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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,793
Posted By archrenov8
It did. What I wound up doing, though, since I...

It did. What I wound up doing, though, since I couldn't pull it out, since the cover was already off, I tried reaching in from the front, but I was afraid that with the amount of force I would need...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-30-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,793
Posted By archrenov8
Angry headlight washer cover fell off

I was just detailing my front bumper, ahead of my lease-end inspection tomorrow, and noticed a scratch on the headlight washer cover. As I was compounding it, the cover worked its was loose and fell...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 09-07-2010, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,887
Posted By archrenov8
So I am seeing just one cupholder in the center...

So I am seeing just one cupholder in the center console. Is there anything else in the dash, or just in the door pockets? Not looking to be a typical cupholder-obsessed American, but maybe I am.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-19-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,929
Posted By archrenov8
Wow. That is too bad. I guess my next ride will...

Wow. That is too bad. I guess my next ride will be an X1, a Jetta Sportwagen or an A4 Avant. I was looking forward to a new 3 series wagon, actually. I suppose I could lease a used one though. Hmmm.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-19-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,929
Posted By archrenov8
Interesting link. But no mention of a Sportwagon...

Interesting link. But no mention of a Sportwagon variant. I don't consider a GT3 to be equivalent to a 3 series Sportwagon. Hope it was just an omission in the writeup.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By archrenov8
I find the X3 to be very tail happy on turns in...

I find the X3 to be very tail happy on turns in the snow. It slides out way too easily. And I am not talking about fast turns or hitting the gas through the turn. It is so common now, that I have to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-10-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By archrenov8
My VWs have all suffered from the peeling rubbery...

My VWs have all suffered from the peeling rubbery coating as well. The surface texture is soft, silky, low luster, low glare, simply beautiful when it is new, but it lacks in durability. I know VW...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By archrenov8
It opens rather quickly- but you have to wait...

It opens rather quickly- but you have to wait about seven or ten seconds for the "Accept" button to self-accept, unless you click on it yourself.Basically by the time you put your seatbelt on, it is...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-02-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,001
Posted By archrenov8
I would like to see a nose to nose photo of the...

I would like to see a nose to nose photo of the X1 and the 328i XDrive Sport Wagon, as well as the stats on interior dimensions and volumes.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-01-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,001
Posted By archrenov8
For us, oftentimes when we have bikes and/or...

For us, oftentimes when we have bikes and/or kayaks loaded, we also have dogs and vacation gear inside, so mounting the bikes inside is not an option. A low roof, with roughly the same interior...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By archrenov8
It should heat uniformly all around. There is not...

It should heat uniformly all around. There is not any gapping on mine. That said, if you keep your hands in one spot all the time, it may be slightly warmer there, because your hands are holding the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,001
Posted By archrenov8
Actually, I like the new X1. Since I am looking...

Actually, I like the new X1. Since I am looking seriously at a 3 series wagon or an A4 Avant as my next ride, in Spring 2011, the X1 could be a contender, if it is available then. I am seeking a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,476
Posted By archrenov8
Without roof racks, my '08 X3 with MT gets around...

Without roof racks, my '08 X3 with MT gets around 20.6 around town, and up to 25.5 on trips. Roof rack reduces these by 1-2 mpg, and with bikes and/or kayaks up there, about 23 mpg on trips.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-17-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,009
Posted By archrenov8
Well, I am thinking that my whistle was likely...

Well, I am thinking that my whistle was likely coming from the little triangular gaps that exist in between the foot and the factory rail. I may try stuffing something into that space when I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,650
Posted By archrenov8
The way Nissan puts the EX and FX together, even...

The way Nissan puts the EX and FX together, even the Murano, you get a very high loading floor, and I cannot figure out why. I guess they are too lazy in the design process to make the design...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-24-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By archrenov8
No need to remove the side bolsters. When you are...

No need to remove the side bolsters. When you are putting the bottom cushion back, you get the seatbelts partially inserted through the three holes, and then I found that if you attach the male end...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By archrenov8
This is a soft rubber coating, which has a very...

This is a soft rubber coating, which has a very nice feel. VW has been using it since at least 2000 MY, but it does not hold up. I know that in 2007 MY, VW started phasing this out on some models. My...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-18-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,009
Posted By archrenov8
In my pictures (posted above on 9-13-09) you can...

In my pictures (posted above on 9-13-09) you can see how the 58" aerobars fit. They give you room to mount things directly above the X3 rails. I am not sure if 50" bars would quite make it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,458
Posted By archrenov8
Well, that (an e91 xDrive) might suit me best,...

Well, that (an e91 xDrive) might suit me best, based on the answers I am getting. Our driveway is accessed from a short road going uphill, and the road is very narrow and not well cared for in the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,458
Posted By archrenov8
E91 winter traction without X-drive

I am thinking about a Sport Wagon for my next ride, when my X3 goes back on lease in Spring, 2011. With the various stability and traction control systems, how good or bad is the normal Sport Wagon...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By archrenov8
Armoral is fine for tires, but I would stay away...

Armoral is fine for tires, but I would stay away from it on interiors. You pay a lot of money to have interiors in fine textured neoprene, with a matte finish, and then Armoral gives it their...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-14-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,009
Posted By archrenov8
I am using the Thule 835PRO Hull-a-port Pro,...

I am using the Thule 835PRO Hull-a-port Pro, which is a folding kayak carrier. It does a nice job of holding them securely, and the setup I have enables me to carry two kayaks securely, mounted back...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,097
Posted By archrenov8
My '08 X3 with standard suspension has a firm...

My '08 X3 with standard suspension has a firm ride, but it only gets strange on one section of road that has a series of bumps or subtle ridges that seem to set up a harmonic reaction in the car that...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-13-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,009
Posted By archrenov8
Well, firstly, the outer pads on the fairing...

Well, firstly, the outer pads on the fairing don't touch down to the glass sunroof until I am traveling, as the wind forces them down. I don't see any wear on the glass from this.

I am not sure...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-11-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By archrenov8
I asked a lot of questions about the nav system...

I asked a lot of questions about the nav system before ordering my X3, and I ignored much of the advice I got and ordered it. It is mostly useless, unless you just use it in map mode, and don't let...
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