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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-12-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By AndDown
If you are a member of the BMWCCA LA chapter,...

If you are a member of the BMWCCA LA chapter, they have sponsored tours in the past. I went on one about 6 years ago but not sure if there was one recently. I have pictures in my Bimmerfest folder...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-18-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By AndDown
And another +++1 for Jon Shafer; best car buying...

And another +++1 for Jon Shafer; best car buying experience ever.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By AndDown
Hmmm...I have a solution: I have a standard model...

Hmmm...I have a solution: I have a standard model and we could do a car trade, your 2014 for my 2013 (just kidding). In truth, you will probably not notice this after a month of ownership; just...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-11-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By AndDown
I'm still waiting to get a notice from BMWNA...

I'm still waiting to get a notice from BMWNA about the brake recall...so far have not had any problems, running at close to 15K miles.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-06-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By AndDown
Have not had any problems pumping gas at Costco. ...

Have not had any problems pumping gas at Costco. Is there another Costco within driving distance that you could try to rule out that it might be your car. Have you tried pumping at other gas...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-22-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By AndDown
When driving on the freeway, I will move the...

When driving on the freeway, I will move the button from Comfort to Sport, push the shifter to the left (DS mode) and then manually upshift from 6th gear to 8th. This gives me the heavier steering...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-17-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 34,040
Posted By AndDown
Anywhere in the vicinity of 6 to 12 miles is...

Anywhere in the vicinity of 6 to 12 miles is common. Ours had 11 miles on it and we picked it up in Santa Barbara up the road from Oxnard. I believe the cars are driven from Port Hueneme to the VDC...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-20-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By AndDown
Have you tried BMWNA's 800 number? It's better...

Have you tried BMWNA's 800 number? It's better than their website for tracking. The cars can be waiting at port for a week or more waiting for the next available carrier. The anticipation is tough...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-17-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By AndDown
There's a bunch of threads on your questions,...

There's a bunch of threads on your questions, suggest you do a search. As jplev said, there's a lot of variables that can affect how long you wait. Also, none of the cars will arrive at the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-12-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By AndDown
Cosmoline is the genericized trademark for a...

Cosmoline is the genericized trademark for a generic class of rust preventives, typically conforming to MIL-C-11796C Class 3, that are a brown colored wax-like mass; have a slight fluorescence; and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-11-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 34,040
Posted By AndDown
Unless customs finds some contraband in the...

Unless customs finds some contraband in the trunks! The attached pictures were taken last November at Port Hueneme. Just missed a delivery as there were bimmers sitting in the fenced customs area -...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-07-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By AndDown
have fun tracking the progress of your car! I...

have fun tracking the progress of your car! I was checking the 800 number every day - it was more up to date than the website.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-01-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By AndDown
Our's took just a couple days shy of 8 weeks from...

Our's took just a couple days shy of 8 weeks from start of production to when we picked it up. Figure 6-8 weeks depending on how long it sits on the dock waiting for a ship.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-01-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By AndDown
At the VDC, they used to have a drive through hot...

At the VDC, they used to have a drive through hot water wash that would dissolve and remove all that protective wax. Not sure if they still do that. Pictures were taken while on a tour of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-26-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,122
Posted By AndDown
Good to know about this SIB - thanks. Hope I...

Good to know about this SIB - thanks. Hope I won't need this, but at least there's a fix for it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-23-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,281
Posted By AndDown
+1 here. Wonder if a BMW dealership would have a...

+1 here. Wonder if a BMW dealership would have a tracking history of who has previously owned the car, especially seeing this used to be an executive demo.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-23-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By AndDown
Ahh, love my 2003 E46 also! But driving our new...

Ahh, love my 2003 E46 also! But driving our new F30 also gives me this silly grin, especially when I push that pedal to the floor!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-23-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By AndDown
If the dealer doesn't have a replacement, get one...

If the dealer doesn't have a replacement, get one through Amazon. It's not OEM, but works and much cheaper than what they have at the dealership. Some have had problems, but mine seems to work well....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-23-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By AndDown
I was trying to help my neighbor program their...

I was trying to help my neighbor program their new X1 opener to their garage opener, could not get the two synchronized. Finally realized their garage opener was older and did not have HomeLink, so...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-19-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By AndDown
My dealership installed new wiper blades at my...

My dealership installed new wiper blades at my first oil change service - n/c as part of the 4 year warranty. SA wrote it down even without my requesting for it. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-18-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By AndDown
Got ours from Jon Shafer of BMW Santa Barbara,...

Got ours from Jon Shafer of BMW Santa Barbara, Bimmerfest founder :bow:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-12-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By AndDown
Here are some pictures taken at the Oxnard VDC a...

Here are some pictures taken at the Oxnard VDC a few years back. They have an excellent repair facility there; I wouldn't worry about a bumper damage. The tour guide was telling us that they had a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-07-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By AndDown
Probably waiting to load more cars onto the train...

Probably waiting to load more cars onto the train before transporting to the port. I think mine was waiting for three days before being transported to the port (might have included a day for travel...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-05-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By AndDown
The bank won't cut a cheque to the dealer until...

The bank won't cut a cheque to the dealer until you sign the papers. Basically, the bank owns the car while you are making payments, so it's a collateral. When I bought our car, it was through our...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-04-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,322
Posted By AndDown
+1 I had one for my 2001 X5, used it a few...

+1 I had one for my 2001 X5, used it a few times, then decided to leave it off due to the hassle of taking it off to wash the car, trying to keep the area under the bra clean, etc, plus it became so...
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