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Forum: New England Region - MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT Yesterday, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By scar
If you don't mind the travel Bill Dodge BMW in...

If you don't mind the travel Bill Dodge BMW in Portland Maine does a great job on service and they are Dinan shop.

They have gone above and beyond for me more than once.

Ryan Jenkins is the...
Forum: New England Region - MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT 02-26-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By scar
Need Pre Puchase inspection southern MA or RI

Any good Indy shop recommendations? I am not from that area but looking at a car next week.

TIA
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By scar
Not sure how it works where you are but here in...

Not sure how it works where you are but here in Maine if you trade you only pay sales tax on the difference. So af your trade is worth 15k and sales tax is 5.5% there is a $825 "savings" to figure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By scar
Try a fluid change first. It works for...

Try a fluid change first.

It works for some. Probably postponing the inevitable but might be worth a shot.

Good luck
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By scar
Here is what sucks. BMW nav WILL get you...

Here is what sucks.

BMW nav WILL get you there. If you don't know any better, you are happy.

But here is just one example of what I have found. Plug in Portland Maine to Burlington Vermont....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By scar
Buy a garmin. Cheaper and much better. ...

Buy a garmin.

Cheaper and much better.

BMW nav sucks big time. Remarkably so.

IMHO
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-01-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By scar
Def get the X5M! I am looking to trade my...

Def get the X5M!

I am looking to trade my 5.0 on one.

You only live once.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By scar
Ok, thanks Ace. Too bad because this Pixel...

Ok, thanks Ace.

Too bad because this Pixel phone is great.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By scar
Connected drive app

So got a new pixel phone and downloaded the connected drive app which tells me my 2012 is not supported. only 2013 and up can use the new app.

The iPhone I used until last week connected...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By scar
Just got a pixel phone and cannot find a...

Just got a pixel phone and cannot find a connected drive app that works.

Any of you android folks able to help out a former iPhone guy?

TIA
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,563
Posted By scar
As I like to say - insurance companies are in...

As I like to say - insurance companies are in the business of NOT paying. Extended warranties are just expensive insurance policies with high profit margins calculated by actuaries.

Some folks...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-02-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By scar
I experienced a similar issue in my M5. Ended up...

I experienced a similar issue in my M5. Ended up being an adjustment cable inside the seat was stripped. Very annoying as you say.

The dealer talked with BMW and they comped it for me. I was way...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,662
Posted By scar
Another option you might consider - Carmax. ...

Another option you might consider - Carmax. Their prices are no haggle and often not bad plus if you want extended warranty they offer a decent one.

Search their site with a 500 mile range - the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-15-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By scar
My Chrystal ball is too cloudy to answer your...

My Chrystal ball is too cloudy to answer your question.

But.

Fwiw I have a 2012 bought new now at 113,000+. Very little expense beyond the regular maintenance. From here on it is a winter...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By scar
I have had good luck getting the tire rack price...

I have had good luck getting the tire rack price plus shipping then getting chain to match (or sometimes beat).

Town Fair has won the "most pathetic service award" in my book. Including scratched...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-11-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By scar
I have had good luck getting the tire rack price...

I have had good luck getting the tire rack price plus shipping then getting chain to match (or sometimes beat).

Town Fair has won the "most pathetic service award" in my book. Including scratched...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,525
Posted By scar
Jumping on the bandwagon late but I always like...

Jumping on the bandwagon late but I always like to add that insurance companies are in the business of NOT paying. You are betting against yourself.

What happens if you total or it gets ripped...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,034
Posted By scar
If you find a local buyer, just do the deal at...

If you find a local buyer, just do the deal at their bank or credit union. I have done this Several times - works great. Safe. Secure.

As to where, I have not seen an X5 go thru yet but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,708
Posted By scar
If you decide on a 4Runner do NOT get the V8!...

If you decide on a 4Runner do NOT get the V8! Another ticking time bomb.

The four runner 6 on the other hand is bulletproof. I gave my 07 to a daughter and it is pushing 200k going strong. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,754
Posted By scar
OP. I too do mostly long long interstate or fast...

OP. I too do mostly long long interstate or fast highway and the 5.0 is outstanding. Never tow anything. The roads I travel are light traffic and often mountainous. I drive fast - speed limits 70-75...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,166
Posted By scar
My experience with coils has been mixed. I had an...

My experience with coils has been mixed. I had an Audi S4 followed by an RS6 both of which had coils go bad well before 100k. And both of which were turbos and ran hot. No issues with a former 328xi...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,166
Posted By scar
On the recommendation of my tech (who is an...

On the recommendation of my tech (who is an absolute guru) I replaced plugs AND coils at the same time I was in for the n63 "recall" and the labor was nominal. He tells me coils really ought to be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,085
Posted By scar
104,xxx on a 2012 5.0. Nothing noteworthy...

104,xxx on a 2012 5.0.

Nothing noteworthy or expensive beyond maintenance and the various care campaign items that BMW picked up the tab for. I don't believe in extended warranties - I self...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,094
Posted By scar
Many Thanks TurboB for the follow thru. ...

Many Thanks TurboB for the follow thru.

Agree with PAX that it is frustrating not to get the SIB. I don't have the problem. Yet. But be nice to catalogue these for the greater good of the forum....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,645
Posted By scar
The economics of this are intriguing. The market...

The economics of this are intriguing. The market is awash in X5's and prices are low percentage of msrp and dropping like a stone. They are great vehicles in many ways. So I understand how the op is...
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