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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-11-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By James B
I'm going to sneak this question into this thread...

I'm going to sneak this question into this thread so I don't look like such a fool---We drove our new 2.8 X3 home Sat evening and decided to use the Nav on the way home; worked fine, but now we don't...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-03-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,835
Posted By James B
Don't try to open the sun roof !!!! LOL....

Don't try to open the sun roof !!!! LOL....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,971
Posted By James B
I just put on a full set of Continental Extreme...

I just put on a full set of Continental Extreme Contact DWS all season ( staggered 18s) and like them very much. Also have had them on our Merc for a while and like them on that car as well.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,275
Posted By James B
Supercourse--you are correct--2 marks on stick. I...

Supercourse--you are correct--2 marks on stick. I remember that on old American cars they used to tell you to put the car in drive and turn the wheel full left then right, place in park and turn off...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-04-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,275
Posted By James B
Power steering fluid check???

On looking through my 2004 owners manual I see absolutely no mention of power steering fluid checking instructions. Can anyone tell me the correct steps in checking the fuild ?? I notice that the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By James B
My 04 PS has been making that noise...

My 04 PS has been making that noise forever--never gets worse or better--LOUD outside the car, not noticable inside with windows up. steering boost seems OK. Anyone else have any thoughts ????
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-17-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By James B
You might want to check for the gas struts at an...

You might want to check for the gas struts at an auto parts store rather than the dealer might save you some money.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-31-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,067
Posted By James B
Typical BMW--no matter how long the problem has...

Typical BMW--no matter how long the problem has been around--don't fix it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-27-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By James B
Safety is also in handling and braking and I...

Safety is also in handling and braking and I can't think of a better, more safe, small SUV than the X3. Her life may be saved because she is able to get out of a lesser cars way or stop before a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-25-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By James B
Good looking car for a really nice looking...

Good looking car for a really nice looking lady--great combination indeed.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,752
Posted By James B
So--how did you reslove the problem??? I'm...

So--how did you reslove the problem??? I'm getting ready to replace the battery in my 04 due to its age and want to hear what happened in your change out !!! Don't keep us in suspense !!!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-09-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,406
Posted By James B
I apologize to the forum for soapboxing......

I apologize to the forum for soapboxing......
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-08-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,406
Posted By James B
Typical BMW--this interior peeling problem has...

Typical BMW--this interior peeling problem has been around since the car was introduced in 2004--why in the hell did'nt they fix it ??? Same thing with the window lifts and the water leaks etc. I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-25-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,755
Posted By James B
Every time I read updates to this topic I get mad...

Every time I read updates to this topic I get mad again. In the 70-80's BMW could not get their AC to cool worth a damn; at the same time the interior materials would stink if the car sat in the sun...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-24-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,755
Posted By James B
This the kind of crap that pisses me off about...

This the kind of crap that pisses me off about BMW. We should not have peeling plastic issues in a car this expensive. They should have fixed this problem after the o4 model year and they did not do...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By James B
I have the 04 w/ 3.0 and the number 2 sport...

I have the 04 w/ 3.0 and the number 2 sport package (staggered 18s) w/50K miles. so it is about the roughest riding X3 around. However, we have prettty nice roads here in the north DFW Tx. area so...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-30-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By James B
I have lived in the DFW area for 20 years and...

I have lived in the DFW area for 20 years and none of the dealers are really good. Try Moritz BMW in Arlington--they are kind of hit and miss; sometimes pretty good other times not so good. They will...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By James B
"cubed" I agree with what you say if one is...

"cubed" I agree with what you say if one is shopping for a used car. But buying a new german car at the begining of the model run will let you drive a "new" model car for about seven years before...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-13-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By James B
Don't even think about buying a current model...

Don't even think about buying a current model X3--A brand new X3 is due out next year so why buy into an old model ??? If you must buy now check out the MB GLK350 4matic, it is also a new model...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-22-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,708
Posted By James B
Not one but two small recliners fit into the X3...

Not one but two small recliners fit into the X3 and the hatch still closed. Also, during an earlier shopping trip a small buffet went in with no problem. Amazing !!! Love this Bimmer....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-13-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,611
Posted By James B
Don't all of these small SUV's have a pretty...

Don't all of these small SUV's have a pretty bouncy ride???
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-08-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,694
Posted By James B
Get the GLK--brand new design so it will be fresh...

Get the GLK--brand new design so it will be fresh for several years--better cool factor than Audi or Volvo--resale will hold up. I'll take a Merc. over the others any day: they are just nicer cars (...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-25-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By James B
We love our 04 X3. Who would have thought that...

We love our 04 X3. Who would have thought that an SUV could be this much fun to drive?? "Zippy" is more like a family pet than a vehicle...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-13-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By James B
Most likely a line/hose leak somewhere in the...

Most likely a line/hose leak somewhere in the system causing freon loss--
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-17-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By James B
Why not a small mini-van ???? Many better choices...

Why not a small mini-van ???? Many better choices than an X3 for that sort of use....
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