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Hardrada 02-14-2013 08:29 PM

My new X3
 
Hi guys, just joined this forum.

Traded in my E53 X5 4.4i last week and got a new X3 28i. Arctic gray / black nevada / fineline wood, with:
- Cold Weather 1
- Convenience
- Premium
- Technology
- Premium sound

Here's a pic after some compulsive car washing activity on my part
 photo newX3_zps9be1e77f.jpg

will take a some more pics this week

Really liking everything about this vehicle except the navigation and start/stop, and the unbelievable fact that the tech package is somewhat incompatible with Android, which has what, 70 % market share? They're kinda stuck in 2009 with their smartphone market assumptions, the iPhone fixation. Other than that, I love this thing.

lbjgh 02-14-2013 09:23 PM

Congrats on the new wheels! She looks great!

wpattison 02-15-2013 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Hardrada (Post 7382189)
...and the unbelievable fact that the tech package is somewhat incompatible with Android, which has what, 70 % market share? They're kinda stuck in 2009 with their smartphone market assumptions, the iPhone fixation.

Not trying to feed the smartphone fanboi war, just offering a possible explanation - perhaps the majority of the BMW buyers have iOS?

Anyway - congrats on your purchase. Looks great!

pmacd55 02-15-2013 09:50 AM

congrats looks great. You can get the auto stop/start changed to last setting at the dealer or code it yourself.

Hardrada 02-15-2013 06:40 PM

congrats looks great. You can get the auto stop/start changed to last setting at the dealer or code it yourself.

I spoke to the dealer about it, and they told me they recently stopped doing this. I asked if other dealers would do it, and they told me "maybe ... but word from on high is that dealers shouldn't do it, since if every customer did it, it'd invalidate the mpg figures on the sticker."

I guess it's not that hard to just manually turn it off. May see if I can find an independent BMW service/repair outfit who can do it for me, one of these days. It doesn't detract from my love of the new vehicle, but this is not customer-driven thinking on BMW's part (either the ASS technology or the policy to make it difficult to change).

Bmwlvr60 02-17-2013 10:43 AM

Congratulations!

noka 02-17-2013 11:01 AM

Nice! I'm partial to that color but did you mean Space Gray instead of Arctic Gray?

j & j 02-22-2013 04:34 PM

Congratulations....really beautiful
 
On the Auto stop/start, I thought I read somewhere that automakers are doing that, with heavy pressure from the Feds, to reduce smog when the vehicle is stopped in heavy traffic or red lights rather than added fuel economy. Although I hate cow-towing to federal regulations any more than I'm forced to, I got used to this "feature" pretty quick. No big deal.

I hope you have many happy miles driving your gorgeous X3.

335CPA 02-27-2013 01:06 AM

I just picked up my new X3 last week and the ASS feature was a bit disconcerting for a while. My dealer did say if I drove it for a bit and truly didn't like it they would be happy to permanently disable it for me when I come in for my license plates in a couple weeks. My normal ride is an R1200GS so I am always scanning what's coming up behind me in case I need to get out of the way which requires immediate throttle response, so I'm thinking I'll be more comfortable with the X3 having the same ability and just keep the engine always running.

lbjgh 02-27-2013 06:13 AM

While not a fan of the ASS feature the car normally starts between the time my foot moves from the brake pedal to the gas pedal. Don't worry the cage provides protection than your bike. ;)

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Originally Posted by 335CPA (Post 7407671)
I just picked up my new X3 last week and the ASS feature was a bit disconcerting for a while. My dealer did say if I drove it for a bit and truly didn't like it they would be happy to permanently disable it for me when I come in for my license plates in a couple weeks. My normal ride is an R1200GS so I am always scanning what's coming up behind me in case I need to get out of the way which requires immediate throttle response, so I'm thinking I'll be more comfortable with the X3 having the same ability and just keep the engine always running.


noka 02-27-2013 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lbjgh (Post 7407811)
While not a fan of the ASS feature the car normally starts between the time my foot moves from the brake pedal to the gas pedal. Don't worry the cage provides protection than your bike. ;)

Agreed, the few times I left it enabled, the startup time had no uncomfortable delay.

335CPA 03-04-2013 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lbjgh (Post 7407811)
While not a fan of the ASS feature the car normally starts between the time my foot moves from the brake pedal to the gas pedal. Don't worry the cage provides protection than your bike. ;)

It does, but being fresh out of a disk replacement and spinal fusion surgery, I'm super nervous about any sudden impact. I'm not even getting on my motorcycle for a couple months. Having driven the X3 in both modes for a week or so now, I am gradually getting used to it.

bimmernut1 03-05-2013 07:38 PM

After reading the owners manual, I find three ways around the ASS feature so I can live with it.

1) obviously turn it off when you first start the car.
2) press the brake hard after the first second you come to a complete stop. It will keep running.
3) if it does catch you by surprise and shut off, gently turn the steering wheel and it will restart. I like this feature because I can save some gas but still have it running just before the light turns green. You don't have to turn it far, just to the point where you feel the resistance; almost a gentle tug does it.

With these options at my disposal, I probably won't need to have it reprogrammed.

Want the Thrill 03-05-2013 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bimmernut1 (Post 7422604)
After reading the owners manual, I find three ways around the ASS feature so I can live with it.

1) obviously turn it off when you first start the car.
2) press the brake hard after the first second you come to a complete stop. It will keep running.
3) if it does catch you by surprise and shut off, gently turn the steering wheel and it will restart. I like this feature because I can save some gas but still have it running just before the light turns green. You don't have to turn it far, just to the point where you feel the resistance; almost a gentle tug does it.

With these options at my disposal, I probably won't need to have it reprogrammed.

Or put it in Sport mode:)


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