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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Alistair
New rear diff! Why?

I was experiencing a funny surging effect at 30 to 40 mph for a few days. I called my SA and he called me back and left a message that he wanted to discuss more. I was about a mile from the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Alistair
I do

They are very good in the snow. I have them on my X5 3.0si and my 535i. They transform both cars. Specifically on the X5 the handling in the snow is fantastic. Road noise in the 535i is worse than...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By Alistair
Maintenance in South Denver

I have a 2007 X5 and a 2008 535 that are both out of warranty. I am looking for a good independent repair facility in South Denver, preferably in Highlands Ranch. Are there any recommendations?
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,454
Posted By Alistair
3rd row, Seven people, Five years

I am a few weeks from completing my fifth year with the third row. My wife could not stand the idea of a mini-van and really disliked the larger seven seat SUV's. We have five kids (all girls) and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By Alistair
Any money you put into a lease is lost the minute...

Any money you put into a lease is lost the minute someone runs into you. You could be parked on a road and a truck runs into your car and writes off the car. You loose all the money you put down....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,719
Posted By Alistair
You took the right action. I live during the week...

You took the right action. I live during the week in Denver and Chicago on the weekend. I have a 535i in Denver and an X5 in Chicago. The Chicago dealer (Bill Jacobs) is great their service...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Alistair
One more point, no need to use Tire Rack

If you have a Discount Tire near you ask them to match the Tire Rack installed price. I did twice in the last two months, in two different states. They charge $74 to install tires bought somewhere...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Alistair
Blizzak's on 18" sports wheels

I was in the same dilemma a few weeks ago. I moved to Denver and took my wife's 535i and left her with her X5 in Chicago. I put Blizzak LM60's on the original equipment sports wheels with standard...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 12-15-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,870
Posted By Alistair
I have one.

I bought a ****Back and did not think twice about it. Admittedly mine only had 15.5K miles and was first registered in Feb 2008. I drive very few miles annually and as such knew I had a lot of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By Alistair
Reply to anE934fun!

The service history is:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2277&pictureid=9145

My point about the whole California being nice to BMW purchasing community is highlighted with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-10-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By Alistair
The one I purchased was different. I wanted...

The one I purchased was different. I wanted Navigation and the Sports Automatic Transmission. I would have liked CWP but black became more important than warm butts. The main points that pushed me to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By Alistair
Yes (no CPO) and Yes (Perillo Outlet). I was...

Yes (no CPO) and Yes (Perillo Outlet). I was seriously considering a car at Luxury Auto Xchange but it sold on the Saturday before I went shopping.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By Alistair
With over two years left on the original warranty...

With over two years left on the original warranty I am going to run the car for a year and then review the amount of issues I have had. If it is none or reasonable for a BMW I will leave the extended...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By Alistair
Title

If someone ran the VIN through CARFAX it would show up as a Buy Back/Lemon. The BMW history pulled on the car showed the car had the extended 10yr/120Kmi warranty on the HPFP. The remaining free...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-06-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By Alistair
Thank you for the crazy California laws!!!

I just purchased a 2008 535i (2/22/08 in service date) for $35K. The car has 15K miles Sport, Premium, Nav, SAT, iPOD and Moonroof. It is a BMW buy back because of HPFP issue. I can not show enough...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2007, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By Alistair
I heard delivery in November. I went in to order...

I heard delivery in November. I went in to order a new E90 M3 and asked about exchanging my X5 3.0 for the diesel. He said they will be in the show room in November. Then he went on to explain that...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-10-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,251
Posted By Alistair
Have third row with 5 kids. We only have one car;...

Have third row with 5 kids. We only have one car; X5 3.0. None of the kids are very tall so it works perfectly.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-04-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By Alistair
The following link will take you to a different...

The following link will take you to a different forum where all the manufacturer lease rates are published.

http://forums.roadfly.com/forums/financing/8651672-2.html

The point of the "base...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-22-2007, 04:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,742
Posted By Alistair
My phone pairs instantly. Just will not...

My phone pairs instantly. Just will not communicate.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,742
Posted By Alistair
Most items get fixed pretty quickly but I have a...

Most items get fixed pretty quickly but I have a couple that have not been fixed and I get the impression they will not fix them.

1. I have a Nokia cell phone with Bluetooth. It does not work. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-07-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Alistair
If anyone is interested it cost ~$1200 to replace...

If anyone is interested it cost ~$1200 to replace the rear window.

They also did a software update and MP3 CD's work a lot better now.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-04-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Alistair
Rear window replacement for 2007 X5. Where?

I have just learned a possibly quite expensive lesson. I should not try to drive out of my garage with the rear hatch open:cry:

Does anyone have any idea how much my mistake is going to cost to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-14-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,707
Posted By Alistair
Don't laugh but I just traded my Odyssey on an X5...

Don't laugh but I just traded my Odyssey on an X5 3.0; I have 5 kids. We put the two oldest in the rear seat as they have the best coordination and do not fall out when they get out (14 year old does...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,632
Posted By Alistair
It is also a little sensitive to the way the disk...

It is also a little sensitive to the way the disk is created. I have a CD with MP3's that if I play a specific track the disk reader stops working completely. Basically to get any disk to work you...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-20-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,364
Posted By Alistair
Take a look at the photo and tell me what you...

Take a look at the photo and tell me what you think it is.
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