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BMW X3, SUV
#2255 of 4185 Re: 2005 BMW X3 [libertycat]
Nov 04, 2005 (12:46 pm)
with repect to size...;you should not consider it if you are over 5 feet tall. getting into the car is a pain becauwe they make the front door to narrow.
another reason not to consider it is that you might encounter leakage problems. in my car, the recent rains came in through the roof and flooded the back seat floor. BMW claimed to have fixed it but then it rained again. guess what? wet floor!
it might also have caused electrical problems since my interior lights do not work.
even the car knew something was wrong because it started calling BMW assits by itself!
the first time, was at 9PM in the evening whileit was in my driveway. I told BMW that it might have been lonely. maybe it was just afraid of thedark. anyway...the next day it called BMW assist 7 times in two hours while i was on the road. Annoying as hell!
#2256 of 4185 Bluetooth LG325 Update
Nov 04, 2005 (11:46 pm)
Simply maddening....phone pairs up to unit.....I can receive calls.....just can't answer them nor dial out. If anyone successfully gets the Sprint LG325 to work in their X3...please let us all know.
#2257 of 4185 Re: Anyone Have Luck using BMW Bluetooth with Sprint (LG325 Slider) [bdr127]
Nov 05, 2005 (11:52 am)
I have the LG 325 and it works fine with the X3 Bluetooth system. I just synced it and some how it works
#2258 of 4185 Re: Anyone Have Luck using BMW Bluetooth with Sprint (LG325 Slider) [weinst
Nov 06, 2005 (9:50 am)
That is good to hear, thank you. I will give my dealer a call to see if there is any adjustment they can make.
#2259 of 4185 Competitors for the X3
Nov 07, 2005 (1:47 pm)
What vehicles did you all cross-shop before purchasing an X3?
#2260 of 4185 Re: Competitors for the X3 [jrynn]
Nov 08, 2005 (6:57 am)
We looked at:
Lexus RX 330. Didn't like: it rode like a car
VW Touraeg V6: Too heavy, too pricey with options
Toyota 4Runner: Too bumpy and a little too big for us
Don't ask me why: Toyota Highlander: drove like our Camry
Acura MDX: Not sporty enough, too boxy shape.
In the end I liked the sportyness, looks, performance and overall package the BMW provided..
Nov 11, 2005 (10:55 am)
I just traded my Porsche Boxter S (04) for the X3. I dont have any regrets! The trade worked out almost even I could of gotten 38K at CarMax and didn't want to sell the Boxter privately too much hassle.
#2262 of 4185 10,000 flawless miles later
Nov 11, 2005 (12:09 pm)
My wife's 2005 X3 3.0 has turned over 10,000 literally trouble free miles.
Last weekend we went to the dealer and asked for all three windshield wipers to be replaced (in anticipation of winter.)
Car was washed and vacuumed, no charge, no appointment and they fed us danish and Starbuck's whilst we waited.
I don't recall if you can get unlimited wiper blades (like I used to on my Audis), but the car has been trouble free, pleasurable and comfortable in every way -- darn near luxurious and remains a blast to drive (with the manual tranny, sat nav and sat radio at our side.)
Our only regret is that BMW did not offer (and still doesn't) the more powerful, economical and cleaner 255HP 6 cylinder engine.
We "fight" over who gets to drive the X3 on weekends.
We're also actually looking forward to winter in this vehicle. Nice as her Audi TT quattro was, the X3 is better and more solid feeling (of course I always felt like a bug when I was driving the TT on freeway.)
Can't say enough good about this car -- and likewise the folks at European car have one in their long term test fleet and the editors LOVE it!
#2263 of 4185 M-class troubles..; good that I did not stray
Nov 11, 2005 (5:08 pm)
Have you noticed the problems the redesigned, 2006 M-class is having? With several people now having successfully declared their M's as lemons and getting their money back, our X3 growing pains appear to dissolve away...
(Disclaimer: I own an X3 and M-class was in my consideration set.)
Pasting one message from the Merc-Benz Problems & Issues forum just for illustrative purposes..
>Everyone, MBUSA just bought back my 2006 M-Class
>too because of the same transmission issues. I give them >credit for standing behind their product, and
>owning up to the problem. Good luck to you all,
>it is a beautiful vehicle, and if you got a
>good one, I am actually envious!
#2264 of 4185 Re: Panoramic moonroof [bodble2]
Nov 13, 2005 (12:37 pm)
YES! Everytime someone got in my car they asked me if a rear window was open - it was that loud. I brought it in several times and finally they pushed the entire sunroof forward and that helped for a couple of months. Now, the noise is back and I have to keep the sunroof cover totally closed to keep the noise to a minimum. Even without the sunroof noise, it's a really loud vehicle - both engine and exterior wind noise.