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Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 03-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ixsomerset
After a week of use finding some quirks using the...

After a week of use finding some quirks using the wired connection so I can get the album art:

- Rdio: the album cover doesn't always update, it gets stuck then unjams itself (but the track name...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 03-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By ixsomerset
Thought I'd add - I did not buy the BMW apps...

Thought I'd add - I did not buy the BMW apps package, just the sat nav. So I'm especially thrilled I have album art and can skip fwd/back.

(In fact I'm wondering what extra the apps package would...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 03-22-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By ixsomerset
Android vs. iPhone in BMW F30 with Rdio, Pandora, Beats...

Thought some might find it useful to understand the differences in functionality between using an Android and an iPhone in a BMW 328i conv, with sat nav.

For reference I am using Rdio. MOG (now...
Forum: European Delivery 12-26-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,193
Posted By ixsomerset
Omg! I live in northern Marin. Had my 328i...

Omg! I live in northern Marin. Had my 328i convertible from Sonnen BMW (Jim Leavitt) in San Rafael on Euro plates for over a month, it arrived June 15th. Had the Euro plates on it with temp tag on...
Forum: European Delivery 12-26-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By ixsomerset
How fast is it? A 435 should turn heads....

How fast is it?

A 435 should turn heads. Just saw the first on 101 this week just north of SF here in Marin.
Forum: European Delivery 05-24-2013, 03:02 PM
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Views: 36,717
Posted By ixsomerset
Mein auto has nearly completed its trip. For...

Mein auto has nearly completed its trip. For reference....
- dropped Munich April 6th
- trucked same day to Bremerhaven
- sat until April 25th when it was loaded onto the Fedora (fast boat that...
Forum: European Delivery 04-11-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By ixsomerset
2. How much time is spent at BMW on delivery...

2. How much time is spent at BMW on delivery date? A full day experience or a sign and drive?

Was essentially 1 hour for us. However the factory tour was really worthwhile and one of our trip...
Forum: European Delivery 04-11-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By ixsomerset
While in Munich we didn't have the car so weren't...

While in Munich we didn't have the car so weren't so worried about being "city center". However in Salzburg we stayed in 2 different places:

Gasthaus Steinerhof, Salzburg Suburbs
Good parking for...
Forum: European Delivery 04-11-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By ixsomerset
We just returned from Munich (dropped off our ED...

We just returned from Munich (dropped off our ED car on Friday) and also have a family of 4 and stayed at hotels for under $200 a night.

Sofitel $90 winnning bid on Priceline for a Standard room...
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By ixsomerset
I just dropped off on Friday in Munich. I was...

I just dropped off on Friday in Munich. I was told my car would be on a transporter truck within 1 hour, and in Bremerhaven that same (Friday) night. So this seems very consistent with what others...
Forum: European Delivery 04-05-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By ixsomerset
beware that Munich "city center" hotels are a...

beware that Munich "city center" hotels are a good 10- 15 minutes walk to the actual city center. sounds like some marketers took some liberties.

we stayed at the Novotel city center, which was...
Forum: European Delivery 04-03-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,384
Posted By ixsomerset
Pandora requires an internet connection, so an...

Pandora requires an internet connection, so an iPod in your car won't cut it.

try...

1. an iPhone or Android phone with a roaming plan. Pandora uses either 48 or 64kbps HE AAC which uses a...
Forum: European Delivery 04-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 966
Posted By ixsomerset
I used Jim Leavitt at Sonnen BMW in San Rafael...

I used Jim Leavitt at Sonnen BMW in San Rafael for our ED. the experience has been very good (just collected the car at the Welt last week). he gave as good pricing as John Shafer.
Forum: European Delivery 04-02-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By ixsomerset
book Neuschwanstein in advance online, but be...

book Neuschwanstein in advance online, but be aware its unfinished and the gift shops and cafes take up more of the interior than the finished rooms. tour groups are insanely large. the adjacent...
Forum: European Delivery 04-01-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By ixsomerset
brown dog was there on a couple of occasions,...

brown dog was there on a couple of occasions, snow probably kept it from being a fixture.

got the top down today driving from Salzburg to Hallein. not too cold even though the black ice warning...
Forum: European Delivery 03-30-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By ixsomerset
Right now we're in a great B&B called Scholderhof...

Right now we're in a great B&B called Scholderhof (www.scholderhof.de) which is about 20 minutes from Neuschwanstein. Passed by the famous Bimmerfest photo spot but there was too much fog to see the...
Forum: European Delivery 03-29-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By ixsomerset
roads are terrific. drove easily at 100mph over...

roads are terrific. drove easily at 100mph over several stretches from Munich to Neuschwanstwein today and yesterday in a 328 vert. the snow is not settling. was on all season tires. was passed by...
Forum: European Delivery 03-29-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By ixsomerset
got the Sofitel downtown on Priceline which is...

got the Sofitel downtown on Priceline which is really good. right next to the station, 15 minutes from the old town and Hofbrauhaus if you walk. highly recommended.
Forum: European Delivery 03-29-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By ixsomerset
light snow here in castle country. we're in Weis...

light snow here in castle country. we're in Weis near neuschwanstein. Autobahns and roads are all easily passable. Autobahns easily 100mph plus.

kids fine in the back. only issue was that the sat...
Forum: European Delivery 03-28-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By ixsomerset
got it up to 105mph on the Autobahn, the advisor...

got it up to 105mph on the Autobahn, the advisor suggested staying under that speed and 4500rpm for the first 600 miles. Signed "das buch" which was right there at reception.
Forum: European Delivery 03-28-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By ixsomerset
1 hour compliance

Direct from the Welt...

E93 very

ixsomerset
Forum: European Delivery 03-13-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By ixsomerset
747 on the plates , verification that that thing...

747 on the plates , verification that that thing will fly.
Forum: European Delivery 03-08-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By ixsomerset
Fantastic. Great insight. Thanks GermanRoots.

Fantastic. Great insight. Thanks GermanRoots.
Forum: European Delivery 03-08-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By ixsomerset
Pre setting addresses via MyInfo / BMW Assist?

Probably dreaming - but has has any EDer been able to send addresses of where they're planning to go in Europe so that it's s preset up on their ED via the MyInfo/BMW Assist.

E.g. go to Google

...
Forum: European Delivery 03-03-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By ixsomerset
Feedback on itinerary for Bavaria and Austria

The day is fast approaching for picking up our 328i vert at the Welt - and I wanted to run our itinerary past fellow festers to check we're not missing anything. We're all sorted for accommadation -...
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