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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By abbott
Where did I say I wanted free tires because...

Where did I say I wanted free tires because they're worn out? :dunno:

Obviously, I was under the impression if my tires had nails in them (damaged, road hazard, etc.), they would be replaced. That...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By abbott
RFT insurance (EasyCare) beware - nail not covered

Signed "A", for asshole? Your post is not at all helpful.

I just took the vehicle into the dealership a couple months ago and they didn't say anything about the tires. I've owned the car for 6...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By abbott
Angry RFT insurance (EasyCare) beware nail not covered

Ok, so bought into the EasyCare TotalCare package for $3186 from a SoCal BMW dealer it was a company expense, but I own the company, so...

I had a check-up on my 2011 X5 today at a dealer in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-20-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 18,102
Posted By abbott
I made a newer BMW Remote App - Gauging Interest

Happy to test and send you my UDID, although I also have a 35d.

p.s. BMW will likely send a C&D or submit a take down notice to Apple if you try to release :-/


Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-06-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,843
Posted By abbott
I had a BMW dealer voluntarily give me the...

I had a BMW dealer voluntarily give me the service records when interested in the vehicle. I may have asked, but the point is service records for a vehicle on a BMW lot are free game. The owner has...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By abbott
Your problem might be the USB port itself.

Your problem might be the USB port itself.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By abbott
under warranty

under warranty
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By abbott
same problem in my 2011 E70. Dealer had it for a...

same problem in my 2011 E70. Dealer had it for a week, had to replace the interface module, not the USB port. Mine wouldn't recognize a USB that didn't have BMW binaries on it. I discovered the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-21-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By abbott
I drove a 2013 328i as a loaner for 5 days and I...

I drove a 2013 328i as a loaner for 5 days and I can attest to the plastic/toy-likeness of the interior build quality. I owned a 1999 328i E46 and the interior was rock solid, a lot like my 2011 E70....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By abbott
Not sure about the tires, but do opt for...

Not sure about the tires, but do opt for cables/cords if needed. Chains can damage your wheel and/or vehicle. Imagine one breaking off...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By abbott
Road terrain, head/tail wind, weather, size and...

Road terrain, head/tail wind, weather, size and inflation of tires, brand of fuel, year of engine, and most importantly the driver, each have a lot to do with MPG results.

I provided my results...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By abbott
Cruising at 75-80 mph you will see an avg. 25...

Cruising at 75-80 mph you will see an avg. 25 mpg, and around 21 mpg mixed driving all with the 35d.

I'm averaging 23.7 mpg 70/30 highway/city with highway speed between 70-80 mph.

I can get...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,740
Posted By abbott
Correct, they are the same liners. Got mine from...

Correct, they are the same liners. Got mine from BMW because I wanted the xDrive brand on them.

As far as the fitting goes, there are no major gaps. They are pretty flush. The only issue I see is...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 01-01-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,485
Posted By abbott
Lovely combo! The 35d is so much fun to drive,...

Lovely combo! The 35d is so much fun to drive, especially with the 22mpg avg on 425lbs of torque! I find the sweet spot mpg for my 2011 is 60-70mph or 1800-2000 rpms.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-01-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,144
Posted By abbott
Not my experience. I have the BMW accessory key...

Not my experience. I have the BMW accessory key fob holder and it works perfectly with my 2011 E70 without comfort access. I recommend it if you don't like keychains, especially scratching your...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,322
Posted By abbott
what type of conditions have you tested them in...

what type of conditions have you tested them in (i.e. depth of snow, etc.)?

I want to take mine up to mountains for ski trips in Tahoe, and I have experienced significant snow fall in my previous...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By abbott
Yes, I do have those seats, and they definitely...

Yes, I do have those seats, and they definitely keep you snug in the seat. Maybe your headrest isn't positioned optimally for your head and neck?

p.s. i ended paying for the extended maintenance...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-01-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By abbott
Perhaps BMW NA can provide you seat upgrades, but...

Perhaps BMW NA can provide you seat upgrades, but expect to spend $5k or more. Some of the seat OEM part pricing can be found online under E70 model.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-30-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By abbott
sounds about right. thanks for the clarification...

sounds about right. thanks for the clarification and tip! :-)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-30-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By abbott
I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, I...

I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, I did find this 2011 E70 basic audio upgrade (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432296). Check out Bavarian Soundwerks for their stage...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By abbott
Yeah, thanks to the forums I realized this....

Yeah, thanks to the forums I realized this. :thumbup:

I was dead set on getting sapphire metallic until i read about the issues with black, and i've always wanted a dark platinum/titanium color in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By abbott
haha, no I just mean Bavarian Soundwerks or...

haha, no I just mean Bavarian Soundwerks or custom components, with some new pilar and door tweeter inserts to increase the amount of speakers from the current 4 speaker + 2 sub setup in the 35d.
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-29-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By abbott
Question buying Non-CPO, but dealer will CPO for $$$$

A BMW dealer GM handled my deal for a used 2011 X5 35d with 17k miles with a clean history. Down payment paid, signing on Saturday.

I asked if they could CPO the vehicle for me, and the GM said he...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By abbott
Yeah, I did ask the general manager, and he said...

Yeah, I did ask the general manager, and he said it would cost me $3,000 on top. I'm assuming you meant having it CPO'd for free?

Considering how limited the CPO warranty is, is it worth spending...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By abbott
Thanks! Yes, the services records indicate:...

Thanks!

Yes, the services records indicate: "1ST ENG OIL SERVICE-FULL MAINTENANCE" was executed 6-28-12 @ 9,000 miles
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