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Old 01-30-2010, 07:07 AM
PAx5+335xi+330c PAx5+335xi+330c is offline
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Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jan 2010
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Mein Auto: X5 335 330ci
Cool Roof rail nightmare

Agree about the minivan comment. I traded my 2008 x5 on a 2010 diesel. I instructed the dealer to spec it out exactly the same as the 2008 when ordering the 2010, except to make it a diesel (great fyi - much stronger and better fuel economy than gas version).

My new x5 arrived with no roof rails! It looked terrible and I have the ski and bike attachments. After a very prolonged discussion with the dealership that first wanted to charge me $1300 to have the rails installed (yes a horrible process of removing the headliner etc) they agreed to charge only what the rails option would cost if they had properly ordered it, so I paid $300.

The factory sent two left rails twice, so i had a loaner x5 for a week and a half. I'm going to inspect the hell out of the headliner and installation over this weekend.

It should be an option to NOT have the rails put on - really stupid move by BMW and dealers were not properly informed....
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