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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 02-24-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By adgrant
I don't think that is true. Its the maintenance...

I don't think that is true. Its the maintenance that was reduced to 3/36k not the warranty. BMW NA is working hard to discourage me from buying another BMW but not that hard.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-14-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By adgrant
Not all of us. I live in Manhattan and most of my...

Not all of us. I live in Manhattan and most of my trips are over 30 miles. OTOH the X5 spends most of the time sitting in the garage which is why I stuck to run flats.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-24-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,482
Posted By adgrant
VW may not be in the same class as BMW, Audi,...

VW may not be in the same class as BMW, Audi, Merc or Porsche but the Touareg basically the same car as a lower end Cayenne. I test drove both and the F15 X5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,891
Posted By adgrant
Or live in California.

Or live in California.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-23-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,482
Posted By adgrant
Not true. They also share the base V6 gasoline...

Not true. They also share the base V6 gasoline and diesel engines. Even some of the Cayenne's interior parts look suspiciously similar to the Touregs. I am sure many of the other parts are also the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,891
Posted By adgrant
I agree completely with your assessment. The AS...

I agree completely with your assessment. The AS in the E70 included servotronic variable power assist, the regular steering did not. When you combine that with the variable ratio steering rack, the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-21-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,482
Posted By adgrant
The new Toureg is the same car as the Porsche...

The new Toureg is the same car as the Porsche Cayenne (admittedly with a different interior). Do you also think the Cayenne is "pure rubbish".

I found the Toureg much more fun to drive than the...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 01-21-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,482
Posted By adgrant
I don't think you can really describe an F15 X5...

I don't think you can really describe an F15 X5 as the "Ultimate Driving Machine". Compared to the E70, its absolutely awful to drive. The E70 was at least in the same ballpark as a Cayenne, the F15...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-13-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,481
Posted By adgrant
I look forward to test driving a G30 to check out...

I look forward to test driving a G30 to check out the steering. I hated the EPS steering in the RWD F10 so much I bought an E70 X5. When the warranty was close to expiring, I test drove the F15 X5. I...
Forum: BMW News 01-11-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,237
Posted By adgrant
I never saw the appeal of SUVs until I test drove...

I never saw the appeal of SUVs until I test drove an E70 X5 back to back with an F10 5 series. The X5 was more fun to drive and since I really wanted a Wagon the choice was easy. Now I have had an X5...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By adgrant
Both are pre LCI. This procedure won't work on...

Both are pre LCI. This procedure won't work on the LCI E70s with the 8spd Transmission. You have to crawl under the car.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-16-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,743
Posted By adgrant
Such as a proper engine.

Such as a proper engine.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-14-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 60,607
Posted By adgrant
Yes they can. All work done on a BMW at a BMW...

Yes they can. All work done on a BMW at a BMW dealer is recorded in their systems. They can lookup exactly what work was done to your car and when.
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-10-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 59,834
Posted By adgrant
Do any of them let me send an location from my...

Do any of them let me send an location from my iPhone to my BMW's Nav system?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-06-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 64,153
Posted By adgrant
Or with full maintenance they don't replace your...

Or with full maintenance they don't replace your rotors because they didn't actually need replacing. I have no doubt that if you don't have maintenance included, dealers find ways to pad the bill.
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Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 06-04-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 137,992
Posted By adgrant
The BMW exec's statement may be true but I would...

The BMW exec's statement may be true but I would not give them extra weight because they are "a sworn statement under oath". I have read affidavits (also sworn statements under oath) that were...
Forum: General BMW Questions 05-22-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 59,834
Posted By adgrant
I don't think it is so hard. The cellular radio...

I don't think it is so hard. The cellular radio could have been incorporated in a swappable module.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-12-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 137,992
Posted By adgrant
I don't agree that both sides make sense. Either...

I don't agree that both sides make sense. Either the risk is statistically insignificant or it is not (I agree with the daughter). However, people are notoriously bad at evaluating risk and...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-08-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 137,992
Posted By adgrant
Obviously they can't buy them back but neither...

Obviously they can't buy them back but neither can they (or should they) prevent AutoNation from selling cars it owns. That would be asserting ownership rights over cars they do not own.

OTOH the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-07-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 24,582
Posted By adgrant
Why do I need to brace myself, my 2011 X5 is...

Why do I need to brace myself, my 2011 X5 is already affected. The more the merrier, hopefully every car gets recalled.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-07-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 137,992
Posted By adgrant
If BMW was that worried about being sued, it...

If BMW was that worried about being sued, it would just buy back the affected cars. It won't do that because the cost of doing so is greater than the legal liability. OTOH AutoNation has to act in...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-07-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 137,992
Posted By adgrant
Personally, I like what AutoNation is doing. I...

Personally, I like what AutoNation is doing. I think it is a bit silly not to sell cars with this airbag recall given the repair is probably 1-2 years away.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-04-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 137,992
Posted By adgrant
Selling the assets converts them into cash that...

Selling the assets converts them into cash that can be held as a reserve against future claims. The value of the assets does not disappear.
In the US, the bankruptcy trustee would be selling the...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-04-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 137,992
Posted By adgrant
That is pretty easy. Takata could just sell its...

That is pretty easy. Takata could just sell its assets (factories, brand, IP) to a third party.
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-03-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 137,992
Posted By adgrant
In many ways the widening the recall is good news...

In many ways the widening the recall is good news for owners of already recalled cars that have not been fixed. Having an unrepaired airbag in your car is becoming the new normal which should reduce...
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