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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By PAX5
... fierce depreciation rate? That's because...

... fierce depreciation rate? That's because BMW's are simply overpriced ... when bought new.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-28-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By PAX5
The BMW announcement is on the new car...

The BMW announcement is on the new car maintenance plan that is part of the 4yrs/50K mi warranty.

As far as I know, BMW is silent on what happens in the case of an extended maintenance service...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
BMW is currently offering 1.9% APR financing on...

BMW is currently offering 1.9% APR financing on all 2011 or 2012 BMW Certified Pre-Owned models - http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/cpo/financing.aspx.

That would apply to your car too, once...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
Mmmmm ... and of course now there is all this...

Mmmmm ... and of course now there is all this rumor about BMW, like Tesla, selling i3 and i8's direct to the public via the internet ... but in the U.S., state franchise laws can be an obstacle.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By PAX5
Think about it ... "BMW" (factory) aligned it...

Think about it ... "BMW" (factory) aligned it when you bought the car, right? And tires started wearing on the shoulders ... then you brought it back to "BMW" (dealer) and they aligned it ... same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
I still have the question: why not have the same...

I still have the question: why not have the same conversation with BMWFS, since they hold title to the car, not the dealer. The dealer is just going to be the middle man, who has to have a piece (a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By PAX5
Having it "aligned" is not sufficient ... you...

Having it "aligned" is not sufficient ... you must have it aligned by specifying toe-in "close to zero, but not zero" (0.02 value). Do a search on this forum.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
I've never leased a car in my life, so I am...

I've never leased a car in my life, so I am waaaaayyy out of my comfort zone on this one!

Other experts chime in, please.

What should OP do?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By PAX5
I read somewhere that on deceleration the...

I read somewhere that on deceleration the alternator on the e70 is programmed not to charge the battery (reduces the load on the engine and therefor conserve fuel)... however, if the deceleration...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By PAX5
Wonder what drove them to do this ... ...

Wonder what drove them to do this ...

Similar changes in the 2014 CPO.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By PAX5
Ah, great! Problem solved. Now do yourself a...

Ah, great! Problem solved.

Now do yourself a BIG favor: get a new set of tires (all 4), AND get a proper front end alignment. Do a search on this forum ... LOTS of info on how to do a proper...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By PAX5
I just searched both codes ... both came up....

I just searched both codes ... both came up. Here's an example: http://www.ecstuning.com/ES2714853/ and here's the other one: ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
Also interesting ... but, a residual is not a...

Also interesting ... but, a residual is not a fair market price. It is simply the price that remains after the (payment) terms of the contract have been negotiated and agreed to.

So buying (way)...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
I believe this to be a true statement, but ......

I believe this to be a true statement, but ... the venue would have to be the auction, no?

How else could this process be managed? Lease contracts end at various times ... does BMWFS send out a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By PAX5
Excellent write up. Thank you very much! You...

Excellent write up. Thank you very much!

You guys have pre-LCI models right?

In reviewing the applicable hose(s) for my LCI model, it appears that the current hose versions have been superceded...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-25-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
Correct :thumbup: And I hope that we have...

Correct :thumbup:

And I hope that we have accomplished that with this discussion ...

OP, what do you think? Food for thought?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
Interesting ... until now, I didn't know that...

Interesting ... until now, I didn't know that it's an option for a BMW dealer to buy directly from BMWFS, on behalf of the current leasee. But what's the price??? What else is know about this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-24-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
Not entirely clear on your comment(s) ... ...

Not entirely clear on your comment(s) ...

BMWFS doesn't charge dealer anything. The car is brought to Manheim and is put up for auction. Dealer bids along with everyone else. Payment goes to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-23-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 939
Posted By PAX5
I'm assuming your car is a 2012 35D, as in your...

I'm assuming your car is a 2012 35D, as in your profile ...

Dealer will use Manheim auction pricing as their base "buy price". So I prepared a current view of what 2012 35D's sell for at Manheim...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By PAX5
After thinking about this some more and your...

After thinking about this some more and your description of "a wable sound, sitting for a long time and black brake dust" (after detailing the car only 4 days ago) ... it could be that this is not a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By PAX5
Is this your first BMW/X5/car? Now for this...

Is this your first BMW/X5/car?

Now for this one, you DO have to get your hands dirty, or at least wet ... clean the wheels weekly: 1. wet/rinse with garden hose, 2. using a brush, clean with a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By PAX5
... good man! And don't forget to grab a cookie...

... good man! And don't forget to grab a cookie and a cup of coffee as you walk past the customer lounge area. This problem will be solved for you and you NEVER have to get your hands dirty!

PS....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 712
Posted By PAX5
Ali, Do yourself a BIG favor ... bring it...

Ali,

Do yourself a BIG favor ... bring it back to the dealership. Find your sales guy and ask him to help you figure this out (they have BIG ego's that require stroking every so often). Complain...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By PAX5
Or go to: www.shopbmwUSA.com, choose Flemington...

Or go to: www.shopbmwUSA.com, choose Flemington BMW and get trailer hitch WITH electrical wiring harness for $495, or harness kit only for $168 ... That's where I got mine ...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 08-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By PAX5
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