Subject: BMW 5 touring 2021 height of trunk?
This Is it, I've tried to get the information from the interwebz but the internet only measures the opening and not the floor to roof inside of the trunk. If someone here do have a series 5 touring and a measurement-equipment I would love to know how high it is between the floor and roof of the trunk. SORRY if it is a weird question.
Subject: How much do y’all pay for insurance
I’m a 17 year old and thinking of buying my first car for my 18th birthday I’m looking at a 128 or 135i, I looked at cost of car and maintenance and I’m sure that I will be able to afford that but I’m currently looking at insurance, I want to get an idea as to how much I would pay
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Subject: 2017 3 Series - My best Music/Phone Setup in my opinion : Bluetooth Vs Wireless Carplay Vs USB Vs Aux
** This was reviewed with EQ setting adjusted. Follow What's Your Forte? on YouTube for the best settings for Harman Kardon.
I currently have a 2017 340i GT M-Sport, and while it's been a pleasure to drive, I will definitely complain about the whole "idrive" tech and how limited the older versions are compared to the 2022 models.
Firstly, I tried connecting my phone to Bluetooth Audio/Phone COM - (I didn't know about carplay yet) The audio was pretty decent, however I did notice a slight loss in audio fullness. For telecommunications it worked great, I actually prefer it over anything else. The voice commanding is accurate, and navigating your contacts is straight forward.
Then I tried USB connection - I noticed immediately that the USB would not work as long as "bluetooth audio" is on. After shutting it off it worked right away, and I noticed a drastic increase in the quality of the music. The bass felt more intense, background instruments were much more clear, and overall it just felt more like what a direct connection should sound like.
Then after about a week or so I discovered Wireless Carplay which I would give a solid 5/10. The only reason I'm being nice with a 5/10 is because at the very least it connects very very quicky after turning the car on. Also, being able to use siri to navigate waze is great, however, it has no HUD compatibility so I found it useless. Aside from that, there is nothing good about it at all. It lags out at times and the audio chops randomly.. the audio quality is TRASH... I never thought I'd be able to turn my volume up to max... but for some reason on carplay the volume is so low and unbalanced that I find myself usually pushing 85-90% volume to really feel immersed. Also not to mention the 2017 models do not come equipped with a touch screen, so I found navigating carplay via a rotating dial to be very useless and actually... more dangerous when trying to navigate and drive.
Finally... I tried AUX connection, and the closest thing I'd compare it to is the USB connection. I went back and forth about 10 times to really analyze the difference in sound quality. I found that the Aux connection had such a slightly more powerful bass feeling. I only noticed it after really looking for it after switching back and forth though. What I did notice right away, was the difference in the volume it's trying to punch. The USB is MUCH louder in my opinion and packs way heavier of a punch. The difference in bass is so minimal that the significance of the power outweighs the bass by 1000.
This makes sense actually because AUX is more designed for a direct music connection found on something like "phone to stereo" or record player to speaker... but because of apple music & spotify, most songs nowadays are already digitally configured... and with USB being the superior "digital transfer" method, it offers a better sound. Now if you were playing burned CD's off of an ipod or you were plugged into a record player, there's no question that AUX would sound the purest.
Bluetooth Phone COM & USB Audio is the way to go!
I got myself one of those phone holders for the car so running USB has been super easy and convenient. It automatically pairs to the telecom and my phone is only wirelessly connected for phone calls. My audio comes through the USB connection and so far it has sounded great.
Another great option if you're not too keen on plugging your phone in every time you get in your car, is to run "bluetooth audio" not wireless carplay. Carplay runs off of wifi, and I'm not sure if that's the reason, but the audio SUCKS. Bluetooth audio is significantly better and in the same league as USB or AUX. You sacrifice the least amount of sound quality going with bluetooth to gain the convenience of keeping your phone in your pocket.
If there was a way to get wired carplay instead of connecting to it wirelessly, that would be a real dream come true. Hope this thread helped! :)
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