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Old 10-27-2004, 08:05 AM
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:12 AM
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Gabe, I think this is a valid post, because it's a bit more specific to the US market. (Actually, I haven't read either of the press releases, but I imagine it'd be more specific to the US market...)
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:18 AM
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The optional Comfort Access makes the conventional ignition key a thing of the past. A uniquely coded transmitter, referred to as the ID Sensor, enables the driver to enter the car with the ID Sensor in a pocket and start the engine by pressing a button, without ever touching the ID Sensor. The ID Sensor, in conjunction with Key Memory, sets the driver’s preferences for power seat position, mirrors, automatic climate control and, if equipped with optional iDrive, the radio station presets.


I like this like the feature the LS430 has!
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:42 AM
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Get in and go without a key
The optional Comfort Access makes the conventional ignition key a thing of the past. A uniquely coded transmitter, referred to as the ID Sensor, enables the driver to enter the car with the ID Sensor in a pocket and start the engine by pressing a button, without ever touching the ID Sensor. The ID Sensor, in conjunction with Key Memory, sets the driver’s preferences for power seat position, mirrors, automatic climate control and, if equipped with optional iDrive, the radio station presets.


I like this like the feature the LS430 has!
As far as I`m concerned, this is just another overly complicated, unnecessary piece of crap that has NO business in a BMW (much like the universally-detested I-Drive). If this is *truly* "The Ultimate Driving Machine", they should be concentrating on keeping the weight down to an absolute minimum and enhancing the car`s reliability so they won`t have guys like us bitching about every little thing that goes wrong....

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Old 10-28-2004, 10:47 AM
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:51 AM
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Bob - you drive naked to keep the weight down, don't you?
LOL! Funny.

Well, I think BMW is the last of the luxury brands to implement this. Mercedes has had it for a while now and Lexus also has it. BMW is still considered a luxury brand, so they want to offer what the competition is offering.
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:57 AM
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Bob - you drive naked to keep the weight down, don't you?
Yes....except for my break-away Alcantara thong....

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Old 10-28-2004, 10:58 AM
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That's why I got 'ette. The skidmarks are easier to clean off 'ette than leather.


Black 'ette, I hope?

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I like the front design, but not so sure I like the side or rear profile (kinda looks like a mazda 6 sedan). What do you guys think? I wonder was the coupe will look like...
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Old 10-28-2004, 11:13 AM
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I like the front design, but not so sure I like the side or rear profile (kinda looks like a mazda 6 sedan). What do you guys think? I wonder was the coupe will look like...
Although I don`t find it as offensive as the 5 or 7 Series, I don`t consider it to be an improvement (style-wise) over the E-46.

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Old 10-28-2004, 11:24 AM
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That's why I got 'ette. The skidmarks are easier to clean off 'ette than leather.
i could have gone through life without knowing that bit of information.
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Black 'ette, I hope?

Nope, natural brown.
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Although I don`t find it as offensive as the 5 or 7 Series, I don`t consider it to be an improvement (style-wise) over the E-46.

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I agree that it is not as fugly as teh 5 or 7. However, I think it is considerably less attractive than teh E46.
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I don't like it that much. The back reminds me of an Infiniti G-20.
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Old 10-28-2004, 12:49 PM
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I'd rather have a sunvisor that detected the angle of the sun in relation to my eyes and adjusted itself automatically to block the sun while keeping my vision as clear as possible!
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:22 PM
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While I`m not a fan of pseudo-retro American cars ( PT Cruiser, Prowler, etc.), I think BMW did a pretty good job on the Mini....I think a contemporized 2002 would be a lot closer to what I (and many of us) want....a light, strong structure with good brakes, suspension, and a power-to-weight ratio of around 10 to 1....and keep the electronic gizmos to a minimum, please....anyone else?

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Old 10-28-2004, 01:30 PM
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Neither did Ford - they produced a modernized interpretation of the original. There is still quite a bit remaining from the '99-'04. The main thing is that they modernized the chassis while they were at it.

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Old 10-28-2004, 01:38 PM
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While I`m not a fan of pseudo-retro American cars ( PT Cruiser, Prowler, etc.), I think BMW did a pretty good job on the Mini....I think a contemporized 2002 would be a lot closer to what I (and many of us) want....a light, strong structure with good brakes, suspension, and a power-to-weight ratio of around 10 to 1....and keep the electronic gizmos to a minimum, please....anyone else?

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I agree with Bob. I realize they feel the need to compete with all of the other automakers when it comes to all of the electronic gadgets, but please make all of that stuff optional so the purists can 'uncheck' it.
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Old 10-29-2004, 03:08 AM
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The optional Comfort Access makes the conventional ignition key a thing of the past. A uniquely coded transmitter, referred to as the ID Sensor, enables the driver to enter the car with the ID Sensor in a pocket and start the engine by pressing a button, without ever touching the ID Sensor. The ID Sensor, in conjunction with Key Memory, sets the driver’s preferences for power seat position, mirrors, automatic climate control and, if equipped with optional iDrive, the radio station presets.
Everytime I read this I think of a garage door openner, and how you can open your neighbors garage door if you crack the right frequency. So can someone get in your new E90 if they have the right ID sensor "setting" or frequency?

I don't know much about the technology...how safe is it?
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Everytime I read this I think of a garage door openner, and how you can open your neighbors garage door if you crack the right frequency. So can someone get in your new E90 if they have the right ID sensor "setting" or frequency?

I don't know much about the technology...how safe is it?

Wouldnt that be the same though if they just got the frequency off your current key?
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