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BMW X3, SUV
Aug 02, 2005 (7:10 am)
Our (OK, my wife's) X3 has 5,000 miles on it. This car has been flawless in every way (it is perhaps a tiny bit thirsty, but not bad.)
With the dressed up bumpers of the 2006 model and perhaps a bit finer vinyl grain on the dashboard (and the 3.0 255HP engine) this car has a great future ahead of it. It is BMW's "secret car." Configured like you will virtually never see it on the lot, the X3 is sporty, utilitarian AND does a pretty good job of being luxurious.
The handling is very much like a 2005 330xi and the comfort is very much like -- a BMW 3, too.
#2078 of 4187 Re: Serious brake problem [stone3]
Aug 02, 2005 (6:57 pm)
For this to have happened, there would have to be a catastrophic failure in both the front and rear brake lines. There are two brake cylinders master and slave. They act as back-up to each other. With the exception of computer controlled ABS the brakes are mechanical.
I would believe the car was purposefully sabotaged in some fashion before I believed both brake cylinders went bad at the same time.
#2079 of 4187 Re: Serious brake problem [stone3]
Aug 03, 2005 (4:18 am)
Did she ever stop?
Twice this happened and has the problem been found? Substantiated?
Does she cry out for help repressing the clostrophobic repression that comes with the reality that your life is not your own and is now focused on the child?
Aug 03, 2005 (6:01 am)
I wonder if others agree that the base Sound System in X3 is pretty sub-par for a ~40K vehicle. Compared to the base sound system I had in my '01 Saab 9-3 (I believed Clarion based) the X3 sound system sounds like a toy Fisher Price toy stereo. Horrible frequency range and radio reception fads in and out....
#2081 of 4187 Re: Sound System [sponge_worthy]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 03, 2005 (7:31 am)
Most BMW sound systems leave a lot to be desired.. Even the optional Harmon-Kardon in the 325i is pretty lame...
#2082 of 4187 Re: Serious brake problem [stone3]
Aug 03, 2005 (7:47 am)
I have noticed that the brake pedal and gas pedal are very close together. She probably hit the gas even though she says she didn't. Did she pull the emergancy brake? What did the dealer say?
#2083 of 4187 Re: Sound System [sponge_worthy]
Aug 03, 2005 (7:51 am)
The premium sound stereo is pretty good. Better then the base stereo in my 2002 X5. But my reception was better in the X5. I just think they should have a standard CD changer in the head unit itself. I mean many American cars and trucks have that standard. Also, I sure wish I knew how much time elapsed in a given song with a CD. Why there isn't more track info I have no idea but there should be.
#2084 of 4187 BMW X3 2006
Aug 03, 2005 (8:37 am)
Does anybody know when BMW X3 2006 will come out
#2085 of 4187 Re: Sound System [kyfdx]
Aug 03, 2005 (11:12 am)
Thats a disappointment... BMW should really get their act together on the sound system. I'm not saying it needs they to put in a audiophile grade system, but the standard system is a joke.