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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By iamthewalrus
X3 as trail car

My 2006 X3 3.0i (M-sport, Manual, Premium Pkg, Xenons, PDC) continues to be a great trail car here in the Pacific Northwest. The road to Trinity Camp was about 20 miles of pot-holed dirt and gravel....
Forum: Pacific Northwest Region - AK, HI, ID, OR, and WA 06-28-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By iamthewalrus
Seattle area after-market stereo install, 2006 X3

I've had my 2006 BMW X3 3.0i manual/m-sport for ten years now, and I realized I'm going to keep it for at least another ten years. There just aren't any manual-transmission SUVs on the market in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1. I removed the CDV on my 2006 M-sport manual,...

+1. I removed the CDV on my 2006 M-sport manual, and it makes shifts more predictable. I bought my '06 in '07 as a CPO, and I'm going to drive it for another 10 or 20 years. I only have 55,600...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 81,634
Posted By iamthewalrus
My X3 is ten years old this month with only...

My X3 is ten years old this month with only 55,600 miles on it! I plan to keep it until ~150,000 miles which, at this rate, is around 2036. It's a manual-transmission, 3.0i, with xenons, cold...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-09-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,120
Posted By iamthewalrus
My experience...

I have a 2006 X3 3.0i manual, m-sport with 55,500 miles on it. It's officially ten years old next month. I keep it garaged and serviced regularly. So far, it's been trouble free other than needing...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 02-29-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,869
Posted By iamthewalrus
Mercedes GLA or VW GTI? Those are the two I have...

Mercedes GLA or VW GTI? Those are the two I have my eyes on.
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 02-02-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,196
Posted By iamthewalrus
What did you hate about the GLA? Steering feel? ...

What did you hate about the GLA? Steering feel? Acceleration? Handling? Visibility? Anything more specific you can share? Thanks!
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-12-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,984
Posted By iamthewalrus
VW GTI or Golf-R. Comparable in size, but much...

VW GTI or Golf-R. Comparable in size, but much more usable interior room. Decidedly cheaper (comparably equipped) and still really fun to drive.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-16-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,432
Posted By iamthewalrus
The dealership has a conflict of interest. ...

The dealership has a conflict of interest. Indeed, they're trying to get you to trade it in for a new one. Take it to an independent shop. You're much more likely to get an honest read. Even...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By iamthewalrus
528695. Mine is a 2006 M-Sport, stock, except for...

528695. Mine is a 2006 M-Sport, stock, except for removing the CDV on the six-speed manual.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-07-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By iamthewalrus
Love the wheels! What are the details?

Love the wheels! What are the details?
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 09-02-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,316
Posted By iamthewalrus
I drive a lot of Forest Service roads here in the...

I drive a lot of Forest Service roads here in the Pacific NW to get to my favorite trailheads. A spare tire is essential. Yes, BMW, I'm one of those SUV drivers that actually uses their SUV as an...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 09-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,316
Posted By iamthewalrus
The lack of a manual was a deal breaker for me. ...

The lack of a manual was a deal breaker for me. I've got a 9-year-old BMW X3 3.0i manual (m-sport, loaded) and I'm holding onto it forever. If I had to get a new car, it would be a VW GTI manual. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By iamthewalrus
In the first photo, I got it up to ~125 mph...

In the first photo, I got it up to ~125 mph driving across the Alvord Desert in southeastern Oregon. It's a prehistoric lakebed about 12 miles x 8 miles and it was amazingly fun! It's the first...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By iamthewalrus
That's from a National Forest Service road in the...

That's from a National Forest Service road in the Cascades mountains outside of Seattle. I do a lot of backpacking, and the X3 is great for these types of roads.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By iamthewalrus
I had the rear bumper repainted because of an...

I had the rear bumper repainted because of an "aggressive parker" in San Francisco. And the weather stripping in the sunroof came off. Other than that, it's been flawless with regular maintenance. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By iamthewalrus
Still loving it!

Just wanted to share that after 9.5 years and 54K miles, I still absolutely love my X3. There is nothing on the market today I'd trade this thing for.
It's a 2006 BMW X3 3.0i M-sport, 6-speed...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,519
Posted By iamthewalrus
So do the guys! Would I date someone who...

So do the guys! Would I date someone who couldn't drive my manual X3? If the last ten years are any indication, the answer is no.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010) 07-08-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,727
Posted By iamthewalrus
Torn about selling the 650...

Sounds like a special car, and I'm glad you're holding onto it. I have a 2006 BMW X3, 3.0i manual M-sport, and I'm holding onto it indefinitely. It's nine years old, but there's nothing like it. I...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-08-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,864
Posted By iamthewalrus
So five inches shorter than my 2006 X3. Great,...

So five inches shorter than my 2006 X3. Great, why does everything have to get so BIG? The point of the X1 was to be compact, you know, for city dwellers like me who hike and ski on weekends? ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-08-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By iamthewalrus
I'd take the 328. It's more than enough power to...

I'd take the 328. It's more than enough power to be fun! Seriously, I've d one European Delivery of a friend's 335xi and driven for two weeks on the autobahn network. The power is amazing, but...
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 07-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 24,003
Posted By iamthewalrus
X1 F48 Pricing Guide for NA

Lots of bells and whistles like HUD, rear-view cameras, and Navigation. What I'd give for a manual transmission! Feels like more and more tech, but less and less for the driving enthusiast... ...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-10-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,302
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 I won't settle for an automatic, no matter...

+1
I won't settle for an automatic, no matter how great the new X1 is. I'd buy a VW GTI instead.
Forum: X1 F48 (2016 - current) 06-10-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,791
Posted By iamthewalrus
+1 I won't settle for an automatic, no matter...

+1
I won't settle for an automatic, no matter how great the new X1 is. I'd buy a VW GTI instead.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 06-07-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,567
Posted By iamthewalrus
I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3...

I don't drive automatics. I'll keep my 2006 X3 3.0i manual/m-sport a few years longer. When it finally goes, I'll get a manual VW GTI.
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