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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 07-24-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By OBS3SSION
Well, more mass to decelerate, the longer it will...

Well, more mass to decelerate, the longer it will take for the regen motors to stop you. Same goes for any "normal" car. A car with one person will stop shorter than a car with 4 people on board if...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 07-24-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By OBS3SSION
I've test driven both, and the Model S is an...

I've test driven both, and the Model S is an awesome car. Tesla went the route that an EV should be a premium-looking, performance driving car with the range similar to a gas car. I love it, and love...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-24-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By OBS3SSION
Money Factors, Residuals, Bonuses, etc.

Forgive me for being a bit of a dunce, but I could have sworn we used to find the numbers posted each month for doing calculations. Wasn't there a sticky post in the Ask-A-Dealer forum, or was it an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By OBS3SSION
Oh, they were all on my initial list. My wife and...

Oh, they were all on my initial list. My wife and I considered 30+ cars. We still haven't decided yet, but there are a couple "budget minded" cars still on the short-list. It will boil down to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,134
Posted By OBS3SSION
If the XE looks, sounds and drives anything like...

If the XE looks, sounds and drives anything like the F-Type and is price-competitive to the A4/3-Series, I may go running to the Jaguar dealership! I loved the F-Type when I test drove it, and would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By OBS3SSION
Agree! The lighting package with HID should be...

Agree! The lighting package with HID should be standard, with LED headlights as the option. LED lights all around (signals, tail and brake, etc.) should be standard too. And probably a bunch of other...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 5,329
Posted By OBS3SSION
Remember that a vast majority of people buying a...

Remember that a vast majority of people buying a BMW want it for the badge and the prestige that comes with it. These are the drivers that couldn't care less about sporty driving dynamics. The...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-23-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By OBS3SSION
It's not just loaners I'm concerned with. I'm...

It's not just loaners I'm concerned with. I'm worried about getting shat upon in general. Will I get crap times, or will my car sit on the side while they service everyone else first? Will I be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-23-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,493
Posted By OBS3SSION
Yeah, but that's not unique to Tesla. Even...

Yeah, but that's not unique to Tesla. Even well-established car-makers have issues with new parts that can take years to sort out. Just look at the cars in my sig: The M3's well-known issue with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-23-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By OBS3SSION
After watching some videos of what happens to...

After watching some videos of what happens to stuff in your car when you get in an accident, I don't put any stuff besides (buckled-in) people in the seats. All stuff goes in the trunk. Under a cargo...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,493
Posted By OBS3SSION
The business model is irrelevant to the original...

The business model is irrelevant to the original post. The upcoming mid-sized and mass-market EV is going to be realistically priced. They'll accomplish this by using battery tech advancements over...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-22-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By OBS3SSION
Well, the answer is yes, it's possible. But not...

Well, the answer is yes, it's possible. But not practical. You can do anything if you throw enough money at it. However, there might be aftermarket options, just like you have when you want to put...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By OBS3SSION
Yeah. I've been considering the wagon, the GT and...

Yeah. I've been considering the wagon, the GT and the Gran Coupe. The wagon, sedan and gran coupe have very similar rear seats. The primary difference is the headroom. The Gran Coupe's sloping roof...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,840
Posted By OBS3SSION
Yeah, Teslas. Wealthy people who wanted to make a...

Yeah, Teslas. Wealthy people who wanted to make a political or environmental statement bought a Prius because it was the only choice. Now they can have an option of a sedan that is even cleaner, and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,873
Posted By OBS3SSION
That's something else that pisses me off. But...

That's something else that pisses me off. But it's not specific to BMW. All car makes in the US favor red rear turn signals. Even worse is any car that uses the same bulb for brake and turn. More...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By OBS3SSION
I don't have the actual numbers, but the trunk of...

I don't have the actual numbers, but the trunk of the GT is bigger than the 4 Series Gran Coupe. It is also deeper than the wagon, but not as tall due to the sloping glass. I've been comparing these...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By OBS3SSION
I think it depends on your build. I'm 6'2" or...

I think it depends on your build. I'm 6'2" or maybe 6'3", and I could get in the back seat "behind myself" (having set the driver's seat for myself), and my legs did fit, but my head was on the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,840
Posted By OBS3SSION
A few points I'd like to make: Tesla is a...

A few points I'd like to make:

Tesla is a new company (when was the last new car manufacturer introduced!?) and there will be teething pains. However, the general consensus is they are having an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,873
Posted By OBS3SSION
Does it piss anybody else off that BMW has been...

Does it piss anybody else off that BMW has been using LED corner/tail/turn lights since the E46 facelift, but removes them on for each new generation and re-adds them on the facelift? I was test...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By OBS3SSION
Polarization doesn't distort your vision. All it...

Polarization doesn't distort your vision. All it does is block light waves in one direction, typically vertical. This is the direction of the light waves of sunlight after it bounces off the road,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By OBS3SSION
I was a bit obsessive with the plates on my cars....

I was a bit obsessive with the plates on my cars. But like others have said, just take the screws into a Home Depot/Lowes/Ace/local hardware store and grab some allen wrench, torx, or other security...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By OBS3SSION
The order sheet info thread has the 435i xDrive...

The order sheet info thread has the 435i xDrive listed as a July 1 start-of-production. So you should be able to order them now, but it's unlikely you'll see any on the ground here until late...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-15-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By OBS3SSION
By adding spacers, you're changing the stress...

By adding spacers, you're changing the stress points of the wheels and suspension. Think of levers and pivots and stuff like that. You may run spacers for years and never have a problem. But as bear...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-15-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By OBS3SSION
Not having ordered yet, I've been giving this...

Not having ordered yet, I've been giving this some thought. And I think I'd rather skip the HUD and save $1K and keep wearing polarized sunglasses. And that's crazy coming from a techno-nerd like me!...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-15-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By OBS3SSION
Well, it's good to know I don't need to worry...

Well, it's good to know I don't need to worry about this. I suppose 15-20 years ago when I ran into that dealership who "threatened" me with sub-par service was probably a salesman who was angered at...
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