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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-04-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By slambmw
Dynamic Handling - Worth It?

I waived the extra costs for this feature, not a car person. The vehicle is mostly used for short commutes and family drives.


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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-04-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By slambmw
Shifting to neutral

BMW is too damn complicated and expensive, but the vehicles do drive so well.


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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-03-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By slambmw
Run-flat Tire and wheel insurance

RF punctures can be repaired or patched on the treads, not the sidewall that will be needed if a flat occurs.

I waived my option to purchase the costly insurance. Only had 3 flats in 15 years of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By slambmw
AC and Radio Cut-out

I have a radio cutout, but only with one channel. The rest seems fine. Not sure if this is a defect, but will have it checked next tuneup.


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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-03-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By slambmw
Water Leaking on Rear Trunk Cover.

I had a GM car years ago with a similar problem. The dealership had difficulties locating the problem and after a few months of complaints, it was the wheels spinning in the rain and splashed into a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-09-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By slambmw
Wheel locks?

I believe the locks are optional for the dealer to include, but would never own a car without them.


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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-09-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By slambmw
Anyone else thinkg the seat pocket/cargo net...

It can only hold a single magazine and maybe a few brochures. Our previous vehicle was a Mercedes and it was much deeper and wider, but the kids left so much clutter including library books that was...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-05-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By slambmw
Need help!!! water in the trunk ><

Don't mention the water leak. I would recommend having the vehicle inspected at the Dealer attempting to have the problem covered under warranty. Unless the entire battery and wires are submerged,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-04-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,569
Posted By slambmw
Freebies when picking up?

I received 2 large ceramic BMW mug, $250 gift certificate and 20% off accessories the day of the delivery. Gift card seemed nice, but everything is obscenely expensive it really isn't that much.

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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-04-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By slambmw
How our X3 saved our lives

"Soccer Momish?"

We're here to discuss our X3 love and you view this vehicle as embarrassing? If you drove a sedan, the low ride could have caused serious damage to your underbelly when you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-26-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By slambmw
Rear split seats

Check your country, I have 2013 model and paid extra for the extra split seats.


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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-18-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,331
Posted By slambmw
I tested Lexus, Audi and MB and felt this was...

I tested Lexus, Audi and MB and felt this was easily the best driving and well designed vehicle. The complexities of their technology is fantastic, but this creates reliability risks. You can't...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-18-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,443
Posted By slambmw
BMW is insanely expensive for any repair or...

BMW is insanely expensive for any repair or warranty. We should understand the vehicle price is still comparable to Lexus, MB and Audi, but includes 4 years of servicing. Short term ownership is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-14-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By slambmw
I have a minor bend on the eyelid above the...

I have a minor bend on the eyelid above the headlight caused by a cloth tug at the car wash. Damage is only a bend and only 1" long and didn't even break the paint. Dealership wanted a $1,000, I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By slambmw
Extended warranties can be misleading ie. 6 years...

Extended warranties can be misleading ie. 6 years is really 2 extra years beyond the factory 4 years. Also non-BMW dealers might be selling a vehicle that was involved in a serious accident, do they...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-09-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,264
Posted By slambmw
I believe the size is the same, but the shade on...

I believe the size is the same, but the shade on the BMW is far better.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-05-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By slambmw
Leasing can be a risk/reward challenge. There...

Leasing can be a risk/reward challenge. There are some issues you need to be careful, as the Program could cost you.

Wear and Tear would be considered covered, but you must maintain all...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-01-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By slambmw
I did not realize the divider was offered for...

I did not realize the divider was offered for only $180 as a mfg option. You can purchase the integrated trunk cover/divider through the Dealer. Unfortunately, the costs would be $1,000 overall. A...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-20-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,903
Posted By slambmw
BMW has a much better and longer service plan. ...

BMW has a much better and longer service plan. Never personally owned an Audi, but going to their dealerships when shopping for vehicles over the years regardless of the location was never pleasant...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,903
Posted By slambmw
Q5 is a beautiful vehicle and our second choice. ...

Q5 is a beautiful vehicle and our second choice. We were close to ordering until we saw this vehicle. Excellent soft ride and interior finish. Hated their confusing dash with so many buttons far...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,012
Posted By slambmw
Good review and practically touched every concern...

Good review and practically touched every concern I also had.

Others include the trunk release is located to low and deep beneath the Steering. The heat feature on the Steering Wheel is kind of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-16-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By slambmw
You should ask the Repair Shop provide you a new...

You should ask the Repair Shop provide you a new Tow Cover. Insurance is likely paying for the entire Bumper and they might be trying to save a few $$$ by using the old cover.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-15-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By slambmw
Favourite & Best Option...really helps parking. ...

Favourite & Best Option...really helps parking. I never use the rear camera. You need to pre-order with the vehicle or cost you BIG$$$ to add on with the Dealer.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-12-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By slambmw
Glad you were not hurt and can tell us about the...

Glad you were not hurt and can tell us about the accident. The vehicle did its job and prevented a more serious accident. A vehicle can always be replaced and walked away unhurt. The money spent...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-12-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,256
Posted By slambmw
Did not buy. I live in the city and drive about...

Did not buy. I live in the city and drive about 18K miles annually and only had 4 flats after 25 years. The last 2 occurred about the same time 15 years ago when we moved into a new subdivision...
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