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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-16-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By smarty197
Warranty is covered in Canada, so if brake...

Warranty is covered in Canada, so if brake service falls under warranty, then you should be good here. But if it's part of 4-year free services, then make an appointment with a BMW dealer in US which...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-03-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,688
Posted By smarty197
I imported 2008 X5 from US two years ago. You DO...

I imported 2008 X5 from US two years ago. You DO NOT need to replace the cluster as it has both mph and km/h. As "Bucko521" says, just follow all the steps listed on www.riv.ca and you should be...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-20-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,821
Posted By smarty197
By no state tax, I meant states that do not...

By no state tax, I meant states that do not impose any form of general sales tax on the sale or use of tangible personal property within the state. As per Wikipedia...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 07-20-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,821
Posted By smarty197
Frank, welcome to the board. I've taken the same...

Frank, welcome to the board. I've taken the same route over two years ago when Canadian dollar went way over par with US dollar, hence ended up saving some good chunk of money.

Basically, BMW...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-21-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,945
Posted By smarty197
totally agree...

totally agree...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-23-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,906
Posted By smarty197
BMW reliability has been debated on different...

BMW reliability has been debated on different forums. If you're looking for a reliable car, I would suggest going with Japanese manufacture, on the other hand, if you want to drive a vehicle for...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By smarty197
yup, mine does it too and I have couple of...

yup, mine does it too and I have couple of friends and theirs is the same. It's normal, nothing to worry.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 774
Posted By smarty197
Yes, same here. I thought it was normal and I've...

Yes, same here. I thought it was normal and I've learnt to live with it. Mine is 2008 3.0si

I'll bring it to the dealer's attention on my next visit.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-14-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By smarty197
I tried at 15kph in an empty parking lot, gives...

I tried at 15kph in an empty parking lot, gives you a very solid pullback. I wouldn't recommend at 65mph, but if you really want to test it, try it at a low speed in an empty parking lot or something...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-26-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,581
Posted By smarty197
Thanks for letting us know about this dealership....

Thanks for letting us know about this dealership. I'll make sure to stay away from them.

smarty
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-22-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,231
Posted By smarty197
I have tech and cold weather package on base (no...

I have tech and cold weather package on base (no premium) and I am very happy with it. It handles real well. I don't get to drive on highway much, but while cornering on city roads, I feel its pretty...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,581
Posted By smarty197
Sorry to know about your ordeal. Even if the...

Sorry to know about your ordeal. Even if the manager said okay, I still wouldn't have taken delivery of the car. I would suggest to show up at the dealership and not to leave until you get some...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-14-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By smarty197
some info here: ...

some info here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225204

It refers to a link which doesn't work. Go to their main page and search from there, they might have something for you:...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-07-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,296
Posted By smarty197
I experience slight lag too, but only while going...

I experience slight lag too, but only while going uphill. So I try to use sport mode while going uphill and also while taking off (if I am the first car at the signal) and switch to regular mode once...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-30-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By smarty197
I know, this is kind of odd for BMW not to place...

I know, this is kind of odd for BMW not to place a lock on the glove compartment. I was used to locking my insurance and registration papers in the glove box in my previous cars. I guess you can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-18-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,940
Posted By smarty197
I have Standard sound and honestly, I believe it...

I have Standard sound and honestly, I believe it is still very good. I had premium Bose 6-CD system in my previous Altima, and feel no difference in sound.

I agree with SailinSand, get the cold...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-26-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By smarty197
Thanks for confirming guys. I wish there was a...

Thanks for confirming guys. I wish there was a way to zoom-in more.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-25-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By smarty197
Welcome...

Welcome...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-25-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By smarty197
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 03-24-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By smarty197
Navigation map scale

Hi,

I live in Canada and I just bought a used US 2008 X5 3.0si with Navigation and PDC. I have changed units of measure (according to the instructions on page 82 in 2008 X5 manual) to metric (Kms,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-24-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By smarty197
hello from Vancouver Canada

this is a great forum. I just bought 2008 X5 and I love it.
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