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      02-05-2013, 07:54 AM   #45
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As a loaner I've had
2011 328i
2011 335i
2010 550i 6spd
John Cooper Works (or whatever it's called) manual Mini
2010 750i
2011 740i
2012 550i
2011 550i GT (ugliest car ever)
2010 Chevy cobalt and assorted crap


And the best one...
2011 X5M .. Thank you South Bay BMW
Woah. How often were you at the dealership? That looks like a list from just over 2 years.
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recently got the 2013 x1 28 xdrive as a loaner.
okay to drive, but i can't find this car being sporty at all.
the damn 8 speed transmission sucks...it just wants to stay below 1300rpm and get high mpg...
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      02-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #48
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had a 2013 mustang convertible which was fun for me since i have never owned a vert. used it top down every day.
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      02-05-2013, 01:57 PM   #49
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Like many other posters in this thread (or the other funny one referenced), it's probably easier to think of worst loaner cars than best. I can't recall ever getting anything other than a 328i or 328xi, though I usually get my service done on Saturday and wait, so rarely have needed a loaner.

As for your other question, I don't care that much how many M badges BMW puts on non Ms, but I think it's likely a bad business decision that may come back to haunt them. On the other hand, AMG has whored their badge out on MBs worse than M, and it hasn't seemed to hurt them yet.
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I have a completely stripped down 328i sitting outside right now mocking me.

Car doesn't even have bluetooth connectivity for my phone?!?

What a POS.
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I have a completely stripped down 328i sitting outside right now mocking me.

Car doesn't even have bluetooth connectivity for my phone?!?

What a POS.
Man I got one of those from Global Imports a while back. It sucked. The thing is even that POS takes 93 octane. Lol.
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Had the 1200 miles service and the shop provided a F30 328 sport package not too bad.
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Man I got one of those from Global Imports a while back. It sucked. The thing is even that POS takes 93 octane. Lol.
For real. Thanks Regina.

This is the second one I've had in like 4 weeks. Its filthy and its been smoked in.

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Center BMW gives the shittiest loaners always a shitty enterprise car, never a BMW. Wtf is up with that
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For real. Thanks Regina.

This is the second one I've had in like 4 weeks. Its filthy and its been smoked in.
This is why I only go to United now. Worth the drive.
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As a loaner I've had
2011 328i
2011 335i
2010 550i 6spd
John Cooper Works (or whatever it's called) manual Mini
2010 750i
2011 740i
2012 550i
2011 550i GT (ugliest car ever)
2010 Chevy cobalt and assorted crap


And the best one...
2011 X5M .. Thank you South Bay BMW
South Bay BMW gave you a X5M?
Fuck that!
I want that.
I get 335d's and x5d's... i always choose diesel lol.
I also plan small road trips to San Diego or Santa Barbara whenever I have the loaner over a weekend.
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      02-05-2013, 06:30 PM   #57
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I have a completely stripped down 328i sitting outside right now mocking me.

Car doesn't even have bluetooth connectivity for my phone?!?

What a POS.
i have a loaded up 328 in my driveway right now. my first experince with the 2013 model. first time ive used stop start, heads up display, looks like it might have lane departure as well. some quick comments. stop start isnt nearly as annoying as i thought it would be. the exterior is growing on me some even the front end which i at first hated. car feels quick and seems to deliver very good mileage. the interior on the other hand i dont care for. i like the red stitching and thats about it. the switchgear looks cheap like a civic. the nav screen is ugly the way it sticks out and doesnt retract. the red aluminum strip across the dash is dumb. not a fan of the piano black trim used on the doors. i couldnt get comfortable in the seats. it feels like i do sit down in it more as i have more headroom than in the m3, but it also seems the window and hoodline is higher. the hood is at my neck level almost and im not short. not sure what M division can do with this turd
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i have a loaded up 328 in my driveway right now. my first experince with the 2013 model. first time ive used stop start, heads up display, looks like it might have lane departure as well. some quick comments. stop start isnt nearly as annoying as i thought it would be. the exterior is growing on me some even the front end which i at first hated. car feels quick and seems to deliver very good mileage. the interior on the other hand i dont care for. i like the red stitching and thats about it. the switchgear looks cheap like a civic. the nav screen is ugly the way it sticks out and doesnt retract. the red aluminum strip across the dash is dumb. not a fan of the piano black trim used on the doors. i couldnt get comfortable in the seats. it feels like i do sit down in it more as i have more headroom than in the m3, but it also seems the window and hoodline is higher. the hood is at my neck level almost and im not short. not sure what M division can do with this turd
The outside of the car, IMO, with an M Sport package looks nice.

I agree with you on the interior, there are component/elements in it that are decidedly cost cutting. The IDrive knob and surrounding button assembly is cheap feeling plastic.

I haven't been in one, but I would image the M Sport has a more upscale interior.

If(when) I move into a new M, it will probably be a M4 ( or M4 Grandsport(?))
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The outside of the car, IMO, with an M Sport package looks nice.

I agree with you on the interior, there are component/elements in it that are decidedly cost cutting. The IDrive knob and surrounding button assembly is cheap feeling plastic.

I haven't been in one, but I would image the M Sport has a more upscale interior.

If(when) I move into a new M, it will probably be a M4 ( or M4 Grandsport(?))
this is the sport version. as well as the xdrive. it still seems cheap inside. the dash switchgear particularly the hvac controls seem cheap. like i said im not a fan except the red stitching which i would want to be able to make whatever color i want, not an option so dont like that either unless i buy a red car.
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side note also saw my first new m5 in person and that thing is ginormous. no thanks. front rotors look like they weigh 80lbs each.
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this is the sport version. as well as the xdrive. it still seems cheap inside. the dash switchgear particularly the hvac controls seem cheap. like i said im not a fan except the red stitching which i would want to be able to make whatever color i want, not an option so dont like that either unless i buy a red car.
If you don't like the interior of sport model wait until you get in a luxury model is even worse and cheap.
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If you don't like the interior of sport model wait until you get in a luxury model is even worse and cheap.
Won't be doing that with any of my money. Only loaners.
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As a loaner I've had
2011 328i
2011 335i
2010 550i 6spd
John Cooper Works (or whatever it's called) manual Mini
2010 750i
2011 740i
2012 550i
2011 550i GT (ugliest car ever)
2010 Chevy cobalt and assorted crap


And the best one...
2011 X5M .. Thank you South Bay BMW
South Bay BMW gave you a X5M?
Fuck that!
I want that.
I get 335d's and x5d's... i always choose diesel lol.
I also plan small road trips to San Diego or Santa Barbara whenever I have the loaner over a weekend.
Well they took it out of their fleet because people kept crashing it!! Lol

But seriously.. The 335d is badass. I would rock one as a loaner or even a dd. That car is a blast to drive and has balls for a little puppy.
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Well they took it out of their fleet because people kept crashing it!! Lol

But seriously.. The 335d is badass. I would rock one as a loaner or even a dd. That car is a blast to drive and has balls for a little puppy.
Yep. I have my wife convinced that she needs one.
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side note also saw my first new m5 in person and that thing is ginormous. no thanks. front rotors look like they weigh 80lbs each.
Hah, zackly my thoughts.
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Apparently the sports traction control is non defeatable also? When I turn it to sport plus it show on the intrument cluster traction is off and on the nav screen it shows me traction is active and the dumb thing won't get sideways?
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