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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,244
Posted By swajames
Moving the infotainment and nav processing to the...

Moving the infotainment and nav processing to the phone is the clear way forward. Future updates should be as simple as an OS or app upgrade so if this is implemented properly, your car's...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 13,123
Posted By swajames
Somewhat unrelated, but I'm buying a car for my...

Somewhat unrelated, but I'm buying a car for my son and looked at the 2014 Sonata amongst others this afternoon. Have to say, it was a decent drive for what it is and it's a ton of car for the money.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 13,123
Posted By swajames
Dunderhi, you're my kind of car guy :thumbup:

Dunderhi, you're my kind of car guy :thumbup:
Forum: Off-Topic 02-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,064
Posted By swajames
Anyone on any carrier owes a debt to T Mobile for...

Anyone on any carrier owes a debt to T Mobile for changing the industry and forcing the others to respond. Absent T Mobile, prices weren't going to trend in any direction other than up....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By swajames
What we have is proof that one person inflated...

What we have is proof that one person inflated numbers for one car for an award that nobody in the US pays any attention to.... We don't yet know why, but for the US market it's pretty much...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-29-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,206
Posted By swajames
I was caught in this too. Delayed getting in...

I was caught in this too. Delayed getting in and arrived at Atlanta at 6:30pm and picked up my car service at 7pm. We arrived at our hotel at 6am.... For three to four hours at one point we...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,282
Posted By swajames
Interesting footage of a P85 at the drag strip...

Interesting footage of a P85 at the drag strip against a new C7 Corvette

Be under no illusion - the Tesla is one very rapid car

http://youtu.be/VOqWlOrlkIg
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,282
Posted By swajames
You should drive the performance Model S with the...

You should drive the performance Model S with the bigger powerpack. It's astonishing.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By swajames
My last E60 suffered from sometimes severe...

My last E60 suffered from sometimes severe tramlining and in may case it was indeed a tire issue, I had the stock Bridgestone RFT's and a switch to a very different tire tread with Eagle F1 GS-D3s...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 10,107
Posted By swajames
Once any of us made our choices and dropped our...

Once any of us made our choices and dropped our 50 to 100k on the cars we liked, it's close to impossible to be truly impartial about the merits or otherwise of the cars we chose to buy and not buy. ...
Forum: The Travel Forum 12-29-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,387
Posted By swajames
Have to say as a long time AA flyer and multi...

Have to say as a long time AA flyer and multi year exec plat I'm concerned about this merger. US was an awful airline and my fear is that the "new AA" will have more of the old US and less of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-24-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 10,107
Posted By swajames
I suspect BMW is pretty happy with F10 sales...

I suspect BMW is pretty happy with F10 sales numbers, it's doing very well. It's not easy to get an apples to apples comparison between the F10 and the E Class as the model ranges don't line up all...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,200
Posted By swajames
The Ghibli is built on a new platform. That's...

The Ghibli is built on a new platform. That's the point. Right now the only car on this specific platform is the Ghibli.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-19-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,200
Posted By swajames
some of you guys appear to be laboring under the...

some of you guys appear to be laboring under the misapprehension that the Ghibli is built on the same platform as the current Chrysler 300. It isn't. The Ghibli is the first car to use an all-new...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-17-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By swajames
Lutz may be old school but he is a car guy, and a...

Lutz may be old school but he is a car guy, and a former BMW executive at that. He's not the most PC, but he tells it like it is and he's usually on the money. Give me Bob Lutz over bland,...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-15-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,072
Posted By swajames
I don't know if you've ever driven a Tesla Model...

I don't know if you've ever driven a Tesla Model S but the performance is astonishing. I love the design of the i8, but I'm far from certain it will outperform a Model S. The Model S has an...
Forum: General BMW 12-07-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By swajames
I don't have anything to offer in the way of...

I don't have anything to offer in the way of advice, but I would like to say I am sorry for your loss :( Hope this works out for you.
Forum: Off-Topic 11-14-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,101
Posted By swajames
Well, engineering marvels as they may well be,...

Well, engineering marvels as they may well be, it's not that easy to strap a toaster or a dishwasher to your wrist, and they're not particularly good at telling the time :angel:
Forum: Off-Topic 11-13-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,101
Posted By swajames
No surprise that those who appreciate the...

No surprise that those who appreciate the engineering that goes in to a fine automobile appreciate the engineering that goes in to a quality watch. The two go hand in hand. I never kind of "got"...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-12-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,638
Posted By swajames
The E60 was an awesome car - dynamically...

The E60 was an awesome car - dynamically unsurpassed by anything that's hit the market since it was released. Truly a choice car for the enthusiast, and better than the E39 in every way.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-24-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,675
Posted By swajames
Dealer here in Silicon Valley is asking 25K over...

Dealer here in Silicon Valley is asking 25K over MSRP for a new Stingray.....
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-23-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By swajames
Stock Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2

Stock Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-23-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By swajames
I believe AutoUnion is referring to the P1 time. ...

I believe AutoUnion is referring to the P1 time. As for the 918, Porsche reckons it will go faster. Ferrari doesn't seem to ever want to run its cars around the 'Ring so the best we'll likely see...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-21-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,675
Posted By swajames
Agree, K-A. With that said, I have to say I...

Agree, K-A. With that said, I have to say I really like the C7. I think the design is stunning, the interior does indeed seem to a leap ahead of the C6 and the price/performance ratio is hard to...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-21-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 10,675
Posted By swajames
Yep. The C7 is an awesome car :thumbup:

Yep. The C7 is an awesome car :thumbup:
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