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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 08-06-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 529
Posted By OBS3SSION
Warning: Do not buy VVME HID kit from Visionari

Consumer alert to anyone considering a HID conversion kit. These kits are meant for projector-type headlights that use halogen bulbs. I did this on my VW which had halogen projector headlights, and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,098
Posted By OBS3SSION
Performance-wise, that may be true. But diesels...

Performance-wise, that may be true. But diesels have always been more about torque and efficiency over horsepower and speed. What BMW is marketing is the container that diesel engine comes in, not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By OBS3SSION
Wagon choices are few and far between. I think...

Wagon choices are few and far between. I think we're pretty lucky to get the F31 at all, and BMW has narrowed it down to a spec (x-drive and automatic) that they think will sell the most copies of....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,374
Posted By OBS3SSION
A few observations... CUE sucks, but so did...

A few observations...

CUE sucks, but so did iDrive when it came out.

Every review I've read about the F30, including the Automobile All Stars issue says if you want a 3 series, you have to get...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,098
Posted By OBS3SSION
Anyone who thinks the numbers after the 3 have...

Anyone who thinks the numbers after the 3 have anything to do with the engine need a time machine to go back to when it actually did.

A 320 is BMW's "entry level" 3 series, where they strip out...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-12-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By OBS3SSION
A game well worth playing, in my opinion! I got...

A game well worth playing, in my opinion! I got it for roughly that price several weeks ago when Amazon was selling the XBOX 360 version on sale.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-12-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By OBS3SSION
I wouldn't be surprised if it was due to...

I wouldn't be surprised if it was due to liability. "My car overheated. Sue BMW!!!" :rolleyes:
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 07-11-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By OBS3SSION
Becoming a site sponsor?

This must be posted somewhere, but my wife accuses me of "Man-Scanning" and I didn't find it on my searches.

What is involved with becoming a site sponsor, and what are the "benefits"?

I may be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-11-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By OBS3SSION
Fog lights are standard on F30 sedans with the M...

Fog lights are standard on F30 sedans with the M Sport package everywhere except the US market. They were omitted for "cooling reasons". Apparently, to accommodate the second small radiator mentioned...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-11-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By OBS3SSION
Ow. I cringed when you said "screwdriver". I've...

Ow. I cringed when you said "screwdriver". I've debadged a few cars and always use a hair dryer to heat up the badge and soften the double-sided tape, then use dental floss or fishing line to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 07-10-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,319
Posted By OBS3SSION
I'm not aware of any years that are good/worse...

I'm not aware of any years that are good/worse than others. However, typical car buying practice says buy the latest year in a model that you can afford. As the manufacturer will have the most fixes...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 07-09-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,319
Posted By OBS3SSION
I've logged less than 1 hour of driving MBs in my...

I've logged less than 1 hour of driving MBs in my lifetime, so I'm not qualified to compare. I'd say get the car that you like the looks and driving dynamics of better. Sounds like they are in the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-03-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By OBS3SSION
Actually, Tesla had nothing to do with it...

Actually, Tesla had nothing to do with it according to the news reports. The petition was started by a stock-owning fan/enthusiast.

I agree that this will probably just get handed off to the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-03-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 22,412
Posted By OBS3SSION
I'd love to get confirmation on the M Steering...

I'd love to get confirmation on the M Steering wheel availability on the Sport Line. The only "must haves" of M Sport for me are the body kit and steering wheel. Otherwise, I want a Sport Line so I...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By OBS3SSION
Looks like Tesla made the petition requirement....

Looks like Tesla made the petition requirement. Now let's see what the administration decides to do with it.

Don't get me wrong. I don't have a problem with franchised dealerships in principle. Or...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-02-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By OBS3SSION
A combination of stupid decisions has a pretty...

A combination of stupid decisions has a pretty good chance of turning out badly. I'm just glad there were no deaths.


Organizers not properly separating cars from spectators.
Spectators...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-02-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By OBS3SSION
Tesla - petition at Whitehouse.gov

There is a petition at Whitehouse.gov to address the issue of dealership associations in states trying to block Tesla from selling direct to customers. Personally, I don't have an issue with Tesla's...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-01-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By OBS3SSION
Maybe a number 4) concern should be...

Maybe a number 4) concern should be port-installed items forfeit the original part. For example, unless I'm misunderstanding, if you have the performance exhaust installed, you do not get the factory...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-01-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 22,412
Posted By OBS3SSION
Theoretically, yes. It can be had as a...

Theoretically, yes. It can be had as a stand-alone option in other markets. Supposedly, you just need to ask your CA to request it and you will be given a price vs. the entire package. However, I...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-28-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,409
Posted By OBS3SSION
When I bought my '02 M3 from a used car lot 5...

When I bought my '02 M3 from a used car lot 5 years ago, I wanted to piece together the maintenance history. BMW service wouldn't give it to me. I felt that as the current owner of the car, I was...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-28-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By OBS3SSION
That thing is cool... but not as cool as when it...

That thing is cool... but not as cool as when it had twin turbines producing the electricity for the motors.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-28-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,483
Posted By OBS3SSION
Factory orders.

Factory orders.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-28-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 22,412
Posted By OBS3SSION
I'll likely be holding off for a few more months....

I'll likely be holding off for a few more months. There are several reasons:



My wife likes the M Sport package. I do too. Except BMW neuters your choices on color. Neither of us like what she...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-28-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By OBS3SSION
You have a choice to get all season tires or...

You have a choice to get all season tires or summer tires when ordering the car. You just don't have a choice which brand of said tires you get.

I run a set of all-season touring tires during...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-27-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By OBS3SSION
1) My thought is that you'd be better off getting...

1) My thought is that you'd be better off getting your own winter set of wheels/tires than trying to go through the dealership. I think it would cost a lot less to just buy them locally or from...
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