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BH's Alpine White MY20 G01 BMW X3 xDrive 20d M Sport

Bristle Hound Oct 9, 2019

  1. Pinky1959

    Pinky1959 Well-Known Member

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  3. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Mats, excuse the dirty marks:

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  4. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @X3man - Liking them Nev, a lot. Best I can hope for is some serious discount on a set me thinks
    @jassyo06 - Is Jordan up for some serious ASN discount for us BM owners? ;):D
     
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  5. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue It's my birthday

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    He doesn't get discounts on accessories mate
     
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  6. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Worth a shot ...
    Don’t ask don’t get lol
     
  7. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Well-Known Member

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    Just catching up on this BH, glad to hear you finally got something bigger for towing the van. Can’t wait to see this pictures.


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  8. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @BarryG79 - Thanks buddy :thumbs up:
     
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  9. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    Wow ... for mats, they are damn cool & love the design :icon thumright:
     
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  10. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    Well you know they always want bigger pal :whistle2::whistle2::whistle2::whistle2:
     
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  11. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    PMSL @Jcbmally :D
     
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  13. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Got a brand new set of genuine BMW mats off eBay for the X3
    I'm going to treat these with Gtechniq I1 v2 & use them when we go caravaning & keep the originals when we are not

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    Also arrived the same day, a coding cable to use in conjunction with the BimmerCode app
    https://www.bimmercode.app/

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    (Thanks to @X3man for heads upon coding cable)
     
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  14. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Update today from the 'New Car Sales Executive' from the supplying BMW dealer -

    'I wanted to let you know that your brand new BMW is making it’s way over on the ship.
    The estimated date of delivery is mid-late November'

    So around a month then

    Our daughter is collecting her new Seat Tarraco on the 22nd November so I bet we have collection on the same day
     
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  15. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Didn't realise all BMW X vehicles, except the X1, are built in Spartanberg, South Carolina, US of A
    No wonder why mines taking so long on the ship over FFS :(
     
  16. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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  18. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Centre armrest storage tidy tray arrived today from AliExpress
    Well made for £9 delivered IMHO

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  19. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Update from the supplying Dealer today -
    'We are looking towards the end of this month as an estimated delivery date.'

    Looks like my daughter will get her new Terraco before me then
     
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  20. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Nice one, not long now Col. getting popcorn ready for the new car detailing write up
     
  21. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @X3man - Cheers Nev :thumbs up:
    & no pressure then lol
     
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  22. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Had an email this afternoon from the Salesperson at the supplying dealer -

    'Great news, your car has landed in the UK port and is now undergoing it’s PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection)!'

    Arranged collection for 1pm Thursday 21st November !

    Only 9 sleeps to go ! :superman:
     
  23. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Woohoo
     
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  24. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Went into the Dealers today to have a chat and get some fast BMW water lol
    Dealer has agreed to tax from the 1st of December and cover the other 9 days worth of tax
    Get the reg. no. on Monday so will sort out insurance then

    Still waiting for the big sell on GAP & their GardX rubbish
    If the Dealer can match the GAP quote I already have I'll go with them, if not its of to
    https://gapinsurance123.co.uk/
    for my 4th policy
    (GAP quote I have with the above company is a 4 year 'Combined Return to Invoice & Vehicle Replacement' policy with no claim limit
    £258.28 incl. VAT)

    In relation the GardX I'll be saying give me a set of rubber mats & we will say no more about bringing the GardX issue up lol

    I've had to order another ethernet to lightning adapter as the 1 I had previously ordered has been lost in the post
    Still the new one should be here in time for delivery of the X3
    1st thing I'm going to do is enable the memory function on the stop/start button. Hate SS with a passion

    5 sleeps to go:superman:
     
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  25. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Tick tock, not long now Col
     
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  26. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Insurance sorted for the X3 for Thursday
    Fully comp for SWMBO & I to drive, protected NCD, not garaged (altho' it will be), 8000 miles/year, £350 excess with all the other usual guff included
    M&S Car Insurance
    £277.40 / year

    Happy enough with that for a £47k (list) car
    Nearest quote to this was £75 more
     
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  27. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Not bad Col, I can’t really compare what mine is, as have both JCW and M40 on multicar policy for £405. The usual PNCD, SWMBO etc
     
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  28. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    £242 for me buddy so sounds about right
     
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  29. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Collection day today

