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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-05-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,506
Posted By cgrZ4
No currency issues to deal with

Several people have given great responses already and I envy your situation because you have 2 great vehicles to choose from. One additional factor you might consider is that the X3 is built in SC,...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-01-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,069
Posted By cgrZ4
Yo Glen E Here are some suggested readings...

Yo Glen E

Here are some suggested readings that may enlighten you a little (both on manufacturing and finance)

1. Go to the BMW Blog website and read the lead article about BMW Individual. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-09-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,559
Posted By cgrZ4
Today I met with my local BMW sales person who...

Today I met with my local BMW sales person who called the National BMW office and confirmed the actual EPA numbers as 21 city and 28 hwy. He also alerted him to the figure currently showing on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-08-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,559
Posted By cgrZ4
New EPA numbers just released.

The EPA just recently released the mileage numbers on the X3 2.8 and didn't do BMW any favors. BMW typically understates figures like horsepower, etc. I understand they tested the 328i internally...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-08-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,559
Posted By cgrZ4
New EPA numbers just released.

The EPA just recently released the mileage numbers on the X3 2.8 and didn't do BMW any favors. BMW typically understates figures like horsepower, etc. I understand they tested the 328i internally...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-07-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,625
Posted By cgrZ4
Big (not personal) picture

The EPA estimates must be very disheartening to BMW after having spent lots of time and money to develop this engine with the hope of multi-platform utilization. What is so confusing is why the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-06-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,625
Posted By cgrZ4
Joe, Have you ordered a new 2012 X3 2.8? ...

Joe,

Have you ordered a new 2012 X3 2.8?

Our motivation for looking at the new X3 with the turbo 4 was much better mileage but now we might as well do the turbo 6 or something else instead
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-06-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,625
Posted By cgrZ4
Angry 2013 X3 mileage estimates

The BMW website has updated the X3 2.8 car configurator and also the estimated mileage estimates. Either the EPA has totally screwed BMW or there is some mistake because the new estimated highway...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-09-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,149
Posted By cgrZ4
2011 x3

My wife and I attended our local dealership's unvailing of the new X3 and the styling looks like a nice improvement over the previous model. My wife currently owns a 2007 X3 that we picked up in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,475
Posted By cgrZ4
I realize driving a new X3 with the more powerful...

I realize driving a new X3 with the more powerful 3.0l engine its hard not to stomp on the pedal. My wife has a new 2007 X3 with about 11,000 miles on it. We drive it to our summer home in Northern...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,476
Posted By cgrZ4
Response to your questions

I ordered a new X3 3.0SI for my wife with all three options you listed along with numerious other options. I see that you live in Florida (vs Michigan) so the tinted glass option may not be...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-05-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By cgrZ4
Different tannery's use different tanning methods...

Different tannery's use different tanning methods and solutions. Chome tanned leather from my experience penetrates the hide more completely than say vegtable tanned leather or anniline leathers. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2006, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,054
Posted By cgrZ4
Purchase considerations

Jack,

The answer to your purchasing decision depends on what type of vehicle you are looking for. If you want a soft luxury ride go with the Lexus. If you like to feel the car on the road and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,743
Posted By cgrZ4
X3 Improvements

We just got home from Spartansburg. Picked up a new X3 on the Performance Center Delivery program. Put about 1800 miles on the car and loved it. Considered a Lexus 350 and would have liked a power...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,271
Posted By cgrZ4
Go for the 530XIT

I drove a 528IT for 140,000 miles and loved it. I hated to sell it but I picked up a company vehicle (Ford) so it had to go. You cannot tell its a wagon from the 3 previous 5 series sedans I owned...
Forum: General BMW 09-14-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By cgrZ4
The ferry at Ludington is about 1 1/2 to 2 hour...

The ferry at Ludington is about 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from Traverse City on US31 because of two lane road with several small towns you travel through. Better to stay in Ludington or possibly...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-09-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,895
Posted By cgrZ4
MSRP Princing is out

Check down a little further in a previous thread. I posted the Mfg List Prices on the base along with all of the options and packages. Also the new 2007 X3 for US consumption will be automatic...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-02-2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,456
Posted By cgrZ4
No dealer pricing info yet

Spoke to my dealer yesterday (8/1/06) and he hasn't received any of his costs yet. I too am interested in ordering (Spartansburg delivery) a new 2007 X3
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-30-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,421
Posted By cgrZ4
No 6 speed manuals for 2007!!!!!

Unfortunately its TRUE! I heard it with my own ears from the VP/General Manager of the BMW M Division this week at Octoberfest here in Grand Rapids. BMW is NOT going to bring in manual transmission...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-27-2006, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,456
Posted By cgrZ4
2007 BMW X3 3.0SI Retail Pricing

Here is a run down of the new pricing schedule

Base Price (US) $38,000
This price was raised because of increased standard content:\

New Engine 3.0 liter inline 6 cylinder with cast aluminum...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-13-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By cgrZ4
2007 BMW X3 Pricing

I would assume pricing would be available for dealers to order their vehicles for inventory. My dealer sent me these files in anticipation of ordering an 07 for my wife to pick up in Spartansburg. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2006, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By cgrZ4
2007 BMW X3 Info

I just received some ordering and production information on the 2007 BMW X3. Pricing information has not been released yet at this point. Dealers should be able to place orders for inventory...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-07-2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 786
Posted By cgrZ4
X3 Dealer installed options

My wife is considering leasing a 2006 X3. Her previous BMW which we just sold had a 6CD changer along with the universal remote garage door opener. Both of these items are listed as dealer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By cgrZ4
2000 Bmw 528it

I have onwed my 528IT since new and now it has over 142,000 on the clock. The advantage of the 528 over the 540 is that you won't have the radiator problems of the V8.

I put my first set of...
Forum: General BMW 05-08-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By cgrZ4
I currently have one of my BMW's for sale on Auto...

I currently have one of my BMW's for sale on Auto Trader. Recently I picked up a company car (Ford 500) because my customer base would look at a BMW a little funny.

My car is a 2000 BMW 528IT...
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