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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,271
Posted By whitby
And therein lies the problem. I am appalled at...

And therein lies the problem. I am appalled at this aspect of BMW's customer relationship experience. I did not want the Genius going through the car, I know more about the car than they do, so when...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,005
Posted By whitby
I was very close to pulling the trigger on Coral...

I was very close to pulling the trigger on Coral Red with Alpine white but it seemed too angry and my wife was the one who pointed this out. It looks outstanding (especially with the hex aluminium...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-19-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By whitby
This is an amazing performance car. Engine,...

This is an amazing performance car. Engine, transmission suspension are all, obviously, top notch. However I hate the look of the car which is a shame. But aesthetics are about personal taste. I love...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,874
Posted By whitby
I wonder if this discussion would be the same if...

I wonder if this discussion would be the same if the M Sport package was called the R Sport package?

I have an M Sport equipped car, but there is no way I would consider it to be an M car. It is...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-14-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,315
Posted By whitby
Thank you. My wife loves her new Mini!

Thank you. My wife loves her new Mini!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 14,524
Posted By whitby
Possible, but I tend to dislike convertibles for...

Possible, but I tend to dislike convertibles for a number of other reasons. However, to your point, the increased weight of the convertibles might just tip everything in favour of an in line 6. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By whitby
They have been a legal requirement since 1...

They have been a legal requirement since 1 January 1970 and are mandated in Standard 108:

http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/import/FMVSS/#SN108

As pointed out elsewhere you are probably unlikely...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By whitby
Aren't these reflectors a legal requirement? If...

Aren't these reflectors a legal requirement? If so painting them, so that they no longer function as reflectors, would be illegal...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 14,524
Posted By whitby
I certainly would not dispute this. We do need,...

I certainly would not dispute this. We do need, however, to look at the application. I have no problem with that in line 6 in a 5 or 6 or even the 7 series, but in the 2/3/4 we can debate which...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,874
Posted By whitby
I prefer the front bumper on the MSport. I am...

I prefer the front bumper on the MSport. I am afraid I did not like what I refer to as the 'dog bone' front bumper look of the standard/sport/luxury line. But each to his own. MSport does have some...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By whitby
Nice looking car. I do like that blue....

Nice looking car. I do like that blue. Congratulations and enjoy the car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,703
Posted By whitby
Deleted post.

Deleted post.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,703
Posted By whitby
I understand completely. I am a Brit and we live...

I understand completely. I am a Brit and we live on sarcasm. You just need to adjust your presentation.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,703
Posted By whitby
Good point, and yes it is a hatchback. I love the...

Good point, and yes it is a hatchback. I love the convenience and it works for me.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,703
Posted By whitby
I agree. But people often like to put others down...

I agree. But people often like to put others down which is not necessary. Comparing the GC to a Fusion has one objective; make the owner of the GC feel like an idiot and small. Not something I feel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,703
Posted By whitby
It is whatever you want it to be. Most people who...

It is whatever you want it to be. Most people who have seen my car, have no idea it is a hatchback. Is that a problem, not for me and appears not to be for the people to whom I have demonstrated it....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,703
Posted By whitby
The standard package looks like a dog bone from...

The standard package looks like a dog bone from the front to me! Drove me mad when I first saw it and once you see the dog bone look, you cannot get it out of your mind. The extra money spent on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,984
Posted By whitby
Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,984
Posted By whitby
As per Garrett's turbo site: Q. Should my...

As per Garrett's turbo site:

Q. Should my turbo/exhaust manifold glow red after driving?
A. Yes, the turbo/exhaust manifold can glow red under certain driving conditions. The exhaust gas...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 14,524
Posted By whitby
I am assuming he was being sarcastic. At least I...

I am assuming he was being sarcastic. At least I hope so.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By whitby
(This is data for our retired 2013 X1 xDrive28i...

(This is data for our retired 2013 X1 xDrive28i and retired 2012 528i)
1. Yes
2. Medium
3. No
4. >12,000 miles, oil change by dealer yearly as part of maintenance schedule. Never needed an oil...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,984
Posted By whitby
Great video, enough to frighten the heck out of...

Great video, enough to frighten the heck out of you, but that is what they are designed to do.

I used to work for a large supplier of car parts (Prince of Darkness, for those that know) and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 14,524
Posted By whitby
Almost correct, 29 June 2007 (I was one of the...

Almost correct, 29 June 2007 (I was one of the idiots who queued up for one). But that is the point. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,264
Posted By whitby
Thank you for posting this. It is hysterically...

Thank you for posting this. It is hysterically funny, if you can stand it (those harmonies take some getting used to). :)

I believe it is actually Jo Stafford and Paul Weston (her husband).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 14,524
Posted By whitby
Perfectly put. The N52 was the height of the BMW...

Perfectly put. The N52 was the height of the BMW inline 6 NA technology. I had a Z4 3.0si Coupe and a 2007 530i with this engine tuned to give 255 bhp (there were a number of different applications...
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