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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 09-17-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By gkr778
:thumbup: It's wonderful to hear that you're...

:thumbup:
It's wonderful to hear that you're feeling great and coming back to Bimmerfest and BMW San Luis Obispo. Congratulations!

It's no understatement to say that the one person that can bring...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-12-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkr778
Good point. Electric go karts and the venues like...

Good point. Electric go karts and the venues like K1 that make use them are a lot of fun. Don't know why people would insult those products and services by comparing them to Tesla. :dunno:

btw,...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-11-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkr778
Smart move. Pyramid schemes like Tesla are not...

Smart move. Pyramid schemes like Tesla are not sustainable in any case.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-11-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkr778
+1 Several BMW CCA chapters hold regular...

+1
Several BMW CCA chapters hold regular karting events for their membership, including venues that use electric go karts. Windy City Chapter, for example, has held several events at K1 Speed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-09-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By gkr778
Welcome to Bimmerfest, Nightmare437! 1.)...

Welcome to Bimmerfest, Nightmare437!

1.) 14.5 mpg seems rather low for the conditions that you described. On my 2014 320i (same N20 engine as 328i, but with a lower max power rating), the trip...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-09-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By gkr778
Benzboy10, I drove a MY 2016 F30 330e at a BMW...

Benzboy10, I drove a MY 2016 F30 330e at a BMW dealership event that year. Other than the fact that it didn't have a manual transmission, I liked it a lot. Transitions between gasoline engine and...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 09-07-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkr778
That's just another Tesla PR stunt. The real...

That's just another Tesla PR stunt. The real reason Model 3 and other Tesla vehicles will forego the use leather for steering wheels and other interior components is that Elon hasn't yet figured out...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-07-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By gkr778
+1 Good points about Tesla Model 3. I have been...

+1
Good points about Tesla Model 3. I have been in one of those and agree that its interior design and quality would be below par in a $18,000 new car, let alone at Model 3's actual price point.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By gkr778
Inclusion of Tesla Model 3 in the comparison test...

Inclusion of Tesla Model 3 in the comparison test that namelessman shared was Motor Trend's idea. I don't get the rationale either (beyond clickbait tactics), but that's a question for Motor Trend...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By gkr778
They also managed to attain high first year...

They also managed to attain high first year quality and design user friendly controls, too.

Combine those things with what you mentioned, then add a better warranty & customer care initiatives...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-06-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By gkr778
+2 for Genesis G70. Much better value than any...

+2 for Genesis G70. Much better value than any F30, G20, or G30.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 09-05-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By gkr778
Thank you Zeichen311, you are absolutely correct....

Thank you Zeichen311, you are absolutely correct.

I confirmed via the order/pricing guide here on Bimmerfest and the slightly improved "Build Your Own" section of bmwusa.com that a MY 2020 330i...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 09-03-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,786
Posted By gkr778
BMW does operate a West Coast Performance Center...

BMW does operate a West Coast Performance Center in Southern California's Coachella Valley. However, Performance Center Delivery is only available at the South Carolina location.
...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 08-29-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,724
Posted By gkr778
Here's an excerpt of a recent Car and Driver...

Here's an excerpt of a recent Car and Driver review of G20 330i equipped with RWD, M Sport Package, and Track Handling Package:

Does the Rear-Drive Sport Version of the 2019 BMW 330i Rekindle the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-28-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By gkr778
I'm in agreement with you jjrandorin. Again, it's...

I'm in agreement with you jjrandorin. Again, it's a sad commentary on the current state of Bimmerfest.com more than anything else. From the time Jon founded Bimmerfest until at least a couple years...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-28-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By gkr778
CAs need to get as many qualified leads as they...

CAs need to get as many qualified leads as they can. Sponsorship and active participation with sites like Bimmerfest should only help matters here.

Sadly, the issue here seems to be Bimmerfest.com...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-28-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By gkr778
Logically speaking, manufacturer incentives being...

Logically speaking, manufacturer incentives being the driver for dealership new car department profitabilty would prompt CAs and dealerships to ramp up their active participation and sponsorship of...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 08-27-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,800
Posted By gkr778
Many in the investment community and in the...

Many in the investment community and in the automotive industry aren't convinced that Tesla is in business currently. :rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-26-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By gkr778
edycol summed up the oil grade info nicely:...

edycol summed up the oil grade info nicely: 0W-20, conformant to LL14FE+. Use any brand that meets those specs.

Capacity is 7 liters.
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 08-23-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By gkr778
Congratulations caligril310 on your new F36 430i...

Congratulations caligril310 on your new F36 430i GC! And kudos to you for not having the dealership drill holes in the front bumper for license plate mounting prior to taking delivery of your new...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 08-21-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By gkr778
Thanks tturedraider! It sounds like x986's new...

Thanks tturedraider!
It sounds like x986's new G20 is equipped with the 5A4 LED Headlights with Cornering Lights option:
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By gkr778
Check out the BMW Coding and Programming section...

Check out the BMW Coding and Programming section of Bimmerfest forums (https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=175). Here is a summary, courtesy of Bimmerfest member and coding expert...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By gkr778
You got it scon4snow, though I understand only...

You got it scon4snow, though I understand only the side bolsters (not the tilt adjustments) are powered for the seats photographed in your original post. In any case, the manually adjusted sport...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-05-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By gkr778
Shangri-La, are you referring to air conditioner...

Shangri-La, are you referring to air conditioner operation upon engine startup following the previous shutdown? On my 2014 F30, I had to do FDL coding as follows in order for the climate control...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 08-01-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By gkr778
The one aspect of G20 that's truly class leading...

The one aspect of G20 that's truly class leading is the four cylinder gasoline engine. BMW did a fantastic job refining the B48 since that engine was first introduced a few years ago. Its combination...
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