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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Pat_X5
Conti DWS! I have had them on both the 335d and...

Conti DWS!
I have had them on both the 335d and my current X5d.
Love them!

Even the 20" DWS staggered on the X still grips well in the light snow, slush and light ice when taking her to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Today, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Pat_X5
When I owned the 335d, I remember taking it up to...

When I owned the 335d, I remember taking it up to the slopes for skiing and the car was great on snow, light ice, slush and sloped travel with non RFT Continental DWS tires.
These are the tires I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,859
Posted By Pat_X5
Amazing price differences when I was in Colorado...

Amazing price differences when I was in Colorado (Jefferson County) last week!
$1.73 for gasoline and $2.95 for diesel

Back here in California:
$2.21 for gasoline and $2.39 for diesel!
...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-29-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Pat_X5
So my question is if salt water got into...

So my question is if salt water got into everything, it would be a total - so would the insurance company pay out the new value or depreciated value ?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-27-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By Pat_X5
Unhappy Brand new 750 fell into the the ocean ?

A brand new 750 with paper plates from Riverside BMW fell into the ocean!
Wonder if the insurance will total this out ???:eek:

"A brand-new BMW met a watery fate after it skidded into the Bolsa...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Pat_X5
Who did the inspection ? Was it paid by you or...

Who did the inspection ? Was it paid by you or the dealer ?

What size wheels are on the X5 ? Tire costs depend on what size you have - 18" is cheapest, 20 or 21" are expensive as they are...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 01-14-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Pat_X5
Here in California, all manufacturer recalls must...

Here in California, all manufacturer recalls must be done before delivery of a new or used car - I believe it's a law here in CA.

And for used cars to be delivered, all basic safety checks must be...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 01-13-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Pat_X5
CPO does not mean anything - it just means the...

CPO does not mean anything - it just means the seller can charge more for the label.

Even accidents that are not caught prior to purchase can mean you are stuck with the problems in the future.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-12-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,724
Posted By Pat_X5
OP, is the diesel fuel biodiesel in your area ? ...

OP, is the diesel fuel biodiesel in your area ?
If biodiesel, how much % ?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Pat_X5
Compare the manual against your seat - if you...

Compare the manual against your seat - if you don't have the round button about 2 inches round with 4 arrows, you don't have the lumbar adjustment option.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,403
Posted By Pat_X5
I have a BMW spare and AAA with my Conti DWS 20"...

I have a BMW spare and AAA with my Conti DWS 20" staggered and love it on the snow!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-28-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,844
Posted By Pat_X5
Having had the first generation X5 (E53) in 2001...

Having had the first generation X5 (E53) in 2001 - and then most recently had a 2011 335d, I have to say I am biased after trying out the diesel.

Before getting into the E70 diesel, I did try the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,255
Posted By Pat_X5
I used to use BG products - I swore by them -...

I used to use BG products - I swore by them - those products do actually restore the engine's performance and efficiency.:thumbup:
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-19-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,255
Posted By Pat_X5
Wow, no wonder BMW never continued selling the 6...

Wow, no wonder BMW never continued selling the 6 cylinder diesel engines in the new F30 line.:bawling:

Guess BMW knew there was a problem with the engine and dropped the 335d after 2011...:dunno:...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 12-19-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Pat_X5
Take it to an independent BMW specialist - the...

Take it to an independent BMW specialist - the ones I use are the most honest and much less costly.

Here are my personal choices I have used:
- SilverStar Motorcars in Walnut (Fairway & Valley...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Pat_X5
Try these 2 places: - SilverStar Motorcars...

Try these 2 places:

- SilverStar Motorcars in Walnut (Fairway & Valley Blvd) - these guys did a PPI for 2 used cars and have never led me wrong. I take my cars there for service currently with or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Pat_X5
For my current E70, I have the 20" Y Spoke Style...

For my current E70, I have the 20" Y Spoke Style 214 and do not like them - yes they look aggressive but the cost of the tires are astronomical!

They also wear very fast (inside) due to the...
Forum: General BMW 12-16-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Pat_X5
Ouch - looks painful! Is the rear wheel bent...

Ouch - looks painful!

Is the rear wheel bent crooked or is that the photo angle ?
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,698
Posted By Pat_X5
Arco / BP $2.59 diesel today ! What is going...

Arco / BP $2.59 diesel today !

What is going on with prices dropping so much below regular gas ?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,614
Posted By Pat_X5
While looking at the X3, take a look at the X1 -...

While looking at the X3, take a look at the X1 - it is a 3 series sedan on steroids...

My GF is looking at the X1 for a Euro delivery combining our vacation and getting a 13% off discount..!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By Pat_X5
PPI means you can usually negotiate more (more...

PPI means you can usually negotiate more (more leverage for the buyer) as the inspection will probably find things that the dealer never knew or didn't care to know about.

Personally I did a PPI...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-14-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Pat_X5
I personally have opted to stick with...

I personally have opted to stick with Continentals.
Their Extreme Contact DWS is the best for my area (California) where I take it up to ski resorts at Mammoth or Big Bear Lake.

I have had the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-14-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By Pat_X5
2nd BMW diesel and love it ! Torque and drive...

2nd BMW diesel and love it !
Torque and drive is unmatched.

Plus the price of diesel just dropped - BELOW that of gasoline!

Yesterday, filled up with diesel @ $2.69 / gallon!
Regular gas was...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-14-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,698
Posted By Pat_X5
OMG, have you seen the latest prices on diesel ?...

OMG, have you seen the latest prices on diesel ? :dunno:

I was shocked to see diesel yesterday at $2.69 - thats almost a dollar below what I paid last month! :dunno:

Diesel pricing was LOWER...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-14-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Pat_X5
OP, have you valued your car at CarMax ? They...

OP, have you valued your car at CarMax ?
They have more realistic pricing and give a fair value to your car.

I know that most dealers will take the CarMax certificate appraisal as your trade in...
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