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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Gummee!, Apr 3, 2013.
Anybody make a programmer to turn up the engine?
Magnussen-Moss Act would prohibit that unless all maintenance that had to have that unit was done for free!
If I could get a new Golf TDI with an extra inch of clearance, and AWD, I would sell my 2003 TDI tomorrow.
But the Bimmers are out of my range.
You need to buy a J2534 passthrough tool and subscribe to the manufacture's service. For example, BMW. But, the only software access that's required to be available to the independent shop is emissions control related.
This much I believe...
you wouldn't believe the shit that goes on.... I could tell you and you probably wouldn't believe me.
I had a 335d. On steroids to 70, plus 40mpg.
I will look at the new one.
Why do you believe so few?
Because people will fill them with gasoline at the pump....
Not enough advantages for the higher cost.
Won't be that way in BC anyway, they blow out as many VW, Merc and Jeep Grand Cherokee diesels as they can get in, plus dozens more come over from US dealers.
There's an unsatisfied market among the well to do for these things.
I just saw a 335d no more than 10 minutes ago on Folsom at 7th. It was like they read my mind111!!!!
Spent a week living with a 520D in Germany last spring. Not at all interested in cars, but damn, that 520D just rocked. 1300 miles, 6 days, average speed 59 mph, and 40 mpg! And on unlimited autobahn, it was quite comfortable at 120 mph. If this 3 series diesel is almost as impressive, it will be damn good.
This is not healthy!
Make it smaller, lighter, faster. More weight, bigger, slower = less fuel efficient, more expensive, etc.
Like Colin Chapman said: Simplicate, then add lightness.
The 1 should have never have had to have been built if BMW had stuck to their guns size-wise. New 1 = old 3
This new 3 is significantly bigger than Dad's 5er from the 70s. He always used to bitch at me for having bought a 3er. '...Too small!' I was always 'cause the 2002 3-series I had wasn't overly small as it was. Then I looked at the 3-series he was talking about and they were pretty tiny. THEN I could see where he was coming from.
Saw an X-1 for the first time last weekend. Interesting.
Gotta say i love the bimmer diesel... i picked up an '11 X5D a few months ago and avg 21mpg in my mixed commute. Not bad for a fun to drive 5k lb vehicle with a 6k towing capacity
I'm hoping the 535D comes to our shores when i'm ready for a trade in!
I agree. I had a 04 3 series wagon that i loved, and I now have a 08 3 series wagon. My biggest complaint is the size of it.
I prefer smaller and simpler.
If they brought the 1 series diesel wagon over here I would scoop one up. But as it stands this will be my lasts one for a while.
You guys are
The larger 5 series is much more comfortable than the 3 series.
Pretty soon you'll be saying you prefer kickstart over electric on motorcycles
"Those were the days..."
Most recall when Diesel was cheaper than gasoline. Not usually by much, but by a few cents/gallon. Since about 2005 (???) at least here in NM it has been above, in recent years usually about 10% higher than a gallon of regular. My maths could still justify a diesel -VW TDi- compared to contemporary other cars.
But I noticed this week, with my survey of two stations, diesel is running closer to 15% higher here in NM. And now almost all care manufacturers are focusing their tech and engineering more towards higher MPG rather than more Horse Power- one can buy many a mid-size sedan with EPA ratings above 35mpg gasoline. I expect those numbers to creep upwards too.
Many manufacturers seem to be rolling out diesels too. Mazda 6, Dodge 1/2 ton, Jeep, Cruze... if this trend takes hold I expect diesel fuel prices to push even higher in comparison to a gallon of regular as demand will be up and the amount refined per barrel is relatively inelastic.
I know their are many nuances, available torque etc, but it is getting harder and harder to justify paying the diesel premium. I have long been on the diesel wanter band wagon, but I am having my doubts now.
Not Colin Chapman, Bill Stout.
I chose the handle Anorak because I didn't have to look that up.