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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By iamthewalrus
In the first photo, I got it up to ~125 mph...

In the first photo, I got it up to ~125 mph driving across the Alvord Desert in southeastern Oregon. It's a prehistoric lakebed about 12 miles x 8 miles and it was amazingly fun! It's the first...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's from a National Forest Service road in the...

That's from a National Forest Service road in the Cascades mountains outside of Seattle. I do a lot of backpacking, and the X3 is great for these types of roads.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By iamthewalrus
I had the rear bumper repainted because of an...

I had the rear bumper repainted because of an "aggressive parker" in San Francisco. And the weather stripping in the sunroof came off. Other than that, it's been flawless with regular maintenance. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By iamthewalrus
Still loving it!

Just wanted to share that after 9.5 years and 54K miles, I still absolutely love my X3. There is nothing on the market today I'd trade this thing for.
It's a 2006 BMW X3 3.0i M-sport, 6-speed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,075
Posted By iamthewalrus
So do the guys! Would I date someone who...

So do the guys! Would I date someone who couldn't drive my manual X3? If the last ten years are any indication, the answer is no.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,311
Posted By iamthewalrus
Torn about selling the 650...

Sounds like a special car, and I'm glad you're holding onto it. I have a 2006 BMW X3, 3.0i manual M-sport, and I'm holding onto it indefinitely. It's nine years old, but there's nothing like it. I...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-08-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,955
Posted By iamthewalrus
So five inches shorter than my 2006 X3. Great,...

So five inches shorter than my 2006 X3. Great, why does everything have to get so BIG? The point of the X1 was to be compact, you know, for city dwellers like me who hike and ski on weekends? ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By iamthewalrus
I'd take the 328. It's more than enough power to...

I'd take the 328. It's more than enough power to be fun! Seriously, I've d one European Delivery of a friend's 335xi and driven for two weeks on the autobahn network. The power is amazing, but...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,602
Posted By iamthewalrus
X1 F48 Pricing Guide for NA

Lots of bells and whistles like HUD, rear-view cameras, and Navigation. What I'd give for a manual transmission! Feels like more and more tech, but less and less for the driving enthusiast... ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-10-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,645
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 I won't settle for an automatic, no matter...

+1
I won't settle for an automatic, no matter how great the new X1 is. I'd buy a VW GTI instead.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-07-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,253
Posted By iamthewalrus
I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3...

I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3 3.0i manual/m-sport a few years longer. When it finally goes, I'll get a manual VW GTI.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-02-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,402
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 on a CPO S4. It's end of life cycle, and only...

+1 on a CPO S4. It's end of life cycle, and only you know whether it matters to you to be driving the "latest". I love the interior on the Audis and I like the more reserved looks. The BMW can be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's exactly how I'd describe it! I've owned a...

That's exactly how I'd describe it! I've owned a 2006 BMW 330Cic and now a BMW X3 3.0i (both manual, sport package), and they're great. I did European Delivery of a friend's 2009 335xi coupe for...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-03-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,285
Posted By iamthewalrus
That was my experience driving my friend's 335...

That was my experience driving my friend's 335 sport line. Don't get me wrong, the car was incredibly capable. It can do far more safely than we can ever really utilize legally on US roads. But it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-03-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,285
Posted By iamthewalrus
People won't buy an Audi because of past...

People won't buy an Audi because of past experiences with VW reliability. In that case, I never would have bought a BMW, because my 2006 Mini CooperS convertible was such a maintenance nightmare. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By iamthewalrus
Keep it. My X3 is a 2006 with 53k miles on it,...

Keep it. My X3 is a 2006 with 53k miles on it, and I intend to keep it indefinitely. The maintenance items are cheaper than buying a new vehicle and facing the depreciation.
My X3 is spotless, but...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,351
Posted By iamthewalrus
It has several hundred already!

It has several hundred already!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,351
Posted By iamthewalrus
Think about how amazing that is for a moment. ...

Think about how amazing that is for a moment. Within one generation, the Internet and web forums like this have made us the experts. The collective knowledge of a group of aficionados far surpasses...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,351
Posted By iamthewalrus
Just look at the Atlanta teachers' scandal. Give...

Just look at the Atlanta teachers' scandal. Give anyone incentives and strong enough incentives and they'll game the system. It's ridiculous for BMW to be surprised by this.

NPR.org "Atlanta...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,887
Posted By iamthewalrus
502527 My X3 in the Alvord desert in...

502527
My X3 in the Alvord desert in southeastern Oregon.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 71,887
Posted By iamthewalrus
I have 53,000 on my 2006 X3 3.0i M-sport, manual....

I have 53,000 on my 2006 X3 3.0i M-sport, manual. I'm keeping it indefinitely. They just don't offer manual-transmission SUVs in the USA anymore.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-31-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By iamthewalrus
I think the Audi design is timeless, clean, sexy...

I think the Audi design is timeless, clean, sexy -- if a bit chunky looking. On the 4-series, that boomerang-shaped trim piece just behind the front wheel seems disconnected and distracting. What...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,541
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's my experience. The extreme of this is the...

That's my experience. The extreme of this is the M3 convertible. Most tracks will not let you take out a convertible. Therefore you have a supremely capable car, that you never actually get to use....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,541
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's exactly right! We live in the USA with...

That's exactly right! We live in the USA with low speed limits, poor roads, and lots of traffic. The M3 is more frustrating than it is fun. Get the 335; it's already more car than you can truly...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-14-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By iamthewalrus
It's really tough to know anything from these...

It's really tough to know anything from these pics other than the general size and proportions. It's a ritual now where people say the spy photos look horrendous, but the finished product is much...
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