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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
In my case I simply unscrewed and removed the...

In my case I simply unscrewed and removed the front license plate before my regularly scheduled auto detail. I take the car in yearly for a full detail wax / door ding removal / rock chip touch-up....
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-16-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Based on the camouflage photos above, the...

Based on the camouflage photos above, the next-gen F48 might look a little like a pint-size X5 when it's revealed. The current wagon style is very nice, but I think I'll look the new design better. A...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-14-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,376
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Very sorry to see another victim of careless...

Very sorry to see another victim of careless teenage driving. :( Hope they do a great job fixing your baby!!

Around here (Seattle and suburbs) it's not just the texting teenagers. In Seattle we...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-16-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,350
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Wow, that guy just sat there being haughty and...

Wow, that guy just sat there being haughty and didn't offer any help to his neighbor in distress, and then she hit his house. Ain't karma a bitch? :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-29-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
When I was living in the Bay Area I always though...

When I was living in the Bay Area I always though of the NorCal/SoCal divider as SLO. Santa Barbara is too close to LA to be the divider. :)

Having lived in all three places, San Franciscans...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-27-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,580
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
This, IMHO, is the key advantage of having the...

This, IMHO, is the key advantage of having the Head Up Display option -- you're always aware of your speed since it's "floating" above your hood. No joking, the HUD has saved me at least $1000 in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-25-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,475
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
To the OP, if you already have a cargo hauler,...

To the OP, if you already have a cargo hauler, and you're not worried about long-term resale value, then I'd get the loaded X3. It will have all the nice touches -- bells and whistles that you may...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-25-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,479
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
+1, dual zone all the way. Taking that away...

+1, dual zone all the way. Taking that away would sorta be like switching to a solid rear axle with leaf springs. :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,032
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Amazingly, a fully optioned Ford Edge is about...

Amazingly, a fully optioned Ford Edge is about $40K. IMO the BMW is $10K better, especially if you own and enjoy the car for many years, and amortize the extra $10K over those years. But it's...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,321
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Anyone know the differences between variable...

Anyone know the differences between variable steering and active steering? Just curious. Thanks for any info...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,350
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
I can't wait to see Martha's telecast showing how...

I can't wait to see Martha's telecast showing how to hot-glue sequins to the X3 wheel hubs. :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,705
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
The black is nice, although I respectfully...

The black is nice, although I respectfully disagree about the "slimming" effect of the black trim on light colored models. It sort of looks like cheap black plastic or rubber to me. That's one of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,175
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Sorry if I'm not following you here. Are you...

Sorry if I'm not following you here. Are you suggesting that red is a girl's color? Because like 99% of Ferrari's are red.... :dunno:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,580
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Here's a pic and some information: ...

Here's a pic and some information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacey_V._Murrow_Memorial_Bridge

They really do float on the lake.



The lanes in each direction are nicely divided. Even if a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-16-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,580
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Uh, just in case there are any law enforcement...

Uh, just in case there are any law enforcement folks out there, let's just say I've gone pretty fast. :)

There are some very long flat floating bridges nearby here (like 2 miles long) where you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-06-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,775
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Head Up Display is a nice option to have too. ...

Head Up Display is a nice option to have too. It's an available option on the forthcoming X3 (not available on the current generation). I sprang for the HUD in my 6er and love it. :thumbup:
...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,256
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
My experience in the snow has been pretty mixed. ...

My experience in the snow has been pretty mixed. So far I have been using the stock Bridgestone summer performance tires on my '06 650i. The manufacturer does not recommend using them in freezing...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Active Steering is a very polarizing option. You...

Active Steering is a very polarizing option. You should try to test drive a 6er with and without it before you decide (I test drove both while also test driving both a coupe and convertible -- went...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Do you have Ruthenium ("aluminum") trim? That...

Do you have Ruthenium ("aluminum") trim? That stuff gets scuffed it you look at it sideways. I'm always careful to baby mine.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,970
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Yah, they are nice sport utilities, but I've...

Yah, they are nice sport utilities, but I've stayed away from them because the company keeps ranking absolute last (or almost last) in JD Power reliability ratings, year after year.

In other news,...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,491
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Nice thing about the M6 wheels is they are WAY...

Nice thing about the M6 wheels is they are WAY lighter than the stock "flower power" ellipsoid wheels that were the standard sport wheels prior to '08.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,472
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
According to a rep at VF Engineering they are...

According to a rep at VF Engineering they are still working on their 6er supercharger. Not sure how much of what I was told is publicly disclosable, but long story short they have altered their...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
One Sunday about eight months ago I had a blowout...

One Sunday about eight months ago I had a blowout in my run-flat too. There's a lot of construction around the Seattle area, and I hit a roofing nail that had fallen off some careless idiot's truck....
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Rather than subjecting an M6 to ice and salt, I'd...

Rather than subjecting an M6 to ice and salt, I'd keep the summer tires. Instead, I'd put the money toward a budget of $2K to buy an old beater Toyota all-wheel-drive car for bad weather driving,...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 11-22-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By ShinySteelRobot
Are you doing mostly city driving or highway...

Are you doing mostly city driving or highway driving? For reference, my 06 650i coupe gets 14.8 mpg in mostly (95%) city driving with a manual transmission. I drive very, uh, aggressively. ;)
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