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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,462
Posted By FredoinSF
Customer feedback to a German company is giving...

Customer feedback to a German company is giving me flashbacks of when I worked with a German and Swiss team to 'North Americanize' an otherwise rest of world product. a few years back I can see the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-12-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By FredoinSF
Aren't there iDrive settings that affects the...

Aren't there iDrive settings that affects the sensitivity and response? I have not messed with those settings in months (have not even driven the car in 5 or 6 weeks) but I recall having to tweak...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-12-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By FredoinSF
Don't disagree completely, although M is part of...

Don't disagree completely, although M is part of BMW so the Porsche / Ferrari thing is quite a stretch.

A few yeas ago I would have thought someone adding M badging to a non M car as a total...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-12-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 465
Posted By FredoinSF
So, I can't tell if you're serious or joking...

So, I can't tell if you're serious or joking about the $20k.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By FredoinSF
Agree. I'm grandfathered in the Carly lifetime,...

Agree. I'm grandfathered in the Carly lifetime, but I would not pay for it if I were not.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By FredoinSF
+1 on this ^^^^

+1 on this ^^^^
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-10-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By FredoinSF
Yesterday's thread: ...

Yesterday's thread: https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1390927
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By FredoinSF
I think the G20 looks a lot like a Lexus IS from...

I think the G20 looks a lot like a Lexus IS from the rear, but as an overall package it's a good looking car IMO. I think the G30 is the sweet spot for sedans in the BMW line up right now, but I'm a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-10-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By FredoinSF
The 650? I don't mind throwing tires at it. ...

The 650? I don't mind throwing tires at it. I've had it 11 or so years and it has 64k miles so it's not like it's sending me to the poor house. I also favor sticky summer tires, those have a low...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By FredoinSF
Jut noticed this a duplicate post. Awesome...

Jut noticed this a duplicate post. Awesome...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-10-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By FredoinSF
I am not sure if this is something that can be...

I am not sure if this is something that can be diagnosed from a keyboard, but sounds rather ominous.
How many miles on this thing? Did it come with service records? Any work to timing chain or...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-09-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By FredoinSF
Not doable, at least at this stage. Will...

Not doable, at least at this stage. Will probably come from aftermarket at some point.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-09-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By FredoinSF
Doesn't do it for me. Tried it. I still...

Doesn't do it for me. Tried it.

I still have a car with BMW diamond key in the fleet. When I take key out the car is off and I walk away without locking it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-09-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By FredoinSF
Wow, in 35 or so years of driving, I've never...

Wow, in 35 or so years of driving, I've never gotten more than mid 30k miles out of any tire.
Have several that did not make it past 20k especially on the 650. That car eats rear tires, but it's...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-09-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By FredoinSF
I think the reason you are not getting a lot of...

I think the reason you are not getting a lot of hits is that people who recently returned leases are no longer driving an F30. Sorry I can't really help, I have never leased.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-09-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By FredoinSF
+1 on the battery. The battery manufacture date...

+1 on the battery. The battery manufacture date should be somewhere on it so it's not that difficult to figure out how old it is.

If new battery does not do the trick there is a grounding strap...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By FredoinSF
NGK plugs. Sent from my iPad using...

NGK plugs.


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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-07-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By FredoinSF
The issue is that with older models you could...

The issue is that with older models you could park in your garage, push the start stop button 2x, and youíd be done.
Or you could push it once and when you opened the car door the car would be...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-07-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By FredoinSF
What changed? Someone who works on bmw iDrive...

What changed? Someone who works on bmw iDrive features and was cheated on took away the feature.


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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-07-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By FredoinSF
We contacted Jon when we ordered the 4 series. ...

We contacted Jon when we ordered the 4 series. We did euro delivery on that car so it was a Ďwho has the lowest all in cost?í game. Actually at the time we were looking at a 2 series but the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-07-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By FredoinSF
Itís a bit of a mess, huh? Sucks when you damage...

Itís a bit of a mess, huh? Sucks when you damage someone elseís car.
What are you buying / leasing next? If another BMW use return customer as bargaining chip for anything they may ding you for. ...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By FredoinSF
I like wine. Red wine. Itís that French passport...

I like wine. Red wine. Itís that French passport I keep holding on to. No fridge needed. Not knocking beer, just providing options.

Iím also about as gay as the day is long so no wife and no...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By FredoinSF
I want to thank you as well for closing the loop....

I want to thank you as well for closing the loop. So few do it, yet thatís how these forums provide value.


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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-07-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By FredoinSF
Best advice if you want to stick to E46. I...

Best advice if you want to stick to E46.
I would add the E9n 335i to that list. Or E60 535i. They are now dirt cheap. Way cheaper than E46 M3. Plus that you can easily tune for more power also...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 08-06-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By FredoinSF
There is a lengthy thread on this topic, you...

There is a lengthy thread on this topic, you might want to search for it. It's a new 'feature'. Sometimes everything will shut off which seems to be when more than one door is opened, but I gave up...
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