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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By dorkus
oh yeah! sorry for the lack of update... it...

oh yeah! sorry for the lack of update... it turned out to be my hood sensor which was becoming intermittent, so i guess it kept thinking someone was jacking the car. i unplugged it and all is fine....
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-27-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 39,028
Posted By dorkus
4 series isn't slated to ship til November i...

4 series isn't slated to ship til November i believe. considering that the production model hasn't even been revealed, July is not in in the picture at all.

p.s. whoops i stand corrected, looks...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
oh i forgot to mention, i do like the Estoril...

oh i forgot to mention, i do like the Estoril blue... definitely my favorite F30 color at the moment. i'm just not willing to pay $4k to get it. :( (also, my wife isn't a fan of the sport seats.)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
+1 for leatherette. my 8.5 yr old E46 just...

+1 for leatherette. my 8.5 yr old E46 just developed its first seat crack, probably because i stopped garaging it 2 years ago... otherwise the stuff is still in great shape. plus leather isn't really...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
woooh congrats! didn't know it would ship that...

woooh congrats! didn't know it would ship that soon, i thought being a '14 production would start in July. what's your build?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-23-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
also, not quite accurate. by default, the power...

also, not quite accurate. by default, the power distribution is 40/60 front/rear.

but i guess any concerns about loss of steering feel are moot now with EPS anyway. :(
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-23-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
ATTESA ET-S/Quattro is one thing, xDrive is/was...

ATTESA ET-S/Quattro is one thing, xDrive is/was another. :) i'm not a RWD purist on principal - it's because i drove previous BMW AWD models, and i hated them! also extra complexity = more...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-23-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
reconsidering xdrive...

i know someone here mentioned xdrive on the F30 platform actually feels pretty good... these UK reviews are pretty positive:
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-22-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
build-your-own now online: ...

build-your-own now online:
http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/byo/lineslanding.aspx?namodelcode=14TC

does anyone else find the stock color choices meh? how long do we have to wait for new...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
but i thought the beauty of a BMW diesel is that...

but i thought the beauty of a BMW diesel is that you can have your cake and eat it too? :)

what i was getting at is that if the fuel cost savings are largely offset by a price premium, then it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
didn't the 335d command a premium over the 335i?

didn't the 335d command a premium over the 335i?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
$5k would most definitely not be worth it. i'm...

$5k would most definitely not be worth it. i'm not even sure a $3k premium would be worth it for me, especially considering the petrol engine will perform slightly better.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-20-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
ED is actually a US purchase. read up more here: ...

ED is actually a US purchase. read up more here:
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Explore/Experience/EuropeanDelivery/default.aspx

basically you're intercepting your US-purchased car in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-20-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
no clue... i imagine it'll be yet another price...

no clue... i imagine it'll be yet another price premium...

don't forget the 8-speed ZF tranny is a no-cost option now too. of course, if you didn't want the slushbox to begin with, that's another...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By dorkus
yeah, considering i'm 5 months overdue, that...

yeah, considering i'm 5 months overdue, that sounds reasonable... :eek: don't ask...

i negotiated him down to $150 cash, which is worth it if i don't have to deal with it anymore.

thanks...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By dorkus
meh... looked up a bit and found this: ...

meh... looked up a bit and found this:

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4993766-Computer-not-ready-won-t-pass-inspection-please-help

sounds like i should just pay the guy huh. i'll...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By dorkus
ah, gotcha. so should i just drive the car around...

ah, gotcha. so should i just drive the car around for a while, take it back, and have him do the ECU check then?
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By dorkus
12 years on original cooling system is pretty...

12 years on original cooling system is pretty good! i had to replace my thermostat after less than 5 years... :( i also did a full cooling overhaul (radiator, pump, tank, hoses, the works) @ 7...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By dorkus
ECU reset to pass NJ inspection? am i getting conned?

i just realized my NJ state inspection was way overdue on my 325i, so in a panic, i went to the garage across the street to pay the $80 to get it done before i got a ticket. i don't really trust this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
have not driven an F30 at all yet, nope. i'll...

have not driven an F30 at all yet, nope. i'll give the xDrive a try. what bothered me the most was the noticeable increase in engine/powertrain braking. felt like i had to keep on the gas much more...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
surprised they are still selling that in the US -...

surprised they are still selling that in the US - great car though, gives you a taste of a premium German car (much nicer fit 'n finish than the current-gen Jetta) at a reasonable price. cavernous...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
extra weight + reduced MPG are pretty major...

extra weight + reduced MPG are pretty major negatives if you ask me. :)

i'll have to try the latest incarnation of it. hated it in the E90 loaner i got (felt very heavy and numb). i *think* the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
what is the best way to go about this? i am...

what is the best way to go about this? i am definitely in the 328d RWD camp.

after some further thought, i think i'm gonna hold off for for the 2015 MY and aim for summer '14 ED. will allow me to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-13-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
some (positive) impressions of the 20d from the...

some (positive) impressions of the 20d from the other side of the pond:

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/Family-car-of-the-Year-2012-BMW-320d-2012-12-18...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-13-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,695
Posted By dorkus
a diesel will tend to feel faster than its 0-60...

a diesel will tend to feel faster than its 0-60 times would indicate, due to the loads of torque. i've driven my mother-in-law's Audi A3 TDI extensively. its 0-60 time is around 8.9s, even slower...
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