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

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:54 AM
RRental RRental is offline
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What's the difference

I am almost a proud BMW driver again. There are 2 cars to choose from both discounted demo's and don't really know what to do

both 2010 diesel:

car 1: white on black, nav/premium/executive/sport/premium sound
car 2:silver on black nav/premium/executive/sport/3 row/rear DVD

Both color combi's are fine with me (slightly prefer the silver). Do like the 3th row but don't care to much about the DVD. So the big question is what's the difference between the stock sound system and premium sound?

Thanks for all the help!

Last edited by RRental; 06-19-2010 at 09:54 AM. Reason: typo
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:38 AM
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Unless you need the third row, it will preclude a spare tire option and mean you will always rely in runflat tires
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:34 AM
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If you don't need the 3rd row I would go with the white one. As ARD mentioned you can have a spare, or a very nice large underfloor storage space. The rear DVD option on the X5 is not ideal and they charge a lot for it. I ordered the premium sound on ours and it sounds great.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:44 PM
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Go with the white one. The 3rd row is pretty much useless, you can only fit someone there who is just out of booster seat. My 12-year old did not feel comfortably there at all.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:52 AM
RRental RRental is offline
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Thanks for the reply guys. Appreciate it. For sure no 3 row seat. They have sold the white one on me. Sales guy tried to call me as they had a customer coming in and made them an offer. Was out of cell range for most of the day and could not respond to their counter offer on time. Bummer.

I did find another one white on black, nav/premium/executive/sport/premium sound/rear dvd. $1500 more than the first one (because of DVD) Its a BMW driven used one 12.000 kilometer and about $ 11k of sticker. But $1500 for a rear dvd..... can buy a 60" flat screen for that.....lol. Did read an interesting comment on this forum.
Ard said:
....is like buying a BMW CPO car and thinking it is anything more than a shiny used car.
And he is right. Because its a BMW driven car does not make it special. It's just a used car. So now I am thinking to get me a new 2011. As much as I like white on black, it will get me one the way I want it (white on tabacco), the rear camera future, and one year less older (2011).

If I can get for a decent price it would not cost me much more at the end.

Thanks again for all the advice. I have bought many cars but all used. Only bought a car new once in my life and it was a total failure. ( POS F350 diesel, nothing but problems) Don't spend this kind of $$ on a personal only car every day.
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