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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Tirpitz
It is Estoril blue. Photos were taken late in the...

It is Estoril blue. Photos were taken late in the day. It looks much lighter in direct sunlight. I'll try to take some more photos when I get it washed. We had just enough rain the other day to stir...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Tirpitz
My wife is 6 foot and my daughter is 5 but she is...

My wife is 6 foot and my daughter is 5 but she is tall too. She takes after me and has long legs. I look at the various convertibles and I know that for me they are all effectively two seaters. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Tirpitz
How I Came To Drive a 3GT

I have been driving an X1 for almost two years. I'd still be driving it except for the fact that it was proving too small for my growing daughter. Her car seat is behind the passenger seat and...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-13-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Tirpitz
http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/20...

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2014/i3/BMWi3/BMWi3ExtendedTestDrive.aspx
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 09-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Tirpitz
This week I got an offer from BMWUSA to take an...

This week I got an offer from BMWUSA to take an i3 for an extended test drive- weekend or a couple of week days:

Our first-ever all-electric car is designed to fit your life today while taking...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,375
Posted By Tirpitz
Where I live in Southern CA for a while the...

Where I live in Southern CA for a while the "official" car was the Prius. Lots of houses would have multiple Prius' parked on the driveway. Then we started getting Leafs. Still lots more Prius than...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-16-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Tirpitz
Second that recommendation. You should check some...

Second that recommendation. You should check some prices on outgoing 2014s. Here in California there are hundreds of 328i's on the lots so you can easily get invoice price or below and there is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Tirpitz
BJ's method is probably the easiest in terms of...

BJ's method is probably the easiest in terms of not having to deal with the technology. You can also buy refurbed iPods direct from Apple though a Craigslist find will be cheaper.

If you want to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,286
Posted By Tirpitz
I'm considering a 3GT because of the space. I...

I'm considering a 3GT because of the space. I have a tall kid that has to ride the back and a tall wife that wants to crank her seat all the way back. Did I mention I'm tall too so my seat is back?
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-26-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By Tirpitz
I own an X1 and have test driven the X3. For an...

I own an X1 and have test driven the X3. For an SUV the X3 handles very well. But it is not as good a drive as the X1 offers.

On the mileage front you can get the listed mileage on the X1 but...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 06-26-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Tirpitz
Yes, when you take your foot off the gas the...

Yes, when you take your foot off the gas the brake lights come on. As you say it is necessary due to the strong regenerative braking.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 06-05-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Tirpitz
The DAC in the car won't play formats it doesn't...

The DAC in the car won't play formats it doesn't understand. And it doesn't understand Apple Lossless for example. In fact I think the car can only play CD (WAV files) or MP3. So you can compare...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 05-22-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,630
Posted By Tirpitz
BMW is now offering Owner Choice beyond IL and TX...

BMW is now offering Owner Choice beyond IL and TX but only in support of the i3. It is a way of letting people have full ownership of the car so that they can claim the full $7,500 Federal tax...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-08-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By Tirpitz
That does not look like a good deal to me. They...

That does not look like a good deal to me. They are taking $5K off MSRP. People around hear are saying they are getting up to $7k-$9K off. Perhaps if your dealer only has a few 2014's left they are...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,802
Posted By Tirpitz
The X3 was out of my price range so I never...

The X3 was out of my price range so I never seriously considered it. I have subsequently driven one and while it is very nice for a mid sized SUV the X1 is a better handling car. If you do need the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-21-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,674
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: 1,106
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: 1,674
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: 4,345
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: 4,345
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: 3,144
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: 2,395
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: 732
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: 32
Views: 1,320
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: 1,831
Posted By Tirpitz
i3 Test Drive at LA Auto Show

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=409624&stc=1&d=1385523241

Yesterday my wife and I went to the LA Auto show. I made a point of seeking out the BMW test drive location...
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