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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-23-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By bmwexpat
If you have not pulled the trigger my vote goes...

If you have not pulled the trigger my vote goes to the S4. I've owned my tuned S4 for 7 years and am about to pass 160K miles. No question one of the best cars I've owned in the past 20 years. As a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-02-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By bmwexpat
My recommendation is to do neither one. The F30...

My recommendation is to do neither one. The F30 series BMW's are one of the least loved 3 series that BMW has produced in 30 years. Overall they are not the greatest handling cars they once were and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-11-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,534
Posted By bmwexpat
No question. Grew up on a farm in NY state....

No question. Grew up on a farm in NY state. Winter and road salt destroyed a lot of poor as well as classic cars.

Our Porsche is almost 50 years old and not a spec of rust., but she has lived her...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-11-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,534
Posted By bmwexpat
I do like the Subaru dog commercials. However our...

I do like the Subaru dog commercials. However our pooch is a Porsche girl. She loves the back seat with the top off.

My plan is to pick up a used Porsche 991.2 Turbo S sometime around the third...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-09-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,534
Posted By bmwexpat
Buying new does have advantages and is always fun...

Buying new does have advantages and is always fun as you are the first owner and that does have value for the individual buyer. Buying new can make sense if one takes the time to do some homework on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,534
Posted By bmwexpat
The discussion around depreciation and leasing...

The discussion around depreciation and leasing vs. buying is always an interesting discussion as there is no absolute right or wrong answer. It all depends on an individuals circumstances, needs and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-07-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,534
Posted By bmwexpat
Washing a car can be therapeutic, but it also...

Washing a car can be therapeutic, but it also depends if you are washing your daily driver or a garage queen. IN either case there are some great You Tube videos on how to correctly wash a car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By bmwexpat
Legal action?? You are kidding yourself. You have...

Legal action?? You are kidding yourself. You have at best a vehicle that is worth $12-15K. You are going up against a dealership and manufacturer that has attorneys that deal with cases like this on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-18-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By bmwexpat
At this point, I'd dump the car and move on to...

At this point, I'd dump the car and move on to something else. Once the warranty expires this will start costing real money.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-15-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By bmwexpat
NEW- Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R - Set of 4

Need to sell a full set of brand new RE 71r's ( Set of 4 Tires) 275/35/ 19's. Zero miles on all 4 tires.

Will sell for $500.00 for the set. Prefer buyer in the San Francisco Bay Area to avoid...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 04-21-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,475
Posted By bmwexpat
While I'm not naive enough to think that the...

While I'm not naive enough to think that the various auto magazines are not influenced by various manufactures from time to time, BMW's biggest problem is they lost their edge and at the same time...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 04-20-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,475
Posted By bmwexpat
Going back to the G20 part of the thread, I need...

Going back to the G20 part of the thread, I need to dial back my BMW criticism a bit. While running some errands with the M3, I decided to stop by my local BMW dealer and see if they had any G20's...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 04-20-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,475
Posted By bmwexpat
Good thought on the 991 and as far as value I can...

Good thought on the 991 and as far as value I can not argue with you.

That said, I'm about 3 years away from retirement and the Turbo would be the no regrets or second thoughts car that I can...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 04-20-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,475
Posted By bmwexpat
After being at Rennsport last fall, my wife fell...

After being at Rennsport last fall, my wife fell in love with the Porsche Taycan prototype. We've had our deposit in since September and while details on the Taycan are still very sparse. Looks like...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 04-20-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,475
Posted By bmwexpat
As a long time BMW owner, I'll reserve judgement...

As a long time BMW owner, I'll reserve judgement on the G20 platform till I drive one but the initial reviews from C&D and others are not inspiring. C&D does nail it when they point out that through...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-13-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By bmwexpat
To make it go faster of course.....

To make it go faster of course.....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-12-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By bmwexpat
Rumor has it that it's called Hot Smoging. ...

Rumor has it that it's called Hot Smoging.

Somewhere out there you need to find a friend of a friend, that knows a guy.

Cash is the only accepted payment medium

Going rate is around $600...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-03-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By bmwexpat
Not bad suggestions but I'd go with a square...

Not bad suggestions but I'd go with a square setup myself as it helps a bit with under-steer without haveing to play around with sway bars etc.

That said if you look at a previous post by the OP,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By bmwexpat
This question has been asked many times and there...

This question has been asked many times and there is no perfect answer due to everyone's perception of what's good handling are different.

The place to start is what do you think is wrong with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-14-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,065
Posted By bmwexpat
Have to chuckle a bit on this thread. Here in...

Have to chuckle a bit on this thread. Here in Northern California BMW's are so common that nobody notices them at all. I'm talking every 5 or sixth car on the roads are BMW's. This is the equivalent...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-27-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By bmwexpat
As an additional point of view, 3 our of the 4...

As an additional point of view, 3 our of the 4 vehicles I currently own are modified in one form or another. Overall I have no regrets on the money spent as each provides a different level of fun and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-27-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By bmwexpat
Here is some food for thought: Your 2015 435...

Here is some food for thought:

Your 2015 435 is worth at best $28-30K if you sell it yourself. Later this year BMW will launch the G20 in the US and your 345 will tank to under a 20K car by the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 12-04-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,055
Views: 195,852
Posted By bmwexpat
The EV rebates are written into the current tax...

The EV rebates are written into the current tax code and can not be changed by Executive order. Will take both houses of congress to make a change. Do not see that happening within the next 2-3 years.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-20-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,055
Views: 195,852
Posted By bmwexpat
I'd like to point out the minor fact that there...

I'd like to point out the minor fact that there is currently no Tesla giga-factory in China at the moment. Tesla just closed the deal for the land in October. Assuming the article below is accurate,...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-20-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,055
Views: 195,852
Posted By bmwexpat
Tesla's medium range issues are not about...

Tesla's medium range issues are not about product. Clearly the S,X, & M3 are the market leaders of today with nearly 100% market share.

Currently Tesla is carrying roughly $ 11 Billion in debt....
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