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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,498
Posted By SteVTEC
What a bunch of apologist crap right here, man....

What a bunch of apologist crap right here, man. Sorry but you're just making excuses for BMW's awful EPS systems now. All everybody's been talking about for the past few years on these forums are EPS...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,498
Posted By SteVTEC
Just let the forum complaints from one generation...

Just let the forum complaints from one generation of car to the next guide you. If they were complaining about overly stiff rides before, then one of the big complaints clearly is overly soft and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,498
Posted By SteVTEC
Even on base suspension cars, or are you talking...

Even on base suspension cars, or are you talking ZSP? Even if people have been complaining en masse about overly stiff suspensions, do you think it's right that they go in the exact opposite...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,498
Posted By SteVTEC
The complaints have been of harsh rides, with the...

The complaints have been of harsh rides, with the RFT tires, which they managed to fix or drastically improve in later E9x cars without making the handling completely floppy. My car is extremely...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 19,498
Posted By SteVTEC
I've never driven a smoother riding car than my...

I've never driven a smoother riding car than my base suspension LCI E93, and it still handles extraordinarily well and stays completely composed on rough pavement, and on highway off-ramps at double...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,754
Posted By SteVTEC
DANG!!!!! :yikes: :yikes: Guess you're a...

DANG!!!!! :yikes: :yikes:

Guess you're a long-hauler, and that's exactly where diesel shines. :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By SteVTEC
1) Making the front fascias ugly forcing you to...

1) Making the front fascias ugly forcing you to buy a "Line" trim $$$$
2) Making the base suspension/steering way too soft forcing you to buy Sport or DHP $$$$
3) Bundling Comfort Access, which...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-26-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,212
Posted By SteVTEC
The driving experience mode did adjust weighting...

The driving experience mode did adjust weighting somewhat on non-DHP cars I've driven, but it was like way too damned light, and still too damned light. Huge difference between that and this M-Sport...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By SteVTEC
I thought the variable intake manifold swap from...

I thought the variable intake manifold swap from the 330i was pretty slick. Basically take the fixed intake manifold from the 328i and replaces it with the 3-stage IM from the 330i, and gives you a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,813
Posted By SteVTEC
We custom ordered both my E93 and my wife's E70....

We custom ordered both my E93 and my wife's E70. Way too picky on colors and options to do otherwise. It was pretty much the only way with the E70 because we wanted the three row seating. It was hard...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-25-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,754
Posted By SteVTEC
MY "City" driving is the SAME as the EPA "City"...

MY "City" driving is the SAME as the EPA "City" driving. I'm within 1-2 mph of that average.

YOUR "City" driving is your own definition and something entirely different, and nearly DOUBLE the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-25-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,754
Posted By SteVTEC
Here's the relevant info on EPA City vs Highway...

Here's the relevant info on EPA City vs Highway test cycles.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/fe_test_schedules.shtml

EPA City:
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/images/ftpdds.gif

EPA Highway:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,754
Posted By SteVTEC
Cool. Summer interns programming the online...

Cool. Summer interns programming the online configurator as usual, then. :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,212
Posted By SteVTEC
We're more or less on the same page. The issue I...

We're more or less on the same page. The issue I had with adding too much input going into a turn had much more to do with complete lack of heft on the steering and being used to the much heavier HPS...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,212
Posted By SteVTEC
Well I felt changes in resistance level in...

Well I felt changes in resistance level in addition to ratio. F33 M-Sport with DHP. Clearly it was much stiffer with more weight in Sport mode, and would be very light at slower speeds or in Comfort...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,754
Posted By SteVTEC
I just noticed that there are more individual...

I just noticed that there are more individual options available for the 328i, whereas you get sucked into the "Line" and other things more on the 328d.

I can't stand the base 17" wheels (Style...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-23-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,212
Posted By SteVTEC
Yeah parking sensors and a backup camera are...

Yeah parking sensors and a backup camera are mandatory for me. My E93 has front and rear PDC, but no camera offered back then. The Top and Side view stuff which our X5 has is nice, but gets into the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-23-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,212
Posted By SteVTEC
I'm 6'3" and wife is 5'2", so gotta have power...

I'm 6'3" and wife is 5'2", so gotta have power seats. Actually I could drop the ZPP and just go with the memory power seats as a standalone option, and that brings it down to $39k. Backup camera is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By SteVTEC
Basic 320 with Sport is an awesome car! :thumbup:

Basic 320 with Sport is an awesome car! :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 944
Posted By SteVTEC
Yeah depends entirely on the dealership. My local...

Yeah depends entirely on the dealership. My local one is terrible for sales (Rockville BMW formerly VOB) but awesome for service. Priority 1, no appointments needed, BMW loaner car for any service....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,212
Posted By SteVTEC
The ARS is $3500 of that on the X5. DHP is just...

The ARS is $3500 of that on the X5. DHP is just $1000 on most models, which is totally worth it for the improved steering feel also. If I were to buy a 3-series, it's as I told some friends. Either...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,212
Posted By SteVTEC
No it just means that we still value our money...

No it just means that we still value our money and aren't willing to throw many thousands of extra dollars at BMW just to get what we feel are 'proper' looking and driving cars. Yes, will certainly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By SteVTEC
Drive it like you stole it. The tachometer and...

Drive it like you stole it. The tachometer and marked redline is pretty misleading. Not much point in going past 4000rpm. Shift it right around there or 4200 or so to keep the engine in the torque...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By SteVTEC
Classic debate. For raw performance with no...

Classic debate. For raw performance with no frills and far less refinement, that's the WRX. The 3-series is far more polished in every possible way, which is built into the pricing. Came very close...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-22-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,212
Posted By SteVTEC
Going to keep on bitching here. :thumbup: ...

Going to keep on bitching here. :thumbup:

The nickel and diming has gotten insane.

Base suspension used to be the perfect blend of sport and luxury, but is too floppy now. These cars don't...
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