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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By DrBrian
Bluetooth and IOS 8.1.2

Hi folks:

I have a 2014 535d and an iPhone 6+ with current iOS 8.1.2

I am having an impossible time with the devices communicating properly. Yes, you can make a phone call. However, forget...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 08-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,843
Posted By DrBrian
Cup-holder

Sorry, folks, one more question. I really am considering ordering one...but now I'm hearing there is no cup-holder in the front? You've got to be kidding? I know it sounds silly, but I need to...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 07-25-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,843
Posted By DrBrian
the only thing I see missing from here is lane...

the only thing I see missing from here is lane change warning (Driver Assistance Plus)... I think that's really important nowadays in a car in this price class.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,038
Posted By DrBrian
535d, 535i, 550 etc

Hi, George. I used to own an E350. Nice car -- but noticeably underpowered - and I'm a 55 year old doc, not a race car driver.

I then owned a 535i, a GREAT car, lots of fun, full of power. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,122
Posted By DrBrian
Hey, folks... I have about 6000 miles on my...

Hey, folks... I have about 6000 miles on my 535xd, in Canada with average temperature close to 0F since I've owned it. I am averaging 7.6 l/100 km ( 31 mpg) even with those FRIGID ambient...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-23-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,539
Posted By DrBrian
I owned the prior Lexus GS, and an IS, and drove...

I owned the prior Lexus GS, and an IS, and drove the new GS. I now own a 535d. IMHO, the Lexus is nice...However, my 535d gets about DOUBLE the gas mileage, feels much more solid, has a MUCH...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-14-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,456
Posted By DrBrian
I just took delivery this week of a 535d to...

I just took delivery this week of a 535d to replace my wonderful 535i. The 535i was fabulous. This is EVEN better. Astounding gas mileage of 7.2 l/100km =33 mpg right out of the gate. Quiet and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-08-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,772
Posted By DrBrian
Beautiful car, congratulations!

My 2014 535d Xdrive being delivered this week. Can't wait. It's pretty much fully loaded (Mocha Nappa, HUD, M sport, Adaptive Cruise, HK, etc., etc) however to save a couple of months (this one was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-06-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,956
Posted By DrBrian
I am just trading my 535i for a 535d, and so have...

I am just trading my 535i for a 535d, and so have drive both, albeit the 535d only for 30 minutes or so. The diesel is quieter but smooth as smooth can be. I found power delivery and acceleration...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-01-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,306
Posted By DrBrian
I can't imagine buying this car under these...

I can't imagine buying this car under these circumstances. I seriously thought about it, but I think I'll stay with BMW 5 series.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 11-21-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By DrBrian
Hey, I have the EXACT same question...if you...

Hey, I have the EXACT same question...if you could put a bright blue LED or lamp in there, it would make a tremendous difference!?
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-21-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,052
Posted By DrBrian
Question: I just ordered a 2014 535d X drive...

Question: I just ordered a 2014 535d X drive with, among other things, blind spot indicator... Only problem, as everyone says, the light is ridiculously yellow, and when you need it, you're about to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-16-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,575
Posted By DrBrian
right decision

Hey... I think you made the right decision. I too had thought about a 550, and could have swung the money without a big problem. However, you're right. There's almost no time you can use the extra...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-16-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,575
Posted By DrBrian
I have driven a 535i X drive for a year. Great...

I have driven a 535i X drive for a year. Great car. Last week I drove a 535d X drive. I love the 535i, but I found that the 535d was absolutely as responsive, FULL of power, and very quiet. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-23-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,810
Posted By DrBrian
radar cruise retrofit

Great question. My German is nonexistent, but I saw the ebay article just posted (thanks)....So, If we were to buy that for 567 euros, or whatever, what else would we need, and WHO could...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-22-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,749
Posted By DrBrian
Smile two cents

Hi, I have owned a 2012 Merc E350 (nice car), Lexus GS, Lexus IS350, Volvo S50 (great car), a Jag X type, and lots of domestic cars as company cars. I bought a BMW 535 iX drive about a month ago. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-13-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,048
Posted By DrBrian
Smile auto-stop

I got used to it after a couple of weeks. Frankly, on my gorgeous 2013 535i x Drive it starts incredibly smoothly. Every time that I think it deprives some sheik who wants to kill of us extra...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-05-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,916
Posted By DrBrian
Thanks mrich133!

Thanks mrich133!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-05-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,916
Posted By DrBrian
New BMW 535i X drive mud flaps???

Hey folks, I'm just about to take delivery on a 2013 535i Xdrive M sport (advanced safety, HUD, carbon black, premium sound, etc) and quite excited. The dealer loaned me a demo for a couple of days...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 18,295
Posted By DrBrian
Think the numbers simply reflect lack of...

Think the numbers simply reflect lack of availability of the AWD sedans until essentially now...and there certainly won't be dealer inventory for another couple of months.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By DrBrian
Hey, I ordered a 2013 335i Xdrive in early June,...

Hey, I ordered a 2013 335i Xdrive in early June, and it's supposed to be at the dealer this coming Thursday!!!! Can't wait!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-30-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,907
Posted By DrBrian
S4 nice car and all, but NO heads up available,...

S4 nice car and all, but NO heads up available, and a lot of the other electronics Audi reserves for A6 and up... I looked at one, drove it, and bought a 335i X drive (delivery next 10 days, I hope)....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-29-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,492
Posted By DrBrian
Your deal

I'm not a car dealer, I'm a physician...but in my prior life I was in business.... Honestly, I think you should consider sticking with your original deal.... especially if your deal is with the local...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-02-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,067
Posted By DrBrian
Smile 2013 335i Xdrive

Hey, folks...So, last year my lease on Lexus IS350 expired, and I went and bought a Merc E-350 loaded....only problem..it was BORING.

Back in early June, I did some research and then made the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-10-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By DrBrian
Question Amazed! Also, some help on tires, please?

Hey, everyone....What great taste you all have!
Over the past ten years or so, I have had a Lexus GS, Lexus IS350, Volvo, Jag, and most recently, have been driving a 2012 Merc E-350 until four...
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