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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-06-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,484
Posted By ngcreese
Hmmm... I've noticed that the cigarette lighter...

Hmmm... I've noticed that the cigarette lighter sockets tend to turn off, a couple minutes after the SUV is locked. And get repowered when the SUV is unlocked.

Not sure if this has changed, or is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By ngcreese
ZolfX3, thanks for pointing out that breaks are...

ZolfX3, thanks for pointing out that breaks are covered under warranty. I just had my front rotors and pads replaced at no cost. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By ngcreese
Thanks! It was really an unexpected find. Good...

Thanks! It was really an unexpected find.
Good luck with your purchase!!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-26-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By ngcreese
Here you go! ...

Here you go!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Swkiu0iF76c/VCXvQNmhc2I/AAAAAAAAK9E/A1hUPC0Gaf8/w729-h410-no/20140926_181130.jpg...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-26-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By ngcreese
Sure! When, I pick her up from the shop this...

Sure! When, I pick her up from the shop this afternoon, I'll post.
Front brakes and rotors being changed out... love the zero maintenance cost.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-26-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By ngcreese
I'm loving the Deep Sea Blue w/ Reddish/Brown...

I'm loving the Deep Sea Blue w/ Reddish/Brown Nevada Leather (rotbraun LUZC) Interior. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-23-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By ngcreese
Didn't even consider that my car is still covered...

Didn't even consider that my car is still covered for maintenance issues such as breaks. Great point!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By ngcreese
Your already in a good place considering that...

Your already in a good place considering that it's < 50K miles so the original warranty is still in effect, meaning now is your chance to go over the car with a fine tooth comb. Also, this is about...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By ngcreese
Take the last seven characters of the VIN and...

Take the last seven characters of the VIN and look up what options that X3 was ordered with. Might be some sports suspension option? Also, there are folks out there that can't resist the urge to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By ngcreese
My previous e83 X3, an '07 LCI 3.0si, with it's...

My previous e83 X3, an '07 LCI 3.0si, with it's non-turbo 6cyl, felt stronger than the xDrive28i 6cyl non-turbo. It felt smoother and stronger than the 4cyl turbo.

The xDrive35i 6cyl turbo tops...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By ngcreese
I passed on the wheel insurance. After...

I passed on the wheel insurance.

After purchasing my CPO, with 19" wheels and a band new set of low profile runflats, I noticed that the suv had a vibration when driving. I asked the dealership...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,824
Posted By ngcreese
Yeah, that first 35k miles was worth 18k dollars,...

Yeah, that first 35k miles was worth 18k dollars, in my case. Also, price seems to come down again somewhat, after the 50k miles point. Then seems to be less dramatic depreciation after that. Was...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,824
Posted By ngcreese
I've leased twice, both times at the end, it cost...

I've leased twice, both times at the end, it cost me a ton of money to get out of them, due to over mileage.

The first, an Acura TL Type-S, the tranny was garbage and kept blowing up. It was on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ngcreese
BMW load bars BMW ski/snowboad carrier for the...

BMW load bars
BMW ski/snowboad carrier for the bars
BMW Trailer hitch
BMW all weather rubber mats.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-18-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,289
Posted By ngcreese
Lucked out and found a 2011 x3 xdrive35i CPO w/...

Lucked out and found a 2011 x3 xdrive35i CPO w/ 35K in Deep Sea Blue with Nevada Leather, Navi, sitting on my dealer's lot.

Traded my '07 X3 that same evening.
I don't regret the trade.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-10-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,484
Posted By ngcreese
Thanx! New to the Fxx family, just purchased as a...

Thanx! New to the Fxx family, just purchased as a CPO, in August. All stock, couldn't pass on the setup. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,484
Posted By ngcreese
Instead of a radar detector, you might consider...

Instead of a radar detector, you might consider an app for your phone that has real time access to speed trap data, like Trapster.

Before my F25 I had a E83 with a Garmin integrated into the dash...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,832
Posted By ngcreese
I bought my 2007 E83 X3 from a non-BMW dealer....

I bought my 2007 E83 X3 from a non-BMW dealer. Yes it cost me a little less. However, when it came time to deal with issues... the savings was a wash.

This time around, my 2011 F25 X3 was...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-04-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By ngcreese
Thanks! Recently purchased as a CPO. Checked...

Thanks!
Recently purchased as a CPO. Checked the last seven digits of VIN at BMW Archive VIN decoder (http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html), no DHP. I do have the sports...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By ngcreese
I hear you. I wasn't considering that the...

I hear you. I wasn't considering that the (soft-ish) suspension is operating as intended given that my X3 has low profile run-flat tires. Putting in stiffer shocks could actually result in rim...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By ngcreese
Lol! Yep, the hitch install was cat approved! :) ...

Lol! Yep, the hitch install was cat approved! :)
The biggest lesson learned from my first time installing an X3 hitch vs the second time:

Put something soft like a rug or blanket under the bumper...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-02-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By ngcreese
F25 Suspension DIY Questions

Recently purchased a 2011 F25 X3 35i w/ about 37K miles on it. Love the way this thing takes off.

Was considering changing the suspension to Bilstien HDs. Has anyone done this recently? I'm...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,581
Posted By ngcreese
If the Invisihitch does not have a receiver then,...

If the Invisihitch does not have a receiver then, it probably won't work for what you want. Since most trailer hitch bike carriers mount to the square reciever.

I've recently upgraded from an E83...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 08-22-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 237,350
Posted By ngcreese
Hey Shawn, thanks(!) so much for pointing me...

Hey Shawn, thanks(!) so much for pointing me towards the latest psdzdata set. Now all .ncd files are identified and saved to the CAF directory.
Since it was compatible with my currently level of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-21-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By ngcreese
I just coded--on TPMS pressure and temperature. ...

I just coded--on TPMS pressure and temperature. It's pretty cool & useful. Ironically, I just had one of the sensors replaced because the system kept warning me of a malfunction. Now I can see, on...
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