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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,498
Posted By jmatz
My wife and I were remarking just this weekend...

My wife and I were remarking just this weekend that we miss the speed at which the X3 seats heated. And the heated steering wheel is missed too - wish that was an option on the Volvo XC60, which we...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,550
Posted By jmatz
I've got one hook from my X3 that I turned in...

I've got one hook from my X3 that I turned in from lease. Also have the full set of four tan mats for X3 if yer interested - PM me if so and we can figure it out.
(I know - this should be over in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-25-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,066
Posted By jmatz
Hope it works out for you, whether you sell it...

Hope it works out for you, whether you sell it and try something else or the X3 begins to mellow in the AT shifting.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,059
Posted By jmatz
UJ, I liked the ED plan but have a high-schooler...

UJ, I liked the ED plan but have a high-schooler and couldn't just leave him at home! The free airfare and one night hotel even made it sound like a fun 3-day weekend, but couldn't convince myself or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-20-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,059
Posted By jmatz
I am making the switch to an XC60 T6 in November....

I am making the switch to an XC60 T6 in November. Will report back with comparisons to the '07 X3 that I just turned in from 2-yr lease. The X3 was the best car I've ever owned, but dealer was not...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-25-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By jmatz
I'm in a very similar situation: - '07 lease...

I'm in a very similar situation:
- '07 lease for 20k miles (will be about 4k over)
- I've done the initial runaround with dealer - residual is stated as 35k
- Homework indicates that a very...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,088
Posted By jmatz
The DICE is a simple, 1/2hr - 3/4hr install. Has...

The DICE is a simple, 1/2hr - 3/4hr install. Has worked perfectly on my '07 X3.
If you don't like messing around with mechanical / electrical stuff in your X3, maybe you have a friend who enjoys...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-19-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By jmatz
Just wondering... If my dealer did not perform...

Just wondering... If my dealer did not perform the prescribed driving sequence after the SIB upgrade (I doubt they did - it isn't mentioned on the work order), could I do it myself?

I assume that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-27-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By jmatz
I specifically asked about it when going through...

I specifically asked about it when going through my checklist of stuff that should be there (including tools in back, manuals, etc.) when I took delivery of our 07 X3.

The dealer said that they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By jmatz
There is nothing in the service paperwork stating...

There is nothing in the service paperwork stating that an "adaptation drive" was done. I doubt that they did. I wasn't aware that this would be part of the software fix - but it makes sense that it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By jmatz
Well, we are often in the car at the same time,...

Well, we are often in the car at the same time, with her driving. And I can't honestly say that I can tell what she is doing differently but she does seem to be able to get the car to lurch through...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-09-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By jmatz
The difference between two drivers / same car

Had the same update done two weeks ago, and have not experienced the problems again - shifts and handles great.

The odd thing is... my wife still thinks the issues are happening to her (in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-24-2007, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By jmatz
I was just playing around with that this morning...

I was just playing around with that this morning after dropping my son off at school. Going from D to SD at city speeds (25-40 mph), I felt the very slightest of jump in RPM but was not watching the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,915
Posted By jmatz
Motorwerks in Barrington - great dealership /...

Motorwerks in Barrington - great dealership / service people.


Although I think that if you check with the dealer you bought / leased from, armed with the software version, they should be able to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-19-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,915
Posted By jmatz
I had a good conversation with the service...

I had a good conversation with the service manager at my dealer a few days ago regarding the transmission issue and asked him to please notify me when he received any notice of a software patch - no...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By jmatz
Very good DICE installation thread and manual...

Very good DICE installation thread and manual here:

Ultimate DICE Installation manual (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228113&highlight=dice+installation+x3)

If you have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,403
Posted By jmatz
I think the button pictured in this photo is the...

I think the button pictured in this photo is the reset button for tire pressure sensor...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-03-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,327
Posted By jmatz
Hmm... I got a local paint / body shop to mix...

Hmm... I got a local paint / body shop to mix some up to match (code A53, which I got from BMWNA), but there was no discussion on whether it is a "flat color" or "base coat" or if it had any pearls. ...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-02-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,327
Posted By jmatz
Platinum Bronze Metallic Touch-up Paint

Well, even though Platinum Bronze Metallic has been an available color for several 2007 models for an entire year (including my 07 X3), BMW dealerships and BMWNA have told me that the color does not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By jmatz
'07 X3 Me: iPhone Wife: Treo 650 (palm OS) ...

'07 X3
Me: iPhone
Wife: Treo 650 (palm OS)

iPhone pairs, sends and recieves calls, and transfers phone book fine

Treo 650 pairs, sends and recieves calls fine, but the phone book it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By jmatz
Has anyone put the all-weather rubber floor mats...

Has anyone put the all-weather rubber floor mats in their X3? I have the Platinum Bronze with sand beige interior, but thinking that the black all-weather mats will be better... just can't envision...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By jmatz
Question Can't Sleep...

Picking up my new X3 tomorrow! I'm wondering what loose items (standard accessories) I need to check for when inspecting the car before driving it away. When I was looking at it at the dealer, it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By jmatz
programmable features

Here's a link to a good thread on all of the programmable features, including liftgate.

Programmable features...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-12-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,072
Posted By jmatz
$850/yr downtown Chicago. Just added an umbrella...

$850/yr downtown Chicago. Just added an umbrella policy that adds addtl. $1mil yr liability coverage on home and auto. Seems worth it.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-08-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 78,588
Posted By jmatz
Adjusting the miles/yr amt.

The dealer I am negotiating my lease with told me today that I can always adjust the miles/yr amount upwards, as long as I still have a year or more left on the lease. So on my 24mo. lease @10k/yr.,...
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