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      07-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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The best and worst points of your F30

How about a quick reply thread. Now a few of us have had our f30s for a little while. What is the best and worst feature of your new ride.

Mine is,

BEST: The car's performance and acceleration in sports mode

WORST: The engine sound at idle, particularly when cold
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      07-28-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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      07-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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      07-28-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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      07-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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Pro: all facets of the driving experience.

Con: the total lack of intuitiveness of the iDrive system.
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Con: the total lack of intuitiveness of the iDrive system.
What do you mean?
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      07-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #7
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What do you mean?
Trying to figure out how to do anything with the sound system. I've had to consult the manual multiple times.
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      07-28-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
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Worst: having to put the car in park and leaving it to go live your life.. i do really love my car..
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      07-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #9
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Trying to figure out how to do anything with the sound system. I've had to consult the manual multiple times.
I didn't get NAV so I have the basic iDrive system, and I have the HK system.
ON the test cars with NAV, I found the system quite easy to use.
It's not bad at all, actually quite intuitive.

The manual is always your best reference.
I'm a manual reader. Most people never bother reading their manuals, and it amazes me how many threads we have because of it.
More time spent creating a thread and waiting for response than to just
RTFM!
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      07-28-2012, 10:14 PM   #10
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I didn't get NAV so I have the basic iDrive system, and I have the HK system.
ON the test cars with NAV, I found the system quite easy to use.
It's not bad at all, actually quite intuitive.

The manual is always your best reference.
I'm a manual reader. Most people never bother reading their manuals, and it amazes me how many threads we have because of it.
More time spent creating a thread and waiting for response than to just
RTFM!
I also find current gen nav system pretty intuitive.
I can't wait to try out the new generation nav system!
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      07-28-2012, 10:54 PM   #11
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- Design of interior
- Best auto transmission I've had
- iDrive
- Comfort Access for the trunk
- Much improved RFT than my previous E92s

Worst:
- Engine ticking sound
- Auto start stop
- Design of the front end of the car and how it slopes down
- BMW taking away standard features like BMW assist and adaptive headlights
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      07-28-2012, 11:46 PM   #12
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      07-29-2012, 06:04 AM   #13
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      07-29-2012, 07:03 AM   #14
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THE GOOD:
Sport Automatic Transmission.
Steering wheel.
Sports Seats.
Angel Eyes (when unlocked ).
Adaptive Xenon's.
Harman Kardon 7.1.
Fine line Anthracite Wood.
Luxury Line chrome.
Strong engine, no lag.
The brakes - oh wow they stop!
The lesser price of petrol to diesel!!

THE NOT SO GOOD:
I much prefer the engine sound of my late 330d.
ASS isn't refined enough on start-up.
Soot on the exhaust finishers from the direct-injection.
Idle sound at the front from the direct-injection.
Lack of LED's in the lights - loved my E90 LCI's bright and sharp rear indicators.
The economy - 36-40mpg as opposed to 43-47mpg in the straight six 'd.
The not so good however isn't enough to even make a poor argument for this car in my mind, it's just so good and I always look forward to driving it!
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      07-29-2012, 07:59 AM   #15
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Best: Sports mode and heads up display along with being only 1 of few in my whole city around with an f30
Xenon lights

Worst: Pressing the start stop button to disable every time I turn on the car
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      07-29-2012, 07:59 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by RPM90 View Post
I didn't get NAV so I have the basic iDrive system, and I have the HK system.
ON the test cars with NAV, I found the system quite easy to use.
It's not bad at all, actually quite intuitive.

The manual is always your best reference.
I'm a manual reader. Most people never bother reading their manuals, and it amazes me how many threads we have because of it.
More time spent creating a thread and waiting for response than to just
RTFM!
With an intuitive system, say like an iPod, the deeper you go into a particular function, the more you can control it.

With iDrive, you have to come out of a function to control it. Once I understood that concept, it wasn't so hard to figure out.

Still, it's the opposite of how most other systems work.
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      07-29-2012, 08:25 AM   #17
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Likes:
Engine has great power & good mileage
Best auto tranny i've driven
Very comfortable seats
Good looking inside and out

Dislikes:
Auto start/stop
shit paint job
no spare tire
pricey
Steering wheel vibration
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-Exhaust sound
-Sportsteering
-Adaptive Suspension
-HK Soundsystem

Some cons:
-Sound at idle, ticking, not I6 like.
-Noisy tyres(RFT)
-ASS, but I drive a 6MT and keep the clutch depressed 9/10 when standing
-Needed more LEDS


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      07-29-2012, 09:03 AM   #19
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Best: Pretty much everything. Love the engine. Love the sport seats. Standard HIFI stereo ROCKS. The stretched body panels that make it look OH SO SEXY.

Worst: The car holds water like CRAZY. I wash and fully dry my car and I still have water coming out of mirrors, trunk, doors, back reflectors etc. for a day or two after haha
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Still, it's the opposite of how most other systems work.
In my Audi, the scroll wheels does the opposite of what I expect. In lists of music, clockwise is up and counterclockwise is down; in navigation, clockwise is zoom out and counterclockwise is zoom in. I believe that the mistake was that Audi chose to display the scroll bar on the left of lists instead of on the right.
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SomeRandomer123;12408618]THE GOOD:
Sport Automatic Transmission.
Steering wheel.
Sports Seats.
Angel Eyes (when unlocked ).
Adaptive Xenon's.
Harman Kardon 7.1.
Fine line Anthracite Wood.
Luxury Line chrome.
Strong engine, no lag.
The brakes - oh wow they stop!
The lesser price of petrol to diesel!!

THE NOT SO GOOD:
I much prefer the engine sound of my late 330d.
ASS isn't refined enough on start-up.
Soot on the exhaust finishers from the direct-injection.
Idle sound at the front from the direct-injection.
Lack of LED's in the lights - loved my E90 LCI's bright and sharp rear indicators.
The economy - 36-40mpg as opposed to 43-47mpg in the straight six 'd.
The not so good however isn't enough to even make a poor argument for this car in my mind, it's just so good and I always look forward to driving it!
It aint no 7.1....its a 16.2...
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It aint no 7.1....its a 16.2...
Channels v. speakers.
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