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Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 10-02-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,853
Posted By G Smith
deep sea blue

Any thoughts on deep sea blue? I am about to order and have never seen one in the metal.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-08-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By G Smith
650i for an X5

Got your message XZLR8- thanks. Might as well bring this out in the open since it involves an X5.

I'm considering trading in my 2006 650i convertible for a new 2008 X5 4.8. (XZLR8 has both, and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-07-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By G Smith
Xzlr8

Tired to send you a message yesterday re: 650 vs X5. Get it? G Smith
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-01-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By G Smith
I had gray on my 2002 X5 (titanium) and after 4...

I had gray on my 2002 X5 (titanium) and after 4 years they still looked good. I've got cream beige on my 650 and after two year they still look like new. Depends on how you take care of them.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 07-31-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By G Smith
color combo

Have any of you ever see or tried titanium/sand beige leather? Also, any fotos of dark vs light wood? Thanks!
Forum: 6 Series 07-29-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,658
Posted By G Smith
Just got back from a roadtrip: Houston/Santa...

Just got back from a roadtrip: Houston/Santa Fe/Breckenridge/Aspen/Houston.

Pretty amazing mileage for a car this weight: about 26-27 throughout most of Texas, but got an unbelievable 28-29 in...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 06-25-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,395
Posted By G Smith
Question about shadowline trim

Some recent posts show fotos of the X6 xDrive50i (silly name btw) with what appear to be the wheels that come with the sport package, but the car does not have shadowline trim around the windows and...
Forum: X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current) 05-01-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,653
Posted By G Smith
X6 in Houston

I test-drove an X6xDrive35i (ridiculous name by the way) last weekend. They had 3 of them at the dealership (Advantage Midtown)- Titanium Silver with black alcantara, Vermillion Red with black...
Forum: 6 Series 12-18-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By G Smith
nv6425- I see you are in Houston. Who is your...

nv6425- I see you are in Houston. Who is your dealer? Mine is Advantage Mid-Town. They are the ones who did my fix and told me that the service bulletin was limited to convertibles. Honza was my...
Forum: 6 Series 12-18-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By G Smith
Are both of your cars (Bob of CC and BMW Ozone)...

Are both of your cars (Bob of CC and BMW Ozone) convertibles? When I had my car in last month the SOS warning ended up being a result of clogged drains behind the back seat (convertibles only), that...
Forum: 6 Series 11-15-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By G Smith
Smoothcruise- I think this link will help you...

Smoothcruise- I think this link will help you with #2 (my symptoms were just like yours). There is a service bulletin out for drains clogging up, shorting our SAT radio. Hasn't rained since I got...
Forum: 6 Series 11-15-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By G Smith
I think I like G-money. Will chill (not my...

I think I like G-money. Will chill (not my nature) and keep fingers crossed it doesn't have to go back for a while. :supdude:
Forum: 6 Series 11-14-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By G Smith
There is the "fun" factor! And I have to admit,...

There is the "fun" factor! And I have to admit, these last two times the dealer (Advantage) has really been responsive.
Forum: 6 Series 11-14-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By G Smith
canada brat

The car was just in the week before last for three days to replace the communications system. Before that it took almost a month to fix the top. There have been a couple of other things as well. ...
Forum: 6 Series 11-14-2007, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By G Smith
Recall notice

Got it in yesterday's mail. Campaign #07V-479: Engine Electronics. Has to do with below freezing temperatures and low humidity and the possibility for an electrostatic discharge to occur which...
Forum: 6 Series 11-01-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By G Smith
Sorry- already picked it up, and everything is...

Sorry- already picked it up, and everything is working. Since there is a SUB out on it, I think the "fix" involves doing somthing that is supposed to prevent it from reoccurring.
Forum: 6 Series 10-31-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By G Smith
update on electronic failure

Took the car in Monday and the loaner was ready as promised (a new X3). As per service rep last night the problem is a sequence of events something like this: water didn't drain out of somewhere...
Forum: 6 Series 10-25-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By G Smith
update

Everything kind of working this morning except no satellite radio. Called Sirius to make sure my subscription is all paid up and that they weren't having any issues in our area so that when the car...
Forum: 6 Series 10-24-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By G Smith
Still have a/c, just not as flexible in how one...

Still have a/c, just not as flexible in how one can use/adjust it when i-drive isn't working. Besdies, Houston is having a few days of top-down weather that can't be beat. Dealer is Advantage.
...
Forum: 6 Series 10-23-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By G Smith
another electronic failure

Had a major malfunction of i-drive this morning on the way to the office. Entire system shut down- no phone, navigation, hvac, radio. NOTHING. Lots of loud popping noises coming out of speakers. ...
Forum: 6 Series 09-14-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By G Smith
For me it is not so much that they are eletrical...

For me it is not so much that they are eletrical problems, but electronic issues with the software (read: I-drive, and anything else controlled by it our some other micro-processor, including the...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 09-13-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By G Smith
leather option

What is the difference between nevada leather and the nappa leather option? Is it just the quality of the leather itself, or also that the nappa option has additional leather in other places (like...
Forum: 6 Series 09-13-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By G Smith
sd brandon- Wouldn't the majority of cars on...

sd brandon-

Wouldn't the majority of cars on the 6 forum still be under warranty? 2004 was the first model year.


[Remember, the majority of cars on this forum are out of warranty.]
Forum: 6 Series 09-12-2007, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,762
Posted By G Smith
I wouldn't be concerned about the mechanical...

I wouldn't be concerned about the mechanical components of the car, but the electronic stuff is somewhat questionable at best. Because of that I probably wouldn't keep it a day longer than the...
Forum: 6 Series 07-03-2007, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By G Smith
fvaldez- My top problem was not quite like yours...

fvaldez- My top problem was not quite like yours (there is a running commentary about it in the archives in late March and part of April), but some of your issues sounded familiar. The gist of it,...
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