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View Full Version : saw my first X3 at the SF Auto Show today--





Atilla
11-24-2003, 02:53 AM

Atilla
11-24-2003, 03:08 AM
Here are my impressions. It looks HOT. Very sexy and substantial. The black bumbers are perfect. They DO NOT look cheap. They look like very expensive nubby rubber. It has a really cool hi-tech texture. Painted bumpers were invented by the auto industry to get more money out of you in body-work. Bumbers are for BUMPING!

This is not a prissy wagon like the X5. This is a tough little truck with some real style. It looks like a truck you want to live in and let get messy. The interior is the same. The black plastic dash etc. is a really cool pebble grain that looks very tough. After you sit in an RX 330 with all the shiny wood and chrome and gathered leather, this is soooo refreshing. This is not a wannabe CEO's pretentious car! This is a rock-climber's truck. There are only a few slip-ups in materials (inserts around window controls on door handle DO look cheap, and the luggage roll-up cover in back is flimsy.) In a perfect world, they'd get it all right, but this ain't a perfect world. They'll fix it next year.

Can't wait to drive it this week at the dealer. The sport stearing wheel and wheels and seats look amazing. If the ride is as bad as they say, I gotta figure out a way to get the sport pack without the sport suspension-- maybe you can order the items separately.

333C
11-24-2003, 02:08 PM

Atilla
11-24-2003, 02:15 PM
Moscone North, on Howard btwn 3rd and 4th. I was really suprised-- no big launch. The X3 is just sitting on the floor next to the z4 and x5. No rotating platform, no vanna white with a microphone. BMW should have had a big launch here-- this car is tailor-made for SF/Bay Area lifestyle. Low-key luxury and outdoor living.

atyclb
11-24-2003, 04:51 PM
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MDork
11-24-2003, 09:52 PM
kills the look of the car IMO...would rather have them be darker or painted. I do agree that the interior design is excellent.

overall im sure it will be a success<br>
el dorko

8" Fox/Dinosaur Skateboard
27speed Schwinn- Black

AIM: dork racing

333C
11-24-2003, 10:55 PM

Atilla
11-25-2003, 12:42 PM
$7. Worth it in order to see the X3 in comparision with competitors-- the Touareg and the FX35. Go today, before the thanxgiving crowds show up.

333C
11-25-2003, 02:04 PM


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