I see some car reviews that say it is built on the 7-series...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-24-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By doug_999
A friend of mine reports that his 550xi with the...

A friend of mine reports that his 550xi with the Goodyear All Seasons on 19" does just fine in the snow here in Chicago (he has 20K on the clock now). MG650, do you know what tires were on your MB? ...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-23-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By doug_999
Of note ShakeDaddy is one of the reasons I don't...

Of note ShakeDaddy is one of the reasons I don't have RFTs on my car. But I must point out, do NOT sell the RFTs if your car is leased - cause they have to be on the car when you turn it in and DAMN...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-23-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By doug_999
I agree with mg650 - hard to tell from pictures...

I agree with mg650 - hard to tell from pictures how it really looks in person. For me, I do not like the LCI changes - but once again, that's based on pictures.

What I do know is that the new...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-23-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By doug_999
I suspect that you have a bent rim or two. The...

I suspect that you have a bent rim or two. The ride should be perfect albeit harsh over any kind of bump.

Go to Discount Tire and have them balance your tires. They will figure out if you have a...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-23-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By doug_999
WEIRD! Can you post links to the cars?

WEIRD! Can you post links to the cars?
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-23-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By doug_999
Ahh, I think if you had the multi-contour seats...

Ahh, I think if you had the multi-contour seats in the 5-series you would feel differently about how the 6-series seats feel :)
It is something I have gotten used to over the last 8 months although,...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-23-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By doug_999
Which contrast stitching are you talking about? ...

Which contrast stitching are you talking about? The one on the seats or the one on the dash?

If it is the seats, you see that with the Individual Leather choices ($3,500). If it is the dash,...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-22-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By doug_999
Interesting! The 650GC seams to have rock hard...

Interesting! The 650GC seams to have rock hard seats to me and I found my friend's 550 to have a much more comfortable seat. Which seats were in your 550?
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-21-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By doug_999
What you are seeing is the new M Sport Edition...

What you are seeing is the new M Sport Edition line.

Production started in June of 2013. Basically they took like $15K in options and bundled it for $4,600. ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-21-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By doug_999
For me, the ride difference between the 19s and...

For me, the ride difference between the 19s and the 20s was dramatic. Might have been the Chicago roads, I don't know - but I almost didn't lease my 650GC because it had 20s on it and wow, the ride...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-18-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,486
Posted By doug_999
My only challenge with the M6 is how dark it is...

My only challenge with the M6 is how dark it is inside. Carbon fiber roofs are great for weight, bad for sunroofs. I'm not talking being able to open and enjoy the air - I'm talking lighting up the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-18-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,486
Posted By doug_999
Have you had an AWD car? I think you would love...

Have you had an AWD car? I think you would love one if you have not had one (assuming you live in Michigan). The steering is also very nice on the xi cars.

That said... life is short. My goal...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-17-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By doug_999
My 2006 550 was my favorite car of all time. ...

My 2006 550 was my favorite car of all time. Like it even more than my 2008 M5 (a lot more to be exact). Still regret not finding a 2010 when the lease was up on my M5...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 01-17-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By doug_999
Well, they are nearly the same car, so it won't...

Well, they are nearly the same car, so it won't be like one is more reliable that the other unfortunately.

I see you are thinking 640 - most people that go with the 640 seem pretty happy (from...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By doug_999
Click on Music on your phone and press play. It...

Click on Music on your phone and press play. It is an issue with the latest IOS update. Once you do this, all will be fine. Until the next time you get in the car :(
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