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Forum: General BMW Questions 01-09-2017, 01:07 PM
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Posted By BenF12400
BMW Fall Service Event

Has anyone had problems getting the rebate BMW had in the fall? There was a 15% rebate on BMW batteries (plus dealer had $50 off) and we mailed in rebate form the end of October - have heard...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-02-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By BenF12400
Note airbag recall

Note airbag recall
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-02-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,402
Posted By BenF12400
We just bought a loaner 528 xdrive with about...

We just bought a loaner 528 xdrive with about 8000 miles on it a few days ago. No smoke odor. There is 0% financing on loaners until tomorrow (I think) so maybe that's better than leasing. My wife...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-02-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By BenF12400
Wife just bought a 2016 loaner 528 (which was...

Wife just bought a 2016 loaner 528 (which was the exact color of her 2010 528) - zero % financing but had to wait hours to see the "finance" manager for the usual push to buy "extras" like extended...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,441
Posted By BenF12400
I have received the letter re: warranty extension...

I have received the letter re: warranty extension on the driveshaft for my 2013. Big deal - should be a recall - not happy with the potential scenario of the driveshaft suddenly failing, perhaps...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-29-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By BenF12400
In the DC area there is a publication called...

In the DC area there is a publication called "Consumer's Checkbook". They have a car buying "service". For a fee (I think it's about $175, but less for subscribers) a potential buyer submits an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-29-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,441
Posted By BenF12400
ZoomVT - re:drive shaft replacement on 2013 X5 - ...

ZoomVT - re:drive shaft replacement on 2013 X5 - not a recall - replaced if it fails before 10 years or 120,000 miles; airbag issue is a recall but in my area no one has gotten the replacement yet....
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-24-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By BenF12400
BMW of Rockville (used to be VOB) was bought by...

BMW of Rockville (used to be VOB) was bought by a Towson dealer a few years ago. Since then they have greatly improved their customer service and physical plant. Recently bought a CPO for my...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-24-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By BenF12400
Don't know if this helps - daughter bought a 2013...

Don't know if this helps - daughter bought a 2013 328ix, 19,000 miles, CPO, from dealer end of January 2016. Retail new was 51,445; selling price was 34,500, reduced to 33,500. Dealer gave us a...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-23-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,471
Posted By BenF12400
Went with my 28 year-old daughter to the BMW...

Went with my 28 year-old daughter to the BMW dealer closest to us (there are 6 or so in our area) when she was looking to replace her Rx350 (175,000 miles) with a "new" used vehicle. Lexus used car...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 08-23-2016, 05:11 AM
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Views: 129,958
Posted By BenF12400
Just got a letter from GM that our Denali was...

Just got a letter from GM that our Denali was recalled for the airbag - so now 2 out of our 3 vehicles are on the list (2013 X5 - wife's 2010 528 not yet recalled); waiting for the X5's drive shaft...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-23-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By BenF12400
My 2013 3.5i came with Continental SSR runflats...

My 2013 3.5i came with Continental SSR runflats (19"). I have 46,000miles on them and there is still tread. When I replace these, I hope to find the exact same tire (TireRack still has them).
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-14-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,330
Posted By BenF12400
I was picked up at the train station by a driver...

I was picked up at the train station by a driver in an X5 - and it was ridiculously early in the morning - took me to the hotel.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-09-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By BenF12400
Question for Rudy on Continentals

I have a 2013 X5 3.5i premium, purchased new 5/2012, with OE Continental 19" SSR RFTs. They now have 46,000 miles and front tires only now beginning to show wear. Would like to replace them with...
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-06-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By BenF12400
Insurance companies use your credit score as a...

Insurance companies use your credit score as a significant factor in rate determination. And as others have stated, your coverage is lousy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 17,821
Posted By BenF12400
Am concerned if the driveshaft failure leads to a...

Am concerned if the driveshaft failure leads to a crash which leads to the recalled driver's airbag going off which might lead to serious injury. Maybe BMW should replace those driveshafts while...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-05-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 129,958
Posted By BenF12400
Thought of a great scenario - front drive shaft...

Thought of a great scenario - front drive shaft on an X5 fails, causing vehicle to lose control and hit a fixed object and airbag goes off, and..........?then what? Maybe BMW should start "fixing"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By BenF12400
?Vapor barrier in door? - son had same problem...

?Vapor barrier in door? - son had same problem twice in an X3
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By BenF12400
?It was sold as-is?

?It was sold as-is?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-27-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 129,958
Posted By BenF12400
Knowing our friend, she probably drove to the...

Knowing our friend, she probably drove to the dealer and said something like "my car may explode, so please give me another one before I die" or something along that line. I would not be surprised...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-23-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 129,958
Posted By BenF12400
Had dinner at the home of some friends last...

Had dinner at the home of some friends last night. The wife has same vehicle I have - 2013 X5 3.5 Premium, 25,000 miles on it, owned not leased. Since she tends to over-react to everything, she...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-16-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By BenF12400
They seem very "firm" about these dates (although...

They seem very "firm" about these dates (although the oil change specials are $79-$89). They should allow an oil change. How many have you had in 4 years? My "free maintenance" should expire on...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-12-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 129,958
Posted By BenF12400
Maybe BMW and other manufacturers of the recalled...

Maybe BMW and other manufacturers of the recalled vehicles can give us suits of armor until the airbags are replaced
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By BenF12400
I just meant that perhaps they check the vehicles...

I just meant that perhaps they check the vehicles over a little more carefully than a dealer to make certain that vehicles are "100% ok" - but that's just a thought, doubt they really do that.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By BenF12400
I have been wondering if BMW is "more careful"...

I have been wondering if BMW is "more careful" with vehicles built and "picked up" at the Performance Center - they certainly seemed to take pride in the delivery.
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