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X3 F25 (2011 - 2017)
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Old 12-10-2016, 02:23 PM
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Looks like we may have a good deal on a loaded 2016 X3 with less than 8000 miles. Price vs a new '17 is significant, and supposedly with a better warranty & free maintenance. We went in looking for a new '17, OR possibly a Lexus RX350.

One question the salesman could not answer. When wife drives car, she likes to turn the night mirror glare setting to Off. When it is on, she cannot see in the rear view mirror. I, on the other hand, like the mirror to the night setting, which seems to be automatic. But we cannot find a way to turn that off. ANyone know?

It seems there are no significant changes between the 16 & the 17?
SO thinkning between the Demo and another rx350, which is what we drive now.

Haven't driven a beemer since my '01 (?) 540. What a nice car that was - but it was a company car, and they switched it on me.

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Old 12-10-2016, 03:25 PM
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The I Drive has a major update in 2017. Also, you can get Apple Play in a 2017.

Although you have a better maintenance/warranty, the clock is running on the 2016 and it already has 8,000 miles.
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Old 12-10-2016, 03:36 PM
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I'd probably trade the wife in on the 16.
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:39 AM
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You cannot turn off the auto dimming mirrors without rigging the light sensor.
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:19 AM
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There is no way the warranties on the 2017 models are better than the previous warranties. First, the warranty years/miles were reduced from 5/50,000 to 3/36,000. Secondly, they removed brake pads, brake rotors and windshield wipers from the free maintenance package. In fact, when you get a 2017, there is a new sheet that states these differences and they make you sign it to acknowledge the changes.
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:17 AM
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There is no way the warranties on the 2017 models are better than the previous warranties. First, the warranty years/miles were reduced from 5/50,000 to 3/36,000. Secondly, they removed brake pads, brake rotors and windshield wipers from the free maintenance package. In fact, when you get a 2017, there is a new sheet that states these differences and they make you sign it to acknowledge the changes.
The warranty is the exact same as it was, 4 years 50k miles.

What you are describing is a change in the MAINTENANCE plan, which had the changes you described. The WARRANTY is the same coverage it was previously as I stated. Lots of people confuse the two but they are not the same. Maintenance is pre paid wear and tear maintenance items, the warranty is the new car warranty that covers when things break.
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:57 AM
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You wife should not worry about the mirror regarding day/night settings. I'm very sensitive to light glare and just love my 2016 X-3 for this reason. I never have to worry about the mirror day or night. It adapts automatically to eliminate nighttime glare and consequently does not have a switch or setting to change - it looks after it for you and same for the headlights, etc.. Once you get the car set up the way you like it, its a matter of get in and go, no need to change seat settings, lights, mirror, radio presets, etc... I'd go for the 2016 especially with such low milage.
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