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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 03-18-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By plegard
Surprised by your screen resolution comment

Thought the F15 NAV was far superior to my E70 NAV. So very surprised that you believe it is worse than F10. Interesting that they would be using different screens in the F10 and F15.

Will see if...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-13-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By plegard
Thanks. Perfect info

Thank you very much.

Concur on the E70 X5. It is a fairly harsh ride, particularly with the 20" wheels we have.

She never liked driving the X5, so am happy to hear that the X3 is more...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-12-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By plegard
How's the ride quality in the X3?

Wondering if anyone here has driven the F25 X3, the E70 X5, Audi Q5 and the new F15 X5 and would compare the ride quality (stiffness in corners, over bumps, around town driving).

Does the X3...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,557
Posted By plegard
One more question. Is that Alpine White or Mineral White Metallic

Does anyone know if that is Alpine White or Mineral White Metallic in the first post (X3 LCI)?

Thanks again.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-08-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,557
Posted By plegard
Thanks a ton

Was opening that link on an iPad and the full visualizer never came up. Tried it a laptop and now I can see that it is the x-line with the silver kidney grills.

Thanks very much for the help. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,557
Posted By plegard
In the link to pictures of LCI vs 2014 X3 which line is the 2015 White X3

Is it the "no-line" or the "x-line"?

Really like the look of the new X3 that is in those photos (the white X3) and want to make sure that I order the proper line to make sure it looks like that....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-27-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By plegard
Agree

Have a 2013 E70 50i M-Sport (with adaptive drive) but drove a 2014 35i X-line just for fun a few weeks ago.

The F15 seemed much more solid over bumps (less noise/rattle/jarring) and it didn't dive...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By plegard
I have Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow 20" Staggered and they're awesome

Our dealer recommended the 20" Staggered Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snows. They're fantastic.

Have had several heavy snowstorms this season (and last year) and my yellow traction control light...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 10-24-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,211
Posted By plegard
Don't give up on this

Adaptive drive (Active Roll Stabilization + Electronic Dampening) is the best feature in my e70 M-Sport 50i. Adaptive drive is a big help with ride comfort and handling. It keeps the car from diving...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 04-16-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By plegard
Drove it again tonight

Drove it again tonight. Brought my wife with me to get her thoughts.

Kept the car over 3K RPMs at all time, and in one incredible sequence I was going like 45 in third gear, explained to my wife...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 04-16-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By plegard
Thank you

Thanks to all the responses. Will go drive it again (hopefully) tonight and try keeping the tach between 3-5k around town and try to wind it out a little higher on the highway. May just be a...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 04-15-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By plegard
M3 at low RPMs

Am considering adding a 6MT 2008 e93 as a fun car.

Currently drive a 2013 e70 5.0 m-sport with m-performance package as my daily driver.

Went for test drive and fell in love with the looks of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,866
Posted By plegard
Totally agree

Ard,
I am also a skeptic and cynic and typically never believe anything these guys tell me.

My Service Advisor's comment was "we tested the part and it doesn't fall outside of the allowable...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,866
Posted By plegard
Car's in the shop for Steering Recall

As previously mentioned, my 2013 has Active Steering, so that may, or may not, impact the likelihood of recall. My car was completed on Friday April 27, 2012.

Despite my earlier post where I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,866
Posted By plegard
Anything new on this?

I had previously received a call from BMW NA about my 2013 being a part of the recall but my dealer said he ran a DCSNet yesterday and he said the system didn't show any open campaigns on my car. BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-15-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,329
Posted By plegard
I second everyone's opinion on AD

Adaptive drive makes all the difference in handling and ride quality.

I have the 50i with M-sport and Adaptive Drive and came from a 35i without Adaptive drive. The difference is night and day. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,006
Posted By plegard
Any new information on this

Anyone else get a phone call from BMW NA telling them about the issue for their car?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-12-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,006
Posted By plegard
Just got phone call from BMW NA

Called my cellphone which is odd in itself. Said my car may have a power steering problem that, when under repeated lock/lock turns, could rupture and leak power steering fluid over the engine and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,032
Posted By plegard
I think the only thing that is different on the...

I think the only thing that is different on the M-Sport package for 2013 is that the steering wheel with paddle shifters is now heated if you have also ordered the Cold Weather Package.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,032
Posted By plegard
The chrome around the brake and gas pedals are...

The chrome around the brake and gas pedals are part of the M-Performance Package. You also get black exhaust tips instead of chrome along with 40hp and 30 ft/lbs of torque increases.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,713
Posted By plegard
My understanding is that you HAVE to order the...

My understanding is that you HAVE to order the M-Sport Package to be able to order the M-Performance package.

Therefore, if you ordered the M-Performance Package you also ordered the M-Sport...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,785
Posted By plegard
Adaptive Drive made a big difference in ride quality for me

Had a 2012 X5 without adaptive Drive and found the ride to be very harsh. Every bump felt rough. Car made sounds/creaks going over uneven surfaces. Wife didn't like riding with me. Car felt like a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By plegard
Just got the heisman from BMW Car Club on $1,000 rebate

Said the BMW CCA rebate could not be used in conjunction with the USAA discount.

Please let us know what happens if anyone else tries to get the BMW CCA rebate with the USAA rebate.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,041
Posted By plegard
Am a former employee, non-military, and...

Am a former employee, non-military, and successfully used the $3,750 rebate on a 2013 50i X5 2 weeks ago. I ordered the car as well, so don't think it has to apply to dealer lot vehicles only.
...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 05-08-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By plegard
Yes, what I did was called the "101 Experience"...

Yes, what I did was called the "101 Experience" and you do everything as if you were going to take delivery, including the option of having one of their delivery specialists walk you through a "mock...
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