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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By adgrant
You can't turn off the xDrive. Get proper snow...

You can't turn off the xDrive. Get proper snow tires.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,451
Posted By adgrant
Yes, the AS came packaged with variable power...

Yes, the AS came packaged with variable power assist which is very boosted at parking speeds. That and the reduced steering wheel turns makes the E70 easy to park (particularly if also equipped with...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-24-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By adgrant
Resale is another issue. Very few people in New...

Resale is another issue. Very few people in New England would buy a RWD SUV.

If you are worried about road feel, the F15 X5 is the wrong car to buy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By adgrant
You can buy out of State. Where in CT are you? I...

You can buy out of State. Where in CT are you? I may be able to suggest an NY dealer.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-17-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,201
Posted By adgrant
The F30 is also less appealing to drive than the...

The F30 is also less appealing to drive than the E90 and the F15 is less appealing to drive than the E70. I haven't driven the 2 series but I wouldn't be surprised if that was also less appealing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By adgrant
Allstate is a 3rd Party company.

Allstate is a 3rd Party company.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By adgrant
Allstate is a 3rd Party company.

Allstate is a 3rd Party company.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,843
Posted By adgrant
Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is...

Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is terrible. The older BMW system used Navteq too.




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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,843
Posted By adgrant
Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is...

Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is terrible. The older BMW system used Navteq too.




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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,963
Posted By adgrant
No, the 4.2 iDrive is found in the 2014 X5 aka...

No, the 4.2 iDrive is found in the 2014 X5 aka the F15. It's not available in any E chassis cars (as far as I know).


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By adgrant
The older ones are (or were) cheaper to maintain....

The older ones are (or were) cheaper to maintain. I would be nervous about buying an out of warranty E70.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,963
Posted By adgrant
The new 4.2 iDrive has upgraded graphics...

The new 4.2 iDrive has upgraded graphics hardware.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,838
Posted By adgrant
The RRS worked the same as the X5's shifter in...

The RRS worked the same as the X5's shifter in the model I drove.

If you are looking for an on-road SUV, the Cayenne/Toureg is clearly better than anything else on the market. The V8 Porsche is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,963
Posted By adgrant
The data provider is TeleAtlas/TomTom. The same...

The data provider is TeleAtlas/TomTom. The same people providing data to Apple Maps and the TomTom hand held.

I never use the POI database and rarely enter addresses in the NAV. Its much more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,963
Posted By adgrant
The graphics are basically the same as before.

The graphics are basically the same as before.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,838
Posted By adgrant
I think the GTS is the clear winner there, unless...

I think the GTS is the clear winner there, unless you actually need to go off-road of course.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,963
Posted By adgrant
If it's $50, it's not legitimate. Sent...

If it's $50, it's not legitimate.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,963
Posted By adgrant
You don't need to buy the update from the dealer....

You don't need to buy the update from the dealer. It can be ordered online and a USB stick shipped to you. It won't be $50 though. Anyone selling a code for $50 is not legitimate.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By adgrant
The X3 and X5 are built in the same plant and...

The X3 and X5 are built in the same plant and share many parts such as the 6 cylinder engine and the 8 spd transmission. Anyone avoiding the X3 due to reliability concerns should also avoid the X5 or...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By adgrant
Except the steering. Sent from BimmerApp...

Except the steering.


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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-09-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By adgrant
FYI it is possible to turn on the E70's front...

FYI it is possible to turn on the E70's front sensors without putting the transmission in reverse, press the p button which also switches the display to surround view if so equipped.


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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,546
Posted By adgrant
I agree on the lighting but the surround cameras...

I agree on the lighting but the surround cameras are a must and ACC is pretty useful. M-Sport is mostly cosmetic but I do like the steering wheel.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,838
Posted By adgrant
In many cases the parts aren't just similar, they...

In many cases the parts aren't just similar, they are the same. Gas models do have the Porsche AWD system, diesel and hybrid so not. Only the V8 models actually have Porsche engines.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,838
Posted By adgrant
Customization is nice I just don't know if is...

Customization is nice I just don't know if is worth the price premium, particularly with the models that are mechanically identical to the VW. A well optioned Toureg Diesel is around 53k, it won't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,838
Posted By adgrant
They don't have a low range in the Porsche...

They don't have a low range in the Porsche either. Build quality is still way above the norm for VW though.


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