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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By adgrant
Not quite true, you can buy a 7 year warranty...

Not quite true, you can buy a 7 year warranty from BMW if you buy a non CPO car still under warranty.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,495
Posted By adgrant
I took my car in yesterday to Westchester BMW...

I took my car in yesterday to Westchester BMW having booked an appointment earlier in the month. They gave me an X3 28 as a loaner which wasn't bad though the steering was numb of course and it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,495
Posted By adgrant
I took my car in yesterday to Westchester BMW...

I took my car in yesterday to Westchester BMW having booked an appointment earlier in the month. They gave me an X3 28 as a loaner which wasn't bad though the steering was numb of course and it...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 04-25-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By adgrant
I can think at least two things it can do that...

I can think at least two things it can do that would make my life easier. Notifications and, more importantly, Apple Pay.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,495
Posted By adgrant
That's great. I am annoyed that they just issued...

That's great. I am annoyed that they just issued the battery bulletin 3 months after my car lost original warranty coverage.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,495
Posted By adgrant
Then you should get a free new battery with the...

Then you should get a free new battery with the N63 fixes.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,495
Posted By adgrant
Is the car still under warranty?

Is the car still under warranty?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-22-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By adgrant
Are you getting the messages, is it the original...

Are you getting the messages, is it the original battery?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,495
Posted By adgrant
I have seen the message a couple of times this...

I have seen the message a couple of times this week. Happens if I "wake up" the car (open doors, tailgate etc) and then don't start the engine for a while (loading, clearing snow etc). I suspect the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By adgrant
Definitely get the extended warranty if you buy...

Definitely get the extended warranty if you buy one. The V8s have lots of issues.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 31,495
Posted By adgrant
has it become more frequent with the cold...

has it become more frequent with the cold weather? Do you see it with the engine running?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-20-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,372
Posted By adgrant
FYI to anyone thinking of filing a lawsuit. They...

FYI to anyone thinking of filing a lawsuit. They cost a lot of money, typically more than the value of your car. Even a mediocre litigator can cost $300 an hour. A really good one can cost $600 and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-06-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By adgrant
The ground clearance is slightly better than your...

The ground clearance is slightly better than your old X5 but worse than the previous E70 X5 so BMW seems to have gone backwards a bit as far as off-road is concerned.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,948
Posted By adgrant
No, nothing to do with USB or Bluetooth. it's a...

No, nothing to do with USB or Bluetooth. it's a BMW Assist feature. Uses the cell phone hardware in the car.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,655
Posted By adgrant
X5 is our only car and it costs me $500 a month...

X5 is our only car and it costs me $500 a month just to park it.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-06-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,948
Posted By adgrant
I never use the POI database in any Nav unit....

I never use the POI database in any Nav unit. that's what Google if for. With the BMW app, you can send Google Maps search results straight to the car NAV.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-06-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By adgrant
You probably already know this but the new X5 is...

You probably already know this but the new X5 is not going to be any better off road than your original one.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,740
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: 2,740
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: 2,740
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: 1,160
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: 1,182
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: 767
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: 3,806
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: 1,394
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.
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