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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,127
Posted By quackbury
Obviously you've never driven in New England. If...

Obviously you've never driven in New England. If you're not doing at least 10 mph over, you get flashed for clogging the left lane (witness the kid for whom 80 wasn't fast enough, so he used the far...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,146
Posted By quackbury
Slightly OT: BF has a wonderful feature that...

Slightly OT: BF has a wonderful feature that allows you to ignore all posts from a given (butt head) member. Just right click on his name in one of his posts and select "Add silberma to your ignore...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-11-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By quackbury
Your sig says you are in Orlando. Surprised that...

Your sig says you are in Orlando. Surprised that you would need xDrive there (or that a dealer in FL would even have an xDrive service loaner).

If you are planning on using the car up North, get...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By quackbury
One side note: If you lease, options installed at...

One side note: If you lease, options installed at the VPC can be residualized. Options installed at your dealer cannot be. Essentially cuts the cost of the option in half.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By quackbury
No. If you change without signalling, there is...

No. If you change without signalling, there is no vibration, since the car does not know you intend to move over. If you alert the car by signalling, it sends you the warning.

Think about it:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,127
Posted By quackbury
Please. "Hate to be harsh", but that is a...

Please. "Hate to be harsh", but that is a royally pompous DB post.

The Blind Spot saved my bacon yesterday. I was in the left lane of I-195, doing 80 in a 65, passing a line of cars in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By quackbury
Works perfectly. No problem seeing the triangle...

Works perfectly. No problem seeing the triangle in any light, even with polarized lenses, provided you look. You can disable it with the button. Much more useful than Lane Departure Warning or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-12-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By quackbury
Um, I know you guys are new here but Technic...

Um, I know you guys are new here but Technic knows more about the BMW systems than most of the engineers. Have you tried out his suggestions from posts 3 and 5? Please do that before you keep this...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By quackbury
You can get the map database updated but it...

You can get the map database updated but it certainly isn't "free". I wouldn't bother - the data on the latest maps update has very few differences from the 2011 - we find no difference in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-12-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By quackbury
The M Sport suspension lowers the ride height. ...

The M Sport suspension lowers the ride height. The resulting geometry is incompatible with the xDrive front axles.

90% of all "sales guys" are clueless. On this and many other issues.

BTW the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By quackbury
I don't get it. OP bought an expensive (used)...

I don't get it. OP bought an expensive (used) car, and now won't spend $300 of his own money (or better yet, $300 of the at-fault driver's insurance company's money) to repair a part that could save...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,461
Posted By quackbury
Wow. I thought your sister could only be your...

Wow. I thought your sister could only be your cousin if you were Amish, or lived in Appalachia.

On a more constructive note... I like the Maxima idea. I also REALLY like the Volvo S60 R Design. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,162
Posted By quackbury
Since this is a judgement call, it couldn't hurt...

Since this is a judgement call, it couldn't hurt to give the CA a $50 Starbucks card when you drop the car off, and let him know the case of Sam Adams in the trunk is for the tech.

This is one...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By quackbury
I loved the Alpina wheels a decade ago. Now? ...

I loved the Alpina wheels a decade ago. Now? They just look retro, and like the designer ran out of interesting ideas.

As for brake dust, I've noticed the F30 and F31 son't generate much. I've...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-02-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By quackbury
No clue, but what ever the cause, the GT feels...

No clue, but what ever the cause, the GT feels more like a traditional BMW - tighter, more communicative steering, firmer brake pedal feel. I spent a lot of time comparing the GT and the 535...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,499
Posted By quackbury
(I don't have the heart to bring up gas prices. ...

(I don't have the heart to bring up gas prices. Poor guy could be suicidal...)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,499
Posted By quackbury
Plus your beer is better. And your waffles. So...

Plus your beer is better. And your waffles. So cheer up. :thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By quackbury
What about the 5GT? Almost the same price point...

What about the 5GT? Almost the same price point as the F10, but with the room of the F01 / F02. Like almost everyone else on the planet, I was underwhelmed by the pre-LCI GT (I am being polite...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-27-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,499
Posted By quackbury
The bottom line is that the vast majority of...

The bottom line is that the vast majority of customers don't care. So why add the cost and engineering of the sensor, the wiring and the gauge? I do miss having a real honest-to-goodness dipstick,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-27-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By quackbury
1. You have a fairly early production F10. Sorry...

1. You have a fairly early production F10. Sorry to say it, but these sorts of things tend to happen with first-model-year BMW's.
2. Isn't the warranty wonderful? Think of how upset you'd be if...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-27-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By quackbury
FWIW we got the RHO Plate for our 328 (similar to...

FWIW we got the RHO Plate for our 328 (similar to the Turner Motorsports plate in your link; attaches to the tow hook receptacle). And I HATE it. My thinking was I would throw it on when needed for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-27-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By quackbury
Even that may not be enough. Remember the person...

Even that may not be enough. Remember the person assuming your car is responsible for (a.) the $500 transfer fee; (b.) the $350 disposition fee; (c.) any missed maintenance, (d.) excess mile...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,246
Posted By quackbury
Having the electronic ebrake is a very, very good...

Having the electronic ebrake is a very, very good thing for other reasons. It allows our F10's to have Hill Descent Control, Auto Hold, and the other feature that keeps MT cars from rolling backward...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-23-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By quackbury
Same thing applies to wives, but they speak a...

Same thing applies to wives, but they speak a different language: "What are you crazy? I have work tomorrow. Quit bothering me and go to sleep."
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-23-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 4,471
Posted By quackbury
It's like Groundhog Day all over again. When BMW...

It's like Groundhog Day all over again. When BMW introduced the E9X M3, the purists were aghast that it was powered by something other than an I6. The insanely high-revving V8 was sublime, and now...
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