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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,545
Posted By whipsawmike
I ordered the 2010 x5d before I heard about the...

I ordered the 2010 x5d before I heard about the problems with diesels in general in cold weather. I heard stories about frozen this or that, and how one's Dad had a diesel and had to keep it heated...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,966
Posted By whipsawmike
Break In Period? 2010 BMW x5d?

What do people think the correct break in period is for this vehicle? I was told not to use gear shift and cruise control for first 1000 miles, but that is about it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,877
Posted By whipsawmike
In my area - diesel prices vary widely, but I...

In my area - diesel prices vary widely, but I have been able to find it readily at about the same price as Special Unleaded. I drive mostly local, and I am getting about 21mpg versus the barely...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,931
Posted By whipsawmike
I don't feel like I am driving with heavy foot...

I don't feel like I am driving with heavy foot and have to be doing 80% local and 20% highway and only getting about 20mpg. Got 200miles on it. Maybe I am doing something wrong.

Car is great...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-14-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,804
Posted By whipsawmike
I was having a similar problem in my 2001 x5 4.6...

I was having a similar problem in my 2001 x5 4.6 and I noticed the Onboard Computer wasn't turning off when I shut down the car. The screen remained backlit and when I re-started the car, it would...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By whipsawmike
Thanks everyone - your responses are very helpful.

Thanks everyone - your responses are very helpful.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 11-09-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By whipsawmike
Post Production Dealer Options - Any Advice?

New 2010 x5d ready for pick up and dealer is trying to sell me a few options. Anybody have any opinions or done the homework on the validity of the following options, otherwise going with my gut. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,759
Posted By whipsawmike
Ard - anymore to report?

Ard - anymore to report?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,487
Posted By whipsawmike
I didn't get the sports activity package because...

I didn't get the sports activity package because of the 19 inch wheels. I had 20 inch wheels on my 2002 x5 4.6, useless in the snow, and I assume the 19 inch wouldn't be much better. Love the other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,872
Posted By whipsawmike
Who is giving you the exact status of the cars? ...

Who is giving you the exact status of the cars? My salesperson has not given me exact dates, but says it will be here soon, and my status on the web remains on order, while the telephone is telling...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,967
Posted By whipsawmike
:) Thanks everyone - I placed my order. Get...

:) Thanks everyone - I placed my order. Get tech, premium, heated front seats, running boards and satellite radio. Dealer talked me out of active suspension saying they have had problems with it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,967
Posted By whipsawmike
Thanks for all that information. Dealer says that...

Thanks for all that information. Dealer says that unless I live in Alaska, cold operation shouldn't be a problem. I don't believe these guys, but I read somewhere that 65% of all BMW cars sold in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,967
Posted By whipsawmike
Unless they are discounting non-diesels, with the...

Unless they are discounting non-diesels, with the give back and tax credit it is definetly cheaper. Plus, I am noticing diesel is cheaper than premium unleaded - which is what you have to put in one...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-13-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,967
Posted By whipsawmike
Question Potential 2010 x5 3.0D Buyer- What am I missing?

I have owned a used 2002 4.6l X5 for 6 years, and it is a fantastic car, but every time it breaks down it feels like it costs me a grand to fix. Plus, the mileage is just so horrible. So I started...
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