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BMW 3 Series, Interior, Convertible
Sep 17, 2003 (8:04 pm)
My God, man! The poor baby doesn't want to hold her finger down until the window is all the way up? Endured a 116 degree day here in Redding, CA back in July, and Mrs. Imadrone and I were driving down I-5 in our beloved old '68 Volvo 122s wagon (no A/C). At the 1st whine , simply pointed out that she should imagine being a migrant farm worker who had just been given a ride to her front door. All is relative....
#4 of 12 at the risk of breaking up a good series of rants
Sep 17, 2003 (8:18 pm)
if you called the dealer, looked in the owners manual, or checked the bmw website, you might find the answers there. since nobody has come up with 'em yet, give that a try, too.
just because it's a BMW doesn't mean it will ride like a buick, have stretching room like an escalade, or jump stumps like a wrangler. I would expect it to run like a bat out of Hell and stick to a twisty little back road nicely (not necessarily both at the same time) and I would expect a tight tranny and solid feeling of the controls. I would also expect $900 muffler jobs and $90 oil changes.
if you want X and she wants A, and they both aren't in the car, you will not both be happy in it at the same time unless opinions change with time.
#5 of 12 dude, who paid for the car?
Sep 18, 2003 (6:45 am)
I agree with the above posters...get rid of the GF! Obviously you are younger than some of us older married guys on here, and she must be one heck of a babe to tolerate the nagging...lol. Here, in nutshell, is the difference when you have been married for awhile....I bought my in spite of my wife! She motivated me to get the car..yeah, mid life crisis and all. She did not think it was good idea... and wouldn't even drive in it at first.I bought it one weekend when she was out town! Now, not all the guys here have the same problem. I am sure most of them have wives who really support their them buying a BMW. I'll set back and take the heat... Enjoy your car, life IS short my friend!!!
#6 of 12 And yes, I'm sure the directions
Sep 18, 2003 (7:31 am)
are in the manual, or your friendly local BMW service guys could handle it for you...
Sep 18, 2003 (4:44 pm)
Aside from the radio, I see no complaint here.
As for the radio, I wonder if you have the fader set all the way to one extreme?
As for seat room, a 3 Series isn't a 5 series...if the seat went too far back it would possibly paralyze the rear seat passengers.
Ah, well, no car is perfect. If you found one that corrected these three faults, it would have others. I have no trouble griping about any car if I look hard enough.
Sep 19, 2003 (9:40 am)
Well, I've been to the dealership and they couldn't help me (btw, will not buy from them again! Service sucks). In either case, since they couldn't help, am trying to find specific overrides. How do I change the fader? Also, the seats SHOULD be able to go almost ALL the way back! My friend has the 325 with a hardtop and the seats go almost all the way back flat. The convertible's seats, however, do not. Was thinking about replacing them with the sedan seats (and mechanics of course). Just wanted to know about any overrides (electrical, or however) for these functions.
I will admit her gripe about the windows NOT rolling up all the way automatically is a pain. I hate leaving my finger on the button to roll up ALL the windows and it not being OneTouch Up. When you have one touch, it spoils you. Besides, when you shell out so much cash for the damn car, you'd think youd be able to configure it anyway you want.
As far as the directions being in the manual, I couldn't find them. Does anyone else with the convertible know of them? The sedan has no issues with the seats rolling back all the way.
PS - Breaking up with the gf is not an option that came with the car!!!
#9 of 12 No, but it's always an option
Sep 19, 2003 (11:03 am)
that has nothing to do with the car.
Like Brad Pitt said: "you look at a beautiful girl and see a beautiful girl. I look and see a girl who has a guy who's tired of putting up with her crap".
Sep 19, 2003 (11:49 am)
Remember, love dies but possessions are forever.
(nah, just kidding).
Sep 19, 2003 (2:04 pm)
"Was thinking about replacing them with the sedan seats (and mechanics of course). Just wanted to know about any overrides (electrical, or however) for these functions."
If I'm not mistaking, the seatbelts are built into the seatbacks on ragtops. This could be the reason your seats do not fully recline. It would also be one fact which would make putting the sedan seats in a problem. Short of some serious modifications, you wouldn't be able to hook up the shoulder belts.
#12 of 12 oh great..
Oct 15, 2003 (2:11 pm)
this site provided no help thanks anyways all..