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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,016
Posted By Fighterpilot
2013: 20.4 mpg 2014 to date: 21.5 mpg ...

2013: 20.4 mpg
2014 to date: 21.5 mpg

Most of this is in town. Maybe...23, 24 on the highway. Maybe. In the winter crapoline season it gets about 17-18 around town. Yea. crapoline is really...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Fighterpilot
We have a 5 year policy on our X3. Cost was...

We have a 5 year policy on our X3. Cost was about $1200 if I remember right, bought at the time of vehicle purchase.

Last December we got a rear run flat tire for free after a screw got wedged...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,016
Posted By Fighterpilot
In 2013 my average was 19.6 MPG. Mostly in town...

In 2013 my average was 19.6 MPG. Mostly in town but some highway miles.

Shty for a 4 cylinder IMO
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-24-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By Fighterpilot
Take the trade assist route. I sent you...

Take the trade assist route.

I sent you private message regarding.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-24-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By Fighterpilot
Same here in MO. Now that we are off...

Same here in MO. Now that we are off reformulated gas until October, our mileage should pick up to the high teens around town. During the winter months its in 17-18 range around town and low 20's...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-05-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By Fighterpilot
I purchased a 5 year plan for $1150 when I picked...

I purchased a 5 year plan for $1150 when I picked up our X3 in January 2013. I've had two tires replaced since December.

Here is some addl info on how it's worked for us. One more tire and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-26-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Fighterpilot
That is true. When I first got the flat that day...

That is true. When I first got the flat that day I called BMW Assist. They said the local Springfield IL dealer had just closed and but they could send a tow out of St. Louis to pick up the car and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Fighterpilot
Understand your point. Decision to purchase it...

Understand your point. Decision to purchase it was based on past history of nails in tires and rim abuse. Hillbillies around here think an alley is an area where everything can be dumped. As a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-07-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,116
Posted By Fighterpilot
The engine compartments on our former 5 series...

The engine compartments on our former 5 series were watertite it seemed. Nothing really got past it. Granted it was not an overhanging hood design like the X3 is. That could be the ultimate issue.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-07-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,202
Posted By Fighterpilot
Nope. wife drives it to and from work, in...

Nope. wife drives it to and from work, in comfort mode and auto trans w/o shifting. Heavy acceleration and speeding aren't really her thing.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Fighterpilot
Dealer will not repair a RFT. Some 3rd parties...

Dealer will not repair a RFT. Some 3rd parties will, and I've had it done on other BMWs with RFTs
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-05-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Fighterpilot
Uh...wouldn't they be the ones covering the...

Uh...wouldn't they be the ones covering the transfer case 'in a few months"? The car just went over 15K, still have 35K miles to go to hit the 50K covered service limit. My guess is if the 2mm...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Fighterpilot
2 new tires in less than two months @ $430 / tire...

2 new tires in less than two months @ $430 / tire installed. $860 out of $1150 paid and we still have 4 more years to go. Right now chances are good we'll break even soon. Plus we still have the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Fighterpilot
[QUOTE=guyver626;8182676]Nice! How much did it...

[QUOTE=guyver626;8182676]Nice! How much did it cost u to begin with?


$1150 for 5 years of coverage
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Fighterpilot
$1150 for 5 years of coverage.

$1150 for 5 years of coverage.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,665
Posted By Fighterpilot
Tire and wheel warranty starting to pay for itself

Had one Pirelli RFT on our X3 replaced in December due to nail in tread. Yesterday we picked up something that put a slice in the middle of the tread. Being a Saturday afternoon and miles from...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,202
Posted By Fighterpilot
City: 18-19 in the winter, low 20's in the...

City: 18-19 in the winter, low 20's in the warmer weather
Highway: Low 20's in the winter, mid 20's in warmer weather.

Best mileage I've had in the past 13 months was 25. The driving mix...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,597
Posted By Fighterpilot
Same issue. These 'non-diagnosable' noises are...

Same issue. These 'non-diagnosable' noises are main reasons I'm upset w/ ours.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-02-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,116
Posted By Fighterpilot
I've noticed the same issue w/ our X3. ...

I've noticed the same issue w/ our X3. Especially noticeable on the drivers side of the car. There is an area on the underside of the hood, behind the driver's headlight that gets the majority of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-09-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By Fighterpilot
I'm about as 'rich' as Obama and the government...

I'm about as 'rich' as Obama and the government will allow.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,582
Posted By Fighterpilot
Yes, rattles. Especially from the cargo/back...

Yes, rattles. Especially from the cargo/back seat area. These are the most irritating as it's hard to diagnose when driving. If someone is sitting back there they seem to go away. I suspect...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,445
Posted By Fighterpilot
Our 2013 28i X3 came w/ dual chrome tips standard.

Our 2013 28i X3 came w/ dual chrome tips standard.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-11-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Fighterpilot
Well, you didn't state which X3 so it's hard to...

Well, you didn't state which X3 so it's hard to really offer suggestions. We have the x28i and if I had to do it over, I'd go w/ the X5, or, the X3 x35i. We were coming off a totaled 535i sedan...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-11-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,422
Posted By Fighterpilot
Our X3 was ordered in early December 2012 and...

Our X3 was ordered in early December 2012 and delivered in late January 2013 and is part of the recall as we received the same letter from BMW. It's already in the shop for regular oil service now...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-29-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By Fighterpilot
BMW Assist Service Request - Does it actually work?

Our X3 is due for oil change service in about 100 miles. For the past few weeks I've pressed the 'Service Request' option under BMW assist. I'm not really sure where it goes, or who is supposed to...
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