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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-21-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Tirpitz
I jokingly told my wife I'd consider switching to...

I jokingly told my wife I'd consider switching to an X3 if I could get $10K off MSRP. Looks like in some situations folks are getting close to that number. Guess I should go look at them again. I...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By Tirpitz
I got my car with Ultimate no lighting package...

I got my car with Ultimate no lighting package and I ordered it that way. I don't drive that much at night and I live in a well lit area. Didn't get the cold weather package either, not really needed...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By Tirpitz
2014 X3 Deals

I'm currently driving an X1 which is great but as our daughter grows the need for rear seat legroom and more storage space has me considering a larger car. Assuming I'm willing to take a car off the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,594
Posted By Tirpitz
My X1 is at the dealer for an iDrive issue and...

My X1 is at the dealer for an iDrive issue and they gave me a loaner X1 with xDrive. My car is an sDrive. It is an interesting comparison, both due to the different drive trains and to the hydrologic...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-27-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,594
Posted By Tirpitz
For me two things resulted in a 28i in my...

For me two things resulted in a 28i in my driveway. First was price. I stretched my budget for the car and the 35i was just a stretch too far. Second was that I really wanted a true RWD car and I...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,219
Posted By Tirpitz
I will be interested to see how this plays out. I...

I will be interested to see how this plays out. I have been on again/off again thinking about an i3. I work at home and the vast majority of my driving is 4-5 mile round trips taking kids to school...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-17-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,065
Posted By Tirpitz
I drive an X1. Last year I went to one of the BMW...

I drive an X1. Last year I went to one of the BMW test drive events and got to drive a GLK and X3 back to back. Drive wise the GLK is not even close to the X3 let alone the X1 in performance. But if...
Forum: General BMW 02-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Tirpitz
Driving down the freeway yesterday we were...

Driving down the freeway yesterday we were directly behind an orange X1. Asked my wife what she thought about it. "It's orange and that is not a color I need in my life." Guess I made the right call...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-22-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Tirpitz
Off USB sticks the car will not play Apple...

Off USB sticks the car will not play Apple Lossless or FLAC formats (among others). If you have an iPod or iPhone you can load them on the device and play them through USB but I'm assuming in that...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 11-26-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,670
Posted By Tirpitz
i3 Test Drive at LA Auto Show

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Yesterday my wife and I went to the LA Auto show. I made a point of seeking out the BMW test drive location...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-10-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By Tirpitz
When I was buying my X1 the GLK was doing the...

When I was buying my X1 the GLK was doing the generational change over and the older GLKs were heavily discounted. I looked at them because who doesn't want to save $8-10K on a car? My experience was...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-05-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Tirpitz
One of the reasons I went with an X1 was that...

One of the reasons I went with an X1 was that although it was a "new" model for 2013 here in the US it had been sold elsewhere for some time. I figured most of the bugs would have been worked out by...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 10-16-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Tirpitz
I like the current X1 better. More wagon like....

I like the current X1 better. More wagon like. This is more SUVish. The back end of this reminds me of the current edition CR-V.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-12-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,227
Posted By Tirpitz
I'm sure that the car is priced where it is in...

I'm sure that the car is priced where it is in the US market so that BMW can capture the Federal tax subsidies. If you look at how Volts and Leafs are advertised the MSRP is always in very small...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-15-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,164
Posted By Tirpitz
Exterior doesn't do much for me. I bought an...

Exterior doesn't do much for me. I bought an sDrive to get RWD. Don't need xDrive where I live so a FDW xDrive only effort is wasted on me (though I know in many parts of the world xDrive is a big...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-29-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tirpitz
I made the same comparison when I was buying....

I made the same comparison when I was buying. Test drove both back to back. Ended up with the X1 but if you told me I had to drive the wagon I wouldn't be upset. They are both very good choices.
...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-25-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Tirpitz
Correct- leather is standard with the Premium...

Correct- leather is standard with the Premium package. If you go Premium plus Tech it is only a bit more to go up to the Ultimate package which adds the Driver Assistance package. Kind of a no...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tirpitz
I'm driving a X1 s28i with Ultimate package....

I'm driving a X1 s28i with Ultimate package. Sticker on that was like $38K (though I paid much less). If I do the F31 roughly the same way I get roughly $47K. So $9K difference. Both cars and no-line...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-13-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Tirpitz
Auto stop start (known around here as ASS) is a...

Auto stop start (known around here as ASS) is a feature some people find OK and others despise like the spawn of Satan himself. There are complaints of rough starts and that it can slow your ability...
Forum: General BMW 02-18-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Tirpitz
My X1 is about 3-4 MPH slow on the speedo. But...

My X1 is about 3-4 MPH slow on the speedo. But that is actually an improvement over my 2001 Honda CR-V which ran 5 MPH slow. Interestingly my wife has a Honda Fit and the speedo on that is dead on....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-06-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,881
Posted By Tirpitz
I can see a car like the 5GT fitting into my life...

I can see a car like the 5GT fitting into my life in the next couple of years. However it would have to be a used one because the price with any of the features on it is way more than I want to pay...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-26-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,288
Posted By Tirpitz
Interesting because despite only having it on...

Interesting because despite only having it on sale for roughly 6 months BMW moved just under 9,000 X1's in the USA. That would imply the X1 will outsell the Touring 6-1.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-26-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By Tirpitz
Using an Ipod allows you to play Apple Lossless...

Using an Ipod allows you to play Apple Lossless files. If your music library is already in Itunes in that format it will save you from having to convert everything. USB drive will only support MP3,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-23-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,288
Posted By Tirpitz
Perhaps before they didn't price the Touring...

Perhaps before they didn't price the Touring models correctly and took a big loss on them. I'm remembering reading somewhere that in the first year the last 5 Touring was sold here they sold only 900...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-23-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,288
Posted By Tirpitz
Perhaps the cost increase is a function of the...

Perhaps the cost increase is a function of the cost of certifying the Touring for sale in the US. The cost of certification is supposed to be in the multi-millions per...
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