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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
1) its not a hypothetical to say that an engine...

1) its not a hypothetical to say that an engine that operates at F1 piston speeds doesnt last long term, every such lambo, ferrari, E46 M3 has not been a 200K longevity car. Turbos that operate at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
You know, some people are gonna believe what they...

You know, some people are gonna believe what they want to believe. Its your choice, I suppose you know all about other peoples experiences regardless of what they are, especially if they dont agree...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
1) the audi 1.8T had some serious problems...

1) the audi 1.8T had some serious problems related to small oil capacities of 4L(sludge formation), the oil temps on a micro scale(close to frictional surfaces) were much higher than the sensor read,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-11-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
Wow, your car "made some noises" and had a "bad...

Wow, your car "made some noises" and had a "bad software update", but no HPFP problems. It appears that you dont have the footing to even complain about the 10year 120mile warrantied HPFP. The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
totally agreed, the NSX was a fantastic machine,...

totally agreed, the NSX was a fantastic machine, right up there with some of the finest handling cars from europe. Honda can do it, but they wont:tsk:, and for that I hate them. They are the best...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
Think what you want to think, I've driven the...

Think what you want to think, I've driven the vehicle, its underpowered and it gets worse with passengers. But as you can see, I bought a 335, I would never consider such an underpowered vehicle...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
We all have our biases that are based on our own...

We all have our biases that are based on our own experiences, and reading about the 1%ers on Bimmerfest who have had problems doesnt help. I have gotten to know the head of service at my dealer. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
I have a friend with an '05, its a pretty fun car...

I have a friend with an '05, its a pretty fun car with driver only, so yes I driven the car a number of times. That car weighs less than the current TSX. Extra weight just kills 4 cyl power, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
If honda wanted to, they could make a great RWD...

If honda wanted to, they could make a great RWD sports sedan. I have driven an NSX and S2000, and both will outhandle any VW ever made and give BMWs best a run for the money(except the engines). I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
its pretty much a dead heat, but give the...

its pretty much a dead heat, but give the midrange power to the chipped 335, and on nurnburging track a 2 second edge to the M3.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
Yup it is lower geared, and needs to be in the...

Yup it is lower geared, and needs to be in the right gear at the right RPMS(high) to get the better of the 335. An engine that is more flexible and can accelerate briskly in 2 or more gears will be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
If you think you can yank my chain, you are...

If you think you can yank my chain, you are mistaken:bigpimp:. But keep trying, and waste more of your time. And go ahead and buy that grocery getter POS, you richly deserve it as a closet...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
Slope= deltaHP/delta(rpm). OK let me rephrase,...

Slope= deltaHP/delta(rpm). OK let me rephrase, when the M3 puts it power advantage out @ 6K-7K rpm it develops an extra 60hp over 1000rpms there. The N54 never develops 60hp/1000rpm(defined as...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
Oh well, you are entitled to your opinions and...

Oh well, you are entitled to your opinions and your reading comprehension issues. Funny that I stated pretty much the same argument, that the TSX wasnt intended to be a real sports sedan, and that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
Here you go, edmunds long term test has the M3 at...

Here you go, edmunds long term test has the M3 at 16mpg average with a best of 16.8mpg, worst of 14.5mpg.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
These are exactly my thoughts. The biggest...

These are exactly my thoughts. The biggest reason that I think the 335 is a better DD is the torque. Torque allows you to effortlessly move through traffic without dealing with a tremendous power...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
Tis a pity that the owner of a german car cant...

Tis a pity that the owner of a german car cant tell the difference between a german drive and a ricer. Almost sounds like a badge whore. Most GTI drivers would rather have a BMW, but its out of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-10-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,253
Posted By desertdriver
"artificially heavy steering? This is rediculous...

"artificially heavy steering? This is rediculous as the artificial part of these steering systems is the power assist. Try a car with manual steering and tell me about how "artificial" it is with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 15,484
Posted By desertdriver
Like I said, I get 30mpg highway on a trip. The...

Like I said, I get 30mpg highway on a trip. The tank is 16.6 gallons. Using 14 gallons means 14*30=420 miles. I have gone farther, but I dont like to run the gas tank that low. The manual turns...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
OK I dont know where these specs come from since...

OK I dont know where these specs come from since ther is no 2010 GTI out there, certainly not a test, but here is road and track on the new 2009 TSX
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
They cant do it, the TSX is going to be just...

They cant do it, the TSX is going to be just another FWD V6 honda. The only reason the FWD TSX had decent dynamics was the lightweight 4 cyl, which was also was its biggest weakness in that it just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By desertdriver
The majority of BMW reliability issues are likely...

The majority of BMW reliability issues are likely electrical or computer related. My friends '06 325i has has 2 motors fail/ replaced in the power windows and the ECU computer chip replaced 2x due...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-09-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,714
Posted By desertdriver
I bought a 3.6L 280 hp passat(auto) OVER the...

I bought a 3.6L 280 hp passat(auto) OVER the TL-S. The passat has more power under the curve and much less torque steer, much less than even the std 257hp TL with auto. The TL is one of the worst...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,791
Posted By desertdriver
Its all about power under the curve with the GTI....

Its all about power under the curve with the GTI. The GTI has quite a bit for a little 2L 4cyl, its as good as most 3L 6 cyl motors. Even though it has about the same peak power as the TSX it will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-08-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,791
Posted By desertdriver
OK here is your dyno of the TSX to help you...

OK here is your dyno of the TSX to help you understand it better

http://www.vtec.net/articles/article-image?image=453644/06tsx5at_dyno.gif

Note that the TSX takes 4K RPM to make 100 horsepower...
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