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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. otc

    otc Stylish Dinosaur

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    Several VWs had this when I worked in a dealership. Was probably the kind of thing you could have swapped out if you wanted.

    Pretty good idea IMHO...
     


  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    See my post on the last page. ;)


    It's a couple of screws/bolts.





    They just had a press conference, it doesn't look good.
     


  3. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Stylish Dinosaur

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    wooo mister fancy. :embar: My car has an overly hot heating system, a DOS-like OS, and a Playstation One-like transmission.... and a center console for my Oiiver Peoples. Possible upgrade to Oliver Goldsmiths thanks to this thread.
     


  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    Heavily considering adding a section 2 x- pipe for a louder dat exhaust note.

    Will probably go used cause I don't want to spend too much.
     


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    De-cat and straight pipe that shit. Don't be a pussy. :)
     


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    Yeah, my Z4 had this, so I was surprised when the questioner said he had a 6-series. In the Boxster, I keep them in the center console, and the Mini had a cmpartmoent above the glovebox.
     


  7. UnFacconable

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    My old Dodge Durango has a sunglasses compartment in what I charitably refer to as the overhead console. Neither my BMW or MB have any sunglass stowage.

    While I'm here, after a couple of weeks of comparison between COMAND and iDrive - iDrive's ipod/mp3 interface is about a million times better. When my ipod crashes in the MB (not the car's fault entirely, the ipod is prone to semi-frequent random reboots), it always starts over at the beginning of the alphabet so I end up listening to a lot of AC Newman. The BMW does a better job of keeping the plot, and also lets you connect a flash drive with music which is fairly easy to play from. I don't have nav on the MB so perhaps the nav-free COMAND is dumbed down and the source of my frustration as opposed to the COMAND system writ large.
     
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    i can confirm that NA Fords have that as well.

    Which brings me to what I am driving: rented a Ford Fiesta for a NYE in NYC trip with a few friends. Wasn't expecting much other than decent gas mileage and that really is all she has.

    Pluses: Comfortable but fabric interior which is not surprising. USB, aux, and 12v charger all in the car so we could tailor our playlist. Good gas mileage like I said before. The lighting on the dash is pretty appealing with the "Tron" style lighting; blue and white with a hit of red (even the cup holders have glowing blue rims). Adequate trunk/boot space which caught me off guard in a good way of course.

    Negs: the key fob, which unlike that BMW i3 monstrosity is simple but provides zero feedback. It's shape is unwieldy at times but I blame that on be used to driving my e34 and a 2005 Ford Focus. The acceleration wants to appear sporty but drags at 40-50 mph, luckily it picks up again around the high 60's. steering is very unsatisfying and nothing like the light and nimble manual focus I flick around corners. Setting up the MP3 player was the most unpleasant situation ever; far from user friendly. Also not having automatic seats as standard on a 2013-2014 car should be a crime.

    Apologies for a sentence issues and lack of flow. Typing this on my phone.

    Side note: Brooklyn bound NYC highways still suck.
     
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  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    for a good time, you're supposed to leave NYC on NYE.
     


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    More buttons, touch-pads and screenies please. This looks like a mess to dazzle Indians and Chinese.
     
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  11. Superfluous

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    No, this is standard BMW consoles. In fact, that wheel on the right is a touchpad. Then it'll have a 10 inch screen up above.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    Hey so the new gen BMW cupholders can now fit a bottle of Fiji? That's good news.
     


  13. Find Finn

    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    Why not remove the warning label on the radio?
     


  14. Superfluous

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    Lol, that's an old picture.
     


  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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