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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,310
Posted By gcaa
I replaced my RFT at 22K miles and they still had...

I replaced my RFT at 22K miles and they still had a at least 2K worth of miles on them left. Mine got a bit loud at 17K miles. As Ard mentioned, 18K is low. Everything the dealer sells will have a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,874
Posted By gcaa
LOL ... a law degree and a BMW ... you must be...

LOL ... a law degree and a BMW ... you must be what this study would refer to as a "total jerk" :thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,874
Posted By gcaa
The cross-walk study is from Paul K. Piff from UC...

The cross-walk study is from Paul K. Piff from UC Berkeley. He publishes garbage like this regularly to bash what he calls the rich or upper class. He has also published research stating "As an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By gcaa
My X5 came with the Michelin Lats (RFT). I...

My X5 came with the Michelin Lats (RFT). I swapped out to a non-RFT for a better ride (Continental extreme contact DWS). I actually liked the Lats and felt that the grip and steering response was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By gcaa
I don't own the Q7 but I did test drive it...

I don't own the Q7 but I did test drive it several times (Own an X5 now and came very close to getting the Q7). Neither the X5 or Q7 have a comfortable 3rd row. I would only put young kids back...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-10-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,310
Posted By gcaa
I just swapped out the Michelin Latitude RFT for...

I just swapped out the Michelin Latitude RFT for Continental ExtremContact DWS all season tires. So far so good. The ride is smoother and the DWS is a quiet tire. I have had these on my Audi A6...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,799
Posted By gcaa
You can patch RFT tires just like a standard tire...

You can patch RFT tires just like a standard tire assuming that the puncture is not close to the edge of the tread near the sidewall (both RFT and Non-RFT). This is a common misconception that it's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,799
Posted By gcaa
Your SA if full of you know what. What a bunch of...

Your SA if full of you know what. What a bunch of BS! Fine if he wants to crap on Pirelli Verde V rated and the Continental DWS. But to say that only dealer can align the car properly and that X5 has...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-23-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,799
Posted By gcaa
If you look at the 255/55-18 (the size I believe...

If you look at the 255/55-18 (the size I believe you need ... correct me if I'm wrong), you will see that it's marked "Serv. Desc: 109W", 2271 lbs. per tire on tirerack. That should be plenty for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,799
Posted By gcaa
I also have the 19's. The Conti DWS is a not a...

I also have the 19's. The Conti DWS is a not a RFT so the ride quality is noticeably better than the Michelin Latitude RFT. As far as road noise, the Conti DWS is also a quieter tire. I felt that the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,799
Posted By gcaa
I just went with the ExtremeContact DWS. Happy so...

I just went with the ExtremeContact DWS. Happy so far. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-08-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,194
Posted By gcaa
Can't go wrong with either of these. Q7 gives you...

Can't go wrong with either of these. Q7 gives you some additional cargo room. If you don't need it and handling is a priority, then go with the Cayenne. I plan on keeping my 2012 X5 for a while. But...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,952
Posted By gcaa
I don't care for the exterior styling. The rear...

I don't care for the exterior styling. The rear looks like an X3. The interior styling seems ok. Frankly I much prefer my 2012 X5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-28-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,581
Posted By gcaa
I agree. The Michelin Latitude's have not been...

I agree. The Michelin Latitude's have not been bad at all. So far have about 22K miles on them with a decent amount of tread still left. Overall, when new they were new, the handling and noise was no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,352
Posted By gcaa
thanks for posting a solution. I have comfort...

thanks for posting a solution. I have comfort access and I have walked away with the keys in my pocket before and never had this happen. I wonder if it is related to how long you are away. I don't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By gcaa
The 2014 X5 will be a new. Although I am guessing...

The 2014 X5 will be a new. Although I am guessing most of the changes will be cosmetic (new interior, better iDrive and new exterior). I typically avoid the first year re-design as they tend to have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,525
Posted By gcaa
No need to be embarrassed. That why we have...

No need to be embarrassed. That why we have forums. You should not need to have the keys programmed. I would bet that the problem is just dead batteries. If you open the key up you will see the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By gcaa
It's not really state by state but more region...

It's not really state by state but more region and dealer specific. The important thing is to make sure that the final price includes these fees. So if you agree to $1000 over invoice, the dealer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By gcaa
I did not sign a contract or put a deposit down...

I did not sign a contract or put a deposit down when ordering my 2012 X5. I built the car I wanted on cars.com and got the invoice price. I then visited a few dealers/made some calls. The final price...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,714
Posted By gcaa
Honestly I couldn't care less what consumer...

Honestly I couldn't care less what consumer reports says. I have had my 2012 35i for 20 months and 20K miles without any trouble. I love the exterior styling and it's fun to drive.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,844
Posted By gcaa
I have had a similar error on my 2012. You can...

I have had a similar error on my 2012. You can check this thread for some info http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=586807&highlight=
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By gcaa
Make an appointment at least 3 weeks prior...

Make an appointment at least 3 weeks prior especially if you need a loaner. Treat your service advisor with respect and expect the same in return. A good relationship with you SA can come in handy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,116
Posted By gcaa
on my 2012 35i I added a quart at around 11K...

on my 2012 35i I added a quart at around 11K miles after the car gave me a 'add a quart of oil' warning message. The car showed the oil level to be full brand new. I notice that it does not burn as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By gcaa
I would pass on the third row unless you need it...

I would pass on the third row unless you need it for young kids. The third row is very cramped so even young teenagers will be un-comfortable back there for anything but a short trip. You will lose...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By gcaa
The fact that the hatch fails to close properly...

The fact that the hatch fails to close properly on a slope is a bit odd. Obviously the dealer was un-able to fix it after multiple attempts. It is possible that some components were improperly welded...
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