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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By scar
http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html...

http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

Good one.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-28-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By scar
Be sure to invest in a smart alignment. Many...

Be sure to invest in a smart alignment. Many useful posts if you search.

I bought 21 inch ferric grey oem wheels with tires for summer (look sic with carbon black) and found out the hard way how...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,844
Posted By scar
Adaptive drive is awesome. Almost defies the laws...

Adaptive drive is awesome. Almost defies the laws of physics.

Comfort seats - especially after the five hour mark

Paddle shifters and auto hold at stop lights next to rice rockets.

HUD....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,501
Posted By scar
Shameless pos nav hands down. I have a $100...

Shameless pos nav hands down. I have a $100 Garmin stuck to my windshield. Looks ridiculous but it works great.

This ought to be a class action lawsuit.

End of rant.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By scar
VIN decoder update.

After searching for decoder site find many are obsolete, only generate basic info (no option list, etc) or require sign in in Russian, etc.

So I thought I would start a fresh thread and invite...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By scar
Off topic but I have to say this is a great...

Off topic but I have to say this is a great example of how a forum ought to work. A pleasant request, good advice, some follow up banter and a thank you. No sniping or pompous reprimands. Nice.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By scar
Let me know if you pass. I have been looking for...

Let me know if you pass. I have been looking for a low mileage 5.0 with adaptive drive to replace my now nearly 70k. I have ad and love it. Not many used on market with ad.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By scar
After 60k miles including 2 northern New England...

After 60k miles including 2 northern New England winters I'd give the 5.0 an overall 7 on the 10 scale. Snows are a must. 9 out of 10 on treated or packed roads. 9 out of 10 on glare ice. 5 out of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By scar
I'll say. I am going to look at that option...

I'll say. I am going to look at that option again as I am a high mile guy. Another useful tidbit from this forum. Thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-06-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By scar
Wow. $.16/ extra mile sounds too good to be true....

Wow. $.16/ extra mile sounds too good to be true. Is this math correct? ($5,600/35,000 miles = $.16). I might need to revisit leasing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,183
Posted By scar
Off topic. 80,000 miles on a lease? How did...

Off topic. 80,000 miles on a lease? How did that work out for you?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,876
Posted By scar
I use waze a lot and it is great, especially on...

I use waze a lot and it is great, especially on interstates and high volume roads. Did a run to Colorado a while back and it gave good warnings that radar detector and laser jammer may not have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-05-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,597
Posted By scar
The manual emphasizes high quality, fresh fuel at...

The manual emphasizes high quality, fresh fuel at least aki 87. Premium recommended. Most gas stations move a lot more regular than premium and ethanol degrades quickly. So time for a research...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-04-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,597
Posted By scar
So I picked up my rig from dealer after the...

So I picked up my rig from dealer after the 49,999 mile final run thru this morning. Always chat with my SA about various things and today the subject was gasoline. He recommends switching to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-19-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By scar
Recently in same boat and only found two options...

Recently in same boat and only found two options for this staggered 21 set up, both painfully expensive. Mine too wore out ahead of their time from inside. Lots of very good info on this board...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-17-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By scar
Below is the quote/reply from Dan: :yikes: ...

Below is the quote/reply from Dan:
:yikes:



The original warranty and maintenance on the car are for 4 years or 50K. You still have several options for extending these while you are under...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By scar
45,000 miles. Next moves?

Okay so here I am approaching the 50k, end of warranty crossroads. Need to decide which way to go:

1- trade it in for a ___________________.

2- go forth to 100k with no net.

3. Buy a net. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-14-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By scar
Look at the bright side. The BMW nav system...

Look at the bright side. The BMW nav system sucks so badly you will probably get lost less frequently! :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By scar
Guilty until proven innocent, in spite of what...

Guilty until proven innocent, in spite of what the constitution says.

Personally, I don't try to win but rather cost the jurisdiction at least as much as my fine. On principle. So ask for a trial,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By scar
Insurance companies are in the business of not...

Insurance companies are in the business of not paying. All of them. Some are just better at it than others. The only way to deal with them is as an adversary. "Your" insurance company is not looking...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-24-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By scar
Update. It appears the PC cars get farmed out to...

Update. It appears the PC cars get farmed out to local dealers, perhaps just Greenville and Charlotte, with no title flags specific to performance center. So likely just manufacturers vehicle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By scar
If you go by BMW nav alone on a long trip you may...

If you go by BMW nav alone on a long trip you may end up at the edge of the Grand Canyon. It is NOT trustworthy. If you have a copilot keep an eye on the atlas. Or you may do what some here have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By scar
Look again. OP did not say that. Let's seek...

Look again. OP did not say that. Let's seek accuracy. I will call PC tomorrow and see if they will shed some light on this. It would be pretty amazing if BMW tried to slip these in to CPO. If I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-22-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By scar
As I said in post above, direct question while I...

As I said in post above, direct question while I was at PC M school got the direct answer that PC cars are clearly flagged as such when they freshen. Maybe I misheard or maybe the answer was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By scar
I asked Mike Renner at PC this question during a...

I asked Mike Renner at PC this question during a two day m school - as we were beating the daylights out of his fleet of M cars. Launching M3's, trying not to warp rotors, etc. Mike said when PC...
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