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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-02-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By The Green Beast
Sports seats

+1.......best option we've ever had on a car.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 30,664
Posted By The Green Beast
Towing Photos with X5.

Did you even bother to try to search this topic?

By the way....welcome aboard.


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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,600
Posted By The Green Beast
3.0 vs 35d maint costs

Thanks. I only ask because today my wife told me a "rear camera malfunction" indicator came on the dash/idrive. There is still an image in reverse and top-down views.

OP...didn't mean to change...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,523
Posted By The Green Beast
MPG question on X5 xdrive35d

21.5 mpg on 50-50 highway and city driving. My wife is heavy on the brakes and accelerator.

The brake dust accumulation is really bad. My supercharged range rover is worse however. Griots...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-17-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,600
Posted By The Green Beast
3.0 vs 35d maint costs

Ductman, what type of problem did you have with your backup camera and how was it fixed?

So far our X5d has been fantastic. 36k in 19 months. It's definitely the workhorse in the family. My...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By The Green Beast
In 7-8 yrs of having a clear bra on one of my...

In 7-8 yrs of having a clear bra on one of my vehicles I haven't noticed any discoloration. I suppose if it did discolor you could remove it and replace it. For me, I'm not a fan of the "wraps."
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,304
Posted By The Green Beast
What an amazing adventure! Thank you for...

What an amazing adventure! Thank you for sharing. Travel safely!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-19-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,471
Posted By The Green Beast
Awesome! Looks great. Congratulations and enjoy...

Awesome! Looks great. Congratulations and enjoy "The Ultimate Driving Machine."
Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 03-05-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By The Green Beast
I couldn't agree more! I bought my wife a 2012...

I couldn't agree more! I bought my wife a 2012 X5d 16 months ago at Don Jacobs and had a great experience. Their service department is wonderful as well. They have always taken care us every time...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,758
Posted By The Green Beast
I'm on my third Land Rover since 2001 (2001 Disco...

I'm on my third Land Rover since 2001 (2001 Disco II, 2006 Range Rover HSE, and now a 2010 Range Rover Supercharged). Honestly, none of those have been worse than any other vehicle I've owned in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,960
Posted By The Green Beast
Fantastic! Congrats!

Fantastic! Congrats!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,427
Posted By The Green Beast
[QUOTE=Penguin;7417848]You seem rather obsessed...

[QUOTE=Penguin;7417848]You seem rather obsessed with this.

You're right.....I'll let it go....at least I'll try. Thank you for your insightful commentary.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By The Green Beast
No issues with the factory delivered Michelin...

No issues with the factory delivered Michelin Latitude RFT's after 30.5k. Rotated every 7.5k.

Probably have about another 10k left on them. Fully intended to replace the tires with same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,427
Posted By The Green Beast
Based upon the April 2013 publication of...

Based upon the April 2013 publication of ConsumerReports shouldn't they have picked the 7 series as the "worst" vehicle BMW offers instead of the X5? They showed that the 750Li was the most...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,427
Posted By The Green Beast
What's the purpose in Consumers having to pick a...

What's the purpose in Consumers having to pick a "worst" vehicle for each manufacturer? How does that help the consumer? As you indicated, this results in some of the "worst" vehicles having...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,427
Posted By The Green Beast
[QUOTE=smyles;7414746]Too lazy to read CR: did...

[QUOTE=smyles;7414746]Too lazy to read CR: did they specifically assess various vehicle with 3rd row seats? Why haven't they included new Tesla, which, to my understanding, somehow has it? I bet it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-02-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,427
Posted By The Green Beast
Quoted from smyles: "As a side note, I find...

Quoted from smyles: "As a side note, I find comments "I like X5 for this and that" and yet not actually owning it rather telling - despite X5 performance, etc. you've chosen to own other vehicles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-01-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,427
Posted By The Green Beast
If we all did what CR recommended we'd all be...

If we all did what CR recommended we'd all be driving MDX's and RX's. I subscribe to CR but take their recommendations with a grain of salt (regardless if I agree or disagree with their...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,396
Posted By The Green Beast
Thats a shame. My wife loved that exterior...

Thats a shame. My wife loved that exterior color. Unfortunately, I thought it would be difficult to keep clean and we ordered the platinum bronze metallic instead.

On the BMW Blog it looks...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,139
Posted By The Green Beast
Congrats and welcome aboard. Please add some...

Congrats and welcome aboard. Please add some pics of the new diesel beast.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By The Green Beast
I've used Lexol, Griots, and Zaino. They all...

I've used Lexol, Griots, and Zaino. They all seem to work well. I have not noticed any residue or more sheen from any of those products.

I usually apply the conditioner a minimum of 2-3 times...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,530
Posted By The Green Beast
Ard, I agree with you. I failed to mention the...

Ard, I agree with you. I failed to mention the 18-20k/year came from my Indy that works on my M5 and in the context of ones driving habits. In general, he stated most consumers do not come out...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By The Green Beast
Front brakes done at 24k(it's my wife's car.....I...

Front brakes done at 24k(it's my wife's car.....I hope she's not on the forum). I-drive was consistent with replacement of the front brakes on that occasion. At 27k I-drive indicated the rear brake...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,530
Posted By The Green Beast
Agree with above. I purchased the BMW platinum...

Agree with above. I purchased the BMW platinum 5/100 and extended maintenance plan 6/100 because my wife has already put 30k on the car in less than 16 months. She'll have 100k on the odo in less...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-23-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,530
Posted By The Green Beast
Contact Daniel Dutton at Pacific BMW. His email...

Contact Daniel Dutton at Pacific BMW. His email is danieldutton@pacficbmw.com. My local dealership couldn't match his price.
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