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      10-12-2011, 01:45 PM   #89
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Congrats Dukat!! Nice car!
Question - how long did it take from when you placed the order to your delivery? I'm trying to gauge how long I have to wait.
ctski - its likely when you order your car, you will be ordering a build on a factory slot for a specific week. Sometimes a slot for a customer sold x3 may move up a little bit, but not alot and not more than a week or so.

So... your BMW Dealer should tell you what your build week is - you are on the east coast so there is no reason you won't be driving your new X3 within a week or so after. I ordered 8/13 for a 1st week sept build slot - delivered to the dealer 9/8 or 9/9 I took delivery 9/13.
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      10-12-2011, 04:21 PM   #90
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Cool, thank you sir.
My X3 is scheduled for build week 42 - meaning the week of 10/16. I'm just antsy because I have to turn in my 335 no later than 10/28, and I don't want to extend my lease any longer.
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Thanks Stski.

I ordered in August before 2012's were available so I waited 2 months.

From the time the tracking page said, "In Production" to the time the dealer had it delivered was approx 8 days. The tracking updates were delayed as it said, "In Production" the day it was delivered to the dealer.

It takes 40 hours to build the car. I think mine was loaded on a truck within a day or 2 of completion and delivered within a day due to my proximity to South Carolina. The dealer required 1 day to prep the car.

Your biggest wait will be for a build slot that's allocated to your dealer. Mine was built 2 weeks ahead of schedule so I don't think all the build slots were used up allowing me to move ahead.

Your dealer should be able to tell you what week build slot they assigned you to. If they start the build on the assigned week I would expect it within 8 days or so.
Great, that's exactly the information I was looking for. Thank you again and enjoy your new X3.
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      10-12-2011, 05:58 PM   #92
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Cool, thank you sir.
My X3 is scheduled for build week 42 - meaning the week of 10/16. I'm just antsy because I have to turn in my 335 no later than 10/28, and I don't want to extend my lease any longer.
I think there's a good chance you'll have it by the 28th

Good luck with yours. Don't forget to post photos!
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      10-13-2011, 01:56 AM   #93
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I never trust trip computers to tell me mileage - i always figure it the old fashioned way - reset the trip odometer with ever tank and really figure miles driven per gallon pumped.

I haven't really done it yet with my X3 - have had it a month tomorrow and other than 1 road trip the first week its been almost all city driving - and as Dukat said the first 2 weeks alot of time in the car idling while i learned the features, particular idrive and nav.
There is a cool website to track your fuel consumption, www.spritmonitor.de, there is an option to put the site in english in case you don't want to try german :-))
I'm using it for a couple of months, the cool thing is that it allowes you to check your milage compaired to other drives with same engin.

btw, Great looking X3 Dukat, I'm really jealous of the piano finish pieces, I hope to retro fit these in mine too
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      10-13-2011, 04:58 PM   #94
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Did my first commute today. 70 miles round-trip. 26.5 average mpg for the commute.
- 200 miles on the car.
- Several spots in each direction had heavy traffic (15% of the time), otherwise 65mph.
- Very light on the pedal the entire time.

It was difficult being that light on the pedal.
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      10-14-2011, 03:06 AM   #95
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Did my first commute today. 70 miles round-trip. 26.5 average mpg for the commute.
- 200 miles on the car.
- Several spots in each direction had heavy traffic (15% of the time), otherwise 65mph.
- Very light on the pedal the entire time.

It was difficult being that light on the pedal.
Thats 31.8 MPG UK.
Not bad for a petrol, the diesel would have you 40+ though.
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At 65mph and driving like a nun I got 43mpg (UK). My E93 335i would do something like the 31.8mpg cruising at 80mph. The F25 is just 60kg heavier but a lot less slippery.
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      10-14-2011, 07:46 AM   #97
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First major rainstorm last night. No visible water intrusion anywhere. While washing it with the hose a few days ago I saw condensation inside one of the fog lights but no water after the storm.

I've had it 6 days, starting to get the feel of the handling/engine response. Manual shifting is amazing. The gear changes happen so much faster than my previous car which had a noticeable lag between issuing the shift and it happening. I do wish they'd update the software and remove the throttle lag in normal mode. It's annoying after driving in sports+ and not having that lag when you first press the pedal going back to normal mode. Otherwise I'm very impressed with everything.
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      10-14-2011, 08:33 AM   #98
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I ran a test today close to 90. There was a little bit of wind noise that sounded like it was coming from the roof rails, but nothing out of the ordinary from the mirrors or doors. No complaints so far!
Dukat, thanks, glad for you! At the same time I still don't know (and probably no way to tell yet, until we have more people posting comments about their 2012 X3 experiences) whether the BMW fixed it for all 2012 X3s, or is that again a gamble like with the pre-2012 model (where a number of people reported the noise problem, but an almost equal number said they didn't have it...). In a separate thread (see October 10 one from Ural) people said that BMW was only now (potentially) starting to realize the noise issue... So probably this topic will continue on the forum :-)
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      10-14-2011, 09:31 AM   #99
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At the same time I still don't know (and probably no way to tell yet, until we have more people posting comments about their 2012 X3 experiences) whether the BMW fixed it for all 2012
I agree Jonas. I held out until 2012 in hope that some of the commonly reported issues were addressed. Here's a summary of my experience so far:

I haven't noticed any rpm fluctuations on start-up idle in the last week, so unless it's temperature dependent (only happens in very cold temps which we haven't had yet) I think that has been addressed. Someone mentioned that BMW is about to release a software update to address this so I'm assuming the 2012's include this update.

