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      10-10-2011, 09:05 AM   #45
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Congrats, Very nice
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      10-10-2011, 09:32 AM   #46
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Drive in good health! Mineral Silver looks elegant.
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      10-10-2011, 09:34 AM   #47
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ya, that is shinier than whats in my 2011. the orange lights in the door handles is def on mine. another difference between Dukat's 2012 and my 2011 - the front edge of the sport package seats adjust in and out - mine has 3 settings, of which i found no comfort until i put it on the middle setting which then feels just right....

Dukat described in a private message having 12 or so smaller notch settings - do i have this right? doesn't really matter, as long as the middle setting works on mine. didn't think there would be any change to the sport seats, i mean they are about the same as sports seats on the 3 series.
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      10-10-2011, 10:59 AM   #48
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      10-10-2011, 11:01 AM   #49
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Nice....

Congrats! Thanks for the photos it was a blast looking a them and reading about your experience!
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      10-10-2011, 01:18 PM   #50
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Does anyone know how to raise the volume for the voice that talks for navigation instructions? I can barely hear it while driving.

Greg is right about the thigh support in the sports seats. I moved mine out a little and it is much more comfortable. I was surprised what a difference it made.

I applied the 3rd layer of sealant today (24 hour cute time between application). I'm contemplating a 4th coat tomorrow or going straight to Collinite Fleet Fax. Once the wax is down I can't apply any more sealant.

The reflection in the paint has quite a bit of orange peel. I wouldn't go polishing just to remove it, but would be nice if it wasn't there.

I found 1 moderate defect in the paint under the clear coat on the hood. It bothers me a little, but not enough to take it back and chance them messing something else up. There were several spec size defects in other places, but minor.

Hoping the sealant on the wheels keeps break dust from baking in & makes it easier to remove.

I'm enjoying the car more each time I drive it!

Jonas, I'll try another wind noise test as soon as I get someplace that permits me to speed up. I'll update in the next few days on it.
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      10-10-2011, 01:51 PM   #51
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Does anyone know how to raise the volume for the voice that talks for navigation instructions? I can barely hear it while driving.
Adjust the volume while the voice is speaking.
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      10-10-2011, 01:53 PM   #52
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wow, simply beautiful if only Mineral silver was in Msport. I wonder if Piano back is a new trim in 2012 as standard instead of the ugly matt silver trim finish.
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      10-10-2011, 04:37 PM   #53
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Nope, not new. It's on the 2011's. Door pull glows orange. Dukat calls it reds, but to me it looks more orange. You probably just never noticed it.

Here is a link to a 2011 that is posted on the boards with interior pics at night. You can see it well on them:

http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=567581
I don't have these lights. What package was it supposed to come with?
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      10-10-2011, 04:59 PM   #54
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I don't have these lights. What package was it supposed to come with?
Might be part of the premium package because one of the items is called 'Ambiance Lighting'.
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      10-10-2011, 05:01 PM   #55
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I don't have these lights. What package was it supposed to come with?
I think it was the premium package. I have them so I never thought twice about it.....glad now that I do! Did you get the premium package?
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Adjust the volume while the voice is speaking.
That worked, thanks!
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      10-10-2011, 05:54 PM   #57
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wow, that's really nice! Congrats

Which options did you get?
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      10-10-2011, 06:10 PM   #58
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wow, that's really nice! Congrats

Which options did you get?
Thanks.

35i with the following packages:
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- Dynamic Handling (I'm liking this a lot, glad people on the forums talked me into it)
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      10-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #59
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I think it was the premium package. I have them so I never thought twice about it.....glad now that I do! Did you get the premium package?
I was wrong. I do have them. Must be blind. I checked last night and didn't see them, but I see them tonight.
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Adjust the volume while the voice is speaking.
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This goes for all the independent audio that comes through the speakers, i.e. Nav, Telephone, etc. You have to raise or lower the volume while that audio activity is active - and then it will remember that setting.
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Thanks.

35i with the following packages:
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- Dynamic Handling (I'm liking this a lot, glad people on the forums talked me into it)
- Premium
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Check all the boxes, I love it!! This is exactly how I would get mine if I order..

Thanks again for all the pics and info!!
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      10-10-2011, 10:30 PM   #62
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What exterior features, if any, other than the VIN, distinguish our "olde" 2011 35i from the new 2012 35i?

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      10-10-2011, 10:38 PM   #63
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Check all the boxes, I love it!! This is exactly how I would get mine if I order..

Thanks again for all the pics and info!!
Its a very nice spec X3 - I have a 2011 w/ the same setup - accounting for convenience pkg and premium pkg combined for 2012.... Dukat did well with his
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What exterior features, if any, other than the VIN, distinguish our "olde" 2011 35i from the new 2012 35i?
I'm not aware of any exterior changes to 2012 other than the 35i with Sports Package now gets 19" 309 tires with all season tires, same front/back.

2011 35i with SAP had staggered size summer tires instead of all seasons, and I don't think 309's were standard.
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      10-10-2011, 11:19 PM   #65
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I don't think 309's were standard.
I think they were, a friend has an early issue 2011 model w SAP and it has the 309s as stock.
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I think they were, a friend has an early issue 2011 model w SAP and it has the 309s as stock.
Not in the US. Dukat is correct.
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