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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-07-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,821
Posted By whitby
The idea that the X1 is a 'cheap' SAV/SUV and...

The idea that the X1 is a 'cheap' SAV/SUV and therefore not worthy of a decent sound system sounds a little odd to me. Whether you have a base sDrive model or a fully equipped xDrive MSport, these...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By whitby
The OP's video sound track sounds exactly like...

The OP's video sound track sounds exactly like our 5 series N20 engine and pretty close to our X 1xDrive 28i. There is no doubt that the BMW N20 is somewhat noisier than equivalent engines from other...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,821
Posted By whitby
Go with the HK system. It is considerably better...

Go with the HK system. It is considerably better than the base so called Hi Fi system in this car. I am very fussy about the sound of my in car equipment so it was no brainer for us. The base system...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By whitby
My 528 i is now 28 months old with just over 25K...

My 528 i is now 28 months old with just over 25K miles and the on board computer has still not recommended an oil change!! In fact it is saying I am still about 1,500 miles from a change. I have had...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,544
Posted By whitby
Thank you. Good piece of research. Interesting...

Thank you. Good piece of research. Interesting that sulphur content in our fuel is given as the reason for the fact that we never got that engine. Not sure what that has to do with anything and would...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-24-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,544
Posted By whitby
The engine to which you may be referring was one...

The engine to which you may be referring was one of the N52 variants which produced 254 bhp and was available in the 330i without the s designation, the 2006 Z4 3.0Si (we owned the Coupe version of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,176
Posted By whitby
Thank you, now I know. Always wondered. GPS...

Thank you, now I know.

Always wondered. GPS is in a 2012 528i which I updated to 2014 maps, so it is pretty recent. I have lived here 11 years and although there has been a lot of development,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,176
Posted By whitby
I find it useful to get home but wildly...

I find it useful to get home but wildly inaccurate when taking us to a new destination somewhere around Austin or Texas in general. We have a rather quaint system of road naming here in Texas. e.g....
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By whitby
It is generally accepted that BMWs read 7% over...

It is generally accepted that BMWs read 7% over the actual speed even though the odometer is accurate, which tells you that the error is deliberate. (Mike Miller in the BMW CCA magazine Roundel made...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,430
Posted By whitby
I have a 2012 528i Msport. Mine came up with...

I have a 2012 528i Msport. Mine came up with service due 1/2000 on 10 July. Fixed in service on 10 July (along with change to allow AS/S setting to be remembered after ignition turned off). So far...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-17-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,859
Posted By whitby
As was my 2002 E39 540i. V8 with exhaust hidden...

As was my 2002 E39 540i. V8 with exhaust hidden behind the rear bumper and pointing downwards (where they are not pointed directly at people and other cars). Perfect symmetry.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-16-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,859
Posted By whitby
In terms of fun, the gas/petrol engined 535i is...

In terms of fun, the gas/petrol engined 535i is the better engine. However I do not consider the 5 series to be the sort of car where I find mountain roads and go for the thrill of throwing it around...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By whitby
I have the same model year 528i and Msport...

I have the same model year 528i and Msport package. When I go into Sport mode and Sport + mode, the steering requires more effort to turn which usually translates into being called 'heavier'...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-13-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,133
Posted By whitby
Good point, no it is not and it may account for...

Good point, no it is not and it may account for some difference, although it does still seem a lot. However it is the variance from the EPA rating that surprises most. The 528i is pretty well spot...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-12-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,133
Posted By whitby
We have had our X1 xDrive 28i for 21 months now....

We have had our X1 xDrive 28i for 21 months now. We have only done about 8,000 miles or so, but the fuel consumption is quite disappointing. If I drive my 2012 528i to the office and back and do the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-12-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By whitby
It will still be a BMW and I am sure they will do...

It will still be a BMW and I am sure they will do everything to preserve that unique feel, FWD or not. I am not a fan of FWD but the Mini handles very well and is a FWD vehicle of course.

The...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-12-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,756
Posted By whitby
Could not agree more. This fad for split exhausts...

Could not agree more. This fad for split exhausts (based on the fact that in the past they were restricted to V engines because that was the best way to lead the exhaust to the rear of the car) beats...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-12-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,756
Posted By whitby
Love the 535d and if I go with a new 5 series...

Love the 535d and if I go with a new 5 series when my lease is up, this will be the one for me. I drove one and the low end torque is very useful around town and the excellent mpg is better than my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-12-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By whitby
Leapers do not even look good on Jaguars any...

Leapers do not even look good on Jaguars any more. I saw an XF where the misguided owner had stuck a leaper on the bonnet/hood and it looked dreadful. I am sorry there is no accounting for bad taste.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-27-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By whitby
N20 Engine reliability and wear

The ubiquitous N20 engine is now used in a number BMW vehicles including the much maligned 528i.

A question for those people in the know and for those owning cars with this engine. What has been...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-20-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By whitby
To me there are several things that make the 4 GC...

To me there are several things that make the 4 GC the better solution:

1. It looks better (subjective I know) but it makes the 3 series look old fashioned.
2. Hatchback which makes the 3GT...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By whitby
Odd, my dealership in Austin does an alignment...

Odd, my dealership in Austin does an alignment for $199.99 less BMW CCA discount. Only thing I can think of is that the word 'alignment' means two different things here.

My dealership performs an...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By whitby
Sorry not trying to be obtuse, but I tend to...

Sorry not trying to be obtuse, but I tend to refer to turning off the ignition as putting the car in sleep mode as most of the electronics is still awake but in stand by mode.

Yes I have noticed...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By whitby
It happens on my 528i, never seen it before on...

It happens on my 528i, never seen it before on any of the other BMWs I have owned (5 series included) and it does not occur on my wife's 2013 X1. So much as I would like to think that this is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-10-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,345
Posted By whitby
Beautiful car. Excellent taste sir, if I may say...

Beautiful car. Excellent taste sir, if I may say so.
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