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Old 11-21-2012, 12:36 PM
1STBimmer 1STBimmer is offline
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Glad you had a good experience, too bad the delivery 'specialist' was up to the occasion... Now, personally 'German + Humor' is not something that I tend to use in the same sentece but being rude and rushing is not acceptable.

A couple of things, though...On the 'customizations' he might've been just giving you the company line or what he knew...for example, on coding... Coding is something that 'some of us crazies' do, kind of gray area ...not particularly endorsed by BMW so while the functionality exists to put the digital speedo readout on the instrument cluster, I wouldn't expect a BMW employee to tell me 'yeah you can do that with coding'. Btw they definitely can't do that at delivery.

MSA (ASS) has been used in Europe for a while now, where people is more 'open' to this kind of technology (wouldn't you if you paid $10 a gallon for gas?). Besides the TSB is most likely issued for US dealerships only. Once again, not somethign they can do at the Welt.

BTW... not many ppl know but * You can also disable MSA by moving the shift lever to 'sport/manual' position * instead of hitting MSA ON/OFF button...You can do that until the dealership can 'fix' it back in the states...


All they can do is set up your nav or hook up your iphone...things you can do via idrive. Btw, the same goes for the Performance Center....The only difference is that at PCD the 'expert' spends two hours going through every single button/option in the car as opposed to the 20/30 mins they take at the Welt where they have a tighter schedule. So it may not be *ALL* his fault (other than the bad joke).

I took the factory tour and didn't like it all that much...found it boring compared to Spartanburg where you get to walk next to the assembly line. I might've been interested in seeing the engine assembly line though...they build the RR and BMW V12's in Munich. It is impressive how they started building 'up' due to the lack of space!

Enjoy the new car!

Last edited by 1STBimmer; 11-21-2012 at 12:40 PM.
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