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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-22-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
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I have standard seats without lumbar support and...

I have standard seats without lumbar support and they are pretty bad. I always had sport seats in previous BMWs and never used lumbar support in those, because seats were superb as is. With standard...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-22-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,255
Posted By BatteryPowered
Some dash cams will wake up when sensing...

Some dash cams will wake up when sensing vibration or motion, depending on model and settings.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-20-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By BatteryPowered
The area where I live (NYC) has a lot of...

The area where I live (NYC) has a lot of inattentive (for lack of better word) drivers. After having two close calls in span of week (nearly t-boned on stop sign because other driver "did not see...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-20-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By BatteryPowered
Front socket will shut down few minutes after you...

Front socket will shut down few minutes after you lock the car. I have dash cam and was concerned with battery drain as well.
Forum: European Delivery 06-03-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,019
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Dealer discounts and the fact that none of the...

Dealer discounts and the fact that none of the incentives apply to ED makes it hard to swallow. In most cases you end up paying premium for ED, where in past ED paid for itself. It's an amazing...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-27-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
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I my humble experience even 300HP N55 in 135i was...

I my humble experience even 300HP N55 in 135i was too much for public roads. If you need at least 400HP I must be doing something wrong. Yes, E60 M5 makes beautiful noise and that's the 20% missing...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-27-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By BatteryPowered
I would never consider owning any used M car...

I would never consider owning any used M car without reputable extended/3rd party warranty, at least for all the drive train components.

M cars are a lot more complex than your average BMW....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-27-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By BatteryPowered
No one can come back after you once you signed...

No one can come back after you once you signed the lease papers, since it is a binding contract. As for your monthly payment, it is on high side. I just leased comparable 2016 X3 for over $100 less a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-27-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By BatteryPowered
Engine of year is awarded by international panel...

Engine of year is awarded by international panel of judges and is a very reputable organization. It's not some marketing gimmick that was invented by BMW.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-25-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,990
Posted By BatteryPowered
It feels strong, but in reality it's a very slow...

It feels strong, but in reality it's a very slow car. I think diesel takes around 8 seconds to 60mph, vs 6.2 seconds for 2.0 gasoline engine.

BMW inline 6 diesels are great. The 4 cylinder diesel...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-25-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,990
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Bit off topic, did you test drive the X3d? Diesel...

Bit off topic, did you test drive the X3d? Diesel is relatively under powered and is a much slower car compared to gasoline engines.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-24-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By BatteryPowered
Dealers are very interested in moving 2016 stock...

Dealers are very interested in moving 2016 stock off the lot. I can't blame them, 2017 just started to arrive to dealer lots and they have plenty of time to sell them. Looks like they are playing...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-23-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By BatteryPowered
Panoramic Sunroof Only Half Motorized?

I've seen video (possibly X5), where both front and rear parts of panoramic sunroof tilt/pop. Is it possible to tilt/pop rear part of sunroof in X3 and how?
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-19-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By BatteryPowered
There are many different scratch remove kits...

There are many different scratch remove kits available online. As others have mentioned it only works if the scratch is not too deep. Some say if you can feel scratch with your finger nail it's too...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-18-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,334
Posted By BatteryPowered
Your current car (2008 3.0si) is pretty unique....

Your current car (2008 3.0si) is pretty unique. It has sporty bits and naturally aspirated engine. The closest spiritual successor to it would be E84 BMW X1, to be exact 2011+ msport equipped car...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-16-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,990
Posted By BatteryPowered
I say it's a good deal , not a great deal.

I say it's a good deal , not a great deal.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-09-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By BatteryPowered
Switching to regular tires will make a minor but...

Switching to regular tires will make a minor but noticeable difference in comfort. Regular tires absorb small bumps/potholes better, so you don't get a "sharp" initial impact like on RFTs. With that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-09-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 769
Posted By BatteryPowered
I would definitely get a second opinion from...

I would definitely get a second opinion from paintless dent repair specialist. Looks like you can remove the dent and buff the door a bit for coupe hundred bucks. It wont be perfect, but most likely...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-09-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,111
Posted By BatteryPowered
The tire I got has slightly lower weight rating...

The tire I got has slightly lower weight rating compared to stock RFT, but at $70 per tire after rebate it's hard to beat. Non dry performance is not stellar, but overall tire is much better that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-09-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,111
Posted By BatteryPowered
Always switched stock RFTs to go flats within a...

Always switched stock RFTs to go flats within a week of getting new BMW, mostly because stock tires were summer compound. I was going to keep stock all season tires that came with X3 (Eagle LS2), but...
Forum: E82 / E87 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-06-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By BatteryPowered
To use Launch Control you have to follow somewhat...

To use Launch Control you have to follow somewhat complicated procedure. I tried a few times and never got it to work. It launches fast enough even without LC.

1. With the engine running, step on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-29-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By BatteryPowered
Do you need high ground clearance and extra space...

Do you need high ground clearance and extra space X3 offers? I needed extra space, only reason I am in SUV now.

With 28 you definitely know car is going uphill (higher RPM, might downshift) and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-29-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By BatteryPowered
I think you're onto something. What can you...

I think you're onto something. What can you realistically expect from a car that weights over 4000lb, has high center of gravity and is geared towards comfort (i.e non-sport suspension). I think X3'...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-28-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By BatteryPowered
2.8 xdrive Initial Driving Impressions (coming from 135i)

Picked up the car few days ago. 2016 X Line 2.8i xdrive, without DHP. Family is growing and we needed space for a car seat, stroller. etc. I got the car without prior test drive and coming from 135i...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-28-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,902
Posted By BatteryPowered
If it goes that way it will also be reflected in...

If it goes that way it will also be reflected in new MSRP.
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