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      08-13-2019, 02:17 PM   #48

Drives: M3, M5, M5, i3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: West Chester, PA

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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post
what version of iDrive do you have, i6 is easy and if I don't really know something I just hit the voice button and say the place I want to go to to (for example "trip computer", "head up display" etc.)
I don't know-- whatever they put in in 2017.

My wants are pretty specific-- police locations, so I can keep my driver's license.

I do think my frustration with iDrive is how limited/useless it is compared to the head unit in my e46. In the e46 I can pull and reset codes for every module on the car, code the car, run harry's GPS lap timer on track, add extra gauges for things I care about, etc... and have Waze for cop locations plus my whole music/podcast library, in an easy to navigate while driving interface, without having to take my phone out of my pocket-- and all without paying for any monthly subscriptions beyond my existing phone bill.

iDrive does far, FAR less, what it does I don't really care about, and every aspect of what it does is more distracting and slower.

I hate it.

2005 M3 Coupe, 2004 M3 Wagon, 2001 M5 Sedan, 2017 i3 hatchback, 2008 M5 6MT Sedan
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