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My Alpine White F25 X3 Xdrive20d Motorsport
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Rainbow 
Having sold the 320d and purchasing the M3, it was inevitable that a new daily would need to be found for my wife to use.. I had offered up my 330i for use, but un/fortunately she declined this generous offer. We had agreed to look for something later this year, as I had just spent a princely sum on E46 maintenance and on the purchase of the M3. With us working from home until January next year, yet another car wasn't really needed in the current pandemic...

Maybe it was seeing the joy and elation I experienced with the purchase of the M3 that moved up this timeline, that's what I like to tell myself anyway.. I had always liked the F30, but my wife expressed the desire for something with decent ground clearance.. Besides, I already have 2 rather low vehicles and it would make more sense to get a daily that offers some practicality. I also quite like the idea of the higher seating position for her, especially in the climate we find ourselves in. I maintained that it had to be a BMW, due to my unwavering love for the brand, despite the slew of questionable decisions coming out of BMWAG in recent times.. A story for another day, I suppose. 

I knew already what I was looking for, it was just a matter of finding the right car. I have always loved the look of the F25, it has a stylishly rugged look, that is quite appealing, especially in Motorsport guise.. I have only owned one exclusive pack BMW and its partly why I sold the car, I kept looking at Msport E90's and thinking how awesome they look, first world problems I know.. Despite the 'inconvenience' brought about by the lower kit and low profile wheels, it had to be a Msport kit, the other essentials were xenon lights and a panoramic sun roof. I had a look at the usual sites over a few weeks and found nothing worth looking into.

I remembered seeing a gem on the forum, in the guise of @Kyle s X3 SHOWROOM THREAD.. I showed my wife the showroom thread and she was sold.. Knowing full well that he doesn't hold onto cars for a long while, I took a chance and planted a seed while we were having a chat.. A few days later and this had already taken root, Kyle contacted me to say he was thinking of selling and I should have a look. We met one evening and it was my turn to be sold, the car really presented exceptionally well for an 8 year old vehicle and the 2 owner history + low mileage were the cherries on top. We discussed the details of the deal and I collected the car a few weeks ago. A HUGE thank you to Kyle for everything, including the gearbox service that he graciously agreed to complete as part of the deal.. Appreciate it bru.

Here is the new daily after a quick clean up, a 2012 BMW X3 Xdrive20d Motorsport in Alpine White III with Nevada Black Leather:

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My wife is ecstatic with the car and her only request is that I don't make it as loud as the straight-piped 20d. A car she quite enjoyed until I made it a 'boy-racer' (her words and not mine, LOL)! That said, I don't see myself doing many mods to this car, I already have my other cars that enjoy my spending monies. Aside from a DP that I would like to do to relieve pressure on the turbo, a short interval oil service is next on the cards. 

Ty
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#2
Beautiful SAV!!!
love that it’s neither too big or small. Drives like a car too.

Seeing examples likes this is more reason to hang onto mine.

Congrats and many happy miles


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Current:
2014 320i F30 - M-Sport (Mrs)
2012 3.0d F25 - M-Sport (Family Wagon)
2005 325ci E46 - M-Sport (Mr)
2003 330ci E46 - Weekend (Mr)

Previous BMWs:
2012 328i F30 - Powerful racy motor
2012 320i E90 - Solid built, disappointing performance
2010 3.0d E70 - Versatile car, strong diesel motor
2004 320i E46 - Built like a tank, superb motor
2003 320i E46 - Money pit, lemon of note
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#3
Congrats. Wishing you many safe and happy miles ahead.
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2010 BMW 320d e90 Dynamic Edition
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#4
Congrats indeed mate... A happy wife makes a happy family!!
Current:
2011 Merc C180 BE Avantgarde A/T
2016 Honda BRV 1.5 Comfort
2010 Hyundai Getz 1.4
EX:
2011 E90 BMW 323i Innovation Model
2003 E46 BMW 320i Steptronic
2015 Honda Mobilio 1.5 Comfort
2006 Audi A4 1.8T Multitronic B6
2005 VW Polo 2.0 Highline
2001 Audi A4 1.8T B5
2002 Opel Astra 2.0 CDE
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#5
Congrats again to you and the wife... I hope she brings you many happy miles!
Current:
Nike Air Force 1 React

