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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-21-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,650
Posted By Byron Walter
Good. Then we get a couple more years of...

Good. Then we get a couple more years of 'endangered species' status for NA.

I will have had my 2014 F31 for 43 months when I switch to my new 2017 F31. During that time my SA has sold only one...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-19-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,650
Posted By Byron Walter
What I've read is that the 2017 model year is the...

What I've read is that the 2017 model year is the end of the line for us.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-15-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Byron Walter
And here is a primary reason why I am wagonized: ...

And here is a primary reason why I am wagonized:

https://g3.img-dpreview.com/5574EFFAEC384077BE6C7D4638E52AF6.jpg

The roof is very low on the F31, which helps greatly with getting my boat on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-14-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Byron Walter
Of course you would :D

Of course you would :D
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-14-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Byron Walter
That MB wagon sounds great. I bet MB sells at...

That MB wagon sounds great. I bet MB sells at least seven of them.

Personally I wouldn't be interested in the Merc as it's too big for me. OTOH, the C43 wagon, which we will not see in NA, would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-03-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,650
Posted By Byron Walter
I second that. The F31 maintains the handling of...

I second that. The F31 maintains the handling of the sedan/coupe without the addition compromise that comes with a higher center of gravity. And another point is that for those of us that car top...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-08-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,913
Posted By Byron Walter
I've had mine since May 2013. Had the six been...

I've had mine since May 2013. Had the six been available, I would have gone for it but now with hindsight I too think that the 335 is not needed. I've had about 19 cars with manual transmissions but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-21-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By Byron Walter
Julian, While annoying for sure, I don't...

Julian,

While annoying for sure, I don't believe that this issue raises to the level of being a nightmare. Maybe if a wheel dropped off or the car burst into flame...

...Anyhow hopefully this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-11-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,549
Posted By Byron Walter
Leatherette is a plus for me. I find that it is a...

Leatherette is a plus for me. I find that it is a little warmer than leather since it does not breathe but otherwise it's the ticket. I'm often wet after kayaking and that's not an issue with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-09-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By Byron Walter
I've had mine since May and give it a thumbs up....

I've had mine since May and give it a thumbs up. Went with the sport line for the very nice sport seats and also wanted the faux leather as I'm a kayaker and am frequently wet.

Personally I like...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By Byron Walter
I wonder if swapping out the run-flats for non...

I wonder if swapping out the run-flats for non run-flats might improve steering feed back. I've had a bunch of Audis with similar steering setups thus I'm fine with the F31 steering. I do feel that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By Byron Walter
Yeah, but the F31 will handle like the sedan that...

Yeah, but the F31 will handle like the sedan that it's based on and avoid the consequences of a higher center of gravity that comes with an increase in the Y dimension. It's too bad that to make the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-31-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,175
Posted By Byron Walter
Faux leather is a big plus for me as I'm a...

Faux leather is a big plus for me as I'm a kayaker and often end up wet. Also I handle heat well and it takes a lot to get me to sweat. That said, the leatherette is warmer than leather and leather...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-19-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 30,889
Posted By Byron Walter
I think you made a good move to add the DHP,...

I think you made a good move to add the DHP, Driver's Assist, and the HK package. I didn't do the radio upgrade because I'm not very fussy about such things but ... even I have to admit that the base...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-07-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,077
Posted By Byron Walter
No problem... So far the car has been fine. The...

No problem... So far the car has been fine. The N20 engine manages to move the F31 just fine and even with my kayak up top, trip mileage is around 31 to 32 mpg. The back has plenty of room for all my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,077
Posted By Byron Walter
I just measured the back of my F31. It's a little...

I just measured the back of my F31. It's a little over 37 inches deep and 37 inches wide between the wheel wells. Should be plenty of room.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 25,711
Posted By Byron Walter
No nav but satellite and today is Reboot City for...

No nav but satellite and today is Reboot City for me as well. Sure sign that we are part of the Bavarian Borg collective. Widerstand ist zwecklos.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,186
Posted By Byron Walter
I put in the order for my bmw crossbars when I...

I put in the order for my bmw crossbars when I placed my factory order as they weren't available anywhere in NA at the time. They got here before the car (which took about 7 weeks). I'm guessing that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,609
Posted By Byron Walter
I agree that it doesn't sound correct to me...

I agree that it doesn't sound correct to me either:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2014/4/435iCoupe/Features_and_Specs/435iCoupeSpecifications.aspx
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,609
Posted By Byron Walter
Wow!... the 435i weighs in around 4500 pounds....

Wow!... the 435i weighs in around 4500 pounds. That's some serious junk in the trunk. My F31 is 'only' ~3800 lb and I thought that was getting pretty hefty.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,186
Posted By Byron Walter
There are two numbers. I think this is the parts...

There are two numbers. I think this is the parts number: 8271 2232 291. The spacing between the numbers is for readability and I had to read it upside down due to its position and my crappy eyes. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,186
Posted By Byron Walter
For all I know, those bars could be OEM'd from...

For all I know, those bars could be OEM'd from the same manufacturer that BMW uses however I bet it's safe to assume that the 2012 setup is not going to work on an F31. That would be too easy:)

As...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,186
Posted By Byron Walter
I picked up the BMW crossbars and really like...

I picked up the BMW crossbars and really like them. You don't need any tools to install them and they are plenty 'areo' enough for me. The BMW bars are not nearly so thick as some of my Audi...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 30,889
Posted By Byron Walter
I've had my F31 since May 17th. Now the shift...

I've had my F31 since May 17th. Now the shift flippers and 'sports transmission' are standard with the sports line, the car comes in around $500 cheaper than mine... but no complaints. I do think...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 30,889
Posted By Byron Walter
I don't think that Audi has any plans to bring...

I don't think that Audi has any plans to bring the Sportback to North America but I'm often wrong on such matters. I do know that my F31 seems to be as quick as a previous chipped '09 A4 Avant. OTOH...
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