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    How to test drive a car!! This is BRILLIANT !

    Almost as funny as the other salesmen identically dressed in the last frame. Wtf!?
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    52 reg silver e39 se tourer

    Oh he had no shortage given everyone stuck behind. The artic just drove off. Anyway, its all the fault of the full moon according to my wife. Everyones basically gone a bit loopy!
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    Real world mpg and range

    Got 48.9 on a dual carriageways at fairly constant 50-70mph, 530d. Around town im getting 23...
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    2018-2 Maps available from Download Manager

    Spoke to ConnectedDrive helpline and they agreed it should be available already. Escalated to Germany.... hope its resolved before Brexit. Thanks, i might have bought it otherwise.
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    Service Inclusive

    Hows that? It expires at 36k. The service interval is about half that so youre going to have to be lucky to score two services as most high milers wont flag a CBS service needed until 18k miles or more each time. Second service costs are usually £500+, bmw just arent that generous.
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    2018-2 Maps available from Download Manager

    Yeah, that's what i hoped however it was approved used, perhaps someone claimed it when new in ConnectedDrive and it doesn't pass over.
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    Service Inclusive

    As far as i can see you get oil change + microfilter for that (1st service) which seems a bit steep. Air and fuel filters arent needed until second service at least, and Im not sure 36k is enough to hit that, is it?
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    2018-2 Maps available from Download Manager

    Got all that but for a car thats only 12 months old its asking me to pay for USB map updates. Or £130 for OTA plus manual it seems. Are free map updates included with some options or am i being hopelessly optimistic?
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    Service Inclusive

    Cheers, might check that out myself then. Pity it doesn't spell it out on the BMW Service website.
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    Google maps finally

    Looks like you can buy from a third party who will supply FSC code plus coding files on usb, at about half the cost of the BMW 3-year subscription! The official subscription isnt available for all G30s (its not on mine) From what ive read if you dont have extended bluetooth you may also need a £20 WLAN aerial plugging into the back of the NBT nav unit in your dash to allow your phone to connect. That could be the reason bmw themselves wont offer it via the ConnectedDrive store to certain vehicles.
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    Service Inclusive

    Don't think you retrospectively buy it im afraid. Edit: wrong on this, like so many things
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    52 reg silver e39 se tourer

    So many examples of less than careful drivers in the rain. Yesterday watched a Merc A-class stop too far over at a junction on a hill, large artic came along to turn and needed more space to get round so the Merc had to move. However they seemed to have completely forgotten the large van fronting a long queue of traffic just a few yards behind back down the hill.... Told me daughter to "watch this" and with the van's horn blaring we sat back and watched the Merc reverse squarely into front of the van. Crunch.
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    Google maps finally

    Yep, you can do everything, and it works 90% of time.... finally! Although i did find my iPhone was more reliable. The last/next track info is usually out of sync on Android but thats the only really irritating thing aside from the BT compression I think i can hear.
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    Google maps finally

    I might need to add Carplay then, is it via usb - any opinion on audio quality as my spotty downloads are all extreme quality...
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    Google maps finally

    Yep, the wifes VW has that integration and its great. Seems the g30 only just got Spotify over Bluetooth on android and theres no option to go via usb it seems which concerns me because i bet its no using the AptX codec!
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    Google maps finally

    Is that via carplay?
  17. Might be coming at this a bit late but ive had the Pro Hifi(logic7/dirac) system and Harman Kardon system in f10s previously, the HK wasn't quite as good but once run in sounded great. The standard g30 system makes my ears hurt for the wrong reasons, its so heavily tweaked to push the mid range to compensate for lack of tweeters that ive found it hard to listen to anything musical. Radio 4 is fine but I'd go for bmw advanced speakers as a minimum if you enjoy listening to anything for long trips. My g31 is going to be receiving a few choice upgrades in this department when possible. Werent any HK equipped cars in the right used price bracket and having modified previous e39s and e60s i know its fairly painless to upgrade a few key components if required.
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    G31 m-sport ride quality on 19" 664m alloys

    @BRB Was buying used so choice was limited as most 530d's have the MSport+ pack with 20s which I didn't want, so its pretty much the most basic spec you can buy but with £20k off new and barely a year old with a thousand miles which is quite a bargain and made the finance really cheap too. Sports seats are comfortable for me and I'm the only driver usually so memory less important.Main issue is the basic audio (which is so badly eq'd it hurt my ears) however I already had the Focal BMW upgrade for the mids/tweeters which could go on.
  19. Could anyone with this spec able to comment on how the ride is on passive msport suspension? (either with runflats or not) Particularly interested in the influence of the rear air suspension on ride quality. Thanks
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    What did you do to your F07/F10/F11 today?

    Well, im leaving the f10 forum and joining the ranks of the latest and greatest with a g31 530d msport. Very basic spec but aside from the audio its a pretty compete package at the level its at already. Plus Android + Spotify app via Bluetooth, working quite well - astonishing.
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    G31 m-sport ride quality on 19" 664m alloys

    Ok, having test driven 520 and 530d back to back with the same alloys and spec they were both impressively refined enough for me to pull the trigger on a G31, in the faster version.
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    Picked up my 520d Luxury

    Try driving after putting it in Traction. Improved my mpg every time by 2-3mpg. A tank of shell v power will help from time to time, i was a doubter/cynic too but after dozens of the same journey repeated with let up in speed there was a tangible improvement. Great spec, enjoy.
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    Front seats

    Whereabouts are you based Graham? Might be someone local who can run a quick fault clearance. Alternatively an enet cable is a tenner or so from ebay and the software can be found elsewhere to enable you to diy and open up tons of other possibilities!
  24. In very good condition, no punctures/repairs. Removed from my previous F10 after six months use. £100 ono, collected Chester. Pm me for postage if interested. Thanks!
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