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Old 03-31-2004, 09:56 AM
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so basically bmw has found a way to charge customers for painting the lower half of the car? it looks good but thats how it should look stock.
EXACTLY! You've figured BMW out... it's actually a pitty at that a luxury maker does operates that way.
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:26 PM
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...at least in Europe.


All-action X3 Dressed For Success - - Source: Autoexpress


If BMW's X3 isn't sporty enough for you, this optional kit might help. The new aerodynamic package consists of body-coloured bumpers, side sills, wheelarch trims and a restyled rear valance. The cost is £1,250. Meanwhile, there's a new entry-level diesel X3. The 2.0d will be available from October in two trims, standard (£26,175) and SE (cost to be announced). A 3.0 model arrives next year.


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Looks better. I wonder how the back looks.
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Again, this is how it should look stock ... BMW is being cheap.
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Originally Posted by gavriil
Looks better. I wonder how the back looks.
Gav, you shoulf know how the back looks because u posted a pic at the top of this page!!!! the aero kit helps the x3's looks a lot, but the rear bumper is too dramatic for this car
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Old 02-05-2005, 10:07 PM
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Old 02-05-2005, 10:13 PM
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its still for the money!
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Old 02-05-2005, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by stangg172004
its still for the money!
What he said....
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Old 02-06-2005, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by stangg172004
its still for the money!

Until you drive it

Seriously...
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by titan
EXACTLY! You've figured BMW out... it's actually a pitty at that a luxury maker does operates that way.
The metalic paint on the 3 series is extra. It's just a different business model. You want it - you pay for it.
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Old 02-06-2005, 04:43 PM
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The metalic paint on the 3 series is extra. It's just a different business model. You want it - you pay for it.
german car pricing is ridiculous. everything is a friggin option that costs way too much. and paying extra for metallic paint is stupid.
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Old 02-06-2005, 05:11 PM
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Until you drive it

Seriously...

I dunno, when i drove the 3.0 x3 manual at that cancer drive it was terrible. Felt like driving a semi.
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Someone please put NWS on here for the ugly pics. I don't want to go blind on a Sunday again.
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
I dunno, when i drove the 3.0 x3 manual at that cancer drive it was terrible. Felt like driving a semi.

Really? I thought it drove like a Boxster (for SUV standards).
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Old 02-07-2005, 11:14 AM
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Someone please put NWS on here for the ugly pics. I don't want to go blind on a Sunday again.
Hehehehe...
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:33 PM
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In the latest MT mag edition, the 2005 X3 2.5i with the 5 speed auto ran:

9.8 for the 60
17.2 @ 80.0 mph for the 1/4 mile
60-0 = 130 feet
Lateral Acc.= 0.84 g

Base price $30995
As tested $44945

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Old 05-02-2005, 09:35 PM
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I cant believe BMW dares to sell something that does the 1/4 mile in 17.2 seconds for $45K. No matter what the vehicle type...
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Originally Posted by gavriil


In the latest MT mag edition, the 2005 X3 2.5i with the 5 speed auto ran:

9.8 for the 60
17.2 @ 80.0 mph for the 1/4 mile
60-0 = 130 feet
Lateral Acc.= 0.84 g

Base price $30995
As tested $44945



It's about as fast as a CR-V. For that kinda cash I'd rather have an FX35.
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Old 05-03-2005, 06:59 AM
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Dayam...that shit's slow...
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Originally Posted by DownUnder


It's about as fast as a CR-V. For that kinda cash I'd rather have an FX35.
its actually about a second slower than a CR-V.

The ultimate example of buying a car for the name vs the quality

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While the price won't go down at least the preformance will get a boost when they switch to the new engines for 06.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by biker
While the price won't go down at least the preformance will get a boost when they switch to the new engines for 06.

It will but not by much. I am guessing the 60 run will go from 9.8 to 9.2.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by gavriil
It will but not by much. I am guessing the 60 run will go from 9.8 to 9.2.



9.2 is the hawtness
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Old 07-01-2005, 05:35 PM
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Nice to see they are painting the lower moldings now.
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So they refreshed it to the point where it should have been when it was first released? Brilliant.
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Better late than never I suppose.

Actualyl looks good.

I'd still rather get an RDX though
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Originally Posted by Time For Sleeep
Better late than never I suppose.

Actualyl looks good.

I'd still rather get an RDX though
I'd bet you could get an MDX for the price and I agree on the RDX without even seeing the interior.

