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BMW X3

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,393
    Why are you putting $4800 down on your lease? All that does is give BMW their money early and if your vehicle is stolen or totalled, you do not get it back.

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • jeff33jeff33 Posts: 22
    I have a 3.0 x3 on order. The only options are the moonroof, automatic transmission, cargo net (my labrador loves to ride), metallic paint, and a built in radio with Sirius satellite. How long does it take to go from production to dealer? Has anyone tried using mid grade or regular instead of hi-test? I'm also having a tow receptacle installed to carry a bike rack, anyone else have one dealer installed? BMW has also offered an extended service contract - for $1200 they will service for 6 years or 100,000 miles. Any opinions on the value here?
  • jzack24jzack24 Posts: 9
    Just to clarify, the price your dealer is quoting you is for extended maintenance, not an extended warranty. It will extend the coverage of oil changes, inspections, brakes, etc. (but not tires). Whether it is worth it or not depends on several factors, mainly how long you plan to keep it. I believe the MSRP for this plan is $995, so your price is a little high. You can also buy this later on -- as long as your original maintenance has not expired.
  • scotth6scotth6 Posts: 43
    I ran my 2001 X5 3.0 for 45,000 miles with midgrade (89 octane) with no ill effects. I have already filled my X3 3.0 up twice with mid grade and a couple of times with premium and I can not tell any difference, you should probably not go below 89 octane. I never heard of an extended maintenance program but I am very familiar with the certified and extended warranty of 6 years and 100,000 miles which I believe does cost $1200. If its the extended warranty theres no reason to do it until 4 years from now when your sure you want to purchase it off lease. I had to replace the front and rear rotors on my X5 and they ran a couple hundred dollars each time. My X5 had 3 years or 36,000 miles free maintenance. Overall maintance is relatively inexpensive until 50,000 miles when you have to do a few expensive maintenance items.
  • vsromanvsroman Posts: 95
    I've posted some different color shots of the X3. They are available at:

    photos.yahoo.com/bimmervsr

    If anyone has pictures of missing colors, please email the pics to me at bimmervsr@yahoo.com and I'll add them to the photo gallery.
  • gardencargardencar Posts: 293
    Thanks, vrsoman. It might be easier to just post the link:

    http://www.photos.yahoo.com/bimmervsr
  • atortoroatortoro Posts: 13
    wowow..never thought of that..thanks alot for the info!
  • vsromanvsroman Posts: 95
    I thought it was a link. Oh well! Glad you got it right. Hopefully, some of the folks who picked up their X3's will contribute pics of the elusive colors. Highland Green anyone?
  • Can you give me some more details, i can help you out, I am in Los Angeles too. Can you e-mail me.. same name "AshleyAndersin at aol". I would like to ask who your dealer is and that info is not allowed to be posted on the boards.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    Dealer names and location are fine - just avoid posting names of individuals please.

    Check out the Rules of the Road at the top (#6); it's short and sweet.

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  • tucker74tucker74 Posts: 12
    Thanks for the pictures, especially the bluewater one. The color is so difficult to accurately capture since it often looks like plain old silver unless parked next to a silver car for contrast.
  • vsromanvsroman Posts: 95
    Dear Host:

    How does one go about requesting a new board? I think it would be very helpful.

    Thanks!
  • vsromanvsroman Posts: 95
    Not that we all haven't seen this color already!

    Still waiting for folks to email me pics of the other colors...send them to bimmervsr@yahoo.com

    View the gallery at

    http://photos.yahoo.com/bimmervsr
  • jeff33jeff33 Posts: 22
    I enjoyed your slideshow. My Mystic Blue is to be made in less than two weeks. I test drove a blue water and a metallic black. I also saw a highland green on the lot. I didn't care for it, as it was more of an off green than I expected. Thanks for the photos!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    Did you search for it? Sometimes new boards don't get categorized right and don't show up in the lists:

    BMW X3: Prices Paid & Buying Experience

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  • lakshmanlakshman Posts: 47
    I am finally picking it up today. Anything that I should ask the dealer about.
    Any tips is appreciated
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,936
    Here's a minivan checklist that should give you some ideas.

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  • lakshmanlakshman Posts: 47
    The list would be very useful!
  • atortoroatortoro Posts: 13
    Hi, i have just send you a message in my yahoo mail. let me know if you didn't get my message.
  • lakshmanlakshman Posts: 47
    One question to those who already took the delivery. My sales person did not give me a video cassette for X3. However, he gave me a 3 series cassette which I thought was very informative. Did any of you get a video cassette or dvd with information about your car. I believe the video is more informative than the manual.

    I picked it up from the dealer yesterday night and it was snowing in jersey. There were some disappointments, the sales person promised mats but forgot about it. Finally, he gave rubber mats due to the weather. I will go back to buy regular mats as the parts dept was close by then. Major shock was when I did not see the controls on the steering wheel. I thought I will get the steering controls as standard. I believe it does in 325i. I wish I had got the premium package because I anyway ordered the moon roof and on board computer. With just few thousand more I would have got a lot more.

    I drove to work (50 miles) this morning (using the Nav.) and the drive was great. It made me forget all the short comings. If I were to go back I would add the prem package. There were some flurries this morning and the road was wet. The car handled very well. Please note that I had mentioned earlier in this board that I was not impressed with a test drive. I think this is much better than many of the sedans (including my wife's accord). The brakes are good. The pick-up is fantastic as well. I drove only D, did not try the S D (sporty drive) yet.

    I got black with black interior. The interior is great. I got black because I did not like the different color bumpers. However, you can get the Aero package with diff colors.
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