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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-28-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,512
Posted By MikeTerp
This must be the ten millionth "regular vs....

This must be the ten millionth "regular vs. premium gas" thread on this and other boards. Does anyone read their owner's manual anymore, or is it just more fun to ask Uncle Joe what kind of gas to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,661
Posted By MikeTerp
So they are going to dump it after a year and...

So they are going to dump it after a year and replace it with the B48. Going to be interesting to see how that motor unveils itself. Big shoes to fill from the N20.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,983
Posted By MikeTerp
Yep, cutting out one Big Mac per week would pay...

Yep, cutting out one Big Mac per week would pay the difference in cost of regular vs. premium fuel and also keep all those Bimmers suffering with cheap gas much happier.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-16-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,983
Posted By MikeTerp
Does anyone read their owner's manual anymore? ...

Does anyone read their owner's manual anymore? This is about the ten thousandth thread on grades of gas. BMW recommends premium fuel of at least 91 Octane for maximum performance and efficiency. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-16-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By MikeTerp
Wonder how many people come to BMW showrooms to...

Wonder how many people come to BMW showrooms to look at the 3GT and drive out in a 4GC? Some differences to be sure, but quite similar in many ways.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-05-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By MikeTerp
All wheel drive cars can truly be great in these...

All wheel drive cars can truly be great in these situations, but the same cannot always be said for the people driving them. Snow seems to bring out the macho factor in some people like almost no...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-28-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,905
Posted By MikeTerp
Drove one during their Christmas Sales Event. ...

Drove one during their Christmas Sales Event. Nice car with lots of nice bells and whistles; however, the back seat was a joke. The salesman bragged about how much more room the new model had...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-20-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,111
Posted By MikeTerp
Question: Is their any universal training that...

Question: Is their any universal training that BMW CAs go through (at least suggested by the company) or is it all dealer based?
When selling to the types of buyers who frequent boards like this,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-06-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,345
Posted By MikeTerp
Yes. Some years ago, several major brands...

Yes. Some years ago, several major brands (Exxon, Shell, BP, etc) pushed to create a new designation for gasoline that offered a true benefit to "normal" gasoline. Since the refining process was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-06-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,111
Posted By MikeTerp
What makes you say that the Audi has a better all...

What makes you say that the Audi has a better all wheel drive system? Yes, Quattro is more widely known and advertised, but I have never seen any authoritative assessment that it is "better" than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-02-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,561
Posted By MikeTerp
+1. Me too. I like the fact that the display...

+1. Me too. I like the fact that the display unit on my E90 is hooded. My wife's Prius was not hooded and became almost invisible in very bright sunlight. No matter the design of the current...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-02-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By MikeTerp
This. My guess (and of course that is all it...

This. My guess (and of course that is all it is) would be that the transmission is remaining in a higher gear (or starting out there for some reason). Can the OP verify that the trans is really...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-31-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,715
Posted By MikeTerp
Did you sit in the back seat? If so, then sat in...

Did you sit in the back seat? If so, then sat in an F30, you would have a different opinion. I think the C is a nice car, but even though Mercedes brags that they have increased rear leg room, it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-28-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,261
Posted By MikeTerp
Me too. I have been toying with getting a 2015...

Me too. I have been toying with getting a 2015 F30 or F36, but what I want would have to be ordered and at this stage would not arrive until fairly close to the SOP for the 2016s. I may just wait,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By MikeTerp
Outstanding! I am currently talking to a dealer...

Outstanding! I am currently talking to a dealer about buying one too, but want to find out if they have a production slot for the build or will I have to wait. If the latter, the delivery would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-20-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By MikeTerp
I think that if the price of diesel came down to...

I think that if the price of diesel came down to somewhere between regular and premium you would see the sales of diesel powered cars take off. Interesting that the stories that are written on this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,157
Posted By MikeTerp
This continues to be the single biggest reason...

This continues to be the single biggest reason that diesels have not caught on more in the USA. In most places, diesel is at least as expensive as premium and often more so. Many people who are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-18-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,716
Posted By MikeTerp
Costco, Top Tier gasoline. 93 Octane in Maryland....

Costco, Top Tier gasoline. 93 Octane in Maryland. When traveling, try to fill up with Shell, Exxon or BP, all Top Tier gas.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-18-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By MikeTerp
Are the Coupe and Gran Coupe built on separate...

Are the Coupe and Gran Coupe built on separate assembly lines? To me, and leaving engines out of it for now, it makes no sense whatsoever to facelift any of the 4's without doing them all at the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By MikeTerp
2016 F36 Production

When does 2015 production end and 2016 production start for the 4xx F36? I am interested in this car, but we have to be close to the end of MY2015 production and it may be worth waiting for the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,343
Posted By MikeTerp
For OP: Your car looks awesome! The 4 GC is at...

For OP: Your car looks awesome! The 4 GC is at the top of my list for a new ride.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,351
Posted By MikeTerp
God, RFTs are the worst. Take your pick, more...

God, RFTs are the worst. Take your pick, more noise, worse handling, more expensive, not as available, etc. After two tries with RFTs on my E90, I gave up at 20K and went to Michelin Pilot GFTs...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,003
Posted By MikeTerp
I spent quite a bit of time at the recent...

I spent quite a bit of time at the recent Baltimore auto show, going between the new C300, the 3 series and the 428GC. I am 6' and those worrying about rear seat room should immediately forget the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-29-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By MikeTerp
I have an 07 E90 with nearly 122K on the clock...

I have an 07 E90 with nearly 122K on the clock and other than early versions of RFTs (which were pure garbage and were abandoned early for Michelin GFTs), have done nothing except routine maintenance...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,261
Posted By MikeTerp
I'm not too worried about it either. Will be...

I'm not too worried about it either. Will be glad when some overall specs, EPA fuel numbers, etc start to be revealed. I think the 340 LCI will be fantastic.
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