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Old 02-19-2010, 04:12 PM
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Some of these can be fixed, a few can't. Sorry.
Originally Posted by therajman View Post
Seatback pockets – gone - where to store stuff in the back - there is NO storage anywhere
***Get a little cloth storage bag?
Ashtray – gone - I don't smoke but where to store change?
***Buy a coin purse, keep in somewhere in the car
Ashtray power outlet – moved to a very inconvenient location under the glove box!
Rechargeable flashlight – gone!
***Buy a cheap flashlight or a VW rechargable one
Ability to use an adapter in the flashlight receptacle to get a 2 power outlets – gone!
Cargo net hooks in the trunk – gone - I regularly used the cargo net, now what do I do with my existing cargo net? Maybe I will send it to BMW as a gift!
***Can it be retrofitted? Two additional hooks can be retrofitted in a Saab after they reduced the number from 4 to 2.
Wiper Arms - cheap, flimsy looking spindly arms that do not do a BMW justice - the ones on the 2007 were solid! These ones are pretty sad
***Sad, indeed
Seatbelt height adjusters – gone! How does a short/tall driver adjust the seatbelt position?
Headrests – modified to the point that they don’t sit flush with the seat, rather remain at 1st notch. And they don't move forward and backward any more!
***Safety improvement?
Seats - seem to be less padding and generally more uncomfortable!

Sound System - downgraded to a pathetic system that sounds like it is in a cardboard box. Sound clips at high volume. Weak bass. No oomph. Cannot hear the radio at max volume when sunroof and windows are open. The 2007 had the 10-speaker Professional system. This car has what appears to be a 4 (or 6?) speaker system. BMW has to be kidding. How can they justify this pathetic stereo in a $50K car? Of course I was not aware of the downgrade when I ordered the 2010. My sales rep was not either. I found out when I picked up the car and was driving home. Had I known when I placed the order, at least I would have opted for the upgraded sound system. I drive a lot and I like my music. My wife's Cayenne S has a stellar Bose system. The 335i system is like a boom box next to it. Disgusting that BMW can do this and get away with it. It is actually deceitful!

Handling - the 2010 335i does not feel as secure and as confident as the 2007. It seems lighter somehow. Feels more skittish and less poised on curves but that could be because the tires are still new and not broken into. I will report more on the handling after a few thousand miles.
***Change tires?
I called customer relations. They promptly threw the dealership/my sales assassociate under the bus stating that these were "sales" issue and not "production or design" issues and they had the audacity to tell me that I should have thoroughly examined a 2010 showroom floor model BEFORE placing my order.
***Good help is hard to find and hire
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