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#3329 of 4187 Re: 2008 X3 Transmission Problems? [hugepatsfan10]
Aug 02, 2010 (6:52 am)
I am leasing a BMW X3 08 model, no transmission problem. I love driving it. I was also test drive the EX model but X3 has more room and comfort. So far, leasing the X3 for 2 years, only two small problems, the cup holder in the back seat need to replaced and the washer pump leaking. The cup holder took 3 times to the repair shop as they have to order from Germany. The washer pump they tried to fix it last week but still leaking so I need to bring it back again this week. For me, the car only two year old with 27K mile in it, should not have problems like this, so I think I will return it when lease is over and look for something else.
#3330 of 4187 Re: 2008 X3 Transmission Problems? [dionng]
Aug 02, 2010 (1:35 pm)
For me, the car only[sic] two year old with 27K mile in it[sic], should not have problems like this, so I think I will return it when lease is over and look for something else.
Wise move! A leaking windshield washer pump is almost always a dead-accurate barometer for determining long-term vehicle reliability.
#3331 of 4187 Re: 2008 X3 Transmission Problems? [roadburner]
Aug 03, 2010 (6:43 pm)
A leaking windshield washer pump is almost always a dead-accurate barometer for determining long-term vehicle reliability.
Damn you, Roadburner! You owe me the price of a new keyboard. I just ruined a perfectly good Logitech by spitting a mouthful of beer (some of which ran out of my nose) on it while reading your post.
Funniest thing I've read all week. Keep up the good work.
#3332 of 4187 Re: 2008 X3 Transmission Problems? [roadburner]
Aug 03, 2010 (7:38 pm)
Hmmmm, the washer pump leaked on my 2009 X3 too. Thats the only problem I've had in almost 35,000 miles, but a failed par? unforgivable.
Of course, BMW fixed it right away, and since the car still looks, feels and drives like new and actually uses less gas than it did before, I'd say the X3 is a keeper. In fact, it is the most reliable car ever in my family, even with the leaky pump. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
#3334 of 4187 Re: 2008 X3 Transmission Problems? [jimbres]
Aug 03, 2010 (7:55 pm)
Thanks; I try my best...
Aug 04, 2010 (2:38 pm)
Oops, that's a burger slogan. Still fits though.
"BMW is encouraging interested buyers to special-order their X3 to get it exactly the way they want. That's the way it works in Europe, but Americans historically have not liked to wait for a special-order car. Now that X3s are being built in BMW's newly-expanded Spartanburg, SC, assembly plant, the company says the special-order delivery times can be drastically cut - to a point that can satisfy even impatient Americans."
Special Order the New BMW X3, Get It in a Week (Straightline)
#3336 of 4187 Re: Have it your way [steve_]
Aug 04, 2010 (6:16 pm)
Great - I'll order a 2011 X3 X-drive 35i with the 300 hp/300 lb-ft of torque N55 engine for the price of a base X3 X-drive 28i.
#3337 of 4187 BMW X3 Purchase - How low can I go?
Aug 05, 2010 (7:39 am)
I'm test driving an X3 on Saturday. Its priced at $25,488 at the BMW dealer with 33,960 miles, CPO. Can I play hardball and bring them down to $20,000 or is that totally unreasonable? I'm bringing $3K cash.
#3338 of 4187 Re: BMW X3 Purchase - How low can I go? [ftravaillot]
Aug 05, 2010 (8:11 am)