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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-24-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,944
Posted By Paul in SF
I thought about buying another X3 (sold my '05)....

I thought about buying another X3 (sold my '05). I went into BMW of SF and asked them about the AT problem. The salesman said there was no AT problem. He'd never heard of it, was never discussed in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-25-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,092
Posted By Paul in SF
My 2005 X3 is for sale now. My next car won't be...

My 2005 X3 is for sale now. My next car won't be a BMW.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-16-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,957
Posted By Paul in SF
Amen buddy.

Amen buddy.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,907
Posted By Paul in SF
spindoc1 is not the only one Rob. >> You'll...

spindoc1 is not the only one Rob.

>> You'll find this board is sarcastic and dismissive of most negative feedback. So it may be that people are discouraged from posting their experiences or...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-01-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,907
Posted By Paul in SF
>> I was wondering: I can't seem to find any...

>> I was wondering: I can't seem to find any significant discussion about X3 mechanical or electrical issues.

You aren't looking hard enough.

It's likely most of the issues have been resolved...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-29-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,908
Posted By Paul in SF
I had the *exact* same problem when I received my...

I had the *exact* same problem when I received my special order car, although my saleswoman acknowledged the mistake. It just really soured the whole special ordering experience. The special order...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-02-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Paul in SF
I'm interested in learning the same. I want to...

I'm interested in learning the same. I want to get a T-Mobile Dash but want to make sure it pairs with my X3.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2006, 05:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 26,167
Posted By Paul in SF
T-Mobile Dash

I agree with both of you. It seems the hands-free aspect should work for any bluetooth enabled phone. Just as any headset does. I've never purchased a headset that had a list of "approved" phones it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2006, 06:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,278
Posted By Paul in SF
My experience has been different in my 05 X3 and...

My experience has been different in my 05 X3 and I've listed the large number of both electrical and interior quality problems. I would support what consumer reports has said.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-17-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 26,167
Posted By Paul in SF
It happened to me about 6 months into ownership....

It happened to me about 6 months into ownership. I did take it in and the service guy said he disconnected the battery and reconnected it and everything resumed to normal. Then, in usual "it's really...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2006, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Paul in SF
Nice to hear

It's nice to hear from people who haven't had any problems. Hopefully there's fewer and fewer bad eggs in the bunch as they work out the kinks. I don't use my car nearly as much lately, but happy to...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-04-2006, 06:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,984
Posted By Paul in SF
That's some pretty impressive car shopping Vern....

That's some pretty impressive car shopping Vern. And a lot of BMW loaner experience!! Do you think that's a reasonable approach for most people discussing the 'Features we love to hate on the X3'?...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2006, 08:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,984
Posted By Paul in SF
I guess we aren't as thorough as you were while...

I guess we aren't as thorough as you were while car shopping? :dunno:

How long did you spend test driving your car before you purchased it? Did you have a check list of things to check before...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By Paul in SF
I'm all set on my statistics knowledge, thanks...

I'm all set on my statistics knowledge, thanks though. I think we're talking perceptions versus real facts here. If you want to quote statistics from a reliable source, by all means do so. I think...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-17-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By Paul in SF
Here in the 'real world'

Sounds like you have all the facts and only your experience counts. I'm glad you really enjoy your car, and that it's better then anything else on the road. And every car has quality problems and BMW...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2006, 09:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,322
Posted By Paul in SF
Maybe what Martz says is true. I get different...

Maybe what Martz says is true. I get different stories, but my last visit the advisor said it probably would never go away. Don't to this, do that, that won't help, the noise isn't that bad, etc....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By Paul in SF
Yep that's the feature I was referring to.

Yep that's the feature I was referring to.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By Paul in SF
I've received the anti-trapping explanation from...

I've received the anti-trapping explanation from my dealer too, but that doesn't explain why moving the driver's side window causes one or both rear windows to go down 4". Not all the way, not the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By Paul in SF
I've had the disappearing dash lights a few...

I've had the disappearing dash lights a few times. Very very rare though. The locking problem I had was the key fob, and the replacement of the mirror assy fixed that.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By Paul in SF
'Dumbass' is a polite reprimand? I suppose it's...

'Dumbass' is a polite reprimand? I suppose it's more polite then 'stupid mofo'. :confused:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,322
Posted By Paul in SF
Lots of cars make loud creaking noise like the X3!

That's funny. That's the same answer my service advisor kept trying to give. As if that somehow is either a) true, or b) acceptable. I've never had this kind of sound coming from my door seals on any...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-03-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 19,825
Posted By Paul in SF
X3 Quality Problems - UPDATE!

White05X3, you're comparing a lot of very different priced cars, and mentioning one or two things with each of them. And I think there is a difference between a rare occurance/lemon, and an issue...
Forum: General BMW 07-24-2006, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By Paul in SF
Funny. I was going to say "pretty Canadian". ...

Funny. I was going to say "pretty Canadian".

:flipoff: :flipoff: :flipoff:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-20-2006, 10:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 19,825
Posted By Paul in SF
Quality is poor

My problems aren't as severe as yours (no puddles in my car) but I guess I'm one of those 1% who also have had too many quality problems, too many trips to service. I really think the quality isn't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,271
Posted By Paul in SF
My door creaking just returned today. It went...

My door creaking just returned today. It went from nothing to extremely loud creaking on both the driver and passenger doors. The fix they did is only temporary I guess?

Anyone in the Bay Area...
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