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Forum: European Delivery 05-18-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By alewifebp
Mike Wendroff at Morristown would be much closer....

Mike Wendroff at Morristown would be much closer. From Boston, you can even get there pretty easily by train for the redelivery.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-14-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,055
Posted By alewifebp
I'm watching this thread closely. If this A/C...

I'm watching this thread closely. If this A/C issue is widespread, that would probably be a deal breaker. I had a W211 E Class, and that had some of the worst air conditioning in a car that I could...
Forum: European Delivery 05-12-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By alewifebp
AARP and ED?

Is the AARP discount stackable with the ED discount?
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-11-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,728
Posted By alewifebp
The interior electronics and interface is...

The interior electronics and interface is terrible on the E Class. iDrive was rightly chastised for the first few generations, but now it is simply the best at this point. COMAND not so much. And...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-08-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 20,088
Posted By alewifebp
They still would have won. COMAND is terrible in...

They still would have won. COMAND is terrible in comparison. The menu system on MMI is still a little lacking. But that Virtual Cockpit is excellent. I've spent some time playing around with it,...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-06-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,260
Posted By alewifebp
For May, the money factor on the E43 is extremely...

For May, the money factor on the E43 is extremely low with a decent residual. Surely the reports of the slow E Class sales are very true for the "AMG light" model to be going for a relative...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-02-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By alewifebp
The N63TU did solve most of the problems it...

The N63TU did solve most of the problems it seems. Besides being an oil burner, I've had no problems, and have not heard of any widespread issues with the 2014 LCI or later. Go with those, or a 535...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-02-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By alewifebp
One of the interesting things about BMW design is...

One of the interesting things about BMW design is this. We all say we want some dramatic change in design, but do we really? The E60 5 Series was a terrible design in my eyes. That was them trying...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-02-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By alewifebp
The things about some of those focus group items...

The things about some of those focus group items is that us enthusiasts even hate some of them. No one liked the double door pull, so I'm not going to lament losing that. They've taken some of...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-01-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By alewifebp
I've seen the Sportback in person, and driven the...

I've seen the Sportback in person, and driven the A5, although it would be the S5 Sportback for me. The Sportback has an impressive amount of rear seat room. I was very surprised. The only place...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-01-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 20,088
Posted By alewifebp
My friend just picked up a new 2017 Honda CR-V. ...

My friend just picked up a new 2017 Honda CR-V. You guessed it, this brand new model has a rather large hybrid display. The fuel and temperature are the hybrid portions, but the middle section with...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-30-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,852
Posted By alewifebp
You can see this with the recent moves that they...

You can see this with the recent moves that they were trying to implement. The MRM (max residualable MSRP) and tiered residuals for higher optioned cars, since they don't make them back on the used...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-29-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 20,088
Posted By alewifebp
I read that too. I'm pretty sure the situation...

I read that too. I'm pretty sure the situation will be the same as the 5. Full digital in other markets, hybrid in the US.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-24-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 20,088
Posted By alewifebp
I test drove an Audi Q5 and A5 over the weekend. ...

I test drove an Audi Q5 and A5 over the weekend. The virtual cockpit dash they have is extremely nice, and has a lot of options for customization. Since they are offering that in the A3 on up, it...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-22-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,260
Posted By alewifebp
That's my main fear as to what I will lose with...

That's my main fear as to what I will lose with the 6 cylinder choices of the 540 and E43. Sure on paper they show very impressive figures. Particularly those 0-60 runs. The F10, particularly in...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-22-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By alewifebp
I was at the tour today as well. If it is paint,...

I was at the tour today as well. If it is paint, I'd be very confident that the job will be done very well and as good as factory. They have to color match it anyway, since there are slight...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-22-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,725
Posted By alewifebp
Like Etihad "apartment" flight ground...

Like Etihad "apartment" flight ground transportation, two Range Rovers follow me. One for the stuff, the other to hold the Range Rover engineers to fix the thing when it eventually breaks.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-21-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,725
Posted By alewifebp
If I need to put anything in my trunk, I have a...

If I need to put anything in my trunk, I have a Range Rover follow me and bring whatever I wanted to carry.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-14-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,300
Posted By alewifebp
I was at the Auto-X event at the Ultimate Drive...

I was at the Auto-X event at the Ultimate Drive event, so I got to sit in the back. The wheel exists for the rear passengers, whereas it was not available in the F10 like that. What BMW giveth, BMW...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-14-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 48,270
Posted By alewifebp
That's what I thought when reading what he said. ...

That's what I thought when reading what he said. The less than ringing endorsement of his former place of employment was also telling.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 04-12-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By alewifebp
I'll be going to UDE on Friday and the auto show...

I'll be going to UDE on Friday and the auto show on Saturday. I'll see what, if anything, is offered.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-11-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 20,278
Posted By alewifebp
It's part of the puzzle, yes. Loyalty is a two...

It's part of the puzzle, yes. Loyalty is a two way street. I'm being loyal to them. They need to continue to give me good products, good service, a good experience, and yes, a good price.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-11-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 20,278
Posted By alewifebp
Exactly, more or less what I was saying as well. ...

Exactly, more or less what I was saying as well. People on this board (and others like it), are a minority, but we are also the most vocal. We certainly are a hard bunch to please, and I'm sure...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-10-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 20,278
Posted By alewifebp
That's an interesting perspective. Many have...

That's an interesting perspective. Many have talked on here in the past how some of the big national dealer chains have been putting pressure on corporate to do just that. Take away the ability for...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-09-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 20,278
Posted By alewifebp
Thinking from the mind of a BMW dealer (I am not...

Thinking from the mind of a BMW dealer (I am not one)

If I owned a small BMW dealer, or even a midsize dealer, I'd be asking myself a few questions. One, you, BMW NA, has accustomed us to a high...
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