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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-01-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,352
Posted By svp66
+1. I love the looks, both interior and...

+1.

I love the looks, both interior and exterior. Question is how easy it will be to get in / out of car in a parking lot. Will be high on my list when my lease expires. Also I wonder how...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-17-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,369
Posted By svp66
I was interested to get into a different lease...

I was interested to get into a different lease three times already and asked the dealer for a quote on my 2012 650xi coupe. First was at 1 year of ownership from an MB dealer (for SL 550), quote was...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 08-17-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By svp66
What was the car next to M4 at Pebble Beach?

I was just looking at the M4 pictures, but the car next to it was the one catching my eye. Anyone knows what model that is? Concept? Next 7 series? The front looks really good.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 04-05-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,773
Posted By svp66
Got a V1 4 years ago. Best purchase I made - no...

Got a V1 4 years ago. Best purchase I made - no tickets. I did turn of POP mode because of the blind-spot detector, easy to do and so far no problems in 3 states. I get probably a mile or so warning...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,187
Posted By svp66
18.5 mpg over 11k miles. Little worst in winter,...

18.5 mpg over 11k miles. Little worst in winter, better in summer. I think best economy is at ~75-80 mpg (at least that was my impression on a long trip).
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-30-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,633
Posted By svp66
Meanwhile it is worth trying the lubricant trick...

Meanwhile it is worth trying the lubricant trick - nothing to lose. Just push your seat as high and as further back as it goes, get a flashlight and spray lubricant on those two joints
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-28-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,633
Posted By svp66
I used a Teflon bike chain spray in exactly the...

I used a Teflon bike chain spray in exactly the same spots as in the picture (thanks for the tip Bonz and collhandshin!). Looseness and squeak all gone.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,953
Posted By svp66
And the first video review here: ...

And the first video review here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR_Z3wmj_zU

You guys like my next car?:)
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-06-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,539
Posted By svp66
I think you should not be immediately discouraged...

I think you should not be immediately discouraged by the 6 series. Probably the 2012 has more issues than 2013 or 2014, but I suspect the people with real problems are still a minority. Most of the...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,539
Posted By svp66
Agree that there are differences between residual...

Agree that there are differences between residual values. But as residual values go, I think they are useful when you sell rather than when you buy. The rapid drop in value works in your advantage if...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-03-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By svp66
I think you should be able to store anything that...

I think you should be able to store anything that you can bring through the command menu on the top buttons, including radio stations. I also find the current voice-recognition software to be much...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-03-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,539
Posted By svp66
But you do not buy or lease ANY car for its good...

But you do not buy or lease ANY car for its good value..... Does anyone NEED a 100k+ car? Of course not. We all leased / bought it because we liked the car, and plainly because we could... The 650...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-03-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,689
Posted By svp66
So after the heated argument back to spare...

So after the heated argument back to spare tires... I put winter tires (non-runflats) on combined 5 winter seasons (3 with my previous 335 and 2 with my current 650). Never got a spare tire, never...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-03-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By svp66
Just like with every other high-end feature, the...

Just like with every other high-end feature, the margin on individual color there is probably highest for the manufacturer. Was it worth over 1000 for the ceramic controls? Probably not, but I picked...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 03-03-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,007
Posted By svp66
Blind spot: excellent feature. The steering wheel...

Blind spot: excellent feature. The steering wheel vibrates when you try to turn into incoming traffic. Very effective.
Top view camera: pricelss. Cannot beat that for parking, best car gizmo I've...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-06-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By svp66
+1.... Also you will always get a better...

+1....

Also you will always get a better deal for a car sitting on the lot. As mentioned above, find one you like and have your dealer get it for you....
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-06-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By svp66
Pics?

Pics?
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 01-06-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,520
Posted By svp66
I did test drive bunch of Porsche's before the...

I did test drive bunch of Porsche's before the 650. They handle perfect, but the ride in 911 / Cayman / Boxter is too stiff. My friend who is in his early 40s had one on lease and let it go for the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 12-31-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By svp66
Thumbs down Maybe pick up a used 2012 650 xDrive. This is my...

Maybe pick up a used 2012 650 xDrive. This is my second winter, no problems (on winter tires). Don't know how that will fit your budget, but it will be an awesome ride.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 12-28-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,669
Posted By svp66
This is a bunch of malarkey (who said that...

This is a bunch of malarkey (who said that recently:p). I drive less than 2 miles to work. My 650 is little over 1 year old, never had problems. All the other cars I owned lately were similar. That...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-22-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 86,222
Posted By svp66
Shawn Do you know if the update will work on a...

Shawn
Do you know if the update will work on a 2012 650 (F12)? If yes, can you please PM me how to get the update?
Thanks
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 11-19-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By svp66
Get TPMS sensors from any online vendore...

Get TPMS sensors from any online vendore (TireRack or such) - much safer. You can probably get the set for ~200-250 total. BMW re-learns the sensors, you do not need a service reset (anyone at...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-14-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,777
Posted By svp66
I did not hear the B&O system, but I am sure it...

I did not hear the B&O system, but I am sure it is better. That being said, when you drive a car at ~70 dB highway / city background noise you certainly are not in the best position to listen to...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-14-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,351
Posted By svp66
We had a hot summer - for Minnesota. I think we...

We had a hot summer - for Minnesota. I think we had a week or 10 days streak above 100, and then most of the days high 80s or low 90s. Of course this does not compare to the South - curious how other...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 10-13-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,351
Posted By svp66
Minnesota - and use the car as a daily driver. I...

Minnesota - and use the car as a daily driver. I had the car since November last year. I drive mostly short trips in a small town, but probably put 3000 miles in longer highway trips.
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