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Old 11-19-2012, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 540iman View Post
...Congrats on the new X5 Q-man. The Kia Sportage I bought the wife few mos ago(cause we could not swing an X-5) will need a complete detail MINIMUM to take away the tears...

Bill...
LOL Thanks for the kind words...don't worry, y'all ain't got rid of me yet! The e53 X5 is really just an e39 5 series SUV...that stands about 6" taller and pulls a bit from the front (AWD). Its the last of the generation of bimmers (e45/e39/e38) that have basically the same design/build architecture. Sitting in her looks & feels very familiar...same instrument cluster, gear shift, IHKA controls, and audio/MID/Nav set-up etc.

There's only a few things that bridge over to the newer i-drive models...like the push/pull window switches, the N62 double VANOS engine, & X-drive. The basic maintenance upkeep and common maladies are the same as the e38/e39 etc...so I'll still be around.

Oddly...the X5 guys/gals don't really have the same dynamic forums as the e38 & e39...there's a good one (no names to protect the guilty) with some really knowledgeable members...but they aren't quite as active as the 5 & 7 forums...and that could be due to the number of owners.

So, just from sheer bordom...you're still stuck with me interjecting my 2 cents into the conversations.
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
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