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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-02-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By Eric Genname
Just thought I'd revive this thread long enough...

Just thought I'd revive this thread long enough to find out if it's really feasible to get U.S. High Beam Assistant and use a coder to convert it to the light-shaping functionality. Otherwise, the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-29-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Eric Genname
BMW really stretches the limits of customer...

BMW really stretches the limits of customer loyalty with these games. Usually, a business will make a seemingly generous offer on an option that doesn't actually cost them much in order to sell more...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-29-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By Eric Genname
The Garmin I paid a hundred bucks for some years...

The Garmin I paid a hundred bucks for some years back recites all turns perfectly, and has found back roads in Death Valley that are barely visible to the naked eye. I never look at its maps because...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,871
Posted By Eric Genname
The 2014 pricing guide for the F31 says that...

The 2014 pricing guide for the F31 says that STEPTRONIC (205) has EOP in June, replaced by "sport automatic transmission with shift paddles" (2TB) as standard. Are they really giving away this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-27-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,369
Posted By Eric Genname
Very roughly, the additional cost of the diesel...

Very roughly, the additional cost of the diesel engine amounts to about $125/year over ten years, and the lost opportunity cost of the money is an additional $100/year. So for average driving...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Eric Genname
I don't understand what it means for STEPTRONIC...

I don't understand what it means for STEPTRONIC to be shown as EOP after June and the sport transmission with paddles as standard. Will they indeed be offered at no charge? For a wagon?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Eric Genname
2014 F31 standard transmission

Would someone please explain to me what transmission will come standard with the 2014 F31? I think the entry below for 2013 2TB might be wrong, but all I care about is what the MY 2014 wagons will...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,369
Posted By Eric Genname
Let me restate: According to my CA, 2014 F31...

Let me restate:

According to my CA, 2014 F31 diesel = 2014 F31 gasoline + $1285 for a European Delivery vehicle. That's half the upcharge he expected.

Where I live, the diesel would save me...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,369
Posted By Eric Genname
More than the N20.

More than the N20.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,369
Posted By Eric Genname
328d pricing news

I was just informed that the F31 diesel with ED is $1285 more. (That may be the first time a BMW option came in at less than I expected.) I'm still not sure if the savings at the pump warrants the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Eric Genname
2014 music, no nav

For a 2014 F3x, I don't want nav. I do want to play music from a storage device: internal hard drive, USB drive, whatever. I want to play complete albums straight through, same as inserting a CD. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-27-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,651
Posted By Eric Genname
This seems to be coming in at well over a $1,000...

This seems to be coming in at well over a $1,000 per seat. Is that just for the upholstery?

Does anyone know of a German OEM parts store that has a halfway decent Website? All the ones I've found...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-26-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By Eric Genname
Fabric seats for a US F31

If I get an F31 with leatherette seats would I be able to replace them with European Move/Anthracite seats, or does that require stitching and/or custom tools? Are there door panel components that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,651
Posted By Eric Genname
If there is a specific upgrade path (OEM or...

If there is a specific upgrade path (OEM or aftermarket) for the F31 from leatherette (not leather) to Move/Anthracite I would love to learn what it is. And if picking up the vehicle in Germany would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 10,423
Posted By Eric Genname
I'm gonna repeat here what I suggested recently...

I'm gonna repeat here what I suggested recently in another thread (or maybe it was even this one), namely, that the safe bet is to ask for and provide factual information (including personal...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-21-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 10,423
Posted By Eric Genname
I'd like to offer the observation that it's a...

I'd like to offer the observation that it's a mistake to ask questions such as "Should I get x?" or "Is y worth having?" Instead, ask what a feature does, how reliably it operates, what are its...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-19-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Eric Genname
I once had a BMW dealer trade for the vehicle I...

I once had a BMW dealer trade for the vehicle I wanted and then call an hour before I was scheduled to pick it up demanding an additional $300 for a "color upgrade." The car was black. I told him he...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-13-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,988
Posted By Eric Genname
And to the subject at hand, if I buy an F31 with...

And to the subject at hand, if I buy an F31 with xDrive (no choice) and get the DHP, am I'm going to get any wow factor at all on twisty roads? My last experience with a BMW was an E36, and I loved...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-13-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,988
Posted By Eric Genname
I think it's worth noting that dealers aren't...

I think it's worth noting that dealers aren't merely misinformed. They also lie. A lot. I've had BMW sales managers look me right in the eye and lie about the options included in a vehicle they were...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-13-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,233
Posted By Eric Genname
I'd just like to point out that those of us on...

I'd just like to point out that those of us on this forum who are Americans don't appreciate Scandinavians who speak better English that we do. (Or is it "we does?" I can never remember...)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-05-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Eric Genname
Hey, I have the same tendencies as any other...

Hey, I have the same tendencies as any other consumer: I decide to prudently spend x dollars for y value and then, at the last moment, get nervous I won't be satisfied unless I also add such-and-such...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Eric Genname
I'm working on the theory that if I stick a...

I'm working on the theory that if I stick a Garmin on the windshield it's a sign that I don't throw money away at a bad deal. Manufacturer nav systems are so ridiculously overpriced that I'm betting...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,699
Posted By Eric Genname
Anyone who is a music fanatic at the same level...

Anyone who is a music fanatic at the same level that an F30 owner is presumably a driving fanatic would end up replacing either the stock or HK system, and spend thousands doing so. All this talk...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,318
Posted By Eric Genname
There is too much variance in individual mileage...

There is too much variance in individual mileage to rely on personal reports, but I keep finding European sources that say to expect 30% better mileage from a diesel, so I'm going with that. That...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 16,014
Posted By Eric Genname
I live in a mountainous area and the parts of...

I live in a mountainous area and the parts of this thread that are relevant to the topic are convincing me to get the Lighting Package. For the US market, where does High Beam Assistant fit in? Is it...
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