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Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 10-12-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By jdubbs
A lot of options seem to be missing, at least in...

A lot of options seem to be missing, at least in the US... no rear (4-zone) climate control, no paddle shifters, no new multifunction display, no m-sport suspension... I'm hoping some of these at...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-22-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,331
Posted By jdubbs
From what I've been told by my local dealer, no 5...

From what I've been told by my local dealer, no 5 GT has had paddle shifters, on any continent, until the '14 MY LCI. The 7 series didn't either, upon which the 5GT is actually based. Both get paddle...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-05-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By jdubbs
Lane Departure Warning button, HUD button, Active...

Lane Departure Warning button, HUD button, Active Blind Spot button, Night Vision button, something else... maybe Active Cruise Control button? I only have the first three of these.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-08-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By jdubbs
I have ventilated seats in my GT (front seats...

I have ventilated seats in my GT (front seats only) and I like the feature quite a bit. If you live in a hot climate I think you'd use them a lot... the effect is subtle (you're not going to feel...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-31-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By jdubbs
FWIW, I run the AC pretty much continuously on my...

FWIW, I run the AC pretty much continuously on my GT, and drive almost entirely short trips. No problems here.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-28-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By jdubbs
Yes, I would say this is where integral active...

Yes, I would say this is where integral active steering has the most impact. At lower speeds, all four wheels turn (the front wheels go one direction, and the rear wheels go slightly the opposite)...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-28-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By jdubbs
Active Steering is kinda controversial... some...

Active Steering is kinda controversial... some love it, others hate it. I'm in the latter camp; I had (basic) active steering on my 650i, and grew to depend on it... whenever I drove a rental it was...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-27-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By jdubbs
I've had my 2011 550i GT for a little over two...

I've had my 2011 550i GT for a little over two years, and only crossed 12,000 miles today. I drive very little and not in the "recommended" driving pattern... little bi-weekly trips to the grocery or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 77,838
Posted By jdubbs
Would you please send me the info as well, Shawn?...

Would you please send me the info as well, Shawn?

Thanks,

Jamie
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,437
Views: 77,838
Posted By jdubbs
Would you please send me the info as well please,...

Would you please send me the info as well please, Shawn?

Thanks,

Jamie
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 01-19-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,774
Posted By jdubbs
I have a 75lb lab and he loves the back cargo...

I have a 75lb lab and he loves the back cargo area. I do not put the seats down except for very long trips (over an hour). I do remove the shelf that insulates the main cabin from the trunk of...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-29-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By jdubbs
The GT does sit a little higher than the regular...

The GT does sit a little higher than the regular sedan lines, but still lower than the X3/X5/X6. It was a conscious design decision by BMW to make the car easier to get in/out of and offer a...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 12-21-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,609
Posted By jdubbs
I don't think so... I've wondered this myself,...

I don't think so... I've wondered this myself, and could not find any way to do it, other than using the key fob.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 12-07-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By jdubbs
I would not have bought my GT without integral...

I would not have bought my GT without integral active steering. I opted against 4wd because of this omission, though I would have liked 4wd. With active steering, I can make complete U-turns at...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 10-06-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,496
Posted By jdubbs
SFO1K: Before you replace your battery, take your...

SFO1K: Before you replace your battery, take your car into the dealer and have them run electrical diagnostics on it. I got the same error several months ago, and it turned out to be a software...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 09-13-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By jdubbs
I've only had my 550i GT for six months or so,...

I've only had my 550i GT for six months or so, but there have been no recalls for my car (Jan 2011 production) in that time. The only issue I've had has been a "replace battery" warning that my...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-15-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By jdubbs
The dealer called and said that while I should be...

The dealer called and said that while I should be driving the car more, that wasn't the cause of the problem... the diagnostic revealed that the car is drawing more power than it should be, so they...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-15-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By jdubbs
The dealer said they would run a full, extensive...

The dealer said they would run a full, extensive diagnostic of the electrical systems, possibly overnight. So I do think they will find something, provided there's something to find. I'm mostly just...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-15-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,811
Posted By jdubbs
Exclamation Replace Battery error

Last week I started getting a rather dire-looking Replace Battery message on the iDrive screen whenever I'd turn on/off my 550i GT. The error message says something to the effect of "You can continue...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 08-07-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By jdubbs
Can't see the pix...

Can't see the pix...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-27-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,036
Posted By jdubbs
I like the looks of the package, but I doubt it...

I like the looks of the package, but I doubt it will do much if anything for sales in the US. Dealers are already reluctant to order GTs for their inventory, and while I think the exterior...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-19-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,764
Posted By jdubbs
If by "remodel" you mean LCI (mid-life facelift),...

If by "remodel" you mean LCI (mid-life facelift), I doubt that BMW would accelerate it to the third model year... usually it seems to occur at year 5, except with the previous generation 7 series,...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 07-02-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,358
Posted By jdubbs
I never said that TMQ is a troll. I said that...

I never said that TMQ is a troll. I said that this story is a magnet for trolls. There's a difference. The larger point I was trying to make is that the story has been beaten to death, both in...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-29-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,358
Posted By jdubbs
This story has been posted, and reposted, and...

This story has been posted, and reposted, and now, posted again. Whatever the intentions of this particular poster, it's little more than an open invitation for trolls to come in from other...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 06-21-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By jdubbs
I think you mean Orion Silver? The GT is not...

I think you mean Orion Silver? The GT is not available in Mineral Silver, at least not in the US. There are many photos of Orion Silver online... for instance:...
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