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BMW X3, SUV
#2502 of 4185 Re: Order Cutoff Date? [bodble2]
Mar 21, 2006 (7:08 pm)
If possible take a test drive of two X3's one with and one without Servotronic.
I have read some of the reviews of some of the OTHER BMW's with the Servotronic steering -- I know what you mean.
Here is one immediate difference that you can feel:
The road feel improves with speed with the Servotronic steering. The degree of effort to turn the wheel at very low speeds (and when you have a stick shift you may turn the wheel from time to time with only one hand) decreases.
Servotronic as implemented in the X3 decreases the steering effort the slower the car goes, regardless of engine speed.
Conversely, the road feel and the effort required INCREASES along with road speed.
My Audi A6 (2005) has it, my previous Audi did not have it and it seemed overly boosted and isoltated from the road feel at speed. At the time, I was not unhappy with it.
We got the Servotronic X3 first -- and actually, as I recall at the suggestion of edmunds.
If you can drive an X3 with and without, I suspect you will notice the difference and like it.
#2503 of 4185 Re: 6-Speed On Lot [timmboj]
Mar 22, 2006 (1:12 pm)
I just ordered my from a So.Cal dealer. The price is excellent, $300 over invoice.
Mar 22, 2006 (7:13 pm)
Got my X3, in Silver gray, premium package, cold weather, navigation. Love it! I've gotten so many compliments on the car! Definitely love the servotronic, i think the difference is definitely noticeable.
#2506 of 4185 Order Date Question
Mar 24, 2006 (6:15 am)
I thought you could order a current MY all the way up until the fall of that particular year. When I talked to my dealer back in 2005 he told me that 2006 production started in October 2005 and that I could still order a 2005MY as late as September. I would think that one could still order a 2006 all the way up to September of this year too. Can anyone verify production dates?
#2507 of 4185 Re: Order Date Question [timmboj]
by kyfdx HOST
Mar 24, 2006 (7:03 pm)
I can't recall the X3 production dates, but in the past, many BMWs start the new model year with August production, and September delivery...
Of course, that could vary according to changes being made, etc...
I would say typically... that current model cars have to be ordered for July production..
Plenty of exceptions to that rule, though..
#2508 of 4185 Re: Order Date Question [timmboj]
Mar 24, 2006 (9:20 pm)
Why not go to a dealer and place an order or at least ask about one and find out what MY will be delivered.
At this point, I do believe you will still be able to order a 2006.
#2509 of 4185 Replacement key expense
by KarenS HOST
Mar 31, 2006 (11:39 am)
A national newspaper is looking to interview consumers who have had to replace a car key, which ended up costing over $200 or $300. Please send an e-mail to ctalatiedmunds.com no later than Monday, April 2, 2006 containing your daytime contact information, the cost to replace your key along with the make and model your vehicle.
Apr 02, 2006 (2:10 pm)
This months "CAR AND DRIVER" reports the 3 series coupe is finnally be making its way soon, and a new 300hp twin turbo will be engine choice on it. Not to replace the M3.
I was thinking this might also make its way to other lines, in particular the X3.
#2511 of 4185 BMW X3 Changing Military Time To Everyday Time
Apr 02, 2006 (6:51 pm)
I own a BMW X3 and there is no explanation in the poor manual on how to change the clock to normal timm. I know how to change the time but can't change the military time to normal time. Can anyone help me?