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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-04-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By Bob of CC
We have a 2014 6 series convertible and a 2016...

We have a 2014 6 series convertible and a 2016 X4. The quality/resolution of the navigation screen in the 2016 model is superior to the 2014. Its noticeable when going from car to car, but after a...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-01-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Bob of CC
Its perfectly fine that you responded to my...

Its perfectly fine that you responded to my thread and introduced the subject of the Corvette. I once considered buying a C7 to put away for years and then put it up for auction with the equivalent...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-01-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Bob of CC
By starting this thread I did not intend to spark...

By starting this thread I did not intend to spark a conversation about Corvettes--a car I have admired for years. Owning a late 50's or sixties era Corvette has been a dream of mine until I realized...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-22-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Bob of CC
BMW Engineering and Build Quality

We just returned to the not-so-chilly DC area from Florida. We rented what is classified a luxury car by Budget--in this case a Buick Verano. I also recently drove my father-in-law's 2011 Cadillac...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 12-21-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,958
Posted By Bob of CC
Yes our driving habits and needs are very...

Yes our driving habits and needs are very different. Our cars are not subjected to NYC streets and roadways and my daily commute is less than 10 miles round trip on reasonably good DC streets. So...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 12-20-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,958
Posted By Bob of CC
I choose not to lease our 6 series or our X4...

I choose not to lease our 6 series or our X4 believing that owing and holding a good car as I do for 6 or more years (we dont put much mileage on in the course of our ownership) is cheaper than...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 12-09-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By Bob of CC
Tire noise

I dropped off my 2014 640 xdrive vert for service and was presented with a new 750i loaner. I am not comparing the 6 series to a 4 door sedan, but I very much noticed the difference in tire noise. ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-21-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,436
Posted By Bob of CC
How's this for a controlled experiment? My...

How's this for a controlled experiment?

My 2014 640xdrive tires are filled with oxygen. Our 2016 X4 tires are filled with nitrogen. Guess what. It turned cold here in the DC area and I received...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-19-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks ShakeDaddy. With only 15,000 miles on my...

Thanks ShakeDaddy. With only 15,000 miles on my 640 I will skip the promotion and hope to get the dealer to install a new battery under the warranty that for me runs until Dec. 2017.

And...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-18-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks WWnyc. How would you characterize your 40...

Thanks WWnyc. How would you characterize your 40 grand miles--mostly city, highway or a combination of the two.

I am planning on waiting for a redesigned 6 series before replacing my 2014 640 vert.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-16-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By Bob of CC
Battery Life

I just received an e-mail advertisement offering a 15% discount on a new battery listed at $470. I picked up my 2014 640 convertible in December 2013. I have about 15,000 miles on the odometer...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 06-02-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,910
Posted By Bob of CC
I concur with those who note that the backup...

I concur with those who note that the backup camera, with or without the wide view, is sufficient to keep you out of trouble. The blind side detection system is also a must and it is very effective....
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-11-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By Bob of CC
BMW Social Event

My wife and I attended a BMW sponsored event last evening in Washington, D.C. Invitees were given a chance to test drive select models (6, 7 series and i8s) and enjoy drinks and dinner at a very...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-07-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bob of CC
Right you are. BMW does not offer Parking...

Right you are. BMW does not offer Parking Assistant in an xdrive 6 series. However, it is offered in the X4 that we also drive. The X4 is going in for scheduled service and I will ask the dealer...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-01-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bob of CC
Parking Assistant Coding

I have always wondered why after-purchase coding is so capable of bringing out technology that is built into the car but not activated for general use. So here is my question. I now somewhat regret...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-28-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,342
Posted By Bob of CC
I was lucky to be able to get the exact 640i I...

I was lucky to be able to get the exact 640i I wanted (color and options) that was already on the boat and so I waited just 4 weeks or so. It was destined to another dealer but my dealer snagged it...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-04-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By Bob of CC
I am glad, of sorts, that I am not the only 6...

I am glad, of sorts, that I am not the only 6 series owner with a history of curb scrapping by misjudging the curb. I hate when that happens. No one has yet said they have any experience with...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-02-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By Bob of CC
Rim Rash

I did it again. I misjudged a corner and managed to damage the lip of my wheel. So now I have 2 wheels in need of cosmetic repair. BTW, does anyone else have difficulty sensing proximity to...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks so much for your information. I certainly...

Thanks so much for your information. I certainly want to avoid multiple visits to the dealer and hopefully the SIB is definitive and will, if followed, correct the issue.

BTW, I have certainly...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-24-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Bob of CC
SOS Emergency Phone Inop

Has this happened to you? I started receiving a warning message on startup that the SOS phone system is not working properly. The first time I received the warning I called BMW using the SOS phone...
Forum: X4 F26 (2015 - Current) 03-07-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,905
Posted By Bob of CC
I own a 2016 X4 M sport model and have enjoyed...

I own a 2016 X4 M sport model and have enjoyed driving it from day one. It may not be the most utilitarian of SUV's but its fun to drive. We do not typically challenge the hauling capacity of the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-16-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,654
Posted By Bob of CC
I had the same dilemma when I purchased my 2014...

I had the same dilemma when I purchased my 2014 640i convertible. I gave a very serious look at the GC based on its very pleasing style. I test drove a Mercedes CLS but did not like how it...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-03-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bob of CC
I drove an 06 650 convertible and now drive a...

I drove an 06 650 convertible and now drive a 2014 640 vert with x-drive. While I thought I would miss the V8 (describing the 640 when it first came out as like kissing your sister compared to the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-19-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Bob of CC
Thanks Phuksi. Unfortunately my problem is not ...

Thanks Phuksi. Unfortunately my problem is not associated with visible ice. The car can be dry although it may have rained a day or two previously, the temperature drops below freezing, and the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-14-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Bob of CC
Phuksi, Thanks for your helpful response. I...

Phuksi,

Thanks for your helpful response. I will try out your solution the next time it rains/snows and I find myself struggling with opening and closing the door.

As to the comment that...
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