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    G30 hybrid 2018, Z3 2.8 E36 1997, F55 1.5 2016

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  1. TheDarkLord

    Can't fit dash cam to 530e hybrid

    I think he was talking to me. But I'm not listening.
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    Can't fit dash cam to 530e hybrid

    Indeed. I was offered a BlackVue DR590W-2CH - which is a front and rear device which they would add some other power supply. They knew how to fit that one. That'd be £319 inc VAT all in. I'm having a look at that and might to do it. However, I guess I might be able to go back with some of the advice above and get things in action. It's not something to get wound up about. I'm not so hung up on the price. If the BlackVue appears to get good reviews and would do the front and back job, then I'd be happy with it.
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    Can't fit dash cam to 530e hybrid

    I have blocked your man there. You get lots of helpful hints from on forums like this - but you do, for some reason, get people who wish to snipe at you just for asking a question. Maybe it makes him feel powerful? Who knows or cares. And yes. Thank you, you are quite right. I work 12 hours a day and don't have the time - or skill - to fit a dash cam. £30 is a no brainer for me.
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    Can't fit dash cam to 530e hybrid

    Thank you for the tip. Although the mind boggles why you don't understand that Halfords ........ a £1.1 billion turnover nationwide company ....... uses a team of dedicated electrical fitters experienced in fitting accessories rather than shop assistants to fit things. Maybe the clue is in your subtitle? I'm guessing the guy hasn't come across this generation of car before or the fitter is a less experienced chap. We all have to start somewhere.
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    Can't fit dash cam to 530e hybrid

    Hi Can anyone help or suggest a solution please? I tried to get the old NextBase dash cam from my previous car fitted to my new G30 530e hybrid. Halfords - who supplied and fitted the original - quoted 1/2 an hour and £30 for the task - basically running a cable from the fusebox in the boot up to the rear view mirror to plug into the cam. That would turn the camera on when the ignition was on and off when the ignition was switched off. However, they couldn't do it. He said they couldn't find a live fuse - whatever that means. Is there always an issue with G30s in general with this? is it an issue with hybrids? Or are they not doing it right? Any help would be appreciated.
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    530e Performance without electric

    Well - I have a commute of 82 miles (41 miles there plus 41 miles back). I can charge at both ends. 5 miles town at start, 31 miles motorway in the middle, 4 miles town at the end. That's not short/town driving. It works for me. I regularly get 65 to 70 mpg ....... and it is as smooth and as quiet as can be.
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    530e Performance without electric

    Yep. Me too. Private buyer. The hybrid is better than the diesel and petrol version (to me) for a number of reasons. 1. I now drive through my local town and town where I work without emitting any fumes. That's important to me. Doing my bit. 2. It is very, very quiet and relaxing. I spend about 60% of my 41-mile each way commute on electric power alone - where it is whisper quiet. 3. I see that there are some roads in London which will very soon be closed to diesel and petrol only cars. There's gonna be a lot more of these soon. 4. It's a new curious and interesting thing for which I'm an early adopter. 5. I've done performance cars and latterly big diesel torque machines to death.
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    Sport Seats Uncomfortable

    I suppose we're all built differently. My 13 day old 530e M Sport with sports seats is the most comfortable car I've ever sat in. I had a think about the accelerator being too far to the right thing - and I can't see that. It feels fine and normal to me.
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    530e Performance without electric

    Depends what you want to do with it. Took delivery of my brand new M Sport 530e 10 days ago and have done 500 miles already. It's okay on petrol only. Moves well enough , especially if you rev it. It's not an M3 alternative though. Way slower than my previous 435D. Over my 40 mile each way commute, when I haven't had the change to charge thing, it will charge itself enough for 12 miles of electric only at the end. On electric only, it's very, very quiet and very smooth. I love it.
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    Delivery Leadtime

    ...... and my new 530e gets me this on my regular 41 mile commute
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    Delivery Leadtime

    It’s Sophisto grey xirallic. Looks darker in the dark looks lighter in sunlight. Love it.
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    Delivery Leadtime

    And as Jesy from Little Mix would say ........ wallah !!!!!!! I'm blown away. A very specific custom order which took exactly 50 days from order to delivery.
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    Delivery Leadtime

    Hooray. I'm picking my 530e up on Saturday. That's 51 days from the date of order. For a very specific factory build - I have to say that's amazing! I'm nearly having kittens I'm so excited.
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    Specification Advice

    I would normally have gone for a BMW dark wood of some kind, but the G30 hybrid demonstrator I drove had the rhombicle interior. Added to the hi-tech feel of the hybrid. I liked it a lot so I saw no reason to pay for anything different as an option. I think I'm taking delivery later this month.
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    G30 530e Msport Arrived Today

    No silver rings on the clocks I see. Much better.