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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,438
Posted By jimpal
iDrive can handle it. I have about 100 playlists...

iDrive can handle it. I have about 100 playlists on my iPod Nano connected via the USB port in the console compartment. Works fine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By jimpal
I've heard that too. When my CA turned my new car...

I've heard that too. When my CA turned my new car over to me last year he insisted on having the engine running when he was demonstrating the Nav system and other iDrive stuff for just that reason.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By jimpal
Another way I have found handy is to download the...

Another way I have found handy is to download the manual from the BMW site and load it into my iPad, using an app like Goodreader to manage it. Touch an item in the manual index, and go directly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By jimpal
I think you have this right, as does alpenweiss...

I think you have this right, as does alpenweiss with his knowledgeable technical answer about the engine.

I have had other experiences driving out west (such as Idaho which clearly shows E10 on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By jimpal
Looks like that's my answer. Thanks

Looks like that's my answer. Thanks
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By jimpal
Yes, but the full tank of gas I started out with...

Yes, but the full tank of gas I started out with in Minneapolis (definitely a cold place) gave me my normal 32 mpg. I didn't notice the much reduced mpg until my refills in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By jimpal
What's the longest road trip you've taken in your Bimmer?

About 5,000 miles from Minneapolis, MN to Palm Springs, CA and back, including driving around PSP while there. All done in my previous car, a 2012 535xi.

By the way, I just completed an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By jimpal
Does Cold Weather Really Lower Gas Mileage This Much, Or Is It The Midwestern Gas?

My 328xi Sportswagon reliably gives me about 32 mpg when driving long distances on cruise control at 70-75 mph.

However, this week I drove from Minneapolis, MN to Williamsburg, VA in some subzero...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By jimpal
More driving on this cold day. The problem seems...

More driving on this cold day. The problem seems to have gone away.

I know it seems nutty, but I think the problem results from backing into the heavy white exhaust plume which occurs just after...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By jimpal
Got it. I'll try it. Thanks.

Got it. I'll try it. Thanks.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By jimpal
Thanks. I'll look for it.

Thanks. I'll look for it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for the info. How did you turn it off?

Thanks for the info. How did you turn it off?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By jimpal
Spurious PDC Alarms

Left my 2014 wagon parked outside in subzero weather last night for the first time. When I put the car in reverse after starting this morning I now receive a constant PDC alarm from the left rear...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By jimpal
Love it. After a series of great 5's I find I...

Love it. After a series of great 5's I find I like it as well as any BMW I have had. I particularly like the somewhat smaller size and nimble handling.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for mentioning Casey. They are a lot...

Thanks for mentioning Casey. They are a lot closer to Williamsburg than the Richmond dealers, and I will be pleased to give them a try.

Actually I think you are a contrarian, because of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,909
Posted By jimpal
If you do that on a really cold day, there's a...

If you do that on a really cold day, there's a good chance that when you arrive at the car you could find your battery too dead to start the engine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-09-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for a very helpful report. I think your...

Thanks for a very helpful report. I think your experience is particularly useful because it showed that even when things didn't go quite right the dealer handled the situation well.

I will also...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By jimpal
Best BMW Dealer for Service in Richmond Virginia Area?

I'm about to move to Williamsburg, Virginia. I note that two BMW dealers are a moderate drive away in Richmond: Richmond BMW and Richmond Midlothian BMW. There is also another nearer dealer, Casey...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-23-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 17,617
Posted By jimpal
I've been following this thread since my post...

I've been following this thread since my post #121 on January 16th.

At 78 I believe I am the age champ so far. Is anyone on the thread older?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-16-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 17,617
Posted By jimpal
78. Retired shipbuilding executive. ...

78.

Retired shipbuilding executive.

Have leased for years, even though I can afford to buy. Love the convenience of simply walking away from one car at lease end, and into a brand new one which...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,920
Posted By jimpal
Possibly the market is creeping back a bit. While...

Possibly the market is creeping back a bit. While the cognoscenti on the site probably already know this, in addition to the Volvo V60 it looks like VW is dusting off their Golf "SportWagen" to make...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-28-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By jimpal
And besides, soon people will suggest actually...

And besides, soon people will suggest actually reading the manual before posting a question. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-26-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By jimpal
My wife and I recently chose a wagon instead of...

My wife and I recently chose a wagon instead of an X3 when we decided to downsize from the series of 5 sedans we had been driving. I wanted the car to be particularly appealing to her this time. What...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 12,920
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for sharing this. Best review of the...

Thanks for sharing this. Best review of the Sports Wagon I've read so far.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By jimpal
Me too, on my 2014 328xit. Far better than my...

Me too, on my 2014 328xit. Far better than my 2012 535xi, which was noticeably rough and "un-BMW like." Looks like BMW has been working on this.
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