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Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,820
Posted By CHC
I used TurboTax this weekend and had no problems...

I used TurboTax this weekend and had no problems with it handling the tax credit on a 2009 X5d.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,099
Posted By CHC
Yes, I would buy the X5d again. Great vehicle.

Yes, I would buy the X5d again. Great vehicle.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By CHC
Yeah, I've noticed the same noise. I thought the...

Yeah, I've noticed the same noise. I thought the kids left something like a soccer or basketball that was thumping around, but the cargo area is empty.

Adaptive drive, no spare tire.

Is...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-27-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,758
Posted By CHC
Joining those who drive the X5d with no or only...

Joining those who drive the X5d with no or only minor problems. My 2009 X5d has about 2500 miles. I have encountered no problems with battery or DEF. I decided I would rather spend the Comfort...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-23-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By CHC
Can't help you with the Droid or updating the...

Can't help you with the Droid or updating the compatible phone list, but I've connected both the Palm Centro and Palm Treo Pro via bluetooth to a 2009 X5d with no problems. With both Palm phones, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,567
Posted By CHC
Adding my battery experience with a 2009 X5d: it...

Adding my battery experience with a 2009 X5d: it has about 2500 miles thus far. Most of my daily driving is between work and home (approx 7 miles each way) with usual road speeds of 45-50MPH for...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-04-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By CHC
Brannbe1, welcome! Head over to the X5 forum...

Brannbe1, welcome!

Head over to the X5 forum and post your question there.

I'll put in a suggestion for X5d.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-04-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,727
Posted By CHC
Yeah, she was a soccer mom. Married to a local...

Yeah, she was a soccer mom. Married to a local physician (ah, the power of police accident report + Google) and covered by my auto insurer. She hit me on the way out of the intersection. The...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By CHC
Skip the premium sound IMHO. Consider 3rd...

Skip the premium sound IMHO.

Consider 3rd row seat if you're ordering and have small kids. It's been very useful to haul my two elementary-school age kids plus their cousins or friends to...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,378
Posted By CHC
OP: check out this page for a review of BT...

OP: check out this page for a review of BT speakerphone kits. I ran across it when looking for another BT accessory: http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/1668/top_bluetooth_car_kits.html

My...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By CHC
Yeah, this ought to be embarrassing for BMW's...

Yeah, this ought to be embarrassing for BMW's information technology people but they have not fixed it. This problem is an old one and hard to comprehend why it is not resolved.

The Spartanburg...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-30-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,727
Posted By CHC
DV claim opportunities vary by state. Check the...

DV claim opportunities vary by state. Check the ican website mentioned above by Ard; they're helpful.

I was successful in a DV claim last year. Another driver struck my 2002 330i from behind:...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,615
Posted By CHC
That's some awesome mileage for the X5d. Best...

That's some awesome mileage for the X5d. Best I've had to date is 27MPG on a highway trip. I'm typically running 22-24MPG in daily driving, figured by hand and the on-board computer. The extent of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By CHC
+1 to Soldmystang's mat recommendation. I bought...

+1 to Soldmystang's mat recommendation. I bought a set for my X5d. Great mats, easy to clean. There's only one downside: they put more wear on the heels of dress shoes, but that's an easy...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 12-23-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,642
Posted By CHC
Interesting thread... thanks to OP and the...

Interesting thread... thanks to OP and the follow-on comments. I'll add my take on new car sales.

Cash is king. The best corporate valuation models are based upon cash flow, and if you want to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By CHC
White's not my first choice for a car color but...

White's not my first choice for a car color but your ride looks really sharp with the black wheels. I wouldn't paint the lips, either. Congrats on the new X5d.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,281
Posted By CHC
If you own BMWs for their handling and the...

If you own BMWs for their handling and the fun-to-drive factor, then yes, you need Adaptive Drive on your new X5. If you own a BMW for other reasons, you may be happier spending the $3500 on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,300
Posted By CHC
Years ago, in a highly intense training program...

Years ago, in a highly intense training program that consumed several years of my professional life, we had an expression for difficult learning experiences:

AFOG = Another Freakin' Opportunity...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By CHC
+1 to NewGTGuy's post on pricing. I...

+1 to NewGTGuy's post on pricing.

I suggest you negotiate pricing based upon invoice + dest + training + advertising and aim for $500-1000 over that amount based on, well, whatever those things...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,875
Posted By CHC
I've been driving a 2009 X5d for about two months...

I've been driving a 2009 X5d for about two months now. Replies to your request below:

Request your feedback on the following
1. Road noise: no difference from X5 3.0. Diesel clatter: rarely...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,888
Posted By CHC
I've been driving a 2009 X5d for about two...

I've been driving a 2009 X5d for about two months, 1600-some miles on the odo now, and agree completely with the pro-diesel posts. Mileage: 21-22MPG in town, 26-27MPG on highway trips. The...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,944
Posted By CHC
You may not be able to do $500 over invoice +...

You may not be able to do $500 over invoice + dest + training + advertising (all should be considered as part of "invoice" pricing) depending upon the number of diesel allocations available, but you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,936
Posted By CHC
There are about 850 miles so far on my X5d. ...

There are about 850 miles so far on my X5d. In-town mileage is 21.5 by the computer, 21.0 when figured with a calculator. A single 20 mile round trip to my daughter's away soccer game brought the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-02-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,012
Posted By CHC
Jerry, I agree with Ard, Funf, UncleJ,...

Jerry,

I agree with Ard, Funf, UncleJ, 27outboard, and texasdoc: a new extended warranty is priority #1. That point holds even if the engine and transmission was being replaced/repaired by a shop...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-29-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By CHC
Has anyone sent key read info via TeleService in...

Has anyone sent key read info via TeleService in BMW Assist? There's a function to send information manually but I haven't tried it yet.
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