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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-19-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,645
Posted By jimpal
And driving on I-95 between Richmond and...

And driving on I-95 between Richmond and Washington, DC, with as many trucks as cars, is like "Mad Max."
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-14-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,645
Posted By jimpal
Or perhaps another version: a "2-Series Active...

Or perhaps another version: a "2-Series Active Tourer" from a British mag:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/bmw/bmw-2-series-active-tourer-review/

Looks a lot like a X1 to me.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-14-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,645
Posted By jimpal
New High Performance Mercedes Wagon

In view of BMW's apparent intent to stop selling 3-series Sports Wagons in the U.S. in a year or so, and no 5-series wagons sold here, this new offering by Mercedes is interesting. Here's an article...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-13-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By jimpal
Great review. I feel exactly the same about my...

Great review. I feel exactly the same about my 2014 Sports Wagon. Perhaps the most satisfying car I have had. And, in my opinion the best-looking 3-series car.

Even though mine is a 2014, I've...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-08-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By jimpal
Pretty much exactly what I've been saying over...

Pretty much exactly what I've been saying over the years. Coming from someone else (you), of course, it will now be valid. :D Thanks.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-08-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By jimpal
Yes, we do, and I would try to get my wife to...

Yes, we do, and I would try to get my wife to read it. She thinks all car doors must be slammed. Years of telling her "that's the way we get rattles in the door" have done no good. Maybe if she hears...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By jimpal
I agree with Michael Schott. What's the big deal,...

I agree with Michael Schott. What's the big deal, particularly after all this time?

While I know the dealer's rep should always try to please the customer, all relationships are best when there is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
Oh, you're back. I'm wondering what the owner of...

Oh, you're back. I'm wondering what the owner of a beautiful 6-er and an INFINITI is doing wasting his/her time trolling a 3 Sports Wagon site? Not enough to do? As you can see, we are mostly all...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2016, 04:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
Did you read the other postings? As OP for this...

Did you read the other postings? As OP for this thread, I have, and I don't recall that anyone suggested the 3-wagon takes the place of a SUV. Quite the opposite, the wagon is for people who want a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
I have not, but will. Thanks for the info.

I have not, but will. Thanks for the info.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
Please don't take offense. It was just a little...

Please don't take offense. It was just a little needle. In fact I have learned a great deal about potential replacements for my 3-wagon, if need be, from all of the comments your posting generated....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
As OP for this thread I simply never imagined it...

As OP for this thread I simply never imagined it would devolve to a discussion of Subaru Outbacks. :dunno:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
I agree. I am daily surrounded by Lexus...

I agree.

I am daily surrounded by Lexus RX350's, Honda CRV's, Cadillac whatever, etc., etc. This 3-wagon rarity is one of the things I enjoy most, although I agree with your other list of good...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
I appreciate your thoughtful analysis, but I...

I appreciate your thoughtful analysis, but I think you just proved that BMW does in fact have a strategic direction for the 3 wagon: to just not sell them in the U.S.

The 3 wagon is a European...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
Not sure I agree, but you could be right. :dunno:...

Not sure I agree, but you could be right. :dunno:

I've been pleasantly surprised at how well-balanced mine feels with that little high-torque 4-banger and the wonderful 8-speed auto. Not a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
Seems like you could be right. Since wagons have...

Seems like you could be right. Since wagons have high popularity in Europe, why couldn't they easily continue to be imported to the U.S? And, wagon owners would have German-made cars rather than the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,895
Posted By jimpal
The End of the 3-series Sports Wagon

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=568114&stc=1&d=1466615089

Interesting, if upsetting, article. Sob!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,116
Posted By jimpal
Totally agree. This is the best way to go.

Totally agree. This is the best way to go.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-30-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,197
Posted By jimpal
He's smarter than most of us. A couple of weeks...

He's smarter than most of us. A couple of weeks ago I got a helluva ticket on I-95 in North Carolina for doing 80. At age 79 I should know better too. Maybe a bit slower now, but at least he and I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 37,864
Posted By jimpal
Agree. Again opinion, but the longer I have my...

Agree. Again opinion, but the longer I have my four-banger the more I appreciate it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 37,864
Posted By jimpal
IMO Wagons are much better looking. Shorter...

IMO Wagons are much better looking. Shorter wheelbase makes for more nimble maneuvering, too. Again IMO, the only justification for the GT over the Wagon is if you must have more rear seat room.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-24-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,197
Posted By jimpal
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,197
Posted By jimpal
79 here. Looks like I am the longevity champ on...

79 here. Looks like I am the longevity champ on this thread.

After a 6 and four 5's, I now have a 3 Sports Wagon. I've loved them all, but watched the 5's grow over the years to the point that I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,319
Posted By jimpal
Agree about the nonsense, and I have had even...

Agree about the nonsense, and I have had even better experience. I've had six BMW's since 1989, and never had to add a drop of oil to any of them. I did have them routinely serviced as scheduled, and...
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