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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-11-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By manicottiK
Even if this isn't available in the US, can't all...

Even if this isn't available in the US, can't all of our phones serve this purpose? While Verizon and AT&T (and maybe Sprint and T-Mobile?) used to block tethering unless you paid extra for it, they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-11-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By manicottiK
When you say "you pay to tether other devices,"...

When you say "you pay to tether other devices," do you mean that one would need a phone to tether through (which is clearly the case) or that your mobile company will charge extra to allow you to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-11-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By manicottiK
I may be assuming too much about other phones and...

I may be assuming too much about other phones and other service agreements, but isn't tethering now available to a broad part of the populace and aren't pretty much all phones capable of supporting...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,504
Posted By manicottiK
The 3 Series I6 is being replaced starting in...

The 3 Series I6 is being replaced starting in July (and the name will change from 335i to 340i); the 4 Series won't get the engine upgrade until spring (March, I think, but am not certain) when it is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,573
Posted By manicottiK
Might it be the lack of a B pillar or door frames?

Might it be the lack of a B pillar or door frames?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,573
Posted By manicottiK
That review compares the current F3x car to the...

That review compares the current F3x car to the previous-generation coupe. Specifically, it says "...the entire interior is larger than an old 3 Series coupe." It doesn't seem to refute Michael...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-24-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By manicottiK
Given that all of the information about the F30...

Given that all of the information about the F30 LCI was published about two months before the start of production and that 330e goes into production in November, I would expect that we'd learn a lot...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By manicottiK
Seat recline is a bigger factor in how people fit...

Seat recline is a bigger factor in how people fit into cars than many realize. Lots of drivers have the seatback leaning farther back that they should for good driving position. While not a great...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By manicottiK
It is the 4-cylinder B48 tuned to 184 hp with a...

It is the 4-cylinder B48 tuned to 184 hp with a 108 hp electric motor. It is likely not scientific to simply add them together, even though some marketing folks will.

Start of production is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By manicottiK
0.00129 MF with the residual that you noted....

0.00129 MF with the residual that you noted. Obviously, this is for pre-LCI 3-Series. My CA guestimates that the LCI residuals will be 4 points lower based on what he's seen in past LCIs.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-08-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,881
Posted By manicottiK
It's a sticky topic at the top of the forum....

It's a sticky topic at the top of the forum. You'll find threads with the ordering and pricing guides for both the 3- and 4-Series cars for both 2015 and 2016. Here's the link to the 4-Series for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-08-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,881
Posted By manicottiK
You can get Adaptive suspension in two ways: via...

You can get Adaptive suspension in two ways: via the Track Handling package OR via the M Sport package, although M Sport+Adaptive costs $700 more than the usual M Sport package. Here's the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-08-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By manicottiK
The lease residuals apply to the model and year,...

The lease residuals apply to the model and year, regardless of whether the car is from the lot or ordered. You may be able to negotiate a better price for the lot vehicle, but a custom order can be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-07-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By manicottiK
No, move now because pre-LCI production stops at...

No, move now because pre-LCI production stops at the end of June. If you wait, there may be no available cars. I was unable to order a 335i with a manual transmission because all of those slots are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,128
Posted By manicottiK
It should be easy to find, the entry name is...

It should be easy to find, the entry name is simply Cortana.

Having this has made using the phone so much easier from the car. The BMW interface is such a mess that I stopped using it to dial....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,128
Posted By manicottiK
It's a new feature of Windows Phone. When it sees...

It's a new feature of Windows Phone. When it sees that it's phonebook is being accessed by a car (or maybe by any Bluetooth device), it inserts a fake entry for Cortana into the list. (The number is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-10-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,128
Posted By manicottiK
I could drive home faster than I could get the...

I could drive home faster than I could get the BMW voice system to call there. The system in my 2013 328 is far behind the more natural interface in my 2010 A4. In the Audi, I'd say "call [name] at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,574
Posted By manicottiK
On the 3-, 4- (including GC) Series, can the...

On the 3-, 4- (including GC) Series, can the sunroof be deleted if it is normally included in the options selected? That is, can I get a 335i or a 428i GC w/o a sunroof?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By manicottiK
Hamsters. They're on several small hamster wheels...

Hamsters. They're on several small hamster wheels that, when the hamsters are running, generate power to augment the regenerative energy capture from coasting and braking. Oh, dear God, I haven't fed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,573
Posted By manicottiK
The system was even smarter than that. The gas...

The system was even smarter than that. The gas gauge lit only if the gas level was low; the tach lit if you over-revved, the radio briefly lit if you touched a button, then faded out again. It was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 13,169
Posted By manicottiK
I live just outside of Philadelphia, where we've...

I live just outside of Philadelphia, where we've had a lot of snow this year. My neighborhood is hilly and my driveway is a hill. My 328i is my first RWD drive; the previous two cars were an Audi A4...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-30-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,320
Posted By manicottiK
The metal plates are not magnets, but they are...

The metal plates are not magnets, but they are magnetic. The magnets are in the mount itself and they attract the metal plate.

I got a similar one, the Mountek nGroove Snap Magnetic Vehicle Mount....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,687
Posted By manicottiK
First, recall that this is a new PENNSYLVANIA law...

First, recall that this is a new PENNSYLVANIA law -- other states need not worry about this particular law unless your state followed our "lead."

The wheels and tiles must match size. I have 18"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,687
Posted By manicottiK
Well, smaller wheels mean larger sidewalls. Maybe...

Well, smaller wheels mean larger sidewalls. Maybe that helps with hitting unseen or slush-filled potholes...

According to the TireRack rep, the change was the result of sloppy writing rather than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,687
Posted By manicottiK
Today was my first time driving in the snow with...

Today was my first time driving in the snow with RWD. I've always used winter tires+wheels, but my previous two cars had AWD and the ones before were FWD. I was pretty worried about whether the 328i...
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