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      06-24-2013, 06:17 AM   #2377
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Just spoken to my dealer ..... my X3 landed in the UK over the weekend, so all being well I should take delivery early next week ..... doesn't seem too bad ... built on 29th May and offloaded in the UK in just over 3 weeks

For the peace of mind of anyone in the UK trying to track their vehicle via the shippers 'track & trace' system by VIN, mine has never shown up on the system and yet has clearly arrived ..... I played around with various VIN numbers of builds a day or two either side of mine and many of these could be tracked .... difficult to know why some show and some don't !

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      06-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #2378
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How long does the boat trip takes? Thought over 3 weeks...
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      06-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #2379
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I was only wondering this morning if you had been given a date yet! Looks right on track then - great news!
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      06-25-2013, 03:55 AM   #2380
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How long does the boat trip takes? Thought over 3 weeks...
From the schedules and routing (and I guess the vessel) it can take anything from 3-6 weeks to the UK, some are pretty much direct and others make several stops before UK.

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      06-25-2013, 01:05 PM   #2381
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My delivery should be by mid August they said ...
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      06-25-2013, 03:37 PM   #2382
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Good luck guys I've had mine since early October last year done 8k miles and I've loved every single mile. Best all round car I've ever owned
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At long last ....... I have my gleaming new toy ....... just driven it for 30 min ..... Its a fantastic drive ! .... Very very happy ! ..... quite a change from my F11 but thats why I purchased it ! .... blown away by the colour HUD and top view camera - expensive but a great option ! .... will post some pics as soon as i can

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      07-04-2013, 06:45 AM   #2384
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At long last ....... I have my gleaming new toy ....... just driven it for 30 min ..... Its a fantastic drive ! .... Very very happy ! ..... quite a change from my F11 but thats why I purchased it ! .... blown away by the colour HUD and top view camera - expensive but a great option ! .... will post some pics as soon as i can

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      07-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #2385
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My delivery should be by mid August they said ...
Had an update: production starts week 32, delivery in the Netherlands week 38. Means mid September.... Must be the holidays ...
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      07-07-2013, 01:21 PM   #2386
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At long last ....... I have my gleaming new toy ....... just driven it for 30 min ..... Its a fantastic drive ! .... Very very happy ! ..... quite a change from my F11 but thats why I purchased it ! .... blown away by the colour HUD and top view camera - expensive but a great option ! .... will post some pics as soon as i can

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Glad you are impressed with yours! I passed 1200 miles this weekend and i'm blown away with mine.

Any initial observations/thoughts on differences between it and the 5 series?
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      07-10-2013, 03:44 AM   #2387
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Glad you are impressed with yours! I passed 1200 miles this weekend and i'm blown away with mine.

Any initial observations/thoughts on differences between it and the 5 series?
Well where do I start ! .....

I'm over the moon with the X3 and glad that i made the switch from the 5. Its so enjoyable to drive and right now I really dont have anything negative to say about it. Im very happy with my choice of colour and trim (Space Grey/Black Leather/Brushed Alu) and also my choice of options.

I know this has been discussed to death about the different engines but the 20d is a joy to drive and for my own circumstances is the perfect balance between initial cost/performance/running costs.

Initial highlights on options for me -

HUD - amazing
Top View Camera - pretty cool !
Pro Sat Nav - quite a step up from previous versions - The traffic system seems a whole lot better and appears to cover more 'A' roads than it used to.
VDC - Very good and makes for a very smooth drive !

Build quality not quite up to the 5, but I already knew that so was not disappointed.

Anyone reading this who is thinking of buying an X3, what I would say, as with any BMW is to spend some time seriously thinking about the options that you spec, there are many that I think could make or break your enjoyment of this vehicle. I would never say anything is a 'must have' because its all down to choice and your intended use of the car but leaving something out for the sake of a small saving could leave you wishing you had it for a very long time


All in all ... quite a long wait but well worth it !!!

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      07-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #2388
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The test car I drove had the HUD and the Topview camera too. So I decided I was going to order those after the test drive. Impressive and adding joy (and the HUD keeps your eyes on the road).
Must say I am used to a loaded car. Got the fully loaded Z4 now, including satellite, TV, etc... Build quality will be less, but those things you know before you order when you take the time to do some research and read, especially, these kind of forums.

Mine will go shortly into production... well, still got some Summer holidays anyway ...
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      07-24-2013, 02:44 AM   #2389
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Hi All,

It's finally been built and I have my VIN number. It's been around three weeks since the build but I am still unable to track it on the Wallenius & Wilhelmsen track and trace.
Are there any other companies they use to ship the X3's?

Getting more than a little inpatient with the wait as I know some of you guys ordered around the same time in March and you have your vehicles.
I got my VIN too (not build yet) but can't check it on any of the named websites. Anyone knows a good site where you can check the MY14 ones??

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      07-24-2013, 09:48 AM   #2390
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Have you tried calling your salesperson to get the name of the ship it's on?
I never could pull it up by VIN, but my salesman was able to identify the ship and I could track it that way. I followed it the whole way and was able to anticipate the date it would be delivered to the dealership even before they called me.
(I live in the states so my experience was with an '11 E90 going the opposite direction)
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      07-24-2013, 11:55 AM   #2391
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Was first trying to figure out if I could get the configuration by the VIN in one of those online databases. VIN has been sent to my dealer, only the car goes into production next week.

I was told the VIN will give you the complete configuration of your car.
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      08-07-2013, 11:50 AM   #2392
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Hi, just ordered.

I have been following the forum for a couple of months and decided on the following:

Bmw X3 20d M Sport
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Delivery expected end of September, beginning of October
I have enjoyed reading the posts on here and have picked up various ideas and tips along the way, although this has resulted in a fairly comprehensive option list!
I do intend keeping the car for the long term so thought may as well get what I want at the end of the day.
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      09-07-2013, 11:33 AM   #2393
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I have just amended my order and changed the front grille to all black. I checked out a previous post with pictures from MattUK and one or two others and really like the look.
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One year in still smiling no issues whatsoever, last year traded a fully loaded 330d coupe for my 2.0d x3. It is a fairly basic automatic with bt prep and not much additionally. Don't miss the toys, love the space, the ride height and the drive. Can't see me in anything else for some time. I love it.
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2 years on

Thought I'd take a look at the latest posts, my 2011 2.0d is now 24 months old and I've covered just over 25000 miles.

I had to wait 7 months for the delivery which seemed like a year, can't believe you're now getting some shipped in 3-4 weeks.

I still really enjoy driving it, still get a buzz, and no negative points at all, just had the first set of new tyres which is the only outlay of cash I've made since collection from the dealer - I had Pirelli 17" run flats and they still had some wear left but changed for the winter.
Dealers price 225.00 per tyre, Kwikfit 167.00 per tyre, dealer being a bit greedy I think...as they said they could not buy them for that price....


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One year in still smiling no issues whatsoever, last year traded a fully loaded 330d coupe for my 2.0d x3. It is a fairly basic automatic with bt prep and not much additionally. Don't miss the toys, love the space, the ride height and the drive. Can't see me in anything else for some time. I love it.
Like you ours is not very loaded but has done 19K and every mile has left a big grin..... very please with performance, economy and comfort .
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      11-15-2013, 06:36 AM   #2397
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Ordered mine beginning of October for delivery mid March

I was on the M6 yesterday following an X3 in my chosen colour (Space Grey) - 4 months is going to feel like a very very long time,,,,
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mines arriving early. anticipated pickup end Nov earl Dec!! yay nice xmas present :P
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