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      05-13-2011, 03:12 AM   #1
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Pick up today

Picking up my new x3 later today. First time ever bought a car that not test driven. Bit nervous but sure going to love it.

Just for curiosity has anyone ever bought a car and then really not liked it?
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      05-13-2011, 04:34 AM   #2
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Picking up my new x3 later today. First time ever bought a car that not test driven. Bit nervous but sure going to love it.

Just for curiosity has anyone ever bought a car and then really not liked it?
Based on the feedback on this forum and from my own experience, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Congratulations!

People will want pictures....
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      05-13-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Your going to love it. I mine will be here next week. I have gone and driven one at my dealer at least once a week as since I ordered it haha. I should say I live a block away from the dealer and a friend works there Im excited and jealous right now HAHA. Well jealous until next week
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      05-13-2011, 09:45 AM   #4
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my 35i drives more like a sporty 335 than an SAV - I love it
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      05-13-2011, 10:18 AM   #5
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My brother makes a habit of buying without a test drive. He's in an Audi A4 Avant that he never drove now (bought 3 years ago) and he's got a Ford S-Max Diesel 163PS on order to replace it and he's never been in an S-Max! His theory is all modern cars must be pretty good and he can't be bothered to drive them. He's not too bothered about handlling/performance etc, more fuel economy and features.

Your X3 sounds very similar to mine. I had to get pretty much the entry level 2.0d SE with very few extras due to company car lease limits, but I did get auto transmission, standard bluetooth and DAB with the Black Leather. Delivered on Tuesday this week and all good. Auto box is amazingly quick up through the gears which feels different to how I would drive a manual and the stop-start is pretty alarming until you get used to it. But it's smooth, quiet and classy.

It's a BMW, what could possibly be wrong with it!!!
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The car is incredible to drive, even backing out of the garage!
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If you are like the rest of us you are going to love the handling, comfort and ride of your new X3! enjoy and congrats!
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Oh go on then

OK, here's my car. 1 week old and already needs a clean having driven 250 miles in the rain on day 2!

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Very nice, Rob. Still looks pretty good to me for a dirty car.
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Picking up my new x3 later today. First time ever bought a car that not test driven. Bit nervous but sure going to love it.

Just for curiosity has anyone ever bought a car and then really not liked it?
Test drive? What test drive? Who needs a TD for a X3???
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      05-17-2011, 05:24 PM   #16
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I really am astounded just how good the standard 17" wheels look on all the pics posted recently. I've always thought that manufacturers deliberately put on the fugliest wheels they can think of in order to milk several hundred (or thousand!) pounds more out of buyers.

I was fortunate to see the spec I wanted (actually what become forum member DJ Daddy-Os car) and was impressed with the look of the standard wheels. I was much happier using the cash saved on wheels on the cold weather pack.
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      05-17-2011, 06:04 PM   #17
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Happy with the standard wheels on mine too. Tried to upload photos earlier but couldn't get to work. Will try again tomo.
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