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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,041
Posted By RaleighX5
Well, I can pretty much tell you exactly how this...

Well, I can pretty much tell you exactly how this will play out as far as Diminished Value where Geico is concerned as I already went thru this. You can get whatever DV estimate you want and submit...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,283
Posted By RaleighX5
iPhone Upgrade to OS5 Breaks Music Volume

Just noticed today that after upgrading my iPhone 4 to iOS5 that the music is mute when playing in my 2011 X5. I checked other iPhone 4 units with iOS5 and they all have the same problem - music...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By RaleighX5
I can give you a more recent datapoint, as I'm...

I can give you a more recent datapoint, as I'm close to wrapping up my own DV case. Like you, my X5 was only a few months old with a few K's on the odometer when I was rear-ended as well. I ended up...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,798
Posted By RaleighX5
Originally bought Huper-Optik for my 2003 Lexus...

Originally bought Huper-Optik for my 2003 Lexus GX470 when new. Given the good experience I had with it, I also had it put on my 2011 X5 to match the Rear Clinate package tinting. Not nearly as dark...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-14-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By RaleighX5
This is getting to be an epidemic! I guess the...

This is getting to be an epidemic! I guess the winter time is when things like this heat up. I can empathize with you having been rear-ended myself right before Thanksgiving. Mine looks to have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,090
Posted By RaleighX5
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm still sorting...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm still sorting through what tact I want to take as far as getting an appraisal post-repair. There is the "cheap" route of try to get 'free' appraisals from the folks...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-30-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,090
Posted By RaleighX5
Perhaps I need to clarify. The other driver was...

Perhaps I need to clarify. The other driver was issued a citation by the police, Geico (his carrier) has already stated they accept full liability for the claim. I am only going through my carrier...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,624
Posted By RaleighX5
Have you done a lot of highway driving during...

Have you done a lot of highway driving during that time? Do you live in a southern state with sandy terrain? I have a pitted windshield on my Lexus (actually has happened to both original and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,090
Posted By RaleighX5
Diminished Value

Just had my 4 month old 2011 X5 3.5i Premium with less than 5K miles rear-ended right before the holidays. Found highly recommended custom body shop (BMW specialists) to do the repair work. Am going...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,459
Posted By RaleighX5
Um, the holiday credit only applies to 35i...

Um, the holiday credit only applies to 35i Premium, not 35d.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-30-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,261
Posted By RaleighX5
There was a post in another forum that said the...

There was a post in another forum that said the iPhone 4 cradle is due out in December.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,836
Posted By RaleighX5
I share your apprehension. The check engine...

I share your apprehension. The check engine light went on in my 2 and 1/2 month old 2011 35i and my heart sank. Took it in (with barely 3K on the odometer) and found that the emissions programming...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By RaleighX5
Yes, but will you still be saying that after the...

Yes, but will you still be saying that after the X5 warranty runs out? Every brand has their share of lemons. Your experience may have been bad, but there are a ton of others who swear by Lexus. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By RaleighX5
A Benz, Really?

You couldn't pay me to buy a Benz, and especially ones made in Alabama. Pure pieces of junk from a reliability point-of-view according to many, many people I have spoken to that have bought the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-17-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By RaleighX5
I have a 2003 Lexus GX470 (bought new) as well as...

I have a 2003 Lexus GX470 (bought new) as well as recently bought a 2011 X5 35i Premium, so I can at least provide one person's perspective having owned them both. I had the misfortune of buying the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-04-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,694
Posted By RaleighX5
There is another forum entry or two that covers...

There is another forum entry or two that covers this topic. There are many different opinions on this to be sure. I plan on keeping my 2011 35i Premium a long time, so I did an oil change at 1500...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-01-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By RaleighX5
Just curious, but did you pick up your car at the...

Just curious, but did you pick up your car at the dealer or do the PCD? If you did the PCD and can still make the comment about not wanting to attempt to take corners with the X5, then all I can say...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By RaleighX5
Prepare to be amazed...

I'm also from Raleigh, ordered my first new BMW in mid-July (35i Premium), did PCD on 8/11, and was simply blown away by the experience. Trust me, it'll be something you'll never forget. oh, and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-21-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By RaleighX5
I have a 2003 Lexus GX470 (bought new) that was...

I have a 2003 Lexus GX470 (bought new) that was the first model year. It had a very un-Lexus like drive shaft problem that felt like someone hit the back of you when you came to a stop (and the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-15-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By RaleighX5
I paid $57,440 for a 35i Premium that listed at...

I paid $57,440 for a 35i Premium that listed at $60,925. That was $900 over invoice (and includes MACO and training/service fee totaling $500). Sounds like we got similar deals based on the math...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,214
Posted By RaleighX5
Placed order in mid-July (15th I think) and car...

Placed order in mid-July (15th I think) and car was built the week of 7/26, done 7/29. I was able to do such a fast turn-around because my dealer already had a slot in 112 status that was about to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-13-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,214
Posted By RaleighX5
Yikes!

I just picked up my 35i this past Wednesday via PCD after it had been finished the last week of July. Is this something specific to the diesels produced during your completion week? Or is it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,196
Posted By RaleighX5
MSRP was $60,925. Purchase price was $57,440...

MSRP was $60,925. Purchase price was $57,440 (plus tax, tags, etc.). Includes Convenience/Technology/Cold Weather packages plus premium stereo, running boards, satellite radio, and smart phone...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,196
Posted By RaleighX5
I ordered a 35i Premium a couple of weeks ago and...

I ordered a 35i Premium a couple of weeks ago and was able to get $900 over invoice. The trick, however, is to understand the "real" invoice versus what Edmunds and others tell you it is. There is...
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