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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By Elk
Of course not. But it should be off-set by an...

Of course not. But it should be off-set by an appropriate discount for buying what is an essence a used car. As with all things leasing, there are trade-offs.

Leasing is all about the lessee...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By Elk
How have you convinced yourself that an...

How have you convinced yourself that an aftermarket product offered by a third-party is that which BMW uses? They may very well offer a product better than OEM to replace that which is in the car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By Elk
And leather - note the OP's question number...

And leather - note the OP's question number three.

There are many "leather conditioners" which work well on vinyl and other plastics. This is, of course, because so many automotive "leathers"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By Elk
Unfortunately this is untrue. Dakota leather...

Unfortunately this is untrue.

Dakota leather is not natural leather, other than in a very limited sense and is far from high quality. It is thermoplastic/polyurethane covered split hide (the layer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By Elk
The "leather" is heavily plastic coated...

The "leather" is heavily plastic coated inexpensive hide. While the foundation is leather, it is modest quality and you do not touch leather, you feel plastic.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Elk
Mine squeaks a little as well, bit not nearly as...

Mine squeaks a little as well, bit not nearly as bad as yours. I assume it is the rubbery trim around the column which rubbing. Teflon spray lubricant may take care of it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By Elk
CarMax may sell any car they would like, BMWs of...

CarMax may sell any car they would like, BMWs of any year and condition included.

There are anecdotal stories BMW dealerships have been told by BMW corporate not to sell cars subject to the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,642
Posted By Elk
Because BMW has an obsession with doing things...

Because BMW has an obsession with doing things twice, like pulling the door handle twice to get out.

Obsessing over this however is as silly as complaining there is no a sync for the driver and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,406
Posted By Elk
That is merely a car assembled in Germany. ...

That is merely a car assembled in Germany.

So the X3 is not a German vehicle, but rather a U.S. vehicle as it is assembled in BMW's Spartanburg plant in South Carolina?


Do you have any...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,406
Posted By Elk
Fun data points. Thanks!

Fun data points.

Thanks!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,406
Posted By Elk
You are getting the point.

You are getting the point.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,406
Posted By Elk
There is no such thing as a made in Germany car,...

There is no such thing as a made in Germany car, U.S., Japanese, etc. All vehicles are made from parts from many, many places and - at most - are assembled in the country where the brand is located....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-15-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,373
Posted By Elk
Not on the way to the office.

Not on the way to the office.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-04-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,612
Posted By Elk
And to date have done an excellent job doing so. ...

And to date have done an excellent job doing so.

The F-Type is magnificent.

The XE is extremely nice, and easily out handles a 3/4 series.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-07-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,139
Posted By Elk
I doubt his family and friends would find his...

I doubt his family and friends would find his family sedan any more interesting than any other family sedan.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-06-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,139
Posted By Elk
It is an entry-level luxury car, comfortable for...

It is an entry-level luxury car, comfortable for a long drive. It is not a performance car with a tight suspension.

Both the flight and the drive would be moderately unpleasant. Drive if this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-06-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,490
Posted By Elk
Yippy! Silly bickering! :thumbup:

Yippy! Silly bickering! :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-04-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,777
Posted By Elk
I would love to read the dealer's version of all...

I would love to read the dealer's version of all of these stories.

So many of these read like an involved driver's version of an accident; it is always the other guy that was an idiot and a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-04-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,777
Posted By Elk
I would love to read the dealer's version of all...

I would love to read the dealer's version of all of these stories.

So many of these read like an involved driver's version of an accident; it is always the other guy that was an idiot and a jerk.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-13-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,409
Posted By Elk
This is so refreshing. An AWD thread instantly...

This is so refreshing. An AWD thread instantly addressed with correct information. I particularly am pleased to see the last sentence included for a complete response. :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-13-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By Elk
Excellent, excellent post, Mark! It is a...

Excellent, excellent post, Mark!

It is a delight to read a non-snarky, thoughtful response.

And as reasonable justification for punishing Bridgestone as any. :)

I fully agree the PSS is a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-13-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,949
Posted By Elk
I have lived with very small two-seaters. I...

I have lived with very small two-seaters. I found that with a little creativity you can make them work as very practical vehicles.

In a sense, if you cannot go on a weekend trip with what you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-13-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,949
Posted By Elk
Hear! Hear! Excellent approach. :) ...

Hear! Hear!


Excellent approach. :)

What do you think of the new Miata? The reviews are uniformly excellent from what I have seen.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-13-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,661
Posted By Elk
Indeed.

Indeed.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-13-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By Elk
Yes, the RE-71R is a much better performance tire...

Yes, the RE-71R is a much better performance tire than the Pilot Super Sport. And no leading brand manufactures "the worst tires ever." :rofl: All make excellent tires.

I understand many love...
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