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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:38 AM
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What are the best accessories you bought?

Taking delivery of my X3 today and was wondering what accessories you added to your new ride and whether or not you'd buy them again in hindsight or not and why?

I'll report on my first impressions of my X3 35i Msport later in the week. I will confirm officially if BMW has rectified their single biggest issue...the infamous engine hesitation issue when coming off an engine off. It'll either be there or it won't be.

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:57 AM
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Good luck with the delivery Jen4BMW.

If you've driven an 2011 or 2012 with the old software you will immediately notice the improvements in the 2013 throttle response.

Be sure to share pics of the new wheels!
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:31 AM
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Haven't bought any accessories since I don't have my car yet, but I am considering one of the BMW rooftop carriers. I also will be buying some seat protectors for the rear seats.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:01 AM
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The cargo mat for the rear area was the best buy for me. It's easy to wipe down, hose off and keeps the cargo area free of sand and debris. Love it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:25 AM
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I got the cargo mat also, as I have a dog crate back there and wouldn't have it any other way. I also got the mud and snow floor front mats which are very lightweight compared to the ones on my original 335i sedan. When/if I find a new home for my dog (I've been looking for months) I will go for the ski bag that fits between the back seats.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:25 AM
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Oh, and congrats and good luck!
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:03 AM
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I bought the roof rack(on Amazon- great deal from a dealer in your neck of the woods), mats and cargo liner as well. Just FYI, rackattack.com has plenty of different attachments for the BMW base rack. Don't work for them, just find them pleasant to deal with.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:40 AM
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Also, if you aren't already a member of the BMW Car Club of America, consider joining. You usually get a nice 10% discount on accessories from the dealer, and after being a member for at least a year, you get a really nice rebate on new and CPO BMW's.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:53 PM
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Taking delivery of my X3 today and was wondering what accessories you added to your new ride and whether or not you'd buy them again in hindsight or not and why?

I'll report on my first impressions of my X3 35i Msport later in the week. I will confirm officially if BMW has rectified their single biggest issue...the infamous engine hesitation issue when coming off an engine off. It'll either be there or it won't be.

Thanks!
Splash guards, rear cargo liner, and rubber floor mats. All were genuine BMW, were must haves, and well worth the cost.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:33 PM
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Ditto minus the splash guards which don't fit the m-sport models.
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Splash guards, rear cargo liner, and rubber floor mats. All were genuine BMW, were must haves, and well worth the cost.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:41 PM
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Roof Racks are always a great accessory. Even though the X3 does have tons of room on the inside every now and then it's handy to be able to just strap things on the roof and go.

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Old 06-27-2012, 02:41 PM
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Does one need the base support system specific to the X3? Or would the base support system for another BMW model work as well (specifically an E60)?
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:57 AM
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Does one need the base support system specific to the X3? Or would the base support system for another BMW model work as well (specifically an E60)?
The bars are F25 specific.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:54 AM
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Congrats, Jen!

This morning on my way to the hiking trail there was a putz on the road for the first time driving about 10 mph. So I did what I would do in my 335i and at the first opportunity to pass, I slammed the gear shift into sport mode and stepped on it (curvy mountain road without much room to pass), and the f&*%$in thing took several seconds to downshift and accelerate.

NOT what it should be doing. I'm really pissed now.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:16 PM
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Congrats, Jen!

This morning on my way to the hiking trail there was a putz on the road for the first time driving about 10 mph. So I did what I would do in my 335i and at the first opportunity to pass, I slammed the gear shift into sport mode and stepped on it (curvy mountain road without much room to pass), and the f&*%$in thing took several seconds to downshift and accelerate.

NOT what it should be doing. I'm really pissed now.
Do you have the Sport Automatic Transmission?
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:18 PM
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Everything. DHP, M sport, Tech, Premium

In my 335's (2007 & 2011) I had SAP which was Sport transmission and suspension on those.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:24 AM
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Rubber floor mats, I whent with Weatherteck floor liners. Fit like a glove, very satisfied! and cargo liner.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:36 AM
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Me530 awesome tip! Also thanks everyone else for chiming in on my boring thread. So on a more exciting note I drove me new X3 35i home last night but was stuck in rush hour traffic the whole way. When I get a few hundred miles on her I will report out on a plethora of hot topics. My initial take though is the throttle hesitation still exists in comfort mode with real low revs but to soon to call it either way with only 20 miles on the odometer.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:58 AM
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Single piece rear seat floor mat. This covers the floor hump and fits so nicely without sliding, since this is one long piece. Trunk liner is good too with the small box and bumper cover. Would be better if the fit didn't cover the trunk pocket storage.

Not too happy with the front floor mats as the driver installed gas pedal prevents purchasing aftermarket brands.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:11 AM
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...Not too happy with the front floor mats as the driver installed gas pedal prevents purchasing aftermarket brands.
Not true. bavauto.com sells custom floor mats that fit the F25 front drivers side perfectly. I purchased a nice berber set from them. They have the velcro pads on the back just like OEM mats.

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Old 06-28-2012, 01:48 PM
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I'm in Canada and the All Weather Floor mats and the cargo liner were musts for me.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:43 PM
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Lukeesteve watcha got lurking in that there photo of yours?
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:28 PM
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Lukeesteve watcha got lurking in that there photo of yours?
Oops....sorry, muffler blackout. I have never liked seeing the muffler under the car unless it's polished stainless steel.
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