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Old 09-04-2016, 12:07 PM
rooflessvw rooflessvw is offline
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Mein Auto: '04 Phaeton,' 06 X3
Said goodbye to the X3...

It has been fun, you guys.

First time in YEARS that I haven't had a BMW at my house.





Loving the XC60 so far. Way better than the F25 and we got an awesome deal on it. It's in the garage now after the rain these past couple days; I'm working on removing the dealer-installed scratches and getting the paint all sealed up.

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Old 09-04-2016, 11:50 PM
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Mein Auto: 08 e83 LCI
I'm interested in this as a replacement for our E83. How's the autotbox? Dozy and easy to outsmart or snappy enough to get you out of trouble when you floor it?
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:21 AM
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Mein Auto: '04 Phaeton,' 06 X3
It's an Aisin 8 speed, and as good as it gets in a FWD auto. No complaints so far, it's always in the gear I need.

I prefer it to the 5 speed GM box in the X3... Especially since it was starting to show its age. I always kept up with servicing but it always seemed to hold a low gear too long and rev high or hold a high gear and lug the engine.

So far I'm loving it. The only thing we didn't drive before this one was the new Mercedes GLC. I don't think we missed much there.

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Old 09-15-2016, 07:04 PM
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Mein Auto: 2006 BMW X3... VOLVO... V
Thats a nice ride and the tourist import plan for Volvo is really great. When the last of 26 tuition payments are made in two years, I think Sweden might be in plans..
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Old 09-15-2016, 11:13 PM
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Mein Auto: '04 Phaeton,' 06 X3
We almost ordered an XC90 with Gothenburg delivery...

But we still have sod to lay and I may replace my Phaeton next year. Figured we'd keep the money in the bank for now.

I've got some more photos after I removed the dealer-installed scratches.





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Old 09-18-2016, 06:15 PM
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I'm also loving the just-announced V90 XC.
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