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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) Today, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,356
Posted By Coder
LOL!!! What a great idea. There may be some...

LOL!!! What a great idea. There may be some privacy issues, however.

I actually like the BMW system; just put the key in my pocket and forget about it. I suspect most people find it trouble free,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,232
Posted By Coder
Our 2011 35 with a bit over 40K miles has had no...

Our 2011 35 with a bit over 40K miles has had no reliability problems. We average 27-28 mpg on trips and 23-24 mpg in mixed city/highway at home.

IMHO, the turbo 6 is the engine of choice if it...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-16-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Coder
16 mpg seems mighty low to me, although I suppose...

16 mpg seems mighty low to me, although I suppose it's possible if you drive hard. Oh, I just checked and noted your Charlotte location. Ha! Yes, in Charlotte, 16 mpg is definitely understandable!
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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-11-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Coder
Don't be surprised if the remaining 4.9K mile...

Don't be surprised if the remaining 4.9K mile value changes more slowly than you expect, leading to an interval even greater than the 10K value. I believe that most dealers will happily change the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-04-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,356
Posted By Coder
We have this situation every time I drive. It is...

We have this situation every time I drive. It is her car, so she always has her FOB. I usually only have mine if I am driving. As long as I am the one unlocking the driver's side door, my profile is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By Coder
Glad you finally got it. When we took delivery of...

Glad you finally got it. When we took delivery of our car at the performance center, they set up profiles for both of our key fobs. It took me the longest time to understand that the assignment of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 982
Posted By Coder
Not sure "normal" and California should be used...

Not sure "normal" and California should be used in the same sentence. Ha. Yes, I'm from Cali.

No experience with the coatings but I can certainly testify to the damage incurred without one. We get...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-31-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Coder
No way. Lifter noise is not normal and an oil...

No way. Lifter noise is not normal and an oil change is not the solution. Definitely get another opinion.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-31-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Coder
Can't believe it is not covered under warranty....

Can't believe it is not covered under warranty. I'd be raising a big stink with BMW.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-29-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Coder
Saw the same fluctuation on our 2011. Was low...

Saw the same fluctuation on our 2011. Was low then climbed over time. Would be interesting to know the algorithm and inputs used. The big changes make it less useful, IMHO.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By Coder
No X3s are assembled in Europe. I believe there...

No X3s are assembled in Europe. I believe there is some production in India and Russia but the Spartanburg plant builds and ships X3s to the rest of the world.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Coder
The explanation from your dealer sounds good. The...

The explanation from your dealer sounds good. The ZF8HP transmission is pretty sophisticated and smart about shutting down to prevent damage (just like the engine electronics). It is not cheap! The...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By Coder
I don't know. After several visits to the SC...

I don't know. After several visits to the SC plant, it seems like most of the "quality" comes from the assembly process which is nearly all done by robot. The workforce seems happy and motivated and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Coder
Great story! Still laughing. Thanks for sharing.

Great story! Still laughing. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By Coder
We've had the Oyster for 3+ years now and it...

We've had the Oyster for 3+ years now and it still looks new. Only occasional cleaning with Griot's leather care products. The white may show dirt earlier but don't know why it wouldn't clean up just...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,435
Posted By Coder
And don't forget the rear outlet setting too,...

And don't forget the rear outlet setting too, else you will be pumping warmer air into the backseat.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Coder
We're at 6500 ft here in Colorado and, by...

We're at 6500 ft here in Colorado and, by mistake, I once filled with regular (87 octane). No perceptible effect, no pinging or any other problems. Perhaps down on power but the engine management...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-27-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Coder
Sounds like alignment prices are all over the...

Sounds like alignment prices are all over the place. Our Denver dealer (Schomp) charged $137 and they did a good job. Not sure why some are pushing $300 and others are near $100.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Coder
Warning Distance

Well, depends on where you live. Out here in the wilds of Colorado, the nearest fuel might be more than 100 km away.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Coder
One of the few things I don't like in the X3 is...

One of the few things I don't like in the X3 is the horn controls. It's my wife's car and I don't drive it much but I always have to look down to find the horn location, not a good thing if you're...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Coder
Factory Shades

Yes, they do a fine job of keeping the sun off while still providing some outward visibility. And, they are invisible when not in use.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Coder
Respectively disagree on the "horrible look"...

Respectively disagree on the "horrible look" comments. We have the factory curtains/shades and I think they look fine. And, unlike heavier tinting, they can be used when needed and not used when not...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By Coder
Our 2011 with the N55 engine has 38K miles on it...

Our 2011 with the N55 engine has 38K miles on it with no sign of the problem. I think that the notice we received is typical. The manufacturer acknowledges the problem per NHTSA safety regs and then...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Coder
Our blue water metallic with oyster leather...

Our blue water metallic with oyster leather interior and normal factory tinting is much cooler than any other vehicle we have owned. I like the looks of the black interior but will have to reconsider...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Coder
Yeah, I noticed that restriction too. I'd really...

Yeah, I noticed that restriction too. I'd really like to have both. Hopefully this is something that BMW will remedy soon.
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