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      01-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #705
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i really wish the turn signal sound could be turned off while on a phone call. every time i talk and have to make a turn everyone says what the hell is that noise?

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I just learned there's a little cargo netting in the glove box meant to hold the cupholder lid.

I like the design of the new cupholders with the little removable storage tray.
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I dislike that I have to peak around the steering wheel while driving to see if it's still on or not.
Agreed. The only two ergonomic fails in the F30 for me are: placement of heated steering wheel button, and the automatic windshield wiper light is obstructed by the steering wheel.
Agreed! I hate where the automatic wiper light is placed
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I just learned there's a little cargo netting in the glove box meant to hold the cupholder lid.

I like the design of the new cupholders with the little removable storage tray.
So THAT'S what that netting is for, I knew it would have been obvious, the little picture on the back of the tray didn't really make any sense.

Thanks!
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I found out that If you hold down the cruise button to coast, the car will activate the brakes. That surprised me when it happened. Pretty cool actually.
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I found out that If you hold down the cruise button to coast, the car will activate the brakes. That surprised me when it happened. Pretty cool actually.
The cruise control also applies the brakes when going down hill if needed. It tends to over-brake a bit slowing the car to 1-2 mph less than the setting, and then recovers when things flatten out.

Another cool thing I found was that the HUD brightness adjusts automatically.

So, even when the sun is coming directly into the windshield, I can still see the HUD very clearly. When I turn out of the sun, it dims back to normal. It works really well!
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I just learned there's a little cargo netting in the glove box meant to hold the cupholder lid.

I like the design of the new cupholders with the little removable storage tray.
So THAT'S what that netting is for, I knew it would have been obvious, the little picture on the back of the tray didn't really make any sense.

Thanks!
CA toldme about the net. But i didnt know there was a picture! I leave the tray on. Perfect for phone. I hate open drinks and food in my car.
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The cruise control also applies the brakes when going down hill if needed. It tends to over-brake a bit slowing the car to 1-2 mph less than the setting, and then recovers when things flatten out.
Is it a "oh crap, cop behind me stealthy feature" or does it activate the brake lights also?
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Is it a "oh crap, cop behind me stealthy feature" or does it activate the brake lights also?
I've wondered if the brake lights come on too, but have not had a chance to ask someone to tail me down a hill. Anyone out there know?

I would expect the lights to come on to warn people behind me that I'm slowing down, but you never know and the manual doesn't say.
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I just want to say you people are awesome...you are certainly helping (and hurting) the agony of waiting for my car! It's great learning these things while waiting.
Agreed...this post is amazing...CANT WAIT FOR MY CAR...4 more months..
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I suspect this cool feature is on cars with a "lighting package" which I think may be standard on USA cars. (It's amazing how much more content USA cars have in the price.) And, this feature may apply to both the front and rear seats, but I've only confirmed it in the rear.

Open the a rear door and the LEDs in the rear light up in different intensities, depending on which door was opened. If you open the rear passenger's-side door, the LED puddles light on the passenger's-side rear seat and the driver's side rear seat, while illuminated, is less brightly lighted.

Open the other door and the lighting is reversed.

I've owned my car for over six months -- and I am STILL finding new things to love. These cars are amazing.
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I suspect this cool feature is on cars with a "lighting package" which I think may be standard on USA cars. (It's amazing how much more content USA cars have in the price.) And, this feature may apply to both the front and rear seats, but I've only confirmed it in the rear.

Open the a rear door and the LEDs in the rear light up in different intensities, depending on which door was opened. If you open the rear passenger's-side door, the LED puddles light on the passenger's-side rear seat and the driver's side rear seat, while illuminated, is less brightly lighted.

Open the other door and the lighting is reversed.

I've owned my car for over six months -- and I am STILL finding new things to love. These cars are amazing.
I think you are right. And now that you mention it I think it does that in the front too. When I get out at night I always thought the angle of the passenger side lighting must be making it look dimmer.
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      01-08-2013, 10:09 AM   #719
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I suspect this cool feature is on cars with a "lighting package" which I think may be standard on USA cars. (It's amazing how much more content USA cars have in the price.) And, this feature may apply to both the front and rear seats, but I've only confirmed it in the rear.

Open the a rear door and the LEDs in the rear light up in different intensities, depending on which door was opened. If you open the rear passenger's-side door, the LED puddles light on the passenger's-side rear seat and the driver's side rear seat, while illuminated, is less brightly lighted.

Open the other door and the lighting is reversed.

I've owned my car for over six months -- and I am STILL finding new things to love. These cars are amazing.
I missed out on the lighting package (cause the brochures said it would be included in the M Sport package, which it was not ) but I still have this feature. Iīve got the panoramic sunroof (Touring) and therefore the center headlight console doesnīt exist. What they have done is split it into two smaller consoles placed almost all the way out on the sides above the doors, do each passenger in the back has got a reading light with a button above the head and itīs this light that intensifies when the door is opened. This is, as you said, really cool

About your prices and value, what you pay for a fully loaded 335i over there would only give you a ~70% loaded 318d over here. And yet you get more stuff included in the base price, lucky bastards
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Agreed! I hate where the automatic wiper light is placed
That light is perfectly placed compared to the indicator for the heated steering wheel!
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That light is perfectly placed compared to the indicator for the heated steering wheel!
This! Would be really neat if they had the BMW roundel in the steering wheel beeing illuminated around itīs outer diameter, with that warm amber light, when the heating is on
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yeah, I've nearly driven off the road to check and see if I turned on the steering wheel heater!
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One interesting feature I learned today from the manual is that the external mirrors have automatic heating as long as the engine is running.

I was looking for a button to activate the external mirror heating but was unable to find it. Manual says it is naturally heated, without further interaction.
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Don't think it's been mentioned, but I recently found out the speed limit info in my HUD is pulled by the front facing camera reading the speed limit signs. I thought it was GPS driven.
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Don't think it's been mentioned, but I recently found out the speed limit info in my HUD is pulled by the front facing camera reading the speed limit signs. I thought it was GPS driven.
It's definitely camera-driven, but I think it may use some GPS data. For certain, you must have Driver Assistance Plus package to take advantage of this feature.
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I suspect this cool feature is on cars with a "lighting package" which I think may be standard on USA cars. (It's amazing how much more content USA cars have in the price.) And, this feature may apply to both the front and rear seats, but I've only confirmed it in the rear.

Open the a rear door and the LEDs in the rear light up in different intensities, depending on which door was opened. If you open the rear passenger's-side door, the LED puddles light on the passenger's-side rear seat and the driver's side rear seat, while illuminated, is less brightly lighted.

Open the other door and the lighting is reversed.

I've owned my car for over six months -- and I am STILL finding new things to love. These cars are amazing.
Never realised this before. Great pickup Yobyot! This must be standard on Aussie F30s
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