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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-31-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By leighton
Masterx5, what does this mean? I have bought...

Masterx5, what does this mean? I have bought several cars from them and am about to start on another. Is there something new that I should worry about?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-20-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,142
Posted By leighton
I, in fact, did buy a Chevrolet. I traded in my...

I, in fact, did buy a Chevrolet. I traded in my Porsche 356A super coupe for a new Corvette, the first of the Stingray designs, because my wife swapped ends in the Porsche while driving on I-87 in a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-08-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,039
Posted By leighton
You can choose any count up to the maximum of 7...

You can choose any count up to the maximum of 7 MSD. When you use MSD you are not spending because the money comes back to you at the end of the lease. In fact, you are investing because you get a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-30-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,961
Posted By leighton
Many dealers already have filled all of their...

Many dealers already have filled all of their custom order allocation slots for February and March. Specifications and prices for MY 2015 should be available early February followed by factory...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-30-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,961
Posted By leighton
The same wheelbase and length, rounded, as CR's...

The same wheelbase and length, rounded, as CR's web site appear on the Lexus web site, implying no model change. Using a suitable ruler, I went through all of the interior dimensions of both the X3...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-30-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,961
Posted By leighton
This editor squeezed out all of the tabs and...

This editor squeezed out all of the tabs and extra spaces that I added to align the three columns.

From Consumer Reports actual measurements and tests
Dimension inches X3 Q5 RX350
Length 183...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-09-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,849
Posted By leighton
http://www.weathertech.com/bmw/2012/x3/cargo-liner...

http://www.weathertech.com/bmw/2012/x3/cargo-liner/

This cargo liner fits all F25s 2011-2014
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-23-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,998
Posted By leighton
Dealer orders are priority 2. AFAIK BMW does not...

Dealer orders are priority 2. AFAIK BMW does not permit DHP on Priority 2 orders.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-11-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By leighton
Traction control and stability control are...

Traction control and stability control are separate functions. I had understood that sport+ disables only stability control thereby leaving traction control to be disabled by its own switch. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-06-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By leighton
Dealers typically do not order certain packages...

Dealers typically do not order certain packages and options for inventory cars either because of local management policy or factory restriction. Check with your CA in order to understand what you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-04-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By leighton
Don't pass up dynamic handling. Also, the rear...

Don't pass up dynamic handling. Also, the rear bumper plastic strip is much better for NYC parking than the fully painted bumper. Other advice - when creating a thread try to be more specific and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-12-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By leighton
Because the need for a front plate holder varies...

Because the need for a front plate holder varies by state, I believe that it is dealer installed. Many shops install the holder only by driving two sheet metal screws into the plastic bumper that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-02-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,696
Posted By leighton
As a NYC driver constantly dealing with parking...

As a NYC driver constantly dealing with parking in marked space lots and curb spaces, top view is the single most important option. DHP is the second most important for its value in coping with bad...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-30-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,228
Posted By leighton
The mats are thick and liners thin. The rear...

The mats are thick and liners thin. The rear mats leave the hump unprotected but the liners cover it. For best fit, both require removal of the carpet mats but we removed only the driver's side. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-26-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 48,998
Posted By leighton
There is no reliable way to use either production...

There is no reliable way to use either production numbers or customer sales order dates to estimate X3 production dates. BMWNA allots to dealers far in advance production slots by week and engine. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-30-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By leighton
Dealer prices do vary not only by region but also...

Dealer prices do vary not only by region but also among dealer in the same area. Ask the truecar.com dealer if you can buy from them with delivery in Seattle.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-26-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By leighton
Some states do not permit lessors to accept MSDs...

Some states do not permit lessors to accept MSDs but NJ does allow it and regardless of your residence, the rules of the dealer's state govern the dealer's ability to accept MSDs. The last time I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-22-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By leighton
You mean like when you are at a red light or stop...

You mean like when you are at a red light or stop sign and pedestrians are crossing in front and in back of your car or your car is too close to the car in front of yours or the car in back is too...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-16-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,392
Posted By leighton
Accusing BMW of chiseling on the maintenance plan...

Accusing BMW of chiseling on the maintenance plan by setting long oil service intervals is a bum rap.

BMWNA has instructed all dealers to perform maintenance plan oil service on both the 35i and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-21-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By leighton
Very annoying delay and jump to accommodate FB link

To Admin:
The recently added delay and jump to accommodate the FB link at the top of every thread is very annoying. Please make it optional in the user profile.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-13-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,353
Posted By leighton
As a NYC driver, I would never order M-Sport for...

As a NYC driver, I would never order M-Sport for two reasons. The aero trim will not survive well in NY while the [not] ugly black insert in the rear bumper will. Beyond the very expensive aero...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-07-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By leighton
I have been driving for more than 60 years,...

I have been driving for more than 60 years, believe that I am skilled at parking, and have declined parking sensors in previous purchases. Nonetheless, I was unable to avoid completely some curb...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-07-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,994
Posted By leighton
Carpet mats alsways were a chargeable dealer...

Carpet mats alsways were a chargeable dealer accessory. Beginning with MY2012, they became standard. The four all-weather flat rubber mats and three alternate plastic liners with lips are dealer...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-14-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,220
Posted By leighton
Approaching 78, I am one of the elderly and...

Approaching 78, I am one of the elderly and resent the deprecation. After almost 20 years in BMWs, the 35i is my compromise solution to dealing with an M5 clutch pedal in NYC traffic and need for...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-14-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By leighton
The US and EU regullators do not care who the...

The US and EU regullators do not care who the manufacturer or their target customer is. Every manufacturer must meet the fleet pollution emissions and fuel consumption regulations based on each...
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