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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,520
Posted By rudeney
Note that the second photo showing the crossbars...

Note that the second photo showing the crossbars behind the center support is of an X5, not an X3. Regardless, it doesn't matter as long as you don't overload them. The roof rails...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,889
Posted By rudeney
I use only premium (which is 93 octane around...

I use only premium (which is 93 octane around here). According to the trip computer (and verified with a calculator) I am getting 15.6mpg average. I now have about 7,500 miles on the clock. My...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By rudeney
It took me a few weeks to get used to having to...

It took me a few weeks to get used to having to hold the key in the start position. My previous vehicles (Mercedes) would start with just a "flick" of the key to the start position. I've owned an...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-19-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,889
Posted By rudeney
Keep in mind that octane requirements are...

Keep in mind that octane requirements are relative to air density. As you get closer to sea level with denser air, you will need a higher octane fuel. When you travel into higher elevations with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-18-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
Posted By rudeney
The only place you really mis the space between...

The only place you really mis the space between an X5 and an X3 is in width. Even though foot and headroom is tighter in the X5 in the back seat, it's almost impossible for the adults to sit...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,860
Posted By rudeney
Mr. X3_2007 is correct that reducing...

Mr. X3_2007 is correct that reducing back-pressure in an exhaust system can adversely affect low-end torque. The reason for this has to do with engine dynamics and the explanation is a bit long and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,572
Posted By rudeney
The X3 might not be a sports car, but it can...

The X3 might not be a sports car, but it can still be fun. Just yesterday, I embarrassed a kid in his Acura RDX. He had the rims, aero package, and the huge rice-boy muffler. What he didn't have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By rudeney
MBZ does *not* include the triangle on US models....

MBZ does *not* include the triangle on US models. It actually comes with the car, and is removed at the port VPC (they literally have stack of them that there that get destroyed). I'm not sure why,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,295
Posted By rudeney
I use damp microfiber towels for cleaning both...

I use damp microfiber towels for cleaning both the plastic and leather surfaces. I will periodically use Lexol on leather surfaces, but I tend to do that sparingly. Most all leather cleaners, even...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,852
Posted By rudeney
I won’t argue “style” because yes, the Audi is...

I won’t argue “style” because yes, the Audi is based on late-90’s design and the X3 is definitely a more modern design. I also wouldn’t argue that either has more or less plastic than the other. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,021
Posted By rudeney
Yeah, Lexus, all models, are definitely for...

Yeah, Lexus, all models, are definitely for "ladies". They were designed from the ground-up to be this way.

As for other cars, I've always thought of the Mercedes-Benz CLK as more feminine...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-04-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By rudeney
It's not appropriate to comment on your...

It's not appropriate to comment on your financial deal since you've already taken it. Obviously you felt like the value of the vehicle exceeded the price, and the terms fit your...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,021
Posted By rudeney
Keep in mind that taking a poll like this on a...

Keep in mind that taking a poll like this on a car forum is going to give you very slanted results. While there may be more women driving X3’s than men, you will likely find the majority of...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,852
Posted By rudeney
My wife used to have an A6, and I will say that...

My wife used to have an A6, and I will say that it had one of the nicest interiors of any car we’ve owned. You do realize that all wood grain you see there is real wood, and trim you see around the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By rudeney
Hell, I live in Birmingham, Alabama and we do...

Hell, I live in Birmingham, Alabama and we do 85mph minimum, and yes, at those speeds, 3 blinks is just right. In fact, if the signal lasted any longer, say 4 or, God forbid, 5 blinks, I might be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By rudeney
You do it on your phone, not the BMW's...

You do it on your phone, not the BMW's Bluetooth system. There should be a button or menu option to toggle hands-free off.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,107
Posted By rudeney
I don't believe you will find aftermarket...

I don't believe you will find aftermarket tint for the front windows to match the rear windows with privacy glass. Part of the problem is the front windows have a light tint with a greenish...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-28-2006, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,107
Posted By rudeney
Yeah, the factory "privacy glass"...

Yeah, the factory "privacy glass" is a joke. I had my windows re-tinted. I can't remember the grade, but maybe something like 20% on the rear and backseat side windows, and a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By rudeney
Our local Mercedes-Benz dealer (Crown) does not...

Our local Mercedes-Benz dealer (Crown) does not provide free loaners, but they do have Enterprise onsite and you can rent a car for $35/day (or $20/day if the work is covered under warranty). They...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By rudeney
The armrests are just fine for me. In my...

The armrests are just fine for me. In my previous vehicle (Mercedes-Benz ML), the door-mounted armrests were absolutely useless, being just a few inches above the seat surface, even with the seat in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,615
Posted By rudeney
Well, lets see, I had been driving a 2001...

Well, lets see, I had been driving a 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML for five years, and my wife had a 2002 Audi A6. She traded cars first and the plan was for her to get an SUV and then I was going to sell...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,491
Posted By rudeney
What I've discovered is three problems...

What I've discovered is three problems with getting in an out of the X3. First, there is the standard-equipment black rocker-panel trim that sticks out far enough to be a major nuisance. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By rudeney
Some leases have a "refundable security...

Some leases have a "refundable security deposit" while others charge an "inception fee". It's more common nowadays to find the fee rather than the deposit...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,061
Posted By rudeney
Those cables in your hand are the pre-wiring for...

Those cables in your hand are the pre-wiring for the optional Sirius unit. Try plugging the DICE into the flat 3-way connector and the 6-way connector there. That should get things working. If...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2006, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By rudeney
In comparing the ML to the X3, it's a...

In comparing the ML to the X3, it's a close match. I had a previous model W163 ML before the X3. While the X3 feels sportier and seems to handle better than that big old ML, it...
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