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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By chiefneil
I'd wait if you want the benefits of an LCI. But...

I'd wait if you want the benefits of an LCI. But the power bump is so modest and already available via MPPK that I wouldn't let that be the deciding factor.

LCI for the 4-series might also lag the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-25-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By chiefneil
I haven't noticed any haze at all either. By...

I haven't noticed any haze at all either. By contrast, our X5 has Suntek CXP and that tint does have a bit of a hazy look to it, especially at an angle.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By chiefneil
75% and higher is practically invisible unless...

75% and higher is practically invisible unless you're looking specifically for it. In that range I think there's also Air Blue, Photosync, and 3M. Photosync seems to be the most popular with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-25-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By chiefneil
Personally I think the regular auto is just fine,...

Personally I think the regular auto is just fine, but I'm not a speed demon. It depends on your priorities I think. If I had to choose between HK audio vs Sport AT, I'd choose the HK. Others looking...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By chiefneil
Yup, Crystalline 40.

Yup, Crystalline 40.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-24-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By chiefneil
Yeah, it doesn't seem like it should make us feel...

Yeah, it doesn't seem like it should make us feel all squirrely, but it does. It's like heart transplant surgery, I guess. Any issues with the heart of the car makes us all nervous.

On a practical...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-23-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By chiefneil
Crystalline has a different color as you get...

Crystalline has a different color as you get progressively darker. The lighter ones are more gray, but the 40% has a pretty distinctive bronze tone when viewed against a white background. With my tan...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By chiefneil
If you need to actually use the backseats get the...

If you need to actually use the backseats get the GC. Otherwise get the M235i.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-22-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 849
Posted By chiefneil
The insurance industry seems to operate in an...

The insurance industry seems to operate in an opposite manner from every other customer-dependent company. Other companies care about customer retention and keeping them for repeat business.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,540
Posted By chiefneil
This is why I usually negotiate price over email...

This is why I usually negotiate price over email or phone. Although the one or two times I did it in person was pretty painless.

Next time just tell the CA, "I'll think about it and call you." And...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,540
Posted By chiefneil
I don't know if it's a vibe I give off or what,...

I don't know if it's a vibe I give off or what, but my last two encounters with finance guys went really fast. With our X5 he almost immediately showed us his list prices and his bottom line prices,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By chiefneil
Ah, that makes sense. I'll take a closer look the...

Ah, that makes sense. I'll take a closer look the next time I'm in the car. It seems odd that the CBS isn't actually putting up a visible warning since it knows I'm due based on time, but I'll chalk...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By chiefneil
Conflicting CBS vs iDrive service notice

My computer-based service (the one that shows in the dashboard when you start the car) shows another ~4k miles to my first service. I bought the car at the end of October and I'm at 7500 miles and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By chiefneil
It's been a while since I fiddled with that, but...

It's been a while since I fiddled with that, but I seem to recall it being for ambient cabin lighting. Keep an eye on your radio controls and door arm rests while adjusting it in the dark and you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By chiefneil
Ever since my first new car out of college looked...

Ever since my first new car out of college looked like it had been sandblasted after a few years, I've gotten the clear bra on every car I've owned.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,183
Posted By chiefneil
Different parts of the country experience...

Different parts of the country experience different weather. I have no interest in heated seats but I could see someone living in the NE claiming they're a necessity. Below is a picture of a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By chiefneil
Do you not get 4/50 free maintenance in Canada?

Do you not get 4/50 free maintenance in Canada?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,183
Posted By chiefneil
My CA and I were commiserating over this exact...

My CA and I were commiserating over this exact thing during my test drive. There'd be a 99% uptake on that feature in Phoenix!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,203
Posted By chiefneil
I think that's the strategy Caddy and Lexus have...

I think that's the strategy Caddy and Lexus have been pursuing with the ATS and IS. It's a long haul to build up a reputation from scratch but I think they're getting close to seeing a payoff. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,203
Posted By chiefneil
What's kind of funny is that if you look at...

What's kind of funny is that if you look at profitability, you can just about take the same chart and swap the labels between Apple and Android. Android is kind of like GM in the 90's with huge...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,560
Posted By chiefneil
During break-in the rings are getting mated to...

During break-in the rings are getting mated to the cylinders. The rings are slightly springy; a little flexible but not too flexible. Exhaust gasses push the rings out so they rub against the scoring...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By chiefneil
Nope, haven't noticed it at all. In fact when I...

Nope, haven't noticed it at all. In fact when I drove my E46 sport for the first time in months recently I was reminded all over again how compliant my F30 is in comfort mode.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-03-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By chiefneil
I had 17" on my E46 and was concerned about going...

I had 17" on my E46 and was concerned about going with 19" on my 335i. It turned out to be fine, the ride in comfort is softer than my E46, and firmer in sport mode (I have DHP).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By chiefneil
Sucks man. I finally managed to scratch a wheel a...

Sucks man. I finally managed to scratch a wheel a few weeks ago too. Pulling out of an end spot, turned the wheel too soon and scraped the curb. The damage looks way worse than I thought it would be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By chiefneil
RWD m-sport MY15's with m-sport brakes don't have...

RWD m-sport MY15's with m-sport brakes don't have fogs.
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