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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-02-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By dsackman
Exactly... You have paid close $25,000 to...

Exactly...

You have paid close $25,000 to reduce the value of the car by a mere ~$17,000. The rest ($8,000) you gave to the financing company. That is the way a lease works. You only pay for the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-02-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By dsackman
Why put money down on a lease? That money is...

Why put money down on a lease? That money is straight out the door never to be recouped again. All it does is to reduce the amount financed. You will be better off to put that money in the bank and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-20-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,165
Posted By dsackman
I even went so far as to buy one for my wife,...

I even went so far as to buy one for my wife, just assuming that the 2012 328 will be a real BMW. Well, she has taken over my Golf TDI, I got to drive the Audi Q5 every day now and I am looking for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-12-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,479
Posted By dsackman
That data is actually quite meaningless. It only...

That data is actually quite meaningless. It only shows absolute growth, and does not show relative growth against the overall market and economy.

Interesting also that the YTD motorcycle growth...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-24-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By dsackman
:) Actually, it is "Give me a break", not...

:) Actually, it is "Give me a break", not "brake". :)


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-23-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By dsackman
LOL. Regular school might also help to...

LOL. Regular school might also help to distinguish between brakes and breaks. :) :)


Funny that he/she is concerned about hills and uses a handle "Kilimanjaro", the highest mountain in Africa. :)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-28-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By dsackman
Mine was made in Germany and has many of the type...

Mine was made in Germany and has many of the type of problems you are experiencing. I could not be bothered as I will be getting rid of the car anyway. Cannot live with supporting a car manufacturer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-13-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 59,191
Posted By dsackman
Many years of BMW ownership arrogance and the...

Many years of BMW ownership arrogance and the image that it portrayed, and as HokieDriver stated, BMWs are dime a dozen here in southern California. Nothing special.

It does appear as if BMW had...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-01-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By dsackman
Coolant issue

I have not seen this mentioned here before, but there appears to be an issue with some coolant expansion tanks. My 328 (Feb, 2012 delivery) indicated low coolant level and we took her in.

BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-27-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,551
Posted By dsackman
Thank you for stating the facts and correcting...

Thank you for stating the facts and correcting the misconceptions. Highlights above are mine.

This will replace my 328 when it comes available, probably early 2014. My Audi dealer knows I am first...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-26-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,551
Posted By dsackman
Sound advice all. You may even consider the Audi...

Sound advice all. You may even consider the Audi Q5 if you have 6' tall friend and family. I am 6' and the Q5 is a lot easier to get a comfortable driving position than the A4. The Q5 does not cost a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-25-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 10,049
Posted By dsackman
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-21-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 10,049
Posted By dsackman
Just a pity BMW does not offer Google maps and...

Just a pity BMW does not offer Google maps and POI search integration. Other cars actually become a WiFi hot spot, and they have al the technology features available in a BMW.

HUD is a total loss....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-21-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,041
Posted By dsackman
Ek is 'n Kapenaar wat nou in Los Angeles woon. ...

Ek is 'n Kapenaar wat nou in Los Angeles woon.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-20-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,041
Posted By dsackman
Ja jong. Julle mense wat daar aan die ander kant...

Ja jong. Julle mense wat daar aan die ander kant van die wereld woon weet mos nie hoe om te vergelyk nie :) :)



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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-19-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,041
Posted By dsackman
That motor is indeed a beaut :thumbup: Far...

That motor is indeed a beaut :thumbup: Far superior than the 3.2 it replaced and is used in different tune for a number of different models in the Audi lineup.
Audi basically has two mainstream...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-19-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,041
Posted By dsackman
I drive a Q5 with the 3.0T motor and it is faster...

I drive a Q5 with the 3.0T motor and it is faster than the 328, in the same way the X335 is faster than the A4/5. The 335 is faster than the Q5 3.0T, and the 328 is faster then the Q5 2.0T. The A3...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-18-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,041
Posted By dsackman
I absolutely agree with you. It is indeed about...

I absolutely agree with you. It is indeed about the experience... You should try it, especially if the 0-60 is included.




Indeed. The Q5 runs on the same mechanicals as the A4 and the A5....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-18-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,041
Posted By dsackman
... and I still relish the look on a 328 driver's...

... and I still relish the look on a 328 driver's face when I smoked him in my Audi Q5 :D:D

Then I did it again to a different one and they did not know what hit them.

Priceless...



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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,505
Posted By dsackman
Corrected to reflect the truth :) :) .

Corrected to reflect the truth :) :)


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-16-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,505
Posted By dsackman
You mean that BMW must maintain a comfortable...

You mean that BMW must maintain a comfortable service lounge for people bringing their cars for warranty service?

I would rather have a car that does not need the luxuries to placate irate car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-16-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,505
Posted By dsackman
... and a Rolls Royce is a rebadged BMW....

... and a Rolls Royce is a rebadged BMW. :rofl::rofl::rofl:


That guy is just too much... I just spluttered my keyboard laughing at his utterings.

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-15-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,505
Posted By dsackman
The Q7, Touareg and Cayenne share the same...

The Q7, Touareg and Cayenne share the same foundation and many components.

So does the R8 and the Bugatti share components, all with a sprinkling of Lamborghini and Bentley throw in and built with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-15-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,505
Posted By dsackman
Great article. This basically sums it up: " ...

Great article. This basically sums it up:

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•Explosive acceleration
•Unstoppable force of mechanical excellence
•Transmission is a model of perfection
•Effortlessly straightens the twistiest...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-15-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By dsackman
Yesterday the car claimed that the coolant level...

Yesterday the car claimed that the coolant level was low - why at 10,000 miles I do not know, and my wife took her (the car) in for a top-up.

She asked the service advisor about the dimples/dents...
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