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windows be down and the sunroof be
open; she wants that convertible feel.
In that configuration, the M235i is
noisier, and there is wind buffeting, as
you would expect.
Service, Issues, and Dislikes:
The G29's oil and filter were changed
at 1,202 miles and the rear differential
fluid was changed at 4,000 miles.
I believe in changing the break-in oil
soon after the required break-in
period is complete. It was hard to
keep the tachometer below 4,000
RPM during the 1,200-mile break-in
period! Moving forward, this car will
have oil and filter changes every
5,000 miles.
There has been only one recall
for our G29 and that involved the
back-up camera. Our car did not
exhibit the problem stated in the
recall, but the software was upgraded
nonetheless.
We had paint protection film
applied to the whole front end, hood,
and front panels. The car has also
been ceramic coated, including the
wheels. The windows and windshield
have been tinted .
There is a bit too much technology in the G29 for our taste. It says
something about the number of

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technical goodies on a car when the
manufacturer requires the dealership
to have a BMW Genius (the poor
soul that explains how to do things
to us troglodytes) explain to the
buyer how to use the new car's
features. When is enough enough!?!
Every driving mode, (Eco, Comfort,
Sport, and Sport Plus) allows you to
set your own preferences, in addition
to the default factory settings. The
Tech is what BMW refers to as the
mechanic. The Genius is the one
who knows the electronic gizmos.
The Intel-car system is a pain.
When you cross or touch a center
line you find yourself wrestling with
the wheel as it tries to bring you
back into your lane. You can
imagine how disconcerting this is
when trying to pass bicyclists or
pedestrians. Even more so when
driving quickly on curves. Robin
figured out that signaling disengaged this feature momentarily.
This feature might come in handy
on long interstate drives. We
typically disengage this feature
when starting the car. It's funny that
there are all types of customization
options for this car, but you have to
turn off the Intel-car system every
time you start it.

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(Above) Robin in the G29.
Robin prefers the smaller M
Roadster and M235i over the G29.
It's not as intimate. I like them all.
Each car has a different feel and
provides different challenges.
Future
We took the M roadster to ZFest in
Branson, Missouri wanted for nothing. The only hiccup on that trip
was that the horn decided to come
on and stay on. The other six cars

in our convoy parked on the other
side of the parking lot while we
found the right fuse to pull. We'll be
driving the G29 to Colorado for
ZFest 2020 and expect to carry a
small cooler and, for the first time
in years, we'll each have our own
suitcase.
With regards to future performance upgrades, I will be watching
the Dinan website to see if they offer
some goodies for this car.

(Below) The G29 in West Virginia during Hard Chargers.

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Intro page
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
THE STEERING COLUMN
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
COMING EVENTS
January 2020 DIY at Bimmer Works
NCC's 2020 Annual Meeting and Banquet
Matt Curry's Craftsman Auto Care Sponsor Spotlight
Why My Family and I Will Always Drive BMWs
Life with the 2020 G29 Z4 M40i
A BMW Performance Center Delivery Story
Window Tint Can Protect Your Health
The Difference Between Wants and Needs
The Habits of Highly Effective Autocrossers: Interview-Jeff Noyes
NEW MEMBERS LIST
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