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    Harpenden, Hertfordshire


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    2017 G31 530d xDrive

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  1. ricequackers

    Safety cameras now available on Connected Drive

    Is it possible to get this on a 2017 car with iDrive 6 at all?
  2. ricequackers

    My first ever BMW - 530xd Touring

    Thanks! I'll now need to get around to wiring in my dashcam soon.
  3. Collected it on Thursday and already driven it a good 450 miles or so. It's been absolutely fantastic to drive - very comfortable, plenty of power to zip past most traffic, and the head-up display and adaptive LEDs imo are game-changers when it comes to making driving safer and more comfortable. My 1 year old is also very happy as she gets nice views out of the windows and the panoramic roof! Photo is from just after I collected it in flawless condition, but it's now already covered in road spray!
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    Buying a G31 530d soon

    Thanks for all the advice, I'm going to be viewing and possibly buying today!
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    Buying a G31 530d soon

    Hello all, I'm quite close to buying a used G31 530d Touring, but I have a few questions before I go ahead with viewing some cars. I've already tried to research these beforehand, but apologies if they've already been answered before: One of the cars I'm looking at seems to have a service plan since if I enter its reg in the BMW servicing website it shows the servicing options as "Inclusive" instead of the usual price. Is there any way to look up the details of the plan, when it expires etc? The website doesn't seem to give this information, just whether the car has a service plan or not. I believe the car's computer will tell me if the DPF is clogged or its running low on AdBlue? I believe the ConnectedDrive services need to be renewed after three years, so they've probably expired for the 17/67 plate cars that I'm looking at. How much does it cost to renew? Again BMW's website seems to be a bit cagey on this! What is the generally preferred method for coding - is Bimmercode sufficient for tweaking a few settings and diagnostics? And am I correct in believing that a Wi-Fi adapter would be much better than a Bluetooth one? Any recommendations for good independent BMW specialist garages in the Herts area? I live in Harpenden for reference. Thanks, and looking forward to hanging out here!