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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 05-07-2011, 10:12 PM
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Just put in deposit for

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If anyone has last suggestions let me know!

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Old 05-08-2011, 04:17 AM
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Just put in deposit for

X3 35i
Black / Black / Wave Wood
Premium Package
Technology Package
Sport Activity Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Head Up Display
Premium Hi-Fi

If anyone has last suggestions let me know!
Think you got it all covered

What about butt warmers? Even in warm weather can be very soothing on a bad back.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:28 AM
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I have to agree ! You will really appreciate them on your back! Also don't forget about the cold mornings we have here in SoCal!!!
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:14 PM
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That one was actually easy since I never used it on my previous car! Hmm does the heated seats warm up just the back or the seat bottom?
I was thinking really hard whether to get the 19'' Double Spoke wheels but decided the 18'' would be a lot more comfy (which is the whole point of getting the DHP)
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:45 PM
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Personally I could never do black interior with dark wood (esp. with a black exterior) since it would be too dark and "stuffy". I'd go aluminium, but that's a matter of taste I guess.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:14 PM
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That one was actually easy since I never used it on my previous car! Hmm does the heated seats warm up just the back or the seat bottom?
I was thinking really hard whether to get the 19'' Double Spoke wheels but decided the 18'' would be a lot more comfy (which is the whole point of getting the DHP)
Did you drive both DHP and non-DHP? If not read up on it...lots of opinions both ways in some recent threads....
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:33 AM
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Good choices. on DHP.

How are the roads there? Since you are in SoCal, why not get the summer performance tires? The Pirelli PZero RFT tires get pretty good reviews.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:36 AM
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Is summer tires on the 18'' an option? I'd def go for that if so
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:41 PM
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No. However the 19" look much better than the current BMW flower pattern wheels. $600 seems reasonable.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:16 PM
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:19 PM
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Like TMQ said, 18's=all season only... if you are going 28i you'll get those vspoke ones and if 35i you'll get the yspoke ones. BMW seems to be into the yspoke and vspoke thing on many models now but honestly I like the yspoke ones better than those 19's.... personally I think the 19s BMW is putting on the X3 look like just about everything else out there right now...take a good look at them and then drive around for 30 minutes and look at other cars...everyone has that patter...now the deciding factor should be value in addition to looks...if you live in an area where you don't have to worry about winter tires, I'd 100% do the upgrade...600 bucks is cheap for 19 inch wheels and summer tires...in fact its a bargain.

For me, I live in northeast...northern jersey....lots of potholes and snow...therefore I didn't want to go dropping another few K just to have wheels that look like everyone else for 6 months out of the year. I'll run with the y spoke and then down the road drop on a nicer set of 19's or even 20's and get exactly what I want...but like I said if you don't have winter driving issues or pot holes you'll never upgrade to 19's/summer tires cheaper than 600 bucks...it will cost more than that per wheel
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:36 PM
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Yeah the 19'' looks nice but I think the 18'' is more comfy and more durable against potholes so I went for comfy - but if anyone has driven both and think the 19'' drives equally nice I'll consider it - definitely wasn't a pricing issue
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Yeah the 19'' looks nice but I think the 18'' is more comfy and more durable against potholes so I went for comfy - but if anyone has driven both and think the 19'' drives equally nice I'll consider it - definitely wasn't a pricing issue
Definitely a big consideration...and I agree...this point was one of mine as well during the decision process...I didn't want this x3 to feel like the old x3....18s are definitely the best on the comfort side and they will do well...19s will add some "thud-ness" for sure!
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:56 PM
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for me it really didn't help that it's reported LA has one of the worst pothole vehicle damage problems in the county
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_14864762

"Los Angeles residents pay an average $746 - the highest of all U.S. metropolitan areas - to repair their vehicles due to rough roads, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and a national organization known as TRIP."

Kindof surprised actually... but yeah

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Old 05-10-2011, 12:14 AM
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Dealer was asking whether I was suggesting power tailgate, any thoughts on that? And if anyone else has thoughts on the 19'' vs 18'' I'd love to hear them, I'm guessing there's not much time to change since I have a week 22 build
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Never understood Azn M's appeal for aluminum. To me it looks cheap on a BMW. I can understand carbon fiber, but aluminum? Get the wood.
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To each their own but I find the brushed aluminum looks so much better with Black than the faux wood. I think the AL looks opposite of cheap. Plus the brushed AL has a nice texture to it and hides surface scratches around the gear shift compared to the faux wood.

We don't see many vehicles in our area with REAL aluminum trim, most are plastic and cheap looking, similar to the silver type plastic the X3s get overseas.

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never understood azn m's appeal for aluminum. To me it looks cheap on a bmw. I can understand carbon fiber, but aluminum? Get the wood.
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To each their own but I find the brushed aluminum looks so much better with Black than the faux wood. I think the AL looks opposite of cheap. Plus the brushed AL has a nice texture to it and hides surface scratches around the gear shift compared to the faux wood.

We don't see many vehicles in our area with REAL aluminum trim, most are plastic and cheap looking, similar to the silver type plastic the X3s get overseas.
I thought I read the wood trim is real wood, albeit a thin laminate.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:43 AM
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I thought I read the wood trim is real wood, albeit a thin laminate.
yep....the wood trim is really nice actually... and the dark wood on black leather looks awesome... I saw the aluminum setup and it looks cheap
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I thought I read the wood trim is real wood, albeit a thin laminate.
I called it faux wood in error perhaps. They use a very thin vaneer which looks nice but as it is covered in plastic the plastic can easily get surface scratches.

Now some of the nicer vehicles, think $100k+ use real wood pieces that have often been hand sculpted.

It's all very subjective as far as what looks good and what doesn't. In the end as long as the owner is happy that is all that really matters!!
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