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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-20-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By rambos
ABS brakes, Snow tires, sports package......

ABS brakes, Snow tires, sports package... everything helps only when you drive with CAUTION. Do not try to defy the principles of physics with these add ones.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-19-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By rambos
This was from my recent X3 purchase experience....

This was from my recent X3 purchase experience. Firstly, $3500 is a very general statement and it is not applicable to all BMW vehicle. $3500 holiday cash is available to high priced vehicle such as...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-18-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By rambos
Holiday cash of $1000 is available to everyone...

Holiday cash of $1000 is available to everyone regardless of the financing. No strings attached there. Only the customer loyalty of $750 available if you are the current customer of BMW finance or...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-18-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,627
Posted By rambos
Congrats to of the most exited man on the earth...

Congrats to of the most exited man on the earth today. Enjoy. Blue would have been my first choice, if I didn't own a blue X3 for the past 8 years.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-18-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By rambos
In the X3 manual BMW recommends 91 or 89. I have...

In the X3 manual BMW recommends 91 or 89. I have been using Oct 89 for the past 12 years in BMW cars without any issues. My previous X3 ran for about 8 years with 89 without any issues. I intend to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,882
Posted By rambos
Congrats. Way to go. Not surprised that your car...

Congrats. Way to go. Not surprised that your car was sold quickly. Wholesale buyers are scavengers of the business. They are the ones showup initially and offer you the rock bottom price that is much...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By rambos
My production video took about a week after the...

My production video took about a week after the delivery. The video is very general most parts and only in few parts of the video your car is covered within a square frame. In my video they showed...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,202
Posted By rambos
I am not denying the fact that a 50k CPO car...

I am not denying the fact that a 50k CPO car should have at least average reliability. My only problem is that if the average being 50% or even 40% of the CPO cars cannot be trusted and I only get...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,202
Posted By rambos
I have owned X3 2005 for the past 8 years and...

I have owned X3 2005 for the past 8 years and 100k miles. I only had couple of issues with my old one one both related to the power window regulators on the rear left and right needed to be changed...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,202
Posted By rambos
Sorry, I don't mainly buy BMW for reliable...

Sorry, I don't mainly buy BMW for reliable cosmetics. As long as BMW deliver quality & superior German engineering I am in. I have friends who always buy Japanese for their so called reliability and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,609
Posted By rambos
Your production number will be on your p&s...

Your production number will be on your p&s agreement on the day you singed the order. The order number will be available at the bmwusa site when you signup. Since you are in MA, your car should be...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-15-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,202
Posted By rambos
Cars are not built to withstand abuses doesn't...

Cars are not built to withstand abuses doesn't matter whether it is 10k or 100k. In reality luxury cars are more prone to abuse due to the highly sensitive gadgets in them. How many times do you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-14-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,202
Posted By rambos
Rating the quality based on Certified Pre-Owned...

Rating the quality based on Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is not correct as CPO's are mostly originally leased ones that were abused a lot. I will never purchase a CPO for this reason.
Except for your...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-12-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By rambos
Congratulations. Once you start driving you are...

Congratulations. Once you start driving you are not going to miss your old inline six. Turbo4 N20 is a very good engine. I love the Chestnut/Fineline wave trim in mine, perfect match and these two...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-12-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By rambos
Not true. I know this is in the specs. This...

Not true. I know this is in the specs. This morning it was 28F and Start/Stop was functional in mine.
I believe, the 37F limit is for the INSIDE TEMPERATURE not the outside. My car was pulled out...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-10-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By rambos
Firestone sells decent wiper blade inserts for a...

Firestone sells decent wiper blade inserts for a very decent price. Takes about three minutes to install them.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-04-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,882
Posted By rambos
The hidden benefit in trade-in is that your...

The hidden benefit in trade-in is that your trade-in value is deducted prior to the sales tax calculations. So if your trade-in is worth 10k and the 7% sales tax (depending your home state) you will...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-01-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,882
Posted By rambos
Just ordered 28i. Mileage varies by driving...

Just ordered 28i. Mileage varies by driving habits. Test drove both 28i and 35i and found minimum difference between both models. The advantage of 60hp and 40 torque difference will kick in at very...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2005, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By rambos
Compared to BMW dealer's non MP3 compatible 6 CD...

Compared to BMW dealer's non MP3 compatible 6 CD changer's 7.2 hours (6 * 72 Mts) play time is lower than a single MP3 CD's 10 hour play time. I could make a round trip from Boston to Torronto with...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-16-2005, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By rambos
Is LoJack Installation Worth?

Considering Lojack install for my X3 which is scheduled to arrive in 10 days.
Forget about the coded key requirment to start the vehicle. BMW security system still doesn't prevent the HiJacker...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-15-2005, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By rambos
2005 X3 Made CD Changer Obsolete?

IMO, the CD changer lost its purpose in 2005 X3. The CD player is MP3 readable in 2005, X3. One MP3 CD is = 7-10 regular audio CDs. Can someone think of a good reason to justify the overpriced $755...
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