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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Today, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
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) Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By hpowders
Sounds good to me! :thumbup:

Sounds good to me! :thumbup:
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
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) Yesterday, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
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: 843
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: 1,645
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: 843
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: 16
Views: 773
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: 66
Views: 1,628
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: 11,652
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: 1,545
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: 1,545
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: 1,545
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: 11,652
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...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-20-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,652
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...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-15-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,652
Posted By hpowders
It was supposed to be a humorous post. I've been...

It was supposed to be a humorous post. I've been getting 24 mpg when naughty; 28 when nice.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-14-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,652
Posted By hpowders
I spent all this coin for this car and I still...

I spent all this coin for this car and I still have to shell out for gas every few days to drive it! When you spend this much, there should be a gasoline exemption.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-14-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,652
Posted By hpowders
Why do folks bother to come to a BMW board and...

Why do folks bother to come to a BMW board and extoll the virtues of a Hyundai/Kia?

Che follia!!
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-12-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,179
Posted By hpowders
Strange. Usually a new model year BMW will have a...

Strange. Usually a new model year BMW will have a high residual and a high money factor. Never heard of a low residual for an early 2016 model BMW.

Perhaps they are predicting the mechanical...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-11-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,652
Posted By hpowders
Nothing at all to regret in driving a Mazda. I...

Nothing at all to regret in driving a Mazda. I would have gone for the MX-5 Miata though.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-08-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,272
Posted By hpowders
People driving Mustangs are mostly BMW wannabees....

People driving Mustangs are mostly BMW wannabees.

My next door neighbor drives a Mustang convertible. He cannot stop gaping at my 228i coupe.

Not vice versa.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-06-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,386
Posted By hpowders
A MF of 0.00076 corresponds to an interest rate...

A MF of 0.00076 corresponds to an interest rate of exactly 1.824%.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-05-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,652
Posted By hpowders
BMW and Porsche nickel and dime you because they...

BMW and Porsche nickel and dime you because they can.

Honda tries that and they go out of business.

As for myself, I would rather not pay $50,000 for a Hyundai.

VW tried that with the...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-05-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,652
Posted By hpowders
If you want an appliance that every 90 year old...

If you want an appliance that every 90 year old is driving throughout their retirement communities, then by all means, get the Hyundai Sonata.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 11,652
Posted By hpowders
Nope. No rattling or wind noise.... but then...

Nope. No rattling or wind noise.... but then again I only have a 228i.

We all suffer in different ways! :bigpimp:
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