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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By SonomaDriver
A number of free apps on your smart phone will...

A number of free apps on your smart phone will have as good if not better maps and algorithms than the SATNAV in the car. If you don't have it, don't worry about it; get a decent mount for your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-15-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By SonomaDriver
Leases have more components than financing. ...

Leases have more components than financing. First you negotiate the price (I likely didn't work on my dealership quite as hard as I could have because it was the exact car I wanted and I knew it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-15-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,600
Posted By SonomaDriver
Owned a 2011 X5 until last month. It was a 35d...

Owned a 2011 X5 until last month. It was a 35d and the only issue I had was a sensor in the exhaust fluid tank. It was replaced under the emissions warranty at 60k miles. Not a whisper of trouble...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-13-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By SonomaDriver
Mineral White and Saddle Brown. Part of that...

Mineral White and Saddle Brown. Part of that reason for me (again personal choices) is white doesn't show dust/dirt as easily. Oyster I think would be harder to keep clean and the saddle brown...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-11-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By SonomaDriver
I got my ride from CA Holly Horn at Weatherford. ...

I got my ride from CA Holly Horn at Weatherford. The process there was smooth and the crew there very nice. I use Prestige Imports aka Hansel BMW in Santa Rosa for service given its local and they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-11-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By SonomaDriver
Glad I got the 428!: popcorn:

Glad I got the 428!: popcorn:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-02-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By SonomaDriver
Conversion of the files is possible with Windows...

Conversion of the files is possible with Windows or OSX.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By SonomaDriver
LMAO maybe he has bunions! I will likely be...

LMAO maybe he has bunions! I will likely be running all weather mats year round given I tend to wear through the carpeted mats pretty fast.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 25,050
Posted By SonomaDriver
I've tried to be a good boy and have used the...

I've tried to be a good boy and have used the EcoDrive a few times but the more I drive the car, the more I say **ck it! The Sport mode is on, the shifter is moved to sport mode and soon thereafter,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By SonomaDriver
Ard is a longtime member of these forums and a...

Ard is a longtime member of these forums and a famous "take no prisoners" curmudgeon lol. I've re-installed the BMW Connected app and shall sit in my garage and navigate through it plugged into USB....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By SonomaDriver
I think you should have an electronic dipstick...

I think you should have an electronic dipstick within the iDrive system. Should be under vehicle info IIRC.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By SonomaDriver
The USB plug (at least for my 6 plus) doesn't...

The USB plug (at least for my 6 plus) doesn't charge fast and sometimes not at all depending on the active apps. It maintains the current charge. It's likely a 1.0 amp charge at best vs 2.0 amp you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-30-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 25,050
Posted By SonomaDriver
There's no doubt the 435i with its N55 engine is...

There's no doubt the 435i with its N55 engine is going to outperform the 428i with the N20 engine. Hell it should given the two extra cylinders and the higher price tag. What caught my attention...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By SonomaDriver
There are BMW apps you can download that can get...

There are BMW apps you can download that can get you started if you want to go that route. I think the App is called BMW Connected - at least in the Apple store.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By SonomaDriver
Congrats! The N20 engine is plenty powerful...

Congrats! The N20 engine is plenty powerful enough to have fun on your daily commute while saying with a straight face that you indeed care about the environment so chose a 4 cylinder lol.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-29-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By SonomaDriver
I used the BMW connected app the first couple of...

I used the BMW connected app the first couple of days after getting the car, the app splashes the logos of Spotify and BMW on the iPhone screen and stays there. Although this could be user error, it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-28-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By SonomaDriver
USB v Bluetooth Audio Issues

Hey folks!

I tried the search function and didn't see this issue addressed so thought I'd toss this out there:

I've streamed both Spotify and Tidal and have had issues with the iDrive display...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-24-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 21,139
Posted By SonomaDriver
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-24-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 21,139
Posted By SonomaDriver
Late 40's Lawyer 3d BMW (see sig) and this is...

Late 40's
Lawyer
3d BMW (see sig) and this is my first BMW I'm leasing. Decided the lease route given I'm a sucker for new tech. No cap reduction, did seven security deposits, drove off paying...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-23-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,894
Posted By SonomaDriver
I just finished doing a ton of research on the 4...

I just finished doing a ton of research on the 4 series (ok I got sucked in while researching buying a used 335i convertible). The available equipment is identical including packages. I couldn't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-23-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,501
Posted By SonomaDriver
I just switched from an X5 35d to a 428i...

I just switched from an X5 35d to a 428i convertible with MSport. I'm really happy with the handling and pleasantly surprised at the 2.0L engine's performance. As its my first convertible, I'm...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By SonomaDriver
Depends on the traffic pattern. Funny thing is...

Depends on the traffic pattern. Funny thing is now that I have a convertible, I never feel like I'm in a hurry so the Eco Pro doesn't bother me. Given I live in California, I'm sure our state...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,062
Posted By SonomaDriver
I'm pretty certain the first major difference...

I'm pretty certain the first major difference between the '12 or '13 models and the '15 model is it is now a 2.0 litre turbo four. After test driving both the 428i and 435i convertibles, I went with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By SonomaDriver
I'll admit I'm only on day two of my 428i CV but...

I'll admit I'm only on day two of my 428i CV but agree with John that the engine revs are kept lower at this setting. I had planned on NEVER using it but in traffic its fine since no one is going...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By SonomaDriver
The Orbits don't seem to be available on the...

The Orbits don't seem to be available on the coupe or convertible in the U.S. Perhaps you could have it ordered and don't post delivery but that would seem to be an expensive proposition unless you...
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