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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-13-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,420
Posted By jatbeni
Plain and simple BMW (and MB) need volume - so...

Plain and simple BMW (and MB) need volume - so that they can compete with the might of the VW empire, who are busy making their way up the luxury sales chart, with the numbers being put out by Audi...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-13-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,420
Posted By jatbeni
Dream on!! Coz if that was true, it would...

Dream on!!

Coz if that was true, it would not be the $299 lease that you would see front and center when you hit up bmwusa.com...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-18-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,941
Posted By jatbeni
For the hydraulic steering alone... I would get...

For the hydraulic steering alone... I would get the X1 - xDrive whatever. If you are looking for steering feel, nothing beats hydraulic steering yet (of course, in time, they will figure out a way to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-28-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,001
Posted By jatbeni
I have the X-Ice Xi2's - and I got them for the...

I have the X-Ice Xi2's - and I got them for the specific city environment I live in.

Roads are clear within a day or two of the storm, here in the city of Chicago. And the biggest danger is icy...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,236
Posted By jatbeni
Well - let me reframe this issue (or at least...

Well - let me reframe this issue (or at least try)

1) You are somewhat of an enthusiast, otherwise you won't be on a board discussing Automotive minutea
2) You care about how your car drives......
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,252
Posted By jatbeni
Think you should be OK with All Seasons... but if...

Think you should be OK with All Seasons... but if you want to take a trip to Mt. Rainier, it could be a struggle. Here in Chicago (where we have much worse conditions in winter), I have seen RWD cars...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,236
Posted By jatbeni
I am only recommending based on the choices...

I am only recommending based on the choices presented...

The safest option (no doubt) would be to get 4WD and the right rubber... but if you want to take this to an extreme, you can get 4WD +...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,236
Posted By jatbeni
I got another set of wheels - and mounted the...

I got another set of wheels - and mounted the winter set on those.

I had two options (a) leave the other set at the installer for a fee, and have him change the tires twice a year, or (b) change...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,236
Posted By jatbeni
Good choice... IMHO... but then, I have already...

Good choice... IMHO... but then, I have already made my preference clear :-)

Anyhow - after reading your post (and comments about tire wear), I remembered one more reason why I would not get 4WD...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,236
Posted By jatbeni
Here is another comparison - Between the...

Here is another comparison -

Between the 128i on Winter rubber, and our Range Rover on All Seasons, I prefer driving the 128i on Winter Rubber... this is true for my current environment here in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,236
Posted By jatbeni
The comparison is not between AWD and RWD - it is...

The comparison is not between AWD and RWD - it is between AWD with All Season rubber - and - RWD with Winter Rubber.

Winter rubber grips better on snow/ice - due to the various technologies...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,236
Posted By jatbeni
The reason why the snow belt sells so many...

The reason why the snow belt sells so many X-Drives is that over the years, Audi's marketing (and Subaru - in the non-luxury segment) has done a number on the customers and scared them into believing...
Forum: General BMW 09-07-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By jatbeni
Have to applaud BMW's efforts in integrating an aging workforce...

BMW has to be one of the most, if not the most, innovative car companies. And it is good to see that they continue to bring this sort of mindset, not just to the product, but also to the process.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-05-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 18,158
Posted By jatbeni
So - one theory could be - that the F30...

So - one theory could be - that the F30 cannibalizes the F10, as the F10 cannibalizes the F01...

In that case, they better get that young, fun, sporty 2 series out quickly...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-23-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By jatbeni
Nothing weird there - a color preference is a...

Nothing weird there - a color preference is a subjective thing... even my better half is not a big fan of white (she equates it to a taxi).

I wanted the Coral Red seats - and I it was a tossup...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-22-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By jatbeni
@ mr_bean - If you should decide on a 128 -...

@ mr_bean -

If you should decide on a 128 - I may end up selling mine. I should have my title in my hands next week, and I will see how I feel about getting my 2 car garage down to 1.

Its an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-19-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,263
Posted By jatbeni
Zipcar will rent you a BMW 328 (ok - its an e90,...

Zipcar will rent you a BMW 328 (ok - its an e90, but I am sure they will have the F30 soon) for $15 an hour - or $111 a day (and it includes gas, and 180 miles)

So this is a ripoff...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-23-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,887
Posted By jatbeni
I am trying to configure a F30 to my liking - and...

I am trying to configure a F30 to my liking - and I would just have to go for the Sport line if I want the Grey interior (my preferable option).

I would also opt for the Adaptive suspension...
...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-23-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,396
Posted By jatbeni
Take a picture of the seats - and post them here....

Take a picture of the seats - and post them here.

If it it pre-2012 (I see your signature says 2008), then look at the front and rear tires - the originals on the non-sport are the same all...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-20-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,119
Posted By jatbeni
There is one other reason to get the sports line...

There is one other reason to get the sports line - i.e. if you want an interior color other that black or beige.

Its a pity that you cannot seem to get Grey or Oyster... or the Coral Red on my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,494
Posted By jatbeni
I am going to wait for the arrival of 320d (and...

I am going to wait for the arrival of 320d (and other 20d's). Have read great things about that particular engine.

But overall, you also have to consider your general driving habitat - the 2.0...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-19-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By jatbeni
Thanks guys! I am pretty sure that this will be a...

Thanks guys! I am pretty sure that this will be a must have feature on my next car!

Think we are eventually moving towards a driver less car - and getting this technology working right in stop/go...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-18-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 40,898
Posted By jatbeni
If you live close to it - sure! But the...

If you live close to it - sure!

But the only way some of us get to experience it is on a holiday to somewhere. And I can't remember the last time I was alone on a holiday.

So, for the rest of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-18-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By jatbeni
How well does the Active Cruise Control work in traffic?

... like the post says, I am looking to find out how much it helps in stop and go traffic?

Driving around Chicago - say on the Kennedy Expressway... I encounter a lot of stop and go traffic? Would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-18-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 40,898
Posted By jatbeni
beden1 - that curvy road is a myth for a lot of...

beden1 - that curvy road is a myth for a lot of people - if you want to share your fun moments with someone else.

I know that first hand, because my spirited driving along such a road in the...
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