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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 08-27-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By a4ragtop
I'm switching between Eco and Sport all the time...

I'm switching between Eco and Sport all the time (never see any reason to use Comfort)

* Eco for the win when cruising (if I'm just cruising at 42 MPH, why do it at 2400RPM when I could do it at...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 03-24-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,215
Posted By a4ragtop
Ah yes ... aesthetically I break the other way,...

Ah yes ... aesthetically I break the other way, unless it's a '68 Corvette. At least it's not a bolt-on!
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 03-22-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,215
Posted By a4ragtop
I don't understand this "spoiler" thing of which...

I don't understand this "spoiler" thing of which you speak. It is to exert downward pressure upon the rear end of the car when traveling at exceptional speed, yes? Have you found this to be an...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 03-22-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,722
Posted By a4ragtop
Haven't driven the 328 but of course its N20...

Haven't driven the 328 but of course its N20 engine is the same as is in the 228. Wife has an '08 E92 335i, and (although not objectively true), the butt dyno in my 228 registers it as much quicker....
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 05-06-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By a4ragtop
I've been kicking myself for not getting Comfort Access ... until I saw this ...

My one regret with my new 228i was with my cheaping out and not getting Comfort Access ... somehow I couldn't see my way clear to coughing up the $500 for $0 worth of programming and some little...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-18-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,898
Posted By a4ragtop
re-badging FTW

I debadged the 2er ragtop right after I got it, then today wife and I were washing her E92 when we decided to do hers as well. (After 7 years of baking in Arizona, the 3 3 5 i came off quite easily,...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By a4ragtop
Yep, ditto here on my 228i. I'm at a full stop...

Yep, ditto here on my 228i. I'm at a full stop in my garage, touch "P" on the shifter, and it's kinda like I slammed on the brakes at 1MPH.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-08-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,378
Posted By a4ragtop
228i in its natural habitat

Here's the new 228i in its natural habitat - on Mission Road, south of the rez. (About a mile after I took this shot, I got to give the Brembos their first workout ... Bambi is fine :)...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-06-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,155
Posted By a4ragtop
Yeah, it takes a while to get the 2ers scheduled...

Yeah, it takes a while to get the 2ers scheduled for production, then built, then shipped. Mine was ordered in December; got it yesterday.... but hang in there. You'll get a keeper, a car whose...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-06-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,378
Posted By a4ragtop
Yeah, they're sharp. I think those are the only...

Yeah, they're sharp. I think those are the only style you can get with the sport+track combo (choice of chrome or [whatever the flatter finish is called, which is what these are.])

What you can't...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 04-06-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,378
Posted By a4ragtop
228i ragtop in mineral grey

Picked it up yesterday evening. Mineral grey with coral leather, Step, sport, track, heated seats, that's it.
30 miles on the speedometer so far, gonna add some more right now.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By a4ragtop
Your kids are young and limber, they sure as heck...

Your kids are young and limber, they sure as heck can climb in the back of your coupes. (one-convertible, one-coupe, one-kid family here.)
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-24-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By a4ragtop
We've already got an out-of-warranty E92. I...

We've already got an out-of-warranty E92. I mean, I like my service rep ... but not that much.
Forum: General BMW Questions 03-24-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By a4ragtop
2 or 3? Here's my thought process

Here's how I break it down:

First, for me, the top has to come down. Second, it needs to seat 4 (so no Z.)

So it's a 2 vs. a 4.

(Hm, what happened to bmwusa's compare models function? ...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 07-21-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By a4ragtop
Last I heard was that orderability starts in...

Last I heard was that orderability starts in January, and it had better not be any later than that, because my A4's top's motor just died, and the V6 is throwing a code, and the A3 and C-class...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-06-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By a4ragtop
Will that be a real C (RWD) or a CLA-based? ...

Will that be a real C (RWD) or a CLA-based? Either way, I'm no Mercedes fan, but I should give it a look-see too.
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-06-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By a4ragtop
2-series ragtops start building in Jan. '15

According to a sales dude in Tucson BMW, the 2-series ragtops for the USA will start building in January '15. (I was hoping for more like Sept./Oct. as that is when the daughter turns 16 and could...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 12-10-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,841
Posted By a4ragtop
Ragtop ftw

Uh, no. Ragtop is cheaper, weighs less, takes up less trunk space.

Why would you want a complicated clunky folding hardtop? Because you think it looks better? A ragtop looks every bit as good...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-11-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,198
Posted By a4ragtop
I pretty much had my mind made up for me ... our...

I pretty much had my mind made up for me ... our '08 E92 335i went off warranty Halloween '11, and I kind of sort of wanted to buy the extended warranty, but got busy with other stuff and let it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-16-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,392
Posted By a4ragtop
Man, if smooth acceleration is what floats your...

Man, if smooth acceleration is what floats your boat, I'd think you'd be in the market for a CVT - those shift points must be jarring. My A4'll be on the market in a year or so ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-15-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,465
Posted By a4ragtop
Funny, our (then) 9-YO daughter was all in favor...

Funny, our (then) 9-YO daughter was all in favor of the coupe, due to the more throne-ish rear seats. Preferred it even to the 5-series.

As far as the coupe's rear seats being hard to get into -...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By a4ragtop
I do like the design of these rims (abstracted...

I do like the design of these rims (abstracted from the context of the car.) Very elegant in a sort of austere Bauhausy way.

But 20s just don't work on a 3.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-28-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,302
Posted By a4ragtop
Yep absolutely - Rhino Glue. Do not waste your...

Yep absolutely - Rhino Glue. Do not waste your time with anything else. I've used it to salvage my A4's eponymous ragtop - see http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?p=24084175 for the details.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-27-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,413
Posted By a4ragtop
(Assuming sunny, a reasonable assumption here in...

(Assuming sunny, a reasonable assumption here in Tucson:)

Under 55: ragtop up, heat on
55 - 66: ragtop down, windows up, heat on
67 - 106: ragtop down, windows down, heat/AC off
107+: ragtop...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-25-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,118
Posted By a4ragtop
Missed the fact that that left lane was an...

Missed the fact that that left lane was an exit-only one, did you?
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