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Old 08-17-2012, 01:15 AM
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Mein Auto: X1 sdrive 18d
Originally Posted by ubermax View Post
we have an '08 X3 & it had a trucky ride from the start, especially noticeable for rear seat passengers - we had a used Audi A6 for awhile and the ride was very cushy in comparison - but most of the roads that we travel are fairly smooth and the relatively stiffer ride is a small con compared to the many pluses of the X3 - I realize we're talking X1 but I'm assuming the suspensions of all X models are of similar design & components.

sounds to me like (1) the suspension of the X1 is a dramatic change from what you were driving before (2) you were essentially "off road" driving or (3) the shocks & struts need replacing .

good luck !!!!
The car is 5 weeks old, so the suspension should be OK but this is BMW...

The suspension (and wheels) are very different from our old VW Golf, indeed from any rental I have driven over the past 10 year. I have never been in a car that jolts, jumps and vibrates so much.

At least with the X1 you can put Electronic Damper Control (EDC) but the X1 does not have this option (even though they now put it on Series 1, 3, 5 and 7 cars)
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