Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 7:58 AM
You are in the Sedans
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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#16897 of 16984 Re: Crossed 1,000 miles -- whooopeee! [robr2]
Oct 27, 2013 (3:30 pm)
well, obvious answer, build a bigger garage.
anyway, if someone is going to break into your car they will just break into your house. Plus you could just lock the door into the house.
#16898 of 16984 Re: Crossed 1,000 miles -- whooopeee! [stickguy]
Oct 27, 2013 (3:58 pm)
Plus you could just lock the door into the house.
Too many tools in the garage to help them break the lock....
"If it ain't one thing, it's another"
#16899 of 16984 Re: Crossed 1,000 miles -- whooopeee! [robr2]
Oct 27, 2013 (4:24 pm)
It is safer from a security aspect to disable the opener unless one has the car key but it does make it a little inconvenient at times. If I had my choice I would probably like it NOT to work when the key is absent. Can't think of a many times where I used the Homelink without having the keys on me. In fact, I don't know if mine will work without the key or not...I'll have to check. I've got a fair amount of equipment and tools in the garage to steal, let alone have them available to break into the house in complete privacy from inside the garage.
#16900 of 16984 Re: Crossed 1,000 miles -- whooopeee! [markcincinnati]
Oct 27, 2013 (6:20 pm)
Mark, my 320 has 1200 miles on it most are by Rick, he had to go to Tucson for his Uncle's Funeral, on his way back he was pilled over for speeding. , he direct quote was, "I can not believe I was doing 80 the felt more like I was doing 60." He was given a warning. Whe I drove the car up to Prescott I too was surprised on how one has a hard time "feeling" the speed of the car, Ricks Genesis is the same way. As I wrote the engine has a Effortless about it when cruising on the highway that none of my other BMW's had. E46 built up the speed, as well as the E90 did. I keep hearing Rick mention how much he likes driving HIS BMW, maybe I can persuade him to trade his Genesis in and I can get the S5 I was looking at...
#16901 of 16984 Flightnurse & Mark
Oct 27, 2013 (7:02 pm)
Not sure if I gave you both the official congratulations & mazel Tov on your new rides! Best of luck to you both & use them well!
On my BMW, the car has to be on, but not running to open the garage door. When do I use this you ask? We only have 1 garage door opener, so on days I take my Prelude to work & we have a sitter watching the kids, I leave the opener for the sitter & use my BMW's home link to close the garage.
Robr2 - funny you should mention about "too many tools in the garage to break the lock." When we bought our house 3 years ago, we had an alarm installed. The guy was going over all of the features and he said something to the effect of: "and if you ever come home & someone jumps out of the bushes and pulls a knife on you, do this..."
#16902 of 16984 Re: Impressions of the 320i [flightnurse]
Oct 28, 2013 (8:26 pm)
"The E46 was and is today the best 3 series BMW built."
Sorry Flight, I just can't let that pass. Everybody knows that the E46 is the 2nd best 3-Series.
OK, back to our regularly scheduled discussion...
#16903 of 16984 Re: Impressions of the 320i [fedlawman]
Oct 28, 2013 (11:13 pm)
So what is the best 3 series? Now I'm not talking about certain model, but overall 3 series, series.
#16904 of 16984 Re: Impressions of the 320i [flightnurse]
Oct 29, 2013 (7:59 am)
Man....you could make a case for a lot of candidates for "best" 3 series.
My first one was an E30, bought used. Driven hard for 4 years, without one hiccup. Sold it for about $2K less than I bought it for, which I thought was great.
Every subsequent one ('06 330i and '11 335ix coupe) really never was as much fun as the '87 325i. Still, they were good in their own right.
But, I experienced the progression and transformation from sports sedan into luxo badged car first hand with each one I had.
The newer ones are indeed faster than the '87 325i, but none of them were as much fun to drive. Not really sure their fuel economy is better, either.
IIRC, I was getting mid 20s MPG in town on that 325i, and knocking on 30 MPG all highway.
#16905 of 16984 Re: Impressions of the 320i [graphicguy]
Oct 29, 2013 (1:34 pm)
Graphic I know what you are saying, I never owned a E30, driven many of them, but for me the E46 was it. Perfect balance between pure sport and lux. You could take my 330i on the track during the day and then out to dinner in Scottsdale without missing a beat. The suspension was rougher then I would really like today. The current 320 has the typical tectonic feel with a slightly softer suspension, but if you want more sport, order the Sport Package which gives you the M sport package...
#16906 of 16984 Re: Impressions of the 320i [flightnurse]
Oct 29, 2013 (3:04 pm)
What is "tectonic feel"? Something is shifting under you, like tectonic plates? I'm not making fun of you, I just don't know what you mean.