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      06-18-2012, 11:21 AM   #2003
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Can I get USB + Bluetooth integration without Nav?
When I say USB i.e. track listing and album art?

What size display is on a non-nav X3?
You need to get the option for Bluetooth integration with USB (costs 265) to play songs via USB.
The display size is 6.5 inches. Should display Track, Album and Artist info on the display but does not show album art unless I am missing out on something.

Should be something similar to the pic below
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      06-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #2004
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Lovely pics Vojak,
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      06-18-2012, 01:29 PM   #2005
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Back again :-)

Is there any extra which you would class as essential? Subjective question :-)
I would agree with other's comments about a camera or perhaps the tilting dimming mirror option.

The last thing you want is curbed alloys so the mirrors give a view of the curb when reversing.

The reversing camera is very good. The car is large and although its fitted with sensors, with the camera parking is a breeze. Top view gives an excellent view around 3 sides of the car if you can run to it. My 2p worth.
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      06-18-2012, 03:30 PM   #2006
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Pi$$ed off about the USB...didn't realise it was only 265! Damn!
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      06-18-2012, 04:14 PM   #2007
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Titanium Silver M Sport X3 - Collected today

Happy to say that I was able to collect my car today. Also fortunate that the weather has been kind today and stayed dry for me to enjoy the car.

First impressions are very positive. This includes feedback from the rest of the family.

I have taken a few pictures which are attached below:

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I will take some better ones in due course, but I've got to say I'm very happy with the colour and the look of the M Sport.

Will post a full review once a reasonable mileage has been covered.

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      06-18-2012, 04:26 PM   #2008
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      06-18-2012, 04:29 PM   #2009
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After two car washes by the local dealer (when in for warranty issues ) my X3 was covered in micro scratches and I have taken the plunge and am having it paint corrected / professionally detailed. At 2 months old...

I will post some pics (the first ones!) when it is done. I will also never, ever, let a dealer touch it again.
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      06-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #2010
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First Pics of my 3.0D CB MSport

Poor excuse I know, but I blame the English weather. I've had "her" since 1st June and I am only now posting my first pics. I went to the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power on Saturday and the parking grounds were a mudbath. Then, on Sunday it didn't rain. And it was cool. So 4 hours and some (well, quite a lot really) Autoglym High Definition Wax later I feel she's ready to be shared. Note the colour - in the first it looks black. Then it gets a little bit bluer, then, in the last with the open tailgate you can see it looks really blue. And this is the same camera (my iPhone) with pics taken within a few minutes of each other. The only significant variable is the angle of reflection. Needless to say I love it. Totally. However, if I had a spare 1.2M I might be tempted to be unfaithful and snap up one of the last Aston Martin One-77s. Apparently of the 77 to be made, 18 are unsold. More than one owner has bought two. One to drive, one to treasure. Ah well....
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My dealer uses a machine to wash cars so this is why they come back scratched.
Last time they rang me up on a service follow up call I told them to scrap the machine and employ a bunch of eastern european workers to do a proper hand wash.
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      06-18-2012, 05:32 PM   #2012
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My dealer uses a machine to wash cars so this is why they come back scratched.
Last time they rang me up on a service follow up call I told them to scrap the machine and employ a bunch of eastern european workers to do a proper hand wash.
I hope they ignored your completely ignorant comment.
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      06-18-2012, 05:43 PM   #2013
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After two car washes by the local dealer (when in for warranty issues ) my X3 was covered in micro scratches and I have taken the plunge and am having it paint corrected / professionally detailed. At 2 months old...

I will post some pics (the first ones!) when it is done. I will also never, ever, let a dealer touch it again.
Can you name the dealer so we can avoid?!
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      06-18-2012, 11:50 PM   #2014
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Happy to say that I was able to collect my car today. Also fortunate that the weather has been kind today and stayed dry for me to enjoy the car.

First impressions are very positive. This includes feedback from the rest of the family.

I have taken a few pictures which are attached below:



I will take some better ones in due course, but I've got to say I'm very happy with the colour and the look of the M Sport.

Will post a full review once a reasonable mileage has been covered.

