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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,898
Posted By adgrant
There is the X1 and maybe some leftover X6s.

There is the X1 and maybe some leftover X6s.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,898
Posted By adgrant
The F15 power steering is similar to the F10's...

The F15 power steering is similar to the F10's (and all the other F cars). It uses an electric motor rather than hydraulics. It is also much lighter than the E70's and lacks road feel. I felt the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-12-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,898
Posted By adgrant
On the xDrive vs sDrive question, I would just...

On the xDrive vs sDrive question, I would just get the xDrive. The extra cost isn't much and an SUV without AWD is really just a large station wagon. If you are leasing, resale won't be an issue but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By adgrant
If you change your mind I know at least one...

If you change your mind I know at least one dealer near the city who has good prices for the Platinum. FWIW I bought the warranty for my 2011 X5 5.0. It's really not that hard to burn through 4k...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By adgrant
That seems very unlikely. More likely is the trip...

That seems very unlikely. More likely is the trip computer mpg is based on the total distance traveled since the reset and the inboard computer uses a different distance.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By adgrant
You can't turn off the xDrive. Get proper snow...

You can't turn off the xDrive. Get proper snow tires.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,107
Posted By adgrant
Yes, the AS came packaged with variable power...

Yes, the AS came packaged with variable power assist which is very boosted at parking speeds. That and the reduced steering wheel turns makes the E70 easy to park (particularly if also equipped with...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-24-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By adgrant
Resale is another issue. Very few people in New...

Resale is another issue. Very few people in New England would buy a RWD SUV.

If you are worried about road feel, the F15 X5 is the wrong car to buy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By adgrant
You can buy out of State. Where in CT are you? I...

You can buy out of State. Where in CT are you? I may be able to suggest an NY dealer.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-17-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,378
Posted By adgrant
The F30 is also less appealing to drive than the...

The F30 is also less appealing to drive than the E90 and the F15 is less appealing to drive than the E70. I haven't driven the 2 series but I wouldn't be surprised if that was also less appealing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By adgrant
Allstate is a 3rd Party company.

Allstate is a 3rd Party company.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By adgrant
Allstate is a 3rd Party company.

Allstate is a 3rd Party company.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,217
Posted By adgrant
Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is...

Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is terrible. The older BMW system used Navteq too.




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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,217
Posted By adgrant
Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is...

Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is terrible. The older BMW system used Navteq too.




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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By adgrant
No, the 4.2 iDrive is found in the 2014 X5 aka...

No, the 4.2 iDrive is found in the 2014 X5 aka the F15. It's not available in any E chassis cars (as far as I know).


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By adgrant
The older ones are (or were) cheaper to maintain....

The older ones are (or were) cheaper to maintain. I would be nervous about buying an out of warranty E70.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By adgrant
The new 4.2 iDrive has upgraded graphics...

The new 4.2 iDrive has upgraded graphics hardware.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,565
Posted By adgrant
The RRS worked the same as the X5's shifter in...

The RRS worked the same as the X5's shifter in the model I drove.

If you are looking for an on-road SUV, the Cayenne/Toureg is clearly better than anything else on the market. The V8 Porsche is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By adgrant
The data provider is TeleAtlas/TomTom. The same...

The data provider is TeleAtlas/TomTom. The same people providing data to Apple Maps and the TomTom hand held.

I never use the POI database and rarely enter addresses in the NAV. Its much more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By adgrant
The graphics are basically the same as before.

The graphics are basically the same as before.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,565
Posted By adgrant
I think the GTS is the clear winner there, unless...

I think the GTS is the clear winner there, unless you actually need to go off-road of course.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By adgrant
If it's $50, it's not legitimate. Sent...

If it's $50, it's not legitimate.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,113
Posted By adgrant
You don't need to buy the update from the dealer....

You don't need to buy the update from the dealer. It can be ordered online and a USB stick shipped to you. It won't be $50 though. Anyone selling a code for $50 is not legitimate.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,538
Posted By adgrant
The X3 and X5 are built in the same plant and...

The X3 and X5 are built in the same plant and share many parts such as the 6 cylinder engine and the 8 spd transmission. Anyone avoiding the X3 due to reliability concerns should also avoid the X5 or...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By adgrant
Except the steering. Sent from BimmerApp...

Except the steering.


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