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      12-10-2018, 02:42 PM   #133
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Car is at the dealer and my CA is trying to prioritize it. Hoping to get it late tomorrow.
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      12-11-2018, 08:22 AM   #134
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Got these to pop in when I get the car with the rear bumper inserts too. Need to paint the ACS diffuser first though
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      12-11-2018, 09:01 AM   #135
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Nice, congrats on the acquisition. Looking forward to seeing pictures etc.
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      12-11-2018, 10:37 AM   #136
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cool. Where'd you get the trim parts painted? Did you have a local shop or dealer do it, or were you able to order already painted, or DIY?

I'm thinking about getting the paint matched center insert, as well as mirror caps. Didn't realize there were bumper inserts that could be paint matched as well
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      12-11-2018, 03:07 PM   #137
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cool. Where'd you get the trim parts painted? Did you have a local shop or dealer do it, or were you able to order already painted, or DIY?

I'm thinking about getting the paint matched center insert, as well as mirror caps. Didn't realize there were bumper inserts that could be paint matched as well
look for IND, they ship them painted.
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      12-11-2018, 03:25 PM   #138
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Found it, thanks!
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      12-12-2018, 02:46 PM   #139
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Picked up the car today with 5 miles on the clock, sucks having to baby it for the next week or two.
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Sweet! Pics??
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      12-12-2018, 03:07 PM   #141
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Sweet! Pics??
oh yeah, forgot to note that I updated the original post with a few snapshots. Will be taking better pictures soon with my camera.
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Fantastic! Congrats! Mine will have the same paint, interior and wheels. Just slight differences in option packs.

Looking at those pics is making my next ~2weeks very difficult as the boat makes it way up the coast to So Cal...
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Great photos! Can't wait for more - would love to see more of the interior as I have the same mocha/fineline matte combo as you. I've still got another month to wait...
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Picked up the car today with 5 miles on the clock, sucks having to baby it for the next week or two.
Very cool! Congrats! Beautiful car!
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Updates for my opinions on the different options/packages


2019 M550i xDrive - V8 sound makes this a no-brainer

(C10) Mediterranean Blue - Very happy with the color being my first blue car

(22E) 20" 668M PSS + spare - Very happy with the wheel design so no worries about finding replacements

(LZNI) Mocha Nappa Leather - Very happy with the color

(4LH) Fineline Cove Matte trim - Like the matte finish

(ZDB) Driving Assistance Plus - Has helped alert me of crazy vehicles perpendicular to my direction of travel that I couldn't see. Lately the lane keep sensors have been a little weird not wanting to sense lanes that it has seen before. I've washed the windshield every time just in case there was something blocking the sensors. Might just be a coincidence but I hit the button repeatedly to "shock" the system which seems to do something.

(ZDH) Dynamic Handling Package - Active steering makes U-turns and tight turns in my parking garage seem similar or tighter than my previous GTI. Able to take some turns at considerably higher speeds than before so the anti-roll system seems to be doing a good job. Could probably be fine without this if I could go back and re-order.

(ZPX) Executive Package - Only reason I got this was for the digital dash. Soft close and rear shades are ok but only something for my kids to mess with from time to time.

(ZPK) Parking Assistance - Only cared about 360 view, parking distance is ok and I've only played with the parking assistant once. Doesn't seem useful in real-world situations with impatient drivers behind you.

(ZP2) Premium Package - heads up display: must have, others don't really care about. Not even sure with the enhanced usb does. Don't have a wireless charge phone and gesture control isn't accurate enough for fine tuning when messing with the volume.

(ZLS) Luxury Seating Package - we'll see how this feels with it warms up, not too hopeful with its ventilation ability and the massage isn't that great, guess it helps me relax so I don't drive too "sporty". Would be fine without this if I could go back and re-order.

(494) Heated front seats - regret not adding the heated rear seats and steering wheel even if its only useful for a month out of the year.

(4M5) Leather Dash - very happy with the quality of the dash with this option

(6UK) Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection - useful but I don't know if I would get it again if I had the chance to go back and change my order for $2300
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(ZDH) Dynamic Handling Package - Active steering makes U-turns and tight turns in my parking garage seem similar or tighter than my previous GTI. Able to take some turns at considerably higher speeds than before so the anti-roll system seems to be doing a good job. Could probably be fine without this if I could go back and re-order.

(ZPX) Executive Package - Only reason I got this was for the digital dash. Soft close and rear shades are ok but only something for my kids to mess with from time to time.

