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cbj
03-18-2007, 03:08 PM
HAPPPPPPPPY :)

Man the car is all that I hoped for. The engine is just too sweet and the automatic has made driving in NYC easy. The car is just a blast to drive.

The leatherette is not even close to leather but I will be perfect when I drive home dirty for a day of mountain biking. Seats are great and fit my 6 feet.

Car heats up real quick and it was cold yesterday.

4WD got my out of an almost impossible amount of snow but I could feel th 18" tires isn't made for snow but I still got out.

Love the Ipod via AUX so I don't have to change CDs or listen to the endless ads in the radio.

As some others has mentioned it is difficult to get out without having the pants touch the what looks like a small running board.

Its by the way a all black 07 only upgrade is the 18" wheels and it got me a low lease and I don't use the car to get to work.

Again thanks to everybody for all the advice and help. On as side it took me 30 min to convince the sales guy that you could program the shifter to blink three times. 20 where used by them to try to convince I was wrong but they underestimated the power of Bimmerfest.com :thumbup:

kettleone
03-18-2007, 03:28 PM
Congratulations.

I ordered mine a week ago and already can't wait until it arrives. The dealer told me that it was not possible to order it with the combo beige and black interior. I had to show them the option on the BMW website. :-) They were nice enough but it is kind of scary that the guy who orders all their cars had no clue about it.

Is there a somewhere that lists all the things that can be programmed ? I have never heard of the blinking shifter that you mentioned.

Thanks

0428
03-18-2007, 04:27 PM
what deal did you get? which dealer? my jet black is at the processing centre rignt now, so in about a week..........

kjboyd
03-18-2007, 04:30 PM
Kettleone: yes there is a list. it's called the owner's manual and all the features that are available are listed in there. there is a little icon next to those items that looks like three stcik figures. there's a lot, so take your tim looking through the book.

d-rive
03-18-2007, 10:44 PM
put some photos :)

cbj
03-19-2007, 06:10 AM
I will but the weather has been super crappy and I drove straight into snow and salt - nice way to say welcome to the X3.

stangmatt66
03-19-2007, 10:16 AM
http://www.e90post.com/forums/images/smilies/needpics.gif

cbj
03-19-2007, 11:08 AM
Well it looks like this but just black inside

http://images.autotrader.com/images/2007/3/15/219/163/1773170441.219163389.IM1.03.565x421_A.562x421.jpg

0428
03-19-2007, 12:08 PM
don't post other people's car?

d-rive
03-19-2007, 12:09 PM
like my car :) i still counting, still 4 weeks to wait :) the car is abolutely identical with mine, just the engine is different, 3.0d 218HP, 500Nm.

kettleone
03-19-2007, 04:11 PM
Kettleone: yes there is a list. it's called the owner's manual and all the features that are available are listed in there. there is a little icon next to those items that looks like three stcik figures. there's a lot, so take your tim looking through the book.

Sweet. Thank you.

ish
03-21-2007, 05:32 PM
Good Luck with it...........we have had ours for two weeks now.
With one long roadtrip already!!!!!!! 8hours each way with an Average trip speed of 62mph getting 23mpg.
We *LOVE* it (except for the Nav System) lol

cbj
03-21-2007, 06:14 PM
Just got back from another ride and its like starting to drive all over again so much fun but I have to be carefull it wants me to get in trouble - sweet.

Noticed while parking that the side mirrors points down when in reverse another cool feature. I need to go through the manual but I have had not time and no time for pictures but should be able to do some this weekend.

ish
03-22-2007, 02:04 PM
Just got back from another ride and its like starting to drive all over again so much fun but I have to be carefull it wants me to get in trouble - sweet.

Noticed while parking that the side mirrors points down when in reverse another cool feature. I need to go through the manual but I have had not time and no time for pictures but should be able to do some this weekend.

Like most cars that have this feature, if you flip the mirror selecting switch you can also keep the mirror from tilting towards the curb.

AzNMpower32
03-22-2007, 07:11 PM
Good Luck with it...........we have had ours for two weeks now.
With one long roadtrip already!!!!!!! 8hours each way with an Average trip speed of 62mph getting 23mpg.
We *LOVE* it (except for the Nav System) lol
Your mileage gets even better as it breaks in. I drove down to NC last week and got 23mpg. Average speed? 84.6mph. Set cruise at 90 most of the time, inched to 100 couple times to pass. Still 23mpg..........amazing.

vern
03-23-2007, 05:23 AM
Your mileage gets even better as it breaks in. I drove down to NC last week and got 23mpg. Average speed? 84.6mph. Set cruise at 90 most of the time, inched to 100 couple times to pass. Still 23mpg..........amazing.
Are you fooling with us, Avg. speed 84.6 from Md. to NC. Give us a break LOL
cheers
vern

vern
03-23-2007, 05:34 AM
[QUOTE=ish;2252183.
We *LOVE* it (except for the Nav System) lol[/QUOTE]
How so? We have the Nav and " LOVE IT ".
cheers
vern

AzNMpower32
03-23-2007, 05:48 AM
Are you fooling with us, Avg. speed 84.6 from Md. to NC. Give us a break LOL
cheers
vern
Ok, to be 100% honest, I drove the stretch from Richmond to Durham on I-85, which is really straight, pretty flat ( :) ) and traffic-free. But yes, on I-85 I really was travelling that quickly.

falou
03-31-2007, 03:56 PM
I drove from SLC to Vegas, 400 mi, avg speed 83.3, mileage was 23.5 mpg. There was bit of a tailwind, so that probably helped, but still seems damn good.