Looking good!
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      06-18-2012, 11:52 PM   #2015
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Poor excuse I know, but I blame the English weather. I've had "her" since 1st June and I am only now posting my first pics. I went to the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power on Saturday and the parking grounds were a mudbath. Then, on Sunday it didn't rain. And it was cool. So 4 hours and some (well, quite a lot really) Autoglym High Definition Wax later I feel she's ready to be shared. Note the colour - in the first it looks black. Then it gets a little bit bluer, then, in the last with the open tailgate you can see it looks really blue. And this is the same camera (my iPhone) with pics taken within a few minutes of each other. The only significant variable is the angle of reflection. Needless to say I love it. Totally. However, if I had a spare 1.2M I might be tempted to be unfaithful and snap up one of the last Aston Martin One-77s. Apparently of the 77 to be made, 18 are unsold. More than one owner has bought two. One to drive, one to treasure. Ah well....
Very nice, I do like that colour
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      06-19-2012, 03:03 AM   #2016
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I told them to scrap the machine and employ a bunch of eastern european workers to do a proper hand wash.
Lol. Am definitely not going to let any dealer put my F25 thru a machine wash. Hand jobs rule
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      06-19-2012, 04:42 AM   #2017
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After two car washes by the local dealer (when in for warranty issues ) my X3 was covered in micro scratches. I will also never, ever, let a dealer touch it again.
Same happened with me even after twice insisting that the garage did not wash my car. (This was whilst watching a new car getting the door shuts being power washed)
Picked the car up 2 days later and discovered that the paintwork was covered in minor scratches
Emailed the garage once I seen the damage and got a phone call from the manager 6 weeks after to ask about my email.
He could only offer his apologies.

I don't think I'll ever be in Dundee again.
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      06-19-2012, 05:11 AM   #2018
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Pi$$ed off about the USB...didn't realise it was only 265! Damn!
Check if the dealer can fit the USB as an optional extra? I dont know if I misread it, but do the US specc'ed cars come with a USB in the glovebox too?
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      06-19-2012, 05:30 AM   #2019
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Check if the dealer can fit the USB as an optional extra? I dont know if I misread it, but do the US specc'ed cars come with a USB in the glovebox too?
I suspect like most modern cars the USB addition is just a cable to the back of the head unit. Why it cost 265 is beyond me. Budget cars offer free USB now- its an easy win, why not BMW.

I suspose its the same argument about 'free' Wifi at hotels. Cheap hotels tend to offer it as free, 4 and 5 star tend to charge lots of money.
Some type of reverse thinking going on?
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I suspect like most modern cars the USB addition is just a cable to the back of the head unit. Why it cost 265 is beyond me. Budget cars offer free USB now- its an easy win, why not BMW.

I suspose its the same argument about 'free' Wifi at hotels. Cheap hotels tend to offer it as free, 4 and 5 star tend to charge lots of money.
Some type of reverse thinking going on?
I guess it comes down to demand. If there are people ready to pay for options then the manufacturers will make sure they charge for every option possible.

I do defo agree that charging for USB is a bit OTT but I guess BMW can and so they do. I bet when the X3 goes through a LCI update they will be standard. I think they are standard on the new 3 series and 5 series.
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Don't waste your time trying to track on WW with VIN, it doesn't work any longer for UK deliveries. The reason being that the pre delivery prep is now all done in Bremmerhaven, so the car gets unloaded there, spends a day or two, then comes on to the UK. I think this is what screws up the WW ability to track. The good news is that it goes straight to the dealer from Southampton instead of up country to the UK inspection centre (can't remember where it is) and back again, so no net loss in time.
This ties in with what my dealer told me. However, surely there is still a possibility of damage whilst en route from Bremerhaven to Southampton?
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For the question above i havent got Nav but i have bluetooth option and it shows up album artwork through USB connection in armrest
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      06-20-2012, 08:52 AM   #2023
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Anybody got any deliveries confirmed for the weekend?! I'm hanging on the telephone for my dealer to call me
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For the question above i havent got Nav but i have bluetooth option and it shows up album artwork through USB connection in armrest
That's interesting. I've got the same setup and don't get artwork. Pretty sure the images are there on my USB stick as they show up in our Mini (that does have nav).
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