(ZP2) Premium Package - heads up display: must have, others don't really care about. Not even sure with the enhanced usb does. Don't have a wireless charge phone and gesture control isn't accurate enough for fine tuning when messing with the volume.
+1 on all these.

The active steering is interesting. The small turning radius is a definite plus for parking garages. I found backing up while turning takes a little getting used to. At first, I would oversteer. It's almost like backing up with a trailer. Once you get used to it, no issues.
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I would add the B&W stereo - IF you mainly listen to uncompressed music and especially if leasing, since it adds what's amounts to a few premium Starbucks drinks a week. If you listed mostly to XM or terrestrial radio, may not be as useful.
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I found backing up while turning takes a little getting used to. At first, I would oversteer. It's almost like backing up with a trailer. Once you get used to it, no issues.
couldn't find a car to test drive, always curious about parking with this option
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The active steering is interesting. The small turning radius is a definite plus for parking garages. I found backing up while turning takes a little getting used to. At first, I would oversteer. It's almost like backing up with a trailer. Once you get used to it, no issues.
That is exactly what I'm experiencing. I almost always park nose-out in 90-degree parking spaces, and have never had any problems doing so with a wide variety of cars. But with the G30 I find myself lining up and then heading toward the car/space on the inside of my turn.

I was just thinking that it normally doesn't take me more than one or two tries to acclimate to a new car (e.g., rental cars), but I didn't even consider the active steering contributing to this. It makes complete sense as it is pulling the rear around more than I anticipate.
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Updates for my opinions on the different options/packages


2019 M550i xDrive - V8 sound makes this a no-brainer

(C10) Mediterranean Blue - Very happy with the color being my first blue car

(22E) 20" 668M PSS + spare - Very happy with the wheel design so no worries about finding replacements

(LZNI) Mocha Nappa Leather - Very happy with the color

(4LH) Fineline Cove Matte trim - Like the matte finish

(ZDB) Driving Assistance Plus - Has helped alert me of crazy vehicles perpendicular to my direction of travel that I couldn't see. Lately the lane keep sensors have been a little weird not wanting to sense lanes that it has seen before. I've washed the windshield every time just in case there was something blocking the sensors. Might just be a coincidence but I hit the button repeatedly to "shock" the system which seems to do something.

(ZDH) Dynamic Handling Package - Active steering makes U-turns and tight turns in my parking garage seem similar or tighter than my previous GTI. Able to take some turns at considerably higher speeds than before so the anti-roll system seems to be doing a good job. Could probably be fine without this if I could go back and re-order.

(ZPX) Executive Package - Only reason I got this was for the digital dash. Soft close and rear shades are ok but only something for my kids to mess with from time to time.

(ZPK) Parking Assistance - Only cared about 360 view, parking distance is ok and I've only played with the parking assistant once. Doesn't seem useful in real-world situations with impatient drivers behind you.

(ZP2) Premium Package - heads up display: must have, others don't really care about. Not even sure with the enhanced usb does. Don't have a wireless charge phone and gesture control isn't accurate enough for fine tuning when messing with the volume.

(ZLS) Luxury Seating Package - we'll see how this feels with it warms up, not too hopeful with its ventilation ability and the massage isn't that great, guess it helps me relax so I don't drive too "sporty". Would be fine without this if I could go back and re-order.

(494) Heated front seats - regret not adding the heated rear seats and steering wheel even if its only useful for a month out of the year.

(4M5) Leather Dash - very happy with the quality of the dash with this option

(6UK) Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection - useful but I don't know if I would get it again if I had the chance to go back and change my order for $2300
I too love the mocha nappa leather and the leather dash (although I would have preferred the Merino special order but couldn't wait).

I have found from day one that the lane keep assistant seems to regularly lose the lane markings and the steering wheel in my HUD lights up yellow. I have not been able to tell why this happens as the markings don't seem any different. In any event, the lane keep assist has not kept me centered so it is truly what they claim...an assistant.

On the seats, I find that I can't tell that the ventilation is on (except for sound) but if I am coming in after exercise, then I can feel it help me cool down. I don't use the massage feature as much as I thought I would.

I also got the nightvision and have somewhat of the same thought. When I drive in the dark, I have only had the HUD display the warning once despite seeing persons running in an adjacent bike lane, etc. I suspect that the system is very smart and only alerts one in the HUD if the pedestrian/animal is about to cross; at least I hope so.

My two essentials, after having my loaded 530e for just more than a year, are the HUD and adaptive cruise control.

Enjoy your new car.
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