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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-19-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,023
Posted By FreqMan
I've tried 89 octane in my 528i. Fuel economy...

I've tried 89 octane in my 528i. Fuel economy diminished to the point of nearly defeating the cost savings. Car also felt less responsive.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-24-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,421
Posted By FreqMan
Some posters have noted the lighter nose in the...

Some posters have noted the lighter nose in the 528i is a plus for handling. As mentioned earlier - drive each back to back to see which suits your driving style. I have a 78 mile daily commute -...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-22-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By FreqMan
Seems high - close to MSRP. For sure you can...

Seems high - close to MSRP. For sure you can shop around. Lots of dealers in Southern California
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-05-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By FreqMan
I have a similar decision point coming up. I...

I have a similar decision point coming up. I project identical maintenance needs as you. My unknown are the costs if paying for Service without the plan. My gut tells me the $1785 is pretty close...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By FreqMan
I bought a 2012 loaner with just under 10,000...

I bought a 2012 loaner with just under 10,000 miles. Now has 31,000 miles. Only one warranty issue so far - not a related to undue wear.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By FreqMan
Agree with X Men. That $3160 quote is good - back...

Agree with X Men. That $3160 quote is good - back in July 2012, my selling dealer quoted my about 3900 for the BMW product. Since you are in SOCAL, you have plenty of options for getting other...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,364
Posted By FreqMan
I subscribe to Car and Driver, Motor Trend,...

I subscribe to Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile and Consumer Reports. I read their reviews before going to the dealer. I drove the car and was satisfied in spite of what other people said. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-26-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By FreqMan
Mine has never been consistent. Sometimes I...

Mine has never been consistent. Sometimes I breeze through an area that has a yellow or orange line.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-09-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By FreqMan
I've done the comparison. With mid-graded gas,...

I've done the comparison. With mid-graded gas, the engine timing is diminished - I noticed it. My fuel economy suffered - I probably compensated for the lost power from the engine timing by...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-07-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,190
Posted By FreqMan
Looks good. An earlier poster stated brake...

Looks good.

An earlier poster stated brake pads weren't included in the maintenance upgrade. Not true. Link to the brochure is below.
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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-08-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By FreqMan
Welcome to the 528i! If you are ok with the...

Welcome to the 528i! If you are ok with the acceleration (compared to the 535i) , you can reap the benefit of lower acquisition cost and a fuel economy edge. I drive 80% highway on my 78 mile...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-03-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,190
Posted By FreqMan
You can shop around for extended warranties. ...

You can shop around for extended warranties. They are negotiable. Plenty of profit margin in the quoted price. Press for at least a 20% discount. I bought an extended warranty after shopping...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-02-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By FreqMan
If you don't get much response, try posting on...

If you don't get much response, try posting on the Ask-A-Dealer page
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-29-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By FreqMan
Negotiate since there is a lot of mark-up in the...

Negotiate since there is a lot of mark-up in the quoted price of the extended warranty. A 10-20% discount is not unreasonable - based on my own experience when I bought mine.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-27-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By FreqMan
Bimmerfest has plenty postings from 2012 528i...

Bimmerfest has plenty postings from 2012 528i drivers stating how much they like their cars (myself included). You can't hear the engine when inside the car. No doubt the 535i has a stronger engine...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By FreqMan
If you are putting 100K miles on the car, an...

If you are putting 100K miles on the car, an extended warranty makes a lot of sense. Peace of mind considering the high cost of repairs. The cost of extended warranties are negotiable. When I got...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-15-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,031
Posted By FreqMan
The safe driver is the Prius that camps out in...

The safe driver is the Prius that camps out in the left lane as everyone passes it on the right.

Yesterday on the DC beltway I got stuck behind a Lincoln MKZ which decided to remain at least 6...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,735
Posted By FreqMan
The owners manual provides a minimum octane...

The owners manual provides a minimum octane rating for a reason so that is enough for me to avoid regular. I can't condone 89 octane either - the reduced engine timing diminished my MPG to the point...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-26-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By FreqMan
Good point. I see no 528i lag in Sports mode so...

Good point. I see no 528i lag in Sports mode so turbo and engine characteristics appear to be not an issue. That points to the difference in how the software manages the power delivery and the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-20-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By FreqMan
The owners manual claims no damage with 89 octane...

The owners manual claims no damage with 89 octane in spite of possible knocking. I used 89 octane as a trial for a few tanks. My gas mileage slipped to the point that the cost saving was defeated....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-19-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By FreqMan
Bad call on the 4-series. The rest are right. ...

Bad call on the 4-series. The rest are right. Especially that ugly, in your face, grill on the Lexus IS. What was Toyota/Lexus thinking.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-12-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,679
Posted By FreqMan
During moderate Spring and Fall weather I get...

During moderate Spring and Fall weather I get around 32 mpg on 80% Hwy going around 70 MPH. So, with all wheel drive, I wouldn't be surprised that slips to around 30 mpg. During the summer heat and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-12-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,307
Posted By FreqMan
sb535 raises an excellent point Mercedes from a...

sb535 raises an excellent point Mercedes from a few years ago. When I was in Germany in 2006, there were press stories about German Taxi drivers ditching their Mercedes for Japanese brands. Lots of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-06-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By FreqMan
Sport makes the electronic boosted power steering...

Sport makes the electronic boosted power steering feel slightly heavier on the 528i. Another poster would need to speak for the 528xi which has hydraulic boosted steering. Also, the transmission...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-30-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By FreqMan
You could go to bmw config.com to get an MSRP...

You could go to bmw config.com to get an MSRP build on 2011, 2012 and 2013 model years. Then go to a used car value site of your choice (Edmonds.com,. kbb.com) to see how the equal configuration...
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