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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By BenF12400
Dealer tried to sell us maintenance plan,...

Dealer tried to sell us maintenance plan, extended warranty, windshield package, tire package, and the kicker was "protectant for the seats when your kids spill their juice" - kids are in their 20s...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,211
Posted By BenF12400
What a pain in the rear. Was this a real "car...

What a pain in the rear. Was this a real "car carrier" - you know, the ones that carry multiple cars on two levels, or did the broker just send out bids to the trucker nearest to the car (which they...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By BenF12400
Looks like no one has any suggestions. I know...

Looks like no one has any suggestions. I know what the BMW dealer would say - "you must have RF and we can sell them to you, no problem". Local dealer claims they have the "best prices" - hard to...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 09-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By BenF12400
My X5 was built in SC so maybe it's a different...

My X5 was built in SC so maybe it's a different situation - I ordered vehicle, CA told me about when it would be built, new CA emailed me that she was taking over because other CA "left", but I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By BenF12400
I'm in the same quandary as you - I have 31000...

I'm in the same quandary as you - I have 31000 miles on a 2013 X5 premium, no AD, and also have a spare. I put 25000 miles on the first year I had it (purchased new May 2012), now have markedly...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 09-14-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By BenF12400
Could be

Could be
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 09-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By BenF12400
Re: BMW of Rockville - their entire attitude has...

Re: BMW of Rockville - their entire attitude has changed since new owners took it over a few years ago. Prices still high but gone is the disgusting service department with 40 year-old furniture and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By BenF12400
Doubt BMW really cares since they apparently just...

Doubt BMW really cares since they apparently just hit sales records. Will probably become more complacent.
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 09-07-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,237
Posted By BenF12400
In the early 1970's when I was in a grad school...

In the early 1970's when I was in a grad school one of my roommates bought a VW beetle from a dealer in Northern Virginia; he was shocked when a month later the salesman called him to see how he...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By BenF12400
Isn't the scroll cover standard equipment? (Maybe...

Isn't the scroll cover standard equipment? (Maybe not if you have a 3rd row seat - not sure)
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 07-07-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By BenF12400
Does the Biltmore have a hotel now?

Does the Biltmore have a hotel now?
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-05-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By BenF12400
Did you try Weathertech?

Did you try Weathertech?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-22-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By BenF12400
My adult daughter was sitting in the back during...

My adult daughter was sitting in the back during a hot summer day in DC, decided she was "chilly" (maybe wear something that covers a little more of your body), and apparently turned up the temp to...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 06-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By BenF12400
I assume that this is to replace the 4S adapter...

I assume that this is to replace the 4S adapter (which I actually bought from you a few years ago) once my 4s dies and I switch to a 5, right? Just pops in like the other?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By BenF12400
I'll bet someone on this forum is going to...

I'll bet someone on this forum is going to suggest a pre-purchase inspection of a used vehicle would have perhaps uncovered some of these problems.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By BenF12400
I'm impressed that the BMW dealer advised not...

I'm impressed that the BMW dealer advised not buying a warranty without all records.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By BenF12400
Thanks - I'll check it out

Thanks - I'll check it out
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By BenF12400
Question Alarm Question

This is probably going to seem like a really inane post/question. so I apologize in advance, but here goes: We have a 2013 X5 3.5 premium with comfort access. Last week I took one of our dogs for a...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 04-18-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By BenF12400
I suspect most auto salespeople (or CAs) don't...

I suspect most auto salespeople (or CAs) don't make a huge amount of money considering what they have to put up with with some buyers. Maybe that's why it's not uncommon for the auto sales staff to...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 03-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By BenF12400
Runion, I don't think anyone believes us. People...

Runion, I don't think anyone believes us. People think all doctors are "rich", don't realize that we usually earn nothing until we are 30 plus years old. This is not a forum for whiney old docs, I...
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 03-21-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By BenF12400
Good Luck

If you are still in med school and have not started residency, I hope you are independently wealthy. As a recently retired MD, unless you have some sort of "gimmick" it will be difficult to earn...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-20-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By BenF12400
Ask for a second key

Ask for a second key
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,567
Posted By BenF12400
Did she have insurance? Was she texting and...

Did she have insurance? Was she texting and driving?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By BenF12400
Why would it become an expense?

Why would it become an expense?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By BenF12400
It's sort of funny that someone designed a...

It's sort of funny that someone designed a glovebox that requires a Rube Goldberg setup to open. Whatever happened to the "old-fashioned" lock button on the front of the glovebox? To paraphrase an...
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