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Old 11-22-2005, 09:34 PM
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Attention to Detail in the e90

This is my first BMW. Previously, I drove a '93 and a 2000 Honda Accord. They were good cars, but nothing compared with my new e90.

I am amazed at the attention to detail throughout the e90. Take the headlights. Not only do they level and turn corners, they are shaped to avoid affecting oncoming traffic. Just where the road ends on the right side the headlight blips up slightly taller than anywhere else. This gives a better view of the side of the road, without affecting anyone else.

Or the turn signal. A gentle touch and you signal for 3 clicks, a stronger push and you get the continuous blinking.

Speed up and the volume increases on the radio, slow down and it decreases.

A phone call comes in, the car mutes the stereo, beeps and displays caller id on the radio.

Cruise control indicates by MPH, and has that lovely little marker that comes up from the bottom left of the display.

High beams are activated by pushing the stalk forward, and turned off by pulling back. Just as would naturally make sense - but other car makers have it reversed.

The trunk has it's support arms out of the storage area; thus allowing the entire trunk to be filled. Also the cubby below the trunk, and the heavy duty tie down points.

Hill assist. This is my first manual, and I have less than 850 miles on a stick (800 of which are in my new e90), and that feature is a life saver. What a great, yet simple idea.

I'd love to hear some of the other things people have found to be wonderfully engineered, or maybe some things that aren't. The auto dimming mirrors bother me when the sun is setting because they don't darken for that color light.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:08 PM
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Congrats on your first BMW!

All the features you mentioned are indeed very well thought out... German engineering!

Most especially, I love the auto-recirculation feature when I have to follow a diesel truck ahead of me.

There's also the pull-down handles inside the trunk lid so that you don't have to get your hands dirty on the lid when closing it.

And heated seats that go all the way up your back.

I'm sure there's more I can't think of at the moment...
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:13 PM
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Congrats on your first BMW!

All the features you mentioned are indeed very well thought out... German engineering!

Most especially, I love the auto-recirculation feature when I have to follow a diesel truck ahead of me.

There's also the pull-down handles inside the trunk lid so that you don't have to get your hands dirty on the lid when closing it.

And heated seats that go all the way up your back.

I'm sure there's more I can't think of at the moment...

handles? I will check that first thing in the morning for Ihave had to get my hands dirty so far!

Love the heated seats, there must be one in the lumbar region of the seat, awesome.
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:28 PM
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haha, i think those handles are fuel-tank release for when your car is totally out of battery
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I've never driven a manual with hill assist, I wonder if I would like it? Isn't it exciting wondering if you have the skill to get the car moving without crashing into the car behind you? What's next, my wife will want to drive the car?
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