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      01-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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Smile Some update with my 2 mths old X3 20d

hi all,

it has been a while since my last update on my 2 mths old X3,
recently i have driven the car from sydney to Gold Coast and return, and adding around 2.5k to the gauge and it has been driven around 4.5k so far. therefore, i want to share some of my thoughts on the X3 20d with others.

i am quite happy with the car, and the fuel consumption is excellent..... from sydney to Gold coast, the average fuel (L/100km) is around 5.8L/100km and at one stage, it got down to 5.4L/100km.
i have full tank from sydney, when i arrived at surfer paradise, i still had 1/4 of the tank left, so it means it only used around 45-50L of diesel. (as for 65L tank capacity)
the ride on the car is quite good, and i didn't set to sport mode on the damper control, i left it to normal for all the time when i drove this car.
the wind noise, i think it is acceptable even though i can hear it from the cabin, and it is not really bothering me.

there are only 2 things so far that concerns me with the car,
1. i can smell the exhaust fume of the car in front; even if i had pressed the air-cond. to recycle and All for for the dual climate control.... does anyone had this problem / issue as well?
2. from time to time, i forgot to press the Auto start/stop to off; i had a few time mis-pressed the start/stop engine instead while i am trying to switch off the Auto start / stop function during driving.....

other than the above 2 issues, i am quite happy with this car.... and it is quite enjoyable to drive in long distance as well......

thanks for reading this thread and please feel free to comments on....
Happy new year to everyone in the forum.....
cheers...
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      01-06-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Thanks for the report. Surfer Paradise ... I love that place. I hope the X3 had a chance to meet one of them fine looking "meter maids"? ... Wink, wink ...
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      01-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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...hmm about the smell of exhaust fume I recommend you to, contact your BMW dealer.
In Germany some people had reported, that the front part of the exhaust system of their X3 is broken or leaky, it happened to only few X3 but maybe yours have may a similar problem.

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      01-08-2012, 04:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for the review and feedback ppduck

The auto stop-start off button is in an awkward place but there is no way to permanently switch it off unfortunately. I've taken to leaving mine switched on but it hardly ever stops because I control it with the brake pedal and this gives you an option to use it occasionally if expecting a long wait
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