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Old 10-04-2018, 11:23 PM   #51
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Apparently you've never been to any of the NYC boroughs
I just drove through Queens, maybe that's not poor, but I did notice the fancy cars parked in front of row houses with bars on the windows.
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:40 AM   #52
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I just drove through Queens, maybe that's not poor, but I did notice the fancy cars parked in front of row houses with bars on the windows.
Par for the course - S***** apartment, German luxury on a lease/loan they can't afford.
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:28 AM   #53
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Par for the course - S***** apartment, German luxury on a lease/loan they can't afford.
Dang, sure is a lot of hatred. Live and let live.......
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:26 AM   #54
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We've found an interesting discrepancy with the 2021 BMW 3 Series. Ever since the 2019 model, when the 3 Series switched to the G20 generation, BMW has rated the trunk space at 17 cubic feet. That is a massive amount of space for a compact luxury sedan, especially considering that many "larger" midsize models have smaller trunks. At least, that is what the numbers suggest.

BMW's official website now cites the 2021 3 Series with 13 cubic feet of space, much lower than the previous 17 measurement. The 2021 3 Series is a complete carryover from last year's model except for a few engine updates, so what's the explanation for this seemingly random change?

As it turns out, the trunk didn't get any smaller; the unit of measurement simply changed.

BMW previously relied on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) standard to measure its trunk space. This system uses simulated luggage parcels, including blocks with handles to represent suitcases, standard golf bags, and smaller backs to measure remaining crevices.

BMW now uses the EPA measurement system, which calculates trunk space differently. It's worth noting that there is no single standard by which all automakers measure their trunks, so there are likely many discrepancies across the industry.

A BMW spokesperson didn't specify why the company made the change, but we assume this will make the 3 Series more comparable to rivals. For reference, the Audi A4 also uses an EPA measurement scale and is rated at 12 cubic feet. This is still less than what's offered in the 3 Series, but the difference doesn't appear to be as large now that both cars are measured the same way. Likewise, the Mercedes C-Class is no longer at such a disadvantage with 12.6 cubic feet of space.

The 3 Series still boasts one of the largest trunks in the compact sedan segment, though it is no longer class-leading by a wide margin. The Acura TLX and Infiniti Q50 each manage to outsize it, both boasting 13.5 cubic feet in their respective boots. In reality though, that extra half a cubic foot won't make a significant difference on luggage space, so the measurements are pretty inconsequential. Perhaps one grocery bag will have to sit in the back seat.
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:38 AM   #55
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My old 2010 335 had plenty of trunk space.
The problem was that the opening was much smaller than any vehicle Ive owned.
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Old 01-22-2021, 02:27 PM   #56
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It really is a good sized trunk. I usually don't pay much attention to those things but my wife sure did when we looked at one.
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:54 AM   #57
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Some of the auto manufacturers have moved the remote start from the key fob to the phone app that is complimentary for the first year and like 30$ a month after that.

I can honestly say there isn't a single damn new car I'm interested in because of the automated bull****, throttle by wire, federally mandated infotainment screens, that burn my retinas at night.
I'm coming from 6yrs of being in a 2015 stg2 wrx. The only car i think of with awd and a MT is a 2022 Golf R. Im not interested in another wrx (no particular reason, my car has been great, just want something "better"). If I could convince my gf to trade her kia forte s for an awd k5 I'd probably get a used m2c. Slim pickings rigjt now for sure.
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:41 PM   #58
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I'm coming from 6yrs of being in a 2015 stg2 wrx. The only car i think of with awd and a MT is a 2022 Golf R. Im not interested in another wrx (no particular reason, my car has been great, just want something "better"). If I could convince my gf to trade her kia forte s for an awd k5 I'd probably get a used m2c. Slim pickings rigjt now for sure.
if you get a vintage car you get a better driving experience, more fun, and it goes UP in value. Win on all sides.
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