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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-04-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,635
Posted By Huey52
It's always a bit of a model-release leapfrog...

It's always a bit of a model-release leapfrog game. The 2012 X5 will most likely raise the technology bar even higher.

btw: they don't so much 'cheapen' a model but rather try to hit marketing...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-04-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,433
Posted By Huey52
The Cayenne is certainly nice, and perhaps more...

The Cayenne is certainly nice, and perhaps more reliable, but imho BMW does a better job of balancing performance and fuel efficiency in the SAV market...... for the moment. ;)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-01-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,996
Posted By Huey52
Seat comfort is of course a very subjective 'seat...

Seat comfort is of course a very subjective 'seat of the beholder' item. I prefer bolsters that hold me centered in the seat (sport seats), so for me that is greater comfort.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-01-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,453
Posted By Huey52
My frugal Yankee side was originally considering...

My frugal Yankee side was originally considering the 28i, but under the mindset of 'no regrets' the 35i is my current choice.

Keep in mind that an intercooler actually promotes better mpg (when...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-01-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,389
Posted By Huey52
Yep; 18" with all season run-flat tires will be...

Yep; 18" with all season run-flat tires will be fine for you.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,996
Posted By Huey52
I would definitely get the Sport package just to...

I would definitely get the Sport package just to get the better seats. Leave no desire unfulfilled (no regrets).
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-22-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,334
Posted By Huey52
^ agreed. Although I appreciate the feel of a...

^ agreed. Although I appreciate the feel of a manual transmission in a sports car, the auto xmissions today are very efficient. Americans on average prefer auto's, especially in a crossover/SUV, so...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-22-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,593
Posted By Huey52
Electric power steering is actually quite good....

Electric power steering is actually quite good. I've had it in my RX-8 for five years now and it's never failed me and always been very responsive.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-22-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,238
Posted By Huey52
No, the dealers don't have to disclose the...

No, the dealers don't have to disclose the invoice price, which again is why you should always go in prepared. Before the 'net it used to be much harder, but now this insight is readily available.
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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-21-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,417
Posted By Huey52
^ LOL Well, my 20+ year old daughter could sure...

^ LOL Well, my 20+ year old daughter could sure use one so as not to curb rash her rims - but I do agree in principle.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-20-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,238
Posted By Huey52
Use an online buying service, e.g. USAA, to get...

Use an online buying service, e.g. USAA, to get all the invoice prices. Always negotiate prepared.

Dealers get factory incentives as well, so even at invoice they make money.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-14-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,389
Posted By Huey52
You're confusing wheel (rim) size and tire size...

You're confusing wheel (rim) size and tire size (profile or aspect ratio).

Again, for winter snow driving (and poor pot-holed roads) you want a smaller rim (in this case 17") with a narrower and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-13-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,254
Posted By Huey52
^ Here's hoping, as I don't really want a pano...

^ Here's hoping, as I don't really want a pano roof.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-13-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,389
Posted By Huey52
No, bigger wheel size is not necessarily better,...

No, bigger wheel size is not necessarily better, especially in winter driving where you want a tall tire sidewall (profile). Bigger wheels do tend to look better however as they better fill the wheel...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-11-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,360
Posted By Huey52
Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-08-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,912
Posted By Huey52
^ Lexus locks out anything they (or rather their...

^ Lexus locks out anything they (or rather their lawyers) feel will require any significant 'look down" time, even something as trivial as incoming phone numbers.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-07-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,699
Posted By Huey52
I've had three Jeeps, mostly used as winter...

I've had three Jeeps, mostly used as winter 'beaters' so am also considering the 2011 Grand Cherokee as well as the new X3 and the Audi Q5 (getting rid of my sportscar). They have done a nice almost...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-14-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,285
Posted By Huey52
I've virtually built more bimmers than I can...

I've virtually built more bimmers than I can remember, and am looking forward to the late October X3 configurator so I too can do my advance planning for Spring - when I plan to actually buy one!!! ...
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