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      11-07-2020, 06:53 PM   #1
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Another X3M Competition Review: A Proper M Car?

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      11-08-2020, 08:23 AM   #2
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I think he likes it! Note no bouncing/jiggling down those tiny little country b roads...

I agree with the comments regarding how direct and alert the car feels you really don't expect it to be that way.
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      11-08-2020, 11:47 AM   #3
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Really enjoyed this one - thanks for sharing Carmicro
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Same - enjoyed the review. Thanks for sharing!
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No problem all. I liked the review as well. Nice to see a review from someone who ‘gets it’ on what a makes a M car instead of asking why it does not ride like a super fast soft wobbly SUV. 😂
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No problem all. I liked the review as well. Nice to see a review from someone who 'gets it' on what a makes a M car instead of asking why it does not ride like a super fast soft wobbly SUV. 😂
I completely agree. Thanks for posting.

The F97/98 sub forum is full of whiners that complain about the ride and talk about how good it is to remove the performance summer tires and put on all season tires... Ugh
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Maybe it’s the northerner in me, and yes I know Joe A is also from “darn sarth” but I had to turn that off.
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Nice. I've noticed the X3M gets a lot more love than the X4M... any clue why that might be?
The X3 looks considerably worse in my opinion
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These are still SUV which means people who are buying them are also looking for the gains in utility, else they'd buy a car. Cutting out half of the cargo space of the vehicle really puts a dent in that.
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Nice. I've noticed the X3M gets a lot more love than the X4M... any clue why that might be?
The X3 looks considerably worse in my opinion
Your opinion is definitely in the minority. Nothing wrong with that though.
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Nice. I've noticed the X3M gets a lot more love than the X4M... any clue why that might be?
The X3 looks considerably worse in my opinion
The F98 proportions are just wonky imho. Kind of works for the X6 variants, but doesn't quite carry over to the X4. But there are no wrong opinions here!
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Nice. I've noticed the X3M gets a lot more love than the X4M... any clue why that might be?
The X3 looks considerably worse in my opinion
I prefer the boxy look and also the way x4 slopes just isnt the same when comparing cayenne n the cayenne coupe. X4 slopes weird.
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that was a nice one OP
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Nice. I've noticed the X3M gets a lot more love than the X4M... any clue why that might be?
The X3 looks considerably worse in my opinion
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Nice. I've noticed the X3M gets a lot more love than the X4M... any clue why that might be?
The X3 looks considerably worse in my opinion
Most people are on the complete opposite side of spectrum (myself included). The X4M is just weird and shapeless to me. It's all in the eye of the beholder though.
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Nice. I've noticed the X3M gets a lot more love than the X4M... any clue why that might be?
The X3 looks considerably worse in my opinion
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Nice. I've noticed the X3M gets a lot more love than the X4M... any clue why that might be?
The X3 looks considerably worse in my opinion
It's funny you say that cause I've always felt the opposite since the X4 introduction and now even more so with the x4 and x6 compliment for x5. Just starting to take a really odd shape IMO especially with that taillight redesign
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i cant get over him saying its a large vehicle lol guess nobody drives Tahoes there.
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i cant get over him saying its a large vehicle lol guess nobody drives Tahoes there.
Having spent a lot of time in the US I understand your point! The reviewer calls the X3 a big car but also he calls it a mid-size SUV several times. To some in the US the X3 will be a small SUV....a small SUV in the UK would be a Nissan Juke.

For the UK and really all of Europe the current X3 is about big a car as is convenient. Our parking spaces are smaller than in the US, our car parks, town & village roads are much tighter than in the US. An X5, Q7 etc can be just that bit too wide to navigate easily between many residential gateposts. So for us, yes it's a relatively big car.
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i cant get over him saying its a large vehicle lol guess nobody drives Tahoes there.
I was thinking the same thing
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i cant get over him saying its a large vehicle lol guess nobody drives Tahoes there.
Having spent a lot of time in the US I understand your point! The reviewer calls the X3 a big car but also he calls it a mid-size SUV several times. To some in the US the X3 will be a small SUV....a small SUV in the UK would be a Nissan Juke.

For the UK and really all of Europe the current X3 is about big a car as is convenient. Our parking spaces are smaller than in the US, our car parks, town & village roads are much tighter than in the US. An X5, Q7 etc can be just that bit too wide to navigate easily between many residential gateposts. So for us, yes it's a relatively big car.
That makes perfect sense. I did drive a Peugeot 208 in Paris, 5spd of course.
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M4: 185″ L x 74″ W x 54-55″ H

X3M: 186″ L x 75″ W x 66″ H
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M4: 185″ L x 74″ W x 54-55″ H

X3M: 186″ L x 75″ W x 66″ H
heh. E46 M3: 177" L x 70" W x 54" H

crazy how big these cars have gotten (looking at the M4)
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