My biggest concern was getting flooding or having the window/sunroof controllers fail which have been reported a lot. So far so good.

The forums also mentioned the car sounding louder than it should due to missing or improperly installed plugs in the torque converter. No issues there. The car runs a little on the louder side for the first minute and then quiets down a lot. The exhaust system has 2 paths for exhaust to take. The direct path is louder. I'm assuming it is going direct during start-up and once the system warms up it switches to the quieter path, switching back to direct only under heavy throttle.

I still haven't detected any excess wind noise. A little wind noise at high speeds that I think is coming from the roof rails, otherwise no problems.

Initially the doors required a lot of pressure to shut. The gaskets/seals have been loosening up. The front doors now shut without requiring much force. The left rear door has improved while the right remains tight. If anyone else gets theirs and thinks the doors need too much force to shut, give it several weeks, seems to get better on it's own.

My current issues/wishes are:
- Improved/smoother throttle response in normal mode
- Some rattles. I think most of the rattles are the window shade & slide-out cargo cover. The only one I can't identify is coming from the sunroof control section in the headliner.

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      10-14-2011, 10:34 AM   #100
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It's good to hear you haven't had any wind or water issues so far. I am picking up my 2012 X3 in about two more weeks at the PDC. I will have about 1000 miles on it by the time I get it home so I should have a good feel for the car and any wind noise or rattles.
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      10-14-2011, 10:38 AM   #101
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Dukat, run your AC right when you start up the car to see if you RPM's bounce. Try it a couple different times during the course of the day when you start the car. This seems to be one of the biggest triggers for the "bouncing RPM" issue.
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It's good to hear you haven't had any wind or water issues so far. I am picking up my 2012 X3 in about two more weeks at the PDC. I will have about 1000 miles on it by the time I get it home so I should have a good feel for the car and any wind noise or rattles.
Wow, that's quite the drive for PDC. Best of luck!
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Dukat, run your AC right when you start up the car to see if you RPM's bounce. Try it a couple different times during the course of the day when you start the car. This seems to be one of the biggest triggers for the "bouncing RPM" issue.
Tried it twice today. So far so good, no crazy rpm revs!
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I hit 1 month yesterday so far the only real issue is the occasional RPM revs but its not a big deal, i'll wait for the fix. I will try turning ac on and off see if it matters.

I drove my X3 home in a torrential downpour rain yesterday had about a 25 mile highway drive and the X3 held its own no problems at the speed limit. Really well mannered in heavy rain.

I do have some minor wind noise at high speeds, but its barely noticeable and not of concern to me - i think its just the mirrors.

definitely no leak w/ all the rain we've had.

one last thing, forget washing the car myself or going to the dealer or car wash, i'm just going to Dukat's house to use his supply of cleaning and sealants, etc
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one last thing, forget washing the car myself or going to the dealer or car wash, i'm just going to Dukat's house to use his supply of cleaning and sealants, etc
haha. I'm with you. My new mantra, "If it's good enough for Dukat, it's good enough for me."
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Tried it twice today. So far so good, no crazy rpm revs!
Good to know. Keep trying it for a while though. I'd say my RPM's bounce 1out of every six times I put on the A/C. They have bounced 2x's on start up without putting the A/C on in the 3 months I've owned it.
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1 in 6 sounds about right for mine with A/C, never without.
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one last thing, forget washing the car myself or going to the dealer or car wash, i'm just going to Dukat's house to use his supply of cleaning and sealants, etc
LOL, funny you said that. I just added Optimum Instant Detailer & Gloss Enhancer to my shopping cart after reading about it today. I'll let you know if it's any good. Shame winter is coming. All this stuff will have to go in the closet.

Congrats on your 1 month anniversary. Glad you haven't had any issues.
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one little thing in the rain last night - maybe it was just raining so hard it didn't matter, but i wish the front wipers, on their top setting, were faster. i kept hitting the lever up thinking there should be 1 setting faster. maybe it was just me - i wish i could compare to my 328... hmmm, a coworker has a e90 328i stickshift maybe i can compare to his next week.
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Is there a button in the cockpit to pop-open the gas cap? The manual shows you press the back of the lid to pop it open, but gas station attendants are used to the driver pressing a button to pop it open. They all stand around or knock on the window telling me to open it and I have to explain, "Press the back of the lid" every time.
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