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BMW X3, SUV
May 08, 2006 (9:13 am)
My X3 is in schedule on 2 weeks for inspection 1, 27K miles.
I printout from BMW OC's the suggested checklist inspection I maintenance schedule, that explain to us "know exactly what to expect when your BMW is serviced".
On the list I highlighted a few items and add a few mores.
If someone already went to bring your X3 on inspection I and want to share their experiences is welcomed.
X3_3.0 2004, Alpine White, Gray Montana, Steptronic
#2581 of 4187 Re: Thanks [califjohn]
May 08, 2006 (10:27 am)
Have the dealer check to make sure that any and all shipping spacers have been removed from the suspension. That could easily be the problem- and it should have been caught by a good PDI.
#2582 of 4187 Re: problem with my new x3... [xxmanutdxx]
May 09, 2006 (1:17 pm)
I am 99% certain your car is fine.
Does the indicator have the indents (you can feel them) or is this completely a sensor based version (like the other BMW's are at this point?)
The switch may have the lane change feature which should allow you to hold the switch down for 1/2 second and release and the signal will continue for 3 or 4 more "blinks." Holding the stalk down for longer will activate the turn feature which does require the wheel to be articulated some number of degrees.
At first you think it is you, then you learn to use the deft touch.
On the other hand, stuff happens, things do break or are born broken.
It seems improbable, but not impossible that this is what happened to you.
#2583 of 4187 After 2+ years, 30K miles...simply a great SAV for me
May 12, 2006 (11:03 am)
It is difficult for me to read all of the badgering of the X3. Whether on this board or others...I must vent.
If the ride is too stiff for you, get something else.
If the trunk is too small, get something else.
If the 0-60 is too slow, get something else.
If the MPG is too low, get something else.
If the price is too high, get something else.
If the interior is not for you, get something else.
If your looking for a vehicle that offers excellent winter traction, let's in lots of sun in the summer, provides an elevated stance on the road, gives some extra storage and utility and does it all with an almost 3-series like drive, then buy/lease the X3.
I have an '04 X3 3.0, White w/Terr. In 26 months, only two or three trips to the dealer so far.
Ok, I'm done now.
#2584 of 4187 mileage range on a tank of gas
May 12, 2006 (12:49 pm)
I am curious to know how many mpg people are getting in mixed and city driving on a tankful of gas in their 2006 X3s? Thanks.
#2585 of 4187 Re: mileage range on a tank of gas [cargobeepbeep]
May 13, 2006 (10:09 am)
I can tell you that I get 20 miles to a U.S. gallon in mixed driving in a 2004 X3. Someone wrote awhile back that mileage mysteriously increase by about 20% after 15,000 miles. I found this to be amazingly true.
Hope this helps - what are you getting?
#2586 of 4187 Re: Things are slow on BMW [site] [driver100] [tidester] [div2] [bodble2] [div2] [bargamon] [steve_] [driver200] [bodble2] [driver100] [bodble2]
May 13, 2006 (10:26 am)
Did you notice he didn't include overall value, comfort, ride quality, passenger and cargo capacity, reliabily, cost of repairs amongst the attributes??????????????
bodble2, are you still there. I got kind of busy and haven't had a chance to reply...sorry. I agree that a Tuscon gets better mileage, a Jeep or Rover is better for off roading, a Lexus will be more reliable, etc. And, you are correct best is relative. I should probably say IMHO, I believe the X-3 has the best combination of engineering, looks, handling, most comfortable seating, and best overall thought out design (not too large, lots of cargo room,easy to reach controls. And every report I have read has been positive saying it is the closest to a car of any of the other SUV's. That is only my opinion, and I would be curious to know what you think is better?
Of course, someone else will say a Lexus is best, and that will be their opinion.
By the way, ride quality is very relative. I like to feel the road, so I don't mind the bumps...feels better than that spongy ride where you lean all over on the corners.
#2587 of 4187 Re: mileage range on a tank of gas [driver100]
May 13, 2006 (5:17 pm)
Thanks driver100. Do you have the 3.0 or the 2.5? I am trying to decide between the alpine white/black or the jet black/black. I also haven't decided whether I want the leather or the leatherette.
#2588 of 4187 Re: mileage range on a tank of gas [cargobeepbeep]
May 13, 2006 (6:15 pm)
I have a 2.5 which I guess is not available now (I don't think the 3 would use much more gas). Mine is alpine white/black and it has the black bumpers and I really like it that way. The black looks great too and I really like the silver, light blue, and grey colors too. I have leatherette, but if I was to do it over I would go all out and get the best and most that you can afford and want....or one day you will wish that you did. You will probably keep it 4 or 5 years and what's an extra $1000 a year to get what you really want..plus you will get some back at trade in time. You might even keep it longer if it has everything on it. I think the gas mileage is good for this size of vehicle...and I can't imagine a car that could possibly be more pleasurable and more fun to own and drive.
#2589 of 4187 Re: After 2+ years, 30K miles...simply a great SAV for me [vsroman]
May 14, 2006 (12:04 am)
Preach it, vsroman! Regarding the negativism on the forums, I have noticed that whatever vehicle is the focus of discussion at any given moment will undoubtedly get slammed by some folks, even those vehicles you never dreamed would get slammed. Lots of emotion going on here and not a whole lot of logic.
Speaking of emotions, no one can make me not love my X3. I have had mine for a couple of months and just keep lovin it more and more.