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bigrobb2 07-04-2010 09:09 PM

2011 X5 35i no ski bag
 
Has any one ordered their 2011 X5 with the Cold weather package and received the ski bag?
Not sure if I am missing something here, even the Build your own states you get a ski bag. According to the manual it is behind the rear arm rest but I see NADA just hard plastic.:confused:

georgejm 07-04-2010 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by bigrobb2 (Post 5302914)
Has any one ordered their 2011 X5 with the Cold weather package and received the ski bag?
Not sure if I am missing something here, even the Build your own states you get a ski bag. According to the manual it is behind the rear arm rest but I see NADA just hard plastic.:confused:

2011 = no sky bag. Cold weather option price dropped from $1250.00 to $900.00.

bigrobb2 07-04-2010 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by georgejm (Post 5302929)
2011 = no sky bag. Cold weather option price dropped from $1250.00 to $900.00.

It's still on the Build your own site, with the ski-bag for $900.

georgejm 07-05-2010 06:05 AM

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Originally Posted by bigrobb2 (Post 5302936)
It's still on the Build your own site, with the ski-bag for $900.

So it is, when I was given my print out at deposit time it showed the Cold Weather Package contents without the ski bag. Because I live in the south it didn't become a big deal but for others I'm sure it does. I was just caught up in the fact that the price dropped.

bigrobb2 07-05-2010 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by georgejm (Post 5303156)
So it is, when I was given my print out at deposit time it showed the Cold Weather Package contents without the ski bag. Because I live in the south it didn't become a big deal but for others I'm sure it does. I was just caught up in the fact that the price dropped.

It's not a big deal for me either but I should get what I pay for. I am going to ask my CA about it. BMW has been on a penny pinching rampage lately, I'm wondering if this is another one.

notaminivan 07-05-2010 06:49 AM

BMW has a new option package - the Bait and Switch Package - it contains the cargo cover and the ski bag for $600. Too bad you have to pay for these items a second time if you want them.

jspringe 07-06-2010 01:25 PM

Are you sure it's not there? It should be INSIDE that hard plastic divider (the divider is a box with the bag inside) Once you remove the divider by pulling the handle, press the small black round button on it to open the box. There should be a bag tightly packed inside.

Jason

the J-Man 07-06-2010 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jspringe (Post 5306234)
Are you sure it's not there? It should be INSIDE that hard plastic divider (the divider is a box with the bag inside) Once you remove the divider by pulling the handle, press the small black round button on it to open the box. There should be a bag tightly packed inside.

Jason

What he said - my 335 coupe comes with a ski bag, I can't imagine they would eliminate it from an actual SUV.

bigrobb2 07-06-2010 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by jspringe (Post 5306234)
Are you sure it's not there? It should be INSIDE that hard plastic divider (the divider is a box with the bag inside) Once you remove the divider by pulling the handle, press the small black round button on it to open the box. There should be a bag tightly packed inside.

Jason

Nope, there isn't any button what so ever, not a door, or a cut out in the back. All solid.

Think Ill call my CA tomorrow to find out whats the scoop. No one here with an X5 and cold weather that can check? I can't imagine that they would have installed the incorrect seat.

Yes, I am sure I have the cold weather package as its right on the window sticker.

jspringe 07-06-2010 07:01 PM

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Yea, we do.

See the pics below showing what I was describing. Some things that may be different... We have the Cold Weather Package, Heated Rear Seats, and the Third Row Seats. The middle seats are a bit different when you have the Third Row Seats, because they are forward/back sliding adjustable and they lift to provide access to the third row. Not sure if any of these could be a reason why ours might be different than yours.

Anyway, see the pics for example.

Jason

bigrobb2 07-06-2010 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by jspringe (Post 5306922)
Yea, we do.

See the pics below showing what I was describing. One thing that may be different... We have the Cold Weather Package, Heated Rear Seats, and the Third Row Seats. The middle seats are a bit different when you have the Third Row Seats, because they are forward/back sliding adjustable and they lift to provide access to the third row. Not sure if any of these could be a reason why ours might be different than yours.

Anyway, see the pics for example.

Jason

Definitely not what I have. I just have the rear heated seats with the cup holders in the center head rest.
I am going to give a call tomorrow.

bigrobb2 07-07-2010 10:15 AM

Well apparently the Ski Bag wasn't part of the earlier 2011 production cycle and was added in later on.
OH well

zooma1 07-07-2010 11:20 AM

Bummer. When did you get your X5?

Schneller78 07-07-2010 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by bigrobb2 (Post 5308113)
Well apparently the Ski Bag wasn't part of the earlier 2011 production cycle and was added in later on.
OH well

Wow, that kinda sucks. Do you know if the cold weather package price was the same for the earlier builds as it is now? I would think that if it was, you should be entitled to some sort of refund from BMWNA or at least a good will gesture on their part. An email to BMWNA customer relations could never hurt.

Then again - BMW does reserve the right to change the packages at any time without notification, so it might just be the cost of being one of the very first to have a 2011 X5...

ard 07-07-2010 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Schneller78 (Post 5308297)
Then again - BMW does reserve the right to change the packages at any time without notification, .

Right, but they cannot change it 'retroactively' nor can they mis-represent the content of the product.

So if they say "car has 300 HP" and you buy it, they cannot come out later and say "Oh, we are changing the spec to 200 HP"

They cannot say "This car has a ski bag" in the manual, then come out later and say "Oh, we deleted it"

This is why, with the luggage cover delete, BMW explicitly provided a notice as an addendum to the owners manual.

My opinion....

A

bigrobb2 07-07-2010 03:38 PM

I picked Mine up last Tuesday, but they are saying back when I ordered it was not available. I found one of the early package builds that was posted on one of the forums and it didn't show the Ski-bag.

I bet production changes were the reason for delaying the BYO on the BMWUSA site.

santo 07-08-2010 04:10 AM

My 2011 X5 35d came with a ski bag. Canada automatically gets the cold weather package in the base product and the ski bag is still there.

bigrobb2 07-08-2010 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by santo (Post 5310042)
My 2011 X5 35d came with a ski bag. Canada automatically gets the cold weather package in the base product and the ski bag is still there.

Seems as this was a few weeks decision. Don't think I can do anything about it now. Not a big deal, It just doesn't seem right that I should pay the same for the cold weather package when it has less in it.


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