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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By Sans Nil
Haha, very impressive job on the translation from...

Haha, very impressive job on the translation from the OP. I wasn't tracking on that at all. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-19-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
Point taken that I suppose it doesn't matter if...

Point taken that I suppose it doesn't matter if someone is willing to live with a manual transmission even in an area with heavy stop-n-go traffic. And to be clear I wasn't trying to besmirch...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,044
Posted By Sans Nil
My wife has a 2006 X3, and I have a 2007 X3. ...

My wife has a 2006 X3, and I have a 2007 X3.

Trust me--- get the 2006. I've been trying to trade with her!

:)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
+1 I've never seen the point of anyone who's...

+1

I've never seen the point of anyone who's written "get a manual" as part of this issue.
You're definitely right that a manual transmission is not an option for anyone not living in the sticks...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By Sans Nil
I believe she had to hit ALT then the...

I believe she had to hit ALT then the corresponding number digit.
It can be tricky that way sometimes.
I know on my Treo you can 'lock' the alt key down if you press it twice so it will for sure...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By Sans Nil
My wife uses her Curve with her 2006 X3 and it's...

My wife uses her Curve with her 2006 X3 and it's never had a problem pairing or working.
Actually works a lot better than her old Razr did with BT.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,321
Posted By Sans Nil
Hmm, the CNN story includes 2006 X3's: The...

Hmm, the CNN story includes 2006 X3's:

The German automaker said the recall involves the 2006 3 Series, the 2004-2006 5 Series, and the 2004-2006 X3 compact sport utility vehicles in the United...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-11-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By Sans Nil
That's lame -- I told my dealer I expected a...

That's lame -- I told my dealer I expected a first time free since they hadn't asked me or reviewed all the programmable options when I originally made the deal for my X3. I went through all the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-07-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 957
Posted By Sans Nil
This one looks like it still works: ...

This one looks like it still works:

http://www.x3world.com/articles/x3/general-information/9590-listing-dealer-programmable-features-bmw-x3.html
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 07-14-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Sans Nil
Ditto with the other comments about not messing...

Ditto with the other comments about not messing with the tire, I would definitely get it replaced. If you don't like the price I'm sure you can find a better one by shopping around a bit but there's...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 07-02-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 17,464
Posted By Sans Nil
That stinks! I had a similar experience at a...

That stinks!

I had a similar experience at a local BMW dealer here in Los Angeles.

After spending an hour of back and forth we came to a very specific price.
When it came time to sign the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
That sounds pretty similar to my experience with...

That sounds pretty similar to my experience with the update I had performed on my X3. I noticed a dramatic improvement, although it did seem to backslide a bit after I'd driven it for a week. I'd say...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sans Nil
When I went shopping for my X3 I was all set on...

When I went shopping for my X3 I was all set on the TS but it was funny when I got to the dealership they had literally side by side identically equipped TS and SG X3's with what I wanted, and to my...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
Oh my god, I can't believe the technician was...

Oh my god, I can't believe the technician was able to say that with a straight face.

:(

That reminds me so much of the software world: "It's not a bug, it's an 'undocumented feature'."

Yeah....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,414
Posted By Sans Nil
Does the X3's bluetooth officially support the...

Does the X3's bluetooth officially support the iPhone?
I know for my 2007 X3 BMW doesn't list my Treo as a supported phone, and while it worked fine for a long time it recently started having issues...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Sans Nil
Hey a contract is a contract, especially if...

Hey a contract is a contract, especially if written.
I'd hold 'em to it and let them know they'll be in breach if they won't honor it.
It may well not be worth your time to pursue but see what they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-02-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
Sorry but that's just silly. When I drive my...

Sorry but that's just silly.

When I drive my wife's 2006 AT X3 there is no hesitation when accelerating from reverse or a dead stop. It's just quick and fluid power like you'd think of a BMW. You...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 05-02-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Sans Nil
I have to ditto this, Mark Rubin at South Bay BMW...

I have to ditto this, Mark Rubin at South Bay BMW was my sales guy too and I also highly recommend.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
If we're trading in opinions then mine is that...

If we're trading in opinions then mine is that the decline in X3 sales is being doubly driven down by the fact that it does not drive and perform to people's of expectations of a BMW. Consumers'...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
Look at the numbers. The X3 sales are down almost...

Look at the numbers. The X3 sales are down almost twice as much as the X5.
Presumably it would be more of a uniform decline if the high cost of fuel or macro economic trend. I'm not saying the the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
Thanks, TexRob, appreciate you passing that along...

Thanks, TexRob, appreciate you passing that along for sure.
I hope this fix is the real unlike the partials in the past.
It still blows my mind how much better my wife's 2006 X3 shifts.
I would be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-24-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
Hopefully this is true...so who did tell this to...

Hopefully this is true...so who did tell this to you?
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 04-15-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Sans Nil
I found that if you don't ask your service...

I found that if you don't ask your service manager to wash it, it's usually about a 50-50 shot on if they will or not. Everytime I've asked they've been happy to do it, but I don't think they...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,239
Posted By Sans Nil
I like the X3 for the added height it gives me. I...

I like the X3 for the added height it gives me. I still can't see around every vehicle on the freeway, but compared to a sedan I feel a lot better when doing 80-90 if I can see brake lights going red...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-07-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,734
Views: 339,447
Posted By Sans Nil
Red face Sorry, Bob, but you couldn't possibly be more...

Sorry, Bob, but you couldn't possibly be more wrong.
These forums are to share all information, good and bad, not just what you want to hear.

The X3 transmission issues are real and are 100%...
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