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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-14-2016, 10:05 PM
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Posted By DerekS
You have made some interesting comparisons...

You have made some interesting comparisons between the GSW and the F31-328dxT. The 2017 GSW AWD Highline is expected to cost CD$40,000+ in Canada, while the 2016 328dxT is priced from CD$48,500. Of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2016, 03:35 PM
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Posted By DerekS
Style 400M 18" rims will definitely fit any...

Style 400M 18" rims will definitely fit any F30/F31 335i/xi :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 05:04 PM
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Posted By DerekS
bravo :thumbup:

bravo :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 02:02 PM
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Posted By DerekS
Yes, Estoril Blue does look stunning in the...

Yes, Estoril Blue does look stunning in the flesh. My dealer has a loaded EB II M Sport 328dxT sitting in his showroom. I've test driven this car and have come close to buying it several times over...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
Well, if you had purchased a Mercedes C Class...

Well, if you had purchased a Mercedes C Class instead of your 3 Series, the first 3 annual maintenance services would have cost you about CD$2500 !! So, the 4 year Maintenance Program offered by BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
The MSRP of my 328dxT M Sport with many options...

The MSRP of my 328dxT M Sport with many options is just under CD$65,000 or US$49,920, using the current exchange rate of CD$1.00 = US$0.768 The MSRP for the exact same car in the USA is US$61,500,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 229
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Posted By DerekS
Yes, this Motor Trend article offers a very...

Yes, this Motor Trend article offers a very favourable assessment of the 328dxT. The chapters preceding the "Long Term Verdict" are also well worth reading :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
I can't help but feel that if BMW NA and BMW...

I can't help but feel that if BMW NA and BMW Canada imported several additional versions of the F31 (RWD and 335d come to mind) AND invested in some marketing, they would sell a lot more of this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
Google: "2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS) / JD...

Google: "2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS) / JD Power". Then, click on red text : "Read the Press Release" for the ratings graph.

Volvo is 3rd from last place !!! Maybe Volvo's relatively recent...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By DerekS
Thank you for posting your detailed impressions...

Thank you for posting your detailed impressions on your 2016 328d wagon ! Most informative !

When comparing between the 328d and a new C300/C450, I prefer the simplicity and ergonomics of the BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
Yes, wouldn't that be a stunner :thumbup:

Yes, wouldn't that be a stunner :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By DerekS
There are a good number of 'auto brokers' who...

There are a good number of 'auto brokers' who make their living exporting each year 1000s of premium cars from Canada to the US. The Federal emissions standards for US and Canada are identical. All...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By DerekS
328dxT

danb35: You might enjoy reading another review of the 320d Touring.
Google : BMW 320d Touring review/Martin Love. This article appeared in The Guardian, Oct.13, 2013. Love wrote:

"For my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By DerekS
Suggest you Google "2014 BMW 328dx Touring". You...

Suggest you Google "2014 BMW 328dx Touring". You will find lots of reviews for this car, both American, Canadian and British (equivalent 320dx Touring). This car has received many very favourable...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2016, 10:38 AM
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Posted By DerekS
Unfortunately for Volvo owners, their cars...

Unfortunately for Volvo owners, their cars currently rank @ the very bottom of J.D. Power's Initial Quality Survey. Volvo shares the basement rankings with Land Rover, Fiat and Mini.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
The differential between diesel and gas varies...

The differential between diesel and gas varies from one region to another, and from season to season. Diesel prices tend to peak in mid winter, then drop below gas prices as summer approaches. For...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
Sorry, but I disagree with your conclusion. In...

Sorry, but I disagree with your conclusion. In Canada, the diesel/gas versions of the Touring each account for 50% of sales. I suspect that the vast majority of people who slam the 328 diesel have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-27-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
Fortunately, you have at least two more model...

Fortunately, you have at least two more model years (MY2017 & 2018) of the F31 to consider as "potential replacements" for your 2014 F31 :thumbup:

Have you driven a LCI F31 ? Lots of engineered...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
I would certainly agree with you about the Subaru...

I would certainly agree with you about the Subaru not really being a competitor to the F31.

As for the Golf SW, with any significant on board load, it's 1.8L engine is challenged. It's a decent...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
Wow :thumbup: You took the words right out of my...

Wow :thumbup: You took the words right out of my mouth !

I find it hard to understand why so many folks would rather purchase a top-heavy, ponderous handling, gas sucking SUV in place of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
So true :thumbup: What a pity that BMW does not...

So true :thumbup: What a pity that BMW does not do more to market the F31 in North America ! It's easily the best looking and best all-round member of the 3 Series family.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
Yes, very unfortunate that the EPA is withholding...

Yes, very unfortunate that the EPA is withholding certification for both C300d sedan (intended for USA and Canada) and C300d wagon (intended for Canada only).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,078
Posted By DerekS
This report on the impending demise of the F31...

This report on the impending demise of the F31 for North America may be premature. As far as the Canadian market is concerned, the F31 is a sought after model. However, due to high demand in other...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-12-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By DerekS
Does your 328dXT have adaptive suspension ? The...

Does your 328dXT have adaptive suspension ? The reason I ask is that I recently drove a 2016 328dXT which had both the revised LCI suspension and adaptive dampers. This car was equipped with 19"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By DerekS
Not all M Sports have the aluminium hex trim. ...

Not all M Sports have the aluminium hex trim. The cost of switching from Al-Hex to anthracite would be prohibitive. Three years ago I looked into switching the aluminum trim in an E93 convertible...
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