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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-18-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,140
Posted By jgroarke
Damm it - to top it all, I also noticed the rear...

Damm it - to top it all, I also noticed the rear indicator lights are normal too. Cheap skate B*stards! Why put LED turn signals at the front and not the back. Honestly.

Does anyone know in UK...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,140
Posted By jgroarke
Question (which I know the answer to but wanted...

Question (which I know the answer to but wanted to check it's not just me).

I just noticed (on my full LED light package) the brake lights are old school bulbs, or appear to be from the beam I can...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,628
Posted By jgroarke
I said above, my car has everything, HUD...

I said above, my car has everything, HUD included. I don't got no black panel though!!

Something you guys in US get but not Europe? I can't imagine that ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,628
Posted By jgroarke
Update to this - I did notice that when the car...

Update to this - I did notice that when the car is off, it's difficult to see the speedo numbers, but they are NOT part of a screen, rather they are just "gaps" where a light shines through when the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By jgroarke
Just got mine delivered today. MAN THAT...

Just got mine delivered today.

MAN THAT THING IS RAPID. just couldn't resist nailing it up the dual carriageway, seems way faster than the 30d. Love the new sat nav etc... too. Can't get my head...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,628
Posted By jgroarke
So here's the thing. I just got delivery of...

So here's the thing.

I just got delivery of my shiny new X3 35d with pretty much everything on it :-)

It did NOT come with full black panel display, even though I have professional navigation...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-09-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,055
Posted By jgroarke
I think it's called VDC in UK? Whatever, I...

I think it's called VDC in UK?

Whatever, I got it, in fact I ordered pretty much everything :-)

I believe (from previous threads) it gives the car a more adaptable feel on the road, so if you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By jgroarke
I had this on my current 2011 model last winter,...

I had this on my current 2011 model last winter, didn't resolve until I'd been driving for ages. I would have thought the tubes would have heating in some way (I did use a high-ish concentration of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-05-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By jgroarke
Loving the wheels!! Mine has been put back to 17...

Loving the wheels!! Mine has been put back to 17 December, maybe Santa thinks I've been naughty this year :-(

Would love to hear of your experience 30d vs 35d when you hammer it, I'm in the same...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-04-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By jgroarke
AWESOME!!! Mine is due in a week, I can't...

AWESOME!!!

Mine is due in a week, I can't wait :-) Need to get those winters on ;-)

Let us know about the power, I too upgraded to 35d from 30d and am keen to get my mitts on it ...

BTW,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-30-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,570
Posted By jgroarke
USA uber alles :-) I envy you guys for such...

USA uber alles :-)

I envy you guys for such rapid build times!

Anyone else in non-USA have any input on lead times? I'm particularly curious about Das Vaterland!

John
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By jgroarke
I hate to rant on about this but GET WINTER /...

I hate to rant on about this but GET WINTER / COLD WEATHER TIRES. All seasons next best. Summer tires and snow/ice -> not cool, even with 4x4.

You can have all the great 4x4 you like, but...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,140
Posted By jgroarke
So even with Xenon you don't get the newer LED...

So even with Xenon you don't get the newer LED turn signals? That's terrible!

Glad I ordered the LEDs now :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-18-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By jgroarke
The windshield is a special one, I believe it has...

The windshield is a special one, I believe it has a polarising laminate in there which accepts the projection of the HUD. Thus a new one is about 800 versus a lot less for normal.

Having said...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By jgroarke
You can still change the order up till build...

You can still change the order up till build week, more gadgets=cool. Especially HUD.

I'm only pissed off that because I ordered that active cruise control gizmo the system won't allow building...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-17-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By jgroarke
Good luck with the wait times mate!! I ordered...

Good luck with the wait times mate!! I ordered mine in May and it's due December 12th ...

About the black panel, I was confused as hell about this because there is nothing in the literature...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-16-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By jgroarke
You are soooooo lucky in the states. How the...

You are soooooo lucky in the states. How the hell they can justify over SIX MONTHS delivery time to UK I have no idea when you guys seem to get lucky within 4-6 weeks. Yes, I know there is much...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-14-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By jgroarke
Sweet - thanks for the confidence boost :-) ...

Sweet - thanks for the confidence boost :-)

My car is now (I am told) winging its way across the Atlantic on a "God knows what size" ship. Hope to get it for Christmas :-)

Only taint is that I...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-09-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By jgroarke
Protect light coloured leather

Hopefully will take delivery of new X3 in December, and this time I went for the Oyster Nevada seats. Yes I know what to expect ... from other threads ;-)

What's the best way to mitigate stains...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-03-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By jgroarke
Fair dinkum, as they say down under. BMW...

Fair dinkum, as they say down under.

BMW have the audacity to charge that much, good luck to the Dracon :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-02-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By jgroarke
Sorry - been away a couple of days after I'd...

Sorry - been away a couple of days after I'd kicked this one off :-)

I do use micro-fibre cloths, however there are still horizontal lines across the screen at the lower edge. I don't put my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By jgroarke
NAV screen protector

I have a new X3 coming in a month or two. My current one that I had for the past 3 years I noticed minor surface scratches on the nav screen (the large 7" [I think] one).

Since every other one of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-31-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By jgroarke
I have to stick up for my UK HK system, I like it...

I have to stick up for my UK HK system, I like it a lot compared to the standard one, so much so I ordered the new one due in 2 months (hmmm - I hope they didn't change it to lower the quality ;-)
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-30-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By jgroarke
Woops - my bad. I thought it was premium...

Woops - my bad.

I thought it was premium navigation, where the screen was (and still is in new model??) bigger sized than the standard.

Thanks for correcting :-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-30-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By jgroarke
But did you do compare/contrast the size of the...

But did you do compare/contrast the size of the two different screens? Big is best, contrary to what some people might say ;-)
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