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Forum: Performance Center Delivery 06-14-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By BenF12400
I was picked up at the train station by a driver...

I was picked up at the train station by a driver in an X5 - and it was ridiculously early in the morning - took me to the hotel.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-09-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By BenF12400
Question for Rudy on Continentals

I have a 2013 X5 3.5i premium, purchased new 5/2012, with OE Continental 19" SSR RFTs. They now have 46,000 miles and front tires only now beginning to show wear. Would like to replace them with...
Forum: General BMW Questions 06-06-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By BenF12400
Insurance companies use your credit score as a...

Insurance companies use your credit score as a significant factor in rate determination. And as others have stated, your coverage is lousy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-22-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,552
Posted By BenF12400
Am concerned if the driveshaft failure leads to a...

Am concerned if the driveshaft failure leads to a crash which leads to the recalled driver's airbag going off which might lead to serious injury. Maybe BMW should replace those driveshafts while...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 05-05-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 111,591
Posted By BenF12400
Thought of a great scenario - front drive shaft...

Thought of a great scenario - front drive shaft on an X5 fails, causing vehicle to lose control and hit a fixed object and airbag goes off, and..........?then what? Maybe BMW should start "fixing"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By BenF12400
?Vapor barrier in door? - son had same problem...

?Vapor barrier in door? - son had same problem twice in an X3
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-03-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By BenF12400
?It was sold as-is?

?It was sold as-is?
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-27-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 111,591
Posted By BenF12400
Knowing our friend, she probably drove to the...

Knowing our friend, she probably drove to the dealer and said something like "my car may explode, so please give me another one before I die" or something along that line. I would not be surprised...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-23-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 111,591
Posted By BenF12400
Had dinner at the home of some friends last...

Had dinner at the home of some friends last night. The wife has same vehicle I have - 2013 X5 3.5 Premium, 25,000 miles on it, owned not leased. Since she tends to over-react to everything, she...
Forum: General BMW Questions 04-16-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By BenF12400
They seem very "firm" about these dates (although...

They seem very "firm" about these dates (although the oil change specials are $79-$89). They should allow an oil change. How many have you had in 4 years? My "free maintenance" should expire on...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 04-12-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 111,591
Posted By BenF12400
Maybe BMW and other manufacturers of the recalled...

Maybe BMW and other manufacturers of the recalled vehicles can give us suits of armor until the airbags are replaced
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By BenF12400
I just meant that perhaps they check the vehicles...

I just meant that perhaps they check the vehicles over a little more carefully than a dealer to make certain that vehicles are "100% ok" - but that's just a thought, doubt they really do that.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-12-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By BenF12400
I have been wondering if BMW is "more careful"...

I have been wondering if BMW is "more careful" with vehicles built and "picked up" at the Performance Center - they certainly seemed to take pride in the delivery.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By BenF12400
Don't have the old specs - vehicle has not been...

Don't have the old specs - vehicle has not been aligned since it "rolled off the assembly line" in South Carolina - we picked it up there.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By BenF12400
Old medical school quote - "you can't make...

Old medical school quote - "you can't make someone feel better if they feel fine"
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By BenF12400
thanks - my concern is that if the current...

thanks - my concern is that if the current alignment "gets fooled with" it could just cause a problem - you can't make something better that is working fine.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By BenF12400
Tire/Alignment Question

I have a 2013 X5 3.5i Premium, purchased new May 2012 (picked up at PC). Currently have 45,000 miles on it, original Continental Contact SSR RFTs (255/50R19). Tires have worn evenly, no handling...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-17-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,672
Posted By BenF12400
You should really follow up on this mold issue -...

You should really follow up on this mold issue - I think mold needs a warm damp area to grow - a freezing ice storm does not meet the criteria. If they said there is mold, that "loaner" must have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 838
Posted By BenF12400
I don't think dealers install glass themselves -...

I don't think dealers install glass themselves - they have an installer come to the dealer (I could be wrong). Had to have windshield replaced on my 2013 X5 a few years ago - asked for OEM glass -...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-13-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By BenF12400
We were actually glad that the dealer took the Rx...

We were actually glad that the dealer took the Rx - we are totally aware that they cannot sell it without auctioning it. I did not expect to get more than $6000 for it - there were some headlight...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 02-12-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By BenF12400
About 2-3 weeks we decided to get rid of my...

About 2-3 weeks we decided to get rid of my daughter's 2008 Rx350 with 165,000 miles on it, and get her a CPO 2013 BMW 328i xdrive. The RX had been in two minor accidents, all covered by the other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,545
Posted By BenF12400
Will they replace the front drive shaft at the...

Will they replace the front drive shaft at the same time?LOL
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-30-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By BenF12400
Question Aren't you a little concerned about the amount of...

Aren't you a little concerned about the amount of personal data you gave a sales manager for a car? Most people need less info for a home purchase. Bank statements? Pay stubs? Wow
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 12-23-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By BenF12400
Have never leased a vehicle; the more I read...

Have never leased a vehicle; the more I read these posts, the more I realize that for the average person leasing requires a lot of patience and calculations. I know many on this site are really good...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 25,108
Posted By BenF12400
Great photos. Still find it difficult to accept...

Great photos. Still find it difficult to accept that BMW will not do a voluntary recall - or at least an inspection - for a problem that could leave a driver stranded/injured/maybe dead.
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