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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,920
Posted By chiefneil
There might be some crossover, but a reasonably...

There might be some crossover, but a reasonably priced 320i is going to be pretty stripped while the Buick will be loaded. I'm guessing they'd appeal to substantially different buyers when configured...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By chiefneil
I haven't owned a buyback or purchased a car...

I haven't owned a buyback or purchased a car that's been in an accident. But no way no how would I buy either of those for 40k. I'd buy a new stripped 328i or 320i first, or a clean used 335i if I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-29-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,920
Posted By chiefneil
I had the little Buick for a rental a few months...

I had the little Buick for a rental a few months ago. I forget the name but it was probably the Regal. It's quite a nice car for what it is. That is, it's very comfortable, luxurious for the price...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-28-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By chiefneil
Yeah it was 47% humidity this morning since we...

Yeah it was 47% humidity this morning since we had some rain on Saturday. A lot of people don't realize that summer is actually the most humid season in Phoenix. Although that's relative since...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-28-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By chiefneil
Strange dead battery behavior

This happened with our 2012 X5 35i a couple weeks ago. It's not an F30, but it does have the same N55 engine and 8AT transmission so I thought it might be of interest.

My wife reported that the X5...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-27-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,429
Posted By chiefneil
IMHO it's primarily due to market positioning....

IMHO it's primarily due to market positioning. The real numbers are actually more exaggerated than your original post, as the 328i is underrated quite a bit, while the 335i is not.

Have a look at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By chiefneil
I got 3M Crystalline 40. No dust at all. The...

I got 3M Crystalline 40. No dust at all. The installers cut the tint just short of the dot matrix which I don't really like, though. I prefer it overlapping the dots even though that can look a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By chiefneil
Why I paid $500 for tint

'nuff said

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=10379&pictureid=44458
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,309
Posted By chiefneil
I got quotes ranging from $200 - $700 depending...

I got quotes ranging from $200 - $700 depending on the installer and type of film.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By chiefneil
Oh I'm just kidding. He probably doesn't drive...

Oh I'm just kidding. He probably doesn't drive clients around, or maybe that 3-series is his personal car (I don't watch the show, so just guessing). Or product placement like you mentioned; HGTV is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By chiefneil
3-series seems kinda small for a realtor. When...

3-series seems kinda small for a realtor. When I'm looking at houses with with a realtor I want them to pull up in a full size Lexus, MB, or Escalade. Chauffeur-service baby!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-24-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By chiefneil
Just set it to the specs on the door and go from...

Just set it to the specs on the door and go from there. The door spec is oriented towards comfort for the vast majority of drivers.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By chiefneil
Call your CA. They have access to another pool of...

Call your CA. They have access to another pool of cars that aren't typically used as service loaners (e.g. demos). With your car being so new he should be able to get you into something.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By chiefneil
It depends on what you describe as "hesitation"....

It depends on what you describe as "hesitation". If you mean a delay between pressing the gas and the engine responding, then you should go see your dealer.

If you mean that the engine responds...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,798
Posted By chiefneil
I've poked the voice control button a few times...

I've poked the voice control button a few times out of curiosity but it doesn't do anything in my 2014 335i (August 2013 build), no nav, no tech.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By chiefneil
I believe if you read your manual it'll say...

I believe if you read your manual it'll say rotation isn't recommended. IIRC it's wrapped up in some verbage which basically says you can if you want to but it isn't worth the cost if you're paying...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By chiefneil
Ventilated seat option code will be SCS: Swampass...

Ventilated seat option code will be SCS: Swampass Control System.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By chiefneil
Geez I've been wishing for ventilated/cooled...

Geez I've been wishing for ventilated/cooled seats for years.

However I've heard that BMW's implementation isn't that great anyway, so maybe we're not missing much.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,079
Posted By chiefneil
The only solution is to skip HUD and buy $1000...

The only solution is to skip HUD and buy $1000 worth of polarized sunglasses instead.

http://youtu.be/sr9_GfeoCjk
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,192
Posted By chiefneil
Any time you favor features over handling and...

Any time you favor features over handling and general "feel", the Japanese models come out ahead. In the 30 - 40k range I'd certainly check out what Acura and Lexus have to offer.

Last time I test...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By chiefneil
No problem with the thigh support here. I fiddle...

No problem with the thigh support here. I fiddle with it a little in the first few weeks and then don't touch it again until I sell the car.

For this class of car, for a rarely used adjustment, I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,872
Posted By chiefneil
Since they couldn't get "E" they chose the next...

Since they couldn't get "E" they chose the next best character for making their model line spell S3X.

But yeah, any luxury compact car in the 35 - 50k range is competing with the 3-series and C...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,903
Posted By chiefneil
That's BMW for you. For the next generation...

That's BMW for you. For the next generation they're going to replace the iDrive display with a black & white CRT and charge you upgrade to an LCD.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-15-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By chiefneil
In theory the diffuser increases downforce,...

In theory the diffuser increases downforce, reduces drag and helps gas mileage. In practice I wouldn't expect too much. Here's a look at it on a 3-series. It's the entire matte-black piece.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,046
Posted By chiefneil
Dunno, I can only speak from my personal...

Dunno, I can only speak from my personal experience. I do about 10-12k miles per year, so I've generally fallen under BMW's 1-year minimum oil change.

I can say that I still have my '02 330i...
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