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BH's Alpine White MY20 G01 BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport

Bristle Hound Oct 9, 2019

  1. Bristle Hound

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

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    After using the A4Avant to tow for around 6 months the wife & I decided we needed a bigger, more powerful, AWD tow car

    Some of you will know I'm a great advocate of PCH but I have struggled in vane to find a SUV which full fills my needs as a tow car

    My selection was narrowed down to the X3, a Q5, a XC60 & a VW Tiguan
    This was quickly narrowed down to the X3 & the Q5

    I had made contact via email with both dealers offering the best deals on respective cars
    3 phone calls to the Audi 'Sales Executive' & I'm still waiting for him to call me back. He was always on the phone & was going to ring me back

    So Audi lost due to the lack of interest

    The wife & I went into our local BMW dealership to have a look at a new X3 as I honestly hadn't seen one on the road. I took my best deal in with me just to offer them the business if they could match/beat the deal I had

    The killer with BMW at the mo is their 2.9% APR finance for the last 1/4 of 2019
    I was managed to negotiate a 20% discount off list & got a 'healthy' price for the A4 Avant too
    Only managed to get a full tank of diesel out of them but still ...
    So all in all, the Hound is a happy dawg

    Anyway they matched the deal & were able to trace a car that was on the ship from Germany with my exact spec!
    Hopefully I should be in the new X3 mid November

    I'm part ex'ing the Avant in the deal. Great trade in price as well

    I chose the solid alpine white as I don't like any of the other X3 colours, but I appreciate we are all different

    Spec

    MY20 G01 BMW X3 xDrive 20d M Sport
    190ps & 400nm torque
    Solid alpine white
    Auto transmission
    AWD
    Vernasca leather - black with grey contrast stitching
    Aluminum fine cutting interior trim with pearl chrome finisher
    BMW live cockpit professional with 12.3" instrument display & a 10.25" control display with ID7

    Options

    M Sport Plus package
    - 20" M light alloy Double-spoke style 699 M wheels, Orbit Grey with mixed tyres, front 8J x 20
    with 245/45 R20 tyres, rear 9.5J x 20 with 275/40 R20 tyres
    - Adaptive suspension
    - M seat belts
    - BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line with extended contents
    - Dynamic safety
    - Sun protection glass
    - M Sport braking system
    - Variable sport steering
    Towbar, electrically folding


    Must admit I'm quite surprised how much standard kit it has -
    Power tailgate
    Adaptive LED headlights
    Power foldy anti dazzle mirrors
    F & r parking sensors with rear camera
    Heated front seats
    Acoustic glazing
    Ambient lighting
    Parking assistant (Park Assist includes the Reversing Assist camera, lateral parking aid, as well as Active Park Distance Control (PDC)


    I'm sure there's more but I just haven't had enough time to read up on it yet lol

    Haven't owned a BMW since 2002 so quite interested to see how things go

    More info as & when I get it
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
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  3. AndrewW

    AndrewW Active Member Team Sprint Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group S tronic

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    Sounds nice! Look forward to some pictures. The electric folding towbars are amazing, really neat bit of kit.
     
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  4. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Looking forward to the pics Col. Won’t be long till collection day. :)
     
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  5. Adam14

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

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    Sounds tasty! At this rate we should rebrand the site to bmw-sport lol

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
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  6. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver S-line owners group TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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  7. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Haha, how about BMW Hound :)
     
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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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  9. Bristle Hound

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

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    @AndrewW - Cheers :thumbs up:
    A few vids on YT with the electric towbar which have been keeping me amused
    Thanks @Sandra :thumbs up:
    @Adam14 - Cheers :thumbs up:
    Not for me to say ... lol
    @Bulldog @X3man - Its a thought, but I've used the BH username for around 17 years on various Forum's now so not quite ready for a change, yet ;):D
     
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  10. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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    Congrats on the new purchase @Bristle Hound!

    Shocking service from Audi then!? It is sad to hear this after giving them many chances, but BMW have seriously upped their game. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
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  11. Bristle Hound

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

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    @SPIKE_S3 - Thanks :thumbs up:
    Surprised at Audi's lack of responce. But coupled with the my local Audi's attitude may be a good time to change for me
    Still staying on ASN tho' - if I'm wanted :superman:
     
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  13. Pinky1959

    Pinky1959 Well-Known Member

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    Well done on the new purchase, It sounds really nice .
    I can't wait for the new car detail photos.
    I would visit the Audi non car salesperson when you collect the car just to let them know you have a new car .
     
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  14. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    That won’t be happening Adam, lol.
    @Bristle Hound of course you can stay Col.
     
  15. Bristle Hound

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

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    @Pinky1959 - Cheers
    Just having a think at the mo over what detailing products to use
    Gonna be simple, but no ceramics
    Funny that I did think the same :D
    Lol :D
    Why thank you @Sandra
     
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  16. 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 X3 BH. It looks like a cracking spec. I must admit that I was also a bit surprised with how comfortable it was after driving a mate's X3 earlier in the year when I borrowed it to pick up family from Heathrow.
     
