Last post on Nov 13, 2013 at 8:08 AM
You are in the BMW 1-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 1 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#1826 of 1843 Re: Beautiful Vehicles [qbrozen]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 11, 2013 (2:50 pm)
The NA engines use premium, as well...
#1827 of 1843 Re: 2013 BMW 1 Series US arrival? [cdnpinhead]
Jul 20, 2013 (7:56 am)
There was a person using the forum name cdpinhead who was very active on the Lincoln LS forum some years ago. Are you the same person?
#1828 of 1843 Re: 2013 BMW 1 Series US arrival? [tncvol]
Jul 20, 2013 (6:01 pm)
. . .a person using the forum name cdpinhead who was very active on the Lincoln LS forum some years ago. Are you the same person?
Why yes, yes I am.
I finally got around to selling my LS last winter -- drove it over 128K miles, including a trip to Alaska the summer of '07.
Replaced it with an Acura TSX the spring of '08 and am driving it to this day.
#1829 of 1843 Re: 2013 BMW 1 Series US arrival? [cdnpinhead]
Jul 21, 2013 (4:51 am)
Small world - I enjoyed my LS from 2002 to 2004. It was a great car but so poorly marketed by Lincoln it never realized the success it should have had. I now have a 2011 128 convertible that is a lot of fun. Our other car is a TDI Jetta, and I really like both cars even though they are very different.
#1830 of 1843 Re: 2013 BMW 1 Series US arrival? [tncvol]
Jul 21, 2013 (5:09 pm)
It was a great car but so poorly marketed by Lincoln it never realized the success it should have had.
Well put. There are a number of Ford apologists who will go on at length about why it ended up as it did, but it was a major failure, other than the car itself. I prefer a company that gradually works out the bugs, year after year, until there are none (or nearly none) left.
Therefore, I own a Honda which has given me exactly zero issues in 75K miles, plus which it has a really nice manual transmission which I enjoy. The only problem is that the wrong pair of wheels are being driven.
Which brings me to BMW, which (at least up until now, but not for much longer) always drives the rear wheels. My issue with them has to do with their penchant for electronic crap I don't want, plus run-flat tires and a general attitude that says: "bring it to the dealer for everything." When the battery goes dead (a common occurrence here in the desert), it's necessary to flatbed the car to the dealer for a replacement. Get real. I've replaced most of the batteries that have needed it on a weekend by taking the old one to Auto Zone to have them pronounce it dead, then bringing the replacement back to car. No big deal. Then there's that dipstick thing, which wouldn't have been so bad if the electronic sensor worked, which it didn't at the beginning. BMW has essentially sold out to the masses who want to own the badge and have told the enthusiasts who like to work on their own cars and keep them simple to not let the door hit them on the way out.
Hope you enjoy your car. I am mine.
#1831 of 1843 tires for BMW 135 i 2011
Sep 24, 2013 (9:13 am)
is there a problem to install tires on the rear 255 x 35 x 18" in place of the original 245 x 35 x 18"?
Sep 24, 2013 (10:11 am)
I drove a few X1's this past weekend over from the dealer to the rental company and they were pretty sweet little rides...definitely loved the size as it's not too big nor too small...the perfect size for me! Still don't like the shifters in these BMW's...prefer the old style much better!
#1833 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [papini]
Sep 24, 2013 (11:54 am)
Nope. No problem.
#1834 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [papini]
Sep 24, 2013 (4:43 pm)
Sorry I cannot help. My 135 is just now approaching the need for tires at 30K. Call Tire Rack. They are very good at telling you what non-standard tires will work.
#1835 of 1843 Re: tires for BMW 135 i 2011 [papini]
Sep 25, 2013 (4:54 am)
I'd confirm with the dealer...you wouldn't want to throw off any of the electronic gizmos...ABS, EBD, ESC...etc...