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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By scar
Other than the crappy BMW nav this is the most...

Other than the crappy BMW nav this is the most annoying issue I encounter. I too have been unable to figure out the pattern and now just head back into cockpit and press button on the dash. A minor...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By scar
Boy is that tempting. Mine is up to 77k and I...

Boy is that tempting. Mine is up to 77k and I love it but figure it is a ticking time bomb. Don't like the new body style.

I will be in PA next week - which dealer?

I'd probably get hosed on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By scar
Check that. Even pavement, not raven.

Check that. Even pavement, not raven.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-08-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By scar
If you post the print out of the alignment (often...

If you post the print out of the alignment (often shows before and after readings) you will get more useful answers. Regardless, pulling on a straight road with fresh raven pavement would have me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By scar
Opinion alert. Another word for extended...

Opinion alert.

Another word for extended warranty is insurance. Insurance companies are in the business of NOT paying. They are for profit corporations. Corporations control government....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By scar
Really? I just looked in my crystal ball and it...

Really? I just looked in my crystal ball and it shows you having great fun in this truck. I did see some multi page service bills but the ball was not clear enough to see the amounts. If you send me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-02-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By scar
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By scar
http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html...

http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

Good one.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By scar
Be sure to invest in a smart alignment. Many...

Be sure to invest in a smart alignment. Many useful posts if you search.

I bought 21 inch ferric grey oem wheels with tires for summer (look sic with carbon black) and found out the hard way how...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,890
Posted By scar
Adaptive drive is awesome. Almost defies the laws...

Adaptive drive is awesome. Almost defies the laws of physics.

Comfort seats - especially after the five hour mark

Paddle shifters and auto hold at stop lights next to rice rockets.

HUD....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,960
Posted By scar
Shameless pos nav hands down. I have a $100...

Shameless pos nav hands down. I have a $100 Garmin stuck to my windshield. Looks ridiculous but it works great.

This ought to be a class action lawsuit.

End of rant.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By scar
VIN decoder update.

After searching for decoder site find many are obsolete, only generate basic info (no option list, etc) or require sign in in Russian, etc.

So I thought I would start a fresh thread and invite...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By scar
Off topic but I have to say this is a great...

Off topic but I have to say this is a great example of how a forum ought to work. A pleasant request, good advice, some follow up banter and a thank you. No sniping or pompous reprimands. Nice.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By scar
Let me know if you pass. I have been looking for...

Let me know if you pass. I have been looking for a low mileage 5.0 with adaptive drive to replace my now nearly 70k. I have ad and love it. Not many used on market with ad.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By scar
After 60k miles including 2 northern New England...

After 60k miles including 2 northern New England winters I'd give the 5.0 an overall 7 on the 10 scale. Snows are a must. 9 out of 10 on treated or packed roads. 9 out of 10 on glare ice. 5 out of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,204
Posted By scar
I'll say. I am going to look at that option...

I'll say. I am going to look at that option again as I am a high mile guy. Another useful tidbit from this forum. Thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,204
Posted By scar
Wow. $.16/ extra mile sounds too good to be true....

Wow. $.16/ extra mile sounds too good to be true. Is this math correct? ($5,600/35,000 miles = $.16). I might need to revisit leasing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,204
Posted By scar
Off topic. 80,000 miles on a lease? How did...

Off topic. 80,000 miles on a lease? How did that work out for you?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,986
Posted By scar
I use waze a lot and it is great, especially on...

I use waze a lot and it is great, especially on interstates and high volume roads. Did a run to Colorado a while back and it gave good warnings that radar detector and laser jammer may not have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,637
Posted By scar
The manual emphasizes high quality, fresh fuel at...

The manual emphasizes high quality, fresh fuel at least aki 87. Premium recommended. Most gas stations move a lot more regular than premium and ethanol degrades quickly. So time for a research...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,637
Posted By scar
So I picked up my rig from dealer after the...

So I picked up my rig from dealer after the 49,999 mile final run thru this morning. Always chat with my SA about various things and today the subject was gasoline. He recommends switching to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By scar
Recently in same boat and only found two options...

Recently in same boat and only found two options for this staggered 21 set up, both painfully expensive. Mine too wore out ahead of their time from inside. Lots of very good info on this board...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By scar
Below is the quote/reply from Dan: :yikes: ...

Below is the quote/reply from Dan:
:yikes:



The original warranty and maintenance on the car are for 4 years or 50K. You still have several options for extending these while you are under...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By scar
45,000 miles. Next moves?

Okay so here I am approaching the 50k, end of warranty crossroads. Need to decide which way to go:

1- trade it in for a ___________________.

2- go forth to 100k with no net.

3. Buy a net. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-14-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By scar
Look at the bright side. The BMW nav system...

Look at the bright side. The BMW nav system sucks so badly you will probably get lost less frequently! :)
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