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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-29-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,666
Posted By nhs156
I don't pay any real attention to anything...

I don't pay any real attention to anything written by US auto journalists - I find all the magazines on this side of the pond (yes, all) to be woefully inadequate, complete with more ads than...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 05-28-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,050
Posted By nhs156
I drive mine in D3 around town all the time with...

I drive mine in D3 around town all the time with minimal issues. Trick is to "tell" the car to change gears by taking your foot of the accelerator ever so slightly when it's time to shift up a gear....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-26-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,229
Posted By nhs156
I think the cluster looks enormously cheesy and...

I think the cluster looks enormously cheesy and Japanese-electric-car-like. Also, in my (fairly extensive) experience with BMW I've learned that BMW and electronics do not mix well, especially after...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,082
Posted By nhs156
I understand the question and the motivation...

I understand the question and the motivation behind it. Ultimately, any answer given won't provide your friend with the hoped-for insight, as it's essentially a hopeless hypothetical question. When...
Forum: F10 M5 (2012 - Current) 05-24-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,684
Posted By nhs156
Clearly the car wasn't doing 186mph when it...

Clearly the car wasn't doing 186mph when it crashed. As the article states = during the drive they got "up to" 186mph.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By nhs156
The sound is indeed great. Will say this in...

The sound is indeed great. Will say this in defense of the 550i: lower in the RPM range, and in everyday traffic, the 550i feels considerably faster. But the M wasn't really built for everyday...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By nhs156
I couldn't agree more. Really wanted to get the...

I couldn't agree more. Really wanted to get the F10 550i, but ultimately it didn't put a smile on my face so ended up with an M5 with 6K miles for basically the same price as a new 550i. Drawbacks...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-11-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhs156
This made me laugh out loud. I'm curious -...

This made me laugh out loud. I'm curious - having never driven an e60 550i - I presume those cars sound like "actual" V8s, being devoid of turbos, right? And I presume you aren't crusing at...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-11-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhs156
Then you'll have to upgrade the exhaust as well -...

Then you'll have to upgrade the exhaust as well - gotta be able to hear it!!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-11-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhs156
The point of the post is as stated. And I'm...

The point of the post is as stated. And I'm taking a shot at the car not the owners. Finally, I did get a great deal on the M, not that that is of any relevance here - though the f10 M5 is really...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-11-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhs156
I agree that the 550 is fast. My butt dyno...

I agree that the 550 is fast. My butt dyno suggested it's faster than the e60 M5 0-60. But, that doesn't make it fun - in my opinion. It's more "the ultimate cruising machine" than "driving...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-10-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,400
Posted By nhs156
128i vs 550i

OK, at the risk of getting flamed, I have to tell my story and share my opinion - as unpopular as it'll be.

I recently had my E60 M5 serviced - twice within a couple of weeks. Nothing major, just...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,400
Posted By nhs156
If money is a concern do NOT go for an M5 out of...

If money is a concern do NOT go for an M5 out of warranty. The 550i will serve you well - though it's still a relatively expensive choice! While I'm not 100% sure, I wouldn't be surprised if they...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By nhs156
I personally think its fine, but not something I...

I personally think its fine, but not something I would personally do. Agree that staying away from exterior badging is the right thing to do.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,400
Posted By nhs156
Maintenance and repairs will of course be higher...

Maintenance and repairs will of course be higher on the M5, but so will the fun factor. I suspect most on this board will steer you towards a 550i, while M5 owners would steer you towards an M5. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,410
Posted By nhs156
No - fog lights should be used only when driving...

No - fog lights should be used only when driving in fog. And driving in fog with high beams on would greatly reduce forward visibility. Fog lights are supposed to light up the ground under the fog,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By nhs156
Sorry, but that's just absolute nonsense. BMW...

Sorry, but that's just absolute nonsense. BMW isn't targeting penny pinchers or shrewd negotiators, but rather folks with a certain amount of disposable income driven by earnings, not spend thrift.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By nhs156
No. I paid 2 x MSRP "just because".

No. I paid 2 x MSRP "just because".
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 03-21-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,798
Posted By nhs156
I recently picked up a '10 M5 for a little above...

I recently picked up a '10 M5 for a little above $70K with 6K miles, so the price sounds about right. No idea about the trade-in value of the 3. In the interest of full transparency: be prepared...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By nhs156
You should hear my '10 M5 on start-up. Sounds...

You should hear my '10 M5 on start-up. Sounds like a diesel. And while no 550 expert, I thought yours sounded good.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,133
Posted By nhs156
I think they look good, but also liked the stock...

I think they look good, but also liked the stock 550 exhaust tips. If it were my car I'd be concerned that I might be perceived as attempting to immitate an M5 - what with the M bumper, wheels, lack...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By nhs156
I'm scratching my head that BMW owners are...

I'm scratching my head that BMW owners are actually paying attention to price of renewing Sirius. It's a drop in the ocean chaps! Sure, I like to get a good deal as well as the next guy, but Sirius...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,594
Posted By nhs156
Ignore my previous post. The noise I experienced...

Ignore my previous post. The noise I experienced varied in pitch with engine revs, the one in the video does not -just sounds like an irritating but subdued high pitched bell ringing!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,594
Posted By nhs156
I experienced the exact same phenomenon in my '10...

I experienced the exact same phenomenon in my '10 M5. It happened once and wouldn't go away until I realized the error of my ways - the high pitched sound came through my speakers and varied in tone...
Forum: E60 M5 (2006 - 2010) 03-13-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,050
Posted By nhs156
My '10 M5 is perfectly enjoyable around town I...

My '10 M5 is perfectly enjoyable around town I personally found the key to (relatively) smooth driving to be:

1. "Instruct" the car to upshift via your right foot. If it hangs onto a lower gear...
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