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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-26-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 62,678
Posted By iamthewalrus
2006 X3 3.0i M-sport manual and I've crossed...

2006 X3 3.0i M-sport manual and I've crossed 51,500 miles. In just another sixteen years, I'll be at 150k and ready to sell it.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By iamthewalrus
Think about the long term. These vehicles, well...

Think about the long term. These vehicles, well maintained, will last a long time. My X3 manual is an '06, and it has been remarkably trouble free. I'm planning to keep it at least another eight...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-06-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,592
Posted By iamthewalrus
A 228xi hatchback manual M-sport would be...

A 228xi hatchback manual M-sport would be awesome! Alas, we'll never see that in the USA. A VW Golf-R is the closest we'll get.


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-05-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By iamthewalrus
They no longer make what was on my X3 last week. ...

They no longer make what was on my X3 last week. So, I picked up four 235/50R-18 Pirelli Scorpion STR. At $220 each plus shipping, install, etc, they weren't cheap, but it's done and the X3 drives...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By iamthewalrus
And $1K later, the issue is resolved. BMWs are...

And $1K later, the issue is resolved. BMWs are expensive to maintain, but it's not like other vehicles would be much cheaper for this kind of issue...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By iamthewalrus
Thanks. I ordered four new tires from Tire Rack,...

Thanks. I ordered four new tires from Tire Rack, and they'll arrive at the installer tomorrow. Unclear whether I dented the rim. The installer I'm taking it to is great about this kind of thing. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-02-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By iamthewalrus
Jealous! The Golf7 R isn't out yet, and the X1...

Jealous! The Golf7 R isn't out yet, and the X1 is automatic only...


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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-01-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By iamthewalrus
Replace the tire?

I was on Forest Service roads this weekend for a hike, and it looks like I have a bubble. Is this sort of thing reparable, or am I looking at replacement? Thanks!

James
Seattle, WA
2006 BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-01-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,597
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's kind of ridiculous for such an expensive...

That's kind of ridiculous for such an expensive vehicle. That said, my iPhone has better nav than any vehicle I've been in. What's better is that I can upgrade my phone anytime where the you're...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By iamthewalrus
I'm still driving my 8-year-old 2006 BMW X3 3.0i...

I'm still driving my 8-year-old 2006 BMW X3 3.0i (manual, M-sport, premium package, premium audio, xenons, PDC), but I've been checking out the X1. Honestly, if it came in manual, I would have...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-21-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By iamthewalrus
So many great, compact SUVs out there, but...

So many great, compact SUVs out there, but they're all automatics! I'm holding onto my 2006 BMW X3 3.0i, m-sport manual indefinitely. I just don't drive automatics, so these are all "nice" but...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-14-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By iamthewalrus
Lots of model proliferation, but still no...

Lots of model proliferation, but still no meaningful drivetrain choices. No manual means no new BMW for me -- no matter how many derivative SUVs they serve up.


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-05-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By iamthewalrus
And after 8 years in (manual) BMWs, my next car...

And after 8 years in (manual) BMWs, my next car will likely be a VW GTI (manual). I refuse to pay >$50K for an automatic.
Regardless of what you're willing to pay, you can't buy a manual SUV in...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By iamthewalrus
Oh, interesting. For me, I need the ground...

Oh, interesting. For me, I need the ground clearance. Most of the time I drive it's to go hiking in the Cascades mountains outside of Seattle. A sedan or coupe doesn't cut it. I'm also 6'2"...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By iamthewalrus
They could have boosted sales by offering a...

They could have boosted sales by offering a manual transmission. No other German manufacturer offers a manual, all-wheel-drive SUV. Offer it for a limited time only, and people would still flock to...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-05-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,187
Posted By iamthewalrus
Agreed 100%. So I'll drive my 2006 X3 for...

Agreed 100%. So I'll drive my 2006 X3 for another 8 years and then buy a GTI. I hope GTIs still come in manual by then...


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,187
Posted By iamthewalrus
BMW, VW, Audi, MB are trying to fill every SUV...

BMW, VW, Audi, MB are trying to fill every SUV niche, but they're all automatics! If the Q3 came with a manual, I'd buy it. If the X1 came with a manual, I'd buy it. If the MB GLA came with a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By iamthewalrus
Good reminder not to trust PDC blindly. Sorry...

Good reminder not to trust PDC blindly. Sorry for your trouble.


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-13-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By iamthewalrus
This is exactly right. As cities get...

This is exactly right. As cities get increasingly crowded just making the car longer is not an option. FWD packaging gives you a lot more usable room in the same overall package. Just compare a...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By iamthewalrus
If it comes with a manual transmission and AWD,...

If it comes with a manual transmission and AWD, then it'll be a great car for me. The current X1 is fine, but it's an automatic. Meh. If the new one is automatic only, then I'll get a VW GTI...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By iamthewalrus
In the US with our low speed limits, the 428...

In the US with our low speed limits, the 428 feels like more than enough? Faster? Probably not faster above 90mph, but that's a situation reserved for the German autobahn network. Under 70 mph, I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,399
Posted By iamthewalrus
I hear you! I have a 6-spd manual BMW X3 and I...

I hear you! I have a 6-spd manual BMW X3 and I love it. I look around and there are fewer and fewer options... I think my next car will be a VW GTI or Golf-R. To get 6-spd plus AWD in a BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-22-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By iamthewalrus
3-series manual. Automatics are fine, but I...

3-series manual. Automatics are fine, but I personally find them kind of boring to drive.

-James
Seattle, WA
2006 BMW X3 3.0i manual, m-sport, loaded
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 820
Posted By iamthewalrus
My money, my choice. I don't drive automatics. ...

My money, my choice. I don't drive automatics. I had a 330Cic manual and currently an X3 manual. My next car is likely a VW GTI. I could afford a car twice as expensive, but I'm not interested in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,403
Posted By iamthewalrus
For me, the M4 is more frustrating than fun. For...

For me, the M4 is more frustrating than fun. For that matter, you could argue the same thing about the 435. I'd opt for a well-optioned 428. If you live in an urban area in the USA (which odds are...
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