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      11-01-2018, 10:15 AM   #353
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Cleaned! First proper one with the new grills.

Gorgeous car. I just picked up a Certified Pre-Owned last weekend. Black, Sport package. It has the silver trim around the windows, and notice you have black trim. I've searched the internet for black trim but haven't found anything. Can you tell me if yours is aftermarket? I'd like black trim, and black grille like yours. Thanks
Shadowline trim wrap - my experience https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000993 here is a thread on it. There's a link to a website worth looking at too.
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      11-26-2018, 09:24 AM   #354
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Hey all, I'm back.

Picked up a 2017 F31 last Friday, love it. I do have an odd question though.

Every single pic I've seen (non msport), has red stitching on the steering wheel, but if I look for pics of the interior, every single one is plain. I have red stitching on front and back seats and on all the doors. Is there a reason for this?

I also have black exhaust tips and a black rear accent strip where they have been silver in every single pic I've seen.

Just wondering why this car is a little different... Loving it though
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      11-26-2018, 09:31 AM   #355
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Oh, from a friend, this was probably a special option, which is interesting:

"for vehicles with leather Dakota/black/akzent-rot LCL3=yes
Upholstery LEDER DAKOTA/SCHWARZ/AKZENT ROT ( LCL3 )
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      11-26-2018, 10:14 AM   #356
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Hey all, I'm back.

Picked up a 2017 F31 last Friday, love it. I do have an odd question though.

Every single pic I've seen (non msport), has red stitching on the steering wheel, but if I look for pics of the interior, every single one is plain. I have red stitching on front and back seats and on all the doors. Is there a reason for this?

I also have black exhaust tips and a black rear accent strip where they have been silver in every single pic I've seen.

Just wondering why this car is a little different... Loving it though
You have a sport optioned car which all come with sport seats and leather with different colored stitching.

Non sport and m sport do not have different colored stitching. Hope that helps.
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You have a sport optioned car which all come with sport seats and leather with different colored stitching.

Non sport and m sport do not have different colored stitching. Hope that helps.
Thanks, looks like it was an option when Sport Line was selected. Looks like that's why I have the black trim, too. Wasn't clear on the window sticker what triggered it.
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      12-01-2018, 05:44 AM   #358
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Hallo

Hi I am new here to this forum.

I just want to ask you whether I can fill the oil with FUCHS (5W-40) and add some additive CERATEC LIQUI MOLY to the oil ?

Can I use Costco 91 gas or not?

Can I use windshiled Liquid from any store?

Can I use Zimmerman Brake Pads & Rotors?

I have 320i 2014 Sport Package

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      12-04-2018, 09:53 PM   #359
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Current wagon owner and curious ......

Will the 3 wagon continue for the US market? My current LSB wagon
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Will the 3 wagon continue for the US market? My current LSB wagon
Looks great! Unknown on the new 3 series wagon to the US. A lot of place say it won't... we'll see soon enough.
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      01-22-2019, 04:13 PM   #361
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Going on year 5 with my F31. It's been flawless so far. I still love it just as much as the day I got it.

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Going on year 5 with my F31. It's been flawless so far. I still love it just as much as the day I got it.

Looks great still too. Around 2 years with mine and feel the same!
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These look amazing
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Going on year 5 with my F31. It's been flawless so far. I still love it just as much as the day I got it.
Nice. Are those the BMW roof bars?
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      03-28-2019, 02:50 PM   #365
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      03-28-2019, 03:29 PM   #366
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      03-30-2019, 07:53 AM   #367
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Hello from a newbe

This is my first post

Indeed my first BMW

Is this the right place to ask questions, I’m sure you all know answers to?

Couldn’t seem to find anywhere else where I could start a topic off.....

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This is my first post

Indeed my first BMW

Is this the right place to ask questions, I’m sure you all know answers to?

Couldn’t seem to find anywhere else where I could start a topic off.....

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Sure, what's up?
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Ok so it’s a long story that I will bore chaps with if requested but not if not.

I have been a VAG chap for over 30 years and whilst I still like the product the customer service my wife and I have received over the last 3 years leaves something to be desired so......

With early retirement fast approaching I started to look for a car to last me well into retirement - intending to take my time and enjoy the process.

I have never owned a BMW and decided to go see......

I test drove an F31 330d M Sport Touring - wow!

Having no experience I did not really appreciate just how well specified this car was - it was awesome and definitely ticked nearly all my boxes........but......

It was the first car I was test driving and being a careful soul I wanted to see other cars on the market - this was late January ..... so off I poped and started looking...

Problem was everything I looked at, I found myself comparing it with the BMW above and they didn’t stand up.

So 2 weeks ago I found myself back at the BMW dealer. The car was still available - lucky me.

Deal was done and I was happy.

However my father passed away that weekend - the arrangements all fell to me, and with a long holiday looming as well I have ended up paying for the car in full with the dealer agreeing to store it until my return in June ! I told you it was a long holiday!

So I am the proud new owner of a 12 months old 330d M Sport Touring with an amazing spec (detailed later) with 9k on the clock and still covered by the BMW warranty for 2 years at least- but I can’t play with it til June - frustrating or what!

