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Old 09-28-2010, 12:07 PM
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90, 000 and counting. Runs just like I got it 6 years ago. Just oil changes and tires. Still waiting to for my first brake change.

Looking for another 100K miles
90,000 with no brake job? That's amazing!! How often did you change the oil, and does it use any?

I got new tires at tire rack as well. Town Fair Tire says they will match, but they don't any more.
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Hit and easily passed 100k yesterday on my way to Winchester VA yesterday in Clarke Co. Right after a punishing mountain grade, with stiff winds and -3,5C outside

Took the interstate home, enjoying the 70mph limit by cruising 120-130km/h, and still got 8,5 l/100km (27,5 US mpg).

I'm still on my second set of brakes/pads. They were changed out at around 43 or 46k miles; I do mostly highway driving so that may be why.

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Just had the Inspection II 65400. New Belts and that was it. Brakes still good for another ~5000 according to the Tech.

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Old 01-10-2011, 10:44 AM
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Hit 82k miles. Just put on new set of Michelins. Got 60k out of last set.

Still no major work. Brakes going strong (were replaced under original warranty), AT fine.

Great vehicle! I have a new job with fewer miles now too! 20k per year versus old job 30k per year, plus working days again! Yeah!
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:22 PM
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:51 AM
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Ive got an 06 6 speed manual with just over 75k on it.. runs great, still rips and tears like a 6 speed manual should too!

I'll probably add on another 20-25k easiliy each year for the next 3 as I just started a project in ohio and my weekly commute is around 800 round trip from pennsylvania (I know the math doesn't add up (it's actually more) but I'm not there every week of the month).
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Just turned 114,000 miles in my Wife's 2004 X3 3.0i automatic tranny.
No problems at all except for the sunroof and a broken rear spring at 90,000.

I change all the fluids regularly, including Mobil 1 0W-40 every 7,500 miles.
Auto tranny and tranfer case are still great feeling.

I have a set of new Eibach Pro Kit springs that are ready to get installed when I do the suspension overhaul. Just waiting for Bilstein HD's to go on sale sometime...
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:10 AM
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Just turned 114,000 miles in my Wife's 2004 X3 3.0i automatic tranny.
No problems at all except for the sunroof and a broken rear spring at 90,000.

I change all the fluids regularly, including Mobil 1 0W-40 every 7,500 miles.
Auto tranny and tranfer case are still great feeling.

I have a set of new Eibach Pro Kit springs that are ready to get installed when I do the suspension overhaul. Just waiting for Bilstein HD's to go on sale sometime...
I will probably replace my suspension after 100k miles too. Now that the commute is shorter, probably this fall.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:32 AM
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quick update ..

just passed 172K miles
-- had a radiator leak (replaced expansion tank, and upper radiator hose)
-- Replaced rear brake pads -- will be doing the front brakes soon
-- handled well in the snow .. Thinking about going for the new model
X3 runs like NEW..
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:39 AM
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quick update ..

just passed 172K miles
-- had a radiator leak (replaced expansion tank, and upper radiator hose)
-- Replaced rear brake pads -- will be doing the front brakes soon
-- handled well in the snow .. Thinking about going for the new model
X3 runs like NEW..
Wow! What year X3? Also MT or AT?


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Old 02-07-2011, 10:27 AM
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its 2005 3.0 AT
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:25 PM
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its 2005 3.0 AT
Great! There's hope for my AT yet!

Curious - any special care on AT? Fluid changed at what mileage?
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did that around 100k .. SA advised to do that again on every 100k along with Spark Plug replace..
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:52 PM
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did that around 100k .. SA advised to do that again on every 100k along with Spark Plug replace..
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:41 PM
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Has anyone done the 100k O sensor replacement?

