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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-12-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,342
Posted By Tirpitz
I listen to music in the car supplied either as...

I listen to music in the car supplied either as high bit rate MP3 on a USB stick or 16 bit resolution Apple Lossless on an iPod Touch.

I came into my 3GT from an X1 with the stock stereo. The X1...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,893
Posted By Tirpitz
While true this does not take into account the...

While true this does not take into account the time I have to spend changing my card with anyone that has it on file for auto-debiting purposes if I have to have a new card number issued. I had a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tirpitz
A few more comments about the 3GT that have...

A few more comments about the 3GT that have occurred to me during the first month of ownership. Mostly random stuff in no particular order.

Unlike my X1 the speedometer is pretty close to dead on....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-22-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Tirpitz
USB Stick Behavior

I've searched here and elsewhere but I couldn't find a thread mentioning this issue so I thought I'd ask.

Had an X1 and just traded it for a 3GT. In the X1 I used a 16GB USB stick to store and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-22-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tirpitz
I read this and walked out to look at the car. I...

I read this and walked out to look at the car. I can see what you mean. As the other poster said I don't think a large wheel would change the look. It is just that the back end of the car is not as...
Forum: General BMW 09-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By Tirpitz
There was a similar thread on here a few days...

There was a similar thread on here a few days ago. Do a search for that.

Is your car leased? If so BMW will not be happy with a refurbed engine at lease return. Providing a statement of that to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tirpitz
It is Estoril blue. Photos were taken late in the...

It is Estoril blue. Photos were taken late in the day. It looks much lighter in direct sunlight. I'll try to take some more photos when I get it washed. We had just enough rain the other day to stir...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tirpitz
My wife is 6 foot and my daughter is 5 but she is...

My wife is 6 foot and my daughter is 5 but she is tall too. She takes after me and has long legs. I look at the various convertibles and I know that for me they are all effectively two seaters. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tirpitz
How I Came To Drive a 3GT

I have been driving an X1 for almost two years. I'd still be driving it except for the fact that it was proving too small for my growing daughter. Her car seat is behind the passenger seat and...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Tirpitz
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/20...

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2014/i3/BMWi3/BMWi3ExtendedTestDrive.aspx
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Tirpitz
This week I got an offer from BMWUSA to take an...

This week I got an offer from BMWUSA to take an i3 for an extended test drive- weekend or a couple of week days:

Our first-ever all-electric car is designed to fit your life today while taking...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tirpitz
Where I live in Southern CA for a while the...

Where I live in Southern CA for a while the "official" car was the Prius. Lots of houses would have multiple Prius' parked on the driveway. Then we started getting Leafs. Still lots more Prius than...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Tirpitz
Second that recommendation. You should check some...

Second that recommendation. You should check some prices on outgoing 2014s. Here in California there are hundreds of 328i's on the lots so you can easily get invoice price or below and there is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Tirpitz
BJ's method is probably the easiest in terms of...

BJ's method is probably the easiest in terms of not having to deal with the technology. You can also buy refurbed iPods direct from Apple though a Craigslist find will be cheaper.

If you want to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-14-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,842
Posted By Tirpitz
I'm considering a 3GT because of the space. I...

I'm considering a 3GT because of the space. I have a tall kid that has to ride the back and a tall wife that wants to crank her seat all the way back. Did I mention I'm tall too so my seat is back?
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-26-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By Tirpitz
I own an X1 and have test driven the X3. For an...

I own an X1 and have test driven the X3. For an SUV the X3 handles very well. But it is not as good a drive as the X1 offers.

On the mileage front you can get the listed mileage on the X1 but...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 06-26-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Tirpitz
Yes, when you take your foot off the gas the...

Yes, when you take your foot off the gas the brake lights come on. As you say it is necessary due to the strong regenerative braking.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 06-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By Tirpitz
The DAC in the car won't play formats it doesn't...

The DAC in the car won't play formats it doesn't understand. And it doesn't understand Apple Lossless for example. In fact I think the car can only play CD (WAV files) or MP3. So you can compare...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,885
Posted By Tirpitz
BMW is now offering Owner Choice beyond IL and TX...

BMW is now offering Owner Choice beyond IL and TX but only in support of the i3. It is a way of letting people have full ownership of the car so that they can claim the full $7,500 Federal tax...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-08-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Tirpitz
That does not look like a good deal to me. They...

That does not look like a good deal to me. They are taking $5K off MSRP. People around hear are saying they are getting up to $7k-$9K off. Perhaps if your dealer only has a few 2014's left they are...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-28-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,032
Posted By Tirpitz
The X3 was out of my price range so I never...

The X3 was out of my price range so I never seriously considered it. I have subsequently driven one and while it is very nice for a mid sized SUV the X1 is a better handling car. If you do need the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By Tirpitz
I jokingly told my wife I'd consider switching to...

I jokingly told my wife I'd consider switching to an X3 if I could get $10K off MSRP. Looks like in some situations folks are getting close to that number. Guess I should go look at them again. I...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-20-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By Tirpitz
I got my car with Ultimate no lighting package...

I got my car with Ultimate no lighting package and I ordered it that way. I don't drive that much at night and I live in a well lit area. Didn't get the cold weather package either, not really needed...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,765
Posted By Tirpitz
2014 X3 Deals

I'm currently driving an X1 which is great but as our daughter grows the need for rear seat legroom and more storage space has me considering a larger car. Assuming I'm willing to take a car off the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-19-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,612
Posted By Tirpitz
My X1 is at the dealer for an iDrive issue and...

My X1 is at the dealer for an iDrive issue and they gave me a loaner X1 with xDrive. My car is an sDrive. It is an interesting comparison, both due to the different drive trains and to the hydrologic...
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