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      06-23-2012, 03:34 AM   #45
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Can be done via coding if u want it automatically disabled everytime u start the car.
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yes it can ! it's the first thing i do after starting the engine but sometimes if i forget to do that then I need to experience the shivering, it is quite annoying !

M sport trim looks nice, and I love the steering wheel !
Is stop-start on all F30 models or only the 4cyl ones (and does the same apply to the F10)? I would go check them out with my dad but no time yet
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      06-23-2012, 03:37 AM   #46
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Is stop-start on all F30 models or only the 4cyl ones (and does the same apply to the F10)? I would go check them out with my dad but no time yet
I think it is now standard on all F10 and F30 models!
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      06-23-2012, 09:36 AM   #47
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ASS will be standard on all BMWs soon, F02LCI will also get it. That's the same for other European brands, even Porsche & Ferrari.
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      06-30-2012, 12:13 PM   #48
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i have to report back here:

after 400km on the car, i begin to like it! the tires get better: noise and harshness have improved with mileage, engine noise seems to be improving a little bit as well (I am not sure---maybe I'm getting used to the noise?) but the shivering after start/stop cycle is still annoying !

the sound quality of the hifi speakers is also improving !

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      07-22-2012, 11:38 PM   #49
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How's it going now with the car?
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      07-23-2012, 12:46 AM   #50
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I like my car now!

I changed my wheel to 19" alloy and Michelin Pilot super sports nearly 1 month ago . after 500km the tires becomes quiet and comfortable- better than the original 17" with S001 run flats !

I had the steering wheel vibration problem and I've been to BMW service to correct it . They minimized it and it was barely noticeable ! However after wheel change it came back and was more pronounced, then I thought: oh no ! luckily after 2 more wheel balance sessions it was minimized . I used the word minimized bcos i can feel it sometimes but it is not demonstrable ! maybe 19" wheel makes road imperfection into vibration on the steering wheel???

handling is always good and I get used to the noise level in the car . Hifi sound is now acceptable and I soon ignored the apparent poor quality of the trim materials. engine noise is the same: it sounds and feels like diesel when it first starts and gets better when it is warmed up . At highway cruising speed it is barely noticeable (wind noise and road noise take ever) ! N20 has adequate power even with 3 adults and 1 baby+car seat on board but I never tried to push it: I am still running in the car. it is just over 1000 km now.

the car looks much better with 19" wheel !

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      07-23-2012, 02:28 AM   #51
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I like my car now!

I changed my wheel to 19" alloy and Michelin Pilot super sports nearly 1 month ago . after 500km the tires becomes quiet and comfortable- better than the original 17" S001 run flats !

I had the steering wheel vibration problem and I've been to BMW service to correct it . They minimized it and it was barely noticeable ! However after wheel change it came back and was more pronounced, then I thought: oh no ! luckily after 2 more wheel balance sessions it was minimized . I used the word minimized bcos i can feel it sometimes but it is not demonstrable ! maybe 19" wheel makes road imperfection into vibration on the steering wheel???

handling is always good and I get used to the noise level in the car . Hifi sound is now acceptable and I soon ignored the apparent poor quality of the trim materials. engine noise is the same: it sounds and feels like diesel when it first starts and gets better when it is warmed up . At highway cruising speed it is barely noticeable (wind noise and road noise take ever) ! N20 has adequate power even with 3 adults and 1 baby+car seat on board but I never tried to push it: I am still running in the car. it is just over 1000 km now.

the car looks much better with 19" wheel !
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      07-23-2012, 06:01 AM   #52
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Sorry I've been very busy with baby, I only have pictures with 17" if you want !
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      07-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #53
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Sorry I've been very busy with baby, I only have pictures with 17" if you want !
Yes pls, anything will do.
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      07-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #54
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let u have 1 for the moment , i'll upload more a bit later !
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      07-24-2012, 04:01 AM   #55
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HI everyone, I've been waiting for my 328i sport in MW to arrive. Ordered it on early March.
The sales man say I can enjoy the 75000 EFV tax benefits but I am still waiting.....

Wish to see a bigger F30 community here soon=)
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      07-25-2012, 12:15 PM   #56
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      07-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #57
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can i get a EFV refund ?
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      07-25-2012, 03:06 PM   #58
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can i get a EFV refund ?
U'll have to ask the govt abt this. Apparently quite a few cars are eligible but for some reason they didn't approve the applications. I think the govt don't want too many cars being eligible for EFV rebate cos that means it'll offset the FRT increase last yr.
I don't think it's fair to current owners cos with or without EFV rebate the cars are the same, it's not like they made improvements to the cars so that EFV rebate is now being eligible.
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      07-26-2012, 02:55 AM   #59
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Is you car the base model? I can't see any badge on the side fender, or you remove the badge? and the lower fog light and wheels look a bit different from the car I saw in showroom.
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U'll have to ask the govt abt this. Apparently quite a few cars are eligible but for some reason they didn't approve the applications. I think the govt don't want too many cars being eligible for EFV rebate cos that means it'll offset the FRT increase last yr.
I don't think it's fair to current owners cos with or without EFV rebate the cars are the same, it's not like they made improvements to the cars so that EFV rebate is now being eligible.
+1 totally agree !
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Is you car the base model? I can't see any badge on the side fender, or you remove the badge? and the lower fog light and wheels look a bit different from the car I saw in showroom.
yes it is the base model with 17" 395 alloys (option) but my car looks different now with 19" alloys !

the car u saw in showroom is sport line !
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Oh! I am getting my car next next week! Super excited! Let's hang out or join the smd with the e90 guys later!!

What wheels did you put on? 19seems great size for it.
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Hello guys!

Just ordered a white 328i M sport with red interior, plus the following options: Harman Kardon, Reverse Camera, Surround View and Comfort Access.

Hopefully will retrofit Navigation professional, internet, apps, etc. locally after delivery in November.
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Hello guys!

Just ordered a white 328i M sport with red interior, plus the following options: Harman Kardon, Reverse Camera, Surround View and Comfort Access.

Hopefully will retrofit Navigation professional, internet, apps, etc. locally after delivery in November.
WOW, nice config!! see you on the road soon!!
you start you long long wait now
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Oh! I am getting my car next next week! Super excited! Let's hang out or join the smd with the e90 guys later!!

What wheels did you put on? 19seems great size for it.
Sure after u pick up your car!

I have replica m3 5 double spoke 19" but I am thinking of getting oz ultraleggera to replace them. The replicas are not very light!

I think 19" is the best size for f30! 20" is too big and u cannot find tires for it!
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Hello guys!

Just ordered a white 328i M sport with red interior, plus the following options: Harman Kardon, Reverse Camera, Surround View and Comfort Access.

Hopefully will retrofit Navigation professional, internet, apps, etc. locally after delivery in November.
Great spec! Now the long wait begins!
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