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Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By smaglik
this is correct.

this is correct.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By smaglik
How many miles are on the vehicle? Have you...

How many miles are on the vehicle? Have you driven another X3 of similar to verify if you're experiencing normal vehicle operation? Are the struts leaking fluid at all?
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-01-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By smaglik
I am not interested, but it might help to post...

I am not interested, but it might help to post the mileage cap, and actual expiration date, of the warranty.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-01-2014, 11:45 AM
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Views: 280
Posted By smaglik
Price?

Price?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By smaglik
I hear a lot of wind noise from the roof when I...

I hear a lot of wind noise from the roof when I have the cover retracted. It is virtually eliminated when I close the cover.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-01-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By smaglik
OP, what have you tried so far?

OP, what have you tried so far?
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-21-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By smaglik
sold.

sold.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-18-2014, 11:05 PM
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Views: 468
Posted By smaglik
2002 M5, Imola Red on Black, 62k miles with Dinan additions

For sale is my 2002 M5, Imola Red on Black Extended Leather. The car currently has 62k miles on it, and it will increment slowly, as I do still drive it here and there. I purchased the vehicle in...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By smaglik
Best of luck. These are hard to find. Perhaps...

Best of luck. These are hard to find. Perhaps spend some time on craigslist? Portland, the bay area, and denver seem to be areas where these things reside!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
Posted By smaglik
I got to drive a cx-5 on rental from national...

I got to drive a cx-5 on rental from national last month. It had 84 miles on it when we picked it up. I was extremely impressed with it. Fun to drive, comfortable. Mixed mileage in the mid to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By smaglik
Lots of good information here, but I would add...

Lots of good information here, but I would add the all the drivetrain fluids should be changed every 50k if you want them to last. It's widely believed that BMW specs the long duration, or lifetime...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 03-02-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,541
Posted By smaglik
You might want to post a starting price for...

You might want to post a starting price for negotiations. Most of the time, when a seller won't post a price, people shy away because the assumption is that the asking price is too high to post. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
Posted By smaglik
I have car ADD. I fully admit that. But, I have...

I have car ADD. I fully admit that. But, I have no urge to part with my X3. I've had it for only a year, but, it's still a blast. Not sure what I will eventually go to next. Without the offering...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By smaglik
OP, I feel your pain. But, they break down. My...

OP, I feel your pain. But, they break down. My M5 is 12 years old, but when it breaks, it breaks like a $75k car. Use the forums, DIYs, and indys to soften the blow, but, sadly its inevitable.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-23-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By smaglik
Nice M3. Perhaps a bit more detail about what...

Nice M3. Perhaps a bit more detail about what you are trying to sell may help. Recent maintenance? Recent repairs by you or the PO? Location?
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-23-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By smaglik
Huh. A 2014 of that car has an MSRP of 57k. If...

Huh. A 2014 of that car has an MSRP of 57k. If you find one in your price range, please let us all know where. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-18-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By smaglik
this.

this.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By smaglik
What has been done already on the car? Brake and...

What has been done already on the car? Brake and coolant, every 2 years. Tranny, diffs, xfer case, ps fluid, every 50k. Filters every 15-20k? Oil every 7.5k. Plugs at 100k. If you really want a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-17-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By smaglik
To the PO and others who've responded, are your...

To the PO and others who've responded, are your sets staggered? My X3 has a square set, and I rotate, so I don't really pay attention. Unless I am running a staggered set, I would avoid replacing...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-16-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By smaglik
As has been said, there is no need to register...

As has been said, there is no need to register it. A second question, though: Are you showing those warning lights you mention on the dash currently? If so, did they just pop up after changing the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By smaglik
Contact the vendor where you purchased the E46...

Contact the vendor where you purchased the E46 parts, and see if they fit the E83. My instinct is no, but it's worth checking with them.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By smaglik
You don't need a warranty. Perform maintenance,...

You don't need a warranty. Perform maintenance, and put what you would have spent on a warranty away for the eventual repairs. Self-insure.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-14-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,789
Posted By smaglik
The X3 is exceptional in snow, almost dangerous...

The X3 is exceptional in snow, almost dangerous in how quick it can get up to speed on hard packed snow and all seasons. Stopping, well, that's the same as any other vehicle on all seasons. We get...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By smaglik
OP, it's generally good practice to have...

OP, it's generally good practice to have researched the problem yourself prior to taking the car into a shop, unless its a BMW independent shop for which you have prior knowledge of their working...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-11-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By smaglik
Buy the minivan, simply for the space. If...

Buy the minivan, simply for the space.

If you decide to later dabble in the used BMW world, spend a few more dollars and get one that is closer to the end of warranty / free maintenance. The vast...
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