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Old 09-21-2009, 10:01 AM
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PPX, what area are you in in CA? KJ and b-y have raised an interesting point about taking it to another dealer. We are blessed with a surfeit of BMW stores in virtually all parts of the state, except perhaps in the far north (although there is one near Eureka I was surprised to learn). In my area alone there are 5 dealerships within a few minutes of each other, all owned by different automotive conglomerates. I didn't check other dealers with my hard riding problem because after driving several other X3's it was obvious to me that they all were the same. In your case, with the transmission issue added to the awful ride, you might benefit from a second or third opinion IMHO.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:14 AM
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Or get someone who (a) doesn't work for the dealer and (b) has some experience with X3s.

I just don't understand this thread. I know about the AT problem from '07, etc. But this is all about one X3. There must be someone nearby who can give an additional opinion.
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And why you haven't tried another dealer?
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:16 AM
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And why you haven't tried another dealer?
Why is this thread so long? WGAS.

Its not a particularly interesting issue, and ride comfort is not something that can ever be properly analyzed over an internet forum. There either is or is not something wrong with the OP's car, the dealer says everything is operating within spec.

Who knows, but at this point, who really cares if one guy thinks the ride is too harsh...

It doesn't sound like he's interested in more advice, he has his mind made up.

He can move on and try something else....
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:21 AM
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Latest s/w for the transmission. I asked and that was checked.
From what I understand it's the engine control module that has to be programmed correctly to fix the gas mileage issue.

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Mine seems to want to spend all day in the lower gears. When going up a steep hill, I have had to back off the accelerator because it was revving higher than I wanted to since it is so new.
Everyone X3 I've owned or driven does this. It seems to be a combination of its sporting nature, 4000lbs, and a low torque motor. The quickest way out of it is to pull the shift lever to the left and then back for a higher gear. Anything over 2700rpm should give you enough torque to keep from bogging it.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:37 PM
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why is this thread so long? Wgas.

Its not a particularly interesting issue, and ride comfort is not something that can ever be properly analyzed over an internet forum. There either is or is not something wrong with the op's car, the dealer says everything is operating within spec.

Who knows, but at this point, who really cares if one guy thinks the ride is too harsh...

It doesn't sound like he's interested in more advice, he has his mind made up.

He can move on and try something else....
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:34 PM
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why are you taking their word for it? why aren't YOU driving it to see if it's the same or not. that's what we don't understand.
Exactly!!!!

I think this has become a useless thread! SO many complaints but no action!
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