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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-14-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By JimO'B
My dealer emailed me today saying they contacted...

My dealer emailed me today saying they contacted BMW, word is that the plant is backed up - and my Sept 13 order will go into production this week. Oct 31 delivery is obviously out of the question,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-14-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,056
Posted By JimO'B
You can definitely fit a road bike in the GT. I...

You can definitely fit a road bike in the GT. I am turning in an X5 for a GT and was concerned about cargo space. I brought my road bike, kids' lacrosse bags and golf clubs to the dealer to make...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-13-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By JimO'B
I too am waiting on production. I placed my order...

I too am waiting on production. I placed my order for a 335GT on Sept 13 and it still hasn't been scheduled for production. I've ordered 3 cars previously and it never took this long to get started....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By JimO'B
My mileage has dropped recently too - but my X5d...

My mileage has dropped recently too - but my X5d has only 2,500 mi and has not yet been serviced. I went from 21-22 mpg to 18-19 (I reset my mpg after each fill up)...I don't think my driving...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,296
Posted By JimO'B
I just switched my 20's out for the same exact...

I just switched my 20's out for the same exact winter set-up yesterday --- I couldn't believe how hard it was to get the winter wheels on the hub (sledge hammer to the tires to finally set them). I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-19-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,556
Posted By JimO'B
I've had my diesel for about 10 days now --- I...

I've had my diesel for about 10 days now --- I don't miss my '08 535xi a bit. I only took brief test drives before I ordered my X5, so I just assumed I was giving up that tight BMW driving feel...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-11-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 816
Posted By JimO'B
Gary / Anyone - Advice on X5 winter tire options?

I have new X5 35d sport that I'd like to fit with a winter tire/wheel package. I've had 5 series cars for a while, so I'm not familiar with the +/-'s of the SUV options. Looks like TR recommends...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-09-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,924
Posted By JimO'B
Did you carry over any of the July terms...

Did you carry over any of the July terms (pricing, etc.), or is it all based on November numbers / terms? I'm leasing (an X5), and the feedback I'm getting is that I would need to give up my lower...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-09-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,924
Posted By JimO'B
Greg - Can you confirm one way or another if...

Greg -
Can you confirm one way or another if the Holiday Credit applies to previously ordered vehicles? I'm due to pick up (lease) a new vehicle this month that I ordered late Sept. I don't see...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,913
Posted By JimO'B
Per one of my posts above, when I placed the...

Per one of my posts above, when I placed the order Sept 30 I had several advantages --- pre-$500 increase, ECO was $4,500, residual was 2% higher and lease MF was .0021 (vs .0022), so it is basically...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,913
Posted By JimO'B
Good luck Dave - I hope they honor it. Out of...

Good luck Dave - I hope they honor it. Out of curiosity I called BMWNA again today (I pick up my X5 later today) about the Holiday Credit --- this time the rep said she could not discuss sales...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-05-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,913
Posted By JimO'B
I crunched some numbers...if you figure in my...

I crunched some numbers...if you figure in my lower money factor & higher residual for the lease it's basically a wash (I'm sure this is not a coincidence - just a new promo to grab attention).
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-05-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,913
Posted By JimO'B
Dave - Just wonderin if you were you able to...

Dave -
Just wonderin if you were you able to verify this --- I ordered mine Sept 30 ($4,500 ECO, slightly lower lease MF at .0021 and pre-$500 price increase), but have not yet taken delivery. My...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,255
Posted By JimO'B
So just to be clear, you agreed to a price,...

So just to be clear, you agreed to a price, ordered the X5 but haven't taken delivery yet, and the holiday credit applies? I ordered mine Sept 30, it just arrived at the dealer but they haven't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-02-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By JimO'B
I'm looking at the same options for a 3.5d that...

I'm looking at the same options for a 3.5d that just arrived at my dealer. A couple questions --- which Dunlop and Blizzak models were you considering? Also curious as to which wheel you selected. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,858
Posted By JimO'B
Good point - I also ordered the optional $150...

Good point - I also ordered the optional $150 spare on the X5 due for delivery in November.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-05-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,858
Posted By JimO'B
Just an FYI on the TPMS for those of you that are...

Just an FYI on the TPMS for those of you that are thinking about skipping the sensors for your winter set-up. I've been running dedicated winter wheels/tires on my 535xi without the TPMS, as I wasnt...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-05-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By JimO'B
I ordered an X5 on Sept 30 --- my CA told me the...

I ordered an X5 on Sept 30 --- my CA told me the next day that MF went up from .0021 to .0022 and the ECO credit for the 35d was reduced from $4500 to $3500. Don't know if the residuals changed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-01-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By JimO'B
My CA just called me to say that the October...

My CA just called me to say that the October financial info is in --- along with $500 increase in base cost, the ECO credit was reduced to $3500 and the lease MF increased. Glad I signed up Sept 30...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By JimO'B
Update - just ordered the diesel. With the ECO...

Update - just ordered the diesel. With the ECO credit my lease payment ended about $20 per month less than the 3.5i --- and the better MPG it makes it a no-brainer. $1500 over invoice including...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By JimO'B
Need to order X5 today! Advice from owners??

I'd like to order today to beat the Oct 1 $500 cost increase. I'm all set on trim (SA package), color (AW with CB) --- but I haven't gotten an opportunity to really wring out the 3.0d vs 3.5i like...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By JimO'B
I'm in the same situation --- may have to act...

I'm in the same situation --- may have to act fast tomorrow. 3.0d, 3.5i, trim levels...?? I like the idea of the diesel, especially with the ECO credit but the lease terms are much worse (residual...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By JimO'B
I just found the same advice on another forum ---...

I just found the same advice on another forum --- it worked as you explained. Thanks
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-29-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By JimO'B
Sudden Bluetooth problem - anyone else?

Bluetooth with Blackberry has worked great for 3 years on my 5 series. All of a sudden the Bluetooth stays in call mode (muting radio) constantly. Can't "end" a call. Tried re-pairing - no...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By JimO'B
Price increase Oct 1?

I'm coming off a 535xi lease in November and am considering the 3.5 X5 --- been watching the lease terms carefully. My SA just told me that there is a $500 increase effective Oct 1. Can anyone...
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