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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-22-2009, 05:50 PM
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2010 X5 35d Sport Activity Package

So the big question for me, is the 2010 Sport Activity Package worth it? Please chime in.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:04 PM
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Here is what I have so far. I had the Sport but thinking its not worth the extra couple grand. I was really going to get it for the Sports Seats over the Standard Seats but I added Multi Contour seats.

Titanium Silver Metallic
Black Nevada Leather
ZPP Premium Package
ZTP Technology Package
322 Comfort Access keyless entry
456 Multi-contour seats
494 Heated front seats
4AZ Dark Bamboo wood trim
655 Satellite radio with 1 year subscription
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:18 PM
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I also passed on the adaptive drive, which is what I would have cared about. I ordered the multi-contour seats and heated seats, also. Personally, I'm thinking I'm just not going to drive the X5 like I did my car with sport. If money is no object, then, yes, it would be nice to have. I would recommend the ipod adapter if you're into that. I loved having that in my car.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:30 PM
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For sure no for me on the adaptive drive which is no longer part of the Sports Activity Package. I was just trying to decide if the Sports Activity Package on its own was worth it, as its mostly just minor cosmetic differences.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:44 PM
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For me it was worth it. I love the sport seats, I like the steering wheel better, I like the rims more (and they're bigger), and I like the look of the dark headliner. The shadowline trim was a plus.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:23 AM
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I didn't get the sports activity package because of the 19 inch wheels. I had 20 inch wheels on my 2002 x5 4.6, useless in the snow, and I assume the 19 inch wouldn't be much better. Love the other cosmetics though, tough decision. The adaptive drive, I was told, was best for offroading, which I don't do that much, and my sales person says it had a lot of problems.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:09 PM
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Who else has an opinion? How did you order your 2010 X5?
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:46 PM
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Who else has an opinion? How did you order your 2010 X5?

Well, it might be easiest to first list the options I didn't take, and why it didn't make sense for me:

Cold Weather package: I really did want the heated steering wheel, but I have no use for heated rear seats, and I have heard some people complain about the headlight washers needlessly messing up their hood with the spray. So I ordered just the heated front seats instead of the cold weather package.

Adaptive Drive: I would like to have this, but (a) $3,000+ takes the cost/benefit ratio out of my range, and (b) I keep my vehicles a long time, and the adaptive suspension is likely to have more problems, be very expensive to fix, and preclude the usage of non-BMW shocks down the road.

3rd row seat: No use for this, although if they offered the self-leveling rear suspension as an individual option, I might have considered that.

Premium Sound: I would have liked to get this, but again BMW bumped the price an extra $500+ by insisting a CD changer be included in the package. If Premium sound was available as an individual option around $1,000, I would have probably gotten it. But at $1,700, it just wasn't worth it to me.

Rear Climate package: Not having many passengers ever back there, no reason to get it.

Comfort access: A cool and convenient feature, but not worth it to me, considering the addition of one more thing that could go wrong with the locking and starting of the vehicle.

Then a couple of key options (to me):

Comfort seats: Quite expensive, but considering the time I will spend in them on trips, it seemed worth it to me. An old guy once gave me a piece of advice... "You spend most of your life either in bed or wearing shoes, so don't skimp on either of those." I guess you could add vehicles seats to those two and cover a good percentage of your lifetime!

Tech package: I debated about this as the nav is terribly overpriced, but (a) a Nav system integrated with the audio system, which you don't have to pack away every time you stop and leave the car, and which will automatically override the radio/music when it announces upcoming turns, is a real convenience, and (b) without the tech package, you get a smaller i-drive screen. Throw-in the other goodies like the top view camera, voice control, etc. and it seemed to make sense.


Now, I know that I have contradicted myself in (a) saying I don't want some stuff because of additional complexity, meaning more potential problems and repair costs down the road, and then (b) adding stuff like the technology package. I plead guilty; however, it again is a persona trade-off of the value you see in what something does, and the added cost and potential for problems down the road due to the added complexity.

Anyway, FWIW, that how I ended-up with my particular option mix.

