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Old 01-18-2013, 03:39 PM
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I thought I would put a positive note in this forum. Though, I am very anal and type A personality I am a really happy with my car. I have had much more expensive cars but I really think the f10 550 has a lot of bang for my buck. I am pleased... Thanks BMW

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:48 PM
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:00 PM
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I thought I would put a positive note in this forum. Though, I am very anal and type A personality I am a really happy with my car. I have had much more expensive cars but I really think the f10 550 is a lot of bang for my buck. I am pleased... Thanks BMW
I love mine also, but I will continue to adorn her with gifts and enhancements....
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:14 PM
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I love mine also, but I will continue to adorn her with gifts and enhancements....
Gifts? Enhancements? Are we talking about a car or a girlfriend?
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:49 PM
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Gifts? Enhancements? Are we talking about a car or a girlfriend?
Not sure it matters... The story is the same....

It is a great car for sure. I'm pretty impressed
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:42 PM
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I completely agree with the OP. Mine is a 535xi, not a 550, but I also feel it's the best car I've owned. Not the most expensive, but still the best overall. Yep, it does have a quirk or two, but nothing that changes this positive opinion.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:34 AM
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:16 PM
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Hell not!!

I'm absolutely infatuated with this car. IMO perhaps the most perfect overall car in the world for me, meets all of my needs in about every which way I wanted. Couldn't think of another one I'd rather have that doesn't cost a very considerable amount more (especially considering my initial budget was higher than what I'm spending on this, but this just swayed me toward it so well).

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Okay perhaps the 6 Gran Coupe would be my ultimate, however at 6'4 the headroom is too tight up front and seating position not ideal, not to mention although being probably the most gorgeous 4-Door on the market to me, I don't think it's that much better looking than the F10, if even better looking at all, considering IMO the F10 always looks good and "right", and the 6 GC sometimes looks awkward and "off", yet then sometimes jaw dropping.

So, yeah, I reiterate my position with the F10.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM
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For the price you really get a car full of lots of bells and whistles.
I think so too. I find the 5 series offers the best value in the BMW lineup. And it is beautiful to boot...
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I think so too. I find the 5 series offers the best value in the BMW lineup. And it is beautiful to boot...
i dont want too start a flamewar, but i agree that 5 series have best value, but it isnt sedan or touring, but gran turismo has best price/value.

why:
-7 series suspension so you get better suspension than touring and sedan
-it has more cargo and passenger space than touring and sedan
-materials are more upscale than in sedan and touring.
- it cost 600 more than touring in slovenia

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i dont want too start a flamewar, but i agree that 5 series have best value, but it isnt sedan or touring, but gran turismo has best price/value.

why:
-7 series suspension so you get better suspension than touring and sedan
-it has more cargo and passenger space than touring and sedan
-materials are more upscale than in sedan and touring.
- it cost 600 more than touring in slovenia
Do you want to deal with that suspension out of warranty?
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:31 AM
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i dont want too start a flamewar, but i agree that 5 series have best value, but it isnt sedan or touring, but gran turismo has best price/value.

why:
-7 series suspension so you get better suspension than touring and sedan
-it has more cargo and passenger space than touring and sedan
-materials are more upscale than in sedan and touring.
- it cost 600 more than touring in slovenia
I agree but every time I look at the GT I want to poke my eyes out.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:38 AM
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I agree but every time I look at the GT I want to poke my eyes out.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it should remain that way.

one question did you see GT in real life?
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:41 PM
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i dont want too start a flamewar, but i agree that 5 series have best value, but it isnt sedan or touring, but gran turismo has best price/value.

why:
-7 series suspension so you get better suspension than touring and sedan
-it has more cargo and passenger space than touring and sedan
-materials are more upscale than in sedan and touring.
- it cost 600 more than touring in slovenia
Interesting- I thought the F10 shared the same suspension as the 7 series. What are the differences?
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Interesting- I thought the F10 shared the same suspension as the 7 series. What are the differences?
Yeah, it really wasn't clear to me whether an adaptive suspension plays into this or not. I didn't pull up the eastern european ordering guides, though
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:32 AM
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A friend of mine who has one and I have both said the same thing - going down the road it's a fabulous car. But it sure makes you work for your relationship with it. Piss-poor throttle tip in, jerky shifting, push button twice to turn off car, pull handle twice to open door. BMW could make us love the car a lot more if they would fix these things that no other car makes you deal with.
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A friend of mine who has one and I have both said the same thing - going down the road it's a fabulous car. But it sure makes you work for your relationship with it. Piss-poor throttle tip in, jerky shifting, push button twice to turn off car, pull handle twice to open door. BMW could make us love the car a lot more if they would fix these things that no other car makes you deal with.
These issues irked me also when I first got the car. Then I realized that you can push the button once to turn the engine off, and then just get out of the car with the radio still going, touch the handle, and it will lock and turn everything off. Saves the second button push. I also though that you had to pull the handle twice to open, but you just have to put your hand in the handle to open, give it just a second, then just pull it once to open the door. Fixed both issues.
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These issues irked me also when I first got the car. Then I realized that you can push the button once to turn the engine off, and then just get out of the car with the radio still going, touch the handle, and it will lock and turn everything off. Saves the second button push. I also though that you had to pull the handle twice to open, but you just have to put your hand in the handle to open, give it just a second, then just pull it once to open the door. Fixed both issues.
The first "fix" I"m aware of, but I don't lock the car in my garage. The second suggestion I'm not aware of. I'll try that.
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The first "fix" I"m aware of, but I don't lock the car in my garage. The second suggestion I'm not aware of. I'll try that.
Best think I did was get the coding done. No more start stop irritation, and everything shuts off when I open the door.

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Best think I did was get the coding done. No more start stop irritation, and everything shuts off when I open the door.

Love my F10
Octopump did mine too. Got:
-Route magnet and auto zoom enabled on the nav
-Disclaimers resmoved
-tire pressures and temps enabled
-ability to close windows from remote (personal favorite)
-fold mirrors from remote
-other stuff that now slips my mind
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