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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,372
Posted By chuck92116
There's Evidence BMW is Rethinking the RFT Strategy

I think the so called suspension tuning for run flats is marketing BS. I have had run flats and non run flats on the same car with no difference other than a slightly smoother ride over bumps.

If...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-06-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
Posted By chuck92116
Any reputable performance tire brand is quiet...

Any reputable performance tire brand is quiet when new regardless if it a run-flat or not. Tires get noisy over time. Generally starting after 10k miles and getting progressively noisier until they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-03-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By chuck92116
Love my 435 vert with MPPK. I had a 5, great...

Love my 435 vert with MPPK.

I had a 5, great car too. Not everyone is the type to enjoy smaller sports cars.




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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-18-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 27,596
Posted By chuck92116
Should not be an issue for any car brand really. ...

Should not be an issue for any car brand really.

If you can't afford repairs, you can't afford the car.

If you don't want unexpected car repair bills due to cash flow issues, some people opt to...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-16-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By chuck92116
Steering wheel audio controls

On the E46 for example, BMW made a different wheel for left hand drive market and audio controls were on the left.

I am not sure when they stopped offering two different wheels depending on left...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-11-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,824
Posted By chuck92116
My first BMW was a slightly used '97 M3 coupe. ...

My first BMW was a slightly used '97 M3 coupe. Hell of a first BMW car. :) 240HP and a 6 speed.

While I have tried different BMW models over the years, 540i, 645i, X6, 325, 330, etc. I find...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,513
Posted By chuck92116
Isn't active cruise kinda 1990's stuff? :dunno: ...

Isn't active cruise kinda 1990's stuff? :dunno:

BMW should have had self-driving cars by now like Tesla, Audi, etc.

I remember when they were ahead of the curve. What are they ahead of...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-04-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,406
Posted By chuck92116
My expensive ICE vehicle days are over. When my...

My expensive ICE vehicle days are over. When my vehicles die, they will all go electric. :D

Tesla or equivalent, 400+ mile range and short charge time are not too far off.

We are at 300+ mile...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-02-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,531
Posted By chuck92116
:rofl: Ya think?

:rofl: Ya think?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By chuck92116
Have you tried a different cable? Some of my...

Have you tried a different cable?

Some of my iPhone cables have wore out after a year or two of use and while he connections seem fine, I noticed they stop providing current to the phone randomly...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-31-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By chuck92116
Shouldn't the extended warranty be 6 year/100k?...

Shouldn't the extended warranty be 6 year/100k? Did you buy a 3rd party warranty or is BMW cheating out?


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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-31-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,899
Posted By chuck92116
+1 I would buy and hold a diesel long term as...

+1 I would buy and hold a diesel long term as that is the only way you come out ahead paying a premium for diesel engines and the engines are designed to run a very very long time. If you lease a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-31-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By chuck92116
If the brakes (pads and rotors) will get...

If the brakes (pads and rotors) will get replaced before Dec 2017, I would not get the maintenance. Other than oil changes and maybe a cabin filter, what else would they do?

If the brakes get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-31-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By chuck92116
Consumer Reports had an article a few years ago...

Consumer Reports had an article a few years ago that basically said this.

Warranty cost breakdown

1/3 Dealer profit
1/3 warranty company profit
1/3 put in reserves to service warranties.
...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 12-29-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By chuck92116
Looks beautiful. Love the blue. What...

Looks beautiful. Love the blue.

What protectant will they use?:dunno:
Forum: The Detail Department 12-29-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By chuck92116
Opti-Coat Pro+ Questions

Folks I am thinking about getting Opti-Coat Pro+ installed on a new black car here in San Diego and I running into significant price variances.

Can someone tell me what a fair price for the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-24-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,269
Posted By chuck92116
+1 BMW's 3/4 series beige leather, Coral...

+1

BMW's 3/4 series beige leather, Coral red (too pink), and brown are not very flattering shades. BMW seemed to reserve the nicer colors for the M's and 5 series on up. Although they seem to be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-24-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 32,485
Posted By chuck92116
I think it is more about reality. Regardless...

I think it is more about reality.

Regardless of income, a lot of people are living paycheck to paycheck in the U.S. . These people are financing or leasing cars who have little to no net worth.
...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 12-24-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,859
Posted By chuck92116
I am a big Apple fan. However, I think Apple Play...

I am a big Apple fan. However, I think Apple Play is too little too late.

I like what Lexus is doing by integrating Scout GPS link.

http://www.telenav.com/about/pr/pr-20160824.html :thumbup:
Forum: Off-Topic 12-24-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By chuck92116
OLED rocks! :thumbup: Very happy with mine. ...

OLED rocks! :thumbup: Very happy with mine.

But even more happy that I ripped out cable and went went OTA antenna and Tivo Bolt. :thumbup:

I hate 3D and avoid using that feature. So I never...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 32,485
Posted By chuck92116
As a consumer, if you don't see the value of a...

As a consumer, if you don't see the value of a product, you should by something you are comfortable, perhaps familiar with.

If you are purely shopping window stickers and 0-60 times, BMW,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,307
Posted By chuck92116
Gorgeous car, congrats!:thumbup:

Gorgeous car, congrats!:thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-17-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,540
Posted By chuck92116
It is interesting you say that. I test drove an...

It is interesting you say that. I test drove an i3 at a car show a few years back, my initial impression was golf cart. There was something whimsical about it as well; perhaps the design.

The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-15-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,540
Posted By chuck92116
Enjoy it while it lasts. Everything will be...

Enjoy it while it lasts. Everything will be electric before long and BMW is so far behind compared to Tesla.

I think a lot of existing car makes will be gone in 20 years due to self driving cars...
Forum: General BMW Questions 12-14-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By chuck92116
I have owned several BMWs over the years and the...

I have owned several BMWs over the years and the quality and reliability has improved significantly with each model cycle.

I can say without hesitation my current BMW is just as well built and...
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