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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,522
Posted By manicottiK
It should be easy to find, the entry name is...

It should be easy to find, the entry name is simply Cortana.

Having this has made using the phone so much easier from the car. The BMW interface is such a mess that I stopped using it to dial....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-11-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,522
Posted By manicottiK
It's a new feature of Windows Phone. When it sees...

It's a new feature of Windows Phone. When it sees that it's phonebook is being accessed by a car (or maybe by any Bluetooth device), it inserts a fake entry for Cortana into the list. (The number is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-10-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,522
Posted By manicottiK
I could drive home faster than I could get the...

I could drive home faster than I could get the BMW voice system to call there. The system in my 2013 328 is far behind the more natural interface in my 2010 A4. In the Audi, I'd say "call [name] at...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-01-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,300
Posted By manicottiK
On the 3-, 4- (including GC) Series, can the...

On the 3-, 4- (including GC) Series, can the sunroof be deleted if it is normally included in the options selected? That is, can I get a 335i or a 428i GC w/o a sunroof?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-01-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By manicottiK
Hamsters. They're on several small hamster wheels...

Hamsters. They're on several small hamster wheels that, when the hamsters are running, generate power to augment the regenerative energy capture from coasting and braking. Oh, dear God, I haven't fed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,053
Posted By manicottiK
The system was even smarter than that. The gas...

The system was even smarter than that. The gas gauge lit only if the gas level was low; the tach lit if you over-revved, the radio briefly lit if you touched a button, then faded out again. It was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-22-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 12,000
Posted By manicottiK
I live just outside of Philadelphia, where we've...

I live just outside of Philadelphia, where we've had a lot of snow this year. My neighborhood is hilly and my driveway is a hill. My 328i is my first RWD drive; the previous two cars were an Audi A4...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-30-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,805
Posted By manicottiK
The metal plates are not magnets, but they are...

The metal plates are not magnets, but they are magnetic. The magnets are in the mount itself and they attract the metal plate.

I got a similar one, the Mountek nGroove Snap Magnetic Vehicle Mount....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,216
Posted By manicottiK
First, recall that this is a new PENNSYLVANIA law...

First, recall that this is a new PENNSYLVANIA law -- other states need not worry about this particular law unless your state followed our "lead."

The wheels and tiles must match size. I have 18"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-09-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,216
Posted By manicottiK
Well, smaller wheels mean larger sidewalls. Maybe...

Well, smaller wheels mean larger sidewalls. Maybe that helps with hitting unseen or slush-filled potholes...

According to the TireRack rep, the change was the result of sloppy writing rather than...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-08-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,216
Posted By manicottiK
Today was my first time driving in the snow with...

Today was my first time driving in the snow with RWD. I've always used winter tires+wheels, but my previous two cars had AWD and the ones before were FWD. I was pretty worried about whether the 328i...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-03-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By manicottiK
I just bought a Scosche USBC202M Dual 10 Watt...

I just bought a Scosche USBC202M Dual 10 Watt (2.1A) USB car adapter. It has two USB ports and both can charge at a faster rate if you have a USB "charging" cable rather than a "data and charging"...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-01-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By manicottiK
You do have to push one button each time you...

You do have to push one button each time you start the car to get the "automatic" feature. The system works really well, possibly even too conservative. On the down side, in the U.S., our version of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,367
Posted By manicottiK
BP doesn't do the detergent on the regular grade....

BP doesn't do the detergent on the regular grade. BP took over the Amoco brand, which made a big deal about the detergent, filtering, and quality of its "Ultimate" fuel. I suppose that they didn't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,367
Posted By manicottiK
It is "interesting" that there's a website for...

It is "interesting" that there's a website for Top Tier gas, but it's "self-interest."

Top Tier is a marketing coalition. The members agree to promote the group at the expense of those outside of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-02-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By manicottiK
Nor like the A4 from 2010+. (This and decent...

Nor like the A4 from 2010+. (This and decent voice command of my phone are the only things that I miss from the A4.)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-25-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By manicottiK
I have my seat all the way down; the center...

I have my seat all the way down; the center console stuff doesn't get in the way at all.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,941
Posted By manicottiK
As a phone interface, it's so far behind my 2010...

As a phone interface, it's so far behind my 2010 Audi that I don't even use it any more. (As BJ said, it's faster to talk to my phone.) How bad is it compared to the Audi? This bad:

Phone: hold...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,147
Posted By manicottiK
Ah, that makes sense. I didn't think of that...

Ah, that makes sense. I didn't think of that because I have a water-soluble bike so I don't go out in the rain! ;)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-04-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,147
Posted By manicottiK
Trunk?

I haven't tried this yet with my new F30, but for three years, I folded down the rear seats and put my bike in the trunk of a 2010 A4. (Obviously, only one fits; less obviously, the front wheel does...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By manicottiK
Use bmwconfig.com to find out what the invoice...

Use bmwconfig.com to find out what the invoice price is. Even on a special order, you can find dealers who will accept the invoice price, plus the mandatory fees, plus $500-1,000 profit. That might...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-09-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,877
Posted By manicottiK
Is that right? Do the Euro M Sports NOT have the...

Is that right? Do the Euro M Sports NOT have the extra radiators? If so, this is an issue of fogs/radiators trade-off rather than one of de-contenting and I'd willing to pack up my faux indignation...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-08-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,877
Posted By manicottiK
I got M-Sport on my 328i because I like the shape...

I got M-Sport on my 328i because I like the shape of the front and like the color. Fog lights aren't terribly important to me. I agree with the others that the explanation sounds like a cover for...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 03-04-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By manicottiK
I used a pliers to grip the plastic and pulled...

I used a pliers to grip the plastic and pulled down with both hands. There are slight "tooth" marks in the housing of the cable, but it works fine. I had to use the pliers each time that I wanted to...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 03-03-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 154,889
Posted By manicottiK
Thank you very much for both this piece of...

Thank you very much for both this piece of information and for all of your answers to my and others' questions.

The basicness of the issues that stump we coding newbies and the simplicity of your...
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