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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By jimpal
Rear vision is one other factor in favor of the 3...

Rear vision is one other factor in favor of the 3 wagon which hasn't been mentioned yet. Looking to replace our 5 sedan with a smaller car, my wife and I looked at 3-series sedans, 4GC, X3's, and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,471
Posted By jimpal
+1. I also find the 3 wagon has an overall nimble...

+1. I also find the 3 wagon has an overall nimble feeling that makes it a joy to drive. Up until a couple of weeks ago I drove a 2012 535xi, and consider it one of the best cars I have had. Except,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-06-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By jimpal
Yes, someone does have a list: Google has every...

Yes, someone does have a list: Google has every one! :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,429
Posted By jimpal
Re, the double throw. That's not a need for...

Re, the double throw. That's not a need for coding, but entirely up to you. Simply go to Menu>Settings>Door/Key, and uncheck "Lock After Start Driving." You will never have to pull the handle twice...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,429
Posted By jimpal
Thoughtful review. Just proves "one man's feast...

Thoughtful review. Just proves "one man's feast is another man's famine." I particularly agree with your comment that "The engine/transmission combo is a masterpiece." I think it contributes mightily...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-31-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By jimpal
Thanks, and I stand corrected. But, AMAZED that...

Thanks, and I stand corrected. But, AMAZED that this is the case. Hence my assumption.

My last 4 BMW's have been 5's, where alarms are standard. Now that I just got a 3 I am surprised to learn...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By jimpal
Now that Anti-Theft alarms are an option (no...

Now that Anti-Theft alarms are an option (no longer standard equipment) on 328's, it's interesting to see that two out of these three are without alarms. Are alarms going the way of spare tires?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-30-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,929
Posted By jimpal
I agree the beep is good, but now that I'm making...

I agree the beep is good, but now that I'm making do without an alarm I'm finding that it's pretty good when locking that I do get flashing head and tail lights, and a loud clacking sound (hearable a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-29-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,929
Posted By jimpal
Thanks. I appreciate your perspective, and yes,...

Thanks. I appreciate your perspective, and yes, we are all getting used to new things such as no spare tires. I do think I will refrain from changing my auto transmission to a stick shift at this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,929
Posted By jimpal
Duh. Who knew? All the cars I have owned in the...

Duh. Who knew? All the cars I have owned in the last 20 years or so have had standard equipment alarm systems. Four of those cars were 5-series BMW's. I always just took alarm systems in cars as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By jimpal
My form was the same as yours, no evidence of...

My form was the same as yours, no evidence of doing anything with the battery. Did they give you a free charger and rubber mats?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-29-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By jimpal
Terrific response, Jim Cash. Bimmerfest at its...

Terrific response, Jim Cash. Bimmerfest at its best. Thanks for all of your thoughtful comments.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-29-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By jimpal
BMW Has New Way to Handle Battery Problems?

There are several threads on Bimmerfest about low battery problems. Learning from the forum, during the cold winters here in Minnesota I used to attach a "Battery Tender Plus" to my 2012 535xi every...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By jimpal
I had a hard-to-replicate rattle/squeak in the...

I had a hard-to-replicate rattle/squeak in the rear seat area of my car. I recorded it on my iPhone when it occurred. When I took my BMW in to have it fixed, I sat the Service Advisor in the car and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,210
Posted By jimpal
Agree it's not a big deal, but perhaps it depends...

Agree it's not a big deal, but perhaps it depends on the car's configuration. Steering is fine in my 2014 AWD Luxury Line Sports Wagon.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-27-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,210
Posted By jimpal
I love the way my new 2014 328xi Sports Wagon...

I love the way my new 2014 328xi Sports Wagon feels. My previous BMW's have all been 5-series, and I enjoyed them all. Particularly my 2012 535xi I just turned in. But I wanted something a bit...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,170
Posted By jimpal
I agree. When I took delivery of my 2012 535xi...

I agree. When I took delivery of my 2012 535xi nearly three years ago, there were active threads here on how tires were developing bubbles and wheel damage, particularly with 19" wheels. I bought the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,542
Posted By jimpal
Oh good! I finally got to sleep last night when I...

Oh good! I finally got to sleep last night when I decided my thick tortoise-shell (not black) framed glasses would be OK. :)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,542
Posted By jimpal
Thick black framed glasses? :dunno:

Thick black framed glasses? :dunno:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-21-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,542
Posted By jimpal
Thanks for your good comments, but I don't get...

Thanks for your good comments, but I don't get this one. Sometimes I can be a bit slow, and a little more explanation would be appreciated.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By jimpal
You ran the battery voltage down to the point...

You ran the battery voltage down to the point that it didn't have enough oomph to move the window. The clicking sound confirms that. When you restarted the car your electrical system restored enough...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-17-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By jimpal
Out of the Blue - Reset TPM - Why?

Right in the middle of a 250-mile drive today I received an alarm showing I must reset the Tire Pressure Monitor, which would not go away. I followed instructions, stopped, checked pressures all...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-07-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By jimpal
This interior looks great. However, I don't see...

This interior looks great. However, I don't see it on the BMW "build your own" website. Does it take some kind of special order to get it?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,268
Posted By jimpal
Here we go again!

Here we go again!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,268
Posted By jimpal
Sophisto, you can be a bit preachy. And it seems...

Sophisto, you can be a bit preachy. And it seems that you take some comments ("bigger is better") perhaps more seriously than they were intended. It's not clear that you have any experience driving...
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