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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 12-03-2010, 12:17 PM
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Why such a basic combo? I guess because I'm not a feeble little girl.

But seriously, I have no need for all that other stuff. None of those convenience features tempt me in the slightest. Power tailgate seems like one of the laziest options you could possibly get. I'm 32 and not so helpless that I can't close my own doors. Comfort Access, for me at least, is a solution to a problem that I've never experienced.

My car should be two things; fast and safe. Everything thing else is just frivolous noise. If I'm not going to enjoy it, or even take advantage of it, why should I pay for it?

I am debating the Dynamic Handling package though. My SA hasn't been able to explain much about it though. Still have to do some research on that.

Marc with the exception of sound system +1. After three broken backs I still think a power tailgate is lazy and frivolous as well. C'mon people tailgates, cup holders, what next?

I just had surgery on my foot and still drive a stick.

Sheesh BMW 's are for driving. If you want to kick back,,,,,buy a lazy boy.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:00 PM
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It's not. I was talking about Audi which only offers leather on this side of pond.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:36 PM
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I just had surgery on my foot and still drive a stick.

Sheesh BMW 's are for driving. If you want to kick back,,,,,buy a lazy boy.
Or an X3 (which is no longer available with a stick).
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:46 PM
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BMW 's are for driving.
Riiight... That's why each new generation of particular series keeps growing in size (and weight) and BMW keeps adding in such non-optional and clearly "driver-oriented" features as Electric Power Steering or an iDrive (non-optional in new 5-series and X3, though with a slightly smaller screen and without navigation function)...

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:21 PM
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Riiight... That's why each new generation of particular series keeps growing in size (and weight) and BMW keeps adding in such non-optional and clearly "driver-oriented" features as Electric Power Steering or an iDrive (non-optional in new 5-series and X3, though with a slightly smaller screen and without navigation function)...
Yeah, but there's nothing we can do about that. If I could get more standard features dropped, I would do it in a heartbeat. I'd love to dump iDrive and the auto-box. But this is the closest thing I can get to a "driver's car" in this segment, so I'll take it.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:40 PM
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Try "upping the size" slightly (if you're financially able to do that), you'll find much better offerings from BMW in terms of "driver's car" You know, stuff that still has high sitting position, high ground clearance, 5th door, but with a letter "M" on the rear door's badge and a real spare tire

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Old 12-03-2010, 04:43 PM
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The iDrive is a function of the standard Professional Radio headunit for all markets outside Europe. X3s with Business Radio in Europe do not have iDrive.

Ditto for the manual transmission; the xDrive20d comes standard with the 6MT which would not sell in sufficient numbers in North America.
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X3s in Europe ...
I am perfectly aware that Euro-specced cars have different base & optional features. However, I don't live in Europe, neither does the OP (or majority of posters here), it's not even a primary market for X3, so why bother mentioning it?

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Old 12-03-2010, 06:33 PM
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Or an X3 (which is no longer available with a stick).
Hence the reason I am also looking at an Audi S4.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:50 PM
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The iDrive is a function of the standard Professional Radio headunit for all markets outside Europe. X3s with Business Radio in Europe do not have iDrive.

Ditto for the manual transmission; the xDrive20d comes standard with the 6MT which would not sell in sufficient numbers in North America.
I'd love that setup. But I'm not going to complain about having iDrive and an auto. It's still a heckuva lot better than everything else in this segment.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:13 AM
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Leatherette - owned a 93, 318 with leatherette for 14 yrs - the seats looked great after 14 yrs.

Have a 2006 325 with leatherette and comfort access - love both options - yr round.

Living in MN, in the winter, we wear bigger gloves, I keep the keys zipped in my coat pocket - get into the car without hassles.

Also have cold weather package - wife likes it more than I do.

Planning on replacing my 2002 Jeep with either a 2011 Jeep or new X3.
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:47 PM
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My car should be two things; fast and safe.
With those criteria, my first thought was add xenons, but I see they're now standard on the x Drive 35i. Still an option on the 28i.

