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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #8820 on: September 13, 2019, 11:32:43 am »
Oddly enough, the windows work. Maybe he has to boot Seats.?

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« Reply #8821 on: September 13, 2019, 11:41:48 am »
Oddly enough, the windows work. Maybe he has to boot Seats.?

That one took me longer than it should've... :facepalm: :lol:

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« Reply #8822 on: September 13, 2019, 11:43:16 am »
Annoying (poor) design.

Lincoln MKT with power-folding 3rd row.  If the vehicle hasn't been on in X amount of time, the buttons to fold the rear seats do nothing.  Not even if you activate the power tailgate first to "wake it up."  So, you have to get the key fob, go push the stop/start button, and wake up the electronics.  Then you can fold/stow the 3rd row.

Little things. :rage:
No doubt a design/safety feature.  The adjustments on my front seats even don't work if it has been 'off' for a period of time.  Not too sure how long the period of time is, but it's not that long.  Don't want anyone/kids farting around in the car when you're not around.
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« Reply #8823 on: September 13, 2019, 11:50:10 am »
No doubt a design/safety feature.  The adjustments on my front seats even don't work if it has been 'off' for a period of time.  Not too sure how long the period of time is, but it's not that long.  Don't want anyone/kids farting around in the car when you're not around.

Yes, that is also annoying.  I vacuum from passenger front > rear pass. > cargo/trunk > rear driver......by the time I get to rear driver, the electronics will have usually timed out so I can't move the driver's seat forward out of the way without having to go grab the keys. :rage:

And I don't like to carry people's keys/fobs in my pocket because I don't like having things in my pockets when I'm working so I don't fuck 'em up as I go full contortionist detailin' and stuff. :lol:

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« Reply #8824 on: September 13, 2019, 01:03:52 pm »
It might shut off after a while to reduce the battery drain.
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« Reply #8825 on: September 13, 2019, 03:03:38 pm »
Annoying (poor) design.

Lincoln MKT with power-folding 3rd row.  If the vehicle hasn't been on in X amount of time, the buttons to fold the rear seats do nothing.  Not even if you activate the power tailgate first to "wake it up."  So, you have to get the key fob, go push the stop/start button, and wake up the electronics.  Then you can fold/stow the 3rd row.

Little things. :rage:
Something about that isn't right... wifey's ancient MKX has a power tailgate that works no matter what
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« Reply #8826 on: September 13, 2019, 03:36:57 pm »
Something about that isn't right... wifey's ancient MKX has a power tailgate that works no matter what

Uhhh. Read my post again. :hmm:

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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #8827 on: September 13, 2019, 05:45:02 pm »
I took my car in for servicing today and got use of a loaner - a 2019 Audi A6.

It's interesting that Audi seems to be going down a similar path to BMW.  My first BMW (2001 5-series) was very light and nimble and drove great, and while my 2006 update drove well, it had a heavier and less sporty feel than the first one.  When I test drove BMWs in 2013, they had made the feel of the cars heavier still.

As soon as I test drove the 2014 Audi, I knew I wanted it, because it reminded me so much of my first BMW.  I loved the way that car drove and I love the way the 2014 Audi drives.  The 2019 Audi reminded me a lot of my 2006 BMW - It has a much heavier and more sluggish feel to it.

I'm not sure what I will do when it's time for a new car.  My car just passed 40,000 miles so I don't expect to be in the market for a new car any times soon, especially since I really like the way my car drives and it seems to be holding up really well.
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« Reply #8828 on: September 13, 2019, 06:32:34 pm »
I took my car in for servicing today and got use of a loaner - a 2019 Audi A6.

It's interesting that Audi seems to be going down a similar path to BMW.  My first BMW (2001 5-series) was very light and nimble and drove great, and while my 2006 update drove well, it had a heavier and less sporty feel than the first one.  When I test drove BMWs in 2013, they had made the feel of the cars heavier still.

As soon as I test drove the 2014 Audi, I knew I wanted it, because it reminded me so much of my first BMW.  I loved the way that car drove and I love the way the 2014 Audi drives.  The 2019 Audi reminded me a lot of my 2006 BMW - It has a much heavier and more sluggish feel to it.

I'm not sure what I will do when it's time for a new car.  My car just passed 40,000 miles so I don't expect to be in the market for a new car any times soon, especially since I really like the way my car drives and it seems to be holding up really well.

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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #8829 on: September 13, 2019, 06:37:41 pm »
I took my car in for servicing today and got use of a loaner - a 2019 Audi A6.

It's interesting that Audi seems to be going down a similar path to BMW.  My first BMW (2001 5-series) was very light and nimble and drove great, and while my 2006 update drove well, it had a heavier and less sporty feel than the first one.  When I test drove BMWs in 2013, they had made the feel of the cars heavier still.

As soon as I test drove the 2014 Audi, I knew I wanted it, because it reminded me so much of my first BMW.  I loved the way that car drove and I love the way the 2014 Audi drives.  The 2019 Audi reminded me a lot of my 2006 BMW - It has a much heavier and more sluggish feel to it.