Evlengr
03-31-2007, 04:56 PM
Congratz on your new toy. I have had mine for a little over a month now and it gets around 19 mpg--- and that's in stop and go on the loop (one of the worst traffic spots in the US).

This is by far one of the best vehicles I have ever owned (with exception to the stereo system--sorry couldn't resist).

When the roads are clear at night ( wee am hours-- I get over 23 mpg at an even 90 as well).

Enjoy and be careful - invest in a radar detector --you'll keep your eyes on the road instead of the speedometer.

Congratz Again

cbj
03-31-2007, 07:45 PM
Just got back from the first drive outside the city and getting good mileage. Had a chance to take it on some twisty mountain roads and it was a dream to drive. Finding small nice details like the automatic lights on and off when it turn night time or through a tunnel. The wife loves the car too so I got some bonus points which is an added bonus.

bhatnsa
04-01-2007, 07:02 PM
I have a 05 x3 3.0i which gives 25 mpg at 70mph average. I have tested this many times and even with 4 passengers i ended up with 25 mpg...but you got to put it on cruise.

kjboyd
04-01-2007, 08:26 PM
i still avg. 13 in the city and maybe 22 on the highway.

cbj
04-02-2007, 06:15 AM
Kjboyd have you tried to reset the MPG by holding in the botton for some seconds. If you keep running the same numbers not much will change over time.

On my first trip this weekend and with less than 200 miles on the car and 89 gas I got 25 MPG without a problem.

kjboyd
04-02-2007, 06:54 AM
i never use the onboard computer. i do it manually dividing miles driven by gallons used.

Ishniknork
04-02-2007, 08:30 PM
i never use the onboard computer. i do it manually dividing miles driven by gallons used.
How many miles on it so far? I didn't get very good mileage until I hit about 8500. Then things started to improve. At first I got around 14.5/city and 23/highway. With 15K on the clock now I get an honest 16/city (sometimes 17) and 26/highway at 70-75 mph.

kjboyd
04-02-2007, 08:37 PM
just turned 6,000.

Ishniknork
04-02-2007, 08:45 PM
HAPPPPPPPPY :)
Oops! Almost forgot! Got caught up in the talk and almost forgot to congratulate you cbj!

I hope you enjoy your new X3 as much as I do mine. I just wish I had your engine! Those extra ponies would be nice. And better gas mileage to boot. Just wait until it breaks in. Those MPG numbers should improve.

Ishniknork
04-04-2007, 08:52 PM
just turned 6,000.
Ah, OK. I'd give it a 2-3 thousand more miles. It will get better. I was really surprised when my mpg seemed to jump from 14.5/city to 16 all the sudden with no change in my driving habits. On my next tank I'm going to drive a little more aggressively and see what kind of mileage I get. I'm usually not too hard on the gas pedal with the cost of fuel what it is these days.

Have to say this though, there's no cure for bad mileage if you have a lead foot ;)

vern
04-05-2007, 02:00 PM
i still avg. 13 in the city and maybe 22 on the highway.
+1 with 9,000 + miles. cheers
vern

NateXTR
04-10-2007, 10:42 AM
The leatherette is not even close to leather but I will be perfect when I drive home dirty for a day of mountain biking. Seats are great and fit my 6 feet.



Congrats on the X3. Sorry I didn't say it sooner! Post some pictures...

You should come out to CT for a MTB ride some weekend. Let me know.:thumbup:

kjboyd
04-10-2007, 11:06 AM
i have a loner X3, same set up as mine... and it too gets about 12.5 mpg and it has 11,000 miles on it so far. i just think it's my driving distance and commute that gives me the bad mileage. that just sucks!

cbj
04-10-2007, 04:57 PM
Congrats on the X3. Sorry I didn't say it sooner! Post some pictures...

You should come out to CT for a MTB ride some weekend. Let me know.:thumbup:

I might take you up on that but normally its down hill only in the season

http://www.rodgaards.com/media/468/claus%20road%20to%20no%20where.jpg

Hopefully I can take some pictures this weekend but its super busy at the moment as I have just opened a new office.

NateXTR
04-11-2007, 06:01 AM
I might take you up on that but normally its down hill only in the season


Hopefully I can take some pictures this weekend but its super busy at the moment as I have just opened a new office.

Nice picture! I gotta say that I don't do much DH, not since DH bikes started having more than about 3" of travel at least.:rofl:

There is a great trail network that is about 10 minutes from my house (locally refered to as "Trumbull"; also know as "Indian Ledge") that features many drop-offs and roll-downs. It is a great "free-ride" place. Not as tech as Platt, but a fun place to ride nonetheless. Let me know if you ever want to get out!

cbj
04-11-2007, 06:30 AM
Ok Trumbull I here its a lot of fun to ride that place.

BimmerBryce
04-14-2007, 01:39 PM
I will but the weather has been super crappy and I drove straight into snow and salt - nice way to say welcome to the X3.

That's just what this SAV is good for...plus it's a hellova fun ride when there isn't any snow. Mine has two Minnesota winters under its belt and has come through like a dream. One more year on the lease. Probably time to start thinking about an '08.

sad108
04-18-2007, 06:40 PM
Congrats.. I love mine everyday too:thumbup: