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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-05-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,139
Posted By jgroarke
I think the salient point to this thread (please...

I think the salient point to this thread (please correct me if wrong) is what makes a comfortable ride. My two cents:


Comfortable ride: standard build, you just get it

Sporty ride, nail that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-01-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By jgroarke
Sometimes a comment from a stranger can promote a...

Sometimes a comment from a stranger can promote a smile ... that made me smile :-) Thanks for cheering up what was otherwise a really sh1tty day (work huh?).
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-20-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,399
Posted By jgroarke
I used to question that on my old X3 until some...

I used to question that on my old X3 until some put me right, it's just the way it is. My new LED have no such affliction, lurrrrve those babies.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-15-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By jgroarke
Yup with the sports seats, and (in UK) having to...

Yup with the sports seats, and (in UK) having to get out over that bolster you can tell it will wear more on the bolster nearest the door. Such is life.

My last X3 had 70k on the clock when I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-15-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By jgroarke
I'll have to check mine. It's not when you're...

I'll have to check mine. It's not when you're doing < 40mph is it? I think that's the point it activates.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-15-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By jgroarke
Mine thumps if you whack up the volume. You can...

Mine thumps if you whack up the volume. You can even see the rear view mirror vibrating (although I do like house music ;-)

Can you actually feel it with your hand? THey did install the darn...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-10-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By jgroarke
THat's funny. Are you sure your circle on the...

THat's funny. Are you sure your circle on the dash is green (i.e. all on?)

Mine is set to early and I'm constantly getting an icon in the HUD to note I am close, I'm not sure if this is speed...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-08-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By jgroarke
The light should not leak - in fact it should cut...

The light should not leak - in fact it should cut out when you close it, meaning than you may have a faulty switch?

Indeed my 2011 X3 had a USB in glove box, however my new 2015 model does not.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-07-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By jgroarke
Darn it - you can't turn it off :-/ Happens...

Darn it - you can't turn it off :-/

Happens at all times, not just when having just started up!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-02-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By jgroarke
Lifetime FSC code, how did you get that? Thx...

Lifetime FSC code, how did you get that?

Thx :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-01-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By jgroarke
Map animation

Is there any way to turn that thing off? By animation, I mean when you type in a route and hit start guidance. It starts off with a high level view of the route and then "zooms" in to the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,381
Posted By jgroarke
I had this issue. I'm not sure it's the MSport...

I had this issue. I'm not sure it's the MSport per se, rather it's that vibrating "lane change" thing in the steering wheel that comes with driver assistance plus. The heated wheel and the PS3 like...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By jgroarke
See my other thread about pedestrian avoidance: ...

See my other thread about pedestrian avoidance:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827572

I had some idiot test it for me, not by choice. But it works :-) Last millisecond as...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By jgroarke
Hmmmm - looks like a pumped up X1 :-/ Liking...

Hmmmm - looks like a pumped up X1 :-/

Liking the dual exhausts though (both sides). I always wanted a car with an exhaust on either side. It's a symmetry thing :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-11-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By jgroarke
Bogus man. I had mine rammed in the rear...

Bogus man.

I had mine rammed in the rear quarter panel (over the filler cap). They fixed it well. As long as there's no damage to the chassis I guess it will be fixed. I was amazed how well...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-01-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By jgroarke
Any thoughts on this - I would love to do the...

Any thoughts on this - I would love to do the same :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-27-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By jgroarke
Rear impact (slowish) new X3

Agghghhggh. Some dude just rear ended me in traffic. Only about 5-10mph and the bumper is somewhat scraped. There is some play in the bumper when you depress it (speaking of depressed ;-).
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-25-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,823
Posted By jgroarke
I agree with Clive. I can only get my X3 in UK...

I agree with Clive. I can only get my X3 in UK sized mini garages if I pull the wing mirrors in. The X5 is just too big for practicality reasons.

My choice would be to get the best engine in an...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-22-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,823
Posted By jgroarke
More luxurious? How come? I'm not being...

More luxurious? How come? I'm not being sarcastic, I just though the X5 was "bigger" ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By jgroarke
CBS (for brake pads) is not based on any...

CBS (for brake pads) is not based on any worthwhile data (i.e. the only sensor on the brake pad is "sh1t, it's about to be scr3wed". The mileage is input by the service center on their best guess of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By jgroarke
The apologies are on my side .. I have "Active...

The apologies are on my side .. I have "Active Cruise Control with Stop &Go"! Terminology is a killer ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By jgroarke
Ghost braking ... I like it. Yes this did slam...

Ghost braking ... I like it. Yes this did slam on pretty hard, I was convinced the dude behind me was gonna rear end me ... in fact that whole adaptive cruise gig seems to be pretty intense on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By jgroarke
I have adaptive cruise control - it's on the new...

I have adaptive cruise control - it's on the new X3 model. It's quite neat also - although use with caution, if you come up to a junction (being lazy like I am) "tracking" the car in front, when it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By jgroarke
Pedestrian avoidance

I've been curious about this thing since I got it on my new car a month or so back. The collision avoidance I doubted, still yet to test ;-) It does beep rapidly when approaching a stationary...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-16-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,084
Posted By jgroarke
Interesting you mention the B&O is a step up, is...

Interesting you mention the B&O is a step up, is the leap really that great from HK -> B&O?

I'm the type of person HiFi stores hate, e.g. I was once hooked by a Bose sales man to tell the...
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