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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-12-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Slythex
Aw man, really? Crap. Man I feel kind of dumb...

Aw man, really? Crap. Man I feel kind of dumb now.
All this because I bumped the stupid knob.

Thanks.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-12-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Slythex
Weird problem with Nav

Wondering if anyone out there has seen this.

So I've got my idrive screen set up in split screen mode: nav on the left, current music on the right.

I set guidance on the nav.
Usually, there's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-05-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,440
Posted By Slythex
I do the same by connecting to a USB cable. I...

I do the same by connecting to a USB cable.
I then usually leave the phone IN the console, or if not, on the flat area behind the idrive knob.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By Slythex
Yeah I tried the DOS command line for FAT32...

Yeah I tried the DOS command line for FAT32 formatting, and it also fails as being over 32GB. I think you need a utility for that.

That said, like the previous poster, I used NTFS, worked for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-08-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By Slythex
Regarding FAT32 on filesystems bigger than 32GB,...

Regarding FAT32 on filesystems bigger than 32GB, you can still do it in DOS:

format /FS:FAT32 X:
(where X: is the USB stick)

I will give NTFS and/or FAT32 a shot when I get home.

Kind of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-08-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By Slythex
64GB USB stick not recognized by F30

Hey folks. I've had a lot of success with a small 4GB USB stick in my center console for keeping my music on. So... I figured I'd try a 64GB one with more stuff. When I went to plug it in this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-04-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,814
Posted By Slythex
Wonder if I win the award for crappiest pre-BMW...

Wonder if I win the award for crappiest pre-BMW car.
I had a 2003 Dodge Stratus R/T, 5MT 6 cyl.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-29-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,454
Posted By Slythex
One consideration. It looks like MT is becoming...

One consideration. It looks like MT is becoming more and more scarce as time goes by. There's no guarantee that a 6MT M3 will even exist in 2015.

Hell, I'm glad I got my RWD with 6MT, and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-29-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,252
Posted By Slythex
'no line' 2013 F30 delivered in August.

'no line' 2013 F30 delivered in August.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,974
Posted By Slythex
Let me ask a somewhat related question. I got a...

Let me ask a somewhat related question.
I got a RWD because, well, I wanted 6MT.
I kind of figured I'd just drive carefully when it snows.

My concern with swapping tires is the logistics of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
Posted By Slythex
Run Flat Tires - Tire Rotation?

Folks. I have the stock run flat tires on my F30 328i. I didn't see anything about tire rotation in the owners' guide. In my pre-BMW days, I used to change the oil and rotate tires every 3k miles...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-31-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Slythex
Ordered on Apr 2, car showed up early June. But...

Ordered on Apr 2, car showed up early June. But it was configured wrong, so we had to reorder. Got the car on Aug 2. But that's misleading. Seemed to be about 2 months for me, if you use the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-31-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,815
Posted By Slythex
Ok, you guys can all make fun of me, but I love...

Ok, you guys can all make fun of me, but I love my F30 no-line steering wheel. Drives just fine, but has a good sound when drumming on the steering wheel :-)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-24-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By Slythex
Few thoughts: I also like www.edmunds.com as...

Few thoughts:
I also like www.edmunds.com as far as a configuration and their target 'fair money value' number. It's not based in terms of invoice (although I think they do actually provide invoice...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-22-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By Slythex
It took me a while to figure out (and I did so...

It took me a while to figure out (and I did so accidentally).
Frogman is exactly right.

Usually to fully turn off the car, you hit the off/on button twice. This only shows up when the car is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-18-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,253
Posted By Slythex
I have never had either the blind spot, lane...

I have never had either the blind spot, lane departure, collision warning or the parking camera type stuff in a car.

I find the lane departure and collision warning aren't that helpful, but the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-16-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By Slythex
I didn't work off invoice price or anything like...

I didn't work off invoice price or anything like that.
Mostly I used edmunds 'fair market value' as a guide.
But here's how I negotiated a 45,250 price on a 48,485 MSRP (*). I don't know (or care)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-15-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,681
Posted By Slythex
Ok, I got a bit of a weird situation. I had...

Ok, I got a bit of a weird situation. I had originally ordered a 2012 328i with MT (48,485 MSRP sale of 45,250), which got delivered... as an auto. So they gave me the 2013 (MSRP 50,670) with some...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-07-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,180
Posted By Slythex
I just got my first BMW back in August, and...

I just got my first BMW back in August, and without going into the long story, originally ordered it without xenons, since I figured 'Hey, I've had cars with regular headlights for years, how much...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-04-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By Slythex
Arrow Ok, a few things: a- have the dealer's...

Ok, a few things:

a- have the dealer's finance guy work through the calculations for you ahead of time. That way you can tell if your manual calculations work out correctly. If you have a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By Slythex
Another thought. In some jurisdictions, the...

Another thought.

In some jurisdictions, the money used for a cap reduction is taxable, where as an MSD is not. So... for example in Allegheny County, PA, where I just bought a 2013 318i, my cap...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By Slythex
Ouch. Proof that I am more of a Luddite than I...

Ouch. Proof that I am more of a Luddite than I thought I was.

I've been putting off a mass ripping of my 700+ CDs, and I liked the 'ok, I'll do a CD here and there in the car' incremental attempt...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By Slythex
I love my BMW, but I have to admit to a soft spot...

I love my BMW, but I have to admit to a soft spot for the car I traded in (and got all of $500) for. 2003 Dodge Stratus, 6cyl, MT.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-11-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By Slythex
A few multimedia questions

Got an '13 328i with all the technology stuff, and I've come across two situations where hopefully someone else might have some thoughts:

1) I've loaded about 15 or so CDs into multimedia, and I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,494
Posted By Slythex
One reason I haven't posted pictures (aside from...

One reason I haven't posted pictures (aside from not being a big picture kind of guy), is that I park in a lot that gets a lot of dust. (For those Pittsburghers out there, in the old Civic Arena lot...
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