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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-15-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By Pat_X5
I am glad I live in Southern California where 19...

I am glad I live in Southern California where 19 dealers compete for business!
Since you are asking for SC delivery, try a forum sponsor or my favorite dealers: McKenna and Shelly BMW - they both...
Forum: European Delivery 04-15-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Pat_X5
FYI: Summer delivery means you pay top airfare. ...

FYI: Summer delivery means you pay top airfare.
We just came back from the UK in early April and the same route doubles next month!
Don't fixate on Lufthansa airlines - they really don't give a...
Forum: European Delivery 04-13-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By Pat_X5
I just returned from the UK last week. ...

I just returned from the UK last week.

Because I was renting a car for the week, I wanted to avoid the daily London Congestion Fee $20/day and avoid the traffic getting around Central London so I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Pat_X5
Do you have an X5 or 325 ? Can't have both....

Do you have an X5 or 325 ? Can't have both....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Pat_X5
Easier if you want to get the replicas, but...

Easier if you want to get the replicas, but tougher to find original BMW wheels.

Tires you would have to get separate - try Discount tires / America's tires.

Remember, TMPS you would have to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,145
Posted By Pat_X5
No wonder my insurance is so high even after...

No wonder my insurance is so high even after driving for over 35 years without an accident and no tickets - we drive among people who choose knowingly or ignorantly to drive unsafe.
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 03-13-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By Pat_X5
My experience has been totally different! ...

My experience has been totally different!

Twice been to Pacific BMW in Glendale back from 2001 when Greg was not there and have been brushed off - pretty much snooty attitudes.

Last time I...
Forum: General BMW 03-02-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By Pat_X5
Question Future F15 not appealing - looking at the Land Rover Discovery Sport ???

So the time is approaching for the turn in of my second X5 - the E70 which I dearly love - awesome steering, stiff handling + suspension, and great looks + manners.

Looking at the F15, I can't say...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,145
Posted By Pat_X5
+1 :thumbup: I had the crappy summer RFT...

+1 :thumbup:

I had the crappy summer RFT factory Dunlop Sport Maxx and they were awful in low temps.

Switched to the Conti DWS and love them !

I carry a BMW spare + AAA and don't have to...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-20-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,719
Posted By Pat_X5
I am warming up to the X1 now that the second...

I am warming up to the X1 now that the second generation is coming out for 2016. ;)

My GF will be looking for either a 3 series or X1 for Euro delivery so this new style might be more attractive....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Pat_X5
Aggressive ? Try getting 21 or 22" wheels or...

Aggressive ?
Try getting 21 or 22" wheels or put spacers to push out the wheels.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Pat_X5
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Pat_X5
Here is shot of the Conti DWS 20" on my X5 - note...

Here is shot of the Conti DWS 20" on my X5 - note the exhausts are pretty clean considering it hasn't been washed in a month!:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,564
Posted By Pat_X5
Conti DWS! I have had them on both the 335d and...

Conti DWS!
I have had them on both the 335d and my current X5d.
Love them!

Even the 20" DWS staggered on the X still grips well in the light snow, slush and light ice when taking her to the...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-31-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,525
Posted By Pat_X5
When I owned the 335d, I remember taking it up to...

When I owned the 335d, I remember taking it up to the slopes for skiing and the car was great on snow, light ice, slush and sloped travel with non RFT Continental DWS tires.
These are the tires I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-30-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,996
Posted By Pat_X5
Amazing price differences when I was in Colorado...

Amazing price differences when I was in Colorado (Jefferson County) last week!
$1.73 for gasoline and $2.95 for diesel

Back here in California:
$2.21 for gasoline and $2.39 for diesel!
...
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-29-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Pat_X5
So my question is if salt water got into...

So my question is if salt water got into everything, it would be a total - so would the insurance company pay out the new value or depreciated value ?
Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-27-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Pat_X5
Unhappy Brand new 750 fell into the the ocean ?

A brand new 750 with paper plates from Riverside BMW fell into the ocean!
Wonder if the insurance will total this out ???:eek:

"A brand-new BMW met a watery fate after it skidded into the Bolsa...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,055
Posted By Pat_X5
Who did the inspection ? Was it paid by you or...

Who did the inspection ? Was it paid by you or the dealer ?

What size wheels are on the X5 ? Tire costs depend on what size you have - 18" is cheapest, 20 or 21" are expensive as they are...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 01-14-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By Pat_X5
Here in California, all manufacturer recalls must...

Here in California, all manufacturer recalls must be done before delivery of a new or used car - I believe it's a law here in CA.

And for used cars to be delivered, all basic safety checks must be...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 01-13-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Posted By Pat_X5
CPO does not mean anything - it just means the...

CPO does not mean anything - it just means the seller can charge more for the label.

Even accidents that are not caught prior to purchase can mean you are stuck with the problems in the future.
...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-12-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,570
Posted By Pat_X5
OP, is the diesel fuel biodiesel in your area ? ...

OP, is the diesel fuel biodiesel in your area ?
If biodiesel, how much % ?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Pat_X5
Compare the manual against your seat - if you...

Compare the manual against your seat - if you don't have the round button about 2 inches round with 4 arrows, you don't have the lumbar adjustment option.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,891
Posted By Pat_X5
I have a BMW spare and AAA with my Conti DWS 20"...

I have a BMW spare and AAA with my Conti DWS 20" staggered and love it on the snow!
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 12-28-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,208
Posted By Pat_X5
Having had the first generation X5 (E53) in 2001...

Having had the first generation X5 (E53) in 2001 - and then most recently had a 2011 335d, I have to say I am biased after trying out the diesel.

Before getting into the E70 diesel, I did try the...
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