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Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,240
Posted By solstice
Mike, totally different topic. Did you have time...

Mike, totally different topic. Did you have time to sample the HK audio? If so, what's your verdict compared to a few other systems out there BMW and other?
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-14-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,240
Posted By solstice
It seems like it. I never felt comfortable in any...

It seems like it. I never felt comfortable in any Benz so I don't test drive them any longer, in think I might need to though, their recent dominance in F1 has me intrigued and suspect great things...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-14-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,240
Posted By solstice
Porsche's sports cars are all EPS now.

Porsche's sports cars are all EPS now.
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,240
Posted By solstice
To me these early reviews has an eerie likeness...

To me these early reviews has an eerie likeness to when the 5 series went from the E60 to the F10. I made up apologies for the bad, focused on the good in reviews and went on with the purchase that...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-13-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,240
Posted By solstice
Hi Mike, nice compressed review. I think...

Hi Mike, nice compressed review.

I think I've read close to a dozen reviews from Portugal and this is the negatives that keep coming up:

1. The in cabin noise feel artificial and can become...
Forum: European Delivery 05-12-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By solstice
Yes, same solstice. I'm picking up first week of...

Yes, same solstice. I'm picking up first week of August so you'll beat me with over a month. Have fun!
Forum: European Delivery 05-11-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By solstice
Thanks for the tip of keeping the hotel receipt....

Thanks for the tip of keeping the hotel receipt. I plan to be at the Welt at 8:30am with a delivery an hour or so later then head for Bologna immediately so I will not have more than 6-8h from...
Forum: European Delivery 05-11-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By solstice
2011, yeah you should be safe! Perfect...

2011, yeah you should be safe! Perfect information and good tip, a big thanks!
Now it's just to try to avoid that those rear fender flares on our new M3 don't collect a couple scooters :rofl:
Forum: European Delivery 05-08-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By solstice
Thanks punjabind, that's very good information. I...

Thanks punjabind, that's very good information. I heard that the actual fine can take up to a year before you get it in the mail. How long ago was it since you visited Tuscany/Florence?
Forum: European Delivery 05-08-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By solstice
So, I got a reply from the hotel that I can enter...

So, I got a reply from the hotel that I can enter the ZTL to get to the hotel and they ( the hotel ) will communicate with the police from the reception. Hmmm...not sure I fully trust this but I...
Forum: European Delivery 05-07-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By solstice
Can we get ED license plate info in advance?

I saw this piece in the Wiki:

"Bologna now has a restricted traffic zone (ZTL) in the city center. You must make arrangements with your hotel 48 hours in advance to be authorized to enter."

We...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-07-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By solstice
I'm not taking delivery until August at the Welt....

I'm not taking delivery until August at the Welt. There should be enough time to get in a test drive before that. The reason I ordered now is that I like to do euro deliver in summer during our...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By solstice
Kind of. It's more of a mix of the N54 and the...

Kind of. It's more of a mix of the N54 and the N55. The S55 as it's called is twin turbo and single scroll as the N54 but has Valvetronic as the N55. There are other things done to it as well, one...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-06-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By solstice
The first reviews is on schedule for the first...

The first reviews is on schedule for the first week of May. I doubt you need to worry about anything related to the engine, chassi, handling etc. compared to the 5/6. If the engine isn't on par or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-05-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,065
Posted By solstice
I just put in my F80 order. It has every option I...

I just put in my F80 order. It has every option I have on my E90 M3 minus the DCT but plus these:

- HUD
- Full leather
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated rear seats
- Rear view camera

The US...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-29-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,503
Posted By solstice
Beautiful car bodonx and nice to see that you...

Beautiful car bodonx and nice to see that you finally got into a car that drive the way you want. Congrats!
I saw the new M3 at the Vancouver auto show and it looks nice, no idea how it will drive...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,468
Posted By solstice
Hehe, yeah that's totally alright. Just a matter...

Hehe, yeah that's totally alright. Just a matter of taste in shapes. However I don't think there is a confirmation on an M4GC yet. The M3 looks pretty butch with it's fender flares so personally I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By solstice
Why is a bribe? An advertisement in the rag? A...

Why is a bribe? An advertisement in the rag? A free car for a "long term test"? A couple of days at a European luxury resort with wine and dine while getting to track cars for free? An exclusive on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,468
Posted By solstice
I agree on all accounts.

I agree on all accounts.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,468
Posted By solstice
Get an M3 stripper, it isn't that much of a gap...

Get an M3 stripper, it isn't that much of a gap to a well appointed 4 GC. It will be worth it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By solstice
It seems that the dimensions of the 3 doesn't...

It seems that the dimensions of the 3 doesn't lend itself as well for a GC. The wider track, sleeker front and nicer rear is enough to make it worth the extra though but it's not nearly the stunner...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-31-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,512
Posted By solstice
If I didn't need the rear seat I'd rather have...

If I didn't need the rear seat I'd rather have the Cayman S but I wouldn't get it since I would realize my long over due desire to get into a 911 if that was the case. :)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-31-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,512
Posted By solstice
We have a 2013 Cayenne which I assume has the...

We have a 2013 Cayenne which I assume has the same steering system as the Panny. I fully agree with the precision and "thread it through a needle" comment. However compared to my M3 it's definitely a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-31-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,512
Posted By solstice
No it doesn't. However it's my least favorite...

No it doesn't. However it's my least favorite part of the car, especially when equipped with Servotronic. It's not bad but still a bit isolated. Not as bad as the F10 of all flavours but not...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,512
Posted By solstice
Porsche position the Panamera as a sporty...

Porsche position the Panamera as a sporty alternative to the 7-series and S-Klasse. It does such a superb job at it that it's a sportier drive than the 5 as well. If you don't mind the size and...
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