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      12-07-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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Have you even noticed your Comfort Braking?

According to the ultimate ownership dvd when we brake to a stop the 'puter eases up on the brakes at the last second to prevent the "rock" back.

Has anyone even noticed this feature?
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      12-07-2005, 12:42 PM   #2
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I do that by myself and people always compliment me on how I come to a stop.
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      12-07-2005, 01:20 PM   #3
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I agree with shim. i have been doing that for so many years it is just instinct now. I have never noticed it.
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      12-07-2005, 01:37 PM   #4
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There is a locking feel like the e-brake is still on but its not. Its pretty cool stuff
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i haven't noticed it. but like shim and db, i've been doing it myself since i started driving.
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      12-07-2005, 03:25 PM   #6
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There is a locking feel like the e-brake is still on but its not. Its pretty cool stuff
I think your thinking of Hill-Assist.


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To the others, are you actually lifting your foot off the brake pedal before you come to a complete stop?
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      12-07-2005, 03:29 PM   #7
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I think your thinking of Hill-Assist.


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To the others, are you actually lifting your foot off the brake pedal before you come to a complete stop?
Yeah, like right before so it's a really smooth transition. It's just a slight lift and reapplication of the brakes, but it makes a big difference in comfort imo.
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      12-07-2005, 04:48 PM   #8
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You want to brake progressivly and then ease up as you are actually stopping.

I hate being in the car with people that cant drive smoothly. Whether its braking, shifting, switching lanes...I just dont understand why people opt to beat on their cars and their bodies.

I like the features of the breaks, its nice to know that BMW is advancing technology. Hill-Assist is an amazing feature for hills in winter with 6 speed.

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      12-07-2005, 05:54 PM   #9
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I think your thinking of Hill-Assist.


.........

To the others, are you actually lifting your foot off the brake pedal before you come to a complete stop?
I find Hill Assist annoying. If I am on a very steep hill and stopped, and then begin to accelerate...it seems like the damn Hillstop is still activated. I am stepping on the gas, the rpms are going up and the car doesn't move for a sec...then it takes off.

Any others find Hill assist odd?
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I think that the hill assist is worth it just for the parking garrage at the mall... Everyone allways gets right on your ass and you dont have to worry about roll back... I generally give it a second after i engage it without my foot on the brake before I go and I have not felt it restricting me...
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Yeah, like right before so it's a really smooth transition. It's just a slight lift and reapplication of the brakes, but it makes a big difference in comfort imo.
This is slightly off-topic but, what does "shimshimhada" actually mean?

Reason I ask is that everytime I see Rosa Kato in your signature, I keep mentally associating it with the fact
that I want to shim-shim HER hada..... Hada hada, faster faster!

If I knew what it meant, I might stop having these crazy thoughts.
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      12-07-2005, 10:02 PM   #12
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This is slightly off-topic but, what does "shimshimhada" actually mean?

Reason I ask is that everytime I see Rosa Kato in your signature, I keep mentally associating it with the fact
that I want to shim-shim HER hada..... Hada hada, faster faster!

If I knew what it meant, I might stop having these crazy thoughts.
It mean's "I'm bored" in Korean. You could bore her and bore her lol
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      12-07-2005, 10:07 PM   #13
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It mean's "I'm bored" in Korean. You could bore her and bore her lol
Thanks.

Given my experience with women, the sad truth about that is that I probably would bore her.
(No, the car doesn't help)
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TMI

we really need an off topic forum...
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TMI

we really need an off topic forum...
We have one...
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It mean's "I'm bored" in Korean. You could bore her and bore her lol
Never noticed the feature working myself.

Hey hey! That's cool! Too bad all the Korean I learned from friends are swear words ............ lol
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Quote:
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We have one...
I actually saw it after I posted that. It must have been added recently because I looked for it before and didnt see it...
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Comfort stop is of no value because since I started driving I have always eased up at the end of braking to come to a smooth stop. I know what people mean about those who don't and you are sitting there and your forehead nearly goes through the windscreen because they keep the brakes jammed.

I have been curious about this feature and tried stopping with constant pressure on the brake and it does seem to work, but I think that most competent drivers will achieve a smoother stop by themselves.

As for hill start assist feature, I absolutely love it, it makes driving far more comfortable in hilly areas.
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I actually saw it after I posted that. It must have been added recently because I looked for it before and didnt see it...
it's been here since I joined
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I've been thinking that the hill assist for two teenagers, soon to be learning to drive standard, could be a real plus, worth potentially thousands. I've been pricing bumpers lately, because our cars have been hit 7 times in 12 months (none our fault, 6 while stopped, including 4 times parked, and three of these were rentals) - sorry, but I now think this way, and a 323i would be the replacement for a minivan.
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      12-08-2005, 04:08 PM   #21
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심심하다~ ㅋㅋㅋ
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Yes, I notice it. I know exactly when it kicks in and when it doesn't. It can even kick in in situations where a sane driver wouldn't ease off the brakes. Of course I can do without it I used to manually achieve soft braking when I want to but now I don't need to.
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