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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,242
Posted By falou
I used Castrol 0-30 European formula in my 535...

I used Castrol 0-30 European formula in my 535 one change, as it's one of the BMW approved oils. When I started it in the morning, I noticed a slight clacking in the engine for a few seconds, like...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-04-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,035
Posted By falou
I think part of the problem with the F10 is it's...

I think part of the problem with the F10 is it's significantly heavier and has a longer wheelbase than the e60, so that alone will affect the steering feel somewhat. The EPS probably numbed it a bit...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-04-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,027
Posted By falou
Wow can they copy the 5 series back end any...

Wow can they copy the 5 series back end any closer? I guess that's not a bad thing for F30 buyers, as it will look like an F10. It's nice that the car looks wider from the back, the e90 looked too...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-17-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,198
Posted By falou
I like just about everything, especially more...

I like just about everything, especially more space on the inside but still lighter weight. The rear looks like the f10, but a little better. I think this will attract a lot of 5 series buyers since...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-20-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,087
Posted By falou
I've rented several Hyundais, the last year or 2...

I've rented several Hyundais, the last year or 2 models, they vary from mediocre to it sucks, not even in the same league as a BMW. There's no way I would consider one of those for 10k less, probably...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-20-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,678
Posted By falou
I don't mind the styling of the F10, it's a bit...

I don't mind the styling of the F10, it's a bit conservative, but looks good overall. I imagine the F30 will look simialar, hopefully sportier.

I think the F30 will attract a lot of former 5...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-26-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,054
Posted By falou
Have creme interior, have had no problems with...

Have creme interior, have had no problems with dirt except for a few scuff marks on bottom of doors. I do clean my seats from time to time, especially after a valet drives it or I have it in for...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 04-26-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,426
Posted By falou
Great looking design, this is what the F10 should...

Great looking design, this is what the F10 should have looked like instead of the boring stodgy design they came up with. I guess they have to leave room for another model to get people to buy....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-14-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,885
Posted By falou
The new design is conservative, there's nothing...

The new design is conservative, there's nothing groundbreaking like the E60, it looks like a lot of other cars out there. It certainly doesn't excite me at all either. The E class is also somewhat of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,521
Posted By falou
The climate control sucks, I can turn the temp to...

The climate control sucks, I can turn the temp to 62 and still have hot air coming out the vents, or I can tun it to 85 and still have cool air coming out, depending on how the dial in idrive is set....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,530
Posted By falou
I really like the Yokohama Advan S4, great tire...

I really like the Yokohama Advan S4, great tire everywhere, even good in the snow. I’m sure the Michelins are very good too, slighty more rain biased tred pattern it looks like. The guy at tire rack...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-16-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,948
Posted By falou
According to AW, the F10 is also 220 lbs heavier....

According to AW, the F10 is also 220 lbs heavier. Really hate the trend of going bigger and heavier with successive models. Seems to me, most people are going to smaller and lighter cars which are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-05-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,413
Posted By falou
The F10 weighs several hundred lbs more than the...

The F10 weighs several hundred lbs more than the e60 according to the NY times article. There's no way this will handle as well as the 3. Probably drive more like a 7. I really don't like the trend...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-23-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,210
Posted By falou
Front end looks like a 3 series, rear lights are...

Front end looks like a 3 series, rear lights are from the Nissan G series. The side profile is nice, definite improvement. Much prefer the edgy aggressive design of the E60, stood out from the crowd....
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,100
Posted By falou
HUD is the one thing on my car that was not worth...

HUD is the one thing on my car that was not worth ordering. The majority of the time all that is up is the speedo. Having the nav up there is nice, but all that is diplayed is the next turn, and many...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-05-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,879
Posted By falou
After thinking about this some more, seems like...

After thinking about this some more, seems like the specs on the BMWUSA website must be wrong on the final drive ratio on the 535i and xi, even though it's been that way for the last 2 model years, I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,879
Posted By falou
The specs also say the 535i has a lower final...

The specs also say the 535i has a lower final drive ratio, 3.64:1 vs 3.46:1 for the xi. Seems like it would be the opposite. The 528i has a higher ratio than the xi, 3.73:1 vs 3.91:1. So in the 535,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,493
Posted By falou
My dealer told me end of '10 for the F10, which...

My dealer told me end of '10 for the F10, which sounds about right for a '11 model.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By falou
I have a 535xi with Yok Advan S4s, and had no...

I have a 535xi with Yok Advan S4s, and had no problem driving through 2 snowstorms in Salt Lake City. I didn't expect them to be good at all, but was a little surprised. I drove up to Snowbird and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-01-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,714
Posted By falou
I'll throw in my opinion here, since I had a...

I'll throw in my opinion here, since I had a different experience than some others. I bought these to replace my oem runflats, and was disapointed. I found the turn in to be mushy and on center...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-15-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By falou
I went from an 07 X3 sport to a 535xi, and the X3...

I went from an 07 X3 sport to a 535xi, and the X3 was definitely better handling in that it drove more like a 3 series. Am a bit dissapointed in the handling of the 5, as it feels bigger, heavier,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-15-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,752
Posted By falou
Love the shot from the rear, I imagine the...

Love the shot from the rear, I imagine the tailights will be tweaked from those, but the lines look sweet. If it's slightly smaller that would be good with me, the larger it gets, the heavier it...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-17-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,692
Posted By falou
I'm running the ADVAN S4's on my 535xi, great...

I'm running the ADVAN S4's on my 535xi, great tire. Third tire I've had so far on this car, and these are the best. Responsive, quiet and the ride is very good. I drove through a week of snowstorms...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-13-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,919
Posted By falou
release date

The article on worldcarfans site says it's a sping of 2010 release as an 11 model, but these things are rarely on time. My guess is it's a late fall of 10 release.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-04-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,990
Posted By falou
The 535 feels like it has more low end torque in...

The 535 feels like it has more low end torque in real world driving, I've driven both and prefer feel of the 535. Lower axle ratio probably helps in that regard too. 550 has more high end which I...
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