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      01-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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How fast am I going???

Anyone have this issue?

When I drive in DS I rest my right arm on the center console with my hand on the shifter, my left arm is at noon on the steering wheel. Slightly leaning to the right, aka a lil pimp lean . My arm completely blocks the speedometer! Lol I have to completely lean my body left/right to see, all I can see is the RPM gauge. No HUD...

I'm tall so I've got the seat set pretty far back...nothing to complain about. Just curious if anyone else has this issue?
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      01-20-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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I know exactly what ur talking about! Good thing I have HUD, first car with this feature and now I can't leave without it haha!
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      01-21-2013, 05:56 AM   #3
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Anyone have this issue?

...nothing to complain about. Just curious if anyone else has this issue?
No, I drive my car.

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You should have both hands on the steering wheel. That will do two things... a) ensure you have full control of the car and .. rather magically... b) ensure you can see the dash... lol
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Anyone have this issue?

Just curious if anyone else has this issue?
No, I tend to use Cruise Control 95% of the time so I always know what speed I have set it too...

...even on the 30 and 40 mph sections, that way I know I NEVER get a photo taken of me by those quaint little cameras on the side of the road and on top of that I can keep my eyes on the road and concentrate 100%
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also, if you are involved in an accident and the airbag deploys, it will push your arm straight into your face - which is going to spoil your day!
Ten to two or Quarter to Three is supposed to be the way to hold the wheel.
HUD does help though , on my car I can't read the top of the dials but the HUD gets round that
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      01-21-2013, 07:18 AM   #7
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... on my car I can't read the top of the dials but the HUD gets round that
Can't you get a proper driving position and see all the dials? It should be possible. I've no issues with seeing all of the display. BTW, I'm 5' 9".

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also, if you are involved in an accident and the airbag deploys, it will push your arm straight into your face - which is going to spoil your day!
Ten to two or Quarter to Three is supposed to be the way to hold the wheel.
HUD does help though , on my car I can't read the top of the dials but the HUD gets round that
I think the manual actually states 9 and 3 now. Must be due to the air bag
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      01-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #9
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You should have both hands on the steering wheel. That will do two things... a) ensure you have full control of the car and .. rather magically... b) ensure you can see the dash... lol
Lol everyone is so serious...just kidding around. Drive as I should 95% of the time. I'm 6'7, driven SUVs all my life, 535i is my first car. Just a little thing I noticed.
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      01-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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to funny i hear you on this
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Re not seeing the top of the dials, yes I can see if I lower the seat but prefer the sit up as high as possible. I'm 5'10" and have the seat at its highest position. I personally don't like feeling like I'm sitting on the floor.
Each to their own.
I'm comfortable with this and the HUD means I can see the relevant infor anyway, I spend most time looking at that rather than the instrument cluster anyway.
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We discuss highly engineered German automobiles on this forum and we take proper hand position very, very seriously. No one hand driving for you!
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You should have both hands on the steering wheel. That will do two things... a) ensure you have full control of the car and .. rather magically... b) ensure you can see the dash... lol
+1 never have just 1 hand on the wheel when driving.
This is a very bad habit and not fun to drive.
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      01-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #14
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Here in Europe we use both hands, sorry...
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This is the nice forum I ever seen. From this forum you can know many thing about a car driving or about the quality of a car. http://www.devumi.com/buy-twitter-followersIf you want to buy a new car you can take help from this forum. I think it is the best please to take help.
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      01-23-2013, 02:15 AM   #16
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This is the nice forum I ever seen. From this forum you can know many thing about a car driving or about the quality of a car. http://www.devumi.com/buy-twitter-followersIf you want to buy a new car you can take help from this forum. I think it is the best please to take help.
you should visit e60 forum too that's even better but it is a bit dead now that the forum has been handed over to some 1 else.
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Buy a mini. The speedo is in the center of the vehicle. So you can get your pimp lean on all day.
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      01-23-2013, 01:55 PM   #18
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Aint nothing wrong with a little gangsta one arm steering every now and then...it's like saying "I never speed!" Lol

On a more mature note, 8 and 4 is the prescribed driving method in emergency vehicle operations for tactical movements. I just try to make it a habit of driving this way since its a tried and true method prescribed not only by civilian law enforcement but by the US Army.

*This method will allow a person of any height to see the speedometer when a HUD is not present.
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Aint nothing wrong with a little gangsta one arm steering every now and then...it's like saying "I never speed!" Lol

On a more mature note, 8 and 4 is the prescribed driving method in emergency vehicle operations for tactical movements. I just try to make it a habit of driving this way since its a tried and true method prescribed not only by civilian law enforcement but by the US Army.

*This method will allow a person of any height to see the speedometer when a HUD is not present.
We don't drive police cars or humvees.
I attended both safe and sport BMW driving classes and 9:15 is the rule
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Aint nothing wrong with a little gangsta one arm steering every now and then...it's like saying "I never speed!" Lol

On a more mature note, 8 and 4 is the prescribed driving method in emergency vehicle operations for tactical movements. I just try to make it a habit of driving this way since its a tried and true method prescribed not only by civilian law enforcement but by the US Army.

*This method will allow a person of any height to see the speedometer when a HUD is not present.
We don't drive police cars or humvees.
I attended both safe and sport BMW driving classes and 9:15 is the rule
Whatever works for the individual...just contributing my experience. Either way, I don't think any of these are "the" way but "a" way to operate the vehicle. Driver skill is the biggest key factor.
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Why do BMW put the thumb rests in the position they do if that is not the best position? Just an observation.
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Buy a mini. The speedo is in the center of the vehicle. So you can get your pimp lean on all day.
Ha hilarious...

They teach pimp lean in the US drivers ed. class. Can't blame me, I'm merely a product of the culture lol.
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