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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) Yesterday, 05:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,476
Posted By bimmerized
New data point for freeway driving in an S-drive....

New data point for freeway driving in an S-drive. 1000 mi round trip. Averaged 72 MPH and cruised most of way at 75 MPH one way with an MPG of 31. This was GPS speed as my speedo seems to be 2 mph...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By bimmerized
I have 24K on my stock A/S P7, S-Drive, rotated...

I have 24K on my stock A/S P7, S-Drive, rotated 1x. The fronts are nearly at their wear bars and the rears have a 3-4K more before they hit the wear bars, so maybe if we push it we can get 30K...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By bimmerized
OP, do you have shift paddles in your X1? I think...

OP, do you have shift paddles in your X1? I think the cars without have a different transmission tune. In the F30 they charge significantly more for the "sport" transmission with paddles compared to...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By bimmerized
My 2013 S-drive was bucking under hard...

My 2013 S-drive was bucking under hard acceleration from misfire and going into limp mode, soon after deliery, but they couldn't reproduce in Service. Go figure. First dealership said there was...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By bimmerized
No rattles on my early X1, rock solid. For a...

No rattles on my early X1, rock solid. For a while I was hearing some poping noise occasionally from the speakers, but then noticed that it could be from the seat or seat belt buckle. Haven't heard...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-14-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By bimmerized
Done forget the gloss B-pillars. I think that's...

Done forget the gloss B-pillars. I think that's an X-line only option.

I'm curious to know how much the exterior conversion will end up costing when you factor in installation. Is there any...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-01-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,400
Posted By bimmerized
Although the X1 SDrive steering is not great, it...

Although the X1 SDrive steering is not great, it isn't aweful either. You should just try it before listening to opinion. It's like trying to get an opinion on suspension calibration, everyone likes...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-28-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By bimmerized
actually, I don't know what you have, by the...

actually, I don't know what you have, by the year, it's an E30, but they didn't make the 318i in any door conf in 88. in 84/85 yes, a 2dr. the only other time the 318 nomenclature was offered in a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-28-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By bimmerized
To me legit might mean, genuine issue and used,...

To me legit might mean, genuine issue and used, but in excellent to new condition. Is there a market for those? I'd be nice to see a database of what numbers are for sale...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-28-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By bimmerized
Agreed. I have them also and I was shocked on how...

Agreed. I have them also and I was shocked on how cheap they were when I got them, but since I committed, I installed them. I would not have bought them if I knew their quality. The lenses are...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-28-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By bimmerized
If you can get any M42 318i(s) E30 in good...

If you can get any M42 318i(s) E30 in good condition for anywhere near $1400, buy it. They are collectors' cars now and the KBB value is way off. People are paying $4000 for decent ones, that are...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-28-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By bimmerized
and the Loyalty Rebate only applies if you...

and the Loyalty Rebate only applies if you financed from BMW in the past... not just own a BMW, that you may have paid cash for or funded through a CU.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-28-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,400
Posted By bimmerized
The F30 sedan is softer and quieter than the X1. ...

The F30 sedan is softer and quieter than the X1. Can't really tell the diff in acceleration. The X1 engine is pleasantly louder but the wind noise is also louder. The F30 gets significantly better...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-28-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By bimmerized
thanks for the summary and confirmation of what I...

thanks for the summary and confirmation of what I already assumed. I already have an X1 and was wondering whether the GT would have been a better choice. Given your response I'd still be torn. The...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-27-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,699
Posted By bimmerized
The X1 drives well, but definitely not the best...

The X1 drives well, but definitely not the best BMW. I too liked the way my 73 2002 Tii drove. The E30 drives wonderfully as well. In general the lighter BMWs are much more fun to drive as they are...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-27-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By bimmerized
anyone cross shop the 3-Series GT?

Hi. I'm wondering if anyone has driven both the 3GT and X1 and how they compare. I doubt the GT has any performance advantage given the extra size and weight. Which has a lower CG? Which has less...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-27-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By bimmerized
I think I've got the same sound and isolated it...

I think I've got the same sound and isolated it to something related to the drivers seat. I was able to replicate the sound by rocking the seat in different angles. Thought it might be the seat...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-28-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By bimmerized
my is similarly off, equipped with the 18" wheels...

my is similarly off, equipped with the 18" wheels with 225/45/18 tires.

Isn't there a way to calibrate this with the hidden OBC functions?
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-28-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,644
Posted By bimmerized
I'd like to add that the X1 suspension is...

I'd like to add that the X1 suspension is definitely tuned for performance or off road and not for cush like the standard F30 suspension which women tend to prefer. So based on that, it's been tuned...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-24-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By bimmerized
I have an M3 and a NB Miata. The Miata is most...

I have an M3 and a NB Miata. The Miata is most fun because of it weight advantage. Just get a sports car that weighs no more than 2800 lbs and it'll be much more fun than your X1. My X1 is least...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-24-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By bimmerized
yes, but be careful not to lock the door with one...

yes, but be careful not to lock the door with one of the two keys otherwise the key will adopt the current setting when the door was locked with that key.
Forum: General BMW 08-24-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By bimmerized
how to interpret emissions test results?

My car passed but close to the high limit for HC (hydrocarbons). what does this mean? my car is spitting out fuel and oil? Does this indicate a failure of the of the catalytic converter or something...
Forum: General BMW 07-26-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By bimmerized
In general the E30 325i is a very reliable car...

In general the E30 325i is a very reliable car and will very unlikely leave you stranded, unless you neglect the obvious. The main maint points over a Jap import would be the the 60K mi interval...
Forum: General BMW 07-25-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By bimmerized
yeah, but if you factor in depreciation, it's not...

yeah, but if you factor in depreciation, it's not the least expensive BMW you can drive.

thanks for confirming that an E34 is solid. I had a V8 for a short time and it was great to me other than...
Forum: General BMW 07-24-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By bimmerized
mine came with a memory stick shapped like a key....

mine came with a memory stick shapped like a key. this was less than a year ago. are they downgrading already? what model did you buy?
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