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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-31-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By iamthewalrus
Is it possible you're picking up stats from the...

Is it possible you're picking up stats from the 2011-2015 model and from the 2016+ model? The two are on totally different platforms.

"Cargo room behind the split rear seatbacks is modest at 27.6...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-30-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,620
Posted By iamthewalrus
Just haven't had much time for a road trip yet! ...

Just haven't had much time for a road trip yet! Here's my 2014 BMW X1 35i.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=14393&pictureid=56037
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-18-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,126
Posted By iamthewalrus
Interesting all around... The dummy license...

Interesting all around... The dummy license plate on the car when I bought it said "CPO Elite" but I went home and checked the purchase paperwork and it's a straight CPO. I have 1 more year of the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-18-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,126
Posted By iamthewalrus
Actually, I have no idea. BMW Seattle branded it...

Actually, I have no idea. BMW Seattle branded it that way, but I'm not sure what it means. I think it may just be for very low mileage vehicles that are in effectively showroom condition. Looking...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-18-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,126
Posted By iamthewalrus
Yes, that's what I was seeing as well. Be...

Yes, that's what I was seeing as well. Be patient and find what will keep you content for ~10 years. Mine was a Sports Line, Ultimate Pkg, HK stereo with 11K miles on it and BMW was asking $32K as...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-17-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By iamthewalrus
If you're at all concerned about mileage, I'd...

If you're at all concerned about mileage, I'd definitely recommend the 28i over the 35i. Honestly, the 35i is far more power than I'll realistically need. I've only put about 45 miles on it since...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-17-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By iamthewalrus
Agreed. A few years ago I went back and...

Agreed. A few years ago I went back and re-ripped all of my CDs at 320kbps in MP3. I "converted" the handful I bought as AAC to MP3, acknowledging the quality hit. The portability was more...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-17-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,126
Posted By iamthewalrus
If you're looking for two-wheel drive and prefer...

If you're looking for two-wheel drive and prefer a manual, then I'd go for the GTI. You get a lot of car for the money. The back seat is also far more spacious. The interior fit and finish is...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-17-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By iamthewalrus
Convert them all to MP3? Re-rip them at 320kbps...

Convert them all to MP3? Re-rip them at 320kbps as MP3? They said that AAC was more efficient in space for the same sound quality, but sticking with the established standard of MP3 has definitely...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-17-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,126
Posted By iamthewalrus
Some thoughts...

I had a 2006 E46 330Cic manual back in the day, then moved to an E83 X3 manual and just recently to an E84 X1 automatic. The E46's handling was legendary and the easy-revving 3.0L six-cylinder with...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-17-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By iamthewalrus
You know? You're totally right. I went and...

You know? You're totally right. I went and bought a low-profile, 64GB USB stick from Amazon. Thanks!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FJRS6QY/
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-16-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By iamthewalrus
At first I thought the internal hard drive...

At first I thought the internal hard drive included with the X1 was a gimmick. But now, a few days in, I love it. I've taken all of the music "essentials" (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Adele,...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-15-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By iamthewalrus
It is noticeably tighter, but really only in the...

It is noticeably tighter, but really only in the back seat. The front seat just fits like a glove. Overall it feels lower to the ground and more car like where the X3 was really more of an SUV. ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-15-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By iamthewalrus
Yes, the original X3 wasn't pretty. But it...

Yes, the original X3 wasn't pretty. But it definitely fit a niche: ground clearance, AWD, manual transmission and BMW handling. The rest just wasn't that important to me at the time. Back in...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-14-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,093
Posted By iamthewalrus
If I had been buying mine new and custom...

If I had been buying mine new and custom ordering, M-Sport with the Blue / Beige combination you found is definitely the way I would have gone. Enjoy it; it's a gorgeous car!
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-14-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By iamthewalrus
I've had really good luck over the years with...

I've had really good luck over the years with low-mileage, certified pre-owned BMWs. My X3 was a 2006 that I bought in 2007, CPO with 9K miles on it. I kept that for ~10 years and had no major...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-13-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,093
Posted By iamthewalrus
I held out until I found one loaded with all of...

I held out until I found one loaded with all of the options I wanted. It was $31K with a CPO warranty and 11K miles on it here in Seattle.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960042
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-13-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By iamthewalrus
Joining the X1 crowd

About a week ago I bought a CPO 2014 BMW X1 "xDrive35i" with 11K miles on it. It's a Sport Line fully loaded with every option. I remember loving the X1 when I saw it in Berlin in 2010 and thinking...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-13-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By iamthewalrus
The interior is familiar to the old X3, but...

The interior is familiar to the old X3, but definitely a step up in terms of materials and finish. The X1 is about 3" shorter, 200lbs lighter, and loses about an inch of ground clearance. Living in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-12-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By iamthewalrus
You'll never confuse the 2014 X1 with a 5-series,...

You'll never confuse the 2014 X1 with a 5-series, that's for sure. But in terms of fit and finish, it's far and away nicer than my 2006 X3. It feels like when they launched the X3 back in 2004 in...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By iamthewalrus
Well, the engine is effectively the same one as...

Well, the engine is effectively the same one as in the 235, 335, 435, 535, X3 35i, X4 35i, X5 35i, etc. The good and the bad are all here on the forums discussed at great length. The turbos add...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By iamthewalrus
It was time...

After ten great years, I decided to part ways with my 2006 BMW X3 3.0i M-sport, manual. The X3 had been really reliable and just a blast to drive, especially with the six-speed manual. Two years...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-03-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By iamthewalrus
2,300 mile road trip

Drove my X3 with a couple of friends from Seattle out to Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and back. It was epic! The route went roughly like this:
Day 1: Seattle to Palouse Falls State Park to Walla...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-29-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,698
Posted By iamthewalrus
Just waxed it last night! 571856

Just waxed it last night!

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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,698
Posted By iamthewalrus
I have the car you're looking for (a 2006 BMW X3...

I have the car you're looking for (a 2006 BMW X3 3.0i manual, m-sport, xenons, PDC, premium stereo, etc.), but I'm holding onto it for a long time. It's 10+ years old with only 56K miles on it, so I...
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