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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-26-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By jben
Thank you to everyone for suggestions. We're...

Thank you to everyone for suggestions. We're taking the car to dealer (for brake recall) and will add "slow fueling" to the punch list.

I just returned from 2000 mile road trip (with many fill...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-06-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By jben
F30 Fueling problems – gas pump shuts off way too early

I have a 2013 328i and I’ve had this problem (intermittingly) for the last year or so.
When fueling up (usually at Costco) using the “automatic” set on the nozzle’s valve handle, the gas pump shuts...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-25-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,589
Posted By jben
No longer able to send address to BMW iDrive via google

It's working again (for me at least). All my messages from yesterday were delivered today to the car. Plus new "send to vehicle" requests delivered in 60- 90 seconds. No changes to my iPhone, iOS 7,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-24-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,589
Posted By jben
No longer able to send address to BMW iDrive via google

I'm having both problems
1. "Send to vehicle" appears to work from app, but never received by car
2. Google search shows excessive "pins" on map even though search was for exact name of restaurant ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,208
Posted By jben
320i is a great car. Should BMW send over a 318i?

Your price comparisons are "apples to oranges". In Germany and most Euro counties prices include VAT (value added tax), While in US prices are "before tax". The VAT rate in Germany is 19%. Once you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-22-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By jben
32.8 mpg in 328i road trip

Just returned from a 1,953 mile “road trip” in our 6 month old 2013 328i Luxury where we enjoyed 32.8 actual mpg. (The trip computer reported 32.0 and 52.1 average mph).

Itinerary:
SF Bay Area...
Forum: European Delivery 01-07-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By jben
The photos of the factory tour in the video are...

The photos of the factory tour in the video are actually "stock photos" supplied by BMW on the USB memory stick (When you take delivery they give you a memory stick containing your delivery photo...
Forum: European Delivery 12-18-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By jben
KLC - We loved that Salzburg hotel – the...

KLC - We loved that Salzburg hotel – the Goldener Hirsch. Its small, but with great service. In fact, when it was time to leave we didn't know how to find our car.
Some background:...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-18-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By jben
I also have text messages working. Thank you BJ...

I also have text messages working. Thank you BJ and others!

Now, I would love a preset that would audibly "play back" the latest text message, but I don't think it can be done. My scenario is ...
Forum: European Delivery 12-16-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By jben
You're very welcome Vern, and Happy Holidays to...

You're very welcome Vern, and Happy Holidays to you too. Yep, the soundracks are 50% of movies these days. I only wish YouTube was a bit more understanding.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-14-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,196
Posted By jben
Driver Assistance Packages

My experiences with the Driver Assistance packages have been quite positive, and I’m actually surprised that the system works so well. It is a bit of a “nanny feature” but I’m convinced it makes me...
Forum: European Delivery 12-14-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By jben
Long Video of our Euro Delivery Vacation

This is a 38 minute video of our European vacation trip last September.
Links to the first scene (BMW Welt Delivery) and last scene (Redelivery at BMW of Santa Barbara) were previously posted to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-12-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,127
Posted By jben
Where did all the brake dust go?

We’ve had our new 328i (Luxury, jet black w/Veneto beige interior) for a couple of weeks now, and finally washed it for the first time. Here are a few observations in comparison with our previous...
Forum: European Delivery 12-01-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By jben
Short video of redelivery at BMW Santa Barbara

Here’s the short, 2 minute video we made of picking up our new car from Jon Shafer in Santa Barbara:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ycnPmSirmg

Background:
Car is 2013 328i, Luxury Line, jet...
Forum: European Delivery 11-29-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,635
Posted By jben
filmoreslim - your car looks terrific too. Shiny...

filmoreslim - your car looks terrific too. Shiny black BMWs with nice wheels are nice!
MonkeyCMonkeyDo - Enjoyed meeting you too. Boy, Jon schedules these deliveries perfectly (but you were able...
Forum: European Delivery 11-28-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,635
Posted By jben
We got ours today!

Here’s the timetable for our 328i which sailed on the Topeka 10/21 and was picked up today.

Drop-off in Vienna Friday, September 30
Loaded on Topeka at Bremerhaven Sunday, October 21...
Forum: European Delivery 11-13-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By jben
If you can resolve the winter tire problem, then...

If you can resolve the winter tire problem, then I would modify your trip to drop off in Vienna, and fly home from Budapest (If you're doing Lufthansa using BMW desk, flying home from Budapest is...
Forum: European Delivery 10-17-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By jben
Vern -- The rest of the video is coming along...

Vern -- The rest of the video is coming along slowly but is less "BMW centric" than this one. (i.e., no clips of Nurburg Ring, or driving 150 mph on the Autobahn). Its more of a...
Forum: European Delivery 10-07-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By jben
Thanks for the compliment Gluhwein. To answer...

Thanks for the compliment Gluhwein. To answer your question, the editing probably took me 3 hours. The bulk of the time is wading through the 20 minutes or so of source video and throwing out the...
Forum: European Delivery 10-07-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By jben
Short video of Welt delivery experience

Took delivery of 328i Luxury on Sept 28 at BMW Welt in Munich. Here's 3 minute video of our experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUAJ73TjQ0A

Car details:
328i Luxury line, jet black...
Forum: European Delivery 09-28-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By jben
No photos of lederhosen BMWers but I have some...

No photos of lederhosen BMWers but I have some short video clips which I'll post from home next week.

It's funny to me that many of the (jet lagged) Americans at the Welt thought that the BMW...
Forum: European Delivery 09-28-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By jben
Some more info; 1. Rolf was unable to pick us...

Some more info;
1. Rolf was unable to pick us up from Munich Airport. We waited 30 minutes at designated meeting point before calling him at his mobile phone. Older sounding non-English speaking...
Forum: European Delivery 09-28-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By jben
Very tardy 12 hour compliance post - 328i Luxury

We picked up wife's jet black, Veneto beige 328i Luxury with automatic transmission, technology, driver assistance I and II packages, plus security alarm. Delivery was last Monday and it was a super...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-06-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By jben
Thanks Jon, I was afraid that was the answer. ...

Thanks Jon, I was afraid that was the answer. Darn clever marketing and pricing by those Germans!

Thanks Tarf, good suggestion.
The invoice price difference for 328 luxury line vs. 335...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-06-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By jben
328 base model (no line) - can I get 18" wheels?

Am considering the 328 base model (i.e., "no line") and noticed that the standard wheels are 17" diameter, instead of 18" as in the 328 "lines" (and also the base 335). Also, in the "Build Your Own"...
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