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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 924
Posted By chiefneil
I got quotes ranging from $200 - $700 depending...

I got quotes ranging from $200 - $700 depending on the installer and type of film.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By chiefneil
Oh I'm just kidding. He probably doesn't drive...

Oh I'm just kidding. He probably doesn't drive clients around, or maybe that 3-series is his personal car (I don't watch the show, so just guessing). Or product placement like you mentioned; HGTV is...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By chiefneil
3-series seems kinda small for a realtor. When...

3-series seems kinda small for a realtor. When I'm looking at houses with with a realtor I want them to pull up in a full size Lexus, MB, or Escalade. Chauffeur-service baby!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By chiefneil
Just set it to the specs on the door and go from...

Just set it to the specs on the door and go from there. The door spec is oriented towards comfort for the vast majority of drivers.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By chiefneil
Call your CA. They have access to another pool of...

Call your CA. They have access to another pool of cars that aren't typically used as service loaners (e.g. demos). With your car being so new he should be able to get you into something.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By chiefneil
It depends on what you describe as "hesitation"....

It depends on what you describe as "hesitation". If you mean a delay between pressing the gas and the engine responding, then you should go see your dealer.

If you mean that the engine responds...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By chiefneil
I've poked the voice control button a few times...

I've poked the voice control button a few times out of curiosity but it doesn't do anything in my 2014 335i (August 2013 build), no nav, no tech.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By chiefneil
I believe if you read your manual it'll say...

I believe if you read your manual it'll say rotation isn't recommended. IIRC it's wrapped up in some verbage which basically says you can if you want to but it isn't worth the cost if you're paying...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By chiefneil
Ventilated seat option code will be SCS: Swampass...

Ventilated seat option code will be SCS: Swampass Control System.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-19-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By chiefneil
Geez I've been wishing for ventilated/cooled...

Geez I've been wishing for ventilated/cooled seats for years.

However I've heard that BMW's implementation isn't that great anyway, so maybe we're not missing much.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,008
Posted By chiefneil
The only solution is to skip HUD and buy $1000...

The only solution is to skip HUD and buy $1000 worth of polarized sunglasses instead.

http://youtu.be/sr9_GfeoCjk
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-17-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,087
Posted By chiefneil
Any time you favor features over handling and...

Any time you favor features over handling and general "feel", the Japanese models come out ahead. In the 30 - 40k range I'd certainly check out what Acura and Lexus have to offer.

Last time I test...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By chiefneil
No problem with the thigh support here. I fiddle...

No problem with the thigh support here. I fiddle with it a little in the first few weeks and then don't touch it again until I sell the car.

For this class of car, for a rarely used adjustment, I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,771
Posted By chiefneil
Since they couldn't get "E" they chose the next...

Since they couldn't get "E" they chose the next best character for making their model line spell S3X.

But yeah, any luxury compact car in the 35 - 50k range is competing with the 3-series and C...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,814
Posted By chiefneil
That's BMW for you. For the next generation...

That's BMW for you. For the next generation they're going to replace the iDrive display with a black & white CRT and charge you upgrade to an LCD.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-15-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By chiefneil
In theory the diffuser increases downforce,...

In theory the diffuser increases downforce, reduces drag and helps gas mileage. In practice I wouldn't expect too much. Here's a look at it on a 3-series. It's the entire matte-black piece.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-13-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,002
Posted By chiefneil
Dunno, I can only speak from my personal...

Dunno, I can only speak from my personal experience. I do about 10-12k miles per year, so I've generally fallen under BMW's 1-year minimum oil change.

I can say that I still have my '02 330i...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-10-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By chiefneil
If it's a CCRC they'll probably do a good job....

If it's a CCRC they'll probably do a good job. But it sounds like you're into your car's appearance, so why not just go a professional detailer? Give your car a spa day and let them clay and opticoat...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-10-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,002
Posted By chiefneil
Do they still do that? Some European...

Do they still do that? Some European manufacturers use a special oil for break-in for certain models. There's a European company that specializes in making break-in oil, but I forget the name. After...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-10-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,002
Posted By chiefneil
Doesn't matter as long as it's LL-01 certified...

Doesn't matter as long as it's LL-01 certified and meets the recommended weight in the manual. Pretty sure the weight range goes from 0-40 so anything in that range that's LL-01 is fine.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-08-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,134
Posted By chiefneil
Agree, BMW's have always been about balance. Even...

Agree, BMW's have always been about balance. Even the M3 has always been more about balance than power.

I don't think the base prices of BMW's are too high, but I do think think they overcharge...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-07-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By chiefneil
Yeah I know a guy that has an X6M and loves it....

Yeah I know a guy that has an X6M and loves it. The first-gen 6-series had the humpback banglebutt trunk from the 7-series that wasn't my cup of tea. The current gen 6-series softened up the trunk a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By chiefneil
Evens are the more "emotional" models, according...

Evens are the more "emotional" models, according to BMW. In theory that means better looking at the expense of some practicality. I say "in theory" because I think some of them are godawful ugly,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,002
Posted By chiefneil
No need at all. If you really don't want to wait...

No need at all. If you really don't want to wait until 10k, then just change halfway at 5k.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-05-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By chiefneil
That's definitely not normal. 30-0 isn't enough...

That's definitely not normal. 30-0 isn't enough to even warm up the pads, much less cause fade. Probably some issue with the brake system - glazed rotors, water in the fluid, etc.
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