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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By ard
They will inflate the cost. Tell them you will...

They will inflate the cost. Tell them you will only pay BMW warranty labor times.

IF you are inclined to say yes.

Do they plan on completing the recall?

What new parts were installed and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By ard
You need to have a lawyer fax them a letter, to...

You need to have a lawyer fax them a letter, to the general manager, by the end of the day.

IMO the talking on the phone will lead to nothing. They have multiple people documenting they are...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Today, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By ard
That is incorrect BMW calls the extended...

That is incorrect

BMW calls the extended warranty a "extended service contract" (aka "ESC")

They call the 'normal maintenance and service' the MAINTENANCE PLAN




You were correct- you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By ard
So they did not do the recall that they said they...

So they did not do the recall that they said they would do??

You need to get past that 'boss'... Your SA may have screwed up with coverage, but now the manager is grossly mishandling it.

GL
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By ard
I have a '12 diesel...and had the cat replaced at...

I have a '12 diesel...and had the cat replaced at 80k+ miles. Under a BMW gold warranty.

I am surprised to see it excluded under the CPO

Should make sure about this ...ill check my warrant and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By ard
Grow a pair. "I have no intent to pick up the...

Grow a pair. "I have no intent to pick up the car until you complete the repairs you agreed IN WRITING to perform". (I'm still a bit fuzzy on your details, but just using some hyperbole...)

When...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By ard
CPO is added by the dealer. IT IS THEIR...

CPO is added by the dealer. IT IS THEIR DECISION. While you might ask them to add one, they decide.

A CPO car must have tires over 50% and brakes over 50%. THis is where the 'cost' for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By ard
Put your concerns in writing. If you blather on...

Put your concerns in writing. If you blather on in long conversations with BMWUSA, when THEY talk to the dealer they will paint you to be clueless. DOucmnet what happened (leaving out the nonsense-...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By ard
Find someone that does 'coding' ...see if they...

Find someone that does 'coding' ...see if they can 'reset' your cell interface (i.e. TCU). BMW dealer will ONLY know 'replace parts'.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By ard
Well, maybe we could help if the issue was fully...

Well, maybe we could help if the issue was fully explained.

If you read your post- or better, have a family member read it who has no idea what yuou issue is- you will see that it doesn't really...
Forum: E39 M5 (1998-2003) Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By ard
Wow. Super low miles...what is the story on this...

Wow. Super low miles...what is the story on this car? Rare interior too.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By ard
2600 for maintenance?? Wow. No Indy mechanics...

2600 for maintenance?? Wow. No Indy mechanics in LA? ;)

Enjoy the new car!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,165
Posted By ard
We have had reports of a vibration developing and...

We have had reports of a vibration developing and RAPIDLY leading to total explosive failure.

I would not risk driving- even a low speed failure (under 10MPH) could result in damage to other...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By ard
If that includes delivery to you, seems a decent...

If that includes delivery to you, seems a decent deal...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By ard
Nice What was you guess on the retail cost...

Nice

What was you guess on the retail cost had BMW not covered?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By ard
LOL Where did you read that? The "M...

LOL

Where did you read that?

The "M Sport" is a cosmetic version of the standard X5- a few odds and ends to extract $$ from buyers- wrapped with language to make it seem like there is a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,642
Posted By ard
^ "Final Result" was posted by OP above...

^ "Final Result" was posted by OP above somewhere..

broken valve spring, all fixed.

No other explanations as to the compression issue, causes, how it was fixed, etc,
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,084
Posted By ard
Carmax warranty is, by all accounts, an excellent...

Carmax warranty is, by all accounts, an excellent warranty. One of the few with uniformly high praise.

When I was shopping the X, looked at Ps. Wife didn't like the shape.:dunno:
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-23-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By ard
You're definitely paying them AND the dealer that...

You're definitely paying them AND the dealer that has the car in this deal....

It isn't a 'good deal' when your 2500 is used to make it acceptable.... Time to shop elsewhere. IMO
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,084
Posted By ard
I know the V8 is attractive, but do your research...

I know the V8 is attractive, but do your research on these motors....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By ard
How much less is this car compared to all the...

How much less is this car compared to all the others you've been shopping? That might be a worthwhile data point...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-23-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By ard
That's an odd car to have a CPO on it already- so...

That's an odd car to have a CPO on it already- so it was sold and returned, now a full CPO (not the BS CPO Lite)?

Also, FWIW- they can only CPO a car that was sold and titled to an end user- I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By ard
Sport uses the N63, the real M uses a version...

Sport uses the N63, the real M uses a version called the S63

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_N63
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By ard
"Truck lifts half an inch & closes" Indeed,...

"Truck lifts half an inch & closes"

Indeed, perplexing
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By ard
Ejector?

Ejector?
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