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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By scar
I'll say. I am going to look at that option...

I'll say. I am going to look at that option again as I am a high mile guy. Another useful tidbit from this forum. Thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By scar
Wow. $.16/ extra mile sounds too good to be true....

Wow. $.16/ extra mile sounds too good to be true. Is this math correct? ($5,600/35,000 miles = $.16). I might need to revisit leasing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By scar
Off topic. 80,000 miles on a lease? How did...

Off topic. 80,000 miles on a lease? How did that work out for you?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,619
Posted By scar
I use waze a lot and it is great, especially on...

I use waze a lot and it is great, especially on interstates and high volume roads. Did a run to Colorado a while back and it gave good warnings that radar detector and laser jammer may not have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,512
Posted By scar
The manual emphasizes high quality, fresh fuel at...

The manual emphasizes high quality, fresh fuel at least aki 87. Premium recommended. Most gas stations move a lot more regular than premium and ethanol degrades quickly. So time for a research...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,512
Posted By scar
So I picked up my rig from dealer after the...

So I picked up my rig from dealer after the 49,999 mile final run thru this morning. Always chat with my SA about various things and today the subject was gasoline. He recommends switching to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By scar
Recently in same boat and only found two options...

Recently in same boat and only found two options for this staggered 21 set up, both painfully expensive. Mine too wore out ahead of their time from inside. Lots of very good info on this board...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By scar
Below is the quote/reply from Dan: :yikes: ...

Below is the quote/reply from Dan:
:yikes:



The original warranty and maintenance on the car are for 4 years or 50K. You still have several options for extending these while you are under...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By scar
45,000 miles. Next moves?

Okay so here I am approaching the 50k, end of warranty crossroads. Need to decide which way to go:

1- trade it in for a ___________________.

2- go forth to 100k with no net.

3. Buy a net. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-14-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By scar
Look at the bright side. The BMW nav system...

Look at the bright side. The BMW nav system sucks so badly you will probably get lost less frequently! :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By scar
Guilty until proven innocent, in spite of what...

Guilty until proven innocent, in spite of what the constitution says.

Personally, I don't try to win but rather cost the jurisdiction at least as much as my fine. On principle. So ask for a trial,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,315
Posted By scar
Insurance companies are in the business of not...

Insurance companies are in the business of not paying. All of them. Some are just better at it than others. The only way to deal with them is as an adversary. "Your" insurance company is not looking...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-24-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By scar
Update. It appears the PC cars get farmed out to...

Update. It appears the PC cars get farmed out to local dealers, perhaps just Greenville and Charlotte, with no title flags specific to performance center. So likely just manufacturers vehicle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By scar
If you go by BMW nav alone on a long trip you may...

If you go by BMW nav alone on a long trip you may end up at the edge of the Grand Canyon. It is NOT trustworthy. If you have a copilot keep an eye on the atlas. Or you may do what some here have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By scar
Look again. OP did not say that. Let's seek...

Look again. OP did not say that. Let's seek accuracy. I will call PC tomorrow and see if they will shed some light on this. It would be pretty amazing if BMW tried to slip these in to CPO. If I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By scar
As I said in post above, direct question while I...

As I said in post above, direct question while I was at PC M school got the direct answer that PC cars are clearly flagged as such when they freshen. Maybe I misheard or maybe the answer was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By scar
I asked Mike Renner at PC this question during a...

I asked Mike Renner at PC this question during a two day m school - as we were beating the daylights out of his fleet of M cars. Launching M3's, trying not to warp rotors, etc. Mike said when PC...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-17-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By scar
I have had this happen a couple times and it is...

I have had this happen a couple times and it is unnerving. Best I can tell it occurs when the key in my pocket gets into a position where the button gets held down. Of course you have to be in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-17-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By scar
I have had this happen a couple times and it is...

I have had this happen a couple times and it is unnerving. Best I can tell it occurs when the key in my pocket gets into a position where the button gets held down. Of course you have to be in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By scar
Definitely look out for the sound of the V8! I...

Definitely look out for the sound of the V8! I went in to buy a diesel, test drove it (extended) and loved it. Made the mistake of too much due diligence and asked for a quickie in the 5.0. Within...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By scar
That could be fun with the right tires and...

That could be fun with the right tires and somebody else's x5 but it would never win.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-10-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By scar
For goofing around on the beach, snow covered...

For goofing around on the beach, snow covered blacktop or national forest roads, sure. but real tough ground X5 not the tool of choice. for starters Tires typical on x5 are not up to the task. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By scar
Front camber does not adjust without changing...

Front camber does not adjust without changing parts, I believe. Rear adjusts.

I did go in today for an alignment and swap over to my 21" 215's for summer. Hitting the road at 0400 tomorrow for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By scar
Just remember - insurance companies are in the...

Just remember - insurance companies are in the business of not paying. You must behave accordingly.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,056
Posted By scar
thanks for the heads up. heading in for annual...

thanks for the heads up. heading in for annual state inspection soon, will see how far back in time the goodwill extends.

Caution, rant ahead. :mad::mad::mad:

does it still suck?

usually...
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