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Forum: General BMW 01-18-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By EdCT
There are plenty of fun-to-drive Japanese cars;...

There are plenty of fun-to-drive Japanese cars; Mazda makes a few of them, including the Miata; Honda had the S2000 and while some of its cars still have the fun DNA (The Fit), most of them have been...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-17-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By EdCT
I can fit my Silverface 72 Twin Reverb in the...

I can fit my Silverface 72 Twin Reverb in the trunk of my ZHP vert, with my les paul in the back seat ;)

I tink the new Z4 is a beautiful car, and I wouldn't mind having one, but my point is it's...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 01-16-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By EdCT
In general, sales of two seaters is down across...

In general, sales of two seaters is down across the industry, as are convertibles. I don't believe the softtop/hardtop preference has anything to do with it.

When BMW decided to soften the Z4 and...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-11-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 843
Posted By EdCT
You also get Coppola's "The Conversation", one of...

You also get Coppola's "The Conversation", one of the greatest (neo-noir) films ever made ;)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By EdCT
I had an X1 for a loaner and really enjoyed it,...

I had an X1 for a loaner and really enjoyed it, coming from my low-to-the-ground ZHP convertible, it was a pleasure just to slide in and out of it ;)

I really liked the base-line 328i I had...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-09-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By EdCT
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,261
Posted By EdCT
I assume you meant to say "autocross" ... and no,...

I assume you meant to say "autocross" ... and no, a tenth of a second or so at the at the start isn't going to be the key.

Frankly, five second 0-60's is already a ridiculously fast number for a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,051
Posted By EdCT
Very Nice Chuck! My next BMW will be a base...

Very Nice Chuck!

My next BMW will be a base line 320 - in RWD if it's still possible to get one.

I'm also going to go with the 8 speed auto - at my age, my two recent loaner cars have convinced...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-06-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,664
Posted By EdCT
I'm all for style over substance - I just wish...

I'm all for style over substance - I just wish they'd write the press release that way ;)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-06-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 11,664
Posted By EdCT
That's a boatload of bull**** and gobbledy****...

That's a boatload of bull**** and gobbledy**** right there ...

"the zenith of a development curve", "its own individual character" (sic), "segment shorthand and dynamic appeal", .... blah, blah,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By EdCT
Eh, BMW's traditionally were always plain jane...

Eh, BMW's traditionally were always plain jane sedans and two doors, with skinny tires and tall ride heights - this move to big wheels and tires began about 15 years ago or so, absolute roadholding...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By EdCT
You guys misunderstand - I liked the unsportiness...

You guys misunderstand - I liked the unsportiness of it, I'm done with sport packages - my current (and prior) BMW has staggered 18's and it's just not well suited to new England and NYC metro area...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-05-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By EdCT
My F30 Loaner (AKA 328XI)

I brought my ZHP in for the airbag recall - passenger side door - and was offered a loaner.

Today's car was a 328xi with 800 miles on the clock - premium package and cold weather package; the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-30-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 14,856
Posted By EdCT
I'm into my 9th season with my E46 ZHP...

I'm into my 9th season with my E46 ZHP convertible, and the interior is as tight and rattle free as the day I bought it. It's also showing very little wear and looks brand new.

The E46 has soft...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-26-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,551
Posted By EdCT
Two things: 1. You should have no problem...

Two things:

1. You should have no problem receiving an itemized list for all work done on your car.

2. Does New Hampshire have a lemon law?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 12-20-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By EdCT
Those are neither unusual issues for an 11 year...

Those are neither unusual issues for an 11 year old car, nor should they have been deal breakers. You can't buy an older car and expect it to be like new.

The 03 Z4 was the first year of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-19-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6,102
Views: 1,036,925
Posted By EdCT
Going into season nine with my ZHP ... snow tires...

Going into season nine with my ZHP ... snow tires installed :)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7564/15873383068_7a5ca7ca6d_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shrp11/15873383068/)
BMW winter...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By EdCT
C&D was a childhood favorite of mine - I read all...

C&D was a childhood favorite of mine - I read all of those guys - Brock, Bedard, Davis, always funny stuff.

Those were the days when car mags, especially C&D, were part of the counter-culture.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By EdCT
"Beautiful Downtown Burbank" ;) Right on North...

"Beautiful Downtown Burbank" ;) Right on North Parish Place - which in 1984-85 was an inexpensive neighborhood - today, not so much.

I'm still partial to Burbank, I love the nifty 50's feel and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-07-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By EdCT
When I lived in LA 30 years ago, I used to drive...

When I lived in LA 30 years ago, I used to drive the Angeles Crest highway fairly regularly - beautiful up there, it was a sort of get-away.

I also drove the, at the time, open space of Agoura...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-07-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6,102
Views: 1,036,925
Posted By EdCT
From a couple of weeks ago ....

From a couple of weeks ago ....
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-07-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By EdCT
You'll need snow tires, preferably on a separate...

You'll need snow tires, preferably on a separate set of wheels. The only thing that stops my rwd E46 is deep snow ... you need ground clearance for that.
Forum: Off-Topic 04-10-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By EdCT
Wyb is correct, in the eyes of the law driving is...

Wyb is correct, in the eyes of the law driving is a privilege, not a right - and your "privilege" can be revoked at any time, without a whole lot of fanfare or effort.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,878
Posted By EdCT
"Sports sedan" today means something quite...

"Sports sedan" today means something quite different from what it used to mean. Today's F30 is the five series of yore; it'll take a new, smaller sedan to fill in the notch left by the E46 and E90.
...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 04-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By EdCT
Hey London, next time you're in NYC, bring over...

Hey London, next time you're in NYC, bring over the Merc from across the pond :)

Seriously, that's a beautiful car - enjoy!
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