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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By vaquero
The new iDrive is a LOT better. I have used both....

The new iDrive is a LOT better. I have used both. To repeat:

1. Bigger screen and resolution is MUCH better. The old resolution made the screen seem dated and cheap.

2. Faster bluetooth...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,401
Posted By vaquero
I'm not sure if you are referring to the adaptive...

I'm not sure if you are referring to the adaptive drive sport mode, or the DS mode of the transmission?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,950
Posted By vaquero
I've decided that what I've been calling turbo...

I've decided that what I've been calling turbo lag is really transmission lag. What I mean is that there is virtually no hesitation from a dead stop using DS transmission mode. But there is a lag...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,950
Posted By vaquero
I have to agree with some of the other comments...

I have to agree with some of the other comments here. The 35d motor is superior to the 3.0, and with the eco-credit, it makes it a no-brainer. I find diesel everywhere in Texas. Never a problem.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
What? Ever. No one has said that the BMW...

What? Ever.

No one has said that the BMW without adaptive drive is a marshmallow. It's not that soft, and no review has ever said that the BMW suspension was anything but taut. Your description...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
Well that's the million dollar question! As far...

Well that's the million dollar question! As far as I can remember, I am one of the few to have had experience in all three different suspension settings. I had the 2007 X5 4.8 with adaptive drive...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-01-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,950
Posted By vaquero
I think this is what I am describing as "turbo...

I think this is what I am describing as "turbo lag".

I can remember my father's Mercedes 300D in the 1980's. Loud beast, without a turbo. Very slow off the line, dangerous even, but a joy once...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,950
Posted By vaquero
I hear what you're saying...But... I think...

I hear what you're saying...But...

I think there are two sources of "lag" in the X5, and in some of the other BMW's, IMO.

The 335i I owned had "lag" due to: the turbo, and a 2nd gear start. A...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By vaquero
I got Huper Optik in 35% all the way around. ...

I got Huper Optik in 35% all the way around. There is no way to get the tint the same front and rear. The rear has tint IN the factory glass, AND I keep the sunshades up. No chance it will match,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,950
Posted By vaquero
I've answered this one before, and this is a hot...

I've answered this one before, and this is a hot topic in this forum. Most who have ponied up for adaptive drive say they love it. I guess I would too if I had paid $3,500 for something!

But I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By vaquero
Dude, I'm sorry to hear about that, and I have...

Dude, I'm sorry to hear about that, and I have had the same thing happen to me but without the rain, but that's a pretty damn funny story! I'll bet more than a few people were glad the guy with the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2009, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,950
Posted By vaquero
X5 35d comments after 1500 miles...

Update as to likes/dislikes after 1500 miles on my 2010 X5 35d...

Likes:

1. I can't believe I survived with the old iDrive. The new iDrive is awesome. No more waiting for the backup camera -...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,052
Posted By vaquero
I traded in my 2007 X5 for a 2010 X5 35d,...

I traded in my 2007 X5 for a 2010 X5 35d, specifically because I didn't want to drive it out of warranty. If I added up every repair, maintenance cost on my X5 through 48,000 miles, it was about...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
Cool video...but I guess I'm still a little...

Cool video...but I guess I'm still a little unsure if that answers my question.

From the video, I gather that adaptive drive is never "off" but it is of minimal influence under normal, straight,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
Sport suspension delete means that selecting the...

Sport suspension delete means that selecting the sports activity package AUTOMATICALLY deletes the sports suspension. The only "sports suspension" option is to buy adaptive drive. This is MY...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-25-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
I'll probably get active steering with my next...

I'll probably get active steering with my next X5. But as it wasn't a choice for the 35d, I didn't even have to think about it.

On a recent 500 mile highway road trip, I was able to get 28.5-29...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-24-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
I have NOT driven the x5 with active steering. ...

I have NOT driven the x5 with active steering. Like a lot of things BMW, I probably would like it. But I don't have any issues with the X5's handling at speed. It's a little tough to power the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-24-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
I'm glad you asked this question, because I've...

I'm glad you asked this question, because I've been eager to compare the two acceleration experiences. I now have over 1,000 miles on the X5, so I've been able to open her up a little more and can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
Yep, that's what I'm figuring out. I'm pretty...

Yep, that's what I'm figuring out. I'm pretty pissed. This is the first BMW I've ordered, and I wanted to get every option I wanted and basically build my dream X5 35d. So now I just got the damn...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
Basically, with the AD in my 2007 X5 4.8 I could...

Basically, with the AD in my 2007 X5 4.8 I could take on curves at the same speeds I would in a non-SUV. I've owned a 325i and 335i, and with the AD in the 2007 X5 I could take on the curves equally...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
Yep, that's what my dealer said in yet another...

Yep, that's what my dealer said in yet another clarfication. Sports package without AD is just appearance in the 35d.

Having said that, the ride is much smoother, albeit with more body roll,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
Just confirmed with my dealer...He tells me the...

Just confirmed with my dealer...He tells me the 35 d is NOT available with the sports suspension. That it's an automatic delete.

This is pretty disappointing. I was looking forward to pairing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,145
Posted By vaquero
Sports/adaptive drive on x5 35d

I've been enjoying this forum for some time...I took delivery of a 2010 X5 35d yesterday. I only have 50 miles on this so far, so I still have much to experience. I replaced my 2007 BMW X5 4.8 with...
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