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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-08-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By whitby
Technic: I appreciate your response. 1. It...

Technic: I appreciate your response.

1. It is certainly behaving as if the phone is being seen as a USB drive. iDrive is not seeing the phone as an iPhone, initially.
2. As per my notes, the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-07-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By whitby
Cannot control music playback with iDrive on an iPhone 6S

I have a 2015 428i GC with navigation, but no BMW Apps or snap in adapter. My iPhone is a 128GB 6S Plus with iOS 9.2.1 and I have 6,000 + tracks on my iPhone.

Here is my problem (I have searched...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,912
Posted By whitby
The most basic question to ask here is do you...

The most basic question to ask here is do you believe the criteria for the tests. I am a Brit by birth and the Brits think they have a monopoly on safety and testing etc. for their cars in their...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,345
Posted By whitby
Enough people have commented on this point, but I...

Enough people have commented on this point, but I would like to add, briefly, that I was not just commenting on the 3 or 4 series (the X1 for instance has no rear vents and has no options to add them...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-13-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By whitby
Sorry I got this the wrong way around, as usual....

Sorry I got this the wrong way around, as usual. I meant to say it the way you defined it. i.e. when the front tires break loose you will understeer (go straight on instead of around the bend) and if...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,345
Posted By whitby
Late as usual to this interesting discussion. ...

Late as usual to this interesting discussion.

For what it is worth here are my brief thoughts:

1. The warranty and maintenance provisions in the BMW deal seemed to be orientated towards...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By whitby
Staggered setup appears to be for appearances on...

Staggered setup appears to be for appearances on normal roads. Increased tire width increases grip in corners, but with a staggered tires this would imply increased grip at the rear on corners which...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-31-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,336
Posted By whitby
Depends on how good or bad the next iteration of...

Depends on how good or bad the next iteration of the 5 series turns out to be. The F36 I drive is probably one of the better BMWs I have driven. Tight well built but definitely not a luxury car and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-19-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,997
Posted By whitby
I think we are talking about torque here. Not...

I think we are talking about torque here. Not BHP.

My 428iGC is comfortable and reasonable but it is not going to distort my features. Neither is a 435i (and I have tried both). When you enable...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-03-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By whitby
I would, only the lack of a spare is a concern....

I would, only the lack of a spare is a concern. For some reason, trucks in this area spend most their time spraying roofing nails and other building materials on the road and I have had a puncture...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-02-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By whitby
Welcome to the world of BMW and its run flat...

Welcome to the world of BMW and its run flat tires. Since BMW moved to run flat I have had nothing but trouble. Premature wear, costly replacements and above all the constant worry that these tires...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,828
Posted By whitby
I think the point here is that if you drive the...

I think the point here is that if you drive the new Camaro back to back with your BMW of choice and you prefer the Camaro, buy the Camaro. Me, I would not touch it for a number of reasons (some of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-22-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,828
Posted By whitby
I think you have nailed it. My wife always knows...

I think you have nailed it. My wife always knows the cars I will consider buying if I smile while driving them. Having said that, I will not buy all cars that make me smile.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-21-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By whitby
I have had several BMWs that, despite correct...

I have had several BMWs that, despite correct alignment and tire pressures, exhibited premature cupping. (2006 Z4 Coupe 3.0Si, 2007 530i, 2012 528i). In the case of the 2012 528i they eventually...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-21-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,828
Posted By whitby
I have driven one of these Camaros and I have...

I have driven one of these Camaros and I have driven Jaguar F types, MB S types, McLarens etc. There is no doubt that the Camaro drives and handles extremely well. However I would never own one...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-19-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By whitby
I have been anxiously awaiting the new 5 series...

I have been anxiously awaiting the new 5 series (G30) but having seen the new 7 series (G11/12) I am not so sure it is going to be worth the wait. I was not a fan of the F10 I owned (it is one of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-19-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,828
Posted By whitby
I have ceased trying to relate to the people who...

I have ceased trying to relate to the people who test cars in the magazines we read. I am probably too old, I suppose. I am, after all, 67 years old and do not drive cars the way I used to do in my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-16-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,017
Posted By whitby
Seems relatively simple to me. Euro format plates...

Seems relatively simple to me. Euro format plates do not meet US requirements, so do not use them. Leaving them on a ED car is pure showmanship and is to show someone that you have lived/been in Euro...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-27-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By whitby
All a matter of taste. I am happy with my 'cheap...

All a matter of taste. I am happy with my 'cheap and nasty' black vents. I like the contrast to the Glacier Silver. Each to his own, of course.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-27-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,307
Posted By whitby
I am sorry but I am going to be a dissenter here....

I am sorry but I am going to be a dissenter here.

The 3 series is very generic looking and the new A4 looks somewhat sleeker and more upmarket from the photographs (dare I say). In reality the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-25-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By whitby
For some reason, it seems that lane discipline is...

For some reason, it seems that lane discipline is not taught in the US. Even though there are laws that indicate that you should drive on the right and slower traffic should keep right, it is not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-25-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By whitby
Completely agree. This evolutionary approach to...

Completely agree. This evolutionary approach to interior design has been a trade mark of BMW for years. They are careful what they change and make slow deliberate changes. Some people consider this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-25-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By whitby
They started doing 39 month leases for some...

They started doing 39 month leases for some reason (i have one) but given that they often do 'pull aheads' 3 to 6 months before lease end, you are likely to be invited to trade your car at the 33 or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-08-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By whitby
What does the handbook say we should do? I...

What does the handbook say we should do? I remember the old days of turbos where there were all sorts of recommendations in the handbook (Saab being one the early adopters of turbo engines). Now I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-08-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,582
Posted By whitby
We lived in Germany for several years (not...

We lived in Germany for several years (not military) and, although it was 20 odd years ago, the main reason, I was told, for opting for the badge delete option was so you could have a fairly large...
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