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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By dorkus
i'm very close to getting an F31 diesel for a...

i'm very close to getting an F31 diesel for a cross-country move/road trip. will definitely be popping a Thule roof box on it. would you mind sharing some tips for bar placement to keep the wind...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-28-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By dorkus
hm. i think i read something a while back (maybe...

hm. i think i read something a while back (maybe in C&D) that the 5GT was actually cannibalizing sales from the 7 series though, particularly older customers who like the space and elevated seating...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-28-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By dorkus
yeah, it doesn't look like there are many '14s...

yeah, it doesn't look like there are many '14s left floating around, but a bunch of '15s that are clearly not moving (a few closer to you in VA, actually). sadly no one seems to be missing the 5...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-28-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By dorkus
it's beige sensatec. i want sensatec, but not...

it's beige sensatec. i want sensatec, but not beige. i wonder what genius ordered that one... no wonder it's been sitting around forever.

anyway it's a no-go all around, so moving on. thanks for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By dorkus
meh just realized that Orion Silver Metallic =...

meh just realized that Orion Silver Metallic = champagne gold. might be a no go... oh well!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By dorkus
good point, will definitely use that as a...

good point, will definitely use that as a negotiating point if i pursue. the MSRP was lower than i thought so the discount is not as steep, so the price has a ways to go before i'm willing to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By dorkus
i'm not too concerned with 109 hard miles. still...

i'm not too concerned with 109 hard miles. still better than a loaner car... will ask for full history just to be sure though.

currently offering it about $3k under invoice, but i can do better,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By dorkus
the discount is pretty significant, around 15% at...

the discount is pretty significant, around 15% at the moment.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By dorkus
Buying a floor model car?

I'm looking into a deeply discounted '14 F31 that has been a floor model for a long time, 109 miles. Any concerns/things I should watch out for, other than obvious stuff like scratches, making sure...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-08-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 42,058
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-22-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 26,620
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
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, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
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...
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