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Old 01-19-2010, 06:48 PM
Mtnbiker Mtnbiker is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2004
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Mein Auto: 2005 x3 3.0 Highland Grn
Sit in the driver seat with the heater on high for 10 minutes and then check for hot spots in the seat. Signs of future failure in the heating pad. Very expensive to fix - unless you can live without heated seats. I have heater steering, and will always have it.
Have the suspension springs checked for broken ends. Frequent problem. It cost me $360 to have a rear spring replaced. It had a 2" piece broken off from one end, and I didn't have any indication that it had occurred. Dealer said it was a stablity issue if not fixed.
When were the brakes done? It's about $500 an axle to have it done. Consider this in your potential future cost expectations. Also, at 60K mileage, it's time for the super duper service requirement. I hear its close to $750.
I have an 05 X3, with 44K on it. Fun to drive. Stiffness in suspension could be tires. My replacement tires were Bridgestone Turenza Serenity and I like the ride better then the OEM tires.
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