BMW X3 Forum
BMW X3 Forum
Welcome to the ultimate BMW X3 community.
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
XBimmers | BMW X3 Forum BMW X3/X4 Forums Third Generation BMW X3 (G01) General Forum (2017+) Post Your Favorite YouTube X3 Video Review

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-10-2018, 10:26 PM   #1
Sea-Tac
Major
Sea-Tac's Avatar
United_States
1149
Rep
1,358
Posts

Drives: 2108 X3 xDrive30i
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bellevue, Wa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Post Your Favorite YouTube X3 Video Review

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
This one is kind of long but I think its one of the better ones.


Last edited by Sea-Tac; 05-17-2018 at 09:05 PM.
Appreciate 6
      05-11-2018, 12:48 PM   #2
tenflyer
Private
39
Rep
86
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW X3 x30i
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Washington DC

iTrader: (0)

Yeah I find his reviews to be the best out there, no b.s. he just tells it like it is, and he (literally) gets under the car to show the details. I have never found someone that covers the details as well as he does. I wish he cranked out more of them - like some have posted on his YouTube page he should have a show on Amazon or something.
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 10:48 AM   #3
Brasko
#LSBM3
Brasko's Avatar
No_Country
1013
Rep
1,585
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW M3 ZCP
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Portland, Oregon

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2016 BMW M3 ZCP  [0.00]
Now that's a real car review. He should do another review when the X3M is released. Thanks for sharing!
__________________
2016 LAGUNA SECA BLUE /// M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 11:36 AM   #4
SteveSpy
BMW Fanatic
SteveSpy's Avatar
United_States
199
Rep
1,284
Posts

Drives: 2018 X3 M40i
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2018 X3 M40i  [0.00]
Can I get a summary? I don't have 30 minutes...
__________________
SteveSpy
Current Ride: 2018 X3 M40i
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 11:57 AM   #5
guess2098
Lieutenant
97
Rep
527
Posts

Drives: 2018 M4, 2016 X5M
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rowland Heights, CA

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveSpy View Post
Can I get a summary? I don't have 30 minutes...
Bmw makes good suv. The end! Thanks for watching
Appreciate 3
ando698.00

      05-16-2018, 12:54 PM   #6
SteveSpy
BMW Fanatic
SteveSpy's Avatar
United_States
199
Rep
1,284
Posts

Drives: 2018 X3 M40i
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2018 X3 M40i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by guess2098 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveSpy View Post
Can I get a summary? I don't have 30 minutes...
Bmw makes good suv. The end! Thanks for watching
I took the time to watch it. It's good.
__________________
SteveSpy
Current Ride: 2018 X3 M40i
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 01:56 PM   #7
stefan
Brigadier General
stefan's Avatar
No_Country
1132
Rep
3,543
Posts

Drives: M2 LCI
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2018 BMW M2  [5.00]
2016 BMW X1  [0.00]
This guys reviews are great. It's amazing what you can report on when you aren't pandering to manufacturers.
__________________
///M Power
Appreciate 1
      05-16-2018, 02:52 PM   #8
ZHPsedan
Second Lieutenant
United_States
112
Rep
245
Posts

Drives: X3 M40i
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southeast

iTrader: (0)

I'll say the same thing I said when the video first came out.

Why does he have run flats AND a spare tire? Odd to see him driving around with DSC off like that too...
Don't disagree about the volume rocker on the steering wheel, but it's basically useless with the gesture commands being so damn natural.
I think the back seats are fantastic and I'm 6' and I've never noticed the back doors being small.

