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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,663
Posted By newyankee
2014 I3 ... makes a great combo with the X3 ...

2014 I3 ... makes a great combo with the X3

and then the old ones still hang around:
1972 Datsun
1973 Porsche 914
1978 Mercedes 450SL
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By newyankee
I made a DIY screen protector from black foam...

I made a DIY screen protector from black foam core board, for both the nav screen and instrument display. Used when the detail guy works on the interior.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-02-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By newyankee
Dare I ask... was the lane departure system...

Dare I ask... was the lane departure system activated?
Forum: California 05-18-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By newyankee
I strongly recommend B-Line in San Jose. You can...

I strongly recommend B-Line in San Jose. You can start here to review past comments:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=759533
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-08-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By newyankee
Glad I could help. B-Line is truly exceptional in...

Glad I could help. B-Line is truly exceptional in many respects. The quality is outstanding and the folks treat you like family. Every BMW owner in the SF Bay area should know about B-Line.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-17-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By newyankee
I'm in Palo Alto, and just had a door replaced at...

I'm in Palo Alto, and just had a door replaced at B Line in San Jose. Perhaps I can save you some time searching, as I couldn't recommend them more highly.

I posted a thread here, with a final...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,842
Posted By newyankee
Didn't seem important when I was test driving,...

Didn't seem important when I was test driving, but I ended up getting it. Now, I would never get another car without a HUD. The HUD and the top view option make my x3 so much more than I ever...
Forum: California 02-10-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By newyankee
I want to thank those that answered this thread...

I want to thank those that answered this thread and follow up on what happened.

I'll go into more detail below, but my award for the best SF Bay Area body shop goes to B Line in San Jose....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-26-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By newyankee
I happily paid 1000 over invoice. I'm sure I...

I happily paid 1000 over invoice. I'm sure I could have pounded it down to 500 but I liked the sales rep. He treated me well, and I returned the favor.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,390
Posted By newyankee
Ah ha, RhoXS, I think the temperature factor was...

Ah ha, RhoXS, I think the temperature factor was it. We did have a cold spell about the same time as the 13.6 reading, but now back to 60's in the San Francisco area. Should have remembered the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-18-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,390
Posted By newyankee
I also appreciate RhoXS's contribution to this...

I also appreciate RhoXS's contribution to this topic.

I'm in a mild climate with no problems, but I am curious. I have a plug in voltmeter in the front cigarette lighter port, and have started...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-03-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 50,438
Posted By newyankee
Wanted to thank RhoXS for starting this thread. ...

Wanted to thank RhoXS for starting this thread.

I purchased a spare keyfob a few months after getting a 2014 X3. As I expected, ID and the registration was required for purchase, and the fob and...
Forum: California 12-30-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By newyankee
Thanks berbutler, I'll talk to them. I have...

Thanks berbutler, I'll talk to them.

I have been checking out local shops. In my case I'll need to replace the driver's door, and I want it painted with the same paint formula used in the...
Forum: California 12-29-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By newyankee
Thanks Badvlvo, I'll check them out.

Thanks Badvlvo, I'll check them out.
Forum: California 12-28-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By newyankee
Seeking Best Body Shop in Northern Cal

I'm dealing with a serious driver's side door dent inflicted by a 10 year old, joy riding in a golf cart. Problem is, the car is an 60K$ 2014 alpine white X3 M Sport, that's under 2 months old.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-20-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,390
Posted By newyankee
I just have 1000 miles on an X3 in a moderate...

I just have 1000 miles on an X3 in a moderate climate, so no battery problems yet. But if I were confronted with a dealer claiming "poor driving profile", I would respectfully ask for complete...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-12-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By newyankee
It actually took 3 weeks, but it felt like 3...

It actually took 3 weeks, but it felt like 3 months.

I believe each dealer gets allocated slots, and when I ordered mine, BMW had just released some new slots for my dealer, and my order went into...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-11-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By newyankee
I just ordered one from Robert McCluskey at Peter...

I just ordered one from Robert McCluskey at Peter Pan BMW... bay Area. Once I decided on the options, we agreed on a good price which happened to be better than all the other local dealers. I put...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-20-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By newyankee
I agree with RhoXS. I can't say with any...

I agree with RhoXS.

I can't say with any certainty how the BMW electrical system actually works, because it is a computer controlled car. But as a Physicist and "chief mechanic" for 4 older cars...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-08-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By newyankee
Thanks for the info. I have a 2 week old...

Thanks for the info.

I have a 2 week old 2014 X3 (19" goodyear ls2) and already I am thinking of going to 18" wheels and replacing the tires. First hand reports of non runflat tires are very...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-04-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By newyankee
Speaking of computer power, I am curious about...

Speaking of computer power, I am curious about the "hard drive" used for media storage. Does anyone know how big it is, if it is accessible, and if it is a SSD drive (hope it is not a spinning drive).
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 10-22-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5,053
Sticky: All BMWs Download Links to Softwares
Views: 271,964
Posted By newyankee
Hi Shawn, I just picked up a new 2014 x3 35i...

Hi Shawn,

I just picked up a new 2014 x3 35i today, and already I'm also interested in software and info links for coding my BMW X3 2014.

Thanks in Advance
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-07-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,889
Posted By newyankee
FYI, I ordered a white X3 35i M Sport, beige...

FYI, I ordered a white X3 35i M Sport, beige interior, with every "possible" option. That is, not including the cold weather package, even thought the CA tried to add it for me. But as I suspected...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-05-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,889
Posted By newyankee
I thought I would make a follow up post to this...

I thought I would make a follow up post to this thread.

I came here after deciding to get an X3, and as a first time BMW buyer. I found it strange that after consulting three BMW dealers and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-01-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By newyankee
I recently test drove an M Sport before ordering...

I recently test drove an M Sport before ordering one yesterday. Going downhill, I downshifted and did not "notice" any change. Eventually, I noticed the tach jumping up with each shift. It took about...
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