    I didn't want to collect this car with the transit film on & do a detail from there. Done that 3 times & TBH didn't fancy doing it again
    So I took a calculated risk as the X3 is solid white & let the Dealer do the prep

    The dealer had a bit of a mare with the prep guys and as a result we were about 1 1/2 late

    The wife & I thoroughly inspected and I mean thoroughly inspected the car in the hand over room. Paintwork was spot on, no swirls or marks that we could see. However the X3 was dirty in places where it shouldn't have been IMHO

    After a little moan the Sales Manager quickly appeared and couldn't apologise enough
    He gave us £70 worth of designer shops vouchers and a set of genuine BMW rubber mat set & another apology lol

    Not the best hand over but I'm still happy enough. Like my neighbour said he would have been happy to have £200 for a mildy dirty car in the nooks and crannies. I was always going to give it a clean myself anyways

    Tyres fitted - Pirelli P-Zero's
    Delivery mileage - 9.2 miles

    We had a busy day so I didn't get to drive it much today so 1st impressions are a bit limited but will update in a weeks time

    So far -

    Liking the power
    Loads & loads of tech to play with
    Gloss black front kidney grills

    Cool bits -
    Electric folding tow bar - it REALLY is cool lol
    MSport safety belts
    Digi dash

    Surprising bits I wasn't expecting it to have -
    Black chrome exhaust tips
    Courtesy lights in the outside door handles
    Interior floor mats are really good quality
    Salesman had put a 2nd rear number plate in the boot for the caravan

    I'll let the pic's do the talking for time being

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    Thanks for looking
     
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  30. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Well-Known Member

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    Looking great mate!

    Loving the new BMW interiors at the moment, big step up from the last generation.

    Happy driving.


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    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Just needs a few blue lights and some yellow go faster stripes down the side........


    I jest.
    Looks nice.
    Is it a good drive?
     
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  32. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    New motor looks ace mate! Sure you're very pleased with it!

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  34. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Well-Known Member SQ5 owners group Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi Q5 S tronic

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    Very nice !!!!!!!!!!!.:thumbs up:
     
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  35. V6_Man

    V6_Man Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 quattro Audi A3 Black Edition

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    Congrats on the new car @BH. It is looking fantabulous mate. White with black pack is the way to go
     
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  36. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    When I popped the bonnet on mine @Bristle Hound I was amazed at how far the front is away from the engine. Good old 50/50 weight distribution.
     
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  37. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @BarryG79 - Thanks Barry :thumbs up:
    Must admit the BM interiors are getting so close to the Audi ones IMHO
    PMSL @CHEZ - I know what you mean tho lol
    & cheers :thumbs up:
    Gerabox is seamless & the acoustic glass defo makes a difference
    @Adam14 - Thanks Adam :thumbs up:
    @RS3 S. - Cheers :thumbs up:
    @V6_Man - Thanks Tash :thumbs up:
    You obviously have good taste sir !
    @Jcbmally - I know exactly what you mean. Was a bit of shock there being nothing right at the front lol
     
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  38. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Another cool bit of kit
    'Welcome Light Carpet' - BMW's name not mine lol
    (Pic is from offside door to the rear of the car)

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    Was checking tow bar under rear of car so I thought I may as well get some under body shots lol

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    Set up the BMW ConnectedDrive app today
    'Tis quite a cool bit of kit
    Shows quite bit of info about your car in app on your iPhone

    Still getting used to the seat belts tightening shortly after you pull off. A bit weird to start off but getting used to it now

    Remainder of the coding cable came today so going to have a play with the BimmerCode app over the weekend

    Went into the supplying dealers today and they were obviously still feeling guilty from yesterdays handover as they topped the tank off with £25 worth of diesel. Quite a nice gesture IMHO
     
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  39. Boundy

    Boundy Member S-line owners group Monza Silver

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    Nice car, how much did you get for the Avant?
     
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  40. Pinky1959

    Pinky1959 Well-Known Member

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    That car is stunning, I am very jealous .
    I really like the black grills and all the rest of it!
    The dealers are really looking after you (so they should be ).
    Enjoy the car......
     
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  41. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @Boundy - Thanks :thumbs up:
    PM incoming
    @Pinky1959 - Cheers :thumbs up:
    & thank you
     
  42. Adam14

    Adam14 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Audi S5 Coupe

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    Know what you mean about seat belt tensioning, my mates C63 AMG has the same thing and really does go toght, imagine it's the same as your X3. Soon get used to it as you say.

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  43. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    Pic in the garage :D

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