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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,092
Posted By 97mdrei
Great review. Interesting feedback on AD and...

Great review. Interesting feedback on AD and its impact on the handling limits. I've been really impressed with AD though I've never had the chance to do head-to-head comparisons of vehicles w vs...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-27-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,579
Posted By 97mdrei
What he said. Bought my X5 from Greg Poland, at...

What he said. Bought my X5 from Greg Poland, at Pacific BMW, in LA. PCD in SC and drove it home. Greg was very responsive and the gave me a fair price. We completed the purchase over a few...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-06-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,485
Posted By 97mdrei
An option that made a big difference on my '11...

An option that made a big difference on my '11 F10 was ZDH (Dynamic Handling Pckg) which included Adaptive Drive and required addition of the Sport Pckg. Switching DH mode (button next to shifter)...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-13-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,891
Posted By 97mdrei
Some BMW Techs would say pure gas (corn-free) is...

Some BMW Techs would say pure gas (corn-free) is the preferred choice as long as it's coming from a busy station (ie fresh) with newer storage/dispensing equipment (reduced chance of contamination). ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-12-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,555
Posted By 97mdrei
I'm pretty sure the body style isn't changing...

I'm pretty sure the body style isn't changing till 2014 (avail in a year, or so). A new color, or two, and some changes to pricing and packages for '13. Otherwise, '12 & '13 are essentially the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By 97mdrei
I've heard many similar comments from E60 owners....

I've heard many similar comments from E60 owners. Not that I was expecting them to be the same but it was definitely an adjustment going from an E36 M3 to the F10.

Seems like BMW was trying to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By 97mdrei
I had an F10. The Dynamic Handling Pckg (ZDH...

I had an F10. The Dynamic Handling Pckg (ZDH combo with Sport Pckg) made a big difference when switched to Sport or Sport+ mode. Handling and shift point characteristics would change in those modes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,967
Posted By 97mdrei
I had sport seats in an M3 and they were great...

I had sport seats in an M3 and they were great but the Comfort version is better. Basically, you position yourself to where you'd ideally like to be seated and adjust the seat to conform to that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,967
Posted By 97mdrei
Pandora streams without any interruption but the...

Pandora streams without any interruption but the "World Radio" stream skips and blips when set to highest stream rate in my X5. Not a big deal because I don't typically listen to World Radio.
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,967
Posted By 97mdrei
1. V8 2. Individual Audio 3. Nappa leather...

1. V8
2. Individual Audio
3. Nappa leather (if avail in color I'd prefer)

Hoping the next gen interior will adopt the fit/finish of the 5 Series.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,485
Posted By 97mdrei
This may not work if you need a NEW vehicle or...

This may not work if you need a NEW vehicle or must have 23-26mpg but how about a lightly used '11 or '12 X5 50i? Could be a bridge to the next-gen X5s that may resolve many of the issues that you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By 97mdrei
Mine is a 2012 model. Not 100% sure but I...

Mine is a 2012 model. Not 100% sure but I believe it is a wire/sensor assy for brake pads and abs. Location would make it easy to swap those sensors if/when necessary but I don't think much...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By 97mdrei
I just noticed the same thing this week. Same...

I just noticed the same thing this week. Same location in both front wheel wells except, in my 35i, the braided thin gauge wires lead to a small box with two heavier gauged wires exiting the other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,647
Posted By 97mdrei
Based on everything you've stated I think you...

Based on everything you've stated I think you made the right decision. Things that are important to you now impacted your decision. The X5 handles well; especially for an SUV. AD makes it handle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,315
Posted By 97mdrei
Perhaps, one day, I'll read it. ;)

Perhaps, one day, I'll read it. ;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,315
Posted By 97mdrei
Thanks for the clarification. AzNMPower was...

Thanks for the clarification. AzNMPower was right and this now makes sense knowing there are 2 brake systems in the rear.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-31-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By 97mdrei
I agree with these recs; especially if you live...

I agree with these recs; especially if you live in an area frequented by winter weather and the accompanying road treatments (salt, sand, cinders, etc). I searched clear bra on BM and found a guy...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-30-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By 97mdrei
You may want to consider 3M Clear Bra (or...

You may want to consider 3M Clear Bra (or similar) for your body-colored fender flares; particularly the rear set. Do a search if you are unfamiliar with the potential paint chipping issue.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By 97mdrei
Great heads-up...thanks!

Great heads-up...thanks!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,963
Posted By 97mdrei
Just read your request (and ARD's). Ard...

Just read your request (and ARD's). Ard essentially describes what I did. Through various means I had the specific name of a rep at each 'local' dealer and emailed them directly, explaining...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,963
Posted By 97mdrei
I recently scoured the greater DC area for a '12...

I recently scoured the greater DC area for a '12 X5. I sent emails to eight dealers. At most dealers I emailed a specific rep who had positive remarks via online outlets. I also personally...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-13-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By 97mdrei
I recently went to Discount Tire to have the 20"...

I recently went to Discount Tire to have the 20" tires replaced on my X5. All four fit in the back (seats folded down). Adding separate rims in the back could be a challenge. Definitely put down...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By 97mdrei
I saw a staggered set of 20s on ebay a few weeks...

I saw a staggered set of 20s on ebay a few weeks ago. Seemed like a revolving auction with a ****It-Now setup.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,069
Posted By 97mdrei
My Toyota Tundra has protective, color matching,...

My Toyota Tundra has protective, color matching, shielding on rear flares.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,069
Posted By 97mdrei
I just picked up the same vehicle and had 3M...

I just picked up the same vehicle and had 3M Ventureshield applied to the above noted areas. The wider fender flares on the 3.5 MSport (painted, in this case) are susceptible to chipping from debris...
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