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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-28-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By z2g
Battery Voltage

I have a 2010 X5 and I think my battery has been giving me problems lately. Although I drive it at least 3-4 days a week, it died on me in the past. At the time, I measured the battery voltage and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,056
Posted By z2g
I have a 2010 3.0i which I've had for over one...

I have a 2010 3.0i which I've had for over one and a half years. It just hit 13k miles without any problems.....knock on wood!

The only "issue" I have is that the fuel economy has gotten worse...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,014
Posted By z2g
I think all the glass on cars block UV light. As...

I think all the glass on cars block UV light. As someone mentioned, that is why transition eyeglass lenses don't work inside a car unless it's the new generation transition (just released) that work...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,999
Posted By z2g
Yeah, if it were an easy and cheap mod, I would...

Yeah, if it were an easy and cheap mod, I would consider it once I'm no longer in the warranty period. However, considering the cost of the car and the need for the option (to watch dvd's while...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,999
Posted By z2g
Man, I don't know why some ppl here seem so...

Man, I don't know why some ppl here seem so offended by the thought of another BMW owner wanting to have to option of watching DVD's while in drive. It's a pretty common thing to want.

That said,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,441
Posted By z2g
Yeah, I think that's where there problem lies. ...

Yeah, I think that's where there problem lies. I've read that ppl have had issues with the older models--i.e. rear view cam taking very long to even activate and turn on, bad visibility, poor video...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,441
Posted By z2g
I have the 2010 and it's on the options icon on...

I have the 2010 and it's on the options icon on the left side of the screen. You can adjust the brightness and contrast.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,441
Posted By z2g
Now, I'm not well versed with my ebonics. But,...

Now, I'm not well versed with my ebonics. But, from what I can gather from the original post, I have to say that I think the X5 rear view camera at night is pretty good. I've had other cars with...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,819
Posted By z2g
I agree. I've never liked that setup on any...

I agree. I've never liked that setup on any car--that is, dark or black rims on a dark colored car. I know a lot of ppl like it....not me.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-10-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,746
Posted By z2g
I subscribe to Consumer Reports. And, I have to...

I subscribe to Consumer Reports. And, I have to say that their reliability ratings on cars is a bit odd. The reliability is divided into subsections. And, the ratings for each subsection doesn't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By z2g
I know there's a way to unlock it. However, I'm...

I know there's a way to unlock it. However, I'm sure it'll void your warranty if you do it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-30-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,402
Posted By z2g
OP, When using the Britax convertible seats,...

OP,
When using the Britax convertible seats, you are supposed to use their tether system when the seat is rear-facing. The seat should have come with an extra, short strap. If you watch the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,944
Posted By z2g
A lot of ppl may bash the BMW navigation system. ...

A lot of ppl may bash the BMW navigation system. But, I've found it to be very good....at least in my neck of the woods (CA). Of course, the routing isn't as good as my Garmin units, but the BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-24-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,013
Posted By z2g
As someone already mentioned, the LATCH system is...

As someone already mentioned, the LATCH system is usually only for the left and right side placement....not the middle unless the car specifically designed a LATCH system for it. I don't believe the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,989
Posted By z2g
I've owned several SUV's in my life. And, I've...

I've owned several SUV's in my life. And, I've always purchased top-rated all-weather tires. From my recollection, the X5 RFT's aren't any louder than any of my other SUV tires.

So, I'm a bit...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-15-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,564
Posted By z2g
The groceries generally don't roll everywhere if...

The groceries generally don't roll everywhere if you place them in the back a certain way. I put the lighter bags against the wall of cargo area and place the heavier bags up against them. If I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,877
Posted By z2g
LOL......it was a Freudian slip! Yes, I meant...

LOL......it was a Freudian slip! Yes, I meant POI!:rofl:

But, I get where you're coming from. My current X5 is my third car with a factory Nav. And, I've always found that Garmin units (which...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,877
Posted By z2g
Actually, I don't think POS information has...

Actually, I don't think POS information has anything to do with the maps. I've used a cheaper Garmin and Magellan that used Navteq but didn't have a lot of POS locations. I've used a cheap Mio that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,877
Posted By z2g
Oh.....that would explain why their routing isn't...

Oh.....that would explain why their routing isn't as good. I've used GPS units that utilized TeleAtlas. They definitely weren't as good as those units that used Navteq maps. Those that use...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,877
Posted By z2g
I guess it depends on the area. In my area (CA),...

I guess it depends on the area. In my area (CA), it's pretty accurate. I've driven all over Northern CA and Southern CA with the X5 and using the X5 navigation. And, it was fine. Yes, I think the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,877
Posted By z2g
Did I ever say I purchased the Navigation solely...

Did I ever say I purchased the Navigation solely because of that feature which I mentioned I liked?!?!?? I just said that was one feature I really liked.

By the way, I still don't understand your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,877
Posted By z2g
I think the Lane Assist feature pops up when you...

I think the Lane Assist feature pops up when you select split screen. I also have it on 3D view too.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-06-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,877
Posted By z2g
What I do love about the X5 navigation system is...

What I do love about the X5 navigation system is the Garmin-like Lane Assist feature. However, it's even better than Garmin's system because, at least in my area, the Lane Assist feature pops up at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-06-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,877
Posted By z2g
I have a 2010 which I took possession last...

I have a 2010 which I took possession last December. I currently have about 8k miles on the car. Knock on wood.....I haven't had any problems whatsoever.

As far as the navigation, I don't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By z2g
It's happened on every car I've ever owned.

It's happened on every car I've ever owned.
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