Other than that, it was a pretty interesting review and like seeing the undercarriage.
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 04:14 PM   #9
TheObviousChild
Lieutenant
TheObviousChild's Avatar
United_States
110
Rep
493
Posts

Drives: '16 340xi M-Sport MPPSK 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CO

iTrader: (0)

I just picked up a 2018 X3 for my wife and we're both really enjoying it. Came from an Explorer which was just painfully boring. The iDrive and gauges are so nice it makes my 2016 340 feel dated when I get back in.
__________________
2016 340xi EBII over Coral Red / ///M sport / Premium / Cold Weather / 6MT / Nav / Dynamic Handling / HK audi
Previous:2013 335xi EBII over Coral Red / ///M sport / Premium / Cold Weather / 6MT / Nav / Dynamic Handling / HK audio
2010 328i / MT - Previous: 2007 328i / AT (boo) - Previous: 2004 325i / MT
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 05:35 PM   #10
supershaft
Second Lieutenant
93
Rep
201
Posts

Drives: 2018 RS7 | 2018 530e
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: nj

iTrader: (0)

I can't take anyone seriously when they say they find the HUD to be distracting.

straight up noob.
Appreciate 3
      05-16-2018, 05:55 PM   #11
Keweenawbee
Lieutenant
Keweenawbee's Avatar
199
Rep
511
Posts

Drives: 18 X3 30i-m-exec Rides: RT1100
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: MN & MI, USA

iTrader: (0)

He's got sort of a Zen-like aura doesn't he? I like his 6 series GT review better.
__________________
2018 X3 i30 SapphireBlack/ZMP/ZPX/ZDB
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 06:01 PM   #12
Just a 3
First Lieutenant
United_States
29
Rep
396
Posts

Drives: 2011 335i prem sport perf pkge
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Excellent review. Probably the best I have seen. I am going to look for other reviews by this guy. Superb
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 08:00 PM   #13
Sea-Tac
Major
Sea-Tac's Avatar
United_States
1149
Rep
1,358
Posts

Drives: 2108 X3 xDrive30i
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bellevue, Wa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheObviousChild View Post
I just picked up a 2018 X3 for my wife and we're both really enjoying it. Came from an Explorer which was just painfully boring. The iDrive and gauges are so nice it makes my 2016 340 feel dated when I get back in.
Congrats...you'll love it...
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 08:21 PM   #14
Sea-Tac
Major
Sea-Tac's Avatar
United_States
1149
Rep
1,358
Posts

Drives: 2108 X3 xDrive30i
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bellevue, Wa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZHPsedan View Post
I'll say the same thing I said when the video first came out.

Why does he have run flats AND a spare tire? Odd to see him driving around with DSC off like that too...
Don't disagree about the volume rocker on the steering wheel, but it's basically useless with the gesture commands being so damn natural.
I think the back seats are fantastic and I'm 6' and I've never noticed the back doors being small.

Other than that, it was a pretty interesting review and like seeing the undercarriage.
That was a good catch. He said he has run flat tires (Pirelli P7's). I don't think that is available as an option. My car has standard radial tires and a spare. I asked at BMW if I could have run flats with a spare. They checked and there was no way to order it with that configuration. It is essentially an either or...either run flats and no spare or straight all season radials with a spare.

What I'm figuring is that by the looks of the car the underneath when it was on the lift it looks pretty well used. So do the tires. That car has some rough miles on it by the look of it. It also has NJ plates which is where BMW USA headquarters are. I figure they changed out the regular radials and fit it with RF's for whatever reason...anyway, good catch.
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 08:29 PM   #15
CalCarNut
Brigadier General
CalCarNut's Avatar
United_States
974
Rep
3,115
Posts

Drives: 2015 F36 Jet Black Sport Line
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Blue Skies

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
He didn't talk about the optional (or maybe standard) glove box delamination feature. My X3 has it...came standard . Overall, a nice commentary. I am interested in the X3M when available............
__________________
2015 BMW F36 428i JetBlack. Sport Line Edition
25% 3M Tint|-HD Tuning Stage 1 (formerly known as GSR Stage 1|
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 08:51 PM   #16
stefan
Brigadier General
stefan's Avatar
No_Country
1132
Rep
3,543
Posts

