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#242 of 278 Re: When is the next update for the BMW 3 series sedan 328i? [MikeCRG]
Mar 22, 2009 (7:59 am)
It's about every 7 years between major model changes. In the interim there's a mid-cyle appearance update on the 4th Model Year--that's almost always just minor light and trim changes. For the E46, this update occurred in the 2002 MY. For the E90 it was this year, the 2009 MY.
Here's the recent "major change" schedule for the sedan:
From E36 to E46:
From E46 to E90:
From E90 to E??:
So my best guess is that you'll see a new 3 Series in late 2012 for the 2013 model year.
Mar 22, 2009 (4:31 pm)
Has anyone had any problems with the seat belt pusher arm on the 3-series coupe? The one between 2007 & 2009, thanks.
Mar 28, 2009 (2:45 pm)
Here is another option for future 09 3-series owners who have iPhones. It's called 6NF. It's the Smartphone package. Whats nice about 6NF is that you get a cradle for the iPhone and it will fully integrate it both phone and as an iPod. It does require the 6FL option. You can have both 6FL and 6NF. You can't have the iPhone and an iPod plugged in at the same time but it does work. 6NF will bypass the iPhones antenna and will use it's antenna. Now you can have both music and the iPod function still intact.
#245 of 278 Re: Verizon phone not compatible with BMW bluetooth [ad3series]
Mar 31, 2009 (6:59 am)
I recently got a Motorola ZN4 phone from Verizon, and it works well with my 08 328i go check it outů
#246 of 278 Buying a new 2009 / 3-Series...
May 29, 2009 (4:35 pm)
Hi my name is Steven, and I'm about to buy a new 3-Series coupe, with the manual tranny. Can anyone give me any advice or critisism.about the 3-Series. It is my first BMW and presently I'm driving an Infiniti G37S coupe. It's a great car, but it just doesn't have that feel of being "one w/ the road." Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.
#247 of 278 Re: Buying a new 2009 / 3-Series... [steven48]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 29, 2009 (4:44 pm)
What's not to like?
Actually if you are a fairly tall/large person you'd best take a good 1/2 hour ride in one, and pay attention to how you feel, comfort-wise. Are you legs hitting anything. Does your back feel pinched or your shoulders restricted? How's head room? 3 Series can be a little tight for some people.
Have you decided on a 328 or 335? coupe or sedan?
#248 of 278 End of lease - 2003 330i - What to offer the lease company
May 30, 2009 (5:32 am)
I'm at the end of my CPO lease on a 2003 330i. The car has been a gem and mileage is low, so I'm interested in buying the car. Considering the current turmoil in the car market, I'm wondering what is the best basis for determining my purchase offer to BMWFS? The end-of-lease residual value is $13,300 which is near the projected (Edmunds) wholesale value. However, would BMWFS something less, on the order of $11,000.
#249 of 278 Re: End of lease - 2003 330i - What to offer the lease company [thriftytoolguy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 30, 2009 (9:33 am)
Not much chance of negotiating a residual price. I'd say nil but no harm in asking. Occasional instances of them relenting are reported but I've never personally seen it happen. Maybe on a car with a bad resale value but a BMW....don't think so.
BMW Financial would much prefer to sell your car at auction I think.
#250 of 278 bmw convertible deal 2009; is it a good deal????
May 30, 2009 (7:02 pm)
I wanted some advice from some saavy folks here:
BMW 2009 convertible 328i
options: sports; USB/IPOD; heated front seats
drive off: 1500
650/month (including CA tax)
is that a good deal?
I believe MF = 0.00195 (ist time Bimmer customer)
RV = 60%
thanks let me know guys
I really appreciate it
#251 of 278 BMW / Run Flat Tires
Jun 07, 2009 (3:41 pm)
Hi, I am a big fan of BMW, but I need to weigh in about these Run Flat Tires. All the reviews I have read have been mostly negitive. Not only are they noisey, but should be an option. BMW should have a wheel well under the trunk if I want to change over to normal tires and store a spare. The way it is now, I have to put the spare in the trunk. Why does BMW force people to buy the run flats, make it an option and give me a wheel well and a jack for g-d's sake. The cup holders are a joke too. Otherwise its a very nice car, just get rid of the Run Flat Tires. Thank You.