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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,935
Posted By bjbolduc
Other way to check is the gps on your phone. I...

Other way to check is the gps on your phone. I think google maps will show instantaneous speed.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-05-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By bjbolduc
Check tire rack ratings

I would check what the tire rack ratings are for your tires
Other thing to consider. Did you get the same tire width as stock? Technically a narrower tire will get better traction all other thins...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 08-21-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,722
Posted By bjbolduc
Subaru owners with an X1, how do you feel about the X1 after a few months/years?

I had a 01 forester and a 07 outback and a 13 x1. Driving wise the x1 is much better. The shortcomings are relatively poorer visibility is x1, less space to carry things and higher maintenance costs....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-15-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 29,063
Posted By bjbolduc
I leased my 3 on a pull ahead and with perfect...

I leased my 3 on a pull ahead and with perfect hindsight that is not the way to purchase as i didnt comparison shop as well as I should have. I didn't make that mistake again. I do reserve the right...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-15-2017, 04:04 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 29,063
Posted By bjbolduc
Tests show BMW F30 headlights are the worst in the world

No it was the cost performance trade off. This was my second BMW and I found that I was paying a significant price premium for a luxury not performance product that wasn't really a luxury car and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-15-2017, 03:37 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 29,063
Posted By bjbolduc
No it was the cost performance trade off. This...

No it was the cost performance trade off. This was my second BMW and I found that I was paying a significant price premium for a luxury not performance product that wasn't really a luxury car. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-14-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 29,063
Posted By bjbolduc
You won't realize how poor the lights are until...

You won't realize how poor the lights are until you drive a car with decent lights. I turn in my 2014 lease on Wednesday and not getting another BMW


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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 08-02-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By bjbolduc
Is it nox or small particulates? Imho, the...

Is it nox or small particulates?
Imho, the environmental advocates would find an issue with hydrogen if that was the fuel.


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-26-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By bjbolduc
I would also recommend a backup camera....

I would also recommend a backup camera. Visibility is not great backing up without it


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 07-24-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By bjbolduc
The maps on the x1 can be updated but you will...

The maps on the x1 can be updated but you will need to pay for unlock code per update. On newer bmws you can get a lifetime unlock code. Search the forum for x1 map update.
I would characterize the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 07-23-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,178
Posted By bjbolduc
In addition make sure that what you are buying...

In addition make sure that what you are buying has your desired features. For example the base halogen lights are poor. Only get the hid lights.

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 07-23-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,178
Posted By bjbolduc
I have about 60 k miles on the 328 xed and will...

I have about 60 k miles on the 328 xed and will be turning it in at end of lease.
Overall a good car. I had a def issue about 2 years ago but otherwise very reliable.
Good gas mileage it you do a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,860
Posted By bjbolduc
Well said Motor trend didn't include the 3 in...

Well said
Motor trend didn't include the 3 in their recent comparison test of competing brands

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,873
Posted By bjbolduc
How long will you keep your car? Is there a...

How long will you keep your car? Is there a quality independent shop near you that you trust? Dealer service is expensive even for routine service. If your intent is to keep for 100k miles, then an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-23-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,626
Posted By bjbolduc
As poor lighting impacts driving safety, I can't...

As poor lighting impacts driving safety, I can't understand how the ultimate driving machine uses 80's technology as standard equipment.

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,266
Posted By bjbolduc
+1 on driveguards. My wife upgraded to those and...

+1 on driveguards. My wife upgraded to those and is happy.

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Forum: BMW Diesel Owners & Enthusiasts 01-19-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 57,322
Posted By bjbolduc
My 2 cents (and hope it's worth that much) is if...

My 2 cents (and hope it's worth that much) is if BMW doesn't adequately address an issue identified during the warranty, repairs after the warranty is up should still be covered by the dealer. Their...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-09-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By bjbolduc
That's too subtle for a German check engine...

That's too subtle for a German check engine light. Are you close to a scheduled oil change or other service?

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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-20-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By bjbolduc
For my wife's car, it came and went twice during...

For my wife's car, it came and went twice during the same snow, so I would strongly suggest you get it checked out. Hasn't reared it's ugly head again, so far
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-19-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By bjbolduc
In Russia, software hacks you.

In Russia, software hacks you.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-19-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By bjbolduc
Chassis malfunction

My wife got a chassis malfunction code last Sunday in the first snow in our area.
She has a 2013 x1 xdrive
The traction and stability control make a big difference in driving in the snow, btw....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-21-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By bjbolduc
You can easily verify the odometer accuracy on a...

You can easily verify the odometer accuracy on a highway with posted miles. My car was accurate for the odometer reading for long distAnces. It better be as it's leased
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-02-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,540
Posted By bjbolduc
The check engine light will clear after a few...

The check engine light will clear after a few startups if there is no new engine code.
Go to the dealer or an autopart store and get the code read (all autoparts stores will do this gratis) before...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 11-02-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,540
Posted By bjbolduc
My wife had an issue with the turbo activator on...

My wife had an issue with the turbo activator on her x. It threw a code on acceleration and was repaired under warranty
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-01-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By bjbolduc
I am not 100% sure of Xenon, but the stock light...

I am not 100% sure of Xenon, but the stock light aim AND output are pretty poor. I got the lights realigned at a service session and subsequently replaced stock lights with upgraded bulbs which...
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