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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-01-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
Haha, it would probably be a meh to most, it is...

Haha, it would probably be a meh to most, it is the metallic dark gray paint with gray leather, no sport pkg so 18" stock 5 spoke rims. but it just so happens to be the same color combo as our...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-30-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,665
Posted By cow2215
I realize the thread is a few years old, but I...

I realize the thread is a few years old, but I struggled with the 3 carseats in a BMW puzzle for a while and found very little good info.

So, it can be done, at least with our kid/seat mix. We...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
Thanks. Wish it was that good, the 6 yrs is up...

Thanks. Wish it was that good, the 6 yrs is up end of '14. At our mileage rates we'll be around 60k at that point.

we've had decent luck with the local indies. they've been pretty reliable,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
pulled the trigger

Thanks to all for the advice.

We ended up pulling the trigger today, on an '08 4.8i, CPO with only 24K miles, local lease return. 12 months remaining on original 4/50K warranty including the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,586
Posted By cow2215
fwiw, i've been doing a lot of reading on car...

fwiw, i've been doing a lot of reading on car seats recently. (if you can imagine it, there's a board just like bimmerfest, except all they talk about is car seats... I know. lost my man card...
Forum: California 12-18-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By cow2215
cool, thanks for the info.

cool, thanks for the info.
Forum: California 12-17-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By cow2215
Help! Rec for good indie mechanic to do PPI in socal

Hi all,

Hoping to get some recommendations for a reliable, quality indie shop to do a PPI. we are stuck in la-la land up here in norcal where funny money apparently rains down from the sky... So...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
I couldn't agree more, if I could do that I...

I couldn't agree more, if I could do that I would. Our current cars were basically bought at that price (54% residual + 3-4K) back out east. Does that mean I have to buy a car from a NJ dealer and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
good point, we drove both the 3.0 and 4.8 engines...

good point, we drove both the 3.0 and 4.8 engines in the '08 models. I know which I'd choose in a heartbeat, but she's fine with the underpowered i6. go figure... :dunno: (don't get me started on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
How is BMW on assessing wear + tear on lease...

How is BMW on assessing wear + tear on lease returns? Does it vary by dealer, are there mfr-wide policies? I have 2 going on 3 kids so there will definitely be wear and tear...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
So that's the other dynamic about the local...

So that's the other dynamic about the local market that I don't love. Seems that most 08 CPOs are close to 50K miles (usually 40K+), maybe 1 in 5 is in the mid 30K for mileage.

To wit, paying...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
Thanks for the reply. Why wouldn't I consider...

Thanks for the reply. Why wouldn't I consider the optionality of a lease if I was considering keeping for 7 yrs, but might want to get out in 3? Is the effective finance rate on a lease that much...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
Thanks for the reply. ED = euro delivery, PDC =...

Thanks for the reply. ED = euro delivery, PDC = ?park distance control?

So having two 10 yr old CPOs in my garage (7 yrs with us), I am (was?) on the other side of the seesaw. I am not a DIY...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,815
Posted By cow2215
X5: buy CPO or lease new?

We are in the hunt for an X5 as a family mover. I was thinking CPO since that is how we've bought our previous bmws. However, we may not want the car for more than 3 years or so. (3 kids will be...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,586
Posted By cow2215
or midgets

we are considering 3rd row, dear wife can't stomach the idea of a real people mover. having "sat" in the 3rd row, agree with other comments (i'm 5'10", 175#). My wife thinks she could handle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 61,946
Posted By cow2215
replaced it...and it broke again!

I replaced the cover about 6 months ago, and it broke again! :mad: The plastic cracked right by the rear torx screw, everything else feels intact. Has anyone else had this issue? I can't for the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By cow2215
passenger work heat sensitive

i've had the exact same problem for about a year, though I have a different model (01 330ci - the window switches are on the center console surrounding the shifter). only notice it when it's 80+ or...
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