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Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 10-13-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I've always thought turbo engines were less...

I've always thought turbo engines were less reliable than NA. It didn't stop me from getting a Turbo 13 yrs ago. Never had any significant reliability issue. With 240k km on the clock, it's still...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,332
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I see more bad and careless drivers in SUVs than...

I see more bad and careless drivers in SUVs than in any other type of car. They must think they're in some sort of armoured tank and nothing can happen to them.

Get well soon and consider yourself...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By Vic_LeChic
the best possible blue in the world clearly is...

the best possible blue in the world clearly is Montego blue. I win, I know :-P.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-08-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,459
Posted By Vic_LeChic
but shouldn't the break fluid be replaced every...

but shouldn't the break fluid be replaced every two years at least, even if seldom utilized?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-08-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,374
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Looks really nice, what a fine machine you got...

Looks really nice, what a fine machine you got there, congrats!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-08-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I check it every time I fill up. At last reading...

I check it every time I fill up. At last reading OBC showed 8.6L/100km, and real consumption at the pump was 8.4L, not far off.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-07-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,459
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Do we khow how well batteries behave in warm...

Do we khow how well batteries behave in warm climates? Summer temperatures can easily reach 40 (104) and more where I live. Imagine being stuck in traffic in rush hour on top of that. Is there any...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-07-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,459
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Yep, same here. The Model S looks so much better....

Yep, same here. The Model S looks so much better. They should have designed a smaller S, smilar to what the Mercedes new C class is to the S class. A true good looking family car. Most German premium...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-05-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,459
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I think it will take time for people used to...

I think it will take time for people used to drive a car to fully trust an autopilot solution with their lives. One could argue they already trust mechanical parts in a regular car which is "dumber",...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-05-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,459
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Above 200 km range, EVs become a true commuting...

Above 200 km range, EVs become a true commuting alternative to ICE for me.

If I use my 330i for daily commute (160km round trip), it cost me about 350 EUR in petrol only (90% fast motorway, 10%...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,647
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Of course, where was I? Thanks for clarifying. ...

Of course, where was I? Thanks for clarifying.

I would like to try a 100% electric and experience the instantly available 100% torque. I'm not too keen on features like autopilot though. BMW,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,072
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Looks great in theory, remains to be seen in real...

Looks great in theory, remains to be seen in real world. The video doesn't show what it would look like at the receiving end of the adaptive beam. A real life video from the oncoming cars'...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,647
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Pig ugly IMHO but I salute the technological...

Pig ugly IMHO but I salute the technological effort, although I wouldn't buy a hybrid cause I have no use for it. Maybe a 100% electric one day, or hydrogen perhaps.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-31-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Although I do appreciate the extra comfort of the...

Although I do appreciate the extra comfort of the xenon (e92 330i), I don't find it necessary in my case. I don't drive much at night and when I do it's generally in reasonably well-lit areas, where...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-31-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,072
Posted By Vic_LeChic
In BMWs case, I would guess that money is spent...

In BMWs case, I would guess that money is spent elsewhere: rear wheel drive, 50/50 weight distribution, great feedback, great chassis, high performance engines, above par build quality etc.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-30-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,072
Posted By Vic_LeChic
From my experience, there is a significant...

From my experience, there is a significant difference between halogen and xenon. Xenon is much whiter and brighter . It gives you a better visibility at night, but only in poorly illuminated roads....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-30-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,339
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Looks great, don't see the need to lower it IMHO.

Looks great, don't see the need to lower it IMHO.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-29-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,785
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I would not buy a hybrid because I wouldn't make...

I would not buy a hybrid because I wouldn't make the most of it. You need to drive a lot in traffic jam to see some benefit, according to some colleagues who bought hybrids.

Also, I don't see the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,340
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I was talking about tyre prices, not about prices...

I was talking about tyre prices, not about prices of everything in general. :rolleyes:

The point I was trying to make to answer the OP about the price he was quoted is that dealers charge twice as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,596
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Thanks for sharing and demonstrating what a...

Thanks for sharing and demonstrating what a runflat is capable of. It was interesting to learn about the progressive deterioration after 25 miles.

My only problem is I've got the feeling runflats...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,340
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Prices are not that far apart between Europe and...

Prices are not that far apart between Europe and the USA. I was quoted a similar price to the OP, about 600 EUR for two non runflat front tyres at the dealer (labour included) ,compared to 300 EUR at...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-25-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Vic_LeChic
There's something to be said about some old...

There's something to be said about some old bmers. I find they age really well.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,340
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Repairimg a non runflat tyre - Good Year F1 Eagle...

Repairimg a non runflat tyre - Good Year F1 Eagle Asymetric - cost me 10 EUR in a specialised tyre garage. I would never go to the dealer for that kind of problem. I doubt they'd charge more for a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,062
Posted By Vic_LeChic
I'm against tuning unless performed by BMW...

I'm against tuning unless performed by BMW engineers straight out of M division. Too many stories of things going pear shape. I can see the excitment of pushing the boundaries, don't get me wrong....
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 03-15-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,089
Posted By Vic_LeChic
Sex on wheels, that's what it is.

Sex on wheels, that's what it is.
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