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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 12:19 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 8,254
Posted By FreqMan
Age 54; retired military; IT Manager

Age 54; retired military; IT Manager
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,023
Posted By FreqMan
In Maryland DC suburbs Diesel can be found for...

In Maryland DC suburbs Diesel can be found for about the same as premium or maybe 20 cents more. Some areas have diesel much higher than premium; like Virginia.

I can see the heating oil logic;...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,074
Posted By FreqMan
Strange. My production slot was accelerated by 2...

Strange. My production slot was accelerated by 2 weeks (originally scheduled for the last week of January). It just finished production Friday based on the VIN decoder info on line. My dealer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-18-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By FreqMan
I drove a 2012 528i for 2 years. Plenty of...

I drove a 2012 528i for 2 years. Plenty of luxury. Beautiful interior and exterior design,

It handled like a boat. It will be a contrast to your 320i. Be sure you like driving the F10.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-06-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,659
Posted By FreqMan
I am leasing for the first time - loaded 328d on...

I am leasing for the first time - loaded 328d on order. I will retire in around 3 years so I am set on that length of ownership. I live in the DC area.

I have owned many cars over the last 30...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-30-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,037
Posted By FreqMan
How about the Variable Sport Steering? On a test...

How about the Variable Sport Steering? On a test drive I noticed better feel and response. Those of you that have used DHP for a while, is the VSS part of DHP an improvement?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-31-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By FreqMan
Nice write-up; thanks. I too had a work place...

Nice write-up; thanks. I too had a work place incentive - close in parking in a covered garage (most people are outside in the distance) for a car scoring 45 or higher on the greencars.org low...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-28-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By FreqMan
If in doubt, have the CA show you the invoice. ...

If in doubt, have the CA show you the invoice. Transparency is not much to ask if he is offering you the invoice price. I would take this kind of a deal.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,214
Posted By FreqMan
Best I've done is 51 MPG. Mostly highway miles...

Best I've done is 51 MPG. Mostly highway miles in light traffic with temps in the 60s (no air conditioning). Traveled around 60 MPH while using Eco Pro
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,126
Posted By FreqMan
Be sure to calculate fuel economy by hand. The...

Be sure to calculate fuel economy by hand. The computer is typically overly optimistic. In my case eco pro computer readings are over 10% overly optimistic. In comfort it is not much better.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By FreqMan
Nitrogen is useful to drive down air pressure...

Nitrogen is useful to drive down air pressure loss; it works. Just don't pay extra for it. My dealer provided it free when they fell short in some way (not having the car ready when promised).
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Posted By FreqMan
Thanks for this well thought out comparison!

Thanks for this well thought out comparison!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,830
Posted By FreqMan
Do the comparison - judge for yourself. In my...

Do the comparison - judge for yourself. In my turbo - when switching to 89 octane the engine timing adjusted as expected. The result was more sluggish acceleration and I stepped on the gas more. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-14-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,284
Posted By FreqMan
Bought a service loaner 528i 2 years ago. It has...

Bought a service loaner 528i 2 years ago. It has been trouble free other than a rear brake issue which I don't attribute to undue wear/abuse. Yes - get it certified.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By FreqMan
I had a bad experience with problems occurring...

I had a bad experience with problems occurring after a flush (no longer own that car). If it must be done, better to drain the fluid and replace it as well as change the filter. The internet has a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,840
Posted By FreqMan
I am 6'4." No problem fitting into the driver's...

I am 6'4." No problem fitting into the driver's seat and adjusting to a comfortable position. I drive my 528i on a 78 mile RT commute each day.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-04-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By FreqMan
Here is the link: ...

Here is the link:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/CPO/Warranty.aspx

Click on the statement on the page that mentions what is "not covered after 1/1/2014." I see a problem with "body...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-19-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,109
Posted By FreqMan
I've tried 89 octane in my 528i. Fuel economy...

I've tried 89 octane in my 528i. Fuel economy diminished to the point of nearly defeating the cost savings. Car also felt less responsive.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,446
Posted By FreqMan
Some posters have noted the lighter nose in the...

Some posters have noted the lighter nose in the 528i is a plus for handling. As mentioned earlier - drive each back to back to see which suits your driving style. I have a 78 mile daily commute -...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By FreqMan
Seems high - close to MSRP. For sure you can...

Seems high - close to MSRP. For sure you can shop around. Lots of dealers in Southern California
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By FreqMan
I have a similar decision point coming up. I...

I have a similar decision point coming up. I project identical maintenance needs as you. My unknown are the costs if paying for Service without the plan. My gut tells me the $1785 is pretty close...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-04-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By FreqMan
I bought a 2012 loaner with just under 10,000...

I bought a 2012 loaner with just under 10,000 miles. Now has 31,000 miles. Only one warranty issue so far - not a related to undue wear.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By FreqMan
Agree with X Men. That $3160 quote is good - back...

Agree with X Men. That $3160 quote is good - back in July 2012, my selling dealer quoted my about 3900 for the BMW product. Since you are in SOCAL, you have plenty of options for getting other...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,896
Posted By FreqMan
I subscribe to Car and Driver, Motor Trend,...

I subscribe to Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile and Consumer Reports. I read their reviews before going to the dealer. I drove the car and was satisfied in spite of what other people said. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-26-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By FreqMan
Mine has never been consistent. Sometimes I...

Mine has never been consistent. Sometimes I breeze through an area that has a yellow or orange line.
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