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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,357
Posted By dunderhi
So changing out the problematic engine and the...

So changing out the problematic engine and the fixing the major suspension flaw wasn't major? It certainly made a big difference in drivability. I would easily pick a 2011 E90 over any prior year...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,288
Posted By dunderhi
+1 Even if one(:angel:) was crazy enough to...

+1

Even if one(:angel:) was crazy enough to compare a 320i to 328d, the comparably-equipped MSRP delta is only about $4k. Of course the discounts that everyone gets will make that difference even...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,357
Posted By dunderhi
1. I would expect that to be a pittance for you....

1. I would expect that to be a pittance for you. Aren't already paying $600/mo for a 3er? So a grand/mo for a 6er doesn't seem to be unreasonable at all.

2. There are plenty of $30k cars out...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,357
Posted By dunderhi
Correct. The 6 Series xDrive has the identical...

Correct. The 6 Series xDrive has the identical 704 suspension standard as does it's RWD counterpart. I have verified with a measuring tape that the cars have the identical ride height. When I had...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,472
Posted By dunderhi
Unfortunately, I think you might be one the one...

Unfortunately, I think you might be one the one who is mistaken here. S line option package is equivalent to M-Sport option package: sometimes just appearance options, sometime minor performance...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,357
Posted By dunderhi
1. Not really too expensive, it's a lot of car...

1. Not really too expensive, it's a lot of car for the money. Especially, since the xDrives get all of the sports performance options to make for the Ultimate Driving Machine.

2. The CLA is a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,472
Posted By dunderhi
You'll probably be more likely to see M owners...

You'll probably be more likely to see M owners unite with i3 owners than with M-Sport owners and their cosmetically adorned ///M-badged cars.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,288
Posted By dunderhi
I would love to see this documentation. I took a...

I would love to see this documentation. I took a look at Fuelly.com and saw a huge difference between the 328i and 328d.

2014 328d = 38.4 mpgs combined (389kmi recorded)...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-15-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,001
Posted By dunderhi
With a 535, RWD is sufficient, but 550 really...

With a 535, RWD is sufficient, but 550 really benefits from AWD even on dry pavement. Otherwise the annoying traction control light will illuminate whenever your mother utilizes the 550's additional...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-15-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,472
Posted By dunderhi
Hmm, Auto Zeitung tested the 997 4S faster around...

Hmm, Auto Zeitung tested the 997 4S faster around their track than the 997 S. Hopefully you don't think you need to give the pros at Auto Zeitung driving lessons. :rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-14-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,472
Posted By dunderhi
I agree "MOST" cars are underpowered and they...

I agree "MOST" cars are underpowered and they will be slower in warm clean dry track conditions than their AWD counterparts. Remove one of my adjectives from above and it's race. Otherwise AWD wins...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,472
Posted By dunderhi
I'm not sure if your qualification of "almost...

I'm not sure if your qualification of "almost always" includes the numerous underpowered vehicles such as economy cars and minivans that can be found on the roads today. So let me rephrase: 1) AWD...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-13-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,472
Posted By dunderhi
In the hands of a skilled Bimmer driver, xDrive...

In the hands of a skilled Bimmer driver, xDrive delivers higher levels of dry, wet, and snow performance than can be acheived with a RWD setup. It's unfortunate most RWD drivers never learn how to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,472
Posted By dunderhi
My reason is #1. I like the clean look. I drive...

My reason is #1. I like the clean look. I drive a 650 and sure it could get mistaken for a 640, but a 640 isn't a bad car either. If I drove a 335, I would feel the same about a 320, or 328. ;)
Forum: European Delivery 08-12-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,374
Posted By dunderhi
Based on a British highway code data, 340 meters...

Based on a British highway code data, 340 meters is the nominal length for an average car to reach a complete stop from 140mph. From my experience of taking my street tire equipped 550 to the drag...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,367
Posted By dunderhi
Sorry, per BMW, this falls into the range of...

Sorry, per BMW, this falls into the range of acceptable consumption. Some of us have fared better, but others haven't.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-12-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By dunderhi
I never understood the cheap wheels in the winter...

I never understood the cheap wheels in the winter logic. I have the same model of BBS forged rims for the winter as I do for the summer. After four winters, the winter set looks no worse than my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-12-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By dunderhi
Some research is required, since no what people...

Some research is required, since no what people claim, there is no one solution is best at everything when it comes to drivetrains and tires. Ask yourself what are your driving needs and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,697
Posted By dunderhi
Custom ordering off the lot, more correctly - a...

Custom ordering off the lot, more correctly - a dealer transfer, has worked for me on a couple cars. My X5M was such a purchase. I test drove a beast that they had on the lot, but it didn't have...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-08-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,408
Posted By dunderhi
Dealerships are businesses comprised of people. ...

Dealerships are businesses comprised of people. People have different motivations and flaws.

Case #1 Sometimes when motivated by money, deception can come into play as what happened to me when...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-08-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By dunderhi
Did the 2014 have xDrive? The non-xDrive 550s...

Did the 2014 have xDrive? The non-xDrive 550s are slower due to a gearing difference and lack of traction for the 445hp. Like the original Dinan Stage 1 program for the 550, the RWD cars may be...
Forum: European Delivery 08-03-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By dunderhi
Huh? I'm 3 for 3 on ED invoice + $ on 3 Bimmers...

Huh? I'm 3 for 3 on ED invoice + $ on 3 Bimmers from 3 different dealers. None were board sponsors and not all of the CAs were ED specialists. In fact two of them were ED first timers.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,088
Posted By dunderhi
Help me through trials and tribulations in picking my next car

With attitudes like this, we'll all be driving Hyundai's before we know it. ;)

That said, K-A have you sat in an Equus?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,088
Posted By dunderhi
I drove the '13 GL450, which was quite roomy, but...

I drove the '13 GL450, which was quite roomy, but I hated the overly assisted power steering. Maybe MB has dialed it down a bit in '14 or '15. This shouldn't be a problem for the AMG version, but...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,088
Posted By dunderhi
I find the weekend ritual of putting Mrs...

I find the weekend ritual of putting Mrs Dunderhi, three bikes, spare racing wheels, tool bag, a folding canopy, a cooler, overnight bags, and sports bags into the X5M a little challenging,...
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