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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By docboss
PAX5 is correct. The failure of the Radiator...

PAX5 is correct. The failure of the Radiator Overflow/Reserve Tank is common. My SA told me to expect it. Estimated cost was a little over $300.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
A local dealer will sell you an i8 for only...

A local dealer will sell you an i8 for only $45,000 over list. That would blow your brother away. regards. Doc
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
Thumbs up warranty

Hammonddave: No apology needed. That 435 Cab is awesome.

As you alluded to, fine print is really, really important. That is why I looked for an exclusionary policy. Less chance of a loophole....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
warranty

Wow. First time I've been called a "sap". So in defense, I'll give you some of my thoughts on this matter.
1. You are correct that insurance i.e. extended warranty is a "bet". And, it is an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
Poor typing skills. The wording in the brochure...

Poor typing skills. The wording in the brochure is somewhat different that the actual contract. Sorry.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
OK. Here is the link for the brochure I received...

OK. Here is the link for the brochure I received on the plan. The wording on the contract is somewhat different in the actually contract, but that is WAY too much of a hassle to copy and or scan. If...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
Yes. It is odd. As I write this, I have the...

Yes. It is odd. As I write this, I have the contract next to me. It is headed as Lexus Extra Care and has the Lexus Financial Services logo on it. There is nothing on the contract that indicates...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
purchased warranty

After doing my "due diligence" (reading the contract details), and on the advice of my favorite SA, I purchased an exclusionary, platinum 4 year/50,000 mile, no deductible extended warranty from the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
Dealer.

Dealer.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
repair stuff

Here is a list of the things my SA said could possibly be needed on my x35D (2011/47,500). Could be more, could be less. He told me most of the expensive stuff would happen in year six, around...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
Warranty

Yeah. Whatever.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
Agreed. The "devil is in the details." That is...

Agreed. The "devil is in the details." That is why an exclusionary warranty is always the best. Also, "never own less than 51% of anything". Regards. Doc.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
Cool more info

Just to provide a little more info. Today I spoke with my favorite SA at the dealership. He gave me a detailed list of the things my X5 would need in terms of service for the next two years. It...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
I'm inclined to do the Gold rather than Platinum...

I'm inclined to do the Gold rather than Platinum as the additional cost covers items that appear to be unlikely to fail. Regarding "goodwill", it has been my experience that doing regular business...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
Went to see the Finance Managers of the other...

Went to see the Finance Managers of the other local BMW dealers. I have already listed the first quote. Second dealer quotes MSPR of 7/100,000 platinum at $5680, gold at $5070. He claims markup is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
1. I will certainly need 7/100,000, as retirement...

1. I will certainly need 7/100,000, as retirement will allow me to travel more. I will also be towing my boat more often, so the truck will be under a bit more stress.
2. The vehicle says I will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,605
Posted By docboss
Quotes as of 9/1/14 on 2011 X5 diesel with 48,000...

Quotes as of 9/1/14 on 2011 X5 diesel with 48,000 miles: platinum 7/100,000 msrp $5680, extended maintenance 2/100,000 msrp $2495. Dealer will discount $300 and $200 respectively. I emailed three...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,258
Posted By docboss
smelly cabin air

See this video. http://www.carcarekiosk.com/video/2008_BMW_X5_3.0si_3.0L_6_Cyl./air_filter_cabin/replace

Replace filters. While filters are out, wipe, spray, etc., as much of the housing and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,525
Posted By docboss
oil canning

Sorry, but this is the term used by my dealership. They explained that there was an area where two thin plates of steel were in close contact. When the vehicle flexed, as in going over a speed bump...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-23-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,525
Posted By docboss
popping

I had a similar issue. (see my entries to the forum). The dealer and a BMW tech decided it was "oil canning". They placed "cavity wax" in the area, per the dealer. This occurred at about 5,000 miles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 45,307
Posted By docboss
At the risk of raising the "ire" of others on...

At the risk of raising the "ire" of others on this forum, I have some questions and/or recommendations for your hitch issue.
1. Do you plan on selling/trading the x5 in the next three years?
2. Do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,258
Posted By docboss
update

21,000 miles in 23 months. The reliability has been awesome. No issues since the "oil can" affect was fixed. BUT, I have issues with the smell from the air vents. I have read the "fixes" and BMW will...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-20-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By docboss
odor in x5

Has anyone had an issue with a stale, sort of musty smell from the air vents in their x5? My 2011 gives off this odor whether the a/c is on or not. Is is worse when the car sits for awhile. Is this...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-11-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,524
Posted By docboss
x5 reliability

Jason, IMHO If you are seeking an SUV with the reliability of a refrigerator, you should pass on all European manufacturers. Japanese manufacturers build SUV's that traditionally beat all others. My...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,915
Posted By docboss
hitch

Yes, the idea of $1200 for a dealer installed hitch when MB, Porsche, Lexus, etc., have factory options for less is ridiculous. But, it is what it is. Also expect a couple of days to sort out the...
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