Zoomed past 101.500mi today. I'm a bit surprised at how everything still works. The kerb monitor (mirror tilt-down in R) still works all the time after countless movements; I always leave it on by default/mirror switch left. The CD player still works after countless hours of CD (one in my prior Lexus died around this time). Adaptive headlights still work. Still on my second set of pads/rotors, thanks to highway driving. The original battery is still running fine but I know I'm pushing my luck so I'll replace it in the spring.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:24 AM
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Has anyone done the 100k O sensor replacement?

Zoomed past 101.500mi today. I'm a bit surprised at how everything still works. The kerb monitor (mirror tilt-down in R) still works all the time after countless movements; I always leave it on by default/mirror switch left. The CD player still works after countless hours of CD (one in my prior Lexus died around this time). Adaptive headlights still work. Still on my second set of pads/rotors, thanks to highway driving. The original battery is still running fine but I know I'm pushing my luck so I'll replace it in the spring.
My battery on my 2007 struggled with below zero temps this winter (X3 is parked outside). I might replace mine in the fall in prep for next winter.

How is everyone's suspension holding up at 100k +? I am not sure when I need to replace. I figure between 100 and 120k miles.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:58 AM
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My battery on my 2007 struggled with below zero temps this winter (X3 is parked outside). I might replace mine in the fall in prep for next winter.

How is everyone's suspension holding up at 100k +? I am not sure when I need to replace. I figure between 100 and 120k miles.
No idea how to really determine suspension life aside from ride quality and/or excessive body roll or poor motion control. My X3 still seems to have plenty of life in the suspension, since I drive a lot on rural smooth roads. When I hit the curves fast, it still firms up and inspires confidence.

However, the interstates in VA are starting to fall apart in places (I-95 and I-85), so I'm starting to have to deal with cracks and potholes. I-95 is being repaved in sections over the next couple years but I-85 is only going to be patched, and patching concrete with asphalt makes things worse. I think our all the state's money is just being funneled to the DC area.

The jolt and noise associated with running over holes and large cracks at speed is quite......unpleasant.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:50 PM
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Holly Crap! You are the first that i have heard such a high mileage report and i just bought a 2006 X3 M Sport 3.0 AT with 63,744 miles. I really take care of my cars and am very anal when it comes to maintenance, so i am hoping the owner before took good care of it. Hope it lasts me at least 130 K (miles).

Thanks for the post and updates!
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:52 PM
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quick update ..

just passed 172K miles
-- had a radiator leak (replaced expansion tank, and upper radiator hose)
-- Replaced rear brake pads -- will be doing the front brakes soon
-- handled well in the snow .. Thinking about going for the new model
X3 runs like NEW..

Holly Crap! You are the first that i have heard such a high mileage report and i just bought a 2006 X3 M Sport 3.0 AT with 63,744 miles. I really take care of my cars and am very anal when it comes to maintenance, so i am hoping the owner before took good care of it. Hope it lasts me at least 130 K (miles).

Thanks for the post and updates!
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:43 PM
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Looking foward to 6K miles except for the hard kathunking from the back - probably the lovely transmission.

Still waiting for something interesting to come on the market for the replacement not too far down the road...NOT the new X3 which seems to have a 6 month waiting list.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:12 PM
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Looking foward to 6K miles except for the hard kathunking from the back - probably the lovely transmission.

Still waiting for something interesting to come on the market for the replacement not too far down the road...NOT the new X3 which seems to have a 6 month waiting list.
I think you should be thinking car, not SUV!

If you need some utility, why not consider a T version of the 5 series with AWD? You can still haul things if needed and carry 5 in premium comfort!


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Old 02-10-2011, 05:34 AM
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Mines done 114,887 miles, with me averaging 32 mpg, and 47 on a motorway run!
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:47 AM
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Mines done 114,887 miles, with me averaging 32 mpg, and 47 on a motorway run!
Is that for a diesel version? Very high numbers!
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:19 AM
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:49 AM
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My new (for me) 2007 has 33K now. Got it in December with 30. I'm sure I'll quickly add them up going up and down the west coast.
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