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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,544
Posted By aardvark
Haha, yes, it's like... 'Diet Coke... now...

Haha, yes, it's like... 'Diet Coke... now featuring sugar!'

But, seriously, kudos to BMW for offering a lot of choices!
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-18-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By aardvark
Well, as another moonroof-hater, allow me to...

Well, as another moonroof-hater, allow me to chime on this...

First of all, it's not about the money, so the fact that there's no credit for delete is of no consequence.

There are a bunch...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-09-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By aardvark
Uh, where's the obligatory central rear brake...

Uh, where's the obligatory central rear brake light?
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 11-11-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,334
Posted By aardvark
Frankly, I'd rather have a better engine than std...

Frankly, I'd rather have a better engine than std leather and a sunroof. I don't even like sunroofs.

Obviously, Audi is targeting a certain entry-level luxury buyer with the A3 sedan, and the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-26-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,613
Posted By aardvark
The main reason this comparison seems so bizarre...

The main reason this comparison seems so bizarre is that they're such different cars. One huge difference is size. The Taurus is one big freakin' car (203 inches long -- 20 inches longer than the...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 05-17-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,541
Posted By aardvark
Hard to say precisely, but my gut impression is...

Hard to say precisely, but my gut impression is that this vehicle is 2"-3" longer than the current 1er coupe, which would indeed bring it within in an inch or two of the e46 coupe. Maybe it just...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-27-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,482
Posted By aardvark
One thing that bugs me about Audi of America is...

One thing that bugs me about Audi of America is that they make things like leather and sunroof standard on even their most entry-level vehicles. I don't doubt that a majority of their buyers want...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-11-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,403
Posted By aardvark
That's a perfectly logical, rational, mature...

That's a perfectly logical, rational, mature approach... and boring as hell. ;)

There's something special about having a first-year model. It's fun. It's exciting. Your car has the latest and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-01-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,868
Posted By aardvark
I've been monitoring the nationwide ATS...

I've been monitoring the nationwide ATS inventory on cars.com. It's far from an exact method, but it's enough for me to know that your 90% estimate is off by miles.

At the moment, the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-01-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,868
Posted By aardvark
I agree with you that the 320i will put a huge...

I agree with you that the 320i will put a huge amount of pressure on the ATS, but you're absolutely wrong that 90% of ATS sales are the 2.5. Not even close. The 2.0 turbo is the best seller, as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-01-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,868
Posted By aardvark
The 320i will be more of a boon to sales than the...

The 320i will be more of a boon to sales than the F32.

With a sticker starting at $33K, the 320i is a true bargain and will be flying off the lots.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-08-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,956
Posted By aardvark
I agree. In a nutshell, no option pays for...

I agree.

In a nutshell, no option pays for itself on resale. In other words, in 3-5 years, you're not going to get $1,200 more for your car because it has a $1,200 option. If anyone tells you...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-24-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,337
Posted By aardvark
The new Camaro is a big car (length 190"), so you...

The new Camaro is a big car (length 190"), so you really can't compare it to a 1er. Heck, the Camaro is slightly longer than the 6-series! I'm not sure if I'd want to have to find a parking place...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-24-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,514
Posted By aardvark
I'm in San Francisco, and I've yet to see one "in...

I'm in San Francisco, and I've yet to see one "in the wild." And that surprises me. This is BMW country, and the streets are usually crawling with Munich's latest offering.

You know what new...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-06-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,196
Posted By aardvark
I think that the 1-series offers an EXCELLENT...

I think that the 1-series offers an EXCELLENT value. It may be overpriced elsewhere, but in the U.S., at least, it's a bargain.

Hell, at just under $30K, a bare-bones 128i is probably one of...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-15-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By aardvark
Yeah, the same seems to be true for virtually...

Yeah, the same seems to be true for virtually every other make and model that has switched to electric power steering. No matter what cars you're talking about (German, Japanese, American), the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-14-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,490
Posted By aardvark
Yeah, the moonroof (aka "glass sliding vent roof,...

Yeah, the moonroof (aka "glass sliding vent roof, electric") is optional rather than standard on all 1er coupes in Europe. See page 24 of their brochure......
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-08-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,923
Posted By aardvark
No. Not even the regular pricing for the 1er is...

No. Not even the regular pricing for the 1er is out yet.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-24-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,105
Posted By aardvark
Dude, you completely misinterpreted MY post. ...

Dude, you completely misinterpreted MY post. Mine was tongue-in-cheek, as I figured you knew that the Century was discontinued and were not seriously comparing the two. And, actually, there was a...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-24-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,105
Posted By aardvark
Personally, I think that BMW NA should offer a...

Personally, I think that BMW NA should offer a nice four-cylinder as the base engine in the 1 & 3 series, but a marketing decision was made half a decade or so ago that four-banger BMWs would no...
Forum: European Delivery 09-13-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,450
Posted By aardvark
Actually, when I have a new car, I remove those...

Actually, when I have a new car, I remove those paper inserts and also the dealer's frame, but thanks for the tip. I always appreciate "coolness" tips (sarcastic or otherwise) from people from...
Forum: European Delivery 09-13-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,450
Posted By aardvark
Okay, okay, you guys win. As someone who's been...

Okay, okay, you guys win. As someone who's been pulled over and ticketed by cops for petty violations, sportin' the tourist plates back home doesn't seem worth it to me, so it's not something I'll...
Forum: European Delivery 09-12-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,450
Posted By aardvark
What exactly is the point of driving around the...

What exactly is the point of driving around the Bay Area with German tourist plates on your car? Just to look cool? I can't imagine many folks even recognizing a German tourist plate let along...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-10-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,573
Posted By aardvark
A couple years ago, a BMWNA executive said...

A couple years ago, a BMWNA executive said something like, "Americans expect a real BMW to have six cylinders." That's their opinion and they're sticking to it. Personally, I disagree, as...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-05-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 9,490
Posted By aardvark
Moonroof/Sunroof shouldn't be standard. Yes,...

Moonroof/Sunroof shouldn't be standard. Yes, many if not most BMW buyers want them and love them, buy why alienate that substantial minority of buyers who really don't want them? Give the customer...
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