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Old 10-26-2011, 07:14 PM
cadman50 cadman50 is offline
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Why did you buy SAP and DHP?

When I drove the X3 with SAP only, I was impressed at how different the sport setting made the X3 feel. I liked the handling and the steering had a reasonable feel. For those of you that drove the SAP and DHP version, what was it that made you buy the DHP version? Was it a similar "wow, this is really cool too" experience also? Unfortunately I can't find a DHP version around so just looking for some more input. Yeah,yeah I know this has been talked about at length but couldn't find this type of answer and I wanted to push it to the top.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:52 AM
ItsWinston ItsWinston is offline
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This is exactly my question as well. I test drove the x3 and enjoyed the feel of the sport setting but there was not an x3 with the DHP available so I couldn't compare the two. It would be helpful if anyone could shed some light on this.
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:43 PM
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Winston apparently people have talked this issue to death and don't want to shed any more light on it.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:48 PM
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If you search through the various threads at Bimmerfest as well as at x3.xbimmers.com, there are a few posts by people who were able to do a comparison test drive between an X3 with DHP and an X3 without DHP and comment on the differences. There aren't that many posts with a direct comparison, which is why I said a few, but I feel they would be the most relevant to your question.

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Old 10-31-2011, 02:54 PM
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Here a just a few of many, many threads:



As Bruce said if you a search you'll more than you want to read.

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