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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-11-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By DerekS
On my 2016 F31 M Sport, kick closing/opening...

On my 2016 F31 M Sport, kick closing/opening works well, provided the key is either in my pocket or in my hand.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-26-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By DerekS
Cla250

Having driven a CLA250 on two occasions, I concluded that this car is not deserving of the the 3-pointed Star. Both it's engine's throttle response and transmission are sluggish. Rearward vision...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-23-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By DerekS
MY2017 328d sedan and wagon have been approved by...

MY2017 328d sedan and wagon have been approved by the EPA. First production slots for Canada expected in October/November.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-09-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By DerekS
On 06/28, BMW Canada sent a letter to all dealers...

On 06/28, BMW Canada sent a letter to all dealers advising them that the EPA was indefinitely withholding approval of homologation for MY17 diesels. Only the MY16 535d would continue to be available...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-09-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By DerekS
Agreed ! The adaptive M Sport suspension, which...

Agreed ! The adaptive M Sport suspension, which my car has, is better.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-08-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By DerekS
Unfortunately, the EPA is currently withholding...

Unfortunately, the EPA is currently withholding certification for all German MY2017 diesels. This means that it is highly unlikely that any MY17 328d sedans or wagons will be shipped to North...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-14-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By DerekS
You have made some interesting comparisons...

You have made some interesting comparisons between the GSW and the F31-328dxT. The 2017 GSW AWD Highline is expected to cost CD$40,000+ in Canada, while the 2016 328dxT is priced from CD$48,500. Of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By DerekS
Style 400M 18" rims will definitely fit any...

Style 400M 18" rims will definitely fit any F30/F31 335i/xi :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
bravo :thumbup:

bravo :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
Yes, Estoril Blue does look stunning in the...

Yes, Estoril Blue does look stunning in the flesh. My dealer has a loaded EB II M Sport 328dxT sitting in his showroom. I've test driven this car and have come close to buying it several times over...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
Well, if you had purchased a Mercedes C Class...

Well, if you had purchased a Mercedes C Class instead of your 3 Series, the first 3 annual maintenance services would have cost you about CD$2500 !! So, the 4 year Maintenance Program offered by BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
The MSRP of my 328dxT M Sport with many options...

The MSRP of my 328dxT M Sport with many options is just under CD$65,000 or US$49,920, using the current exchange rate of CD$1.00 = US$0.768 The MSRP for the exact same car in the USA is US$61,500,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
Yes, this Motor Trend article offers a very...

Yes, this Motor Trend article offers a very favourable assessment of the 328dxT. The chapters preceding the "Long Term Verdict" are also well worth reading :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
I can't help but feel that if BMW NA and BMW...

I can't help but feel that if BMW NA and BMW Canada imported several additional versions of the F31 (RWD and 335d come to mind) AND invested in some marketing, they would sell a lot more of this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
Google: "2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS) / JD...

Google: "2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS) / JD Power". Then, click on red text : "Read the Press Release" for the ratings graph.

Volvo is 3rd from last place !!! Maybe Volvo's relatively recent...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By DerekS
Thank you for posting your detailed impressions...

Thank you for posting your detailed impressions on your 2016 328d wagon ! Most informative !

When comparing between the 328d and a new C300/C450, I prefer the simplicity and ergonomics of the BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
Yes, wouldn't that be a stunner :thumbup:

Yes, wouldn't that be a stunner :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By DerekS
There are a good number of 'auto brokers' who...

There are a good number of 'auto brokers' who make their living exporting each year 1000s of premium cars from Canada to the US. The Federal emissions standards for US and Canada are identical. All...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By DerekS
328dxT

danb35: You might enjoy reading another review of the 320d Touring.
Google : BMW 320d Touring review/Martin Love. This article appeared in The Guardian, Oct.13, 2013. Love wrote:

"For my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By DerekS
Suggest you Google "2014 BMW 328dx Touring". You...

Suggest you Google "2014 BMW 328dx Touring". You will find lots of reviews for this car, both American, Canadian and British (equivalent 320dx Touring). This car has received many very favourable...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
Unfortunately for Volvo owners, their cars...

Unfortunately for Volvo owners, their cars currently rank @ the very bottom of J.D. Power's Initial Quality Survey. Volvo shares the basement rankings with Land Rover, Fiat and Mini.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
The differential between diesel and gas varies...

The differential between diesel and gas varies from one region to another, and from season to season. Diesel prices tend to peak in mid winter, then drop below gas prices as summer approaches. For...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
Sorry, but I disagree with your conclusion. In...

Sorry, but I disagree with your conclusion. In Canada, the diesel/gas versions of the Touring each account for 50% of sales. I suspect that the vast majority of people who slam the 328 diesel have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
Fortunately, you have at least two more model...

Fortunately, you have at least two more model years (MY2017 & 2018) of the F31 to consider as "potential replacements" for your 2014 F31 :thumbup:

Have you driven a LCI F31 ? Lots of engineered...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,898
Posted By DerekS
I would certainly agree with you about the Subaru...

I would certainly agree with you about the Subaru not really being a competitor to the F31.

As for the Golf SW, with any significant on board load, it's 1.8L engine is challenged. It's a decent...
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