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Old 12-28-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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2008 BMW Xi coupe.

I was looking at this model for my next car.....I test drove one and it was very good.Very refine and the car drove well.I need a 4 wheel drive car since it be my primary...any opinions?.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:20 AM   #2
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Is it the 328 or 330 you're looking at? Are you buying from a dealer or private?
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
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Not a BMW dealer but a dealer....328Xi 2008 coupe....priced between $25000-30,000....is the X drive reliable..any major issues with this model and year?....
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:46 PM   #4
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I've got 150K on my X3, I know its different but I have not had any trouble with my xdrive.

I see you're in TO, do you really need xdrive? I actually commute Barrie to Markham and I was considering just a 328i and putting winter tires on it. The X3 is my wife's, we have a small cottage up north, that's why the X3. The 328i would be my DD.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:58 PM   #5
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I've got 150K on my X3, I know its different but I have not had any trouble with my xdrive.

I see you're in TO, do you really need xdrive? I actually commute Barrie to Markham and I was considering just a 328i and putting winter tires on it. The X3 is my wife's, we have a small cottage up north, that's why the X3. The 328i would be my DD.
I have a 2007 328xi ... for a loaner I got a 323i. There is NO way I would give up the Xdrive after driving the 323i in Ottawa. For a year round daily, the X is SO nice.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:17 AM   #6
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scotch is there a huge difference between the 2007 and 2008 model?...also is the Xdrive a full time awd like the Quattro or can you switch it off in the summer?..
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:35 PM   #7
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scotch is there a huge difference between the 2007 and 2008 model?...also is the Xdrive a full time awd like the Quattro or can you switch it off in the summer?..
No differences that I know of at all. You cannot switch off the xdrive.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:12 AM   #8
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last question does the Xdrive eat tires...whats the story about this system destroying tires.......
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:36 AM   #9
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last question does the Xdrive eat tires...whats the story about this system destroying tires.......
Never heard of this. I've only owned mine for 6 months, so no idea.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:11 PM   #10
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last question does the Xdrive eat tires...whats the story about this system destroying tires.......


Never heard of this and never had an issue with my xi ( now has 144k on it ).

In fact the tires ( summer and winter ) last just as long as when I had a rwd bimmer.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:24 PM   #11
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Xdrive system destroying tires..news to me...if this is true...
it would be in most forums..
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
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My mistake reading the other BMW forums more carefully it was the stock run flat tires that was the problem...my next car a 2007 or 2008 ALpine white 328XI coupe......
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:51 PM   #13
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I have a 335xi, its awesome. You can have lots of fun with it in winter (donuts & drifting) with the DSC/DTC off. You can even turn off the AWD system by pulling a specific fuse but I wouldn't recommend it nor have I done it, I just know its possible.
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