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Old 09-09-2011, 08:26 PM
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One Month with the E70... my thoughts (and issues)

So I've had the E70 for just over one month now. (http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...ew-me-e70.html)

Overall I'm very happy I decided to get an E70. I'm 100% certain I will be head over heels happy once I get new wheels.

Here's my One Month Review...
  • I cannot stand that I can only change the radio presets with my right hand. If there are two ways to change them, why are they both on the right side?!
  • I swear the side mirrors have a double-vision appearance.
  • I love iDrive.
  • Why in the hell are the death stickers permanent on the sun visors?!
  • I don't like how the fog light comes on with the turn signal.
  • Why are the inner AE rings brighter than the outer? P.S. I WANT the 2011 white AE's! Can I switch them?!
  • I love the folding mirrors... when I remember to push the button. lol
  • I have to basically punch the fuel door several times to get it to open. (Going to dealer on Monday to fix.)
  • The sunroof won't open all the way. No matter how many times I press the button. Today it got stuck open in the tilt position. (Going to dealer on Monday to fix.)
  • The 2-1 downshift is very rough. It throws me forward as if I hit the brakes. (Going to dealer on Monday to fix.)

I'm convinced these things are designed to fall apart once they turn three years old.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:17 PM
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:16 PM
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:14 AM
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So I've had the E70 for just over one month now. (http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...ggestions.html)

Overall I'm very happy I decided to get an E70. I'm 100% certain I will be head over heels happy once I get new wheels.

Here's my One Month Review...
  • I cannot stand that I can only change the radio presets with my right hand. If there are two ways to change them, why are they both on the right side?!
  • I swear the side mirrors have a double-vision appearance.
  • I love iDrive.
  • Why in the hell are the death stickers permanent on the sun visors?!
  • I don't like how the fog light comes on with the turn signal.
  • Why are the inner AE rings brighter than the outer? P.S. I WANT the 2011 white AE's! Can I switch them?!
  • I love the folding mirrors... when I remember to push the button. lol
  • I have to basically punch the fuel door several times to get it to open. (Going to dealer on Monday to fix.)
  • The sunroof won't open all the way. No matter how many times I press the button. Today it got stuck open in the tilt position. (Going to dealer on Monday to fix.)
  • The 2-1 downshift is very rough. It throws me forward as if I hit the brakes. (Going to dealer on Monday to fix.)

I'm convinced these things are designed to fall apart once they turn three years old.
You only noticed the death stickers? How about how HORRIBLY cheap the visor looks??!! Way to cut costs BMW!

I dislike the fog lamps as well (they also turn on when you are in reverse) because it always looks like 1 is burnt out

I love how the inner halo is brighter I think it looks great

The shifting issue is known on the E70's. The software was updated on mine and it's still rough on hills
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My driver side mirror has the same double vision going on. It's more towards the top part of the mirror. I need to bring it in to the dealer, that can't be right.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:24 AM
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You only noticed the death stickers? How about how HORRIBLY cheap the visor looks??!! Way to cut costs BMW!

I dislike the fog lamps as well (they also turn on when you are in reverse) because it always looks like 1 is burnt out

I love how the inner halo is brighter I think it looks great

The shifting issue is known on the E70's. The software was updated on mine and it's still rough on hills
LOL I agree about the visors. I really miss the quality of my E53's interior, but I knew this going into the E70.

Yup! Nothing like sitting at a traffic light waiting to turn and everyone facing you thinks your fog light is burnt out.

Have you seen the new AEs?! They are sooo hawt!
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:25 AM
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My driver side mirror has the same double vision going on. It's more towards the top part of the mirror. I need to bring it in to the dealer, that can't be right.
Yeah... it's bad, definitely can't be right. I'm going to say something on Monday when I take it in.
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Great points in here--little things that most people dont think about. I agree with the fog lights. kind of weirded me out first time i saw it.

Have you decided on which wheels?
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E70 fog lights aren't as bad as the Audi led lights that go off on one side when they have their small little yellow turn signal on. It looks like a whole strip of LEDs burned out. For us, the only way we can avoid this by not using the AUTO light setting... or just having the fogs turned on everytime.

And just to be sure on the sunroof... you are "pushing" the button but are you sliding it back for the roof to slide open?

The death stickers are bad, but so is the clear sticker on the windshield.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:25 AM
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E70 fog lights aren't as bad as the Audi led lights that go off on one side when they have their small little yellow turn signal on. It looks like a whole strip of LEDs burned out. For us, the only way we can avoid this by not using the AUTO light setting... or just having the fogs turned on everytime.

And just to be sure on the sunroof... you are "pushing" the button but are you sliding it back for the roof to slide open?

The death stickers are bad, but so is the clear sticker on the windshield.
I am to the point of no return on the clear sticker. One of the corners has come loose a bit but I'm afraid to just pull the thing off. It would take a day by a NASA engineer to remove it, clean the residue on the windshield and it still might look horrible.
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