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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 229
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Posted By jimpal
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
Oh, you're back. I'm wondering what the owner of...

Oh, you're back. I'm wondering what the owner of a beautiful 6-er and an INFINITI is doing wasting his/her time trolling a 3 Sports Wagon site? Not enough to do? As you can see, we are mostly all...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2016, 04:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
Did you read the other postings? As OP for this...

Did you read the other postings? As OP for this thread, I have, and I don't recall that anyone suggested the 3-wagon takes the place of a SUV. Quite the opposite, the wagon is for people who want a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
I have not, but will. Thanks for the info.

I have not, but will. Thanks for the info.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
Please don't take offense. It was just a little...

Please don't take offense. It was just a little needle. In fact I have learned a great deal about potential replacements for my 3-wagon, if need be, from all of the comments your posting generated....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
As OP for this thread I simply never imagined it...

As OP for this thread I simply never imagined it would devolve to a discussion of Subaru Outbacks. :dunno:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
I agree. I am daily surrounded by Lexus...

I agree.

I am daily surrounded by Lexus RX350's, Honda CRV's, Cadillac whatever, etc., etc. This 3-wagon rarity is one of the things I enjoy most, although I agree with your other list of good...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
I appreciate your thoughtful analysis, but I...

I appreciate your thoughtful analysis, but I think you just proved that BMW does in fact have a strategic direction for the 3 wagon: to just not sell them in the U.S.

The 3 wagon is a European...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
Not sure I agree, but you could be right. :dunno:...

Not sure I agree, but you could be right. :dunno:

I've been pleasantly surprised at how well-balanced mine feels with that little high-torque 4-banger and the wonderful 8-speed auto. Not a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
Seems like you could be right. Since wagons have...

Seems like you could be right. Since wagons have high popularity in Europe, why couldn't they easily continue to be imported to the U.S? And, wagon owners would have German-made cars rather than the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,017
Posted By jimpal
The End of the 3-series Sports Wagon

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=568114&stc=1&d=1466615089

Interesting, if upsetting, article. Sob!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,823
Posted By jimpal
Totally agree. This is the best way to go.

Totally agree. This is the best way to go.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-30-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,886
Posted By jimpal
He's smarter than most of us. A couple of weeks...

He's smarter than most of us. A couple of weeks ago I got a helluva ticket on I-95 in North Carolina for doing 80. At age 79 I should know better too. Maybe a bit slower now, but at least he and I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 36,784
Posted By jimpal
Agree. Again opinion, but the longer I have my...

Agree. Again opinion, but the longer I have my four-banger the more I appreciate it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 36,784
Posted By jimpal
IMO Wagons are much better looking. Shorter...

IMO Wagons are much better looking. Shorter wheelbase makes for more nimble maneuvering, too. Again IMO, the only justification for the GT over the Wagon is if you must have more rear seat room.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-24-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,886
Posted By jimpal
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,886
Posted By jimpal
79 here. Looks like I am the longevity champ on...

79 here. Looks like I am the longevity champ on this thread.

After a 6 and four 5's, I now have a 3 Sports Wagon. I've loved them all, but watched the 5's grow over the years to the point that I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,596
Posted By jimpal
Agree about the nonsense, and I have had even...

Agree about the nonsense, and I have had even better experience. I've had six BMW's since 1989, and never had to add a drop of oil to any of them. I did have them routinely serviced as scheduled, and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,654
Posted By jimpal
In my experience it depends on the dealer. My...

In my experience it depends on the dealer. My last two leases were "pulled ahead" by my dealer in Minneapolis in such a seamless way that there was no big deal about it. The CA simply said we can...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-15-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By jimpal
In Tidewater Virginia: 554760

In Tidewater Virginia:

554760
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-08-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By jimpal
My car can be noisy, but depends on the road...

My car can be noisy, but depends on the road surface. Does your car have Pirelli runflats? Mine does, and posters on other threads here have also found them noisy. On some surfaces at 70 mph I find...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-20-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 36,784
Posted By jimpal
Mine is gasoline version. Don't do my own...

Mine is gasoline version. Don't do my own maintenance, so can't help with that. No orange peel problem with my Imperial Blue. Love the car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-11-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By jimpal
I think you have hit it, with the most likely...

I think you have hit it, with the most likely cause being my wife's key settings causing the problem. The thing I don't understand is why that happened? She never unlocks the car from the driver's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By jimpal
No offense taken. And I appreciate your input....

No offense taken. And I appreciate your input. The question for me is why the car would recognize my wife's key on startup rather than mine, if that's the cause, after hundreds of times starting up...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By jimpal
Thank you all for your pertinent and...

Thank you all for your pertinent and knowledgeable suggestions. I have just completed the homework (carwork?) you assigned. Here are the results:

Low battery? No, don't think so. I had been...
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