Last post on Sep 17, 2006 at 7:19 PM
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BMW 5 Series, Wagon
#213 of 252 Re: markcincinnati... [markcincinnati]
Nov 21, 2005 (11:10 am)
"The only 530xi I have driven had the automatic and it was, almost anemic"
That is surprising, since the 530xi has a 30hp advantage over the X3, and weighs a few hundred pounds less, and is more aerodynamic. Granted it is an automatic, but still, you wouldn't expect it to have that big of a factor in performance.
#214 of 252 Speed sensitive sound
Nov 23, 2005 (9:52 am)
I'm about to purchase 530xi, and have a question to which no dealer has been able to provide a definite answer - does the car have a speed sensitive stereo volume? Some of the answers I got were "No", "Only with moonroof open", "I think so".
While we're on the stereo topic, is there much difference in sound quality between stock stereo and optional logic7?
#215 of 252 Re: Speed sensitive sound [yuryg]
Nov 23, 2005 (11:54 am)
I have a 530xi, and yes it does have the
speed sensitive stereo volume
#216 of 252 Re: RWD vs AWD in winter driving [tollyho]
Nov 26, 2005 (9:35 am)
I would first try the all seasons.
I have a 2002 330XI and have been just fine with the oem tires and they have 35k on them.
You can always get snows if needed.
#217 of 252 Software Recall / Update
Nov 29, 2005 (1:34 pm)
I got the software recall/update on my 2006 530xi last week and it has the following benefits:
1. Got rid of the annoying "High Battery Drain" message that a number of us got used to seeing every morning! Now I hope that it was not really a battery drain problem that is simply being ignored
2. RDS on the radio works fine now, even with Navigation, premium CD changer, etc. I really had no idea what RDS was until now -- shows the call signs, station name, and in some cases even the song or program title and song lyrics (or am I misreading the lyrics?).
3. Before the update two "" symbols were showing up on my Bluetooth phone list after each and ever entry (e.g., John Smith). This was annoying, and confused the voice recognition for names. The are gone now (at least I haven't seen them yet!).
I also had them put in an AUX audio input in the glovebox for my iPod. Not ideal, because the tracks don't show up on the iDrive display, but it will have to do for now until they bring out full iPod integration for the new 5 series.
Nov 30, 2005 (1:52 pm)
Somehow the 530xi got two small dents n it`s hood, so wife took in over yesterday for the body man to try and take out...I swear you now can`t even tell where they were..Somehow they can punch them back out and not didturb the paint or anything.....It cost a hundred fifty dollars, and one dent was a sort of crease around three and a half inches long, and the other was a sort of round dimple of a couple of inches and very shallow....Tony
#219 of 252 Re: repair [anthonyp]
Nov 30, 2005 (3:58 pm)
Yeah, it's called Paintless Dent Removal. There are a number of companies that perform the service from roving vans. If you call them directly some of them will even show up at your home or office and fix your car on the spot.
Here is just one of many that will suck your dents out:
#221 of 252 Re: repair [anthonyp]
Nov 30, 2005 (4:54 pm)
Isn't that crazy how they can do that? Some of the companies won't even let you watch how they do it, I guess to keep it a "trade secret"...
#222 of 252 Re: Software Recall / Update [freddybb]
Dec 03, 2005 (12:54 pm)
Any update on the MP3 issue? Did BMWNA ever get back to you?
>"...until they bring out full iPod integration for the new 5 series."
What new 5 series? Have I missed something?