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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By adgrant
The ground clearance is slightly better than your...

The ground clearance is slightly better than your old X5 but worse than the previous E70 X5 so BMW seems to have gone backwards a bit as far as off-road is concerned.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-06-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By adgrant
No, nothing to do with USB or Bluetooth. it's a...

No, nothing to do with USB or Bluetooth. it's a BMW Assist feature. Uses the cell phone hardware in the car.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,371
Posted By adgrant
X5 is our only car and it costs me $500 a month...

X5 is our only car and it costs me $500 a month just to park it.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-06-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By adgrant
I never use the POI database in any Nav unit....

I never use the POI database in any Nav unit. that's what Google if for. With the BMW app, you can send Google Maps search results straight to the car NAV.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 12-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By adgrant
You probably already know this but the new X5 is...

You probably already know this but the new X5 is not going to be any better off road than your original one.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,174
Posted By adgrant
There is the X1 and maybe some leftover X6s.

There is the X1 and maybe some leftover X6s.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-14-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,174
Posted By adgrant
The F15 power steering is similar to the F10's...

The F15 power steering is similar to the F10's (and all the other F cars). It uses an electric motor rather than hydraulics. It is also much lighter than the E70's and lacks road feel. I felt the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-12-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,174
Posted By adgrant
On the xDrive vs sDrive question, I would just...

On the xDrive vs sDrive question, I would just get the xDrive. The extra cost isn't much and an SUV without AWD is really just a large station wagon. If you are leasing, resale won't be an issue but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By adgrant
If you change your mind I know at least one...

If you change your mind I know at least one dealer near the city who has good prices for the Platinum. FWIW I bought the warranty for my 2011 X5 5.0. It's really not that hard to burn through 4k...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-30-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By adgrant
That seems very unlikely. More likely is the trip...

That seems very unlikely. More likely is the trip computer mpg is based on the total distance traveled since the reset and the inboard computer uses a different distance.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By adgrant
You can't turn off the xDrive. Get proper snow...

You can't turn off the xDrive. Get proper snow tires.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-26-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,323
Posted By adgrant
Yes, the AS came packaged with variable power...

Yes, the AS came packaged with variable power assist which is very boosted at parking speeds. That and the reduced steering wheel turns makes the E70 easy to park (particularly if also equipped with...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-24-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By adgrant
Resale is another issue. Very few people in New...

Resale is another issue. Very few people in New England would buy a RWD SUV.

If you are worried about road feel, the F15 X5 is the wrong car to buy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By adgrant
You can buy out of State. Where in CT are you? I...

You can buy out of State. Where in CT are you? I may be able to suggest an NY dealer.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-17-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,475
Posted By adgrant
The F30 is also less appealing to drive than the...

The F30 is also less appealing to drive than the E90 and the F15 is less appealing to drive than the E70. I haven't driven the 2 series but I wouldn't be surprised if that was also less appealing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By adgrant
Allstate is a 3rd Party company.

Allstate is a 3rd Party company.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By adgrant
Allstate is a 3rd Party company.

Allstate is a 3rd Party company.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,518
Posted By adgrant
Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is...

Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is terrible. The older BMW system used Navteq too.




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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,518
Posted By adgrant
Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is...

Good post. Every TeleAtlas system I have used is terrible. The older BMW system used Navteq too.




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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By adgrant
No, the 4.2 iDrive is found in the 2014 X5 aka...

No, the 4.2 iDrive is found in the 2014 X5 aka the F15. It's not available in any E chassis cars (as far as I know).


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By adgrant
The older ones are (or were) cheaper to maintain....

The older ones are (or were) cheaper to maintain. I would be nervous about buying an out of warranty E70.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By adgrant
The new 4.2 iDrive has upgraded graphics...

The new 4.2 iDrive has upgraded graphics hardware.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-18-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 15,363
Posted By adgrant
The RRS worked the same as the X5's shifter in...

The RRS worked the same as the X5's shifter in the model I drove.

If you are looking for an on-road SUV, the Cayenne/Toureg is clearly better than anything else on the market. The V8 Porsche is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By adgrant
The data provider is TeleAtlas/TomTom. The same...

The data provider is TeleAtlas/TomTom. The same people providing data to Apple Maps and the TomTom hand held.

I never use the POI database and rarely enter addresses in the NAV. Its much more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-16-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By adgrant
The graphics are basically the same as before.

The graphics are basically the same as before.
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