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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-11-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By cblandin
Ouch, 14 miles is worse than I had hoped, but not...

Ouch, 14 miles is worse than I had hoped, but not surprising since it is heavier than the A3 E-tron and has about the same size battery if I remember correctly (note: A3 gets either 16 or 17 miles...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-06-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By cblandin
BMW 330e - when will we see it?

So, I've read the 330e is supposed to hit U.S. showrooms in Q1 of this year, but given that we are about to hit the second week of March, and it isn't even available to build on BMWUSA that seems...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-28-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,586
Posted By cblandin
I saw that too. Definitely a bummer. I had...

I saw that too. Definitely a bummer. I had hoped this car, like the AH3, could be optioned with all the M-Sport goodness, especially since BMW still touts its performance, but apparently not. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-12-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By cblandin
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By cblandin
As I do some more research, it looks like the...

As I do some more research, it looks like the 330e and the 2017 X3 PHEV may get the 177hp 4 cylinder and the X5 PHEV (and maybe 7 series PHEV) will get the 240hp derivative.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By cblandin
330e Plug-in Hybrid Questions

All,

A couple of questions that perhaps some of you insiders can answer around the new 330e plug-in Hybrid

1. Will it have a 3 or 4 cylinder turbo? I am assuming the latter, and further...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,368
Posted By cblandin
Sold my M5 to get a Volt...my lease is up in a...

Sold my M5 to get a Volt...my lease is up in a year, and its hard to even consider going back to a full gas powered car. The Model S is a rocket and feels like a big German (amazing considering how...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,444
Posted By cblandin
Agree 100%. As a Volt owner, I'm in the same...

Agree 100%. As a Volt owner, I'm in the same spot. After 24 months in the Volt, I really like it BUT am looking for a sportier replacement. While I like the i3, and can get past the awkward looks,...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 04-25-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,329
Posted By cblandin
Volt Owner Test Drives i3...

Sold my E39 M5 21 months ago to lease a Volt....Test drove an i3 last Saturday...

My "car guy" review posted over on GM-volt.com:
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-30-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,554
Posted By cblandin
Use an online service. You can get a cheaper...

Use an online service. You can get a cheaper report for about $60. The calculation is derived froma number of things including the value of the car and amount of the damage. Your damage is pretty...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-01-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By cblandin
Check this out:...

Check this out: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=177
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-28-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,858
Posted By cblandin
I do totally believe they key to getting people...

I do totally believe they key to getting people to buy EVs is to have people DRIVE EVs. The general misconceptions start to melt away with just a little seat time. I look forward to the day where...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,858
Posted By cblandin
A buddy of mine has a CTS-V 2nd gen, 556 hp). ...

A buddy of mine has a CTS-V 2nd gen, 556 hp). unbeknownst to me he test drove the P85 a week before I did and indicated it felt faster than his V. He is now looking to get a Ford Focus Electric...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-25-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,858
Posted By cblandin
Sorry KA, ICE is Internal Combustion Engine. ...

Sorry KA, ICE is Internal Combustion Engine. I've been on the Volt forum so long now, I forget all the EV (Electric Vehicle) jargon isn't common everywhere else. The Volt is actually an...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-25-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,858
Posted By cblandin
Not sure about KA, but I signed up for info on...

Not sure about KA, but I signed up for info on the Tesla site and got invited to schedule a test drive a while later out of the blue. I even forwarded it to a couple of friends who signed up as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,858
Posted By cblandin
Test drove the 85 kwh version a couple of weeks...

Test drove the 85 kwh version a couple of weeks before Christmas. A lot of my thoughts mirror your own. My review on the Volt forum:...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-17-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By cblandin
Didn't tighten stuff up before the weight was...

Didn't tighten stuff up before the weight was back on it right?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-17-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 12,421
Posted By cblandin
How about the Volvo S60 - preferably in T6...

How about the Volvo S60 - preferably in T6 R-Design trim...325 hp / 354 lbs feet or AWD torque. We cross-shopped the Audi Q5 / BMW X3 / Volvo XC60 and the R-Design Volvo (in passion red of course)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,564
Posted By cblandin
A few years ago I cross-shopped used 2005 Pontiac...

A few years ago I cross-shopped used 2005 Pontiac GTOs (aka the Holden Monaro) with the 400 hp 6 speed LS2 against 2001-2003 used E39 M5s. I have always been a Pontiac fan (multiple Firebirds), and...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 01-10-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By cblandin
It's probably more like $50K (or even $55k) once...

It's probably more like $50K (or even $55k) once you start running it through the configurator (especially if you want the rEx, leather, tech, etc.). Sure, you get the $7500 rebate (assuming you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 48,459
Posted By cblandin
Ditto BJ and Beden. I live in a town adjacent to...

Ditto BJ and Beden. I live in a town adjacent to a somewhat wealthy suburb....saw my second Lambo Aventador the other day for Pete's sake! 5 series appear to be the preferred ride for the trophy...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-03-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 48,459
Posted By cblandin
THIS is my biggest complaint in cars with "harder...

THIS is my biggest complaint in cars with "harder plastic" interiors (note: I do not own an F30 as a disclaimer). It isn't limited to BMW though - it is rampant in the auto industry. Start reading...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 48,459
Posted By cblandin
Joe, Is it possible your 5 series ownership...

Joe,

Is it possible your 5 series ownership has sort of skewed your expectations of the 3 series? Like you I've had (sold mine) and E39 M5 and I also had an E39 530i. The step up in luxury on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,463
Posted By cblandin
Very nice. Reminds me quite a bit of the caramel...

Very nice. Reminds me quite a bit of the caramel interior on my old M5:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-xuwHiFTpO0g/T9OmL0RBW8I/AAAAAAAACPI/4nyvQpwTsIw/s1024/DSC_0017.JPG
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Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 01-01-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By cblandin
$54K optioned similar to my Volt (range extender,...

$54K optioned similar to my Volt (range extender, NAV, heated seats, upgrade wheels, etc.) is a tough pill to swallow, but consistent with what I expected from BMW with their usual $10K worth of...
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