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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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View Poll Results: Whihc one should i chose
Driver Assitance 3 10.00%
ARS 22 73.33%
Active cruise control 7 23.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:12 PM
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I want to decide between the options above.. My appllication for ED got processed, i want to finalize before every thing gets official.

"Which one should i choose"

Your input and time is greatly appreciated

The current configuration

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:57 PM
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:58 PM
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Yeah, I will take number 2.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:59 PM
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I would choose ARS but thats just me I'm a driver enthusiast first and foremost but your priorities may be different.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:07 PM
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IMO, I don't think "we" can answer this for you. It's YOUR priorities and preferences that matter. Driver convenience is what, like $1500 to close the doors for you, open/close the trunk? Too high. ARS? Personally I don't need it. Active Cruise -- of all the three choices, this is the one I would take --- but--- not for $2400. I'll wait for it to filter down as the standard cruise system in about 5 years. You have a 4th choice, skip them all and save a little money.

EDIT: Oh, Driver Assistance -- blind spot, sleep alert, etc? Skip it, IMO.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:09 PM
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Active cruise is useless (and expensive!) unless you take a lot of long trips and love to sit behind someone all the time OR you're stuck in hugh traffic every day - then it's awesome! If you're the one driving the fastest (I can't see how one cannot be in the F10), then this is a waste of money. I thought I was getting it, then realized I am not, and no regrets. I wouldn't use it even once.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:26 PM
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Driver Assistance is LDW, BSW, auto high beams and self-parking. I have it and would not order it again.

I would order Nappa if you haven't already (unless you got a non-Nappa color).
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:49 PM
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Driver Assistance is LDW, BSW, auto high beams and self-parking. I have it and would not order it again.

I would order Nappa if you haven't already (unless you got a non-Nappa color).
Yup i already have it in my configuration
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:12 PM
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Out of the three I got the active cruise control. I plan on doing a lot of long trips in the car. So much depends on what you want out of the car.
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Looks perfect. Very similar spec to my car.

I would suggest you add the luxury seating package too. The ventilated seats are nice and they look great in Nappa.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:15 PM
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Looks perfect. Very similar spec to my car.

I would suggest you add the luxury seating package too. The ventilated seats are nice and they look great in Nappa.
Thanks for the reply actually i started with 550 but moved to 535 other wise i would have got your twin but as per the info i read on this forums luxury seating has issues like

1) Dirt getting in to the holes
2) Durability issues as the holes make it more vulnerable
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:28 PM
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Tough choice between ARS and active cruise for me. I have both and would seriously miss either. ARS in sport+ nearly rivals a 3 series for handling (to me at least) where as comfort is the ultimate 'limo mode' for long trips.

Active cruise is simply amazing. It takes a little bit of getting used to but it makes for an effortless drive and IMO is one of the best safety features on the motorway - especially if it has been a long day and your not as alert as you might be.

I agree with others on driver assistance, but personally recommend getting ARS and ACC. I would regret getting another car without these options.
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Thanks for the reply actually i started with 550 but moved to 535 other wise i would have got your twin but as per the info i read on this forums luxury seating has issues like

1) Dirt getting in to the holes
2) Durability issues as the holes make it more vulnerable
THese issues are bunk.
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Thanks for the reply actually i started with 550 but moved to 535 other wise i would have got your twin but as per the info i read on this forums luxury seating has issues like

1) Dirt getting in to the holes
2) Durability issues as the holes make it more vulnerable
These issues are not valid. We have a couple of cars with perforated natural leather seats in our family FR the past 3 years and have never had any issues.
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Thanks for the reply actually i started with 550 but moved to 535 other wise i would have got your twin but as per the info i read on this forums luxury seating has issues like

1) Dirt getting in to the holes
2) Durability issues as the holes make it more vulnerable

I kept my previous 535 with ventilated (perforated) seats in Oyster/Black and after 17,000 miles and 14 months they looked just as they did the day I picked up my car.
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Don't bother with ACC if you plan on using a radar detector. Also DA only works with radar if it is mounted on front bumper. It will trigger a windshield detector.
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You have a 4th choice, skip them all and save a little money.
Fourth choice sounds interesting
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fourth choice sounds interesting :d
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