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Forum: General Automotive Forum 05-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By swajames
That's a great read. Fantastic review as always...

That's a great read. Fantastic review as always :thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,036
Posted By swajames
You know, this may very well be the single most...

You know, this may very well be the single most self-important, self aggrandizing and knock it out of the ********* park post ever seen on Bimmerfest.

That's quite some achievement, Sir.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,036
Posted By swajames
way to totally miss the primary reason why...

way to totally miss the primary reason why leasing makes sense for a new BMW....

BMW artificially inflates the residuals and essentially gives away the money.

This is why BMW leases are so...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By swajames
No opinion on whether your price was a good one...

No opinion on whether your price was a good one or not, but once you've already written the check the best thing to do is enjoy your car and forget about what you paid. Congrats on the new car.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-09-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By swajames
Thanks!!! Here's a pic of my car taken at a...

Thanks!!! Here's a pic of my car taken at a NorCal/SoCal BMW meet and greet/drive in San Luis Obispo a few weeks ago.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-09-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By swajames
I have had an XF loaner and it was a pretty good...

I have had an XF loaner and it was a pretty good car albeit the current generation is indeed behind the F10 in a few respects. It's actually a very good driving car though - ride and handling are...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,969
Posted By swajames
I've only ever given 10s. Even if there were...

I've only ever given 10s. Even if there were some minor wrinkles, I'd always give the dealership the chance to work out anything that might have caused an honest survey to be less than 10 and have...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,992
Posted By swajames
Moving the infotainment and nav processing to the...

Moving the infotainment and nav processing to the phone is the clear way forward. Future updates should be as simple as an OS or app upgrade so if this is implemented properly, your car's...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 16,490
Posted By swajames
Somewhat unrelated, but I'm buying a car for my...

Somewhat unrelated, but I'm buying a car for my son and looked at the 2014 Sonata amongst others this afternoon. Have to say, it was a decent drive for what it is and it's a ton of car for the money.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 16,490
Posted By swajames
Dunderhi, you're my kind of car guy :thumbup:

Dunderhi, you're my kind of car guy :thumbup:
Forum: Off-Topic 02-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,145
Posted By swajames
Anyone on any carrier owes a debt to T Mobile for...

Anyone on any carrier owes a debt to T Mobile for changing the industry and forcing the others to respond. Absent T Mobile, prices weren't going to trend in any direction other than up....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By swajames
What we have is proof that one person inflated...

What we have is proof that one person inflated numbers for one car for an award that nobody in the US pays any attention to.... We don't yet know why, but for the US market it's pretty much...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-29-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,293
Posted By swajames
I was caught in this too. Delayed getting in...

I was caught in this too. Delayed getting in and arrived at Atlanta at 6:30pm and picked up my car service at 7pm. We arrived at our hotel at 6am.... For three to four hours at one point we...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,889
Posted By swajames
Interesting footage of a P85 at the drag strip...

Interesting footage of a P85 at the drag strip against a new C7 Corvette

Be under no illusion - the Tesla is one very rapid car

http://youtu.be/VOqWlOrlkIg
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-25-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,889
Posted By swajames
You should drive the performance Model S with the...

You should drive the performance Model S with the bigger powerpack. It's astonishing.


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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-23-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,513
Posted By swajames
My last E60 suffered from sometimes severe...

My last E60 suffered from sometimes severe tramlining and in may case it was indeed a tire issue, I had the stock Bridgestone RFT's and a switch to a very different tire tread with Eagle F1 GS-D3s...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 12,006
Posted By swajames
Once any of us made our choices and dropped our...

Once any of us made our choices and dropped our 50 to 100k on the cars we liked, it's close to impossible to be truly impartial about the merits or otherwise of the cars we chose to buy and not buy. ...
Forum: The Travel Forum 12-29-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By swajames
Have to say as a long time AA flyer and multi...

Have to say as a long time AA flyer and multi year exec plat I'm concerned about this merger. US was an awful airline and my fear is that the "new AA" will have more of the old US and less of the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-24-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 12,006
Posted By swajames
I suspect BMW is pretty happy with F10 sales...

I suspect BMW is pretty happy with F10 sales numbers, it's doing very well. It's not easy to get an apples to apples comparison between the F10 and the E Class as the model ranges don't line up all...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,234
Posted By swajames
The Ghibli is built on a new platform. That's...

The Ghibli is built on a new platform. That's the point. Right now the only car on this specific platform is the Ghibli.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-19-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,234
Posted By swajames
some of you guys appear to be laboring under the...

some of you guys appear to be laboring under the misapprehension that the Ghibli is built on the same platform as the current Chrysler 300. It isn't. The Ghibli is the first car to use an all-new...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-17-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By swajames
Lutz may be old school but he is a car guy, and a...

Lutz may be old school but he is a car guy, and a former BMW executive at that. He's not the most PC, but he tells it like it is and he's usually on the money. Give me Bob Lutz over bland,...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-15-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,489
Posted By swajames
I don't know if you've ever driven a Tesla Model...

I don't know if you've ever driven a Tesla Model S but the performance is astonishing. I love the design of the i8, but I'm far from certain it will outperform a Model S. The Model S has an...
Forum: General BMW 12-07-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By swajames
I don't have anything to offer in the way of...

I don't have anything to offer in the way of advice, but I would like to say I am sorry for your loss :( Hope this works out for you.
Forum: Off-Topic 11-14-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,413
Posted By swajames
Well, engineering marvels as they may well be,...

Well, engineering marvels as they may well be, it's not that easy to strap a toaster or a dishwasher to your wrist, and they're not particularly good at telling the time :angel:
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