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Old 01-19-2013, 03:13 PM
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Trading in 2012 X3 28i for a 2013 535 xdrive Monday

Trading in my 2012 X3 28i for a 2013 535 xdrive Monday... I just don't love the X3.... Looking forward to my new 2013 535 on Monday. I was wondering if any of you on here went from an X3 to a 535, and what your thoughts are?
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:21 PM
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What didn't you like about the X3 that you hope to gain with the 535?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:38 AM
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I tried to like the new X3. Just don't. It doesn't drive well at all.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:36 PM
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I have only been driving it for 11 months.... And to me the car does not live up to the BMW name. The 28i's engine is dull and feels sluggish at times. I keep it in DS mode most of the time to get some pep out if it, and the handling is mediocre. I'm looking forward to the quicker engine in the 535, and the materials in the interior are of much better quality than the x3's. Although I'm losing money trading it in, I'd rather put the payments towards a car I love to drive... The x3 is just plain old boring, and not as refined as the 5 series....

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I have to agree with you on the X3 being boring. My X5 is being serviced right now and I have a loaner X3 2.8. BORING!! Not like a BMW at all. Even my wife says it rides rough and feels cheap. I just don't get that feel of a well built car. Feels like I'm driving a Rav4 or something similar. Can't wait to get the X5 back.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:30 PM
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I own a '13 x3 28i and a '13 Active Hybrid 5. I don't remember what year the x3 28i changed to the 2.0L engine ('12 or '13) but I definitely feel that I have more than enough power for the car.

What kind of options did you have on your car?
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I have only been driving it for 11 months.... And to me the car does not live up to the BMW name. The 28i's engine is dull and feels sluggish at times. I keep it in DS mode most of the time to get some pep out if it, and the handling is mediocre. I'm looking forward to the quicker engine in the 535, and the materials in the interior are of much better quality than the x3's. Although I'm losing money trading it in, I'd rather put the payments towards a car I love to drive... The x3 is just plain old boring, and not as refined as the 5 series....

Tomorrow I'm taking delivery on:
2013 535 xdrive Alpine White
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It's unfair to compare the two. The 535 is at a different price range, hence the upgraded materials etc. It's more fair to compare the X5 with the F10. This will be a nice upgrade.
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I have only been driving it for 11 months.... And to me the car does not live up to the BMW name. The 28i's engine is dull and feels sluggish at times. I keep it in DS mode most of the time to get some pep out if it, and the handling is mediocre. I'm looking forward to the quicker engine in the 535, and the materials in the interior are of much better quality than the x3's. Although I'm losing money trading it in, I'd rather put the payments towards a car I love to drive... The x3 is just plain old boring, and not as refined as the 5 series....

Tomorrow I'm taking delivery on:
2013 535 xdrive Alpine White
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Congrats! I'm very excited for you and nice choice on color!
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