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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 10-15-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By hpowders
No noise from my 2015 228i coupe. Quietist car...

No noise from my 2015 228i coupe. Quietist car I've ever owned and I've been owning cars since 1967.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-29-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,404
Posted By hpowders
To be accurate, the reviewers from Road & Track...

To be accurate, the reviewers from Road & Track unanimously chose the 228i over both the M235i AND the M2.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-27-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,386
Posted By hpowders
Unless one frequents a race track, the argument...

Unless one frequents a race track, the argument for an M2 over a 228i coupe used for normal street and highway driving to the local Costco, Bonefish Grill and Whole Foods Market evaporates into once...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-26-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,386
Posted By hpowders
Yes. It is a great car! My only regret in owning...

Yes. It is a great car! My only regret in owning the 228i is that I can't unleash the car's potential on most days.

Recently on one blessed day I was able to, and the composure of the car was...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-25-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,386
Posted By hpowders
In a Road & Track comparison test dated June 28,...

In a Road & Track comparison test dated June 28, 2016 entitled "228i, M235i or M2: What is the best BMW coupe you can buy today?" the 228i coupe was chosen over the M2 and M235i by Jack Baruth, a...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-23-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,485
Posted By hpowders
Well when I used to lease, I was extra careful...

Well when I used to lease, I was extra careful with the car, since I knew I could be hit with expensive charges for dings that may be a little too big on returning the vehicle plus new tires. So, I...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-22-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,485
Posted By hpowders
When you lease, you are locked into forever...

When you lease, you are locked into forever monthly car payments.

There is no escape from a leasing contract. They don't care if you die. Your estate must make good on the remaining monthly...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-22-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
The car looks brand new now. The guy told me it...

The car looks brand new now. The guy told me it wasn't easy getting some of it out and it was because BMW changed the paint formula.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-21-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,142
Posted By hpowders
I agree with Le Chef. The "WOW!" factor could...

I agree with Le Chef. The "WOW!" factor could have worn off. It's what new car dealers depend on!!! :D
Forum: The Detail Department 09-21-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
Just hard to get out "dirt". He told me BMW...

Just hard to get out "dirt". He told me BMW changed their formula for the Alpine White paint, so it's a bit more deep dirt prone now. My wife's 10 year old Alpine White E90 never has deep dirt...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-21-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,485
Posted By hpowders
I'm saying if you leased a car that you want to...

I'm saying if you leased a car that you want to dump after driving it for a year, year and a half, it will cost you more if you leased the car than if you bought the car, because you are responsible...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-20-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,485
Posted By hpowders
I wish I had the patience to keep a car 5+ years,...

I wish I had the patience to keep a car 5+ years, but I don't. I quickly get bored, so leasing for me is out.

Turning over nearly new cars is a loser's game financially. Probably a sickness too.
...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-20-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
The detailer came today and after two hours, the...

The detailer came today and after two hours, the 228i coupe looks like new. All blemishes removed.

He advised me to get some Alpine White touch up paint/clearcoat to take care of some paint chips...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-20-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,485
Posted By hpowders
After purchasing a new vehicle you can sell it...

After purchasing a new vehicle you can sell it and you will of course be taking a depreciation hit. I purchased my 228i coupe for $40k and after 16 months it is only now worth $27k.

However, if I...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-15-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
Thanks! I am having the car professionally...

Thanks! I am having the car professionally detailed next Tuesday. Clay bar is part of it. :)
Forum: The Detail Department 09-15-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
I washed the car yesterday and I never had to...

I washed the car yesterday and I never had to press so damn hard to get some of the spots/streaks out on any car. Some of them still remain. Ridiculous!

The dealer will look at the car and tell me...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-14-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
I believe you. The quality of the car goes down...

I believe you. The quality of the car goes down as the price goes up!
Forum: The Detail Department 09-14-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
I've never seen anything like it. I chose white...

I've never seen anything like it. I chose white because it's usually dirt friendly in appearance.
Not this time.

If it was just dirt, I could wipe it away easily with a moist microfiber cloth,...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-13-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
My wife says it's just "dirt". But her car has...

My wife says it's just "dirt". But her car has the same Alpine White paint and her dirt NEVER looks like mine and is very easy to wipe clean. Mine, no.

Good luck!
Forum: The Detail Department 09-12-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
Good advice, thanks. I did plan to have the...

Good advice, thanks.

I did plan to have the car professionally detailed. I wouldn't let the dealer do it.

Iron-X, eh?
Forum: The Detail Department 09-12-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
Ocd619: In your professional opinion (as good as...

Ocd619: In your professional opinion (as good as you can say without seeing my car), do I have a legitimate gripe and that the car should be taken back to the dealer to have them look at it?

The...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-09-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
Who, ME???? :D:D Anyhow, I know nothing...

Who, ME???? :D:D

Anyhow, I know nothing about car paint, except that comparing the Alpine White on my 2007 328i with the Alpine White on my 228i, the former paint job was much, much better.
...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-08-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
Thanks folks. Thought this was a joke until I...

Thanks folks. Thought this was a joke until I looked it up. I am so not into detailing techniques.:)
Forum: The Detail Department 09-07-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By hpowders
Paint Discoloration. Help!!

Hello.

I have my 2015 228i coupe, purchased new, a little over a year now. It's Alpine White and I notice some gray discolorations in the paint in small patches pretty much all over the car. I...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-16-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,951
Posted By hpowders
At this time, there are more 2 series coupes to...

At this time, there are more 2 series coupes to test drive on dealer lots than last year.

The problem is even finding a BASE 228i/230i coupe to test drive. Any 228i/230i coupe you will find at a...
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