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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 27,488
Posted By whitby
I was one of those people who had this emotional...

I was one of those people who had this emotional attachment to 'owning' a car rather than, in effect 'renting' a car. But I have got over it. I have leased/rented and outright owned 13 BMW in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,037
Posted By whitby
As a Brit (now living in the US for 22 years) I...

As a Brit (now living in the US for 22 years) I never remember the issue of Bimmer v Beamer/Beemer in the UK. Maybe I was not paying attention, but this seems to be a US distinction. Maybe a current...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-30-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By whitby
I had a 2012 528i, but it was not an xDrive...

I had a 2012 528i, but it was not an xDrive model.

This engine, the N20, develops full torque from 1250 rpm (about 255 lb ft) up to 4,800 rpm which tends to give this engine the feel of a much...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 25,068
Posted By whitby
Well put. Bottom line is pay the extra $5k and...

Well put. Bottom line is pay the extra $5k and get the 435 if that is what you need or want. For me, I was quite happy with the N20. It is reasonably quick and provides enough driving pleasure for me...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By whitby
If you do not need a front license plate, leave...

If you do not need a front license plate, leave it off the front of the car. It ruins the front appearance, especially with the US plates as they hang below the top part and partially block the vent...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By whitby
Very attractive car and looks well on the 4...

Very attractive car and looks well on the 4 series GC. Enjoy the drive. We lived in Greensboro NC and often drove the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice scenery and great roads, except when you met an SUV in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,232
Posted By whitby
I know we are often looking for third party...

I know we are often looking for third party justification for the choices or mistakes we might have made, but I have a 4 series GC and the 5 door hardtop Mini. I am not sure what that says except I...
Forum: Off-Topic 04-10-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,542
Posted By whitby
66 and still running. On my 14th BMW and still...

66 and still running. On my 14th BMW and still loving them. Do not worry, I live and work in the software industry that is besotted with youth, but I still have something to offer. Age is how you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-07-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By whitby
Smells of the sort you are describing often occur...

Smells of the sort you are describing often occur after the car has been painted. They disappear within a few weeks, but I have known them to be quite obnoxious for the first few days. If this was,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-17-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,067
Posted By whitby
Sorry been traveling extensively and the quick...

Sorry been traveling extensively and the quick shots I took made the black ash look brown for some reason even though they actually look black in reality. Give me a decent weekend home and I will get...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,785
Posted By whitby
And therein lies the problem. I am appalled at...

And therein lies the problem. I am appalled at this aspect of BMW's customer relationship experience. I did not want the Genius going through the car, I know more about the car than they do, so when...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,138
Posted By whitby
I was very close to pulling the trigger on Coral...

I was very close to pulling the trigger on Coral Red with Alpine white but it seemed too angry and my wife was the one who pointed this out. It looks outstanding (especially with the hex aluminium...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-19-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,646
Posted By whitby
This is an amazing performance car. Engine,...

This is an amazing performance car. Engine, transmission suspension are all, obviously, top notch. However I hate the look of the car which is a shame. But aesthetics are about personal taste. I love...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,048
Posted By whitby
I wonder if this discussion would be the same if...

I wonder if this discussion would be the same if the M Sport package was called the R Sport package?

I have an M Sport equipped car, but there is no way I would consider it to be an M car. It is...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-14-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By whitby
Thank you. My wife loves her new Mini!

Thank you. My wife loves her new Mini!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 25,068
Posted By whitby
Possible, but I tend to dislike convertibles for...

Possible, but I tend to dislike convertibles for a number of other reasons. However, to your point, the increased weight of the convertibles might just tip everything in favour of an in line 6. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By whitby
They have been a legal requirement since 1...

They have been a legal requirement since 1 January 1970 and are mandated in Standard 108:

http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/import/FMVSS/#SN108

As pointed out elsewhere you are probably unlikely...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,109
Posted By whitby
Aren't these reflectors a legal requirement? If...

Aren't these reflectors a legal requirement? If so painting them, so that they no longer function as reflectors, would be illegal...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-12-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 25,068
Posted By whitby
I certainly would not dispute this. We do need,...

I certainly would not dispute this. We do need, however, to look at the application. I have no problem with that in line 6 in a 5 or 6 or even the 7 series, but in the 2/3/4 we can debate which...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,048
Posted By whitby
I prefer the front bumper on the MSport. I am...

I prefer the front bumper on the MSport. I am afraid I did not like what I refer to as the 'dog bone' front bumper look of the standard/sport/luxury line. But each to his own. MSport does have some...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-11-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By whitby
Nice looking car. I do like that blue....

Nice looking car. I do like that blue. Congratulations and enjoy the car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,834
Posted By whitby
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,834
Posted By whitby
I understand completely. I am a Brit and we live...

I understand completely. I am a Brit and we live on sarcasm. You just need to adjust your presentation.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,834
Posted By whitby
Good point, and yes it is a hatchback. I love the...

Good point, and yes it is a hatchback. I love the convenience and it works for me.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,834
Posted By whitby
I agree. But people often like to put others down...

I agree. But people often like to put others down which is not necessary. Comparing the GC to a Fusion has one objective; make the owner of the GC feel like an idiot and small. Not something I feel...
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