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stangmatt66
01-21-2008, 03:45 PM
Hey Guys,

For those of you in colder climates this won't be a big deal, but my X3 made her first trip in the snow over the weekend. My partner and I made a trip to our cabin in Big Bear only to find the driveway completely iced and snowed over. We took some friends with who drove a 2wd Jeep and an S-Type and only the X3 was able to make it all the way up the driveway. This was the first time I've put x-drive to the test and it worked flawlessly!

Here's some pics of my baby in the snow.

http://msbcreations.com/stuff/IMG_2652.jpg

http://msbcreations.com/stuff/IMG_2653.jpg

hunterz4
01-21-2008, 06:48 PM
Hey Guys,

For those of you in colder climates this won't be a big deal, but my X3 made her first trip in the snow over the weekend. My partner and I made a trip to our cabin in Big Bear only to find the driveway completely iced and snowed over. We took some friends with who drove a 2wd Jeep and an S-Type and only the X3 was able to make it all the way up the driveway. This was the first time I've put x-drive to the test and it worked flawlessly!

Here's some pics of my baby in the snow.

http://msbcreations.com/stuff/IMG_2652.jpg

http://msbcreations.com/stuff/IMG_2653.jpg

very nice looking X3.

murmur11
01-21-2008, 06:50 PM
did you just wash your X3 to take some pics? it looks too clean to be true.. :p

montego blue really shines in snow.. :thumbup:

AzNMpower32
01-21-2008, 07:16 PM
Lots of snow and/or dry powder snow is fun to drive on. Slush or heavy wet snow is not, even in the X3. Montego Blue does look good in that shot, but I know you cheated and cleaned up the fenders for that shot :rofl:

stangmatt66
01-21-2008, 07:19 PM
Lots of snow and/or dry powder snow is fun to drive on. Slush or heavy wet snow is not, even in the X3. Montego Blue does look good in that shot, but I know you cheated and cleaned up the fenders for that shot :rofl:

Are you kidding? It was 30 degrees outside! Do you really think I would clean a fender in 30 degree weather?! :rofl:

orangedrink
01-21-2008, 07:36 PM
very nice. you x3 looks awesome. haven't taken mine to the snow yet. have a big bear trip soon cant wait.

Andrewinla
01-22-2008, 12:06 AM
I have Montego blue too.
So when you do ED you can opt out of the wood?

I hate wood in a car..wood belongs in the forest or my fireplace not in my car!
I at least got the grey wood to go with the grey interior.

Beutiful pictures!
Any shots of the interior???

d-rive
01-22-2008, 01:56 AM
Tires? All season Pirelli STR's or winter tires?
Good looking car ;)

stangmatt66
01-22-2008, 01:31 PM
I have Montego blue too.
So when you do ED you can opt out of the wood?

I hate wood in a car..wood belongs in the forest or my fireplace not in my car!
I at least got the grey wood to go with the grey interior.

Beutiful pictures!
Any shots of the interior???

Aluminum trim is a priority one option. Meaning you have to special order your car from the factory, ED or regular delivery.

Here's some interior pics:

http://msbcreations.com/stuff/bmw5.jpg

http://msbcreations.com/stuff/bmw6.jpg

stangmatt66
01-22-2008, 01:32 PM
Tires? All season Pirelli STR's or winter tires?
Good looking car ;)

Just the regular tires that came on it.

firstbmwX3
01-23-2008, 10:52 AM
Very nice! I drove home in a snow storm the other day...no problems until I got to a very steep hill. Getting up was no problem, unfortunatley going down was...I used the downhill descent control which was awesome but I had to stop in order to avoid hitting cars that were stuck. I stopped but because it was so steep and the road was convex (to keep rainfall off), the weight of the vehicle on the ice slid me into a ditch. I got out but it tore off the front bumper, ruined the front passenger 18in wheel and a bit more.. Anyway, I fine..it's getting fixed now. Atleast I didn't hit the Range Rover in front of me that was in the ditch as well :rofl:

AzNMpower32
01-23-2008, 11:24 AM
Very nice! I drove home in a snow storm the other day...no problems until I got to a very steep hill. Getting up was no problem, unfortunatley going down was...I used the downhill descent control which was awesome but I had to stop in order to avoid hitting cars that were stuck. I stopped but because it was so steep and the road was convex (to keep rainfall off), the weight of the vehicle on the ice slid me into a ditch. I got out but it tore off the front bumper, ruined the front passenger 18in wheel and a bit more.. Anyway, I fine..it's getting fixed now. Atleast I didn't hit the Range Rover in front of me that was in the ditch as well :rofl:
Who was the dumb!@#* that started the whole chain reaction for everyone sliding into a ditch? If that happened, I'd get out and rant at the person who slid into the ditch into the first place, forcing everyone to avoid them (and crash their capable cars in the process).

robert doyle
02-03-2008, 01:16 PM
i have a 2007 x3 and have been driving in snow since thanksgiving. the x3 far exceeds any 4 wheel drive vehicle i have driven. i had a 2004 tahoe and before that jeep and a ford explorer. nothing has the control that the x3 has. i can't wait for dry roads to see how it handles.
bob
madison wi

archrenov8
02-03-2008, 03:42 PM
Who was the dumb!@#* that started the whole chain reaction for everyone sliding into a ditch? If that happened, I'd get out and rant at the person who slid into the ditch into the first place, forcing everyone to avoid them (and crash their capable cars in the process).

Sometimes, when the snow gets packed down or glazed on a steep hill, it can be treacherous going down, no matter what you are driving, unless you have studded tires or chains (I do not advocate either). I have been in those situations on Long Island and have been fortunate enough to escape without damage, but you just watch everyone slide off the road into whatever, until the sander gets there.

archrenov8
02-03-2008, 03:48 PM
Aluminum trim is a priority one option. Meaning you have to special order your car from the factory, ED or regular delivery.

Here's some interior pics:

http://msbcreations.com/stuff/bmw5.jpg

http://msbcreations.com/stuff/bmw6.jpg

I am glad you posted the interior. I was going to ask you to. I am torn between ordering aluminum or dark ash to go with Tobacco seats. Does the aluminum feel like it will be durable, particularly on the door grips and around the console?

I am thinking that it might be a nice welcome relief from the darkness of the Tobacco and Black interior.

x3ronnie
02-04-2008, 11:17 AM
Who was the dumb!@#* that started the whole chain reaction for everyone sliding into a ditch? If that happened, I'd get out and rant at the person who slid into the ditch into the first place, forcing everyone to avoid them (and crash their capable cars in the process).

Guess you don't drive in really bad weather all that much. While it is true that many dumb!@#* don't adjust their driving, sometimes stuff happens. I too would be anrgy at their incompetence, but looking ahead and slowing down in anticipation of afformentioned dumb#* can be very helpful. Everyone does not have X-drive, and/or common sense.

Brandon01
02-05-2008, 10:56 AM
archrenov - we've had our 07 X3 with aluminum trim for over a year now and it's held up very well. It's incredibly durable. If you like the looks of it (we love it), go for it!

Andrewinla
02-05-2008, 11:56 PM
I wish we had that option without having to go special order route.
The ash in my grey interior does belnd in but I prefer your trim!!!
I dont understand the idea of cutting trees down to put trim in cars.
Im no tree hugger by a long run..I had a V8 Audi S4 gas guzzler.

But I want metal, leather and some plastic in my cars. If I can afford it let the plastic be replaced by carbon fiber.