Spec

330d M Sport Touring in Alpine white (colour I wanted)
Adaptive M Sport suspension
Steering wheel heating
Reversing camera (on my tick list)
Pan Roof (on my tick list)
Sun protection glass
Extended storage
Heated seats
Driving assistant
Park assist
RTTI
Concierge service
Remote services
Online entertainment
Enhanced Bluetooth -wireless charging
Full black panel display
WiFi hotspot prep
Nav Pro (on my tick list)
Head - up display (NOT on my tick list but should have been!)
Speed limit display
Interior comfort package
Innovation package
Sport auto trans
LED fogs front
LED headlights
And other bits and bobs

I have asked them to fit a removable Towbar - I have a small day sailor that I will tow occasionally. (Again on my tick list). I would have liked electric memory seats but hey ho!

My first question is about the Towbar - is the westfalia the best to go for?

My second is about the LED headlights - they are not the adaptive ones - but what is involved when a “bulb” goes?

Are they a sealed unit and if so how many mortgages will I need to replace one?

How long are they expected to last?

Has anyone any experience of having to change one?

Are they covered by the BMW Warranty?

It appears I have told most of the long story ..... Sorry for boring you

But answers to these (and other!) questions will be much appreciated

And now for the admission that I think many on here will never forgive me for.......

The car was on 19” 403 M light star spoke wheels which I asked to be changed back to the 18” variety with 45 profile tyres - as I prefer to have tyres rather than rubber bands on the wheels especially in run flats - even 45 profile is less than I really like. The dealer, unsurprisingly, obliged!

The price did reflect this change and I am happy.

Thank guys

Roy

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Ok so it's a long story that I will bore chaps with if requested but not if not.

I have been a VAG chap for over 30 years and whilst I still like the product the customer service my wife and I have received over the last 3 years leaves something to be desired so......

With early retirement fast approaching I started to look for a car to last me well into retirement - intending to take my time and enjoy the process.

I have never owned a BMW and decided to go see......

I test drove an F31 330d M Sport Touring - wow!

Having no experience I did not really appreciate just how well specified this car was - it was awesome and definitely ticked nearly all my boxes........but......

It was the first car I was test driving and being a careful soul I wanted to see other cars on the market - this was late January ..... so off I poped and started looking...

Problem was everything I looked at, I found myself comparing it with the BMW above and they didn't stand up.

So 2 weeks ago I found myself back at the BMW dealer. The car was still available - lucky me.

Deal was done and I was happy.

However my father passed away that weekend - the arrangements all fell to me, and with a long holiday looming as well I have ended up paying for the car in full with the dealer agreeing to store it until my return in June ! I told you it was a long holiday!

So I am the proud new owner of a 12 months old 330d M Sport Touring with an amazing spec (detailed later) with 9k on the clock and still covered by the BMW warranty for 2 years at least- but I can't play with it til June - frustrating or what!

Spec

330d M Sport Touring in Alpine white (colour I wanted)
Adaptive M Sport suspension
Steering wheel heating
Reversing camera (on my tick list)
Pan Roof (on my tick list)
Sun protection glass
Extended storage
Heated seats
Driving assistant
Park assist
RTTI
Concierge service
Remote services
Online entertainment
Enhanced Bluetooth -wireless charging
Full black panel display
WiFi hotspot prep
Nav Pro (on my tick list)
Head - up display (NOT on my tick list but should have been!)
Speed limit display
Interior comfort package
Innovation package
Sport auto trans
LED fogs front
LED headlights
And other bits and bobs

I have asked them to fit a removable Towbar - I have a small day sailor that I will tow occasionally. (Again on my tick list). I would have liked electric memory seats but hey ho!

My first question is about the Towbar - is the westfalia the best to go for?

My second is about the LED headlights - they are not the adaptive ones - but what is involved when a "bulb" goes?

Are they a sealed unit and if so how many mortgages will I need to replace one?

How long are they expected to last?

Has anyone any experience of having to change one?

Are they covered by the BMW Warranty?

It appears I have told most of the long story ..... Sorry for boring you

But answers to these (and other!) questions will be much appreciated

And now for the admission that I think many on here will never forgive me for.......

The car was on 19" 403 M light star spoke wheels which I asked to be changed back to the 18" variety with 45 profile tyres - as I prefer to have tyres rather than rubber bands on the wheels especially in run flats - even 45 profile is less than I really like. The dealer, unsurprisingly, obliged!

The price did reflect this change and I am happy.

Thank guys

Roy
Firstly sorry to hear of your father passing.

Congrats on a great car! I have an AW M Sport (2015 328i gas).

Unfortunately I don't have a tow bar or LED's to answer your questions.

That is a long wait! Not sure I could do it.

Best of luck with the car!
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      03-30-2019, 03:10 PM   #371
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Thanks

How do I start a new thread to ask my questions?

Tried looking - can’t see....
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      03-30-2019, 04:42 PM   #372
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Thanks

How do I start a new thread to ask my questions?

Tried looking - can't see....
So if you are in the app... go to the Forums-3/4- F30/F31 etc then the top thread on General F30 Forum, on the top right is a white circle with a blue pencil - then you need a title and do your thread.
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