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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-29-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 55,608
Posted By jimpal
Sounds right if getting power to the car will fix...

Sounds right if getting power to the car will fix the problem. Not sure it will if power is there and the engine won't run for some other reason, as indicated above. Someone more knowledgeable than...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-29-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 55,608
Posted By jimpal
You don't have to open the trunk to jump the...

You don't have to open the trunk to jump the battery. There are easily accessible positive and negative studs under the hood that connect to the battery for charging and jumping.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-26-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,466
Posted By jimpal
I know, I know, being an old fart does that. When...

I know, I know, being an old fart does that. When I recently lived in Minnesota, residents' BMW imagination was limited to black, gray, or rental-car white. I had a bit of fun with my Milano Beige...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-22-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,466
Posted By jimpal
I completely agree. When I got a speeding ticket...

I completely agree. When I got a speeding ticket in NC a few months ago I didn't contest it; it was entirely my fault. However, I can't help it; sometimes I do slow down a little when I'm in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-16-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By jimpal
To Kafkaesque320: Is this the way BMWFS would...

To Kafkaesque320: Is this the way BMWFS would finance the post lease purchase?

To Kafkaesque320 and jjrandorin: Thanks very much for your very helpful answers.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-16-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By jimpal
Strategy for best price when buying a wagon at lease end?

I've always turned in my BMW's at lease end, and rolled over to a new one. This time I'm thinking of buying my 2014 Wagon when the lease is over in a few months. I love the car, and it has less than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-15-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,466
Posted By jimpal
OH NO! Here was the one place I thought I was...

OH NO! Here was the one place I thought I was away from this awful political season.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-14-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,466
Posted By jimpal
While there surely are some good asshole examples...

While there surely are some good asshole examples shown on this thread, in this part of the world the real assholes drive pickup trucks. Tailgating is their specialty, right after speeding through...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-26-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,349
Posted By jimpal
1989 635CSi. While the design may look dated now,...

1989 635CSi. While the design may look dated now, I thought that profile was beautiful. Apparently BMW did too, as they made versions of these from 1976 to 1989. The first one that grabbed me was at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-19-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
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, 08:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,805
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,805
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,506
Posted By jimpal
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,506
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, 05:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,506
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,506
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,506
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,506
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, 08:22 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,506
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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,506
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, 07:15 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,506
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...
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