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climrgrl
02-21-2005, 09:05 PM
I posted this in "Ask A Dealer" but thought I'd put it here as well.

I'm looking for a manual transmission X3 3.0 in California. I guess everyone loves automatics, so it's a bit hard to find. Any help would be appreciated, but I may have to order one in the end. I have two main questions:

What can I expect to pay for an X3 that is ordered? $1k over invoice seems reasonable for one that's on the lot, but am I going to pay a premium for one that is not?

How do people like their manual X3's?

Elefantino
02-21-2005, 09:13 PM
Love mine. Bought a leftover 2004 before the end of the year (a crazy deal). So far, the only complaint is the passenger side mirror motor, which shorts out. They're replacing it tomorrow.

Driving-wise, great car. Wouldn't have anything but a manual. Nice clutch, easy to feather. Enough torque in the motor to 2-4-6 for freeway on-ramps.

Thus far, 22.9 average mileage, combined. I'm pleased.

bredi
02-21-2005, 11:56 PM
I just picked up my 6 speed!
I wouldn't drive anything else. It makes the car feel much more sporty.

I drove the autos and they just weren't as fun.

Funny thing is, the dealer said people don't want the manuals and they didn't even have a 3.0 manual in stock.

funny thing is, they aren't selling many either!


funny thing is, while I was picking up my 3.0 manual, two people test drove the 2.5 manual that I did while I waited. all 50 autos stayed put.


funny.

LeucX3
02-22-2005, 10:24 AM
Thus far, 22.9 average mileage, combined. I'm pleased.
Wow, how are you doing that? Do you drive a lot of highway miles? I'm getting 18-19 mpg in mixed driving.

And yes, i absolutely love the 6 speed. I had a step before, but there's no way i'm going back.

MPoWeRMAN
02-22-2005, 04:21 PM
I love mine, i had to do custom order, paid 1500 below sticker, you probably can do better than that if you shop around, but I suggest you order it, that way you will get what you want

Elefantino
02-22-2005, 04:25 PM
Wow, how are you doing that? Do you drive a lot of highway miles? I'm getting 18-19 mpg in mixed driving.

About half of my miles are highway miles. I've always been good with a clutch; when I got my first BMW, a 1998 328i, I averaged 27.6 from driveoff until I traded it in two years later; my most recent car, a 2002 325it, was about 24.7 average.

I do a lot of 2-4 starts, if the car can handle it. BMWs can.

neill
03-01-2005, 01:16 AM
Stick to your guns, and wait for the manual on either a locate or factory order.....

We have both in stock right now at the dealership where I work, and the 6 speed manual is definitely a joy to drive....

Ryouko
03-01-2005, 05:07 AM
We had to factory order our 05 3.0 manual. We almost settled on an automatic, but in retrospect, I'm very glad we got the manual. Coming from a 330ci, it makes the X3 that much more enjoyable to drive.

Don't settle for less than you know you want.

mysticbluex3
03-09-2005, 07:39 AM
I was lucky to find a 6-spd in the lot. It was a BMW excecutive car used for 1 yr w/ 9K miles on it. I wasn't planning on buying use buy it was the exact color and trim I wanted with pretty loaded options so I went w/ it and saved myself like 7 Gs

exthree
03-09-2005, 04:04 PM
I wanted the six-speed, but settled for the steptronic due to my wife's preference. However, I was pleasently surprised with shifting in the sport/manual mode. It was nearly as satisfying as a clutch.

MJTSUB
03-09-2005, 07:14 PM
I just picked up my 6 speed!
I wouldn't drive anything else. It makes the car feel much more sporty.

I drove the autos and they just weren't as fun.

Funny thing is, the dealer said people don't want the manuals and they didn't even have a 3.0 manual in stock.

funny thing is, they aren't selling many either!


funny thing is, while I was picking up my 3.0 manual, two people test drove the 2.5 manual that I did while I waited. all 50 autos stayed put.


funny.


Thats a lot of funny business!

dushyantmate
12-05-2010, 05:24 PM
I have a 2008 X3 manual to sell. Fully loaded-Sport Package,Premium Package, Cold weather package and navigation.
Excellent condition. It has done only 29,600 miles. Sapphire black metallic on the outside and tan leather interior.
I am leaving the country in a few months so I am trying to move on.
I am based in Greenville, SC.
Contact me at 817 201 3488 or dushyant_118@yahoo.com
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Mystic1
12-05-2010, 06:14 PM
I have a 2008 X3 manual to sell. Fully loaded-Sport Package,Premium Package, Cold weather package and navigation.
Excellent condition. It has done only 29,000 miles. Sapphire black metallic on the outside and tan leather interior.
I am leaving the country in a few months so I am trying to move on.
I am based in Greenville, SC.
Contact me at 817 201 3488 or dushyant_118@yahoo.com


Uhhhhh, you missed the boat by more than 5 1/2 years! Good luck on selling though.

X3-terrestrial
12-06-2010, 08:07 AM
and tan leather interior.

That looks more like Terracotta. (or Tobacco for 08 maybe)