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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-29-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Posted By pfbz
The world is officially upside down... An...

The world is officially upside down...

An X5 order to delivery in about 4 weeks.
Ford F150? 10-12 weeks. Often longer, rarely shorter.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,839
Posted By pfbz
A perfectly polished, swirl-mark free...

A perfectly polished, swirl-mark free non-metallic black (Jet Black) is hard to beat... But very hard to keep that swirl-free polish!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-14-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,839
Posted By pfbz
Really depends on what you are willing to put in...

Really depends on what you are willing to put in for upkeep...

If you don't mind keeping it immaculately clean or if it will be a garage queen, Alpine White and Jet Black can look awesome,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,929
Posted By pfbz
Of course it depends on your state law, but...

Of course it depends on your state law, but deposits are actually pretty darn hard for a dealership to keep if you cancel an order, even up to the day you go in to pick up your car. As for the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,929
Posted By pfbz
Possible, yes, but zero reason to suspect that...

Possible, yes, but zero reason to suspect that BMW will eliminate the eco-credit. Same exact reason why I didn't believe they would hold off on 2012 X5 diesels until the Fall when introducing gas...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,929
Posted By pfbz
Are you sure your calculating this correctly? ...

Are you sure your calculating this correctly?

For the 35d, it looks like:


Base price goes up +$4,500.
Premium package goes up +$100, but now includes navigation, cameras, park assist and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,929
Posted By pfbz
MSRP minus $500 is a profoundly bad deal, above...

MSRP minus $500 is a profoundly bad deal, above and beyond the plus/minus of moving to a 2012.

No idea about the eco-credit continuing, but conventional wisdom is that BMW offers the eco-credit to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,929
Posted By pfbz
I think the 2012 sweet spot for a value-oriented...

I think the 2012 sweet spot for a value-oriented X5 is the 35i base as you can now order leather on it. That was a big turn-off before...

35i base with pano roof, leather and navigation, hi-fi...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,929
Posted By pfbz
Really? I had the exact opposite reaction. What...

Really? I had the exact opposite reaction. What config did you order??

Actually, looking closer, I guess if you bought a 2011 diesel in vinyl you might be behind...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,929
Posted By pfbz
A couple of things that immediately caught my...

A couple of things that immediately caught my eye...


LED Corona lights on all models.
HiFi Audio on all models. Premium sound still an option.
Tech packages reconfigured.
Leather now...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,929
Posted By pfbz
2012 X5 Pricing and changes released...

BMW finally released the equipment and pricing changes for the 2012 X5's, change effective April 1st.

More juggling than I expected!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-15-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,664
Posted By pfbz
I think the order cutover is March 1, but the...

I think the order cutover is March 1, but the build cutover is April 1. Dealers should have already ordered vehicles for all the build slots up to 4/1.

I'm sure some dealers have unsold x5's that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,337
Posted By pfbz
I've owned V8 Touareg for the past five years and...

I've owned V8 Touareg for the past five years and have loved it. Best SUV I've ever owned, and I've owned quite a few.

But I'm replacing it with an X5, here's why:


Warranty. BMW 48 months,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,265
Posted By pfbz
Oyster for a 36 month lease, Cinnamon for a car...

Oyster for a 36 month lease, Cinnamon for a car you plan on keeping longer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,664
Posted By pfbz
I'm still skeptical that BMW will sell 2011 X5...

I'm still skeptical that BMW will sell 2011 X5 35d's alongside 2012 X5 gasoline models for five months, especially considering they are obviously very eager to move diesels.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-12-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,163
Posted By pfbz
If it wasn't obvious, I was being flippant with...

If it wasn't obvious, I was being flippant with my comment "PS: Running boards suck...".

Plenty of people here think X5 running boards work or look great, and plenty (including me) think they look...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,163
Posted By pfbz
Around here, trying to finalize options by...

Around here, trying to finalize options by checking out dealer inventory is useless...

If your lucky, they have one or two X5's on the lot, usually configured pretty much identically.

Want to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,465
Posted By pfbz
Sounds like the $3,500 eco-credit BMW was...

Sounds like the $3,500 eco-credit BMW was offering on the 35d's. No idea if it is still around or for how long, as I have no interest in the current BMW X5 diesel offerings...

Different than the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,163
Posted By pfbz
So to summarize.... The Base stereo is...

So to summarize....

The Base stereo is somewhere between crap and just fine,
while the Premium stereo is somewhere between weak sauce and pretty darn good.

Glad we cleared that up!


PS:...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,236
Posted By pfbz
Sounds like the dealer never took one of their...

Sounds like the dealer never took one of their production slots and modified it for your order, which is typically what they do when you order a car. If they had, you would have a production ID as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-11-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,465
Posted By pfbz
Yes, it is a reasonable argument, but no, I don't...

Yes, it is a reasonable argument, but no, I don't think they would budge on that one. They might take it as input to change the package pricing in the future, like they did by lowering the pricing on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,465
Posted By pfbz
BMW does funny stuff sometimes... On an X5...

BMW does funny stuff sometimes...

On an X5 35d and 50i, Tech package requires Premium package (more or less the same as the Convenience package)
On an X5 35i Premium, the Technology package...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-09-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,664
Posted By pfbz
I can not imagine BMWUSA offering 35i's and 50i's...

I can not imagine BMWUSA offering 35i's and 50i's as 2012's, but holding off on 2012 X5 diesels for an additional six months. This would tank X5 diesel sales, which BMWUSA has been working so hard...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,951
Posted By pfbz
BMW diesel engine differences? 35d, 40d

US market X5's get the 35d only, some other markets get the 40d (and some even get a 30d to complicate things further)

Any more info on these two engines?

Similar base motors.


...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,664
Posted By pfbz
Already several threads discussing this... Try...

Already several threads discussing this... Try searching this forum for "2012".

But the short answer is:


2012 X5 production is scheduled to begin April 1. This is pretty much the only piece...
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