I'm not sure what I will do when it's time for a new car. My car just passed 40,000 miles so I don't expect to be in the market for a new car any times soon, especially since I really like the way my car drives and it seems to be holding up really well.

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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #8830 on: September 13, 2019, 08:41:21 pm »
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #8831 on: September 13, 2019, 09:52:23 pm »
Investment!  ;)


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« Reply #8832 on: September 14, 2019, 01:24:23 am »
I took my car in for servicing today and got use of a loaner - a 2019 Audi A6.

It's interesting that Audi seems to be going down a similar path to BMW.  My first BMW (2001 5-series) was very light and nimble and drove great, and while my 2006 update drove well, it had a heavier and less sporty feel than the first one.  When I test drove BMWs in 2013, they had made the feel of the cars heavier still.

As soon as I test drove the 2014 Audi, I knew I wanted it, because it reminded me so much of my first BMW.  I loved the way that car drove and I love the way the 2014 Audi drives.  The 2019 Audi reminded me a lot of my 2006 BMW - It has a much heavier and more sluggish feel to it.

I'm not sure what I will do when it's time for a new car.  My car just passed 40,000 miles so I don't expect to be in the market for a new car any times soon, especially since I really like the way my car drives and it seems to be holding up really well.

Keep in mind that loaner may have had a 2.0T which could contribute to the sluggishness

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« Reply #8833 on: September 14, 2019, 04:46:16 am »
Keep in mind that loaner may have had a 2.0T which could contribute to the sluggishness

It wasn't slow, really.   It just didn't feel as light and nimble.  I should have put it in sport mode.
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« Reply #8834 on: September 14, 2019, 04:48:07 am »
Investment!  ;)



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« Reply #8835 on: September 14, 2019, 04:48:41 am »
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« Reply #8836 on: September 14, 2019, 08:26:16 am »
If you like sporty... maybe go a size smaller? S5 Sportback :ohyeah:
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« Reply #8837 on: September 14, 2019, 09:11:52 am »
If you like sporty... maybe go a size smaller? S5 Sportback :ohyeah:

I love the S5 but a 2-door car isn't really practical since I only have one car and I take passengers sometimes.  But maybe an S6?  When the times comes, I'm going to test drive a few different options.
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« Reply #8838 on: September 14, 2019, 10:08:11 am »
The sportback is a 4 door with a hatchback. Nguyen Nguyen!
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« Reply #8839 on: September 14, 2019, 10:12:21 am »
I love the S5 but a 2-door car isn't really practical since I only have one car and I take passengers sometimes.  But maybe an S6?  When the times comes, I'm going to test drive a few different options.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #8840 on: September 14, 2019, 12:09:58 pm »
What is this?

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« Reply #8841 on: September 14, 2019, 12:20:14 pm »
It's an I4??? I thought it was a 2.7L turbine. LAWSUIT
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« Reply #8842 on: September 14, 2019, 01:34:24 pm »
Are you going to test drive some Mercedes?  Wimmer could advise you.

I like the Mercedes convertibles but I'm not crazy about their regular cars.
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Re: Car Chat
« Reply #8843 on: September 15, 2019, 08:30:10 am »
Iím in eastern NC, quite mountainous. Yesterdayís the CR-Vís AWD actually kicked in. I was parked on a super steep loose rock trail and the back wheels did their thing to get me moving.
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« Reply #8844 on: September 15, 2019, 09:50:22 am »
For me, AWD is worth it over FWD just to avoid the embarrassment of peeling out from aggressive throttle stomps

It's very system dependent though. I think I've got my wife's car to chirp despite its AWD
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« Reply #8845 on: September 15, 2019, 10:30:51 am »
Iím in eastern NC, quite mountainous. Yesterdayís the CR-Vís AWD actually kicked in. I was parked on a super steep loose rock trail and the back wheels did their thing to get me moving.
Coming up to two years of ownership and AWD used for 2.5 seconds.

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« Reply #8846 on: September 16, 2019, 10:24:26 am »
I am a bit disappointed that Alpina kept the Grill for the 7 Series. Since their theme is understatement, I was hoping that they would "fix" this. However as an independent company that can sell their products via BMW dealerships, and use BMW production lines, they probably felt it would be to much of a slap in the face.

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« Reply #8847 on: September 16, 2019, 01:30:24 pm »
Created a personalized theme for my car (A/C, radio, suspension, engine mode etc. settings) and called it...  :lol: :winkguy: :pullover:

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« Reply #8848 on: September 16, 2019, 01:32:47 pm »
I like the Mercedes convertibles but I'm not crazy about their regular cars.

Get an A-Class Sedan - Polar White, Night Package and these wheels in either black or silver. ;)

It's a regular car, but it's worth it. I am loving mine (hatchback) and it finally feels like a proper premium product, something that was lacking on the last generation (and the CLA sold in the US).

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« Reply #8849 on: September 16, 2019, 03:00:12 pm »
Saw a Volvo C70 with the vanity plate "C70."

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