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  1. I have a 2018 G30 without sat-nav. It has the correct screen and iDrive controller for Navigation Business though. My wife has a 2018 F20 with Navigation Business; a feature she doesn´t use. Can I swap headunits between the two cars, to get the sat-nav feature in the G30? Physically the HU´s looks identical, and the G30 has a GPS antenna fitted. I know, that it would involve unlocking and coding, but how do I approach this? Cheers.
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    Speaker upgrade

    The standard speakers are that cheap/bad, that I wouldn´t bother fitting an amp to them. I agree on, that fitting an amp to the current setup would improve things. The only amp I would consider fitting (if not going down the OEM route) was a Match, because you don´t have to cut any wires. The current setup sounds miles better, than the old setup. I spent less than £250. I´m happy with the way it sounds now, and that´s what´s important to me. The F20 Sound System might be cut down, but it has an amp - but does not play any louder or better than the G30 without the amp.
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    Speaker upgrade

    Please don´t talk to me, as if I were an idiot. I know what I´m doing, and your comparison is way off IMHO. To me it sounds like that you´ve never seen or heard the standard speakers, but trust me, an amp wouldn´t have improved the lack of tweeters - or the overall sound picture for that matter. The standard speakers are similar to the ones found in an Aygo. I tried the tweeters with the original speakers, and you´re wrong about that too. I don´t turn the bass up fully (why would I do that?) and the sound does not get flat when cranked up. You´re right, the system distorts when playing +90-95% of the volume, but so does the Hifi System in the F20. So to sum up: you´re right, that an amp would improve my current setup even more. And yes, the other systems has a more detailed EQ. But that´s the only thing you´re right about. For the money spent, I´m very satisfied with the result.
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    Speaker upgrade

    Don´t know if you´ve missed something - but the radio has a built in amp which handles the new speakers just fine. It plays loud enough for me and sounds great. The point with the retrofit were, to get some clearer and better sound, compared to the standard system, which only consists of four midranges and two subs under the seats. That produced a very "baffled/muddy" sound which made you only want to listen to speech radio. With the new setup it´s crisp and clear. The wife has a F20 with Hifi Soundsystem, and it´s not better or louder in any way. That system has an amp, to my knowledge.
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    Speaker upgrade

    Well, I don´t think it´s done any different in cars factory equipped with either Hifi og HK - and it works just fine.
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    Speaker upgrade

    Not sure what you mean by that; I just replaced the existing mid-ranges with the HK ones. They are fitted in a kind of enclosure in the door, as I remember it.
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    Speaker upgrade

    I´ve fitted OEM HarmanKardon speakers in my G30 instead of the standard speakers. Fitted to mids and tweeters in both the parcel shelf and the front doors. Sound is now crisp and clear. Total cost were around £250. (Second hand speakers from eBay, new tweeter houses for the front doors from local BMW dealer). It´s plug and play, only the wire going from the tweeter to the midrange in the front doors needs to be extended slightly. All plugs fit the new speakers.
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    Winter wheels/tyres

    Bought a user set on Werksraeder24.de - that was the best offer I could find. 18” with Michelin winters on them, around 6mm left on the tires. Was around €1000 delivered.
  9. I see. We pay annual car taxes based on the cars consumption and fuel type. For a G30 520d it´s around £400-450 per year. Fuelprices are roughly the same UK vs DK.
  10. Don´t know what VED stands for. Running the car (taxes) is not that expensive over here, but it shouldn´t be - we´ve already paid for the car twice, when we bought it
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    Help choosing a G30

    I have the standard lights, and they’re brilliant. They’re more powerfull than the xenons on my previous Superb (2018).
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    Help choosing a G30

    Good luck choosing - and I’m glad you got the point about putting things into perspective Yes, the price is (unfortunately) in GBP.
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    Help choosing a G30

    I do. G30´s are even more basic here in DK. No sat-nav, no ambient light, no M-package. Just 17" alloys, LED lights (non-ICON), park sensors front and rear, cloth seats (electical, no lumbar support), analogue dash. I came from a fully loaded Skoda Superb (my second, both suffered from faulty clutches (DQ200)) so I could trade the Skoda in for my current 520d for a very little amount of money. It was driven my a person from the dealership; 3 months old, 8000 km on the clock. Would I like more gadgets? Yes, who wouldn´t. But that would mean ordering a new car and speccing it the way I want. And I can´t afford that (read: will not pay that much). A standard 520d costs £74800. Navigation Business is £4675. Navigation Professional is £6450. Active Cruise is £2900 M-Sport pack is £12670 Comfort seats is £5500 Lumbar support is £650 Ambient light around the same as above ICON lights is £3600 HUD is £2850 DAB is £900 Harman/Kardon: £2620 Hifi: £1180 Leatherette (plastic leather): £1400 Leather Dakota: £5200 And I could keep´em coming. So maybe that explains a little better, why our cars in general are lesser equipped. I love my base-520d for the feel, the power, the way it drives. And yes, I can live without sat-nav, adaptive cruise, lane assist, blind spot, full electrical seats with memory etc. which I was used to in the Skoda. The BMW is in another league. It has more details (i.e. the color of the dials changes from white to orange at night time), better design, better drivetrain and a better driving experience. The only necessary change I´ve done to my car is, that I´ve replaced the horrible standard speakers with some OEM HarmanKardon (four mid-tones, four tweeters - standard was only four mid-tones + the subs under the seats). Oh, almost forgot. Metallic paint is £2650...
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    Losing DAB radio presets and other issues.

    Does your headlight washers not operate at all? Mine does, also when with the lights on "Auto", but only when the mains are on, and the windscreen washer has been activated some times (5?). They do not operate when it´s only the DRL´s, that´s activated (still in "Auto", but in daylight).
  15. I know - have had a few G30’s as rentals in the UK.
  16. It looks like this, just ‘fyi’
  17. That might be. But somebody further up asked how it looked - and the screen and controller is identical to Nav. Business.
  18. It looks the same as cars with Navigation Business.
  19. There’s sadly no option to mirror anything, at the moment.
  20. The only place with THAT stupid taxes on cars - Denmark
  21. Not over here. Our taxes on cars are to blame. The question is, if the hardware is the same (I know that the iDrive controller and the antenna is), and if the navigation needs activation using FSC codes.
  22. Is it still so, that CarPlay can only work on the navigation systems? My car is not equipped with sat-nav, but it has the same display as Navigation Business, the iDrive controller has "map" and "nav" buttons and the car has a GPS antenna (for Connected Drive and "location services"). Do I have to swap out the heatunit itself to get Navigation Business, or can FSC codes (and a map, of course) be generated to make navigation work? Or CarPlay? Cheers,
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    Things I hate about my 5 series

    Yes, and that’s why I’m happy with the cloth/fabric my car has :)
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    Things I hate about my 5 series

    I have the standard seats - they are great. Just drove 900 km to Prague and back, and I felt completely unstressed and relaxed the whole trip. It´s all about adjustments Had a new E-class as a rental on my last trip to the UK. That was possibly the worst seats I´ve ever tried; worst thing was the fake (plastic) "leather" which gave you a sweaty "back" after just a few minutes of driving.
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