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Egyptshun 02-23-2011 11:26 PM

New member on board 2008 E90 :)
Hello hello,

Looking forward to being a part of the community! My name's Carl...just bought a 2008 328i, premium package with iDrive, has 69,xxxkm on it so balance of factory warranty remains until end of this year or 80,000km, dakota red leather interior. I have the CoverageOne warranty that extends up to 120,000km.

I come here from a previous ride that got written off (by a pickup truck on the highway); a 2003 Mazda Protege. So it's quite the upgrade/change from front wheel and no acceleration, to rear wheel and great acceleration lol. I was/am a very active member online on the forums for that mazda community, and will definitely lurk and do the same on maXbimmer:D

So I know the search is my friend, but just to have my own thread and share my questions in hopes you pros will share your wisdom, I'm wondering what should be my first set of plans for it:

- Small items: get a hold of a more updated DVD (there's a 2007.1 version at the moment), plan and set out upcoming necessary & preventative maintanance

- DILIGENTLY check out the car asap within manufacturer warranty period!...any common things to look for/change!?!

- Besides the colour combo, what are some general plans to make my bimmer unique? (besides wheels and the occaisional smoked tail lights I see on 328's).

- SHE NEEDS A NAME! My last car, the Protege, had a feminen Japanese name to match her origin (ignoring the fact Ford had partial ownership:P)...I'd love to find a sexy German name for this one too!

Other tidbits about myself:
- I'm all over the GTA area, reside in Brampton
- Automotive is my passion!



1bmw1 02-24-2011 09:06 PM

Welcome aboard Carl!

I'm sure you won't be looking back at Mazda:P

simplycars 02-24-2011 09:51 PM

Helga or Wilhelmina

Egyptshun 02-24-2011 10:36 PM


Originally Posted by simplycars (Post 1483266)
Helga or Wilhelmina

lol I've been suggested those before me picky, but I'm hoping for a "smoother/sexier" name...maybe not German if I can't find anything.

Thanks for the welcome!

A new question I need help on...did a search, and didn't find anything...

I have an iPhone 3G that I use as an iPod touch basically...just for music...the car isn't recognizing it!! I've tried the original Apple cable, and a non original one...I thought it was because it was jailbroken, so I removed and reset it, and it still doesn't work!
WHY?? I want my music!

Please help :)

simplycars 02-24-2011 10:38 PM

Eva Braun

Egyptshun 02-24-2011 10:48 PM


Originally Posted by simplycars (Post 1483279)
Eva Braun

Definitely a smoother name...just did a check into what it's German for...unfortunately, Braun is german for the colour brown (the ride is black on red)...but you gave me a good idea...I'll just do some Google'ing when I have time on the weekend for German origin names to tie the car with a name with meaning :cool:

I'm really hoping some members will take a quick read and provide help for my iPod usb problem and the OP brainstorm list

1bmw1 02-24-2011 11:53 PM

Might makes no sense, but did you try a regular ipod?

Egyptshun 02-25-2011 12:31 AM


Originally Posted by 1bmw1 (Post 1483303)
Might makes no sense, but did you try a regular ipod?

No, not yet...have to get a hold of someone with one...that would be one more process of elimination to determine what the cause could be. iPhones should work though; it even refers to it in the owners manual.

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