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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By docboss
Quote from my SA for front brake job, $861.25,...

Quote from my SA for front brake job, $861.25, rear is $830.30. Total for all service items, after the original plan expires, recommended by BMW, including filters, oil changes, wipers, etc. on a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,096
Posted By docboss
extended maintenance

I did the math and the best deal I could get was $600 below the amount the dealer would charge for the recommended service. If you do some of the recommended service yourself, or, if you go to an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By docboss
kayak carrier

I purchased a set of BMW crossbars. I am told they are made by Thule. Now I need a way to carry my 12'6" long, 36" wide, Diablo Adios kayak. I was told that most of the aftermarket carriers will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 921
Posted By docboss
Several years ago, I wrecked an ML430. Some guy...

Several years ago, I wrecked an ML430. Some guy ran through a red light and I t-boned him. The front end of the truck was destroyed, and the frame bent. Although it was a horrific accident and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By docboss
If I had it all!

My wife and I have discussed this on a couple of occasions. Her 11 year old LS430 is so damn perfect, there is no way I will let it go. But, if someone stole it, what would we get? No question! A...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,184
Posted By docboss
Gee. No offense to DIYers. I enjoyed getting...

Gee. No offense to DIYers. I enjoyed getting "dirty" working on my TR6. I forgot to factor in the time and distance that some must drive to get to a BMW dealership. I usually plan service...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,184
Posted By docboss
battery

I took my X5 to the dealer at 49,900 miles. The SA did all the service that was covered and checked the battery per my request. After a few hours, he called and said it did need a new battery. He...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By docboss
PAX5 is correct. The failure of the Radiator...

PAX5 is correct. The failure of the Radiator Overflow/Reserve Tank is common. My SA told me to expect it. Estimated cost was a little over $300.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
A local dealer will sell you an i8 for only...

A local dealer will sell you an i8 for only $45,000 over list. That would blow your brother away. regards. Doc
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
Thumbs up warranty

Hammonddave: No apology needed. That 435 Cab is awesome.

As you alluded to, fine print is really, really important. That is why I looked for an exclusionary policy. Less chance of a loophole....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
warranty

Wow. First time I've been called a "sap". So in defense, I'll give you some of my thoughts on this matter.
1. You are correct that insurance i.e. extended warranty is a "bet". And, it is an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
Poor typing skills. The wording in the brochure...

Poor typing skills. The wording in the brochure is somewhat different that the actual contract. Sorry.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
OK. Here is the link for the brochure I received...

OK. Here is the link for the brochure I received on the plan. The wording on the contract is somewhat different in the actually contract, but that is WAY too much of a hassle to copy and or scan. If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
Yes. It is odd. As I write this, I have the...

Yes. It is odd. As I write this, I have the contract next to me. It is headed as Lexus Extra Care and has the Lexus Financial Services logo on it. There is nothing on the contract that indicates...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
purchased warranty

After doing my "due diligence" (reading the contract details), and on the advice of my favorite SA, I purchased an exclusionary, platinum 4 year/50,000 mile, no deductible extended warranty from the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
Dealer.

Dealer.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
repair stuff

Here is a list of the things my SA said could possibly be needed on my x35D (2011/47,500). Could be more, could be less. He told me most of the expensive stuff would happen in year six, around...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
Warranty

Yeah. Whatever.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
Agreed. The "devil is in the details." That is...

Agreed. The "devil is in the details." That is why an exclusionary warranty is always the best. Also, "never own less than 51% of anything". Regards. Doc.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
Cool more info

Just to provide a little more info. Today I spoke with my favorite SA at the dealership. He gave me a detailed list of the things my X5 would need in terms of service for the next two years. It...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
I'm inclined to do the Gold rather than Platinum...

I'm inclined to do the Gold rather than Platinum as the additional cost covers items that appear to be unlikely to fail. Regarding "goodwill", it has been my experience that doing regular business...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
Went to see the Finance Managers of the other...

Went to see the Finance Managers of the other local BMW dealers. I have already listed the first quote. Second dealer quotes MSPR of 7/100,000 platinum at $5680, gold at $5070. He claims markup is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
1. I will certainly need 7/100,000, as retirement...

1. I will certainly need 7/100,000, as retirement will allow me to travel more. I will also be towing my boat more often, so the truck will be under a bit more stress.
2. The vehicle says I will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,932
Posted By docboss
Quotes as of 9/1/14 on 2011 X5 diesel with 48,000...

Quotes as of 9/1/14 on 2011 X5 diesel with 48,000 miles: platinum 7/100,000 msrp $5680, extended maintenance 2/100,000 msrp $2495. Dealer will discount $300 and $200 respectively. I emailed three...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,942
Posted By docboss
smelly cabin air

See this video. http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2008_BMW_X5_3.0si_3.0L_6_Cyl./air_filter_cabin/replace

Replace filters. While filters are out, wipe, spray, etc., as much of the housing and...
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