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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,672
Posted By Dbender2
Live close to Asheville, NC. Been driving my 2011...

Live close to Asheville, NC. Been driving my 2011 x5 diesel for several weeks now and have only seen one other. I do some fly fish guiding on local rivers and last week my client shows up driving a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By Dbender2
That was my problem..:dunno:.Ordered the car back...

That was my problem..:dunno:.Ordered the car back in February and wanted the car now or ASAP. Once it was built and approved (CARB) I didn't want to wait another month or so for PCD so I picked it up...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-27-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By Dbender2
My x5 diesel has been listed as "At Preparation...

My x5 diesel has been listed as "At Preparation Center" for many weeks now and it is actually setting in my garage. I picked it up last Friday, May 21st.
Still showing "At Preparation Center":dunno:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 53,665
Posted By Dbender2
I finally picked up my 35d yesterday:rofl: What a...

I finally picked up my 35d yesterday:rofl: What a car:thumbup:
Ordered Feb. 22, built 14th week, picked up May 21...That's a long time line:thumbdwn: But, in the end, it's all good:bigpimp:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 53,665
Posted By Dbender2
Oh man...this is getting hard to take:mad: My x5...

Oh man...this is getting hard to take:mad: My x5 diesel was built the 14th week and I still can't get my hands on it:dunno: My dealer, and I as well, are an hour or so from the plant and, for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,483
Posted By Dbender2
Yep, I was planning on PCD. That is, WAS Planning...

Yep, I was planning on PCD. That is, WAS Planning on PCD. It's been such a long wait and it will be much quicker to take delivery at the dealer. My dealer and I are only an hour from the BMW plant so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 53,665
Posted By Dbender2
Yep...my CA is telling me it left the prep center...

Yep...my CA is telling me it left the prep center today and should arrive a dealer today:dunno:. Dealer is only an hour or so from the plant:). We'll see how that works out.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 53,665
Posted By Dbender2
Still under "released to carrier" status. It's...

Still under "released to carrier" status. It's been that way for weeks now. I think BMW is a little slow with updates.
It was a "week 14" production build.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 53,665
Posted By Dbender2
My CA called this am...it's on a truck to be...

My CA called this am...it's on a truck to be delivered TODAY:rofl: If everything goes to plan I'll pick it up tomorrow afternoon:bigpimp:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 53,665
Posted By Dbender2
Western Bimmer...I live an hour from the SC...

Western Bimmer...I live an hour from the SC plant. Maybe I could camp out on SC101 and snag a picture or your car as it heads out:rofl:. Anyway, I've had my x5 on order since Feb 22. My original...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 53,665
Posted By Dbender2
Yep...they did offer the BMW 101 experience but I...

Yep...they did offer the BMW 101 experience but I haven't scheduled a date yet. As I mentioned earlier, I live about an hour from the plant/PC and it is a lovely drive through the Western North...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-10-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 53,665
Posted By Dbender2
All this delay stuff is hard to take. Ordered...

All this delay stuff is hard to take.
Ordered my 35d back on February 22 and here we are, May 10 and no idea when I'll see my new vehicle.
My car has been built for weeks now. I live an hour from...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-10-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By Dbender2
Try this... ...

Try this...
http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 04-26-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,079
Posted By Dbender2
I also have a x35d in the Prep Center and I've...

I also have a x35d in the Prep Center and I've been advised May 7th for a release date. Who knows??? Anyway, BMW will not schedule Performance Center pick-up until they receive CARB approval.
BTW,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-19-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Dbender2
Unhappy Plunked down the up-front money and ordered my...

Plunked down the up-front money and ordered my xDrive35d on Feb. 22nd. It's been in the "completed awaiting transport" stage for over and week now. Today my CA advises me that she now has an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,806
Posted By Dbender2
Beautiful ride! I did hold off for the 2011 x5d...

Beautiful ride!
I did hold off for the 2011 x5d and now it's complete and on hold at the factory in Spartenburg waiting for CARB/EPA approvals. I live only an hour away from the factory and WAS...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-14-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,631
Posted By Dbender2
Unhappy My thoughts exactly DrMooCow. Regarding the...

My thoughts exactly DrMooCow.
Regarding the 2011 diesel, I've been told nothing has changed from 2010 to 2011 and I mentioned this to my CA. She had nothing to offer other then, "it is what it is"....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-13-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,631
Posted By Dbender2
Unhappy 2011 X5 ready for shipment

My 2011 X5 35d is also complete and waiting for shipment. I could be at the plant/performance center within one hour from home and could pick it up myself but I guess we are still waiting for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By Dbender2
As I understand, the 2011's started running down...

As I understand, the 2011's started running down the production line Monday. That would be this past Monday the 22nd.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By Dbender2
Ordered a 2010 back in February. Rec'd a call...

Ordered a 2010 back in February. Rec'd a call from my CA about a week or so later advising that it was to late to get in on the 2010 build and I would be getting a 2011. My CA tells me my x35d is...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 03-08-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,208
Posted By Dbender2
Hi Andrew, I live in the Asheville area and...

Hi Andrew,
I live in the Asheville area and make that trip at least once a month. You could come up from the BMW PC by Interstate all the way (BORING). My suggestion would be to head West to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-07-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By Dbender2
Talking Hello from Asheville, NC

New member simply saying Hello.
I've been a BMW driver for a long time. My first BMY was a 1976 "2002", the "Flying Brick".
The '76 "2002" was a great car but the one M3 I owned was a "great" car....
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