Drives: M2 LCI
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2018 BMW M2  [5.00]
2016 BMW X1  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalCarNut View Post
He didn't talk about the optional (or maybe standard) glove box delamination feature. My X3 has it...came standard . Overall, a nice commentary. I am interested in the X3M when available............
Delamination feature eh? curious to hear this story. I am looking at an x3 m40 and while the interior is pretty I'm not feeling the quality as much as the older models.
__________________
///M Power
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 09:19 PM   #17
Germanauto
Colonel
Germanauto's Avatar
United_States
1960
Rep
2,046
Posts

Drives: BMW, Lexus
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: NW and Midwest

iTrader: (0)

Nice car, best in class...but a 30 min vid on what's essentially a mommy mobile?

Aint nobody got time for that.
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 10:27 PM   #18
darrylo
Head Idiot
darrylo's Avatar
United_States
125
Rep
323
Posts

Drives: 2018 G01 X3 x30i
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: US

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sea-Tac View Post
I asked at BMW if I could have run flats with a spare. They checked and there was no way to order it with that configuration. It is essentially an either or...either run flats and no spare or straight all season radials with a spare.
That's so weird. I had no trouble ordering the donut with 19" runflats. Just clicked on a checkbox, done.

Edit: this is on an xDrive x30i, not an M40i.
Appreciate 1
Sea-Tac1149.00

      05-16-2018, 10:54 PM   #19
Sea-Tac
Major
Sea-Tac's Avatar
United_States
1149
Rep
1,358
Posts

Drives: 2108 X3 xDrive30i
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bellevue, Wa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by darrylo View Post
That's so weird. I had no trouble ordering the donut with 19" runflats. Just clicked on a checkbox, done.

Edit: this is on an xDrive x30i, not an M40i.
Thanks...I appreciate the follow-up. I just went thru the BMW build sheet and my order. It shows that the donut was item 300 at $150. But there isn't any option that I am seeing to have the donut with run flats...strange.
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 11:08 PM   #20
darrylo
Head Idiot
darrylo's Avatar
United_States
125
Rep
323
Posts

Drives: 2018 G01 X3 x30i
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: US

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sea-Tac View Post
But there isn't any option that I am seeing to have the donut with run flats...strange.
I'm confused. The donut doesn't depend upon any x30i package -- you just order it. The only curlique is that, on the x30i, you get it free (automatically, I think) if you order the Premium Package with 19" non-runflats.

My x30i has Bridgestone Dueler H/P 245/50R19 runflats, and a lack of cargo space caused by the donut.
Appreciate 1
Sea-Tac1149.00

      05-16-2018, 11:09 PM   #21
raysspl
Colonel
raysspl's Avatar
916
Rep
2,894
Posts

Drives: walking, bicycle, & bus
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: thesocalrealestate.com

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the vote of confidence on watching this review y'all
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-17-2018, 02:43 AM   #22
Sea-Tac
Major
Sea-Tac's Avatar
United_States
1149
Rep
1,358
Posts

Drives: 2108 X3 xDrive30i
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bellevue, Wa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by darrylo View Post
I'm confused. The donut doesn't depend upon any x30i package -- you just order it. The only curlique is that, on the x30i, you get it free (automatically, I think) if you order the Premium Package with 19" non-runflats.

My x30i has Bridgestone Dueler H/P 245/50R19 runflats, and a lack of cargo space caused by the donut.
I just went thru the build sheet and price list again. You are 100% correct. My dealer was dead wrong. I have the premium package. With that you have an option of run flats or standards. Run flats are coded 25y and regulars are 25x. With 25x you get the donut at no cost. With 25y you option the donut at 150.00. I chose the standard tire because I don’t like the run flats on my 328. Can’t stand them.

Anyway I appreciate your clarification.

Last edited by Sea-Tac; 05-17-2018 at 12:25 PM.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:26 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST