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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,376
Posted By iamthewalrus
So do the guys! Would I date someone who...

So do the guys! Would I date someone who couldn't drive my manual X3? If the last ten years are any indication, the answer is no.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,215
Posted By iamthewalrus
Torn about selling the 650...

Sounds like a special car, and I'm glad you're holding onto it. I have a 2006 BMW X3, 3.0i manual M-sport, and I'm holding onto it indefinitely. It's nine years old, but there's nothing like it. I...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-08-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,169
Posted By iamthewalrus
So five inches shorter than my 2006 X3. Great,...

So five inches shorter than my 2006 X3. Great, why does everything have to get so BIG? The point of the X1 was to be compact, you know, for city dwellers like me who hike and ski on weekends? ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By iamthewalrus
I'd take the 328. It's more than enough power to...

I'd take the 328. It's more than enough power to be fun! Seriously, I've d one European Delivery of a friend's 335xi and driven for two weeks on the autobahn network. The power is amazing, but...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,720
Posted By iamthewalrus
X1 F48 Pricing Guide for NA

Lots of bells and whistles like HUD, rear-view cameras, and Navigation. What I'd give for a manual transmission! Feels like more and more tech, but less and less for the driving enthusiast... ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-10-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,181
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 I won't settle for an automatic, no matter...

+1
I won't settle for an automatic, no matter how great the new X1 is. I'd buy a VW GTI instead.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-07-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,487
Posted By iamthewalrus
I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3...

I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3 3.0i manual/m-sport a few years longer. When it finally goes, I'll get a manual VW GTI.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-02-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 on a CPO S4. It's end of life cycle, and only...

+1 on a CPO S4. It's end of life cycle, and only you know whether it matters to you to be driving the "latest". I love the interior on the Audis and I like the more reserved looks. The BMW can be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,460
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's exactly how I'd describe it! I've owned a...

That's exactly how I'd describe it! I've owned a 2006 BMW 330Cic and now a BMW X3 3.0i (both manual, sport package), and they're great. I did European Delivery of a friend's 2009 335xi coupe for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-03-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,083
Posted By iamthewalrus
That was my experience driving my friend's 335...

That was my experience driving my friend's 335 sport line. Don't get me wrong, the car was incredibly capable. It can do far more safely than we can ever really utilize legally on US roads. But it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-03-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,083
Posted By iamthewalrus
People won't buy an Audi because of past...

People won't buy an Audi because of past experiences with VW reliability. In that case, I never would have bought a BMW, because my 2006 Mini CooperS convertible was such a maintenance nightmare. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By iamthewalrus
Keep it. My X3 is a 2006 with 53k miles on it,...

Keep it. My X3 is a 2006 with 53k miles on it, and I intend to keep it indefinitely. The maintenance items are cheaper than buying a new vehicle and facing the depreciation.
My X3 is spotless, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,212
Posted By iamthewalrus
It has several hundred already!

It has several hundred already!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,212
Posted By iamthewalrus
Think about how amazing that is for a moment. ...

Think about how amazing that is for a moment. Within one generation, the Internet and web forums like this have made us the experts. The collective knowledge of a group of aficionados far surpasses...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,212
Posted By iamthewalrus
Just look at the Atlanta teachers' scandal. Give...

Just look at the Atlanta teachers' scandal. Give anyone incentives and strong enough incentives and they'll game the system. It's ridiculous for BMW to be surprised by this.

NPR.org "Atlanta...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,348
Posted By iamthewalrus
502527 My X3 in the Alvord desert in...

502527
My X3 in the Alvord desert in southeastern Oregon.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,348
Posted By iamthewalrus
I have 53,000 on my 2006 X3 3.0i M-sport, manual....

I have 53,000 on my 2006 X3 3.0i M-sport, manual. I'm keeping it indefinitely. They just don't offer manual-transmission SUVs in the USA anymore.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-31-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By iamthewalrus
I think the Audi design is timeless, clean, sexy...

I think the Audi design is timeless, clean, sexy -- if a bit chunky looking. On the 4-series, that boomerang-shaped trim piece just behind the front wheel seems disconnected and distracting. What...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,465
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's my experience. The extreme of this is the...

That's my experience. The extreme of this is the M3 convertible. Most tracks will not let you take out a convertible. Therefore you have a supremely capable car, that you never actually get to use....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,465
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's exactly right! We live in the USA with...

That's exactly right! We live in the USA with low speed limits, poor roads, and lots of traffic. The M3 is more frustrating than it is fun. Get the 335; it's already more car than you can truly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By iamthewalrus
It's really tough to know anything from these...

It's really tough to know anything from these pics other than the general size and proportions. It's a ritual now where people say the spy photos look horrendous, but the finished product is much...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-13-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By iamthewalrus
Posts like this remind me why I'm keeping my...

Posts like this remind me why I'm keeping my 2006, manual-transmission BMW for as long as I can. All of these technological nannies are really f'ing annoying. I know auto manufacturers are being...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-12-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By iamthewalrus
Love my manual-transmission BMW. The electronic,...

Love my manual-transmission BMW. The electronic, lawyer-appeasing automatic transmission features drive me crazy...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-06-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,735
Posted By iamthewalrus
The opacity and complexity of auto pricing is a...

The opacity and complexity of auto pricing is a terrible customer experience. Makes me want to get a Tesla next time and skip all if this confusion and uncertainty. Did you get a good price? Could...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 03-06-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By iamthewalrus
I hear you! The economics of the industry,...

I hear you! The economics of the industry, environmental regulations, and US tastes are driving the auto industry to bland. The golden age of the car is over. I'm holding onto my 2006 X3 manual...
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