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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-01-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By hpowders
Last Date To Order an M235i Coupe?

I realize it's getting late for ordering the 2016's. What is the deadline for custom ordering a 2016 M235i Coupe? Has it passed already?

Thank you! :)
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By hpowders
I have a 328i and a 228i. The 328i is a lot more...

I have a 328i and a 228i. The 328i is a lot more roomy and comfortable, but that's where the good things end.
The 328i is sluggish and heavy in comparison. The 228i is much more fun to drive. I...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-20-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By hpowders
If you don't like the feeling of being snug in...

If you don't like the feeling of being snug in the driver's seat, go with the 328i, otherwise, definitely the 228i. More fun to drive.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-19-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By hpowders
That's like last year I was shopping the VW GTI...

That's like last year I was shopping the VW GTI with Performance Package. None around. Had to be ordered with indefinite waiting times.
Now they are all over the dealer lots.
Story of my life!
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By hpowders
I'm 6'2". The car is snug. No doubt about it. I...

I'm 6'2". The car is snug. No doubt about it. I could use 2 inches more legroom. That's the price we pay not to have to drive a boring mega-barge.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-11-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,269
Posted By hpowders
Speak slowly. I'm trying to write this all down....

Speak slowly. I'm trying to write this all down. "BMWs are for driving"....

Who says one can't learn anything in cyberspace?
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-09-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,328
Posted By hpowders
This car is unusually uncomfortable in the...

This car is unusually uncomfortable in the driver's seat for a BMW. This my fifth one and the only one where I have had comfort issues.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-07-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,615
Posted By hpowders
I live in a retirement community. Posted speed...

I live in a retirement community. Posted speed limit is 30. Many folks are doing 45-50. The sidewalk is not insulated from the roadway and many times, on my morning walks, cars are coming very close...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-04-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,854
Posted By hpowders
But there IS something addictive about getting...

But there IS something addictive about getting the latest and greatest new car model every three years-never out of warranty at reasonable monthly payments, which leasing provides.
Most folks will...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-03-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,854
Posted By hpowders
I got the 0.9% financing also, so I bought the...

I got the 0.9% financing also, so I bought the 228i. But I leased three other BMW's. This is my second BMW purchase.

As was said already, if you plan to keep a car around 10 years, buy. My other...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-01-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By hpowders
One thing I learned when leasing was instead of...

One thing I learned when leasing was instead of shelling out for new tires on lease return, I would buy the new tires two years into the lease so at least I got some use out of the tires rather than...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-30-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By hpowders
I can attest to the door pull's sharp edge. Same...

I can attest to the door pull's sharp edge. Same in the 228i for less money than the same one in the M235i! :D
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-29-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By hpowders
Sounds good to me! :thumbup:

Sounds good to me! :thumbup:
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-29-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By hpowders
Good to know! I keep the engine exclusively...

Good to know!

I keep the engine exclusively in "comfort" mode with the steering/suspension in "sport" mode. Next fill-up, I'm changing the engine setting to "sport". I may find that to be...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-29-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By hpowders
Thanks, Jeff. At least the choice is there.

Thanks, Jeff. At least the choice is there.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-28-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By hpowders
I have a question for those who have installed...

I have a question for those who have installed the Dinan Stage One:

(I keep the car in sport mode for chassis and steering, but in regular mode for the engine).

Does the Dinan chip...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-27-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,033
Posted By hpowders
My 2007 328i was made in Rosslyn, SA and has been...

My 2007 328i was made in Rosslyn, SA and has been reliable.

More and more manufacturers are locating their plants in Mexico.

I was considering a 2015 GTI, but when I heard they were being built...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By hpowders
I'm considering the Dinan Stage 1 too. My dealer...

I'm considering the Dinan Stage 1 too. My dealer is an authorized Dinan shop and installs it. I figure it's around $1700 installed and well-spent, considering the car's warranty would be unaffected....
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-26-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By hpowders
OP: The short answer is "NO"!!! Try again in 6...

OP: The short answer is "NO"!!! Try again in 6 months.

As for me, I would jump at the chance to get a new 2015 M235i at a bargain price for which is pretty much the same vehicle as the 2016.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-26-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,615
Posted By hpowders
Alpine White? Not a problem if your hair color is...

Alpine White? Not a problem if your hair color is Alpine White too!

I've gotten quite a few warnings, but no tickets, playing the part of the feeble old absent-minded fool!

80-85, mph? That's...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-25-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,203
Posted By hpowders
I use the same key. Whatever it is, it's a minor...

I use the same key. Whatever it is, it's a minor annoyance at best.

As for Lexus, I was emoting and wasn't responsible for my words. I wouldn't be caught dead in a Lexus-a Toyota with some...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-22-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By hpowders
Took me 12 weeks to get mine. Got the color and...

Took me 12 weeks to get mine. Got the color and options I wanted. Nothing more. Nothing less. Worth the wait.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-22-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By hpowders
Okay. That's very nice! We may wind up having the...

Okay. That's very nice! We may wind up having the only 228's in all of Florida! I sure haven't seen any others!

Folks have been tailgating me to see what the heck I'm driving. That includes a...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-21-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By hpowders
The Mineral White is nice; so is the Alpine...

The Mineral White is nice; so is the Alpine White. I went with the one that saved me $550.

See them both in person. I feel the Alpine is just as nice as the Mineral. The Mineral is just less...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-20-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,203
Posted By hpowders
The one thing causing me some pause in getting my...

The one thing causing me some pause in getting my 5th BMW was my experiences with BMW electronics.

Sure enough, the weirdness is back with the new 228i. I turn on the radio. Sometimes it comes on...
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