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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Chris90
Sure, but I think it's better overall to avoid...

Sure, but I think it's better overall to avoid 1st model years, rather than say, LCI's with a new engine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By Chris90
Driveshaft and fuel pump, I wasnt considering...

Driveshaft and fuel pump, I wasnt considering those engine parts I guess. If that kind of stuff scares you, buy a Lexus.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By Chris90
BMW to launch 340i and 440i with new B family of engines

http://s1.bimmerfest.com/gallery/BMW-F30-328i-Long-Term-Review-Car/medium/BMW-F30-328i-Long-Term-Review-Car-181.jpg

Bimmerfest member ynguldyn gazes into his crystal ball to bring us the latest...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
My car is the 235 hp normally aspirated six....

My car is the 235 hp normally aspirated six. Another amazing BMW engine was the big 3.8L six in the E34 M5. Those sound incredible.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By Chris90
Why so long? The mini already got the new turbo 3...

Why so long? The mini already got the new turbo 3 and 4.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-09-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,790
Posted By Chris90
That's the problem with buying a car for four...

That's the problem with buying a car for four 20min track sessions, you have to drive it home afterwards.

228 would be fun on track too, I just drove them at the BMW autoX event, was very...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By Chris90
Cant think of many issues with 1st year BMW...

Cant think of many issues with 1st year BMW engines, Id definitely wait, it may fix the carbon buildup issue as well.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,790
Posted By Chris90
Not a problem. In 10 track events I never saw a...

Not a problem. In 10 track events I never saw a Camaro. I think they're all at the mall.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
I don't think I'll be that lucky. My youngest...

I don't think I'll be that lucky. My youngest will be out of his Recaro in 4 years or so, maybe then I can look at coupes. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,790
Posted By Chris90
The best comparisons are when a magazine takes a...

The best comparisons are when a magazine takes a pro driver to drive each car on the same track on the same day. That's not feasible in many cases.

Top Gear's times are sketchy cause it's raining...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Chris90
Get the Recaro Performance Sport, no BMW parent...

Get the Recaro Performance Sport, no BMW parent should be without them.

The middle one. I have the older one with alcantara, wish they still used that material.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,790
Posted By Chris90
You sure you did a lot of track days? The guys I...

You sure you did a lot of track days? The guys I knew would never get upset by getting passed, cause there's always a faster car, and it's often an old heavily modified POS. The people who are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,790
Posted By Chris90
I'd be more embarrassed to be wallowing all over...

I'd be more embarrassed to be wallowing all over the track with the wet noodle suspension. And I doubt most SS drivers have the skill to beat an M3 on track.

SS is for poseurs, track junkies will...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,790
Posted By Chris90
I've always wanted to drive VIR but it was like a...

I've always wanted to drive VIR but it was like a 12 hr drive for me when I used to do track days. Up here we do have Lime Rock, Mosport and my favorite, Mont Tremblant. I never did Watkins Glen...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,790
Posted By Chris90
It's the Vauxhall VXR8 platform, which like the...

It's the Vauxhall VXR8 platform, which like the G8 is based on the Holden Commodore platform yes. But not sure they are the same, just based on the same platform.

Most of the car's issues...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,790
Posted By Chris90
Well, whatever, it's a fast POS. Read C&D's...

Well, whatever, it's a fast POS. Read C&D's comments. Sounds kind of like what the OP said.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
Interesting that Lexus bucked the trend and...

Interesting that Lexus bucked the trend and developed or modernized its V8 for the upcoming IS-F and RC-F. Should be interesting to see how efficient it is, but love the idea of a modern normally...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
My deductible is $1000, and the hood fix would be...

My deductible is $1000, and the hood fix would be $1200, so not worth it. I'm looking at a GTI/R or WRX, but I didn't really like the GTI when I drove it.

I like the 228i but need 4 doors.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
Yeah, the E90 loaners gave me horrible mileage....

Yeah, the E90 loaners gave me horrible mileage. The sweet motor is not enough to get me to buy an E90 these days, if I buy another BMW it would be an N20. That will probably only happen if they make...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
Thanks, it was minor, and I was in the car and...

Thanks, it was minor, and I was in the car and the baby! Deer dashed in front of us on the highway in broad daylight, we just clipped her, could have been much worse. Corner of the hood is caved in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
The car runs great at 112k miles - maintenance...

The car runs great at 112k miles - maintenance maybe $2k/year since I hit 90k miles. $2k is the sales tax on a new 320i.

It's become my beater though. My wife hit a deer driving it last week, I'm...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,547
Posted By Chris90
Yeah, I didn't like that at all, I'd almost...

Yeah, I didn't like that at all, I'd almost rather the car had 180 lb ft of torque, but all the time, not press the throttle and 2 seconds later, whoosh, 260 lb-ft of torque.

The new WRX didn't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
I think my inline six is just as sweet as a lower...

I think my inline six is just as sweet as a lower end Porsche flat 6. It's one of the finest motors ever built. Sounds simply incredible when it goes to redline, that's something you won't get from a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
I think that's cause few people even make an...

I think that's cause few people even make an inline six. Volvo, TVR, dunno who else? I think Subaru's is a flat six not inline.

As someone said, lots of people make a good turbo four.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,051
Posted By Chris90
Yeah, I wonder if the B series engines will fix...

Yeah, I wonder if the B series engines will fix that quietly - I doubt BMW wants to admit it needs to fix anything.
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