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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-26-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By lindros2
Both my iPod Classic (80GB) and second-gen iPod...

Both my iPod Classic (80GB) and second-gen iPod Touch have charging issues; they don't work in other cars' USB ports, and I thought BMW couldn't charge 12V. Guess I was wrong.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-25-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,487
Posted By lindros2
and while you were bashing me above, you didn't...

and while you were bashing me above, you didn't realize I wrote a university and auto industry paper on this subject... in 2009.



So it's my fault which technology BMW chose, and delegated to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-25-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,487
Posted By lindros2
Yes, let's lay on the sarcasm. I expect that...

Yes, let's lay on the sarcasm.

I expect that a connected system will work for more than three years. Period.

My radio didn't stop working after three years. Neither did the navigation system.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-25-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By lindros2
I thought that the older (wide 30-pin 12V USB)...

I thought that the older (wide 30-pin 12V USB) won't charge in the armrest.

Am I wrong?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-24-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,894
Posted By lindros2
Back to the original topic... The (now)...

Back to the original topic...

The (now) largest Mercedes dealer (or darn near close) is down the street from me (MBUSA moved their HQ to my town).

I sat in a couple new E's. Drove the E300 and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-24-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,894
Posted By lindros2
Spot on. Two 535i's (F10) - 2011 and 2013....

Spot on.

Two 535i's (F10) - 2011 and 2013. Both nearly identical 22mpg - drove total of 75,000 miles split between cars.

Highway 55%, local roads 45%.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-24-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,487
Posted By lindros2
I think your post is way off base. BMW...

I think your post is way off base.

BMW Assist - notably the collision notification and stolen vehicle recovery - are two key selling features for some folks (me included). It literally skewed the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-23-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,170
Posted By lindros2
As the owner of a 2013 with BMW Assist, the...

As the owner of a 2013 with BMW Assist, the pre-4G is ceasing at the END of 2016. Renewals were blocked as of January 1, 2016, to prevent plans from going into 2017+.

So I'd probably push BMW on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-19-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,487
Posted By lindros2
Thank you for the post and update; very...

Thank you for the post and update; very interesting.

I presume that very early builds (2011/pre-ComBox) lack an upgrade path without new hardware (from a third party)...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-10-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By lindros2
$18k + $15k for three years of repairs (not even...

$18k + $15k for three years of repairs (not even factoring in a replacement battery for EfficientDynamics, which we haven't seen a bunch of go bad yet) and excess wear on Adaptive Drive/DDC...
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 07-03-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,191
Posted By lindros2
I just walked away from a lease for an Audi A6...

I just walked away from a lease for an Audi A6 (2.0T).

The total cost - out of pocket - for 36 months (including the nonsense Georgia TAVT tax - 7% of purchase price all up-front) - was about...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-28-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By lindros2
Great review.

Great review.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-11-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By lindros2
When my headlamp module failed, it was actually...

When my headlamp module failed, it was actually located in the cabin of the car, not by the headlights themselves.

Just FWIW.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 06-11-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,115
Posted By lindros2
So tired of BMW "sales guys". After they...

So tired of BMW "sales guys".

After they TOTALLY f'ked up my lease turn-in - and BMW did as well, due to a clerical error because their software upgrade "crashed" - I got 2-3 lies from my "sales...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 05-28-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,988
Posted By lindros2
Goodyear - yes, change. Others - I've had good...

Goodyear - yes, change.
Others - I've had good (better) experience. Dealer could screw you on lease return, if it's a lease.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-16-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By lindros2
Third person considering it here too. My dealer...

Third person considering it here too. My dealer actually contacted me about "lease end options".

2013 535i.

My issue is two missing features - HK audio and rear window shades.

But as...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-08-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By lindros2
Sorry - I used to live in NJ but live in Atlanta....

Sorry - I used to live in NJ but live in Atlanta.

The place I got it was dodgey - like a shed with a garage. They used FormulaOne.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-08-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By lindros2
I went for a "good deal" done through my dealer...

I went for a "good deal" done through my dealer on my first 535i - it was terrible.

I paid more for my second 535i - it is splendid.

You just paid for a BMW - don't cheap out on the tint.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-02-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By lindros2
I'm guessing NOT ABS. My total SWAG guess is...

I'm guessing NOT ABS. My total SWAG guess is that the car (tires) is (are) out of balance (i.e. go get a high-speed balance), or has warped rotors.

A great/simple test/example of ABS is hitting...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-01-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By lindros2
... or the car could be out of balance.

... or the car could be out of balance.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-09-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By lindros2
Second-half of model year (with updated iDrive...

Second-half of model year (with updated iDrive 4.2) are good cars. I think they worked out all the bugs they could before moving to the revised N63tu.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-09-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,630
Posted By lindros2
BMWNA is yucking fooseless. If it's a CAR...

BMWNA is yucking fooseless.

If it's a CAR flaw (i.e. my iDrive debacle or your engine repair), they take responsibility after being pushed hard.

If it's a DEALER issue, they wash their hands of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-03-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,053
Posted By lindros2
They definitely did - Shawn Sheridan might have...

They definitely did - Shawn Sheridan might have the info, but the NextGen or HU-H stuff (iDrive 4.2) came after holiday break, I think.

My March 2013 build (delivered April) has it. Nearly...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-03-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By lindros2
I had Goodyears on my 2011 535i. They were...

I had Goodyears on my 2011 535i. They were terrible. Handling wasn't to blame on the tires - my 2013 had Michelin Primacys, but the handling is (mostly) a factor of the suspension.

The steel...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-29-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By lindros2
On my 2011, I had a control module failure (every...

On my 2011, I had a control module failure (every time I turned on my signal, it threw the warning). It's actually located inside the cabin, on the left side of the tunnel (from what they told me) -...
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