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Old 01-19-2013, 10:44 PM
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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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Old 01-20-2013, 06:03 AM
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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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Old 01-20-2013, 06:09 AM
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I frankly don't see why having to push the button twice is such a big deal. It serves a useful purpose -- i.e., when fueling up and you have others in the car, you can keep the music and other things on by not pressing the second time. It's no different from a traditional key ignition when you can turn the key into the position where you can turn the engine off but keep the electronics going.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:52 AM
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Hmmm, I did not know if I rest my hand on the inside door handle for a second, then all I need is to pull once to open? I will have to try that.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:03 AM
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I sometimes would unlock my car by touching the rear door while on the way to the drivers door. When I get my coupe that will no longer be a option.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:04 AM
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We are talking about the inside door handle I believe.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:06 AM
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I too agree as this is my very first BMW and sooooo glad I chose the 550ix. Just to many good things to say and not one bad thing to say.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:24 AM
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My 2012 550ix was costumed order with m sport, titanium silver, black nappa leather, convenience package, driver asst, luxury seating, make this an awesome vehicle to own and drive. This car is a neck breaker everytime I take it out for a ride. It also feels great knowing that I'm the big boy on the block with the 550ix. 535 and below are a dime dozen out here in Long Island NY. But very few if any own or least the beast 550ix. But what really makes it stand out is the M sports package. Thank you BMW
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:02 AM
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May not worth much, because I have had my 535i xdrive only 2 weeks, but I am still amazed how good this car feels. The engine and foremost the seats! Can't discover any of the "usual" problems, but then again I come from two EU Honda Accords in a row... Really good reliable cars (0 problems in 8 years!), but not the fun/comfort of this F11.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:00 PM
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I frankly don't see why having to push the button twice is such a big deal. It serves a useful purpose -- i.e., when fueling up and you have others in the car, you can keep the music and other things on by not pressing the second time. It's no different from a traditional key ignition when you can turn the key into the position where you can turn the engine off but keep the electronics going.
Ahhh, it's so useful that literally no other manufacturer has elected to do it that way. BTW, one reason its a big deal is that in the nine months I've had the car I've probably restarted the car accidentally more often than you have wanted to leave the stereo on to entertain your passengers. If it's such a useful feature to you, can you at least agree that its the sort of feature that BMW could have made configurable so we both could have it the way we want it?
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:21 PM
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We are talking about the inside door handle I believe.
Ooops!

I never lock the doors while inside the car, so it never crossed my mind.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:29 AM
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Ahhh, it's so useful that literally no other manufacturer has elected to do it that way. BTW, one reason its a big deal is that in the nine months I've had the car I've probably restarted the car accidentally more often than you have wanted to leave the stereo on to entertain your passengers. If it's such a useful feature to you, can you at least agree that its the sort of feature that BMW could have made configurable so we both could have it the way we want it?
Yes, I think we can agree that one should be able to disable it. And, I didn't mean to cast any aspersions at those who don't like the feature. I just don't have a problem with pushing the button twice.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:44 PM
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:50 PM
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Yes, I think we can agree that one should be able to disable it. And, I didn't mean to cast any aspersions at those who don't like the feature. I just don't have a problem with pushing the button twice.
I didn't mean to come across as a dick either, it just comes naturally for me. No question I'm VERY picky when it comes to cars. Some day I'll find the perfect car - Lord knows I've tried to buy at least one of everything over the past 40 years!
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:11 PM
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:25 AM
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Ahhh, it's so useful that literally no other manufacturer has elected to do it that way. BTW, one reason its a big deal is that in the nine months I've had the car I've probably restarted the car accidentally more often than you have wanted to leave the stereo on to entertain your passengers. If it's such a useful feature to you, can you at least agree that its the sort of feature that BMW could have made configurable so we both could have it the way we want it?
The radio and acessory should shut off when the driver door is open, not with a second push of the button.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:41 AM
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:27 AM
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The radio and acessory should shut off when the driver door is open, not with a second push of the button.
Realize this is an old thread-- but the car can be coded to do that (shut electronics off with door open). Was all set to do that and mentioned it to me wife who told me she likes the way the car works by default (electronics on until door locked).
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Realize this is an old thread-- but the car can be coded to do that (shut electronics off with door open). Was all set to do that and mentioned it to me wife who told me she likes the way the car works by default (electronics on until door locked).
I had mine coded to do that and switched it back because EVERYTHING turned off...including windows and dun roof closing. I found that in the long haul leaving it the way it was was more convenient.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:19 AM
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Going on 18 months of ownership, so far all I have done is add a quart of oil at 12000 miles. Nothing else. Top notch quality and the interior looks like the day it was new.

Something that works great on the interior trim - Griots Garage Spray on wax. Really cleans it up and makes it very smooth.
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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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Old 05-11-2014, 10:38 AM
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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
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-ability to close windows from remote (personal favorite)
-fold mirrors from remote
-other stuff that now slips my mind
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:51 AM
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I like my F10 '13 535xDrive. In size it's more like my previous 7 series cars and I'm sure the "M" option would have tightened up the feel, ride, and handling. So I'd call this car more the Touring Sedan. If I were to look for a more "Sporting" sedan/coupe or have someone ask for a recommendation I'd definitely consider the 3/4 series. If room were not a consideration the 2 would be a hoot to drive ... but these days I'm taking more votes for comfort than speed. [Guess I'll never buy a sports franchise either ;-) ]
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Very happy with me 2013 530i. When I took the test drive, I could not believe that BMW made the 5 series so smooth, comfortable, good looking, and well handling - all in one package. So, I bought it a year ago, and planning to stay!

Cool- we don't get the 530 in the US. Is that the n52 engine with direct injection?
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