Ex:
F25 X3 2.0d ,Alfa Romeo GT 3.2F20 M135iE90 M3 Dynamic LCi, '11 BMW E90 320d MSport, '09 BMW E90 320i Exclusive, '03 BMW E46 330i Individual, '02 BMW E39 525i Individual, '06 Impreza 2.0R Wagon, '03 S3 8L, '11 A3 1.6TDi, '70 VW Beetle 1600 Twin Port '00 A4 2.4 V6, '09 Ibiza Cupra 1.8T, 2013 Vivo Gran Turismo, E36 M3 Coupe, E46 320i Individual MSport, '98 Civic V Tec, E36 318is Msport, E30 318i Coupe,GOLF MK1 GT
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#6
Awesome daily driver! looks the part too, Wishing you guys many happy miles!
Current:
2014 BMW F30 330d Msport - A/T - Alpine White
2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe E86 - Black Sapphire Metallic


Previous:
1994 VW Golf Mk3 GTi -
2005 BMW 118i Black Sapphire Metallic
2008 BMW 120i M-Sport Space Grey
2011 BMW E90 LCI 320d Msport - A/T Alpine White
2006 BMW E86 Z4 3.0Si Coupe Black Sapphire Metallic  - Manual
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#7
Congrats Kev, Alpine White FTW.
No, no, he didn’t slam you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you… he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin’. – Harry Hogge, Days of Thunder

Current Rides
2007 530d MSport (DP, 76mm exhaust, RK Motion tune, OEM M6 wheels)
2012 X1 2.0D MSport
1996 200 Si Camry
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#8
Congrats on the new wheels, they do look great in White.

Many happy miles, looking forward to a review a few months down the line...
2011 E90 M3 M-DCT, Akrapovic Exhaust, more to come... Build thread here
2011 F25 X3 35i M-Sport, JB Stage 1, ex-Downpipe Build thread here
2007 E87 130i M-Sport: Alpine Upgrade, BMWP Intake, BMWP Exhaust Build thread here
2007 Corsa C Ute 2l 16v Tebbo Bluebiggrin : Build thread here
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#9
Congrats bud. Beautiful ride and addition to your stunning fleet!
2013 BMW 320d Manual - Glacier Silver
RK Motion

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Congrats KPM_X3
Current: F10 520D M Sport
Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
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Ex: E92 325i M LCI
Ex: E90 323i Exclusive LCI
Ex: E90 320i Individual LCI
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#11
Congrats on the new ride! Wish you many happy and safe miles!!!

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Current: 03 BMW E46 330i Individual (M)
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#12
Bro congratulations on another amazing purchase !!

Wow just wow .... been on this thread staring at the pics and yep I call dibs when you selling this :-) , You guys know whats the
meaning of clean cars , Now to arrange our next meet up
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(07-08-2020, 06:30 AM)KPM3_30 Wrote: ..SNIP..

Nice one!
wishing you many happy and safe KM's.
Current:
2017 F25 X3 20d MSport
2015 F30 320i MSport
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#14
Beautiful, these are pretty much perfect for daily driving under all conditions: plenty of torque, great fuel economy, all wheel drive, comfort, bullet proof engines, well priced...

My wife also enjoys our X3 (F25 2.0d) and automatically claimed it when we sold the Mini (which she bought before we got married). That's the reason I can't change it for something else now lol.

Enjoy and safe travels, bru...
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#15
With your rather active showroom threads, it appears that I have missed this one  Tiptoe

Congrats to you and the wife on the latest addition, hopefully lots of travel is in the books post lockdown Bravo

Also...Nice signature pics there...Silverstone Sandwich Biglol
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#16
Clean as a MFer !! The Mrs should love you long time for this one !! Congrats bro, must remember to tag you along for any potential car purchase, you keep finding gems Bluebiggrin
Current;
2014 F30 320i M Sport
2001 E46 330Ci Coupe (best car ever!!)
2002 E65 745i (best car when it works properly!!)

Exes;
2010 E90 323I M Sport
1996 E36 328i Coupe M Sport
2001 E39 530i
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#17
Hey bro,

Congrats man, looks wicked! Hope the wifey has many safe and happy kms!
Current:
2013 EB BMW M135i F20 - DP, K&N Filter, Xcede Stage 2 - 264wkw/635wnm
2016 Ice White Hyundai ix35 R2.0 CRDi Elite -
2008 Silverbird Grey VW Polo 1.4i Trendline

Gone but never forgotten:
2011 Mercedes-Benz C250 CDi BE Avantgarde - Madness Tuned
2010 Titanium Silver BMW 320d Exclusive E90 LCi - Chiplogic Tuned
2008 Stratosgrau Stratos Grey BMW 320i Individual E90
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