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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-29-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By Hardrada
I've had my X3 for 9 months. Before that I had an...

I've had my X3 for 9 months. Before that I had an X5.

Having now had lots of time and 10,000 miles in the X3, I'd say this:
- X3 is a very nice around-town vehicle, which, except for the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-11-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By Hardrada
I've had a 540i and an X5, but now a '13 X3. ...

I've had a 540i and an X5, but now a '13 X3.

There is substantial difference in quality between a 5/X5, and having been in many 7's too, versus the x3. It is not just the interior details; it's...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-30-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Hardrada
Lot of misinformation out there at the...

Lot of misinformation out there at the dealerships. When I got my X3 in January I asked the sales guy who to talk to to get the ASS turned off. He said they no longer do that, that they had...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-20-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Hardrada
NAV suddenly less accurate - can anyone please comment/advise?

'13 28i
My NAV has been very consistent since I got the car in January - every once in a while it would take me to a wrong street or something, but has generally been pretty accurate.

About four...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-09-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,354
Posted By Hardrada
I had a similar experience. A few weeks after...

I had a similar experience. A few weeks after getting my X3, I took it in for some minor service thing. They gave me a 328i loaner. Up until that point I'd kind of talked myself into thinking the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-01-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By Hardrada
The X3 delivers an extremely wide range of...

The X3 delivers an extremely wide range of mileage. I have the 28i and get anywhere from 17, in local stop-and-go traffic, to 29 highway. I can get it down to 15 with aggressive Sport mode driving...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-23-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By Hardrada
I bought the 28i in January. It's not that easy...

I bought the 28i in January.
It's not that easy to sort this question out.
The 28i provides all the power needed to do the stuff an X3 needs to do, but no more. It will pass trucks with ease, on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-18-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,780
Posted By Hardrada
Oy vey, where to even begin in itemizing that...

Oy vey, where to even begin in itemizing that $20,000 ... well, one thing to understand is that the ext warranty company is on the hook for some very expensive things even if the actual problem is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-18-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,141
Posted By Hardrada
The $4350 is +/- $75 of what I paid for my 7/100k...

The $4350 is +/- $75 of what I paid for my 7/100k Platinum, working with a fair dealership that has never gouged me but also never provided the rock-bottom pricing it seems like people outside the DC...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-17-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,780
Posted By Hardrada
My personal experience with BMWs, versus, say,...

My personal experience with BMWs, versus, say, Asian cars - I've owned both - can be summarized up in two bullet points:
- a lot of it is luck of the draw. Some BMWs are bullet proof, some are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-14-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,574
Posted By Hardrada
I've had the SUV/SAV/CUV vs wagon discussion with...

I've had the SUV/SAV/CUV vs wagon discussion with so many friends, so many times, it couldn't even be counted at this point. Most folks I know locally who wanted this kind of vehicle went, in fact,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-01-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,992
Posted By Hardrada
I'm at 2,500 miles. I'm amazed at the...

I'm at 2,500 miles.

I'm amazed at the huuuuuge range of the mileage.

In eco-pro mode on the highway with a light foot, I get about 29 to 30

Driving hard around town, it can (and does) go...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-31-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Hardrada
The Oyster's gonna be harder to take care of over...

The Oyster's gonna be harder to take care of over time, especially if you wear blue jeans. Nice look though.

I have the Prem pkg and it doesn't look like that .... will verify tonight, though.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-24-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,297
Posted By Hardrada
Agreed...the pricing has gone haywire. My X5 ran...

Agreed...the pricing has gone haywire. My X5 ran me $52,000 in 2002, and when I looked into getting a replacement X5 with the same option set (more or less) it was north of $80,000. (Which is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-24-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,297
Posted By Hardrada
I'm pretty sure you're right about that. I've...

I'm pretty sure you're right about that. I've seen figures as low as $2700 or $3k when the comparo is truly apples to apples. In truth, if I'd known that it netted out to $3k or so once everything...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-24-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,297
Posted By Hardrada
I have the 28i. The best way to put it is I...

I have the 28i.

The best way to put it is I have never been "dissatisfied" by the engine in the 28i but have never been truly "satisfied" either. I've decided the 28i fits into a no-man's-land...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-23-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By Hardrada
hehe the sonic boom blew me away the first couple...

hehe the sonic boom blew me away the first couple of times I heard it. It was since explained by a helpful chap on this board that it's the second exhaust pipe opening up to handle the increased...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-22-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Hardrada
So what happened, did you get catapulted through...

So what happened, did you get catapulted through the windshield? Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By Hardrada
I've had 6 bmw's and 4 or 5 japanese/American...

I've had 6 bmw's and 4 or 5 japanese/American cars, and basically I'd have to say the bmw's do require more visits to the dealership for service/repair/maintenance. Not a massive amount more visits,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-19-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By Hardrada
It sounds like a great outcome for you. I was...

It sounds like a great outcome for you. I was sad on your behalf when I read your above post about the damage, but I was thinking that in the end BMW would make you whole. They've treated me very,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-19-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Hardrada
I generally drive BMWs until the day the warranty...

I generally drive BMWs until the day the warranty runs out. I've got the 7yr/100,000. If they'll re-up me for 1 more year after that, I'm in for 8. My experience with BMW is, 8 is the limit unless...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-17-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By Hardrada
A detailer can get that stain out. I had major...

A detailer can get that stain out. I had major problems with that in my (now sold) X5. Took it to a professional detailer who got 90+ percent of the stain out after five years of use. Costs some...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By Hardrada
I had my Start/Stop function set to "Last Use" by...

I had my Start/Stop function set to "Last Use" by the dealer last week, and it's greatly increased my enjoyment of the vehicle.

I would check carefully before buying a '14 to ensure that there is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By Hardrada
No doubt you should end up with EXACTLY the car...

No doubt you should end up with EXACTLY the car you wanted and ordered. If you can't get to a point of being totally happy with the silver rails, then complain and insist on whatever is required to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,684
Posted By Hardrada
It's a two step process - have you done both...

It's a two step process - have you done both steps?

(first, setting up the Bluetooth pairing, which you've done)

1. select CD/Multimedia -> Bluetooth audio -> connected -> click on your...
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