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Forum: Off-Topic Today, 03:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,037
Posted By swajames
Everyone has good and bad individual data points...

Everyone has good and bad individual data points on plenty of cars that contrast with the surveys and general perceptions. My experience of Jaguar quality/reliability has been good - my F Type has...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-20-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,037
Posted By swajames
I went from two 911s to my current F Type and the...

I went from two 911s to my current F Type and the Jaguar is far more enjoyable to own and drive. It's a fantastic car. I obviously had quality and reliability concerns but my car has been on a par...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-21-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,097
Posted By swajames
You've already had the best advice. Cancel the...

You've already had the best advice. Cancel the order and walk away. They will either give you what you want, or you can get another car.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-27-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By swajames
I'm about the same on miles as you, and have used...

I'm about the same on miles as you, and have used TMO in the last year all over the U.S., much of Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Canada and didn't...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-02-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By swajames
I've had XF loaners when my F Type was in for its...

I've had XF loaners when my F Type was in for its service and it's a very good car. Very strong powertrains, solid design, good programming on the ZF 8 speed and a genuinely solid ride/handling...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By swajames
Deezer Elite (and of course Sonos) are excellent,...

Deezer Elite (and of course Sonos) are excellent, although I believe that the Deezer launch in the US is a soft launch and only available via Sonos in the short term. The uncompressed audio is...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-15-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By swajames
Most airlines already have policies requiring...

Most airlines already have policies requiring passengers who cannot reasonably occupy one seat to purchase two adjacent seats.

If your seatmate can't fit into his or her seat, you should raise it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-26-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By swajames
BMW and Audi were virtually tied for global sales...

BMW and Audi were virtually tied for global sales through July - 1.03 million BMWs to 1.01m Audis.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-26-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,000
Posted By swajames
Did the ultimate drive at my local dealer last...

Did the ultimate drive at my local dealer last week and one of the cars I drove was a new C350. My observations mirror yours, the interior is indeed pretty nice, and the engine is pretty good. The...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-26-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,972
Posted By swajames
The only thing to add to the other good advice in...

The only thing to add to the other good advice in the thread is that I've always taken a simple view on this and it's never let me down - regardless of whether you're paying cash, leasing or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-05-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 17,632
Posted By swajames
Cars here do tend to be cheaper, that's true, but...

Cars here do tend to be cheaper, that's true, but do keep in mind that US prices exclude tax, whereas EU prices will include VAT and other taxes so it's not always easy to make price comparisons.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By swajames
That's a great read. Fantastic review as always...

That's a great read. Fantastic review as always :thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,215
Posted By swajames
You know, this may very well be the single most...

You know, this may very well be the single most self-important, self aggrandizing and knock it out of the ********* park post ever seen on Bimmerfest.

That's quite some achievement, Sir.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,215
Posted By swajames
way to totally miss the primary reason why...

way to totally miss the primary reason why leasing makes sense for a new BMW....

BMW artificially inflates the residuals and essentially gives away the money.

This is why BMW leases are so...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By swajames
No opinion on whether your price was a good one...

No opinion on whether your price was a good one or not, but once you've already written the check the best thing to do is enjoy your car and forget about what you paid. Congrats on the new car.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-09-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By swajames
Thanks!!! Here's a pic of my car taken at a...

Thanks!!! Here's a pic of my car taken at a NorCal/SoCal BMW meet and greet/drive in San Luis Obispo a few weeks ago.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-09-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By swajames
I have had an XF loaner and it was a pretty good...

I have had an XF loaner and it was a pretty good car albeit the current generation is indeed behind the F10 in a few respects. It's actually a very good driving car though - ride and handling are...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,790
Posted By swajames
I've only ever given 10s. Even if there were...

I've only ever given 10s. Even if there were some minor wrinkles, I'd always give the dealership the chance to work out anything that might have caused an honest survey to be less than 10 and have...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,235
Posted By swajames
Moving the infotainment and nav processing to the...

Moving the infotainment and nav processing to the phone is the clear way forward. Future updates should be as simple as an OS or app upgrade so if this is implemented properly, your car's...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 27,441
Posted By swajames
Somewhat unrelated, but I'm buying a car for my...

Somewhat unrelated, but I'm buying a car for my son and looked at the 2014 Sonata amongst others this afternoon. Have to say, it was a decent drive for what it is and it's a ton of car for the money.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 27,441
Posted By swajames
Dunderhi, you're my kind of car guy :thumbup:

Dunderhi, you're my kind of car guy :thumbup:
Forum: Off-Topic 02-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,344
Posted By swajames
Anyone on any carrier owes a debt to T Mobile for...

Anyone on any carrier owes a debt to T Mobile for changing the industry and forcing the others to respond. Absent T Mobile, prices weren't going to trend in any direction other than up....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By swajames
What we have is proof that one person inflated...

What we have is proof that one person inflated numbers for one car for an award that nobody in the US pays any attention to.... We don't yet know why, but for the US market it's pretty much...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-29-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,470
Posted By swajames
I was caught in this too. Delayed getting in...

I was caught in this too. Delayed getting in and arrived at Atlanta at 6:30pm and picked up my car service at 7pm. We arrived at our hotel at 6am.... For three to four hours at one point we...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,726
Posted By swajames
Interesting footage of a P85 at the drag strip...

Interesting footage of a P85 at the drag strip against a new C7 Corvette

Be under no illusion - the Tesla is one very rapid car

http://youtu.be/VOqWlOrlkIg
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