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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By 235301
Honda/Acura will overall be more reliable than...

Honda/Acura will overall be more reliable than BMW and will cost you less over the long haul for maintenance. I have owned both BMWs and Hondas/Acuras. On the reliability front where you will see...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By 235301
The valve cover gasket is a typical source of oil...

The valve cover gasket is a typical source of oil leakage. It's essentially a maint item on this model. For me I had the smell of oil coming through the heater vents when the car first fired up. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-09-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By 235301
The XC60 is a new model for Volvo hence it is...

The XC60 is a new model for Volvo hence it is more jacked up in the electronics department compared to other Volvo models. Go look at a current XC70 and compare the dash and most else to a 2004...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By 235301
I know this is a subjective opinion but here's...

I know this is a subjective opinion but here's how I see the differences between the two makes(noting that I've owned two of each).

1) Both are built like tanks. Both makes have had accidents in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-09-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By 235301
Agree with comments from the other posters. AWD...

Agree with comments from the other posters. AWD helps you get going and turn better in snow but it does not help you stop at all. In my mind one of the downsides of AWD is it gives people over...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-20-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By 235301
I am glad you have your X3 back. For me the...

I am glad you have your X3 back. For me the disconcerting issue here is the shipment times. We have these new fangled things with wings and jets on them that can get parts anywhere in the world...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-06-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By 235301
Blanket on top of car and then twine through the...

Blanket on top of car and then twine through the doors, making sure you also use the blanket to keep the twine from rubbing on the body.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-05-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By 235301
Similar deal for me except we bought ours(x28i...

Similar deal for me except we bought ours(x28i X3). $39k, 11K miles on it and had just about every option imaginable on it except the collision avoidance.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By 235301
Given your pay level and that you are not capable...

Given your pay level and that you are not capable of performing any of the maintenance yourself this car is likely to be a financial sinkhole for you. Search this forum on the maintenance problems...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By 235301
I have had the same issue off and on for the last...

I have had the same issue off and on for the last year. I can get the heat to be better by messing around with the iDrive controls. However, it is never consistent as far as getting it to push out...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-14-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By 235301
I had my CCC unit replaced awhile back by my...

I had my CCC unit replaced awhile back by my independent. Installation and programming I believe was ~$300. Installation is a total PITA. It sounds as if he's finished that step. But in any case...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-12-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By 235301
Radio/iDrive

On my 5 series I can simply rotate the knob on the iDrive and it automatically jumps to the next radio station. With the X3 it does not jump to the next station until you push down on the knob. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-27-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By 235301
Need new tires

2006 525xi. Note I am in snow country. Currently has Conti Eco Plus 255/50 R17s on it. Got 45k mi of them but the front passenger side is down to nothing now. Not looking for anything high...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-28-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,862
Posted By 235301
Leasing, financially, is almost always a suckers...

Leasing, financially, is almost always a suckers deal unless as indicated above you can deduct your lease. You cannot justify it financially w/o that deduction. Obviously there are other reasons to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-19-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By 235301
If it's all highway driving and you use the...

If it's all highway driving and you use the cruise(and don't set it too high) I have seen as high as +10 mi on a tank. Now given that a tank goes 400+ mi one has to wonder where that 20% number...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By 235301
Seems to be a common problem. Google search...

Seems to be a common problem. Google search shows tons of threads on other forums about exact same issue. Odd thing is many happened within hrs or days of driving it off the lot. Just like...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By 235301
We ended up purchasing a '13 X3 28i fully loaded....

We ended up purchasing a '13 X3 28i fully loaded. Unfortunately within hrs of driving it off the lot we got a message on the rear camera malfuntioning but we still had a good image on the display. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-31-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By 235301
Thanks for all the feedback. As good form I am...

Thanks for all the feedback. As good form I am just going to get a cargo liner to be safe.

OH, and I assume your wife doesn't read the forums otherwise your sig would be significantly different. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-31-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By 235301
Electronics under the rear cargo area?

I just purchased a 2013 X3 and was pondering an issue that plagues my 5 series: namely that there are a lot of high value electronics in the trunk area. The problem with this presents itself when...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-30-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By 235301
Backup Camera Malfunction

Just took delivery this evening of an 013 28i. Everything was fine until we got near home and attempted to use the backup camera. Camera was functioning fine(good video on the display) but the dash...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By 235301
Looking to buy used X3

Starting to look at MY 11, 12 and 13. Any input on what to look out for with each MY? Are there any common reliability issues with these units? Is 11 more prone to issues due to the first year of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By 235301
You have to remember the European mentality: ...

You have to remember the European mentality: they don't f'ing care if the part doesn't last long as long as it feels f'ing green(and I mean feel, it doesn't have to be based on real science). ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-20-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,430
Posted By 235301
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If you think an actual human is reviewing your road violations prior to determining your insurance rates you are sadly mistaken. That is all automated and performed through software. And it is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By 235301
On the Volvo XC70, had a couple of them and my...

On the Volvo XC70, had a couple of them and my two cents:

1) Coming off lease nothing beats a Volvo for value. For whatever reason they drop like a stone once they roll of the lot. It's easy...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By 235301
Strange Brake Issue

I had my front brakes redone about 4 months ago. After it was done I noticed an odor through the that came through the vents after heaving braking. At first I was willing to allow it for awhile...
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