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Old 11-19-2003, 03:14 AM   #1
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Thumbs up the X3 has ARRIVED!!!

Here is my work story as usual...

So I'm working and I walk into the showroom to return some keys and the door's of the showroom are opening, that only means 1 thing, something new has arrived!

So I look around the corner and there it is. A '04 black on tan w/wood X3 3.0i

Looks really mean and...uhh...cute! LOL it's like a shrunken X5!

The back end is a little bubblish, but not too much so it's not ugly. Rear lights are ok and the front end is just amazing! Lights are wicked! Engine is very crowed since it's like a 3.0 X5 engine in a smaller body, but that's only bad for the tech's
You can see some parts that used to be steel are now hard plastic, like the radiator support.
The interior is pretty sweet! The dash is all redesigned and more modern looking. The main dash (speedometer and rpm's and shit, forgot what it's called) is the same as th Z4 style. Exactly the same actually. Moonroof is ****ing amazing...it spans nearly the whole length of the roof and opens 3/4 of the way. Anyways you can see it all in the pics below.

As for the price, the top of the line one (the 3.0i) is around the 50g-ish area...not bad for a BMW SUV I think. You can also get the 2.5i which is obviously cheaper.

Overall I would give it a 8 outta 10 on looks and quality. Obviously haven't driven it yet so no rating on it performs.

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Old 11-19-2003, 03:16 AM   #2
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:18 AM   #3
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looks good, I like it. Only thing I would change is the non-body coloured skirts.
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:25 AM   #4
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not bad.....kinda reminds me of a honda crv
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:40 AM   #5
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Too busy. Then again I think all SUVs are.

I want an FX45. It's an M Coupe on steroids.
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:45 AM   #6
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Jeremy: **** you with the CRV! It doesn't at all in real life man...not even in the pics, your on crack man!

Mystikal: Oh man I would pick a FX45 over almost any SUV. I ****ing love those beasts! Copper on brick leather = *drool*
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:47 AM   #7
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Agreed,
The FX45 is the HOTTEST SUV out there IMO!
But the X3 is a nice looking car, i was at maranello today and i seen a black on black on, and i was talkin to a salesmen and they are very reasonably priced!
He said 40ISH for the 2.5 and around 47 for the 3.0L which is pretty good for what your getting, best part...from what i'm told, they're both available in a manual transmission, and therefore i think that means the 3.0L would have a 6spd.!
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:49 AM   #8
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Screw every other SUV, this thing is sex on wheels:

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Old 11-19-2003, 03:49 AM   #9
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it's interesting.. maybe fun to cruise around in?

but not a real bmw by performance standards
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:54 AM   #10
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Mystikal, thats what i'm talkin bout!!
HELL YEEEE!
That car is the definition of P.I.M.P!!
Wow, i love the design of infiniti's wheels!
They're sharp lookin man!
Thanks for the new wallpaper!
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Old 11-19-2003, 07:51 AM   #11
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Too busy. Then again I think all SUVs are.

I want an FX45. It's an M Coupe on steroids.
2nd that. I thought about takin some steroids indeed...
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Old 11-19-2003, 10:12 AM   #12
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it looks pretty fun to drive
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Old 11-19-2003, 11:00 AM   #13
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Re: the X3 has ARRIVED!!!

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As for the price, the top of the line one (the 3.0i) is around the 50g-ish area...not bad for a BMW SUV I think. You can also get the 2.5i which is obviously cheaper.
absolutely FUGLY.

doesn't the E46 come with the same 3.0L motor as the 3.0L X5? (330i)? It should be the same size then unless they shrunk the engine bay on the X3 (not likely) compared to the 330i.
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Do you think the black front and rear bumper can be painted to the body colour????

Is the plastic smooth??
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Old 11-19-2003, 11:52 AM   #15
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Isn't the X3 suppost to be a POS?
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