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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 06-01-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 979
Posted By SAVvywench
Bluetooth iPhone Pairing Issue

Since I've gotten information from this forum in the past, I just wanted to share my experience researching and then solving an issue I was having with my 2006 X5. It may help people with other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By SAVvywench
Well, I decided to stick with my tried-and-true

Today I reset the "consumption" calculator on my 4.4, drove on a typical errand, and saw that I'm still averaging about 18 mpg combined city/highway. That is not bad for almost 100,000 miles, and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-29-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By SAVvywench
Crevier has both. They're in Santa Ana.

Said it all in the subject line, but post wouldn't go through without me writing something here. :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By SAVvywench
Test drove 35i and 35d, impressions

I currently have an 2006 X5 4.4, and have been debating about whether to get one of the new X5's. Mine is running great, looks great, too, but it's been 5 years, and getting a new car would be fun....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-24-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By SAVvywench
I lived in Colorado Springs for 3 years, and then...

I lived in Colorado Springs for 3 years, and then moved back to CA. CO is nice, and the X5 did come in handy in the snow!
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By SAVvywench
BTW, do you know how I can order the OEM black...

BTW, do you know how I can order the OEM black carpet to match? That would be a more stylin way to do it, huh? Don't want to make those interior designers :cry: when they see my project...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By SAVvywench
Just a small matter of driving to PA from CA ;) ...

Just a small matter of driving to PA from CA ;)

I have a really good handyman out here, so sometime over the next couple months I'll get him on it. My goal will be to have some room under the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By SAVvywench
Doing the work yourself would save a lot. I'm...

Doing the work yourself would save a lot. I'm not quite qualified, but I bet it would still be hard to spend $9K a year, unless a lot goes wrong at once. We'll see how it goes.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By SAVvywench
Thanks for the tip, and the reassurance. I'm...

Thanks for the tip, and the reassurance. I'm actually a fairly old fest member, but I moved to CO for 3 years, plus got more involved with dogs than I am with cars. I used to have a Z3 Roadster...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By SAVvywench
Remove rear seats? Custom cargo platform?

Has anyone here removed rear seats and installed custom cargo platforms in their X5? If so, can you post pics, etc.? I'll be getting a third dog sometime over the next 5 months or so, and will need...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-23-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By SAVvywench
Wow, I guess everyone is buying the latest and...

Wow, I guess everyone is buying the latest and greatest? I can't say I blame you, as I am tempted myself. Hopefully someone who has kept their X5 past 70-80K will drop in and share their...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-22-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By SAVvywench
Experience with higher mileage X5s?

My X5 has about 75K on it now -- yes I drive it a lot! But it's in good shape, new set of tires, so I'm wondering what the future looks like for me and my car. Anyone here driving a higher mileage...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-22-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By SAVvywench
Cool; I'll be trying various configurations once...

Cool; I'll be trying various configurations once I get my new pup. For now with just 2 dogs, I'm fine using the room I have. If I end up doing some custom built platform or something, I'll post...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By SAVvywench
Hopefully that's true in the X5, too. I just...

Hopefully that's true in the X5, too. I just went out and tried to fold the seats flat and no dice. And it's not the head rests getting in the way, it's the nice padding in the seats :bigpimp:
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By SAVvywench
My problem is that I anticipate getting a 3rd dog...

My problem is that I anticipate getting a 3rd dog in about 5-6 months. So I want to have two in the back, and one more up front, plus hopefully have room for a suitcase and some gear. I think I'll...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By SAVvywench
Here are the stats from the BMW USA web site,...

Here are the stats from the BMW USA web site, comparing the 2009 X5 to the 2009 X3 (first numbers are for the X5):

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 21.9 30.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 61.8 71.0

Seems...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By SAVvywench
Hmm, 36" between the wheel arches won't work for...

Hmm, 36" between the wheel arches won't work for 2 crates. :cry: Each crate is 18" wide, and I figure I'd want an inch or two wiggle room. Thought it was too good to be true...

Thanks for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By SAVvywench
So maybe there's more height to work with? Maybe...

So maybe there's more height to work with? Maybe I could put the crates on a custom platform, then, and fit a folding crate or chair below them. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-21-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By SAVvywench
Cargo room?

I keep reading the cargo room stats, and it appears that the X3 actually has more cargo room -- both behind the second row of seats and behind the first row of seats -- than does the X5. 10 more...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-12-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By SAVvywench
Yes, the new owner did end up finding that...

Yes, the new owner did end up finding that information on the Internet somewhere -- so one problem down, one to go. Thanks for responding, though.

Now we just have to figure out why the airbag...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-11-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By SAVvywench
HELP! Code lock in stereo/ airbag light

Hi All,

I used to own 2 BMWs and now I have just my X5. However, I have a question to ask on behalf of the new buyer of my Z3. It seems I did not connect the new battery tightly enough, :tsk: ...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-27-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By SAVvywench
Good for you -- I keep waffling on whether to...

Good for you -- I keep waffling on whether to sell my roadster, so as of now, I have 2 BMWs!! :bigpimp:
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2005, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By SAVvywench
Too late, already got the silver . . . it may be...

Too late, already got the silver . . . it may be common, but it's a different experience for me -- I've had red cars, green cars, and white cars, but never silver.

The black grille might be a nice...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-08-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By SAVvywench
Photos of my new X5

OK, I finally took some pictures of my new X5 -- hope this attachment thing works . . . :D
Forum: The Detail Department 11-06-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By SAVvywench
Brand new bimmer - wax right away?

I am the proud owner of an X5 4.4 :D
Fresh off the showroom, luckily garaged every night, but will be sitting out during the day, 5 days a week. I have always shied away from car covers, not just...
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