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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,802
Posted By twhit1
I am guessing you mean its very popular as you...

I am guessing you mean its very popular as you can't find a copy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,420
Posted By twhit1
You can thank increasing CAFE requirements for...

You can thank increasing CAFE requirements for the V8 deletion. VW (and all others) needs to meet ever increasing fuel efficiency standards. That = no more V8 for the Touareg. (Not to mention it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,420
Posted By twhit1
Yes. That is the one big advantage of the...

Yes. That is the one big advantage of the Touareg. It is "stealth" luxury. A great car if you need to keep a lower profile at work, etc. People will see the VW badge and won't think much of it (even...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,420
Posted By twhit1
If its what you want, go for it. I certainly am...

If its what you want, go for it. I certainly am not going to get in the way. I just presented what I felt is a fair analysis of the two technologies.

When I bought my 2011 X5 35d, I was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,420
Posted By twhit1
Yes. I had the chance to drive the Hybrid last...

Yes. I had the chance to drive the Hybrid last year in China (VW event). Fit and finish, design and materials are all significantly improved in the new Touareg. Handling is not as crisp as a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,731
Posted By twhit1
I have a stupid question regarding this whole...

I have a stupid question regarding this whole 335is vs. M3 thing. Why don't you buy a 335i coupe, pocket the $7k in price differential, and upgrade your 335i with the dinan software package ($2k)?...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By twhit1
ARD - I am simply stating my opinion that CA is...

ARD - I am simply stating my opinion that CA is great. Sorry I used a generic saying. So you want me to respond to your racetrack comment? Fine, I will. For everyday driving, CA adds a lot more value...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By twhit1
Bronze X5, If you plan on owning the car for...

Bronze X5,

If you plan on owning the car for an extended period of time, whats another $3k? If you own the car for 5 years, the cost is minimal. That would be worth it from a piece of mind...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By twhit1
I have everything on the car except for adaptive...

I have everything on the car except for adaptive drive - overpriced and couldn't tell a difference unless i was on a racetrack. No offense, but a SUV does not belong on a race track.

Its not so...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By twhit1
Not to rub it in or anything, but its the best...

Not to rub it in or anything, but its the best option the vehicle has. Have it on both my 3 series coupe and my X5. :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By twhit1
http://green.autoblog.com/2006/12/15/epa-report-sa...

http://green.autoblog.com/2006/12/15/epa-report-says-diesel-mileage-better-than-sticker/

Here is the unbroken link to counter your unscientific gut feeling. What you are not factoring in is that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By twhit1
Both cars are excellent whether its the 35i or...

Both cars are excellent whether its the 35i or the 35d. It really is up to you. I bought the X5 specifically because of the diesel powertrain. In my mind the diesel powertrain makes most sense in an...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By twhit1
The start stop function has not been introduced...

The start stop function has not been introduced to the states because it does not factor into the test numbers, so say the actual OEM CEOs.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By twhit1
Not trying to get in a fight here. Simply put,...

Not trying to get in a fight here. Simply put, the gas vehicles have a tough time meeting EPA numbers while diesels easily meet or exceed them. Its not anecdotal. Its typical. I have given another...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By twhit1
No, there is not a conspiracy at the EPA. The...

No, there is not a conspiracy at the EPA. The test cycle that they run just does not favor diesels, thats all. Another technology that doesn't test well for the EPA is start-stop. The extra 5 or 10%...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By twhit1
I will also add that given I drive a 335xi coupe...

I will also add that given I drive a 335xi coupe too, I only get 23 highway with it (rated at 26) and it is significantly lighter than the x5. However, there is no debate which car is faster. Clearly...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By twhit1
Agree with post #2. I have said this countless...

Agree with post #2. I have said this countless times already, but the EPA test cycle makes diesels look worse and gas look better. What does this mean? It means the EPAs 19/26 for the diesel should...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-19-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By twhit1
I love my 335xi coupe. However, there have been a...

I love my 335xi coupe. However, there have been a couple of serious issues to note. First is the hpfp. Next came the need to replace the headlamps as they became "stuck". The third issue was that all...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,745
Posted By twhit1
I hate you! Just kidding. No wonder everyone...

I hate you! Just kidding. No wonder everyone flocks to Portland.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,507
Posted By twhit1
Yes. I prefer the extra piece of mind. However,...

Yes. I prefer the extra piece of mind. However, if you are like most that decide to drive 75 mph up the mountain, no tire will save you :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-19-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,507
Posted By twhit1
I just swap out the tires. I do not swap out rims...

I just swap out the tires. I do not swap out rims too. Keep the 19s on. On my 335xi coupe, I swap from 18s to 17s with Bridgestone Blizzaks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,507
Posted By twhit1
I have a 2011 x5d with 19 inchers and live in...

I have a 2011 x5d with 19 inchers and live in Colorado. I bought bridgestone blizzaks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,049
Posted By twhit1
No UAW at BMW or Mercedes thank god. If that were...

No UAW at BMW or Mercedes thank god. If that were the case, both BMW and Mercedes would have left many years ago as nobody in Europe would buy the American made products.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By twhit1
No offense, but the Tahoe is a low hurdle to...

No offense, but the Tahoe is a low hurdle to clear. :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,740
Posted By twhit1
Ever consider the diesel? The engine is ideal for...

Ever consider the diesel? The engine is ideal for the I-70 run. Great power up Eisenhower/Vail pass with nearly 30mpg from Denver-Vail-Denver.
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