Last post on Mar 16, 2011 at 6:25 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
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BMW X3, SUV
#223 of 232 Re: kyfdx [kyfdx]
Nov 20, 2009 (10:44 pm)
Thanks. I think I'm going to at least drop by and look. They have a few tempting cars on their website...
#224 of 232 Re: kyfdx [roadburner]
by kyfdx HOST
Nov 21, 2009 (7:50 am)
It's easy to get to... just a couple of blocks off of I-275...
#225 of 232 Re: kyfdx [kyfdx]
Nov 21, 2009 (8:26 am)
I know, we were going out to eat with some friends and drove right past it- but didn't have time to stop...
#226 of 232 Re: kyfdx [roadburner]
by kyfdx HOST
Nov 21, 2009 (12:16 pm)
Too bad it isn't summer time.. Old fashioned root beer stand right down the street... great chili dogs, and they make their own root beer..
Seasonally open, though...
#227 of 232 Re: X3 maintenance costs... [kyfdx]
Dec 01, 2009 (7:44 pm)
My wife has been driving BMWs for six years now.. Except for those three items, we've never spent a penny....
Does that mean she has driven the same BMW for 6 years bought as new and out of warranty for 2 years with only tires and oil changes required for the 2 out of warranty years?
#228 of 232 Re: X3 maintenance costs... [pp2009pp]
by kyfdx HOST
Dec 02, 2009 (5:23 am)
Never been out of warranty or maintenance plan...
My point was (is)... the maintenance plan is comprehensive, and as advertised..
#229 of 232 Re: X3 maintenance costs... [kyfdx]
Dec 02, 2009 (3:30 pm)
I like the 4 year maintenance. Volvo did have a 6 year maintenance + warranty plan which was really something...and potentially required for a Volvo.
#230 of 232 Re: BMW X3 hesitation on acceleration [markdi]
Jan 02, 2011 (3:15 am)
what is worse is the price. I paid 50 thousand for my X3. I have a 2008 BMW X3si. The sound system is horrible.
#231 of 232 Re: BMW X3 hesitation on acceleration [drjcool1]
Mar 06, 2011 (2:27 pm)
Are you sure, certain sure that the acceleration problem isn't really just under "RE-ACCELERATION" conditions...?
All newer vehicles, beginning with the introduction of the first RX300, make use of a more FE conscious ATF line pressure control system. The old system used a pressure sustaining accumulator so that ATF line pressure was constantly, INSTANTLY, available if/when a shift sequence was "commanded.
The new "real-time" ATF line pressure control system reduces the line pressure to an absolute minimum when conditions allow. Relax the throttle during slight acceleration and the transmission will upshift accordingly. Now, QUICKLY, get back onto the gas and you will encounter a 1-2 second downshift delay/hesitation, enforced via DBW, until the real time line pressure control system has time to react and raise the pressure.
#232 of 232 Re: BMW X3 hesitation on acceleration [cincyart]
Mar 16, 2011 (6:25 pm)
I've had several BMW's and I wouldn't wory about I those transmissions ar computer controlled and have a learn feature. In other words, they all have a delay out of the box so to speak and will adapt to you.as a reference though, BMW's transmissions do not have the quick take-off like a Jap car. Part of that is also fuel economy related. But I'm pretty used to it. I get a little whiplash from the Jap cars at my age..BTW, I bought my wife an X3 and she loves it. She's a real leadfoot too! Like me : )