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  17. Bristle Hound

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

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    @V6_Man - Cheers mate :thumbs up:
     
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  18. Pinky1959

    Pinky1959 Well-Known Member

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    I went to my local garage years ago to see about changing my car and asked the salesman ( who is a friend ) If they had any Suzuki (Yea I know ! ! ! )
    XL 7 's, He said NO and didn't offer top look for one , So I went to Paisley (90 miles away ) and found a nearly new one , next day I went to garage for lottery and he came out showroom aghast that I had got one, I stated he didn't offer to check so I went and got it elsewhere and got a far better deal than he would have given me he wasn't pleased .
    I was quite chuffed that he noticed and I bet if anyone asks for cars now he will check.
     
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  19. Jcbmally

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

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    Awesome mate, I'm really enjoying mine and it has surprised me on the "rough" stuff. Great spec and the White does look good in the flesh.
     
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  20. Jcbmally

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

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    :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
  21. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    @Pinky1959 you guys are just so funny lol:)
     
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  22. Jcbmally

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

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    I'd definitely do it, a bit like the old Jim Bowen phrase "look what you could have won" i.e. another sale .
     
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  23. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    It’s our Scottish sense of humour that does it, hope your good, :)
     
  24. Jcbmally

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

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    I'm spot on @Sandra thanks. We Scots like a good laugh.:thumbs up:
     
  25. Bristle Hound

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

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    @Jcbmally - Thanks buddy :thumbs up:
    & thanks !
     
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  26. Bristle Hound

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

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    Text today - altho these trackers are not 100% accurate
    Still ...
     
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  27. Jcbmally

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

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    Ahem, I would like to remind you of the ASN rules Mr Hound, no pics then I didn't happen :whistle2:
     
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  28. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Woohoo
     
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  29. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona

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    It’s only on its way, and already you have changed your banners and signature!! :tonguewink:

    Exciting times.....still aiming for mid Nov?
     
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  30. Bristle Hound

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

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    @Jcbmally - PSML :D
    @X3man - Agreed lol
    @SPIKE_S3 - Got to be done I'm afraid lol
    I have a feeling its more likely to be early November but we shall see
     
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  31. Neil Woodburn

    Neil Woodburn Active Member

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    Audi are just as bad - wife wanted a new A1 instead of her 3 year old Fiesta - we walked into showroom to be set upon by a young chap salesman - asked if he could help so wife piped up she wanted a price for a A1 Sport 1.4 FSI - in Utopia Blue with Comfort Pack - black seat interior - no trade in Cash buyer.
    He turned to me and said they don't do that colour and why don't you choose a finance package - I said it is her car so you should be dealing with her - which he said - ah ha sir - but what does she know .
    At that point she about turned and walked out - where are you going sir - following my wife to go to Audi **** with our business.

    Guess what was siting in our driveway 3 months later to order :)

    Nothing worse than a woman's scorn.


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  32. Snake Pliskin

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

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    @Bristle Hound

    Nice one mate - didn't see that one coming :icon thumright:

    Car & spec sounds superb - you just want another car to detail, I know you lol :)

    Not long to wait either which is a bonus so lookimg forward to pics and collection thoughts :thumbs up:
     
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  34. Bristle Hound

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

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    @Snake Pliskin - Thanks buddy

    I’m going to keep this detail a simple one, nothing fancy. Not the best of time to do a new car detail but I’m sure I’ll manage lol
    Having had my old ibis white A4 for 5 1/2 years before it made way for the S4 I know how easy it is to keep a white car. The plan is the X3 is a keeper (yes yes I know lol). SWMBO is already eyeing up bigger caravans as she knows we can tow something a lot bigger now
     
  35. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Sounds ace, congrats on the new car mate!

    I too have a new BMW but a little smaller in the form of a Mini Cooper S :icon thumright:

    :racer:
     
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  36. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    With a garage Col...easy peasy
     
  37. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Col, back to the X3 rubber mats, I know they are pricey, but they are the b*llocks. Just fitted mine yesterday ready for winter - Will take a pic and post at some point
     
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  38. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition S tronic

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  39. Bristle Hound

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

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    @DieselJake - Thanks buddy :thumbs up:
    Love the MINI’s - Wife has had a few the last being a 5 door Cooper S which was a fab drive


    @X3man - Your Not the first to say this lol
    I’m going to push the supplying dealer but I’m not hopeful TBH
    Can’t see me paying £110+ for some rubber mats Nev :(
    Pic would be good non the less
    @jdp1962 - Cheers Jeff :thumbs up:
     
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  40. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    I got the boot liner chucked in, and managed to get the mats for about £70, which I was told was under cost
     
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  41. Snake Pliskin

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

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    Yeah white (& silver) are easy to keep looking clean aren’t they.

    So ... I would like you define ‘your definition’ of ‘keeper’ ... just exactly what is this timeframe lol :)
     
  42. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    more than 6 months? PMSL
     
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  43. Bristle Hound

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

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    @X3man - Nice one :thumbs up:
    My supplying dealer isn’t playing, yet lol
    @Snake Pliskin - Very true :thumbs up:
    Taking the fifth on the ‘keeper’ question lol
    Definitely Nev ;) :D
     
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