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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-10-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 598
Views: 342,479
Posted By CalfeeRider
FWIW, contemporary RFTs are not the despicable...

FWIW, contemporary RFTs are not the despicable stones that befouled early e90s. My 2013 328i with Sport Package handles the pot-hole ridden Sonoma County backroads quite nicely.

I made certain the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-13-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,843
Posted By CalfeeRider
Thumbs down More on Yakima roof rack/F30 issue

(once again responding to my own post)

My "solution" thus far has been to drop the rear seats and "trunk" my road bike. However, this morning I have a ride planned with my son and his wife. So,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-10-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,697
Posted By CalfeeRider
I wonder if it depends on how you've programmed...

I wonder if it depends on how you've programmed locking with comfort access in iDrive. My preference for CA unlocking would be driver's door only with one grasp of the door handle, all the other...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-07-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By CalfeeRider
I'm sorry if I implied that. However, I've found...

I'm sorry if I implied that. However, I've found the iDrive/display interface to be incredibly complicated, with many inconsistencies regarding what happens with the identical input, what can be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-07-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By CalfeeRider
Question Comfort Access Unlocking

Picked up my "new" (factory demo) 2013 328i two days ago. I'll post general impressions later, but I'll be grateful for answers to simple questions I've not found answers to yet in the in-car manual....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-06-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,843
Posted By CalfeeRider
Angry Yakima roof rack rant

(responding to my own post)

Preparing for yesterday's delivery of my new 2013 Mineral White sport/premium/lighting/HK/technology/cold weather (but, sadly, Steptronic) 328i, I removed my Yakima...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By CalfeeRider
I just picked up my car today. The sales...

I just picked up my car today. The sales associate configured one of my entertainment mode presets so that it shows texts with no need to hunt through menus using the iDrive.

This is actually one...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By CalfeeRider
Smile I pick up my new F30 (actually a factory-owned...

I pick up my new F30 (actually a factory-owned demo with 10K miles) this afternoon. The dealer gave me the manuals to review overnight, but the price negotiations (ended well thanks to help from the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-05-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,843
Posted By CalfeeRider
Thumbs up One vote for Yakima Roof Rack

Even though I fractured a Trek full carbon frame in an "incident" with a garage door opener, I'm still a roof-mount guy. I've used BMW's own roof rack that bolts to the mounting points beneath hinges...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By CalfeeRider
Question F30 "Technology Package" updates on early build cars?

One of my nearby BMW dealers has several 2013 demos for sale. I'm curious whether are any unresolved or unresolvable issues with the technology package on early build cars (especially as regards...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,781
Posted By CalfeeRider
Question Transmission: MT vs. Steptronic vs "sport"

I've owned only one BMW with an automatic transmission (1988 735iL, which ate transmissions like 787s eat Li ion batteries!) My'83 533, '84 325e, '99 328i, and '06 330i have all had manuals. I'm...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-30-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,156
Posted By CalfeeRider
Question Specifying tires when ordering F30 Sport Line

My brochure says the F30 may come equipped with All-Season or Summer performance run flats. I know there's no way I can order with "real" (non-run flat) shoes, but can I specify specific tires; e.g.,...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 03-16-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,741
Posted By CalfeeRider
Is this compatible with existing F30 sedans? Will...

Is this compatible with existing F30 sedans? Will BMW be choosing the cellular carrier? Will service be flat-rate or metered, and will BMW make money on the service?

I guess this is one of those...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-06-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,288
Posted By CalfeeRider
One other bit of info: the new 3-series Alpina...

One other bit of info: the new 3-series Alpina has just been intro'd, and those guys (who know a bit about higher performance) didn't feel the need to delete the fog lamps!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-06-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,288
Posted By CalfeeRider
I'm now 65 years old, and I'm much more...

I'm now 65 years old, and I'm much more comfortable with the increased illumination of my immediate environment provided by fog lamps, even when there's no fog; e.g., when it's raining at night. In...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-03-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,288
Posted By CalfeeRider
M-Sport F30 no foglamps: what were they thinking?

I'm configuring a 328i for special order; I was drawn a bit to the M-Sport edition, although to me it's a bit dishonest to claim it's an M car without it having an M motor, suspension, brakes, real...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By CalfeeRider
Sell myself, or ???

Battery replaced recently; fuel pump failed and replaced a year ago. Broken head bolt(s) at about 55,000 miles, but none since. I don't know about the transmission fluid. It's had all factory...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By CalfeeRider
Cool Incentive to sell it myself

I went to my local BMW dealer this afternoon. They "appraised" my car and told me they'd give me about $7,000 for it, probably less 3 months from now!

That's thousands below the "dealer trade"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By CalfeeRider
Absolutely correct. However, my intent was to...

Absolutely correct. However, my intent was to learn whether I'd be wasting time and dollars pulling out the dent, fixing the door lock, detailing the car, maybe fixing the wheel scuffs, etc., or just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By CalfeeRider
Question Selling my 2006 330i

I ordered my e90 sedan as soon as marketing materials became available at my dealership in Marin County, CA back in the spring of 2005, and now it's time to move on to an F30. The car drives almost...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-28-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 31,658
Posted By CalfeeRider
Question Anyone double-dipped yet?

I've not heard of anyone needing this done a second time yet. My quote about 2 years ago or more was $6 K less than a year out of warranty, but I did get a factory dispensation for a paid repair. Car...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-01-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,825
Posted By CalfeeRider
Question R front parking lamp ("angel eyes") malfunction

About a week ago the light bulb alert icon appeared when I started my car ('06 330i sport/premium/manual/Xenons/Nav). A message appeared as well at the bottom of the Nav screen: "R front parking lamp...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,337
Posted By CalfeeRider
Do my senses deceive me?

I'm well aware of Placebo effects; I've designed blinded randomized clinical trials. I'm astounded by the people who say they cannot appreciate the difference between pneumatic tires and the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By CalfeeRider
Question Thanks for the link. I read the reviews of the...

Thanks for the link. I read the reviews of the ContiComfortKit on the Tire Rack website. Given the tendency of people to just be happy when things work, but to complain when they don't, I'm impressed...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-01-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By CalfeeRider
Why we need choices

"I'd rather use my trunk space for something more useful than a spare tire"

Me too. We can thank the brain-dead BMW marketing types for their modification of the trunk compartment for the American...
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