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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 12-02-2011, 09:26 AM
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My wife's funny X5 35d observation...

After two gasoline-powered X5 models (E53 and E70), we made the switch to a diesel this time around. We've only had it about two weeks, but we couldn't be happier. Both of us like its unique diesel "rattle" as it sounds both unique and powerful (it is easily the loudest of the bunch when compared to the Touareg, Cayenne and ML).

Long story short, my wife just called to tell me that she has noticed nearly every dog in the neighborhood turns around to look at her driving up and down our big hill the dogs hear the diesel noise and think it is a FedEx/UPS delivery truck coming around the corner!

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Old 12-02-2011, 09:57 AM
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Love it. Just be careful, some folks around here get a little testy when FedEx truck is mentioned in the same post as the 35d. Personally, I think it sounds more like a UPS truck. :-)
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:01 AM
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I agree... UPS truck all the way.

Crazy thing, my wife LIKES the sound (I was really worried it would bother her).

- Mike
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'13 Audi Q5 2.0T Quattro 8AT
'86 Porsche 911 Turbo 4MT


Gone, but never forgotten... my E70 X5 35d, E90 335i, E46 330i, E36 328i, E70 X5 3.0si, E53 X5 3.0i.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:05 AM
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Hey if the dogs like it you are golden! Now then lets hope they don't like it enough to use your wheels as a "fireplug"!
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:11 AM
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Was there someone in another thread that mentioned the X5 was a "dog"? Is this what he meant?

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Old 12-02-2011, 11:17 AM
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Crazy thing, my wife LIKES the sound (I was really worried it would bother her).

- Mike
Agree completely. My wife loves the vehicle...the acceleration and sound. I too was worried she would dislike the "diesel noise."
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