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      07-24-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Talking Chris Harris 435i Video Review

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Here was his written review: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=866837

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What Chris Harris seems to have forgotten to tell you guys... is the reason why BMW said not to drift their fleet of test cars is bc we drove these very SAME cars from the airport to the hotel and to the track(the next day).

AND we would need to drive the very same cars back to the airport later in the day. BMW did not want us to burn up the tires.

Also... BMW said it was ok to drift on the last two(low speed) turns leading onto the front straight. THAT is what most of us did do(me included). And by the looks of it that is what Chris did too. - Dackelone


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      07-24-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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      07-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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Really? It inlined the video into the thread for me.

Pretty cool video.. not much new information from Chris beyond what he wrote in his review last week.
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Not his best. More interested in disobeying BMW's 'No drifting' rule.
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Chris Harris reviews the 435i video ( no drifting)

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      07-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #6
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no drifting ?? right.... No drifting


" this car has more performance than most people buying this car will ever need ... " ... and yet it has a lot more room for improvements and even more performance enhancement ahead...

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nice video review
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Great, now Chris Harris will be banned from BMW, in addition to Ferrari. Props man. Some serious street cred right there.
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No drifting? Why BMW, why?
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Great, now Chris Harris will be banned from BMW, in addition to Ferrari. Props man. Some serious street cred right there.
didn't know that lol
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Great, now Chris Harris will be banned from BMW, in addition to Ferrari. Props man. Some serious street cred right there.
I was never a fan of Ferrari to begin with, but my opinion of Ferrari just sunk after I read that. Such a bullshit company.
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Yeah. Here's the article that got him in hot water with Ferrari.

http://jalopnik.com/5760248/how-ferrari-spins
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Wow... not his best. All I heard was more crying about the name re branding and no drifting... OK review.
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Yeah. Here's the article that got him in hot water with Ferrari.

http://jalopnik.com/5760248/how-ferrari-spins
Wow, thanks for the link. I never knew about this.

His reviews are normally awesome but this was okay...
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Was kind of short. But he did say basically good performance but bland.

No drifting? Fuck you!! Haha love the end of the video.
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No drifting? Why BMW, why?
Because a lot of mediocre "car review" magazine folk gather of these events, most of who don't know the 1st thing about driving a car on the edge.
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Because a lot of mediocre "car review" magazine folk gather of these events, most of who don't know the 1st thing about driving a car on the edge.
Fair, but BMW should've realized Chris Harris is no ordinary reviewer. He's more than capable of handling high performance cars.
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Fair, but BMW should've realized Chris Harris is no ordinary reviewer. He's more than capable of handling high performance cars.
It wouldn't be "politically correct" to tell some journalists in the room to not drift and to some other ones to drift. This is a group event. Did it strike you odd that 7 other reviews of this car came at the same time and they all were driving a silver car with a red interior.
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It wouldn't be "politically correct" to tell some journalists in the room to not drift and to some other ones to drift. This is a group event. Did it strike you odd that 7 other reviews of this car came at the same time and they all were driving a silver car with a red interior.
That or it's just their "press" car that they hand to reviewers, or like you said multiple reviewers at one time. I wish BMW would let their reviewers go full on with their cars - some people want to see what they're capable of. After all, most people buy these cars for performance. But, I see what you're saying too.
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Chris Harris drives the 435i

remember ... no drifting!
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i like the part where he didn't drift
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Wow... not his best. All I heard was more crying about the name re branding and no drifting... OK review.
I think it captured the essence of this car perfectly. Bottom line is that the 3 (4) series is getting more refined and faster, which also equates to a nice but boring car.
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