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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,958
Posted By Tex94
Agree with the other comments, the various...

Agree with the other comments, the various features just don't hang together well overall. It looks like they had different design teams working on front, rear, and side and they never worked...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tex94
Looks like fun. Congratulations

Looks like fun. Congratulations
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-18-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Tex94
I doubt that function exists. It would be a waste...

I doubt that function exists. It would be a waste to have that turn on when you walk past the car to pick up the paper, not to mention 1000 other use cases. If you like the look as you approach the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,562
Posted By Tex94
Lane departure systems and blind spot systems are...

Lane departure systems and blind spot systems are not the same thing. Not a fan of lane departure but I am of blind spot systems. I know you are not but for the rest of us mortal drivers, I am glad...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-14-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 77,659
Posted By Tex94
+1. Very misleading to look at the starting MSRP...

+1. Very misleading to look at the starting MSRP on a Porsche. Plan on $15k minimum additional spend for options (most of which you'd expect forgo be included) on any P-car. Nice thing is you can...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 77,659
Posted By Tex94
I have the gas powered versions of both the...

I have the gas powered versions of both the Cayenne and X5. Both are great but if I could choose only one and the $10-12k difference isn't an issue I would choose the Cayenne. Better handling,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,562
Posted By Tex94
I don't disagree that there are idiots out there...

I don't disagree that there are idiots out there but it is great to have a back up. Have you never, ever made a mistake with keeping it in your head? I doubt it but if so the force must be strong in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,562
Posted By Tex94
More and more cars are getting blind spot...

More and more cars are getting blind spot detection systems. I have that in my Cayenne and it is the number 1 feature I want in BMW. A steady light shows up in the side view mirror when someone is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-29-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,824
Posted By Tex94
I do have the V6 Cayenne and I love it. The X5...

I do have the V6 Cayenne and I love it. The X5 base engine is better than the Cayenne - more torque at lower revs but I wouldn't call it underpowered. In terms of handling they each have their...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-27-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,824
Posted By Tex94
I test drove the Jeep GC Overland and it is very...

I test drove the Jeep GC Overland and it is very nice, comfortable ride and decent power in the V8. And, you get the excellent off road capabilities. That being said, their transmission was outdated...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By Tex94
Don't have those but I have a set of Conti Cross...

Don't have those but I have a set of Conti Cross Contact LXs on my Cayenne and they are great. Good ride, handling and wear and get great reviews in general. They are about the same price on tire...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,840
Posted By Tex94
Ok, guess I am one of those idiot American...

Ok, guess I am one of those idiot American consumers...can someone explain what orange peel is or show some pics?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,255
Posted By Tex94
Bikes - roof, hitch or door mount???

I'd like to use my 2012 X5 to carry 2-4 bikes. What is my best option?

1) Trailer Hitch Mount - this would be my first choice but I don't have a trailer hitch. Do they cost a lot to install...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,582
Posted By Tex94
Am curious about this too. I was thinking of the...

Am curious about this too. I was thinking of the Thule as I can use the same setup on my other car too.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,993
Posted By Tex94
I am waiting for my tires to wear out and the...

I am waiting for my tires to wear out and the RFTs will be gone!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-14-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,287
Posted By Tex94
For those having issues getting this to work with...

For those having issues getting this to work with 3G, there is a setting - either n the app or n the general iPhone setup, I can't remember which - that allows you to pull data down over a 3G...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,501
Posted By Tex94
Cayenne, all the way. It is a great car and you...

Cayenne, all the way. It is a great car and you can have a decent V6 (roughly same power as x35i) speced for about $68k. You will not regret it.

other vehicles I considered were the Jeep Grand...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,953
Posted By Tex94
Multi comforts seats Adaptive drive Active...

Multi comforts seats
Adaptive drive
Active steering
Better wheels (at least these are easy to add after the fact)
HUD
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,482
Posted By Tex94
^ to each his own. In my experience owning both I...

^ to each his own. In my experience owning both I don't agree but that is just the opinion in my house. I'm glad you are all happy with iDrive and don't want to see any improvements.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,482
Posted By Tex94
To each his (or her) own, I guess. I feel 100%...

To each his (or her) own, I guess. I feel 100% confident that touch is better, easier and safer but I'm sure others feel differently. Having been in product development one of the challenges is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,482
Posted By Tex94
I don't agree with that assessment at all. In...

I don't agree with that assessment at all. In addition to the X5 I have a 2012 Porsche Cayenne with a touch screen and the touch screen is much, much easier to use and requires no more eye contact...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,482
Posted By Tex94
And no touch screen. I know BMW spent a long...

And no touch screen. I know BMW spent a long time developing iDrive but the world has moved to touch and so should they.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,267
Posted By Tex94
To me, it has always looked much more capable...

To me, it has always looked much more capable than a wagon but the way manufacturers are stretching the length is making that distinction less viable. First the Audi q7 and then the MB And now BMW. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,267
Posted By Tex94
Agree, this is not very impressive and see lots...

Agree, this is not very impressive and see lots of the latest X3 in this. Sort of looking more like a station wagon than an SAV. Hopefully, this will look a lot better when in final form. For now, I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-20-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By Tex94
Newbie hello

New member here. Got our first BMW a few months back - 2012 X5 35i Premium - and looking to learn a bit of the tips and tricks from the experts.
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