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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-16-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,401
Posted By whitby
I have a 2012 528i MSport with navigation and my...

I have a 2012 528i MSport with navigation and my iPhone 6 (iOS 8.0.2) works fine via the lightening/USB cable. Music, contacts and BMW Apps. BT also works without issue for phone calls. Shuffle works...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-07-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By whitby
2 years 6 months in and 28K on the clock the only...

2 years 6 months in and 28K on the clock the only issue I can report with my 2012 MSport 528i is that it eats tires. 18" rim staggered tires, Continental summer performance RFTs.

Devoured the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-01-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By whitby
I have never found a protector that does not ruin...

I have never found a protector that does not ruin the look of the car. As has been suggested, the best thing is to avoid people who do not take care of other people's property. I suspect you have...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By whitby
Because they were being cheap (and that is not...

Because they were being cheap (and that is not acceptable for a $40k USD or so car)!!
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-30-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By whitby
We live in Austin, Texas so it can get quite hot...

We live in Austin, Texas so it can get quite hot during the summer. The lack of air movement in the back can be quite problematic for rear passengers and we have noticed that they can get very...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-27-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,447
Posted By whitby
Had a 2010 XF prior to my current 528i. Loved the...

Had a 2010 XF prior to my current 528i. Loved the car but decided to go back to BMW (funnily, prior to the Jag I had a black sapphire 2007 530i with sports package as per ne66 which I also loved)....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-25-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,214
Posted By whitby
Thank you very much for your honest appraisal and...

Thank you very much for your honest appraisal and entertainment value of your posts in the past. You write well and honestly. I hope you do not leave us when you get your new Porsche.

I, too, am...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-19-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,373
Posted By whitby
iPhone 5S 64 GB upgraded to iOS 8 from iOS 7. BMW...

iPhone 5S 64 GB upgraded to iOS 8 from iOS 7. BMW 2012 528i Msport with navigation and BMW Apps. Connect via USB for music, apps, address book and bluetooth for phone operation. Works as expected...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,603
Posted By whitby
No offense intended here, but the cultural...

No offense intended here, but the cultural reference was intended to point to the ability to tolerate smaller cars not to our body dimensions or the mystery of why when I sit in the drivers seat...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,603
Posted By whitby
I suppose it is the exception that proves the...

I suppose it is the exception that proves the rule, so I stand corrected, though I have no problem with people sitting behind me when I am driving. I am guessing body to leg length must be different...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-17-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By whitby
Sounds like both the N20s I have (X1 and 528), so...

Sounds like both the N20s I have (X1 and 528), so welcome to the N20 engine. Sounds like a sewing machine. 528 does a good job of suppressing the noise with the hood closed, but open it and you get...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-17-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,603
Posted By whitby
Magazine reviews are always controversial but in...

Magazine reviews are always controversial but in general owners will read and comment on a review of their car hoping to get some sort of confirmation of the 'good' choice they made. When that is not...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-02-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By whitby
BMW have, in the past, had absolutely crap base...

BMW have, in the past, had absolutely crap base sound systems in their cars. You had to pay to get anything that was close to acceptable (I am basing this on purchasing 13 BMWs over the space of 25...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By whitby
Agree. Complete waste of money. Had it on a...

Agree. Complete waste of money. Had it on a couple of BMWs and never used it. I have a brain and an iPad. They do all the work needed.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-22-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By whitby
No. Wait for the one year anniversary when BMW...

No. Wait for the one year anniversary when BMW will do it as part of the prepaid maintenance routine. Unless, of course, you are keeping the car for 7 years or more, in which case do it at 5,000...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-07-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By whitby
The idea that the X1 is a 'cheap' SAV/SUV and...

The idea that the X1 is a 'cheap' SAV/SUV and therefore not worthy of a decent sound system sounds a little odd to me. Whether you have a base sDrive model or a fully equipped xDrive MSport, these...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By whitby
The OP's video sound track sounds exactly like...

The OP's video sound track sounds exactly like our 5 series N20 engine and pretty close to our X 1xDrive 28i. There is no doubt that the BMW N20 is somewhat noisier than equivalent engines from other...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By whitby
Go with the HK system. It is considerably better...

Go with the HK system. It is considerably better than the base so called Hi Fi system in this car. I am very fussy about the sound of my in car equipment so it was no brainer for us. The base system...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By whitby
My 528 i is now 28 months old with just over 25K...

My 528 i is now 28 months old with just over 25K miles and the on board computer has still not recommended an oil change!! In fact it is saying I am still about 1,500 miles from a change. I have had...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By whitby
Thank you. Good piece of research. Interesting...

Thank you. Good piece of research. Interesting that sulphur content in our fuel is given as the reason for the fact that we never got that engine. Not sure what that has to do with anything and would...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-24-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By whitby
The engine to which you may be referring was one...

The engine to which you may be referring was one of the N52 variants which produced 254 bhp and was available in the 330i without the s designation, the 2006 Z4 3.0Si (we owned the Coupe version of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By whitby
Thank you, now I know. Always wondered. GPS...

Thank you, now I know.

Always wondered. GPS is in a 2012 528i which I updated to 2014 maps, so it is pretty recent. I have lived here 11 years and although there has been a lot of development,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,254
Posted By whitby
I find it useful to get home but wildly...

I find it useful to get home but wildly inaccurate when taking us to a new destination somewhere around Austin or Texas in general. We have a rather quaint system of road naming here in Texas. e.g....
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By whitby
It is generally accepted that BMWs read 7% over...

It is generally accepted that BMWs read 7% over the actual speed even though the odometer is accurate, which tells you that the error is deliberate. (Mike Miller in the BMW CCA magazine Roundel made...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,348
Posted By whitby
I have a 2012 528i Msport. Mine came up with...

I have a 2012 528i Msport. Mine came up with service due 1/2000 on 10 July. Fixed in service on 10 July (along with change to allow AS/S setting to be remembered after ignition turned off). So far...
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