As far as leatherette, I've been perfectly fine with mine. Actually, I wish BMW offered cloth in USA, I'd prefer that to leather or leatherette.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:41 AM
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With those criteria, my first thought was add xenons, but I see they're now standard on the x Drive 35i. Still an option on the 28i.

As far as leatherette, I've been perfectly fine with mine. Actually, I wish BMW offered cloth in USA, I'd prefer that to leather or leatherette.
Yeah, I would have added Xenons if they had not been standard. I was blown away by how BAD the regular headlights were on my 328.
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I am perfectly aware that Euro-specced cars have different base & optional features. However, I don't live in Europe, neither does the OP (or majority of posters here), it's not even a primary market for X3, so why bother mentioning it?
Perhaps because the euro spec cars are the only ones most people have seen so far.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:36 AM
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Marc - who was your SA?

Did you have the 328i that was wrecked in California; I think we talked a few weeks ago.
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Marc - who was your SA?

Did you have the 328i that was wrecked in California; I think we talked a few weeks ago.
I don't have an SA yet. I'm dealing with a few different people at a couple different dealerships. My car wasn't wrecked in CA though. It was wrecked in Beaverton.
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Marc,

I am in market for 2011 X3 also. Do you mind to share how much you are paying? Thanks!

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:48 AM
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I am in market for 2011 X3 also. Do you mind to share how much you are paying? Thanks!

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Marc,

I am in market for 2011 X3 also. Do you mind to share how much you are paying? Thanks!

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My dealer quoted me $2K under MSRP. But then, this would be the 3rd BMW I'd be getting from them. I think there still might even be a bit more room, but not much.

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Did they fix the herky jerky transmission problems?

Did they fix the bumpity bump bump suspension?
Yes and yes
Suspension is remarkable. Much less harsh, but still provides a very impressive amount of solid control and very firm cornering.

8-speed transmission is a joy to use - and with the manual shift points and paddle shifters, it's the most fun "cute ute" I've ever driven.

Drive one yourself and find out!

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Try "upping the size" slightly (if you're financially able to do that), you'll find much better offerings from BMW in terms of "driver's car" You know, stuff that still has high sitting position, high ground clearance, 5th door, but with a letter "M" on the rear door's badge and a real spare tire
I assume you're talking about the X5 M? Not a fan. It's too garish for my tastes. Plus, the only people who drive the X5 in my area are housewives and swarthy realtors.
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Neewbie to the forum ! Just in the process if ordering the "basic" Canadian X3 package. It comes with lots of features features that are optional on US and German models. Only three packages available. I don't want the sunroof which is part of the premium package . I son't really want the sunroof, ( bad experience on my Benz and Saab) , but I have to oerder this package to get the other features that are included. Any feedback on the sunroof would be appreciated. Tks.
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Neewbie to the forum ! Just in the process if ordering the "basic" Canadian X3 package. It comes with lots of features features that are optional on US and German models. Only three packages available. I don't want the sunroof which is part of the premium package . I son't really want the sunroof, ( bad experience on my Benz and Saab) , but I have to oerder this package to get the other features that are included. Any feedback on the sunroof would be appreciated. Tks.
Airostar, are you buying your Canadian spec X3 in Germany? As for the sunroof, for me it's a must, and it's HUGE. You will like it for sure
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Yup, Canadian specs X3 for delivery in Germany as I plan to go back to Canada in 2012 . I agree the sunroof is huge, but other cars with sunroofs i have had always had some sort of problem with the sunroofs after a year or so. Pain in the butt.

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Yup, Canadian specs X3 for delivery in Germany as I plan to go back to Canada in 2012 . I agree the sunroof is huge, but other cars with sunroofs i have had always had some sort of problem with the sunroofs after a year or so. Pain in the butt.
Yeah, I understand. But my guess, if there is to be a problem, it should come out before the 4years warranty.

Are you posted in Geilenkirchen by any chance? I lived in Lahr from '85-'93, when we still had a Canadian military base in Germany.
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