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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-01-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,747
Posted By perlman007
Unfortunately, I don't have any written...

Unfortunately, I don't have any written documentation. Make sure to ride with them and lower the window to hear / diagnose. My hypothesis is that the side view cameras might be causing it, not sure...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-29-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,747
Posted By perlman007
I believe it is actually cause by the indentation...

I believe it is actually cause by the indentation between the two pieces of the housing (not between the mirror and the housing). If you roll the window down at speed, and place your finger on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-27-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,399
Posted By perlman007
The dealer and I determined this was coming from...

The dealer and I determined this was coming from the passenger side rear view mirror, and is a very noticeable noise when driving with that window down above 50 mph. They claim that this is a design...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By perlman007
Sport wheel on AH3 without packages?

I am looking at taking advantage of the Ecco credit on the Active hybrid 3, unfortunately I think only a relatively stripped version will be affordable.

I hate the standard wheel. Is there any...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-15-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,399
Posted By perlman007
I am pretty sure it is the passenger rear view...

I am pretty sure it is the passenger rear view mirror. I told the dealer and dropped off the car. I will enjoy my 535i loaner until they figure out what the deal is :)
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-14-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,593
Posted By perlman007
Jon, Thanks for all of your great work here....

Jon,
Thanks for all of your great work here. This forum and info is one reason why I love buying BMWs. I leased a new X3 in December and am looking for a second car. It looks like the AH3 might be...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 02-06-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,840
Posted By perlman007
I just looked at the USAA terms and...

I just looked at the USAA terms and conditions,unless I missed it, doesn't seem to mention requiring USAA financing. It does say to confirm with the dealer for the discounts:


1 Exclusive BMW...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,270
Posted By perlman007
I have no clue. I was wondering the same thing...

I have no clue. I was wondering the same thing about DS/Sport v. D/Sport. I did notice that when I am in Sport and go from D to DS it downshifts.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,399
Posted By perlman007
I noticed a slight whistle from the passenger...

I noticed a slight whistle from the passenger side almost as soon as I picked my car up from the PCD in SC (2013 X3, DEc '12 build). It occurs around 80 mph and sounds almost like someone's nose is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,747
Posted By perlman007
Does anyone know if this affects the 2013 X3s as...

Does anyone know if this affects the 2013 X3s as well (Dec 2012 build)? I noticed a slight whistle from the passenger side almost as soon as I picked my car up from the PCD in SC. It occurs around...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-14-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By perlman007
Production Status Timeline and Video

I have been tracking the status of my new X3 using the BMW website. It recently jumped from the status of "Production Begins" to "Finishing Touches"-- the thing is when I click on the owner's...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By perlman007
How much are you putting down/ cash up front?...

How much are you putting down/ cash up front? Have you looked at what it drops to if you do Multiple Security Deposits (MSD)?
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-12-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By perlman007
So, it ended up being slightly better: MSRP...

So, it ended up being slightly better:

MSRP $50,695
Selling Price $46,825 ($49,047 after Tax, Tags, processing and lease origination fees).
$5400 out of pocket - includes: ($3500 MSD, $500 first...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-12-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By perlman007
Something got screwed up, CA called and gave me...

Something got screwed up, CA called and gave me some less desirable alternative date. Now headed down for PCD 1/9- should still be a great time.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-09-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By perlman007
You are right, 2 guests is a no go. However I...

You are right, 2 guests is a no go. However I signed the paperwork and my CA had already scheduled a slot - picking up my X3 1/11.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 12-07-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By perlman007
X3 2.8i PCD Scheduling

So, I just pulled the trigger on a new X3 for PCD (well actually told the CA I would come in on Sat, but he already submitted the build order). Does anyone know how long it typically takes to get a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-06-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 95,078
Posted By perlman007
So, I really like the paper form, and have been...

So, I really like the paper form, and have been rebuilding it in Excel for my own exercise (I can post if anyone wants). I am confused by section 4 "Amount Due Dealer" -- why is this so high, am I...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-04-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By perlman007
There might be some CAs or BMW NA employees who...

There might be some CAs or BMW NA employees who can confirm, but I have been looking at X3's as well. The base rate I found for money factor has been .00125 for the 2.8i and .00135 for the 3.5
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By perlman007
Any help on the trade would be great. Both BMW...

Any help on the trade would be great. Both BMW of Alexandria and Passport were quoting $16K (maybe bcs it is an '07 with 69K miles?). The latest quote was from Passport which seems a bit better...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By perlman007
Thanks for the quick reply. I apologize for the...

Thanks for the quick reply. I apologize for the confusion on the first post. I have some slightly better info and am checking on the rest. According to the CA
$50,695.00 ...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-03-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By perlman007
X3 2.8i Lease

I am thinking about pulling the trigger on a lease for a 2013 X3 2.8i with PCD. Can anyone advise on how good a deal this is? I want to make sure it is fair for both me and the CA.



X3 2.8i:...
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