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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:40 AM
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I just ... I just can't ... really can't believe you actually said this. Can someone be so condescending to others?


1. You do not represent f30 owners
2. You should not take the liberty in speaking for others (because, consistently, you are wrong, even though you may occasionally have helpful tips)
3. You obviously are over-compensating for something
4. e90 owners have more experience with their cars and have had the opportunity to spend more time tweaking their presets. Dont'cha think they may have some clever tips for the rest of us? Well, we won't get to hear them, because you are being obnoxious!


Get over yourself dude! You're driving around in a used car too (whatever 'used' means anyway). It WAS new until you drove it.


Who cares if it's Used or New? (oh that's right, you do) They are all BMW's, and last time I checked, this was still a BMW enthusiast forum. Why don't you petition the Admins to get you a "Almost-New BMW Owners" thread, and tell us all about how awesome and luxurious your 328i is?


Jeez man ... can't believe I apologized to you for being too harsh in the past. Obviously you get reap what you sow.
Lighten up!!!!! Thats BJ's sence of humor, LOL
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:07 AM
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Lighten up!!!!! Thats BJ's sence of humor, LOL
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PS BJ has been very very helpful to me as well as others without the BS. Have a great day
Yeah he's related to Don Rickles.
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And most importantly, we have a straight six and hydraulic steering.

ETA and most importantly, we don't have an ipad jammed into the dash.

My lease is up in a year and I can't get past that. May have to keep my car, get an X5 or go elsewhere.


who are you kidding, you will be driving an F30 soon like everyone else who bitches about what's and how they don't like it until the own one.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:52 AM
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who are you kidding, you will be driving an F30 soon like everyone else who bitches about what's and how they don't like it until the own one.
I thought I wouldn't like the "iPad in the dash" either. But after getting the car, I do like it better than the E90 and E46 screens.

BTW my buddy was telling me that one of the upscale Hyundais comes with a real iPad as an owner's manual.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:25 AM
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I thought I wouldn't like the "iPad in the dash" either. But after getting the car, I do like it better than the E90 and E46 screens.

BTW my buddy was telling me that one of the upscale Hyundais comes with a real iPad as an owner's manual.
That's the Hyundai top of the line, Equus. The same for the new Cadillac SRX. Both are nice full sized autos with impressive interiors.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:30 AM
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I thought I wouldn't like the "iPad in the dash" either. But after getting the car, I do like it better than the E90 and E46 screens.
E90 people are just looking for a reason to dislike the F30's improved interior.

The reality is that the screen does its job while taking up less physical space, thus making visibility better through the windshield.

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Sorry about that. Just searched for it and can't find it. Can you post a link?




No F30 owner cares to see what E90 owners are doing with their presets as we don't socialize with the used car crowd.

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I dont socialize with sub 40k entry level car owners...specially when they dont even own the car...they get BMW affordable lease deals
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:16 AM
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I dont socialize with sub 40k entry level car owners...specially when they dont even own the car...they get BMW affordable lease deals
Holy thread revival, Batman.


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Old 04-23-2013, 10:19 AM
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that was at bj...i dont mind what people have just a little slam dunk on his court or a taste of his own medicine for how he makes others feel...i had an e90 335i but i recently bought a new car im sure it grinds his gears to hear that
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No F30 owner cares to see what E90 owners are doing with their presets as we don't socialize with the used car crowd.

BJ


I am driving a used car that I bought recently. I am waiting for delivery of my F30.

Some E90 or even earlier models bought their cars new and have cared for the car very well. Some probably will keep the car 15-20 years. I respect an owner who carefully maintains their 10-20 year old daily driver and keeps it in good condition than some new car owner that trashes their car. Whoever gets my used cars gets a better car than a CPO car.

The salesman who sold me my first new car told me, in jest, that mistreating a car is not much different than mistreating a horse. After all, the car is the modern day equivalent of a horse.

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that was at bj...i dont mind what people have just a little slam dunk on his court or a taste of his own medicine for how he makes others feel...i had an e90 335i but i recently bought a new car im sure it grinds his gears to hear that
You don't think ignoring him would grind his gears even more? Askin'.
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that was at bj...i dont mind what people have just a little slam dunk on his court or a taste of his own medicine for how he makes others feel...i had an e90 335i but i recently bought a new car im sure it grinds his gears to hear that
Your hard-working Subway-franchise-owning parents bought you an Audi.

If I wanted my son to grow up spoiled and conceited I'd empty his trust and do likewise. Instead, it sits there invested until he turns 40 and has earned his way to a successful future.

Thank you for reinforcing that I made the right decision.

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I part I really miss about just trading in my 12 yr-old 740iL used car is the last 8 years of NO "easy monthly payments..."

So with this 2 week old 2013 E93 convertible, I really don't mind being called "used car" owner if I don't have to pay the "easy monthly payments..."
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:11 PM
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LOL i got the reference right away
Same. Song popped right in my head before I realized what was going on

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You don't think ignoring him would grind his gears even more? Askin'.
How would he know? Doesn't exactly say "user X is ignoring you"
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If you want to delete all the presets from the memory keys 1-8 Press and hold key 1 and 8 together for 5 seconds. I drive will ask for conformation to reset all memory keys. Good luck
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:49 AM
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The buttons are merely shortcuts to almost every function in the iDrive system so that you have one-button access and don't have to drill through numerous menus to get to them.

Many owners think of them merely as radio station buttons, and they are so much more than that.

As an example, BMW has buried the function that shows you the full, sequential list of turn-by-turn directions when you are navigating to a destination. It's there, but it requires a whole bunch of option button presses, wheel turns, back buttons, etc. Once you've located the function in iDrive, you merely put the focus (the red box) on that item and then press and hold a corresponding 1-8 shortcut button and its now there at your fingertips. Very cool to have a car that offers that level of customization.

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Thanks for let me know that.
I was only using them for radio, now can have shortcuts to phone, nav also. No access to CD tho...
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I wanted to make #8 a shortcut to enabling Bluetooth Audio, because I frequently plug the iPhone into the USB cable, but I can't even get close to Bluetooth with a shortcut.
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For those of us who were not here in 2009 or 2012 for that matter, and have no context that these functions even exist, seeing a thread like this is awesome.

I'll admit I haven't read the 3,000 page F30 manual that came with the car
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For those of us who were not here in 2009 or 2012 for that matter, and have no context that these functions even exist, seeing a thread like this is awesome.

I'll admit I haven't read the 3,000 page F30 manual that came with the car
The 1-8 shortcut keys are one of the best things about the F30, I use those buttons more than anything else in the car.

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I'm the only unoriginal one here w/ 1-8 all as FM and Sat Radio Presets LOL. Tho its more a force of habit since that's what those buttons did in my old car
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The 1-8 shortcut keys are one of the best things about the F30, I use those buttons more than anything else in the car.

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I'm at work and seriously cannot wait to get home to program the keys. I've never owned a car that had this much effect on me..



Speaking of work, I'm a information security professional, and I couldn't help but notice that number of people who have programed one of their shortcuts to "nav home". I would strongly advise against that and here's why.

Imagine your out to dinner and your car gets stolen. The thief knows you're not home, and all they have to do is get the nav system to point itself "home". Once they get "home", I image all it's going to take is a simple button press to get your garage door open. Now how many people lock the door between the house and garage? Even if you do, it's a semi-forceful kick to bust it open.

You're stranded, your car is gone and your house (and anyone in it) is being trashed by a thief.

Instead, I'd suggest you program "home" as a nearby cross-street. If you can't figure out your way from there then you have bigger problems.

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