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Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 02-02-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,790
Posted By iamthewalrus
What did you hate about the GLA? Steering feel? ...

What did you hate about the GLA? Steering feel? Acceleration? Handling? Visibility? Anything more specific you can share? Thanks!
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-12-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,189
Posted By iamthewalrus
VW GTI or Golf-R. Comparable in size, but much...

VW GTI or Golf-R. Comparable in size, but much more usable interior room. Decidedly cheaper (comparably equipped) and still really fun to drive.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,998
Posted By iamthewalrus
The dealership has a conflict of interest. ...

The dealership has a conflict of interest. Indeed, they're trying to get you to trade it in for a new one. Take it to an independent shop. You're much more likely to get an honest read. Even...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By iamthewalrus
528695. Mine is a 2006 M-Sport, stock, except for...

528695. Mine is a 2006 M-Sport, stock, except for removing the CDV on the six-speed manual.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By iamthewalrus
Love the wheels! What are the details?

Love the wheels! What are the details?
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 09-02-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,517
Posted By iamthewalrus
I drive a lot of Forest Service roads here in the...

I drive a lot of Forest Service roads here in the Pacific NW to get to my favorite trailheads. A spare tire is essential. Yes, BMW, I'm one of those SUV drivers that actually uses their SUV as an...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 09-02-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,517
Posted By iamthewalrus
The lack of a manual was a deal breaker for me. ...

The lack of a manual was a deal breaker for me. I've got a 9-year-old BMW X3 3.0i manual (m-sport, loaded) and I'm holding onto it forever. If I had to get a new car, it would be a VW GTI manual. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By iamthewalrus
In the first photo, I got it up to ~125 mph...

In the first photo, I got it up to ~125 mph driving across the Alvord Desert in southeastern Oregon. It's a prehistoric lakebed about 12 miles x 8 miles and it was amazingly fun! It's the first...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's from a National Forest Service road in the...

That's from a National Forest Service road in the Cascades mountains outside of Seattle. I do a lot of backpacking, and the X3 is great for these types of roads.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By iamthewalrus
I had the rear bumper repainted because of an...

I had the rear bumper repainted because of an "aggressive parker" in San Francisco. And the weather stripping in the sunroof came off. Other than that, it's been flawless with regular maintenance. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By iamthewalrus
Still loving it!

Just wanted to share that after 9.5 years and 54K miles, I still absolutely love my X3. There is nothing on the market today I'd trade this thing for.
It's a 2006 BMW X3 3.0i M-sport, 6-speed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,088
Posted By iamthewalrus
So do the guys! Would I date someone who...

So do the guys! Would I date someone who couldn't drive my manual X3? If the last ten years are any indication, the answer is no.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,566
Posted By iamthewalrus
Torn about selling the 650...

Sounds like a special car, and I'm glad you're holding onto it. I have a 2006 BMW X3, 3.0i manual M-sport, and I'm holding onto it indefinitely. It's nine years old, but there's nothing like it. I...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-08-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,144
Posted By iamthewalrus
So five inches shorter than my 2006 X3. Great,...

So five inches shorter than my 2006 X3. Great, why does everything have to get so BIG? The point of the X1 was to be compact, you know, for city dwellers like me who hike and ski on weekends? ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By iamthewalrus
I'd take the 328. It's more than enough power to...

I'd take the 328. It's more than enough power to be fun! Seriously, I've d one European Delivery of a friend's 335xi and driven for two weeks on the autobahn network. The power is amazing, but...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-01-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,385
Posted By iamthewalrus
X1 F48 Pricing Guide for NA

Lots of bells and whistles like HUD, rear-view cameras, and Navigation. What I'd give for a manual transmission! Feels like more and more tech, but less and less for the driving enthusiast... ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-10-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,250
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 I won't settle for an automatic, no matter...

+1
I won't settle for an automatic, no matter how great the new X1 is. I'd buy a VW GTI instead.
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 06-10-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,562
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 I won't settle for an automatic, no matter...

+1
I won't settle for an automatic, no matter how great the new X1 is. I'd buy a VW GTI instead.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-07-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,645
Posted By iamthewalrus
I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3...

I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3 3.0i manual/m-sport a few years longer. When it finally goes, I'll get a manual VW GTI.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-02-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,890
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 on a CPO S4. It's end of life cycle, and only...

+1 on a CPO S4. It's end of life cycle, and only you know whether it matters to you to be driving the "latest". I love the interior on the Audis and I like the more reserved looks. The BMW can be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,868
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's exactly how I'd describe it! I've owned a...

That's exactly how I'd describe it! I've owned a 2006 BMW 330Cic and now a BMW X3 3.0i (both manual, sport package), and they're great. I did European Delivery of a friend's 2009 335xi coupe for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-03-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,255
Posted By iamthewalrus
That was my experience driving my friend's 335...

That was my experience driving my friend's 335 sport line. Don't get me wrong, the car was incredibly capable. It can do far more safely than we can ever really utilize legally on US roads. But it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-03-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,255
Posted By iamthewalrus
People won't buy an Audi because of past...

People won't buy an Audi because of past experiences with VW reliability. In that case, I never would have bought a BMW, because my 2006 Mini CooperS convertible was such a maintenance nightmare. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By iamthewalrus
Keep it. My X3 is a 2006 with 53k miles on it,...

Keep it. My X3 is a 2006 with 53k miles on it, and I intend to keep it indefinitely. The maintenance items are cheaper than buying a new vehicle and facing the depreciation.
My X3 is spotless, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,935
Posted By iamthewalrus
It has several hundred already!

It has several hundred already!
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