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Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 02-26-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By AlteBMW
I tinted my '17 with a good shop (3M Crystalline)...

I tinted my '17 with a good shop (3M Crystalline) and had zero issues. Tinted eariler F10's also. I do not think it is something to worry about.

(Did not tint my '20 because NY has banned tint...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 02-05-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By AlteBMW
The dealers and BMW are separate legal entities...

The dealers and BMW are separate legal entities but BMW corporate offers incentive programs like loyalty programs. Sometimes this will require that you finance with BMW Credit. If there is an...
Forum: 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008) 01-31-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By AlteBMW
You might be better off on the e65 forum and...

You might be better off on the e65 forum and maybe with a different thread title too.
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 01-27-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By AlteBMW
The revisions of N63 that I have had in my '17...

The revisions of N63 that I have had in my '17 and now in my '20 G12 have been trouble free. I am meticulous about break in and have had no oil burning issues either. I believe the current version...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-21-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By AlteBMW
It is not too big a manouever or too responsive...

It is not too big a manouever or too responsive except by comparison what you are used to. Once you adjust to having it IAS becomes second nature.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-19-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 670
Posted By AlteBMW
I have had IAS on 2 successive G12's. I wouldl...

I have had IAS on 2 successive G12's. I wouldl not order a car that size without it. It is seamless, and helps enormously in tight parking situations. It makes a 7 series IMHO handle like a 5, and...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 01-18-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By AlteBMW
If the roads in Michigan are anything like the...

If the roads in Michigan are anything like the ones in NY, I would not do 20" wheels without wheel and tire insurance - or an understanding that you will be assuming some wheel/tire repair costs...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 01-18-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By AlteBMW
Never had an issue with the cheap stuff, or with...

Never had an issue with the cheap stuff, or with Prestone (I assume they have somebody make it for them). I've been adding alcohol to summer mix for years and never had an issue with that either. ...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 01-18-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By AlteBMW
89, which is a mid level grade, can knock as...

89, which is a mid level grade, can knock as indicated. That would bother me even if they say it can cause no damage. It may also be a bit sluggish. I saw that up close during storm Sandy some...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 01-17-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By AlteBMW
I am really happy I got mine at the end of...

I am really happy I got mine at the end of October and did not extend the earlier 2017 lease. Lucky.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-16-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,990
Posted By AlteBMW
The discounts alone are worth the dues,...

The discounts alone are worth the dues, especially if you are a repeat customer. Since I have been a member (1991) I think I have gotten between $3,000 and $4,500 in rebates. I do not attend club...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-10-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By AlteBMW
I know you know all, but I would highly recommend...

I know you know all, but I would highly recommend you look at ceramic coating your cars. Yes, I know it is just a different kind of coating. But it is hydrophobic and most water rolls off. In...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 01-10-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By AlteBMW
Four wheel steering is essential for 7 series,...

Four wheel steering is essential for 7 series, IMHO. It will make the car seem like a 5 series. It'll never be parkable like a small car - it isn't small - but the smaller turning radius is a HUGE...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 01-08-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By AlteBMW
Yes, for the 2020 G12's. It was an option for...

Yes, for the 2020 G12's. It was an option for the '19 X3 but I bought a demo and the car did not have it.
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 01-07-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By AlteBMW
Good luck. I did an aftermarket charging tray on...

Good luck. I did an aftermarket charging tray on my X3 (it did not have wireless charging). I bought from Car Qi Wireless and had no issues. They wanted a picture of the idrive screen to verify it...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 01-07-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By AlteBMW
???? 7 series has wireless charging built...

????

7 series has wireless charging built in. Is this fo a different car?
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 12-26-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By AlteBMW
Ask for the 330i. The worst that happens is they...

Ask for the 330i. The worst that happens is they say no. I've road tested several cars that way, requesting a specific model at the time I book. It makes for a longer test than 10 minutes in the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 12-23-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By AlteBMW
Agree 100%. If I am spending tat much money, I...

Agree 100%. If I am spending tat much money, I want exactly what I want. By ordering I can specify the options included and not deal with options I don't want. Plus, I can get the color I want,...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 12-22-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By AlteBMW
What size wheels? And where are you? If you are...

What size wheels? And where are you? If you are bigger than 19 in the NY area, you are likely to incur bent wheels and/or ruined tires. Had lots of those here, over the years as the roads are...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 12-21-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By AlteBMW
January is only 10 days away. If you don't want...

January is only 10 days away. If you don't want a car on the lot, and you want a 760, you'll have to wait. The usual time frame from order to delivery is roughly two months and 2 weeks (to the...
Forum: X3 G01 (2018 - current) 12-19-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By AlteBMW
You're not alone. I've reached out also and also...

You're not alone. I've reached out also and also have no response.
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 12-16-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By AlteBMW
Wrong forum. Sorry about your problem. This is...

Wrong forum. Sorry about your problem. This is for G11/12's. Hopefully the mods will redirect it
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 12-16-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By AlteBMW
You don't get around enough.:) And apart...

You don't get around enough.:)

And apart from the financial figures, I consider my wants to be a legitimate factor. We own 2 cars (a 2019 X3 bought from dealer demo, a 2014 MB wagon) and lease...
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 12-14-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By AlteBMW
Wired charging always going to be faster than...

Wired charging always going to be faster than wireless. In the LCI G12, the USB port in the armrest is USB C. With a USB C - Lightning cord, it is really fast.
Forum: 7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current) 12-14-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By AlteBMW
You can charge via the USB port in the armest. ...

You can charge via the USB port in the armest. You can also pick up a cigarette lighter USB charger (some are flush fits). I've used both and both work just fine. I think when you use the USB...
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