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Old 10-23-2009, 06:31 PM
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Good post
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:28 PM
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Well, it might be easiest to first list the options I didn't take, and why it didn't make sense for me:

Cold Weather package: I really did want the heated steering wheel, but I have no use for heated rear seats, and I have heard some people complain about the headlight washers needlessly messing up their hood with the spray. So I ordered just the heated front seats instead of the cold weather package.

Adaptive Drive: I would like to have this, but (a) $3,000+ takes the cost/benefit ratio out of my range, and (b) I keep my vehicles a long time, and the adaptive suspension is likely to have more problems, be very expensive to fix, and preclude the usage of non-BMW shocks down the road.

3rd row seat: No use for this, although if they offered the self-leveling rear suspension as an individual option, I might have considered that.

Premium Sound: I would have liked to get this, but again BMW bumped the price an extra $500+ by insisting a CD changer be included in the package. If Premium sound was available as an individual option around $1,000, I would have probably gotten it. But at $1,700, it just wasn't worth it to me.

Rear Climate package: Not having many passengers ever back there, no reason to get it.

Comfort access: A cool and convenient feature, but not worth it to me, considering the addition of one more thing that could go wrong with the locking and starting of the vehicle.

Then a couple of key options (to me):

Comfort seats: Quite expensive, but considering the time I will spend in them on trips, it seemed worth it to me. An old guy once gave me a piece of advice... "You spend most of your life either in bed or wearing shoes, so don't skimp on either of those." I guess you could add vehicles seats to those two and cover a good percentage of your lifetime!

Tech package: I debated about this as the nav is terribly overpriced, but (a) a Nav system integrated with the audio system, which you don't have to pack away every time you stop and leave the car, and which will automatically override the radio/music when it announces upcoming turns, is a real convenience, and (b) without the tech package, you get a smaller i-drive screen. Throw-in the other goodies like the top view camera, voice control, etc. and it seemed to make sense.


Now, I know that I have contradicted myself in (a) saying I don't want some stuff because of additional complexity, meaning more potential problems and repair costs down the road, and then (b) adding stuff like the technology package. I plead guilty; however, it again is a persona trade-off of the value you see in what something does, and the added cost and potential for problems down the road due to the added complexity.

Anyway, FWIW, that how I ended-up with my particular option mix.
Interesting.

I suppose it all boils down to "gotta draw a line somewhere!"

Re: Keeping cars a long time... just replaced the transmission- original- in my MDX this past week, and literally doing the valve adjustment tonight... 205,000 miles. It's gonna be the kids car now.

Back to the garage!


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Old 10-23-2009, 08:06 PM
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I suppose it all boils down to "gotta draw a line somewhere!" A
Yeah, that's probably a more concise way to state it!
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:17 AM
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If I could afford only one option, I'd get the Adaptive Drive. After driving the X5 with and and without, it became a must have.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:56 AM
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Did I mention this X5 is for my wife I have a 335I for me.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:52 AM
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Lucky you. In my house, I have to drive the practical vehicle.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:42 PM
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Lucky you. In my house, I have to drive the practical vehicle.
I'm sure ill be in the same boat soon, the 335I lease is up soon.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:00 PM
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Penguin, great response. Now what about your take on the activity package (you know, the topic of the thread)?
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:40 PM
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Penguin, great response. Now what about your take on the activity package (you know, the topic of the thread)?
True would be nice to get feedback on the original topic.
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:40 AM
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Who else has an opinion? How did you order your 2010 X5?
35d
vermillion red
adaptive drive
space saver
running boards
roof rails
multi-contour seats
bamboo
head-up display
satelite
ipod & USB
smartphone
sport activity
cold weather
premium pkg
rear climate
technology

After reading recent posts, I regret ordering smartphone.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:46 AM
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Penguin, great response. Now what about your take on the activity package (you know, the topic of the thread)?

As quoted in my message, I was responding to SanDiegoShaun's follow-up question of "How did you order your 2010 X5?"


But, as for the Sports Activity Package, it offered little positive, and some negative, to me, so I didn't get it.

(a) I prefer 18 inch wheels to 19 inch.

(b) Since I am getting Comfort Seats, paying for the the Sport Seats option is just wasted money.

(c) I personally abhor the looks off the Anthracite headliner, as I think it looks out of place. (Others love it, it's a matter of personal taste).

I wouldn't mind the shawdowline external trim, but $2,000+ seems a lot to pay.
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