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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-06-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,845
Posted By smk146
Standard suspension sure doesnt seem squishy to me

Have a 2015 with X Line. Keep tire pressure around 36#. Took the X5 out yesterday right after I read this and I was frankly puzzled as the truck rides firm but compliant. Since I also drive a 911 and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-09-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By smk146
Looks great

Actually mirror image of my car. I don't have the mudflaps but I also think that they look like they belong there.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-14-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
Posted By smk146
Yes I participated in that one. This was specific...

Yes I participated in that one. This was specific to what direction BMW was going in general and my point is that their sales are strong so my conclusion is that they have found a place in the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-14-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
Posted By smk146
BMW sales are excellent

So they seem to be catering to the buying public. I love my 2015 X5D.

By the way Motor Trend jus reviewed the new Q7. Very good review but far from glowing.

Drive a car/truck for a year and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-06-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,826
Posted By smk146
The road test was only for 7 seaters, not 5

I thought that C and D was wrong and I am very happy with my X5. It has the best visibility, looks, etc. However a few comments were fair and I feel Car and Driver is pretty accurate in their tests....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-23-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By smk146
Long Island will get 20"

My new Scorpion snow tires on OZ wheels are parked in my driveway until this horror is over!!!
I have to say that up until now I have been very impressed with them on dry and rain soaked roads in my...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-17-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,352
Posted By smk146
It is really easy

Simply keep foot on brake and put in park and put on emergency brake. Then take foot off brake and hit button 2x.

You will do it as instinct soon until you drive a different car! I sometimes hit...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-03-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,264
Posted By smk146
Approaching 10,000 miles in my 2015 35D

Average mileage is an unbelievable 31 MPG. That is living right next to NYC and a very varied driving experience from a 4 mile commute to 100 miles at a time on the New Jersey Turnpike etc.
I am...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-25-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,010
Posted By smk146
I much prefer the F15

Traded a beautiful 2013 Diesel for a 2015 Diesel.

I went from an 11 X3 3.5 to the 2013. The E70 was a great truck but always felt heavy. The F15 feels much lighter on its feet, more like the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-12-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,873
Posted By smk146
I don't know anymore

What is a serious question and what isn't on this forum?

That is exactly where my oil temperature needle resides on my 2015 X5D.

Since I have mild OCD I understand compulsion but honestly how...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-06-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,724
Posted By smk146
Funny you mention inflation. I wanted to comment...

Funny you mention inflation. I wanted to comment that with my Pirelli Run Flats that when I raise the tire pressure in anticipation of cold weather that is really has a detrimental effect on the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-30-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,724
Posted By smk146
I like your pun. The snows are run flat also. ...

I like your pun. The snows are run flat also.

Just wanted to again comment that out 2015 GL 350 has Pirelli Scorpion on 20" wheels non run flat and that truck is a tank in the snow with those all...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-30-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,724
Posted By smk146
That is correct. My last one had Michellins. Got...

That is correct. My last one had Michellins. Got stuck in my driveway last January on Long Island. I figured I spent all this money on the new one that I might as well get snows. I didn't want to...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-30-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,724
Posted By smk146
That is exactly what is in my 2015 X5D. This past...

That is exactly what is in my 2015 X5D. This past weekend I took them off and put on Pirelli Snow Tires on Oz wheels. Hopefully they will do their job.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-22-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,724
Posted By smk146
I bought snows this year

I have a new 2015 X5D ( last Feb ) which replaced my 2013 X5D. I was not impressed with the 2013 X5 in the snow with the all seasons so that is why I bit the bullet and purchased Scorpions on OZ...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 09-04-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By smk146
I like your current wheels

I think your ride will be ok with 20" but not so sure with the 22" around our area of potholes and rough surfaces.

I have 19" on my 2015 form the X line and I am perfectly happy although large...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-15-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By smk146
i prefer the 2015

i guess BMW felt iot was too pricy.

I love my 2015 diesel. Fantastic truck/car. I have so few complaints it isnt worth addressing.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-30-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,018
Posted By smk146
You ever own a Porsche? I have a gorgeous 911 Cab...

You ever own a Porsche? I have a gorgeous 911 Cab that I bring in once a year for service. My Porsche dealer has 6 loaner cars. The local Porsche dealer has about 10. I drive a 15 X5D as my everyday...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-30-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By smk146
Sweet!!!!

Sweet!!!!
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-26-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By smk146
Find another dealer.

I am sure your dealer is telling you a version of the truth as on Long Island the dealer I use can get anything at anytime but others do seem to have a small allocation and won't work it for the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-24-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By smk146
Then get what makes you happy

I wish you luck and happiness with your choice. By your answer you seem to know what you want. That is great!

My only other comment. Please consider the comfort seats over the standard seats. They...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-24-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By smk146
Color is very subjective

But white will get dirty fast and require huge maintenance. It gets a grey cast from sitting on them.

Speaking of maintenance I am not sure why you are paying for more? I had a 2013 X5D and now a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-09-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By smk146
Happens occassionaly

Had comfort access on my 2013 X5 and now on my 2015 X5. I keep the key in my front pocket. I do think at times that either the signal gets blocked or the system may get confused. It eventually always...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-11-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By smk146
That doesnt sound correct

The X Line does not give you a choice...it is supposed to be satin aluminum.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-11-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By smk146
X Line is only way to get the Orbit Gray Wheels

They are on my 2015 X Line and they are great...my car is silver.

Brake dust is still a minor issue but the difference between this 2015 and my 2013 X5 (both diesels) is staggering. I am an...
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