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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-23-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,424
Posted By davesf
550xi here. I live in the city of San...

550xi here.

I live in the city of San Francisco, and on city streets I use Comfort or Comfort+. Sport is unnecessarily harsh, especially with the run-flats all-seasons. I frequently use DS/Sport...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-02-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,282
Posted By davesf
Because I don't want to do push a button to do...

Because I don't want to do push a button to do something "every time". I already have to press the start/stop button twice to turn the car off. I'm a software engineer, I believe in having computers...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-01-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,282
Posted By davesf
3mos in, love mt 550xi ... wish it had auto unlock doors

back when i first got my 550xi, i wrote up a wish-list for all the little things I wish BMW would tweak to take the car from incredible to perfect.

With 3 months of time driving it, I can say that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By davesf
IMO, cars have four wheels breaks when it's not...

IMO, cars have four wheels breaks when it's not snowing, they should have four wheel traction.

I appreciate the sure footed wet/rain handling of AWD. My first 3 cars were FWD, last 3 (including my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-28-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By davesf
i think this is very confusing, but it seemed to...

i think this is very confusing, but it seemed to make more sense whrn i realized its not dtc plus dsc, it's dtc OR dsc.

dtc is traction 'mode'. in this mode the car works to keep power to the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-26-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,036
Posted By davesf
i have a throry about where this 2012 confusion...

i have a throry about where this 2012 confusion might be coming from. 2012 xdrive hydraulic steering cars (535xi, 550xi) are listed as having the 'variable steering ratio system' which is electric...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-26-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,951
Posted By davesf
Isn't this already a $2500 available option? .....

Isn't this already a $2500 available option? .. also not available in the us.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-23-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,723
Posted By davesf
If we're talking about turning the wheels to...

If we're talking about turning the wheels to their maximum point, that is not uncommon on AWD systems. My old Audi had a crunch at the very maximum of turning radius.

It's caused by the extreme...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,665
Posted By davesf
I think we can all rest on this sentiment.

I think we can all rest on this sentiment.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By davesf
My car is a 550xi with ARS and without IAS (no...

My car is a 550xi with ARS and without IAS (no IAS on xdrive).

I preferred parking a car with IAS, but driving a car with normal steering. Go figure.

ARS is pretty noticeable anytime I turn...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,723
Posted By davesf
Any chance for a video recording of the problem? ...

Any chance for a video recording of the problem?

I'd be happy to test out my 2012 550xi in a similar situation if I knew more about the conditions you're talking about. Are we talking any speed...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By davesf
Also....If you do start shopping other dealers.....

Also....If you do start shopping other dealers.. don't be surprised if they tell you the special-order will take 2-3 months. That's a realistic figure. Don't think your original dealer can do it in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By davesf
You can get PDC without the cameras... and for...

You can get PDC without the cameras... and for some drivers that may be enough.

The "top view" uses 5 cameras, 2 on each side and the rear-view camera... so you obviously can't get top-view...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 52,256
Posted By davesf
1) Generally, dealers don't install film, they...

1) Generally, dealers don't install film, they just contract it out with a markup. Lookup a nearby 3M shop and get a direct quote for a direct comparison.

2) There is much more detail than the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By davesf
I don't think it's unreasonable for them to take...

I don't think it's unreasonable for them to take a few days to get you a production week. Your sales guy doesn't control their production slots.

I'd tell them you'd like a specific production...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,623
Posted By davesf
What is the advantage? I've seen some of...

What is the advantage?

I've seen some of these blue/white interior lighting kits. Seems like a cool color like that would clash with the orange dash colors and ambient lighting.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By davesf
6 weeks sounds like an unreasonably short...

6 weeks sounds like an unreasonably short estimate for production and delivery to California. The only way I could imagine them getting you a car that fast is if they found one already made with your...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By davesf
i live in san francisco, and i never use the...

i live in san francisco, and i never use the heated seats in either of our cars, but my wife loves them.

a common low temp here is about 48F at night and 55F during the day so unless you are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,665
Posted By davesf
agreed. have some tact stealth. you should be...

agreed. have some tact stealth. you should be THANKING all those 4 cylinder buyers. they are what makes it legal and possible for you and i to buy irrisponsibly overpowered guzzlers. if your argument...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By davesf
I don't know of any way to change the default...

I don't know of any way to change the default suspension mode when starting the car.

Comfort+ has softer dampner settings than Comfort... that is.. even though the spring rate is the same, there...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,528
Posted By davesf
I get 13mpg in the city of san francisco. Lots of...

I get 13mpg in the city of san francisco. Lots of stop signs and hills.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By davesf
Whether they are useful or not depends alot on...

Whether they are useful or not depends alot on your usage of the car. Ill assume. You have some need for city-parking proximity. Here is my take..

Top view cameras - absolutly the best way to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-17-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,775
Posted By davesf
in lighter colors i like the m-sport, darker...

in lighter colors i like the m-sport, darker colors i like the ac...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-17-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,713
Posted By davesf
I personally don't get these features. Here in...

I personally don't get these features. Here in the us most cellular data plans are have monthly caps with overage charges. I can't imagine sucking up data plan minutes for mediocre quality streamed...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-17-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
Posted By davesf
i think it looks good in the web configurator,...

i think it looks good in the web configurator, but when i saw it in person it was way too dark/black for me, especially for a black interior car. it basically looked black with faint woodgrain...
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