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Forum: European Delivery 03-18-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By Art234
I have bought two cars from Howie, including my...

I have bought two cars from Howie, including my ED. Very fair pricing, and knows how to make all arrangements for ED....recommend him highly.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-17-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By Art234
I have NY EZ Pass next to my mirror and there are...

I have NY EZ Pass next to my mirror and there are no issues at all.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-11-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Art234
Congrats and welcome to the Diesel family. I...

Congrats and welcome to the Diesel family. I picked up my 535d at the Welt in Munich almost a year ago, and now have 14k miles and love it more each day! Enjoy it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-07-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Art234
Living in NY, I usually drive if going to Boston...

Living in NY, I usually drive if going to Boston or DC, it is more relaxing and I can work and listen to my own music while driving. To Boston I take a ferry from eastern LI to New London, which...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-06-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Art234
Were you at WPPI? I was--flew home a day early to...

Were you at WPPI? I was--flew home a day early to make sure I'd get home before the snow.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-23-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By Art234
I was in the car business for a few years, and...

I was in the car business for a few years, and can tell you these independent lease brokers add nothing to the value proposition. What may appear like a great deal may have added fees and charges on...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-23-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,241
Posted By Art234
I agree with the above post. I do not recommend...

I agree with the above post. I do not recommend dealing with lease brokers. They have to make money too, and offer nothing the dealer can't give you directly.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-19-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By Art234
I have a 535d x drive and with the temperatures...

I have a 535d x drive and with the temperatures below 20F for most of the week, this is my first tank of fuel below 30 mpg--and it's at 29.4!!! It never lacks for power, has an overabundance of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Art234
Interesting about the software update. Mine is...

Interesting about the software update. Mine is due in for another problem soon, I will ask them to update the software as well.
My issue with the diesel is that when it cold starts, you get diesel...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Art234
GMan it's supposed to start automatically if you...

GMan it's supposed to start automatically if you are stopped too long, and battery voltage hits a certain level or the engine cools too much. That's a built in feature, so that part is normal....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By Art234
My auto start stop works about the same as it...

My auto start stop works about the same as it does in a gas powered version, except the startup is much more noticeable, due to the diesel. That said, I sometimes find my engine shuts down before the...
Forum: European Delivery 01-24-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Art234
Is the X1 being produced in Germany? I thought X...

Is the X1 being produced in Germany? I thought X vehicles were made In SC..
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By Art234
Actual selling price should always be negotiated...

Actual selling price should always be negotiated with relation to invoice price, not MSRP. The question is how much up from invoice is the selling price. It seems like they should be pricing the car...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By Art234
Cradle for iPhone 6??

Has anyone heard anything about the potential availability of the cradle for an iPhone 6? The rumor mill is usually going by now.

At least I hope the smaller iPhone 6s rumors are true that it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Art234
I have an iPhone 5s running on the latest version...

I have an iPhone 5s running on the latest version of iOS 8 and texts work fine. I think it would be a function of the OS not hardware.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-19-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By Art234
In most states,(NY for sure), gap insurance is...

In most states,(NY for sure), gap insurance is included by law in leases. I'm not sure about financing, however.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-02-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By Art234
I came from a 2011 535i xdrive to a 2014 535d...

I came from a 2011 535i xdrive to a 2014 535d xdrive, and I can say for certain the fuel economy is NOT the same. The gas machine averaged 23-24 mpg in my normal driving cycle (40-60 highway-city),...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,746
Posted By Art234
I have also noticed that the heat on the steering...

I have also noticed that the heat on the steering wheel of my '14 535d is not as strong as it was on my '11 535i. It took much longer to warm up, then didn't get as warm.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-05-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Art234
535d Cold Start Rough Idle and Diesel Smell in cabin

With the temperature headed down, I am noticing a new phenomenon with my 2014 535d. When first started in the morning with temps at or below 40 degrees or so, the engine runs a little rough for about...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-15-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,012
Posted By Art234
When you configure bluetooth you do have to...

When you configure bluetooth you do have to enable messages on the setup menu for each device.
Forum: European Delivery 11-15-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,022
Posted By Art234
I have had little trouble driving in Italy, with...

I have had little trouble driving in Italy, with the exception of Naples, where anarchy rules on the road. Traffic signals are merely a suggestion in Naples. I stopped for a traffic light, and three...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-15-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,012
Posted By Art234
If using iOS you have to shut off your email...

If using iOS you have to shut off your email application by double clicking the home button, then swiping the email app up to the top. Once you check again, your new emails should come up in iDrive....
Forum: European Delivery 11-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,261
Posted By Art234
When we went this past April, I was quoted $4100...

When we went this past April, I was quoted $4100 each in business on Lufthansa JFK-MUC and FRA-JFK by the BMW authorized travel agent. I went on my own and found American/British Airways for $2996...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-08-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,088
Posted By Art234
In coasting, the RPMs drop to between 600 and 800...

In coasting, the RPMs drop to between 600 and 800 on my 535d. Once you step on the brake, however, the transmission re-engages, and RPMs jump to about 1250 or so.

That said, it is important to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-06-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,088
Posted By Art234
I believe Eco pro was introduced for the 2012...

I believe Eco pro was introduced for the 2012 model year. Recall some '12 loaners which had it.

That said, in my '14 535d, there is a noticeable reduction in perceived power and throttle response...
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