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But will the RDX be offered in stick? The X3 is
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But will the RDX be offered in stick? The X3 is

Having an suv, or as bmw might say- an sav, in stick is like having a pickup in stick, no thanks. Even with the porsche suv, stick doesn't fit in my mind.
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I'd bet you could get an MDX for the price and I agree on the RDX without even seeing the interior.

The RDX isn't even out yet and you make these claims? And given Acura's latest model hypes (i.e. RL, TSX, MDX) you have to be cautious of anything that they say anymore. Their only real competitive product is the TL....

MDX - looks like a big minivan - doesn't even offer low gear? How can you call it a SUV?
RL - overpriced, bland-styling, Infiniti and Lexus offerrings will eat it alive
TSX - bland-styling, 4-banger for 30K?
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Where the heck do they buy tape that size...
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Originally Posted by mark_12345
The RDX isn't even out yet and you make these claims? And given Acura's latest model hypes (i.e. RL, TSX, MDX) you have to be cautious of anything that they say anymore. Their only real competitive product is the TL....

MDX - looks like a big minivan - doesn't even offer low gear? How can you call it a SUV?
RL - overpriced, bland-styling, Infiniti and Lexus offerrings will eat it alive
TSX - bland-styling, 4-banger for 30K?
While I agree with you (to a veeeeeeeery limited extent), you can't fuck with their sales. The TSX is selling very well and the MDX has always sold well. Acura knows their demographic pretty well, from the looks of it, sans what they did with the RL. Regardless, since they've been climbing steadily for a few years now, I do think your statement is shit.
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Originally Posted by goldmemberer
While I agree with you (to a veeeeeeeery limited extent), you can't fuck with their sales. The TSX is selling very well and the MDX has always sold well. Acura knows their demographic pretty well, from the looks of it, sans what they did with the RL. Regardless, since they've been climbing steadily for a few years now, I do think your statement is shit.
I agree with you regarding Acura sales on those products. Its just an opinion on the current state of Acura products. I do recall at one point Acura was the leader amongst Lexus and Infiniti. However now, I don't think Acura is even considered in the same league. Even Toyota has better quality then Acura! Sad but true.

MDX - looks like a big minivan - doesn't even offer low gear? How can you call it a SUV?
RL - overpriced, bland-styling, Infiniti and Lexus offerrings will eat it alive
TSX - bland-styling, 4-banger for 30K?


I laugh because I know my statements about the MDX, RL and TSX are true. If you own or have been desiring to get either the MDX, RL or the TSX, perhaps you should shop around. Don't be fooled by Honda. The only thing that is worth even considering in their lineup is the S2000.

Again, all of this is just IMO of course
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Nice to see they are painting the lower moldings now.
They're smart. They see the writing on the wall... and won't be able to get away with that big black plastic bumper when the CX,RDX, X-Class, and BRX comes to market.
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Where the heck do they buy tape that size...
LOL
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Originally Posted by mark_12345
I laugh because I know my statements about the MDX, RL and TSX are true. If you own or have been desiring to get either the MDX, RL or the TSX, perhaps you should shop around. Don't be fooled by Honda. The only thing that is worth even considering in their lineup is the S2000.
That's the only problem I have with your statement, bro. Worth considering for whom? You? Me? Yeah, I agree. Easy to forget is the fact that neither you or I are the average car buyer, toward whom every single product by every single appeal-to-the-masses manufacturer is geared. People like you and me are not their bread and butter, so don't diss Acura for offering products that you don't like but obviously appeal to the masses.

Critique them for a poorly executed psuedo-luxury brand with an image that's been made murky by all the dust that the Lexus and Infiniti have collectively left behind. I'm signing paperwork on a ~55k car in a few days and despite owning an Acura, the RL didn't even make my shortlist.
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the RL didn't even make my shortlist.
Is the RL just that bland or that bad?

6.0 to 60mph seems fairly quick and the technology inside is enough to really sway me ... I like Acura's Navi the best and the integration with XM is a really nice feature (along with bluetooth).

Just curious why you never considered it.
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Wow, is this an RL or X3 thread? I just lost track.
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Is the RL just that bland or that bad?

6.0 to 60mph seems fairly quick and the technology inside is enough to really sway me ... I like Acura's Navi the best and the integration with XM is a really nice feature (along with bluetooth).

Just curious why you never considered it.
6 seconds?! Is this the RL? I previously read 6.7, but 6 is MUCH better.
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