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Old 02-24-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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cruise control

My '04 X3 2.5i doesn't have cruise control. The dealership assured me that the vehicle did in fact have cruise. My question is this: can cruise control be installed aftermarket? and if it can, will it void the warranty?

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Should I have the dealership find me another vehicle with the equipment that I was promised?
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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I think I'd at least talk to the dealer about a car with cruise in it. I can't see how installing one could be easy
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:27 PM   #3
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i really didnt even realize you could get a BMW without cruise control(post like 1985, that is) do you mean its not working or it doesnt have it at all, that being said, are you aware of how to use the system and are you sure it isnt working?
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:25 PM   #4
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of course you can get a bimmer without cc, even in these days...
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:58 PM   #5
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Cruise Control is unnecessary unless your trying to take a nap and not get a speeding ticket.

Have anything in writing from the dealer that it would have cruise? If so make them fix it and make you happy. I have no idea on adding it aftermarket, i'm also surprised it doesn't have it.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:47 PM   #6
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i really didnt even realize you could get a BMW without cruise control(post like 1985, that is) do you mean its not working or it doesnt have it at all, that being said, are you aware of how to use the system and are you sure it isnt working?
It really does not have cruise. It was ordered that way from the factory. And the salesman, sales manager, service tech, service manager, and import service manager all confirmed (by the VIN) that it is indeed cruise-less. There simply are no controls for it on this vehicle.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:51 PM   #7
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Cruise Control is unnecessary unless your trying to take a nap and not get a speeding ticket.

Have anything in writing from the dealer that it would have cruise? If so make them fix it and make you happy. I have no idea on adding it aftermarket, i'm also surprised it doesn't have it.
Or if you have bad knees and can't hold the accelerator for long periods of time. (What do they teach you kids in these schools?)

Window sticker plainly states that the vehicle has cruise control, premium package, cold weather package. Of course, none of those features are on this car.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:54 PM   #8
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Great news! The dealership where I bought the X3 is in negotiations with another dealership for a nicely equipped X3 2.5i. It has 5K fewer miles, is priced $1500 less and has way more features. Hopefully this will happen in the next few days.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:40 AM   #10
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CC is indeed useful, if you have an automatic. It helps you get better mileage. I use it on mine whenever I'm commuting/driving for a longer time.
Again, gas here will soon be more expensive then perfume :X
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i do use my cruise to avoid going too far over the speed limit. sometimes. . .
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You can get Cruise Control added. I've seen it happen many time, couple time on X3s.
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Unfortunately, negotiations between the two dealerships broke down. So, my dealer is going to the BMW auction Monday and is going to get me a properly equipped vehicle. There is a possibility that I could wind up with an X5.
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Negotiate for an X5 4.4 or No Deal! You won't regret it. Trust me!
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