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BMW 3 Series, BMW, Sedan, Wagon
#267 of 278 Re: BMW VS Everyone else [romboggie]
Jul 23, 2009 (6:36 am)
Most recent experience:
2003 X5 3.0 - awesome SUV, handles great regardless of road condition, very powerful but stiff handling, good acceleration at lower and high speeds, the engine roar sounds great.
2005 MDX - drives like a car, very comfortable and smooth, doesn not handle as well as X5, acceleration better at high speeds but fair at lower speeds.
2009 328i - awesome driving, great road feel, responsive, driver and car become one entity.
#268 of 278 Re: BMW VS Everyone else [ez2do]
Jul 23, 2009 (7:36 pm)
I have 06 325i and I drove X5. They serve different purposes. As for handling and acceleration X5 is vastly inferior to 06 325i, which is understandable
#269 of 278 Re: BMW VS Everyone else [lehrer1]
Jul 25, 2009 (2:08 pm)
Perhaps the 3 series and 5 series coupes and sedans are closer to the cars BMW's engineers want to build. The X3 and X5 are the vehicles they grudgingly have to build -- but won't necessarily burden themselves with on their own shores.
Jul 25, 2009 (5:58 pm)
Hi, I am about to purchase a BMW. The 328i coupe with a manual tranny, is there anything good or bad that I should know about, or what to expect. I have heard alot of stories good and bad about BMW's. I would just like to know how to prepare, I would still probably buy one anyway. Looking for some feed back, thanks.
P.S. Should definitly get rid of the run flat tires, or at least still give you a spare and a jack. There should be a spot for a spare tire, under the trunk.
#271 of 278 Oil Dip Stick...
Aug 01, 2009 (1:56 pm)
Why did BMW stop using the dipstick, maybe I want to check my oil, to see the level. I don't want to wait for that "light" on the dash. Also, get rid of the RFL, or at least make a wheel well in the trunk space for a spare, if I want to get one. I am looking foreward to getting my 2009 / 328i Coupe, in a couple of months. Thanks.
#272 of 278 Re: Oil Dip Stick... [steven48]
Aug 01, 2009 (3:31 pm)
Check your Owner's Manual, you should be able to check your oil level from the a display inside your car.
#273 of 278 Re: BMW 2009 SatNav version? [sicce]
Aug 01, 2009 (10:28 pm)
The CIC iDrive is on a different release schedule. Unless you have the Business nav then 2009-2 is the latest version. CIC is the Professional iDrive that uses an HDD. Maps are updated via CD or through your dealer.
Aug 02, 2009 (5:52 pm)
a car that can carry a spare tire that won't take your head off in an accident and has a dipstick to check the oil, you don't want a BMW.
#275 of 278 BMW Warning Messages
Aug 19, 2009 (7:41 am)
I have a warning light on my dash. It's a car icon with sequential arrows radiating out from each side. I think it may be a warning that my mirrors are folded in, but I'd like to confirm that. I'll play with it some more to see if it only happens in reverse.
This question also leads to the question of where there may be a comprehensive listing of these symbols. I have searched the owner's manual, but it's not there.
#276 of 278 Re: 2009 328ci SULEV Fuel Pump [teebone1958]
Aug 25, 2009 (9:57 pm)
I like your info:
"Beginning with 2003, 325i Sedan, Coupe, Sport Wagon
Automatic for sale in California, Mass, New York,
and Vermont are fitted with an updated motor
identified as PZEV (Partial Zero Evaporative Emissions) M56 B25"
I know I've got 2003 325i which is SULEV and how can I prove
to BMW dealer that this is also PZEV?
I need this prove for emission warranty purpose.