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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 04-20-2011, 11:58 AM
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This may be a silly question but reading this thread makes me think I should get the DHP. I was planning on getting the 28i (don't need the extra power which I am sure is nice for all you great drivers). I am not adding any of the sport pkgs. I don't want the larger wheels (just ends up costing more to replace as well as consumes more gas, I also want the car to look as compact as possible-silly I know ). Would it be alright to have the DHP without any of the sport options?
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:18 PM
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You're the one driving it, so if you care a lot about handing - go for it... to answer your question, yea its fine... what - just because you don't want flashier wheels you're not entitled to have improved handling? of course you are.. I would have but it was too late for any additions.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:38 PM
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You're the one driving it, so if you care a lot about handing - go for it... to answer your question, yea its fine... what - just because you don't want flashier wheels you're not entitled to have improved handling? of course you are.. I would have but it was too late for any additions.
Quite honestly, I didn't even think about the handling. I figured a car like this is going to drive great. Felt good test driving (not that I would know much about it-salesman kept talking about torque and all sorts of mechanical details and I think I was blanking out thinking it's a BMW, whatever). I have seen posts about DHP so it's got me wondering. I don't want to end up like you (sorry, no offense) and consider adding something after I have placed the order so I want to make sure that I cover all bases.
I probably don't need it?????but I am not a bad driver but I've gotten into some doozies (not with other cars) in parking lots (donut swirl, curbs, medians) and thought I should seriously consider this as it may aid me in my sometimes air headed way of driving and maneuvering.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:10 PM
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There is no sport package. there's only the sport activity package. which is mostly cosmetic, except the important part - seats. Have you tried to sit for a longer time in the standard seat? IMO the only reason to get the ZAP is the sport seats, which BMW are known for - you can adjust side bolsters and cushion length.

I would say that the DHP option is reasonably priced. Compared that to Navigation.

Things like bigger wheels and summer tires can be added later on.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:15 PM
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haha, listen i don't think the dymanic handling package is going to stop you from driving like a reject (no offense)... if you're going to run over a curb or smash into a median, no cars handing is going to offer THAT much help! I mean, I'm not sure what else to add but sure, maybe you should get it... but I think you need driving practice!
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:16 PM
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No offense taken. I do sometimes drive like a reject unfortunately. I am the first to admit it.

As for when I said Sport Pkg, I meant Sport Activity Pkg or M Sport Pkg which I am not planning to get neither of but wondering without those things, if I should get the DHP....

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:23 PM
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well again, you're still entitled to improved handling if you don't want those other packages.... that's like saying i don't have granite countertops or a viking range or great pans but can I still take cooking lessons? Sure you can....

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Old 04-20-2011, 02:13 PM
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well again, you're still entitled to improved handling if you don't want those other packages.... that's like saying i don't have granite countertops or a viking range or great pans but can I still take cooking lessons? Sure you can....
I like that +1 Nicely put
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:00 PM
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Just read on another forum that there have been several instances where a "steering noise with grinding sensation" occurs on a different model but only cars equipped with DHP. Anyone know anything about this?
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