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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-05-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 980
Posted By Nedmundo
Subaru's Outback is still available with a...

Subaru's Outback is still available with a manual, but only on a lower trim level with the NA 2.5L four, which IMO fails the "decent power" requirement. Ditto the Forester, and the situation is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-03-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,027
Posted By Nedmundo
I agree with you on the F30's steering. I've...

I agree with you on the F30's steering. I've tested two, including a Sport Line with 6MT, and thought they were phenomenal cars apart from the lifeless steering and somewhat isolated feel generally....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,930
Posted By Nedmundo
I was playing around with the configurator on...

I was playing around with the configurator on BMW's site, and ended up adding those. Let's just say I think they would pay for themselves many times over. :D
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-03-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,930
Posted By Nedmundo
I completely agree, but I also find cars designed...

I completely agree, but I also find cars designed for high performance feel much better at lower speeds too. Balance, steering, shifting, braking, throttle response, etc., matter all the time IMO,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-16-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,626
Posted By Nedmundo
I wonder whether the six-speed manual(s) will...

I wonder whether the six-speed manual(s) will make it to the U.S. I'm not optimistic; I think the manual on the current gen C300 lasted only one model year, two at the most. But if Cadillac can do...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-30-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 8,092
Posted By Nedmundo
Apart from the steering, this has been my only...

Apart from the steering, this has been my only other issue with the 328i's I've tested. The cars don't feel and sound as quick and fast as they are, which dilutes the fun factor. I understand BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-29-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 8,092
Posted By Nedmundo
I tested an FR-S, and it's steering does provide...

I tested an FR-S, and it's steering does provide more info from the contact patches than most EPS systems I've tried. You can actually feel some of the tires' grip through the wheel, but it's not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-24-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Nedmundo
That's been my experience in downtown Philly,...

That's been my experience in downtown Philly, where we have blind left lane merges too. Those are where I miss my old Saab's torque the most, and for safety I need to turn off my Acura's stability...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-06-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,613
Posted By Nedmundo
Excellent analysis IMO. Ford's 2.0 turbo in the...

Excellent analysis IMO. Ford's 2.0 turbo in the Focus ST is similar -- so linear in its delivery that it doesn't provide the same excitement as, for example, the engine in my old Saab 9-5 Aero. In...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-05-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Nedmundo
I felt this way about the F30 328i models I've...

I felt this way about the F30 328i models I've driven, and I think it's a byproduct of the cars' refinement, especially sound insulation, which BMW undoubtedly emphasized to address four cylinder...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-18-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,401
Posted By Nedmundo
Actually, I've read several criticisms of EPS in...

Actually, I've read several criticisms of EPS in other cars, but it does seem to get more attention in reviews of BMW's and Porsches, probably, at least in part, because the expectations are so high....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Nedmundo
Because the seats are so important, you should...

Because the seats are so important, you should decide whether you want the sports seats. If so, and if a rough ride could also bother your back, you might want to go 328i so you can get the Dynamic...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-04-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By Nedmundo
The new Honda Accord generation.

The new Honda Accord generation.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-28-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,667
Posted By Nedmundo
I completely agree, but for decades BMW has...

I completely agree, but for decades BMW has managed to make luxury cars and satisfy enthusiasts via the Sport Package. Even the E39 540i, without Sport Package, was a luxury car IMO. My beef with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-26-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,890
Posted By Nedmundo
I agree the mags don't gripe about EPS from...

I agree the mags don't gripe about EPS from others as much, including the EPS in the FR-S/BRZ, which IMO has weak on-center feel like my Acura but generally receives praise from the press. (It has...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-24-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,301
Posted By Nedmundo
For suspension feel, definitely. The RWD Sport...

For suspension feel, definitely. The RWD Sport models are lower and tighter. For steering, not sure. I've driven two F30 328i models, a RWD Sport Line and an X-drive with M-Sport, and thought the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-22-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Nedmundo
You're right that many on this forum and...

You're right that many on this forum and elsewhere are imprecise when describing steering characteristics. Weight and feedback, for example, are different, and a perfectly linear response to inputs,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 17,054
Posted By Nedmundo
My problem is that, even when you think you're...

My problem is that, even when you think you're paying for that traditional BMW sport sedan feel via the Sport Line, you still don't really get it. The steering is still light and numb, and the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,763
Posted By Nedmundo
I think too many people focus on hp, but these...

I think too many people focus on hp, but these turbo engines are about torque over a wide rpm range, and 200 ft.-lb. ain't bad. Couple that with BMW's customary underrating, and I'd bet the 320i is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-09-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,177
Posted By Nedmundo
Well, I've tested a 2012 RWD 328i Sport Line...

Well, I've tested a 2012 RWD 328i Sport Line (6MT) and a 328i M-Sport with X-Drive (and the variable ratio steering), and the steering felt equally numb and disconnected in both. The additional...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,335
Posted By Nedmundo
My views exactly. I cannot fault BMW for making...

My views exactly. I cannot fault BMW for making a 3 Series with broader appeal in base form. That's just good business. However, I cannot comprehend the considerable softening of the Sport Line...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-06-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 21,298
Posted By Nedmundo
What about Mini, which to some extent does...

What about Mini, which to some extent does compete with VW, and whose existence might contribute to FWD BMW's?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-22-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,510
Posted By Nedmundo
This is a big motivation, but it's also...

This is a big motivation, but it's also manufacturing and packaging efficiency, and EPS supposedly improves reliability by eliminating hydraulic lines. Our Mazda has electro-hydraulic, with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-04-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 14,410
Posted By Nedmundo
Well, I've tested two 328i F30's on the...

Well, I've tested two 328i F30's on the Brandywine back roads around Wilmington and Chadds Ford, and my impressions have been identical to yours. They did not deliver the sensory pleasures of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-15-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By Nedmundo
Probably not if his Scion was an FR-S, but with...

Probably not if his Scion was an FR-S, but with the Katy Perry cranking and other nonsense, I'm figuring it wasn't.
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