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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:07 AM
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Pulled the trigger on 2013 X3

So excited! After weeks of emails and finding the best offer, I'm finally pulling the trigger and getting a 2013 X3 28i. It's getting transported from another dealer across the state, so I have a little bit of a wait to still do. I'm just happy I managed to combine all the incentives and discounts to get it under invoice.

Question, the one I'm getting has brushed aluminum trim. While I'm not unhappy about that, I can't say it's my preferred. Is there anywhere I should go for aftermarket wood or carbon fiber trim?
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:41 AM
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http://www.carid.com/2013-bmw-x3-woo...em-961979.html

Not remotely affiliated with these guys and haven't dealt with them...but you can look into it.

And possibly here to find oem parts and numbers :

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do

Good luck and congrats on your new purchase !
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:06 AM
Burtman Burtman is offline
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I just ordered a 2013 35i x3 with the brushed trim. I think it makes it look more sporty !
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:20 AM
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I just ordered a 2013 35i x3 with the brushed trim. I think it makes it look more sporty !
It does make it more sporty, but I'm getting this cause my family's getting bigger and we need truck space for the junk in the trunk

Also my previous BMW's all had wood trim, so it's more that I'm just used to it.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:26 AM
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How wood trim would create more space on your truck?
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:00 PM
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How wood trim would create more space on your truck?
Sorry, I had BMW Sedans previously. I needed more trunk space so I had to go up to the X3. If I were to go sporty I would want to get a nice 3 series convertible. But alas, I think that's now going to be something I get 18 years from now.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:14 AM
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Brushed Alum vs Wood Trim

I ordered a 28i with fine sienna trim, I was originally going with the brushed alum until we test drove a factory exec 35i with the brush alum trim. The X3 only had 15000 miles and the trim was easily pitted. We also own a two year old 528i with wood trim and have no issues with it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:22 PM
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I ordered a 28i with fine sienna trim, I was originally going with the brushed alum until we test drove a factory exec 35i with the brush alum trim. The X3 only had 15000 miles and the trim was easily pitted. We also own a two year old 528i with wood trim and have no issues with it.
I feel the same way. My 2004 325xi that I'll be replacing (I'm gonna miss that one), has wood trim and while everything else around has dust and a few scratches here and there, the wood trim looks shiny and good as new.
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