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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 816
Posted By ericbell1
Not a fan of pittsburgh dealers....

The dealer in the South Hills is decent, but overall our 4 dealers all pale in comparison to the bigger markets. We bought our X3 (back in 2007) down in MD. I live 2 mins from another dealer but...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-17-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,626
Posted By ericbell1
Nice looking X5. That is the exact color combo I...

Nice looking X5. That is the exact color combo I go with every time I build one on BMW USA... In a knee jerk reaction to $4.50/gallon for premium, we got rid of our E83 X3 six months ago and have...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-03-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,403
Posted By ericbell1
Similar story back in 2007 - ended up getting an...

Similar story back in 2007 - ended up getting an '08 X3 to compromise between my wife wanting an SUV and me wanting a bimmer. I would no longer say it's a compromise. We love it. I say go for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By ericbell1
Don't have an X5 - have an E83 X3 and also a 2004...

Don't have an X5 - have an E83 X3 and also a 2004 Toyota Land Cruiser. Two totally different vehicles which my wife and I both love equally. The Cruiser is a tank... only drawback is the 13 mpg...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,624
Posted By ericbell1
It was about $100 installed a the dealer.... I...

It was about $100 installed a the dealer.... I think I had about $800 or $850 in the tires and installation vs. the $1200 the dealership originally quoted me.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,624
Posted By ericbell1
vulcantire.com

If you're buying tires online, I recommend checking out www.vulcantire.com. I bought 18 inch Pirelli Scorpions on there about a year ago - quite a bit cheaper than Tire Rack. Had them shipped to my...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-22-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,634
Posted By ericbell1
+1 for penfed. Similar to others, I'm not in the...

+1 for penfed. Similar to others, I'm not in the military but paid the fee and immediately was able to get a loan through them.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-12-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,521
Posted By ericbell1
Chuy's (Mexican) in Houston and Mexicali Cafe...

Chuy's (Mexican) in Houston and Mexicali Cafe (Mexican) in Ft. Collins... Mexicali's pulled pork burrito with habanero sauce and lime drink are ridiculous...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By ericbell1
Which dealer do you go to? I highly recommend...

Which dealer do you go to? I highly recommend Rahal... there's also a good indy dealer my wife's uncle uses.. the name slips me.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By ericbell1
Good luck neighbor - how do you and the wife like...

Good luck neighbor - how do you and the wife like it so far?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-06-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,476
Posted By ericbell1
Arrow - We have the Scorpion STR's and have...

Arrow -

We have the Scorpion STR's and have had great experience with them in two winters - the wife feels very safe in the X3 during winter...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-26-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By ericbell1
I knew that car sounded familiar! I saw it...

I knew that car sounded familiar! I saw it online.. was considering buying a second X3 so I could have one too. How was your experience with North Coast Auto? I wondered about them, they seem to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By ericbell1
Welcome to the forum - we live near Sewickley... ...

Welcome to the forum - we live near Sewickley... Have a 2008 X3 with 51k miles and no complaints (other than she doesnt let me drive it enough).
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,680
Posted By ericbell1
X5 35d :thumbup:

X5 35d :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-15-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By ericbell1
I reached out to a couple dealers in my area who...

I reached out to a couple dealers in my area who were willing to order an X5 diesel at approx $1k over invoice (less eco credit). Let me know if you want their contact info...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 08-20-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By ericbell1
I agree with everything said... I live five...

I agree with everything said... I live five minutes from Sewickley BMW but get our X3 serviced at Rahal (they give BMW loaners!). We actually drove down to Passport BMW near D.C. to buy.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By ericbell1
Squeaking when go from reverse to drive...

Down in Hilton Head on vacation and I've begun noticing that when I am reversing and then break to put it in drive the car is squeaking. Does not sound normal? Any thoughts?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,966
Posted By ericbell1
Ditto... even though the X3 was a compromise with...

Ditto... even though the X3 was a compromise with the wife (I wanted a bimmer, she a small SUV) I would not trade it for a 3.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,804
Posted By ericbell1
29 but it's the wife's... she's 24.

29 but it's the wife's... she's 24.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,817
Posted By ericbell1
EEman, Wanted to see whether you ended up...

EEman,

Wanted to see whether you ended up purchasing the airstream for tow behind the X3? I was considering a similar purchase... Thanks
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-17-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,667
Posted By ericbell1
Nice.. I'd like that to be our next car as well -...

Nice.. I'd like that to be our next car as well - I'll probably opt for an 06... can get those for 30-35k. Glad to hear it's living up to its billing!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By ericbell1
Did you have an LC as well? Can you give me more...

Did you have an LC as well? Can you give me more specifics other than they are the worst high-end vehicle? That seems to go against all other info I've found outside a BMW forum.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By ericbell1
That's interesting you had issues with your LC. ...

That's interesting you had issues with your LC. One of my considerations in switching was that they have a reputation for being tanks that will run forever.. Longer term I would prefer having a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By ericbell1
Fair point - I did write that I love the X3. And...

Fair point - I did write that I love the X3. And I still do... as I mentioned I get bored. Especially when the wife drives it during the week.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-24-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By ericbell1
I like the older styling as well (at least...

I like the older styling as well (at least compared to the redesign in 08). Thats one of the attractions of the Land Cruiser - built like a tank... The X3 has been flawless as well (save the AT...
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