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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-05-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,252
Posted By tonyspumoni
I got to know him best for his posts on the VW...

I got to know him best for his posts on the VW scandal, where his reasoning was sound and his tone measured and kind. I enjoyed his posts a great deal and has PM'd him a time or two to note this. I...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-31-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By tonyspumoni
He was active on one of the threads I tracked and...

He was active on one of the threads I tracked and had good takes. I also hope he is ok.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 14,189
Posted By tonyspumoni
Well that's a first. A BMW-Kayne West analogy. I...

Well that's a first. A BMW-Kayne West analogy. I like it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 14,189
Posted By tonyspumoni
+1. Exactly my experience. When you encounter...

+1. Exactly my experience. When you encounter someone driving a Lotus you get a pretty good idea of why they bought it. Had BMW only sought to slack the driving thirsts of "enthusiasts", rather than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-30-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 14,189
Posted By tonyspumoni
The majority of people who drive ANY car - and a...

The majority of people who drive ANY car - and a vast majority at that - never get close to the handling limits of their cars, BMW or otherwise. My commute has it all - sweeping curves, stop lights,...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-30-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
Was it really 5k differential? I stand corrected....

Was it really 5k differential? I stand corrected. But in that case though there are probably folks who would have tolerated the added cost to have done it right, e.g. 5k to 6k is 20 percent.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-30-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
The only conclusion that I can draw is that...

The only conclusion that I can draw is that executive management suspected that emissions systems were rigged but did not want to really know so that they could blame "rouge engineers" and claim...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-25-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,728
Posted By tonyspumoni
If all I did was highway driving I would have the...

If all I did was highway driving I would have the 328d instead of the 328i. Fuelly says 11-15 mpg better on agerage. Fuel handles are greasy but nitrile gloves are a cheap price to pay for that...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
Not me. When VW, in their unspeakable ineptitude,...

Not me. When VW, in their unspeakable ineptitude, had not already thought through and had ready a "patch" in the eventuality they had been found out, I found it highly unlikely they would have at...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 07-23-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
Not me. When VW, in their unspeakable ineptitude,...

Not me. When VW, in their unspeakable ineptitude, had not already thought through and had ready a "patch" in the eventuality they had been found out, I found it highly unlikely they would have at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-18-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,728
Posted By tonyspumoni
OP - depends on what traits you prize most. As...

OP - depends on what traits you prize most. As you will doubtless note, many here are extremely happy with their choice of the 328d, and with good reason. Comfortable, stylish, and extraordinarily...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-17-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
If it is true that EU emissions standards have...

If it is true that EU emissions standards have been rigged to permit easy compliance using tricks I am very disappointed. Meeting EU privacy standards, which are far higher than those in the U.S. for...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-16-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,439
Posted By tonyspumoni
I wish to echo msej's sentiments. A few years...

I wish to echo msej's sentiments. A few years back I car decision came down to a choice between the Mk7 GTI and the current WRX. The automotive press was (and remains) in love with the GTI. Reviewers...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-08-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
This just gets better and better doesn't it?...

This just gets better and better doesn't it? Someone will write a good book about this and I will buy it and read it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-03-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,545
Posted By tonyspumoni
TrueDelta has a fair bit of data on the 3-series....

TrueDelta has a fair bit of data on the 3-series. 2013 models faired poor than average but 2014 and 2015 have fewer repairs than average. My previous car was a 2015 Subaru WRX. Bad throw-out bearing...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 06-03-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By tonyspumoni
Thanks, Aronis. Nice feedback. Sounds like I'll...

Thanks, Aronis. Nice feedback. Sounds like I'll be trying a ED on a 2017.
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-01-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
You could be totally right, Robert A. Here in...

You could be totally right, Robert A. Here in SoCal the last home for serviceable vehicles that can no longer pass smog or are too expensive to repair is Mexico, which got me to wondering if a fair...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 06-01-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
I've been wondering what VW will do with any...

I've been wondering what VW will do with any re-purchased vehicles. It would make sense for them to resell them in markets with laxer standards and surely help recoup some of the buyback costs....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-01-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,545
Posted By tonyspumoni
20k miles of hard driving and zero problems so...

20k miles of hard driving and zero problems so far. Not a rattle, squeak, or high pressure injector. I will totally consider driving out of warranty though that M2 is making the choice far less...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 06-01-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By tonyspumoni
How is the ride compared to whatever you were...

How is the ride compared to whatever you were driving before? Stiff as a board? Rebound in the rear over speed bumps?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 05-03-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
Every day some new revelation. Why is the VW...

Every day some new revelation. Why is the VW scandal so newsworthy compared to, say, the mortgage securities scandal. I am mystified by VW management's unwillingness to try to strike an early deal...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-25-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
VW & Audi Cheating on their emissions?

This explains why BMW engineers were so puzzled at their own apparent inability to achieve a solution that did not use SCR for NOx reduction. Can you imagine being a hardworking, honest BMW engineer...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
+++++++1

+++++++1
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
...and the settlement announced this past week...

...and the settlement announced this past week was a civil one. The criminal investigation continues.

Here's where I feel kinda sad for VW. Lots of companies do evil things and very few suffer...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-24-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 48,527
Posted By tonyspumoni
+1. You get to choose your opinion but not your...

+1. You get to choose your opinion but not your facts.

By knowingly falsifying their regulatory new car EPA import registration documents, VW committed fraud by purposefully importing a vehicle...
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