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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-06-2020, 02:08 PM
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Posted By quackbury
But BMW already DOES build features into cars...

But BMW already DOES build features into cars which are not automatically unlocked. I have the Adaptive LED's in my car, but the anti-dazzle feature has been disabled. I can enable it by coding. I...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-06-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By quackbury
My manual specifically states the system is...

My manual specifically states the system is limited when a car swerves into your lane, which is what the OP stated happened to him. I don't see any disconnect between my observations and yours.
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Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-06-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By quackbury
My "speculatory (sic) and unfounded criticisms"...

My "speculatory (sic) and unfounded criticisms" are lifted directly from the owner's manual. Of course, you can choose to believe that the system works differently. But in my mind, the limitations...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-06-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By quackbury
If your 535 was an xDrive, it had hydraulic power...

If your 535 was an xDrive, it had hydraulic power steering. Your M550 has electric power steering. Your M550 likely also has a more complicated, over-engineered system, allowing for electronic...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-06-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,066
Posted By quackbury
And there are plenty of options for "cutting the...

And there are plenty of options for "cutting the cord", including going old school with a 30 foot metal antenna.

Imagine you were building a new home back in 1990. Your contractor told you "I can...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-06-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,066
Posted By quackbury
As I read the horrified responses, I'm struck...

As I read the horrified responses, I'm struck with this: Folks think the full cost of the option will be added to the sticker, and then they will pay AGAIN to use the option. I don't see this...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-05-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,326
Posted By quackbury
Look at us geezers talking about Columbo. While...

Look at us geezers talking about Columbo. While all the Millennials shake their heads and ask "WTF does yogurt have to do with leasing a BMW?"

We deserve the "Okay Boomers" on this thread.....
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-05-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By quackbury
I stand by my comments. There have been numerous...

I stand by my comments. There have been numerous fatalities in Teslas when folks were watching movies, getting road head, or otherwise distracted while behind the wheel. Last year, the Boston Globe...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-05-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By quackbury
There is no "negotiating". 60 to 90 days before...

There is no "negotiating". 60 to 90 days before your lease ends, BMWFS will offer you a buy-out price on the My BMW site. It will likely be $2,000 to $8,000 less than the residual value in your...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-05-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,066
Posted By quackbury
I disagree about the future of subscription...

I disagree about the future of subscription services.

When I was a kid, we had a big old metal antenna on our roof, so we could watch 6 or 7 channels of broadcast TV. So did all our neighbors. ...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-04-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,754
Posted By quackbury
I leased my 2020 on June 1st. I received my...

I leased my 2020 on June 1st. I received my $1,000 BMWCCA Rebate check on June 17th. Before we throw the entire program under the bus, let's at least admit that it works perfectly well in a...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-04-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By quackbury
Wow. Instead of being grateful for a system that...

Wow. Instead of being grateful for a system that might save your bacon some day, we're now at the point where we expect those systems to work flawlessly, 100% of the time, even if dirt, salt or road...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-04-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By quackbury
What's the Brit word for tool?

What's the Brit word for tool?
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-04-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,066
Posted By quackbury
Fixed that for you, Nancy.

Fixed that for you, Nancy.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-03-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By quackbury
Your best bet is to purchase your current car. ...

Your best bet is to purchase your current car. With the state of the used car market (which will only get worse as Hertz and competitors flood the market with used rental cars) BMWFS will be happy...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-03-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,326
Posted By quackbury
Why would you allow them to throw any extras into...

Why would you allow them to throw any extras into the cap cost? The only ones which are mandatory are the lease acquisition fee, plates, and the dealership's document fee. (Plus in some states, the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By quackbury
Hopefully you knew about the N20's notorious...

Hopefully you knew about the N20's notorious timing chain problem before you purchased the car, and checked to make sure the recall had been performed?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 07-02-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,326
Posted By quackbury
It would be hard to do a WORSE job of negotiating...

It would be hard to do a WORSE job of negotiating a lease. Where to start?


You think an advertised deal is a good deal;
You clearly don't understand the moving parts of leasing;
You have...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 07-02-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By quackbury
What's your agenda? Clearly you are a commercial...

What's your agenda? Clearly you are a commercial enterprise: https://www.carfigures.com/ Are you trolling for revenue / hits without registering as a BF sponsor and paying to play?

If you'd...
Forum: European Delivery 07-01-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By quackbury
Will they build a wall?

Will they build a wall?
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-30-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By quackbury
That was true prior to about 2018. No more. ...

That was true prior to about 2018. No more. Please don't give out misinformation about something that happened "a few years back". You do a disservice to folks who don't realize the rules have...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-29-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,154
Views: 198,012
Posted By quackbury
I'm not in either camp. I love ICE cars, but see...

I'm not in either camp. I love ICE cars, but see nothing wrong with electrics. I couldn't imagine driving a car with horrific fit and finish, when even cheap Korean cars are damn near perfect, but...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-29-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By quackbury
Congratulations! As First World Problems go,...

Congratulations! As First World Problems go, that's a 1-percenter. Hopefully slumming it in your M3 for 6 months won't be too difficult.:beerchug:
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-29-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By quackbury
My 2017 started creaking at about 60,000 miles. ...

My 2017 started creaking at about 60,000 miles. Not anything to do with the mirror, but instead that old BMW gremlin of door seals. (Any E39 owner became intimately familiar with gummi pfledge). ...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 06-29-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By quackbury
I would research exactly what is different about...

I would research exactly what is different about the S0 vs. the O0. Are there any internal differences? Or is it primarily the tuning and the sport exhaust? I would think it would be a heck of a...
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