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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,611
Posted By PhilH
Thanks for the nice write up. Great comparison...

Thanks for the nice write up. Great comparison with other BMWs you've owned and the S4, which I can relate to.

The 335GT is a real candidate to replace my wife's aging X3. I like the fact the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-28-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By PhilH
We've had a 2004 X3 for the past six years, and...

We've had a 2004 X3 for the past six years, and it's always sort of done what you describe, at least in a very mild way. Like AzNMPower32 said, I think it's "normal vehicle operation", i.e. they all...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-18-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,289
Posted By PhilH
Is it just the 19" wheels and tires that mostly...

Is it just the 19" wheels and tires that mostly have the problems? Are the 18s generally OK?

Both Car & Driver and AutoWeek's long term 5 Series had the 19s I think. Here's one of the AutoWeek...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-17-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,289
Posted By PhilH
I bought an Audi S4 after buying three BMWs in a...

I bought an Audi S4 after buying three BMWs in a row. I'm looking at replacing my wife's X3 at some point soon, and the tire and wheel problems on the 5 Series, along with the now typical BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-17-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,102
Posted By PhilH
First drive of the 2012 3 Series by Motor Trend: ...

First drive of the 2012 3 Series by Motor Trend:
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1111_2012_bmw_3_series_first_drive/#ixzz1dutPoB00
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-10-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,102
Posted By PhilH
Apparently, in the very near future, there will...

Apparently, in the very near future, there will be very few cars with good steering feel. The new Porsche 911 is getting lukewarm reviews concerning their electromechanical steering. Therefore, the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-17-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,442
Posted By PhilH
I think what the OP is referring to is that the...

I think what the OP is referring to is that the 2012 Audi A6, A7 and A8 have a pop up nav screen that looks similar to BMW's new fixed nav screen.

A6:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-17-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,102
Posted By PhilH
The new 6 Series' steering is getting bad reviews...

The new 6 Series' steering is getting bad reviews too. This one really hit home with me when I read it.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/car/11q3/2012_bmw_650i_convertible-short_take_road_test
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-17-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,165
Posted By PhilH
I realized that the F30 may be a good choice to...

I realized that the F30 may be a good choice to replace my wife's 2004 X3.

-she complains that the X3's steering wheel is too difficult to turn, and the F30's optional Variable Sports steering...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-15-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 37,450
Posted By PhilH
What is sounds like is the Variable Sport...

What is sounds like is the Variable Sport Steering available on the new X3. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the X3's steering isn't hydrualic with this package either. Go to build your own X3 and look...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-14-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 37,450
Posted By PhilH
Yeah, page 27 of the press release...

Yeah, page 27 of the press release (http://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/bmw-press-release/2012-BMW-F30-3-Series-Sedan-328i-335i.pdf) confirms that the F30 has electromechanical power steering (EPS), which...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-14-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 37,450
Posted By PhilH
Wow, a 4 inch increase in length. I remember my...

Wow, a 4 inch increase in length. I remember my old E34 5 Series was 185 inches long, only 3 more inches to go...

As for the design of the F30, it's not a deal breaker for me. The front end is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,242
Posted By PhilH
Don't expect a price drop for the new 4-cylinder...

Don't expect a price drop for the new 4-cylinder 3 Series either, based on prices just announced for the N20 powered 2012 528i and Z4:
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,242
Posted By PhilH
From my perspective, my wife had a 1.8T in her VW...

From my perspective, my wife had a 1.8T in her VW Passat a while back, and I've recently driven some A4 2.0T loaners from the Audi dealer. Although they get the job done (decent acceleration, better...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-17-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,242
Posted By PhilH
Then you're in the wrong thread, aren't you. :p

Then you're in the wrong thread, aren't you. :p
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-16-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,242
Posted By PhilH
Do you like the idea of a 4-cylinder turbo 3 Series?

It seems to be obvious that the F30 3 Series will come with a 4-cylinder turbo as the base model engine in the states (I'll just call it a 328i to make it easier). Although I've seen some thoughts...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-21-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,175
Posted By PhilH
2003 330i sedan - 65k miles - $13,900

Car is now SOLD!!

2003 330i - 65k miles - Original owner - $13,900:

-Sport package
-Manual transmission
-Steel Gray / Black leatherette
-18" forged BBS RGR wheels, diamond black finish in...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,383
Posted By PhilH
My father sold his E39 540iA for a new Mercedes...

My father sold his E39 540iA for a new Mercedes C350 recently. I like the design of the new C Class Benz, it's a shame the C350 isn't offered with a manual transmission. After driving the C350, I'd...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By PhilH
Too darn busy at work these days to hang around...

Too darn busy at work these days to hang around bimmerfest much...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,061
Posted By PhilH
Really, how do you know? Do you or someone you...

Really, how do you know? Do you or someone you know own one, or do you work on cars? Just trying to verify, as someone else already said the current 550s still have a dipstick.

When looking...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By PhilH
They say you can tell a lot about a car from the...

They say you can tell a lot about a car from the A pillar and the fuel filler location, since they're two of the hardest things to change about a car. Going by that, this thing started out life as...
Forum: General BMW 06-01-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By PhilH
Reminds me of this video: ...

Reminds me of this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv4m41viy4I
Forum: General BMW 06-01-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,061
Posted By PhilH
Last BMWs with oil dipsticks

What are the last few BMWs with engine oil dipsticks?

Here's what I think:

550i - the 4.8 liter V8 engine is still in production, and seems to have a dipstick (confirmed in a few posts on the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-25-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By PhilH
Nice Volks. :thumbup: I love my PSS10 coilovers...

Nice Volks. :thumbup: I love my PSS10 coilovers too. At first I thought they might be just a bit too stiff for everyday driving, but after about a month, I must have gotten used to them. They...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-11-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6,021
Views: 979,797
Posted By PhilH
I agree, very clean, Carlson, and those wheels...

I agree, very clean, Carlson, and those wheels look perfect, not a nick on them from the pictures. I always liked Sienna Red too. Looks like you can use the front plate delete trim piece since you...
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