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Leigh
01-09-2008, 12:40 AM
Hi,


I am thinking about buying a used x3 2k5 tomorrow.

I love the car have test driven a few. I never had so much fun making U Turns. But this one had everything I wanted, premium, nav, CPO.

My question is I have read some information about the 04's suspension being stiff,

I read the Carfax, it was shipped to the US in 02/2005? Should I be clear of the 04's stiffer suspension?

Of course any advice on the 05 used purchase is very welcome.:)

Thanks Bunches!

HT417
01-09-2008, 03:21 AM
Someone else can confirm but from what I understand the suspension was softened starting with the 2005 models. You should be good there.

kjboyd
01-09-2008, 08:15 AM
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AzNMpower32
01-09-2008, 08:16 AM
Someone else can confirm but from what I understand the suspension was softened starting with the 2005 models. You should be good there.
+1. All '05s should have the retuned suspension.

Eric in SD
01-09-2008, 09:13 AM
The suspension in our '05 is great. Firm solid ride but not jarring at all, just right to me. Avoid the "Sport Package" suspension unless you want maximum handling from the factory. That package is much stiffer, rock hard.

wjw002
01-09-2008, 09:47 AM
I have an 05 with the sport package and the ride is excellent and very nimble. If you plan to do serious off roading I would not recommend the sport package suspension, other than that go for it.

Leigh
01-09-2008, 07:51 PM
Thanks very much for the replies. I bought the 2005 tonight from the bmw dealership.

I appreciate the feedback!

AzNMpower32
01-09-2008, 08:20 PM
Thanks very much for the replies. I bought the 2005 tonight from the bmw dealership.

I appreciate the feedback!
Congrats! Pics please! (It's been a while since we've had new X3 pics, ever since those '07 issues came up :rolleyes:)

Ishniknork
01-09-2008, 10:21 PM
Congrats! Pics please! (It's been a while since we've had new X3 pics, ever since those '07 issues came up :rolleyes:)
+1 and pics would be nice!

BTW, I have the owners manual in PDF format if you want/need it. Just PM me with your email addy. :thumbup:

Leigh
01-26-2008, 01:02 PM
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Hi, pictures of my newused 2k5 X3, I love it

Thanks for your help, Leigh

AzNMpower32
01-26-2008, 09:14 PM
Cool car! Enjoy the new ride =)