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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,421
Posted By FreqMan
Thanks for this well thought out comparison!

Thanks for this well thought out comparison!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,131
Posted By FreqMan
Do the comparison - judge for yourself. In my...

Do the comparison - judge for yourself. In my turbo - when switching to 89 octane the engine timing adjusted as expected. The result was more sluggish acceleration and I stepped on the gas more. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-14-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By FreqMan
Bought a service loaner 528i 2 years ago. It has...

Bought a service loaner 528i 2 years ago. It has been trouble free other than a rear brake issue which I don't attribute to undue wear/abuse. Yes - get it certified.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 550
Posted By FreqMan
I had a bad experience with problems occurring...

I had a bad experience with problems occurring after a flush (no longer own that car). If it must be done, better to drain the fluid and replace it as well as change the filter. The internet has a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,448
Posted By FreqMan
I am 6'4." No problem fitting into the driver's...

I am 6'4." No problem fitting into the driver's seat and adjusting to a comfortable position. I drive my 528i on a 78 mile RT commute each day.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-04-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By FreqMan
Here is the link: ...

Here is the link:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/CPO/Warranty.aspx

Click on the statement on the page that mentions what is "not covered after 1/1/2014." I see a problem with "body...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-19-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,610
Posted By FreqMan
I've tried 89 octane in my 528i. Fuel economy...

I've tried 89 octane in my 528i. Fuel economy diminished to the point of nearly defeating the cost savings. Car also felt less responsive.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,713
Posted By FreqMan
Some posters have noted the lighter nose in the...

Some posters have noted the lighter nose in the 528i is a plus for handling. As mentioned earlier - drive each back to back to see which suits your driving style. I have a 78 mile daily commute -...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By FreqMan
Seems high - close to MSRP. For sure you can...

Seems high - close to MSRP. For sure you can shop around. Lots of dealers in Southern California
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By FreqMan
I have a similar decision point coming up. I...

I have a similar decision point coming up. I project identical maintenance needs as you. My unknown are the costs if paying for Service without the plan. My gut tells me the $1785 is pretty close...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By FreqMan
I bought a 2012 loaner with just under 10,000...

I bought a 2012 loaner with just under 10,000 miles. Now has 31,000 miles. Only one warranty issue so far - not a related to undue wear.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By FreqMan
Agree with X Men. That $3160 quote is good - back...

Agree with X Men. That $3160 quote is good - back in July 2012, my selling dealer quoted my about 3900 for the BMW product. Since you are in SOCAL, you have plenty of options for getting other...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,582
Posted By FreqMan
I subscribe to Car and Driver, Motor Trend,...

I subscribe to Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile and Consumer Reports. I read their reviews before going to the dealer. I drove the car and was satisfied in spite of what other people said. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By FreqMan
Mine has never been consistent. Sometimes I...

Mine has never been consistent. Sometimes I breeze through an area that has a yellow or orange line.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-09-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By FreqMan
I've done the comparison. With mid-graded gas,...

I've done the comparison. With mid-graded gas, the engine timing is diminished - I noticed it. My fuel economy suffered - I probably compensated for the lost power from the engine timing by...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-07-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,371
Posted By FreqMan
Looks good. An earlier poster stated brake...

Looks good.

An earlier poster stated brake pads weren't included in the maintenance upgrade. Not true. Link to the brochure is below.
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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-08-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By FreqMan
Welcome to the 528i! If you are ok with the...

Welcome to the 528i! If you are ok with the acceleration (compared to the 535i) , you can reap the benefit of lower acquisition cost and a fuel economy edge. I drive 80% highway on my 78 mile...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-03-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,371
Posted By FreqMan
You can shop around for extended warranties. ...

You can shop around for extended warranties. They are negotiable. Plenty of profit margin in the quoted price. Press for at least a 20% discount. I bought an extended warranty after shopping...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-02-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By FreqMan
If you don't get much response, try posting on...

If you don't get much response, try posting on the Ask-A-Dealer page
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-29-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By FreqMan
Negotiate since there is a lot of mark-up in the...

Negotiate since there is a lot of mark-up in the quoted price of the extended warranty. A 10-20% discount is not unreasonable - based on my own experience when I bought mine.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-27-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By FreqMan
Bimmerfest has plenty postings from 2012 528i...

Bimmerfest has plenty postings from 2012 528i drivers stating how much they like their cars (myself included). You can't hear the engine when inside the car. No doubt the 535i has a stronger engine...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By FreqMan
If you are putting 100K miles on the car, an...

If you are putting 100K miles on the car, an extended warranty makes a lot of sense. Peace of mind considering the high cost of repairs. The cost of extended warranties are negotiable. When I got...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-15-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,121
Posted By FreqMan
The safe driver is the Prius that camps out in...

The safe driver is the Prius that camps out in the left lane as everyone passes it on the right.

Yesterday on the DC beltway I got stuck behind a Lincoln MKZ which decided to remain at least 6...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,850
Posted By FreqMan
The owners manual provides a minimum octane...

The owners manual provides a minimum octane rating for a reason so that is enough for me to avoid regular. I can't condone 89 octane either - the reduced engine timing diminished my MPG to the point...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By FreqMan
Good point. I see no 528i lag in Sports mode so...

Good point. I see no 528i lag in Sports mode so turbo and engine characteristics appear to be not an issue. That points to the difference in how the software manages the power delivery and the...
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