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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By gkr778
Why the disdain? The F30 halogen headlamps...

Why the disdain? The F30 halogen headlamps perform just fine provided they are aimed properly. Several Bimmerfest forum threads discuss details related to headlamp aim adjustment.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By gkr778
Leather is only worth it if one specifies the...

Leather is only worth it if one specifies the fine-grain Merino or Nappa varieties. Dakota Leather doesn't offer any advantages over Sensatec. The only rationale for choosing Dakota Leather is that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,170
Posted By gkr778
In Car and Driver's...

In Car and Driver's (http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-bmw-328d-diesel-sedan-instrumented-test-review) words, the d version is "the slowest 3-Series" - significantly slower than 328i but only...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By gkr778
Welcome to Bimmerfest, Rich949, and...

Welcome to Bimmerfest, Rich949, and congratulations on your new 335i! Some tips include:


There are two major Bimmerfest events coming up later this year: Bimmerfest 2014 California...
Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
Posted By gkr778
Sorry to hear that, Carman. In my home state of...

Sorry to hear that, Carman. In my home state of Maryland, we're faced with the same unfortunate predicament.

Sadly, history is not on our side. In the past 35 years or so, two states have made the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By gkr778
:thumbup::thumbup: When I read the thread...

:thumbup::thumbup:
When I read the thread title, my first thought was "only once a month!?" :D
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-12-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,170
Posted By gkr778
Thanks for the clarification, diablo2112. Here's...

Thanks for the clarification, diablo2112. Here's a quick comparison for MY 2009 335i and 335d from the NADA guide:

Base MSRP, new 335i: $40,100
Base MSRP, new 335d: $43,900 [note: $4,500 Eco...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-12-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,170
Posted By gkr778
ALG residual values after 60 months for 320i and...

ALG residual values after 60 months for 320i and 328d are 39% and 41%, respectively (link (http://www.cars.com/go/alg/index.jsp?makename=BMW&modelname=3+SERIES&year=2014)). A 5% delta in residuals...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-12-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,170
Posted By gkr778
That's indeed the more appropriate comparison. As...

That's indeed the more appropriate comparison. As mentioned by other Bimmerfest members, the '328' part of the 328d moniker is fake. Outside the U.S. and Canada, the 135 kW (180 hp) diesel F30 is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-12-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,170
Posted By gkr778
Here are torque/power curves for three variants...

Here are torque/power curves for three variants of the N47D20; the 135 kW version used in F30 should exhibit characteristics similar to the 130 kW unit shown in the graphic below.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-12-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 896
Posted By gkr778
jschnoor got the information he or she needed to...

jschnoor got the information he or she needed to make a decision, I guess. Sounds good to me. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,614
Posted By gkr778
Thirty people made homeless by the fire - yikes!...

Thirty people made homeless by the fire - yikes! :(
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By gkr778
Since you work in downtown Chicago, the following...

Since you work in downtown Chicago, the following establishment should be fairly convenient (it's in the South Loop area, near Soldier Field and the Museum Campus):

Auto Detail Chicago
1628 S...
Forum: European Delivery 04-10-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By gkr778
Bank of America just doesn't care, period - hence...

Bank of America just doesn't care, period - hence its atrocious customer service. In retail banking, there are a multitude of better choices.

One favorable alternative is Suntrust's Signature...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-10-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,614
Posted By gkr778
As a bonus, you don't have to worry about your...

As a bonus, you don't have to worry about your manservant parking next to a fire hydrant (I assume). ;)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 896
Posted By gkr778
If manual transmission is something you're...

If manual transmission is something you're considering, the gasoline powered version is a foregone conclusion in the U.S. market.

While BMW North America and BMW Canada deserve kudos for offering...
Forum: General BMW 04-08-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By gkr778
Good advice, coolmellowdude! One easy way for...

Good advice, coolmellowdude! One easy way for prospective customers to verify features and equipment is to enter the last seven characters into the bmwarchive.org VIN decoder:
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-06-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 981
Posted By gkr778
Style 393: 10.43 kg Style 397: 12 kg Style...

Style 393: 10.43 kg
Style 397: 12 kg
Style 400M: 11.78 kg front; 11.80 kg rear

Source 1 (http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/3), Source 2 (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=638352)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 981
Posted By gkr778
Like Nordique, I like the Style 398 18" wheels...

Like Nordique, I like the Style 398 18" wheels offered with Sport Package on the 320i because they include summer performance tires. Nevertheless, I would prefer 17" wheels equipped with summer...
Forum: European Delivery 04-04-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By gkr778
$30 goes a long way toward a nice gift item at...

$30 goes a long way toward a nice gift item at BMW Welt Shop, dinner, train tickets, etc.

My perspective? Bank of America isn't worthy of my (or anyone's) business. I closed my account there prior...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,379
Posted By gkr778
Beautiful 320i, beautiful scenery. Enjoy those...

Beautiful 320i, beautiful scenery. Enjoy those canyon drives - a ZSP equipped 320i is an ideal companion! :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-02-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,948
Posted By gkr778
227 replies and 7,420 views as of this posting....

227 replies and 7,420 views as of this posting. beware_phog accomplished the goal of "trolling" Bimmerfest forums very effectively. :bigpimp:
Forum: European Delivery 04-02-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By gkr778
Congratulations 9jabimmer! That's a special F10...

Congratulations 9jabimmer! That's a special F10 indeed. :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-01-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,379
Posted By gkr778
Both Camry and 3-Series are excellent choices,...

Both Camry and 3-Series are excellent choices, though only the V6 and Hybrid versions of the Camry earned top road test scores in Consumer Reports' evaluation of midsize sedans. The non-hybrid...
Forum: The Travel Forum 04-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By gkr778
Ah, got it. Thanks for clarifying, Gig103!...

Ah, got it. Thanks for clarifying, Gig103! :thumbup:

One interesting tidbit: NEXUS costs only $50 and it includes Global Entry privileges. The most notable downside compared to the regular Global...
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