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You can't buy a legit M3 estate! They don't exist.
what about this, ahem, bargain alternative from Alpina?
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Curious to know if the hardware already installed for your car for ACC. For the lower models the radar definitely isn't already present if you don't spec it but the X5 might be different.

It is, I have checked with the BMW online enabler as to what I could get switched on post delivery.
 
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Still feels wrong to have to pay £750 to unlock ACC when all the gear where the cost actually lies, is already in your car.

The alternative though is that your used X5 comes with stuff missing as many UK buyers care more about wheels and styling than useful specifications. At least this way you can have anything missing added at a later date easily.

My car hasn't got ACC and there is absolutely nothing I can do about that.. I'd love the option to just buy it.
 

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The alternative though is that your used X5 comes with stuff missing as many UK buyers care more about wheels and styling than useful specifications. At least this way you can have anything missing added at a later date easily.

My car hasn't got ACC and there is absolutely nothing I can do about that.. I'd love the option to just buy it.
I wish there was an option to disable the ACC and just use regular CC. ACC is brilliant in traffic jams/stop-start traffic, but on the motorway I'd love it to keep a constant speed without slowing down every time it spots a car 5 miles ahead or slam on the brakes when someone inevitably fills the gap you're leaving to the car in front.
 
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The alternative though is that your used X5 comes with stuff missing as many UK buyers care more about wheels and styling than useful specifications. At least this way you can have anything missing added at a later date easily.

My car hasn't got ACC and there is absolutely nothing I can do about that.. I'd love the option to just buy it.

True, it does seem to be the way forward. Make one car with everything on and then just charge the consumer for which things they want switching on. Much better for used buyers as well.
 
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Got an e90 in the household, engine light and emissions light came up, got bmw sytner warranty who approved the repair.
Sensors (o2 and no2?) are stuck in exhaust and Sytner can't get them out. Sytner saying exhaust needs replacing at £1400 cost and insurer won't cover exhaust replacement.

Sheesh what to do? :(
 
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Got an e90 in the household, engine light and emissions light came up, got bmw sytner warranty who approved the repair.
Sensors (o2 and no2?) are stuck in exhaust and Sytner can't get them out. Sytner saying exhaust needs replacing at £1400 cost and insurer won't cover exhaust replacement.

Sheesh what to do? :(

Quite common that these get baked onto the downpipes, poor design in my opinion. Must be really bad if they can't get them off - heat and a hefty wrench should do the job. Ask them for some photos and go from there.
 
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Got an e90 in the household, engine light and emissions light came up, got bmw sytner warranty who approved the repair.
Sensors (o2 and no2?) are stuck in exhaust and Sytner can't get them out. Sytner saying exhaust needs replacing at £1400 cost and insurer won't cover exhaust replacement.

Sheesh what to do? :(

Cut them off. Drill them out. Retap with a sleeve if necessary.
 
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Got an e90 in the household, engine light and emissions light came up, got bmw sytner warranty who approved the repair.
Sensors (o2 and no2?) are stuck in exhaust and Sytner can't get them out. Sytner saying exhaust needs replacing at £1400 cost and insurer won't cover exhaust replacement.

Sheesh what to do? :(
Take it to a real garage rather than a "fitter". Heat/helicoil.
 
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Just had a call from sytner - they gonna keep trying. I told them to keep the car for longer.

Dilema I got is if I take it to another garage I won't get the bmw warranty cover.

I could get another garage to remove them and then take it back to Sytner for the install I guess.
 
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Just had a call from sytner - they gonna keep trying. I told them to keep the car for longer.

Dilema I got is if I take it to another garage I won't get the bmw warranty cover.

I could get another garage to remove them and then take it back to Sytner for the install I guess.
Then send an email to their CEO saying how pathetic their garage is.
 
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Do the over the air map updates require the car to be on for a certain amount of time? Mine are outdated and I can update using USB but I don't have a stick big enough for the 34 GB file it downloads. My subscription ends at the end of the month so I'd like to have the latest on there for use as a fallback if I'm ever somewhere where I can't use Google/Apple maps via CarPlay.
 
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Do the over the air map updates require the car to be on for a certain amount of time? Mine are outdated and I can update using USB but I don't have a stick big enough for the 34 GB file it downloads. My subscription ends at the end of the month so I'd like to have the latest on there for use as a fallback if I'm ever somewhere where I can't use Google/Apple maps via CarPlay.

I've never seen OTA map updates actually work properly, so I'd suggest picking up a cheapo USB stick and get it done before it expires.
 
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I've never seen OTA map updates actually work properly, so I'd suggest picking up a cheapo USB stick and get it done before it expires.
I got them at least twice on my M140i, if not more and I'm sure I also got them on my F10 when I had that and paid for the maps.

Given it's an AUC car I'd have expected the service department to have updated it when they did their checks but I guess that's expecting too much this day and age!
 
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