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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-20-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,504
Posted By bimmerific
+1 Glad everyone is safe and sound.

+1 Glad everyone is safe and sound.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,506
Posted By bimmerific
Missing letter door entry strip

There was another thread on this a while back. Here's the link:


The same thing happened to me, last year--lost a couple of letters. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-20-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By bimmerific
2011 535xi Must-Knows?


I have thoroughly enjoyed my non-M Sport 2011 535ix for over three years in regular commutes and long distance business trips and vacations. Some Bimmerfest forum members, and other...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-03-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,791
Posted By bimmerific
Sorry for the misunderstanding, bmw325. My point...

Sorry for the misunderstanding, bmw325. My point is that my wife and I have been doing fine, driving xDrive vehicles, equipped with OEM all season RFT's (Conti's). We both learned to drive on RWD...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-03-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,791
Posted By bimmerific
You Have Mental Problems Man

It's been a while since I posted on Bimmerfest. The forum has proven itself to be an incomparable resource for my wife and me. It has significantly contributed to our knowledge of BMWs, the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-04-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By bimmerific
The BMW cargo net was my first "add-on"...

The BMW cargo net was my first "add-on" accessory. It expands significantly to hold-down groceries, shipping boxes, and even small luggage/garment bags for business and road trips. I paid ~$60, at...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-20-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,612
Posted By bimmerific
You have a family, and recognize that your needs...

You have a family, and recognize that your needs have changed; you and your wife appreciate the combination of luxury, sport, comfort, and extra room in a 528 that will be powered by a Ward's 10 Best...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-31-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By bimmerific
2014 550 soft close doors - adjustable closure?

Here is a link to a Bimmerfest thread that discusses possible causes and solutions to random cabin noises, which some F10 owners have reported:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-26-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,633
Posted By bimmerific
2012 xdrive but skids

Anecdotally, this has not been my experience. I own a 535i xDrive, and previously, an A6 Quattro. Both vehicles (and my wife's 335i xDrive coupe) have performed similarly and competently in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-25-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,106
Posted By bimmerific
Merry Christmas to F10 owners

+2 Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and New Year throughout the Holiday Season and the year ahead in 2014, as posted elsewhere on Bimmerfest!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-24-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By bimmerific
Merry Christmas

+1 A wonderful Christmas and New Year to all...From our adopted home in metro NYC and from our hometown in the Windy City! 413941

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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-27-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,782
Posted By bimmerific
redbull21's LCI 550i review w/pics

+1 Nice write-up and photos, RedBull, and congratulations! I've never enjoyed owning and driving a vehicle more than my '11 535i xDrive. The Mocha interior wasn't offered in '11, but I've seen it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-14-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,449
Posted By bimmerific
WHY does the xdrive NOT come with 704 suspension?

This is precisely why I am satisfied with the standard suspension on my '11 535i xDrive. The suspension absorbs uneven surfaces, yet holds the road firmly on turns, lane changes, and quick...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-06-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,917
Posted By bimmerific
What's Your Car Ownership History?

1969 Chevy Impala
1974 Chevy Monte Carlo
1980 Chevy Monza
1982 Chevy Monte Carlo
1987 Mitsubishi Cordia (wife)
1988 Chevy Corsica
1991 Hyundai Scoupe (wife)
1995 Chevy Lumina
1997 Audi A4...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-30-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,926
Posted By bimmerific
What you like about your 5 Series

My 2011 535ix is composed and responsive. Its steering (hydraulic) is precise and communicates road feel well. Its design recalls BMW's classic heritage in a contemporary reinterpretation. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-16-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By bimmerific
Seat belt Rattling

On occasion, I have experienced the type of rattling that you describe. In my case, when this happens, I will find that the seat belt on the passenger side will be resting alongside of the backrest...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-02-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By bimmerific
2013 5-Series-How reliable?

Other than stating your personal history in driving RWD vehicles, it is unclear if this configuration is your preference. xDrive equipped vehicles can offer improved traction under various climates...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-01-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,832
Posted By bimmerific
5000 posts! Most of them have been here at the F10 forum

Ditto everything that "MoldCAD" wrote above, except I'm not "from a far-away country" -- I'm from Northern New Jersey. Well, come to think of it....

Thank you for your helpful contributions and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-18-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,113
Posted By bimmerific
BMW Door Sill Letters

I don't know if the LCI has the same sills or not -- this is a good question for someone to answer.

If I were to venture a guess, I doubt BMW was attempting to cost cut on the design and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-17-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,113
Posted By bimmerific
BMW Door Sill Letters

Sometimes car wash attendants will stand on the rocker panels (running-boards) with the doors open to wipe down excess moisture on the roof. This happened to me twice. I ask the attendants not to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-17-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,657
Posted By bimmerific
MY14 LCI M Sport Suspension (704) Status

+ 2 As I have posted, elsewhere, on other threads, my '11 535i xDrive has been a pleasure to own and operate. Many forum members experienced and documented significant issues, but there also is a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,255
Posted By bimmerific
So long, farwell, auf wiedersehen goodbye....to my F10.

I would like to add my name to the list of those who wish you well with the Cayenne (beautiful vehicle), and your thoughtful and informative comments, which have been so helpful over the years.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-06-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By bimmerific
Have You Had Runflat Problems on 18" Rims?

No issues in the Northern NJ/Metro NYC region after two-and-half years of driving my '11 535ix on 18" Conti RFT's (~15k). The same is true for Mrs. Bimmerific after five plus years of driving on 17"...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-03-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,036
Posted By bimmerific
Miss my E92 a little

+1 Dare I say that the E92 (is, ix, ///M) -- in all of its forms -- may become this generation's version of BMW's classic E9 or 3.0 (cs, csi, and csl), the predecessor of the 6 Series coupe (E24). ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-01-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,799
Posted By bimmerific
Car wash

Here's another Bimmerfest thread on the F10 forum, covering the subject with useful information:


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