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Old 11-05-2019, 03:49 PM   #31
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Yeah, mine does that, too. I feel like there must be a setting somewhere, but since I have to leave my car outside I lock it all the time, anyway.
I think locking and unlocking it works...
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:32 PM   #32
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And I’m happy to say that it’s going back in the morning.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:16 PM   #33
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I think maybe you would need to get used to it. When I pull in my garage being it is a more traditional garage it works really well. I find it pretty cool how it switches the views depending on what it detects and all the changing of the sounds and showing you the objects in different colors is cool too.

My biggest complaint with my car is at almost a year old I still can't figure out how to shut it off in my garage and leave it unlocked ... I am not joking when I tell you it is not unusual for my wife to go into the garage hours after I come home and she will see my car on usually with the lights and radio on (not the engine running just in the on position).

And this is after I know the car shut down when I left it ... it is just weird but I gave up on this 8 months ago



You make a good point, I have a feeling BMW is going to have to do away with the charge eventually unless all the other brands jump on the band wagon.


Try hitting the start button one more time after the engine turns off. Alternatively get the car coded so it will shut off when you open the door I noticed that they’ve now made that default atkeast on the new 3 series

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Old 11-05-2019, 10:59 PM   #34
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And I’m happy to say that it’s going back in the morning.
Which car went in for service?




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Try hitting the start button one more time after the engine turns off. Alternatively get the car coded so it will shut off when you open the door I noticed that they’ve now made that default atkeast on the new 3 series
That seemed to work on the last 5er but now they have this new thing called ‘ready state’ or something like that ... I have to hit the stop button and then touch the radio knob and that was suppose to work ... it does sometimes and other times we look in the garage and the car is on ...

As long as it starts in the morning and the battery isn’t dead i’m ok with it
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:59 AM   #35
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:20 AM   #36
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Review coda:

Holy shit, I’m glad to have the E90 back. Driving the 540i for two days really reinforced what a good fit the E90 M3 is for me.

That said, I should take back some of how much I shat on the drivetrain combo. After a hundred miles of my driving, the ZF8 got a LOT less stupid. It would have been tolerable if the pedals required more force. It really makes my leg tense when I have to hold it up off of the gas pedal while cruising. I want to push slightly, not hold up. (This is an irritation in most cars.) The brakes had the same issue, but since brake pedal use is transient, it was more tolerable.

I actually did like the “auto hold” function. If I’m going to drive a numb whale, why should I have to hold my foot on the brake while stopped?

Net-net, I’m slightly less negative on it now. If all I did was drive on the highway with cruise control on, it would be a nice place to be. It’s not a nice place to drive, though.
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