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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-28-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By jimpal
Another of the good things about a Sports Wagon....

Another of the good things about a Sports Wagon. The pano roof is already here.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,261
Posted By jimpal
I don't understand this comment, at least in my...

I don't understand this comment, at least in my 2014 Sports Wagon. Here in these hot (90's), humid Virginia June days my car's A/C works beautifully. 70 degrees and 3 (auto) fan speed, no tint....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-13-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By jimpal
This situation was portrayed perfectly by William...

This situation was portrayed perfectly by William H. Macy as a shady car dealer in the movie FARGO. Except the issue there was undercoating.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-11-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,917
Posted By jimpal
Agree. Circumstances may make either one just...

Agree. Circumstances may make either one just right for a person.

Leasing is perfect for me. I'm probably the oldest person on this thread, and have been retired for years. I have a good pension...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-04-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By jimpal
I have been giving some thought to having BIMMAH...

I have been giving some thought to having BIMMAH on my Virginia plate, since that's the way some Virginians pronounce our favorite car name. But so far, I agree with namelessman that having too...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-03-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,862
Posted By jimpal
If only this widespread problem was just limited...

If only this widespread problem was just limited to old folks . . . . . !

Maybe in Alaska?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By jimpal
Great photos. The California coast on CA Route 1...

Great photos. The California coast on CA Route 1 up beyond San Francisco is wonderful too. You can drive north through Mendocino (see photo) and continue to where Highway 1 ends as it joins U.S. 101...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,353
Posted By jimpal
Actually Volvo has a v60 wagon, which sort of...

Actually Volvo has a v60 wagon, which sort of competes with the 328xit. Again, I've never seen one anyplace but in an ad or an auto show.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,353
Posted By jimpal
IMO they don't think much about it at all. SUV's...

IMO they don't think much about it at all. SUV's have simply become the thing to do, so auto manufacturers push them. I've never seen another F31 here in Williamsburg, VA, and I kind of like it that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,376
Posted By jimpal
iDrive can handle it. I have about 100 playlists...

iDrive can handle it. I have about 100 playlists on my iPod Nano connected via the USB port in the console compartment. Works fine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By jimpal
I've heard that too. When my CA turned my new car...

I've heard that too. When my CA turned my new car over to me last year he insisted on having the engine running when he was demonstrating the Nav system and other iDrive stuff for just that reason.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By jimpal
Another way I have found handy is to download the...

Another way I have found handy is to download the manual from the BMW site and load it into my iPad, using an app like Goodreader to manage it. Touch an item in the manual index, and go directly...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-02-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By jimpal
I think you have this right, as does alpenweiss...

I think you have this right, as does alpenweiss with his knowledgeable technical answer about the engine.

I have had other experiences driving out west (such as Idaho which clearly shows E10 on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By jimpal
Looks like that's my answer. Thanks

Looks like that's my answer. Thanks
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By jimpal
Yes, but the full tank of gas I started out with...

Yes, but the full tank of gas I started out with in Minneapolis (definitely a cold place) gave me my normal 32 mpg. I didn't notice the much reduced mpg until my refills in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By jimpal
What's the longest road trip you've taken in your Bimmer?

About 5,000 miles from Minneapolis, MN to Palm Springs, CA and back, including driving around PSP while there. All done in my previous car, a 2012 535xi.

By the way, I just completed an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By jimpal
Does Cold Weather Really Lower Gas Mileage This Much, Or Is It The Midwestern Gas?

My 328xi Sportswagon reliably gives me about 32 mpg when driving long distances on cruise control at 70-75 mph.

However, this week I drove from Minneapolis, MN to Williamsburg, VA in some subzero...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By jimpal
More driving on this cold day. The problem seems...

More driving on this cold day. The problem seems to have gone away.

I know it seems nutty, but I think the problem results from backing into the heavy white exhaust plume which occurs just after...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By jimpal
Got it. I'll try it. Thanks.

Got it. I'll try it. Thanks.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By jimpal
Thanks. I'll look for it.

Thanks. I'll look for it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for the info. How did you turn it off?

Thanks for the info. How did you turn it off?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By jimpal
Spurious PDC Alarms

Left my 2014 wagon parked outside in subzero weather last night for the first time. When I put the car in reverse after starting this morning I now receive a constant PDC alarm from the left rear...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By jimpal
Love it. After a series of great 5's I find I...

Love it. After a series of great 5's I find I like it as well as any BMW I have had. I particularly like the somewhat smaller size and nimble handling.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-16-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for mentioning Casey. They are a lot...

Thanks for mentioning Casey. They are a lot closer to Williamsburg than the Richmond dealers, and I will be pleased to give them a try.

Actually I think you are a contrarian, because of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,538
Posted By jimpal
If you do that on a really cold day, there's a...

If you do that on a really cold day, there's a good chance that when you arrive at the car you could find your battery too dead to start the engine.
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