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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-21-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By scar
If you find a local buyer, just do the deal at...

If you find a local buyer, just do the deal at their bank or credit union. I have done this Several times - works great. Safe. Secure.

As to where, I have not seen an X5 go thru yet but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,242
Posted By scar
If you decide on a 4Runner do NOT get the V8!...

If you decide on a 4Runner do NOT get the V8! Another ticking time bomb.

The four runner 6 on the other hand is bulletproof. I gave my 07 to a daughter and it is pushing 200k going strong. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By scar
OP. I too do mostly long long interstate or fast...

OP. I too do mostly long long interstate or fast highway and the 5.0 is outstanding. Never tow anything. The roads I travel are light traffic and often mountainous. I drive fast - speed limits 70-75...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By scar
My experience with coils has been mixed. I had an...

My experience with coils has been mixed. I had an Audi S4 followed by an RS6 both of which had coils go bad well before 100k. And both of which were turbos and ran hot. No issues with a former 328xi...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,999
Posted By scar
On the recommendation of my tech (who is an...

On the recommendation of my tech (who is an absolute guru) I replaced plugs AND coils at the same time I was in for the n63 "recall" and the labor was nominal. He tells me coils really ought to be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,637
Posted By scar
104,xxx on a 2012 5.0. Nothing noteworthy...

104,xxx on a 2012 5.0.

Nothing noteworthy or expensive beyond maintenance and the various care campaign items that BMW picked up the tab for. I don't believe in extended warranties - I self...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,025
Posted By scar
Many Thanks TurboB for the follow thru. ...

Many Thanks TurboB for the follow thru.

Agree with PAX that it is frustrating not to get the SIB. I don't have the problem. Yet. But be nice to catalogue these for the greater good of the forum....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By scar
The economics of this are intriguing. The market...

The economics of this are intriguing. The market is awash in X5's and prices are low percentage of msrp and dropping like a stone. They are great vehicles in many ways. So I understand how the op is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,209
Posted By scar
Ha ha. Reminds me of the outcome in a successful...

Ha ha. Reminds me of the outcome in a successful class action suit against verizon. At the end there was a multi million dollar settlement. Each of the customers each got a free set of cheap...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-29-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,025
Posted By scar
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Thanksgiving is over! Please...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Thanksgiving is over! Please post!
:)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By scar
2012 5.0 with 102,xxx. Besides the well...

2012 5.0 with 102,xxx. Besides the well documented Customer care "recall" pretty much trouble free. LOTS of tires - that doggone AD and off ramps are toxic. Amazingly still on original brakes all...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-02-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,025
Posted By scar
Any additional input on the "secret warranty"...

Any additional input on the "secret warranty" will be appreciated. I have had great success getting my local dealership to do the right thing when backed up by a service bulletin number or other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-01-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By scar
Keep in mind these forums tend to attract those...

Keep in mind these forums tend to attract those with issues. Not saying they are not a terrific resource - they are. Just beware the bias.

I have. 2012 5.0 with a little over 100k. It has not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-13-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,171
Posted By scar
OP - any symptoms before failure? Just as soon...

OP - any symptoms before failure? Just as soon see this coming even if BMW extended the warranty.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,171
Posted By scar
Just wanted to thank this forum (again) for...

Just wanted to thank this forum (again) for providing such useful info.


I did not receive a letter but was aware of this issue. Called BMW just now and confirmed my vin is covered.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-03-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By scar
Very helpful. Thanks.

Very helpful. Thanks.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-01-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By scar
Thanks, that is the kind of detailed reply I was...

Thanks, that is the kind of detailed reply I was hoping to get from this board (the other boards I follow seem more active and responsive).

Is dhp what I call Adaptive Drive in my X5?

Others? ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-30-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By scar
I do understand selling the beast will be...

I do understand selling the beast will be something I regret at some point. I just don't find the time to drive it much - less than 2,000 miles last two years. Car shows, cruises and the proverbial...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-30-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By scar
I know. I hang out there! I fully understand...

I know. I hang out there!

I fully understand I will regret selling the e39 m5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By scar
On the fence selling beast. I do see values...

On the fence selling beast. I do see values perking up and mine is pristine with 5x,xxx miles. I just don't use it. I will be sure it goes to a good home (trade the X5 on the F10 - buyer beware!). ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 08-30-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By scar
Another bad idea?

Hello, this is my first post on F10. Long time bimmerfest member currently driving a 2012 5.0 x5 sport and a 2003 e39 M5. I rely like both but the x5 just hit 100k and I hardly drive the M5 anymore. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-30-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By scar
Here's a bad idea?

Sunday morning fun.

My 5.0 MSport with AD just hit 100k. Unlike quite a few others, my experience has been relatively trouble free (other than the n63 customer care thing - where BMW and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-03-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By scar
Maybe my experience is on the far side of the...

Maybe my experience is on the far side of the bell curve but my 2012 (built September 2011) 5.0 MSport has been a remarkable pleasure to own. Soon to turn 100k it has been almost trouble free, or at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,362
Posted By scar
I emailed my SA with the SIB (thanks PAX) and he...

I emailed my SA with the SIB (thanks PAX) and he scheduled me for Friday with a loaner.

Bill Dodge BMW in Portland/Westbrook Maine. They are AWESOME when it comes to understanding the word...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-29-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,380
Posted By scar
I drive my 5.0 with A D in sport mode like I...

I drive my 5.0 with A D in sport mode like I stole it most of the time. It is a blast to launch and drive. 75% highway at 80 mph or better (70 mph speed limits in most of northern New England). ...
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