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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 11:31 AM
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Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

I Googled the Macan.

Don't want one.

I also do not want a 4 door of any size shape or description.

It will be either a coupe or a convertible.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 10:20 AM
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Views: 182
Posted By captainaudio
Sports/ZSP Suspension Runners: How satisfied are you?

The 2007 sport suspension was very poorly sorted out. It was way too stiff and made the car bounce around all over the place on poor road surfaces.
It was ok on smooth surfaces and I had no issues...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 10:12 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

And based on what we have learned here most 3 Series drivers are not.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 10:05 AM
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Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

The valets here tend to park some of the more upscale cars like Ferrari, Bentley, etc. right in front of the main entrance.

Yesterday there were a couple of AMGs, a Rolls and a 6 Series...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 241
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Posted By captainaudio
In certain areas the 7 is quite common. I see a...

In certain areas the 7 is quite common. I see a lot of them in NYC and a lot of them here in Boca. I think it probably sells very well for a large luxury sedan and is probably very profitable for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 241
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Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

A good friend who is a member here replaced his MT 335 XDrive with an M235 MT and he really likes it. A few weeks ago he drove my E93 and commented on how much he likes the steering feel but he...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

If you do you need a new crystal ball

Or maybe not!

What the hell I'll check one out.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 08:17 AM
Replies: 241
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Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

I have no loyalty whatsoever to BMW and I will jump brands in a heartbeat If I find something I like better.

A GC is not even a remote possibility for me but I think you made a great choice based...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 07:42 AM
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Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

As much as I like the F Type it may be to impractical for my needs because at $500/mo per parking space I don't want more than one car NYC and I do use the car for Costco runs.
At one point it made...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 07:36 AM
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Posted By captainaudio
I have zero interest in a 4 Series Grand Coupe. ...

I have zero interest in a 4 Series Grand Coupe. Nice car but not for me.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 05:49 AM
Replies: 241
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Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

A good number of the highest performing cars available today are AWD, many are hybrids and few are available with MT.

I understand that the majority of buyers are looking for a comfortable and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

To qualify for the list a car has to be substantially updated or on the previous years list. There is also a price cap which I think is 2.5 times the average price of a new car. I believe that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By captainaudio
Sports/ZSP Suspension Runners: How satisfied are you?

The harshness of the sport suspension had been discussed at length here. Google "Pothole Explosions"

I was able to come up with a setup I am I happy with by keeping the OEM sport springs with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

So in other words BMW's ad campaign where they tout the long run on the C&D Top Ten List is completely meaningless now that we know that the award goes to the highest bidder.

One would think that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

A few posts back you said "Good Riddance to this award" and now you have decided even though the 3 lost it really won.

I do think you have a valid point however. It is doubtful that both the 2...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 183
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Posted By captainaudio
This is not totally black and white. What I...

This is not totally black and white.

What I conclude from all this is that the new 3/4 Series are very good cars and an improvement over the old model important ways but they have lost certain...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
Then how do you explain the decades long runs of...

Then how do you explain the decades long runs of the 3 Series and the Accord. The vast majority of those cars were very similar to the previous years models when they won.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,018
Posted By captainaudio
F30 did not make the C&D 10 Best list this year

What exactly do you mean by "wasn't nimble enough"?

My test drives of various F3/4x versions certainly did not lead me to believe they were not nice cars but I certainly did not find them to be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
FWIW as BMW sales have increased some competitive...

FWIW as BMW sales have increased some competitive makes, notably Audi, are increasing sales at a considerably faster rate.

I don't take much stock in those statistics to either encourage or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,018
Posted By captainaudio
So you know about Global Warming at Harvard. ...

So you know about Global Warming at Harvard. What about Global Warming at Yale? UCLA? The Sorbonne? Where do we find that information?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,018
Posted By captainaudio
F30 did not make the C&D 10 Best list this year

The 3 Series was never a "Road Rocket". Even the legendary 2002, the car that established the brand, was not particularly fast compared to other cars of its era.

BMW performance has always been...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

I'm surprised as well.

If those numbers are correct it tends to dispel the idea that now that the 3 has more mass appeal sales are going through the roof.


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 06:45 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
If the 3 was made more mainstream and less driver...

If the 3 was made more mainstream and less driver focused and sales are up are sales up because of those changes or in spite of those changes?

If I recall correctly 3 Series sales were also going...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,018
Posted By captainaudio
F30 did not make the C&D 10 Best list this year

To be honest the cheap flimsy materials on my E93 has always bugged me and I found the interior of the F30 even more so. The problem is that you can option these cars up to $70,000 plus but they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-21-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,984
Posted By captainaudio
Oh, how the mighty have fallen . . .

As Cadillac found out the problem with dealing with an aging demographic is that you will eventually reach the point where the average age of your customer is "dead".

BMW and other premium brands...
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