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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-29-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,716
Posted By gkr778
:rofl: JDE Reporting: ...

:rofl:

JDE Reporting:
http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/im08t0-jde-oneviewreporting-2-1694195.jpg

JDP Reporting: ...
Forum: General BMW 10-28-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By gkr778
Check out BMW Car Club of America, Tarheel...

Check out BMW Car Club of America, Tarheel Chapter (http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org/). If you're close to the South Carolina border, BMW CCA Sandlapper Chapter (http://sandlapperbmw.org/) is another...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,798
Posted By gkr778
The marketing hype associated with contemporary...

The marketing hype associated with contemporary turbocharged gasoline engines for passenger cars and light trucks - vis a vis real world performance - is a legitimate concern. Consumer Reports has an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By gkr778
Really? I tried ECO PRO mode in my 320i only once...

Really? I tried ECO PRO mode in my 320i only once - it dramatically dulls accelerator response, diminishing driving pleasure. And the 2013 328i I test drove last year exhibited the same unfavorable...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,807
Posted By gkr778
Even more remarkable, BMW of North America only...

Even more remarkable, BMW of North America only charges $1,300 ($1,400 for MY 2015) for all of those items plus the style 398 wheels, ultra high performance summer tires, and anthracite headliner....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,716
Posted By gkr778
That's true, engine problems were not reported...

That's true, engine problems were not reported frequently by F30 owners in the 2014 CR survey. The main problem areas were:

Engine cooling system - 2012 328i
Automatic climate control system -...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,716
Posted By gkr778
CR does distinguish between the two; its...

CR does distinguish between the two; its Automotive Reliability FAQ states:




Actually, the latter example you cited about radio band selection in Grandma's car wouldn't factor into CR's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,798
Posted By gkr778
Another 'no' for film, but Franz Kafka's Garage...

Another 'no' for film, but Franz Kafka's Garage used to be a regular piece in Car and Driver magazine.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By gkr778
:thumbup: Submit the request via...

:thumbup:

Submit the request via http://garage.bimmerfest.com/siteSponsor.php?action=viewsitesponsor&SpCId=282
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By gkr778
Wow! Who are these people? Probably not driving...

Wow! Who are these people? Probably not driving enthusiasts. :thumbdwn:

The E90 was praised for its combination of agility and comfort. Car and Driver stated of its Sport Package equipped 2006...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,716
Posted By gkr778
I'm a subscriber to TrueDelta, too. Their survey...

I'm a subscriber to TrueDelta, too. Their survey methodology is robust; the firm's founder, Dr. Michael Karesh, did extensive research into automotive consumer behavior for his master's and doctoral...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,716
Posted By gkr778
From the Consumer Reports Car Reliability FAQ:

From the Consumer Reports Car Reliability FAQ:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,798
Posted By gkr778
Congratulations for your "apologies" Saintor!...

Congratulations for your "apologies" Saintor! Keep doin' what you're doin' to stay debt-free. :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,716
Posted By gkr778
That's especially impressive because the MY 2012...

That's especially impressive because the MY 2012 328i rated 'much worse than average' in CR's latest automotive reliability survey. MY 2013 and 2014 models were average.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,798
Posted By gkr778
Consumer Reports just released results of its...

Consumer Reports just released results of its 2014 automotive reliability survey. Results:


2014 320i, 328i: average
2014 328d: average
2014 335i: average
2011 335d (E90): much worse than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,798
Posted By gkr778
See the third paragraph of post #141.

See the third paragraph of post #141.
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 10-27-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By gkr778
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
Posted By gkr778
Your F30 looks fantastic in the photos, really!...

Your F30 looks fantastic in the photos, really! :thumbup:

Paint correction by a professional detailer and/or body shop is indeed the way to go. Until then, you can use a quick detailer product...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,425
Posted By gkr778
+1 And if it's necessary to drive hilly or...

+1
And if it's necessary to drive hilly or neglected areas in winter, F3x isn't the ideal vehicle for this task whether it has xDrive or not.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-27-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,798
Posted By gkr778
Correct; Mazda 6 6AT is as well: C&D...

Correct; Mazda 6 6AT is as well:

C&D Comparison Test Results (Accord I4 CVT vs Mazda 6 6AT)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-25-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,522
Posted By gkr778
Yes. How much of that Ostentatious Orange...

Yes.

How much of that Ostentatious Orange BMW Kool Aid spilled in your F30?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-24-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,798
Posted By gkr778
Here is Car and Driver's latest test of an F30,...

Here is Car and Driver's latest test of an F30, this time involving a 328d (320d) M Sport RWD:

2014 BMW 328d Rear-Drive Diesel Sedan: Diesel with a lazy d....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-24-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,807
Posted By gkr778
Gotcha kwl331. Tinting to achieve 70% net VLT...

Gotcha kwl331. Tinting to achieve 70% net VLT won't be dramatically different from OE and is probably ok, but check with your state's motor vehicles department to make sure. 60% VLT may be too much,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-24-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,798
Posted By gkr778
+1 I'll go ahead and knock the 8AT. The ZF...

+1
I'll go ahead and knock the 8AT. The ZF designed unit is arguably the best AT for FR cars extant, but it's still an automatic. 'Nuff said.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-24-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,807
Posted By gkr778
Maybe kwl331 meant the top of the windshield...

Maybe kwl331 meant the top of the windshield above the AS-1 line. :dunno:

Tinting that area is legal in most states.
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