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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-13-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By marauder73
Not by itself, but collectively. Just like other...

Not by itself, but collectively. Just like other LCI model years, there are significant changes that are perhaps worth waiting for. I'm glad that I waited for the LCI X5 that I got this year, and I...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-13-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By marauder73
This is one reason I'm waiting for the MY13 LCI. ...

This is one reason I'm waiting for the MY13 LCI. I will eat my hat if they don't include LEDs! :bigpimp:
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 12-13-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,882
Posted By marauder73
E89 LCI model due in 2013

Greetings E89'rs!

I've been a long-time BMW fan and just can't get enough of them! The E89 is one of the sexiest cars I've ever seen, at any price! I'm very excited to start my early research on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-26-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,595
Posted By marauder73
No "floatyness," however, it was clear that a...

No "floatyness," however, it was clear that a limiter wasn't really necessary, as mother-nature was doing a great job all on her own. The wind pushing against the front of the truck felt like I was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,595
Posted By marauder73
Yea, that's pretty typical over here actually. ...

Yea, that's pretty typical over here actually. There are stretches when I often get it up to the limiter at 130mph. Sure doesn't help the fuel econ though, I think I can actually see the needle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By marauder73
No, full auto is what you should leave it in. ...

No, full auto is what you should leave it in. Remember that the transmission is completely controlled by the computer these days, and any input by you at the stick only "asks" the computer to change...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By marauder73
It sounds completely normal. In a way, there is...

It sounds completely normal. In a way, there is a break-in period on the transmission. It is a learning system, which will adapt to your unique driving style. So the longer you drive it, the more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,595
Posted By marauder73
After 1000 miles, I'm getting an avg of 20mpg on...

After 1000 miles, I'm getting an avg of 20mpg on my 2012 35i. I drive it hard on the German autobahn, typically around 100mph (160kph), and take it easy through the villages. Ironically, my city...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,331
Posted By marauder73
You should have gotten the 3rd row option, which...

You should have gotten the 3rd row option, which allows for the 2nd row to recline and slide back and forth.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-14-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,331
Posted By marauder73
I just took our family on a 6 hour drive down to...

I just took our family on a 6 hour drive down to Munich, Germany. We were 4 adults and a 8 month old. The baby seat fit easily between the adults on the 2nd row, with plenty of comfort for both of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-11-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,089
Posted By marauder73
I love that feature as well. You can actually...

I love that feature as well. You can actually hear it working every time you walk up to the car and push the unlock button. It's a clear PSSHHT, as a little air is adjusted into/out of the rear...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-05-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,978
Posted By marauder73
I know what you mean. In my case I actually...

I know what you mean. In my case I actually start to get queezy as well as the headache. I can't blast it too loud or I litterally get sick. I actually also have Tinitus, but doubt it's related. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-04-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,144
Posted By marauder73
Since BMW apps/smartphone integration is not...

Since BMW apps/smartphone integration is not available on the Base model, I kinda wish I would have gone with the Premium. Also privacy glass and rear heated seats would have been nice for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,568
Posted By marauder73
The speed is irrelevant, just keep the RPMs under...

The speed is irrelevant, just keep the RPMs under 5k for first 1000 miles. Your brakes will also smell like burning tires for the first few hundred miles. Also don't be surprised to see your silver...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By marauder73
I'm sorry to hear that the showroom shine has...

I'm sorry to hear that the showroom shine has gone :(. I hope you are able to restore it back with a little elbow grease! I decided on the Beige over the Oyster because it appeared that it would be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By marauder73
That's so true! Especially right when the new...

That's so true! Especially right when the new model year comes out and even the SA's are confused about the new option changes. But if my SA had been properly informed, I wouldn't be so pissed off...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By marauder73
Well, at least you have the iPhone integration...

Well, at least you have the iPhone integration and BMW apps. I didn't know until after I picked up my 2012 X5 that the Base model doesn't even offer them as an option!! Had my SA told me that from...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-25-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,087
Posted By marauder73
A recent poll we did showed that the Diesel was...

A recent poll we did showed that the Diesel was the most popular 2012 model as well. This will probably be the case as long as BMW continues to offer the ECO credit and the U.S. Feds keep offering...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-19-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,443
Posted By marauder73
Outstanding comparitive review. One note on...

Outstanding comparitive review.

One note on the seats however. If you get the 3rd row on the X5, then you can move the 2nd row back and forth, as well as recline. You don't lose any storage...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-18-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,495
Posted By marauder73
You say that like it's a bad thing!? But...

You say that like it's a bad thing!? But compared with the bulk of what's driving out there, it's a miniscule amount. If you are talking about the luxury market alone, then yes, many are indeed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By marauder73
I would offer 40K max for that. But keep it...

I would offer 40K max for that. But keep it until just before the warranty expires and then sell it, since you will take a hit on resale due to the lack of options. Leather and sunroof are a must...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,613
Posted By marauder73
I wonder if it's too early to declare a winner? ...

I wonder if it's too early to declare a winner? It looks like a close split between the Diesel and the Premium. I'm certain the added $3500 Eco incentive from BMW has helped the D quite a lot...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,495
Posted By marauder73
Everyone has em?? What percentage of the...

Everyone has em?? What percentage of the population do you think can afford a $60,000 car?? Most are driving around in Hyundais and Fords under $20k. Maybe you live in a highly exclusive...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-06-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,613
Posted By marauder73
I found out that Pentagon BMW here in Germany...

I found out that Pentagon BMW here in Germany doesn't offer the $3500 Eco Credit discount for Military pricing :( So as a result, it was simply more economical to purchase the 35i over the Diesel. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-03-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,635
Posted By marauder73
I wonder if they are offering that as a stop-gap...

I wonder if they are offering that as a stop-gap until the 2012 d arrives? A couple of features that are standard on the 2012 35i and options on the d, such as BMW assist/bluetooth, and PDC, totals...
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