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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 04-23-2011, 12:52 PM
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My New Toy

Picked up my new toy today. Sat at the dealership for 3 weeks while I was in the Sandbox on business. Was able to get 6% of the MSRP (thanks to zag and this forum).

T Silver with Black Nevada
Premium Pack
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Dealer was great to locate one from one of there other showrooms up North. Only down side is it has heated seats -- great for those warm Florida days.

A question -- the tires came with green valve stem caps so I assume that they are filled with Nitrogen. Is this standard BMW or a dealer add on..
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:13 PM
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Nitrogen total dealer add on...and wait until nov/dec/jan...you'll be surprised how nice the heat in seats is - I am in ft laud and my wife won't get a car without them....also nice for your back if you have strained it. Would I pay for it in Fla? probably not, but in this case, you will use it.

And another little tip - if the door says 32/35 psi for the run flats- run 33/36 - run flats last longer SLIGHTLY overinflated and there is no diff in ride. And yes , you can use air and not nitrogen to top off...

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:16 PM
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Congrats on your new toy! Nice!
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:21 AM
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Which dealership did you use?
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:04 AM
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Used Coggin BMW in Fort Pierce, FL. They are part of Asbury Auto group.
New show room and very clean service department.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:34 AM
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The Coggin guys are great - Dave Collona, -the Sales manager is one of the most knowledgeable persons I know about BMW....I was the BMW field sales rep that called on them a few years ago and loved going there.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:43 AM
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:58 AM
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The Coggin guys are great - Dave Collona, -the Sales manager is one of the most knowledgeable persons I know about BMW....I was the BMW field sales rep that called on them a few years ago and loved going there.
Only thing I did not like was the semi-hard sell on the Lojack, extended warranty, and protection packages.

The sales experience was quick.. Two hours... and very easy. Highly recommeded.

The last time when we bought a Honda CRV and the Corvette we had to spend the day at the dealership...
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:03 AM
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Only thing I did not like was the semi-hard sell on the Lojack, extended warranty, and protection packages.

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Yah the disadvantage of the corporate stores...they have ther marching orders....tell dave i said hi....
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:54 AM
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Only thing I did not like was the semi-hard sell on the Lojack, extended warranty, and protection packages.

The sales experience was quick.. Two hours... and very easy. Highly recommeded.

The last time when we bought a Honda CRV and the Corvette we had to spend the day at the dealership...
Lojack???? For real?? I canno believe anyone is still pushing that...incredible... with these cars being so connected via GPS etc, Lojack is a complete rip off and margin sell. My buddy is a cop and tells me that the whole lojack process is a joke..I'd never buy.

I'm interested in hearing though what they tried to sell you on in terms of extended warranty and protection packages...I'll be picking my X3 up in a few weeks so I'm curious.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:23 AM
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Lojack???? For real?? I canno believe anyone is still pushing that...incredible... with these cars being so connected via GPS etc, Lojack is a complete rip off and margin sell. My buddy is a cop and tells me that the whole lojack process is a joke..I'd never buy.

I'm interested in hearing though what they tried to sell you on in terms of extended warranty and protection packages...I'll be picking my X3 up in a few weeks so I'm curious.
I agree.
With BMW Assist being able to track your car, why is Lojack needed?
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:27 AM
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Just leave your "I-phone" in the car and if you lose the car ask Apple where it is!
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:29 AM
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I agree.
With BMW Assist being able to track your car, why is Lojack needed?
Real easy to disconnect the BMW assist.
Lojack you have to find the device. Doable but harder.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:35 AM
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Lojack???? For real?? I canno believe anyone is still pushing that...incredible... with these cars being so connected via GPS etc, Lojack is a complete rip off and margin sell. My buddy is a cop and tells me that the whole lojack process is a joke..I'd never buy.

I'm interested in hearing though what they tried to sell you on in terms of extended warranty and protection packages...I'll be picking my X3 up in a few weeks so I'm curious.
Lojack -- $895

The BMW extended warranty -- $1825 (2 extra years) details on the BMW USA site. You can buy this of course anytime during the warranty.

3rd Party Plan (from Fidelity) -- offering same as BMW but for less -- about $1500

Tire Protection. I think it was $1200 -- so you would have to go through 2 or 3 flats to make it pay on the original set of 4 run flats. Run flats generally cannot be repaired.

Interior/exterior protection. Including sealant (hmm), leather protection -- about another $1K
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:39 AM
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The best color combo IMO.
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:10 PM
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Interior/exterior protection? I was offered the clear plastic type wrap on front and rear bumper. What does this protection entail?
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:31 PM
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Interior/exterior protection? I was offered the clear plastic type wrap on front and rear bumper. What does this protection entail?
What I was offered was the usual rip-off paint sealant and leather protection that costs $200 in time and material and gives the dealer's big profit (plus nice commission to the guy selling it).
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:35 PM
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Real easy to disconnect the BMW assist.
Lojack you have to find the device. Doable but harder.
Try 100%.... however my point is that for the most part cops don't give a cr@p about lojack and according to my buddy, 9 out of 10 calls from support places (onstar, bmwassist etc) they end up finding the car b/c of the GPS or other system....
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:56 PM
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If you have Assist, any LEO with verification can get the location from BMWNA at any time. You can't, but they can.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:51 PM
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