Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-31-2012, 09:18 AM
Thomv Thomv is offline
Registered User
Location: Wenatchee, WA
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 64
Mein Auto: 325xi / 4 Runner
Help - Sales people are not helpful

I am looking for a lower mileage X5. 2006 - 2009 depending on budget. I am trying to find out the dimensions behind the second seat (luggage area). No one or web searching helps. Do not want cu. ft.

I am looking at the 4.4 as I will be pulling a boat and the 3.0 seems a little small. Cannot afford a 35.

Anyone have one to sell for a good price? Looking at either model, can anyone fill me in with the primary differences between the models.

thks in advance

Last edited by Thomv; 07-31-2012 at 09:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 07-31-2012, 09:56 AM
sunny5280 sunny5280 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: 2007 X5 4.8i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomv View Post
I am looking for a lower mileage X5. 2006 - 2009 depending on budget. I am trying to find out the dimensions behind the second seat (luggage area). No one or web searching helps. Do not want cu. ft.

I am looking at the 4.4 as I will be pulling a boat and the 3.0 seems a little small. Cannot afford a 35.

Anyone have one to sell for a good price?
It's not really clear which model, E53 or E70, you're considering. The 2006 would be an E53 model while 2007-2009 would be the E70. The 4.4 was the normal V8 used in the E53. The 35 is an E70.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-31-2012, 09:59 AM
Thomv Thomv is offline
Registered User
Location: Wenatchee, WA
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 64
Mein Auto: 325xi / 4 Runner
See edits

thks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-31-2012, 10:01 AM
sunny5280 sunny5280 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: 2007 X5 4.8i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomv View Post
See edits
Perhaps I'm missing them but I didn't see any edits which would clarify what you're looking for.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-31-2012, 10:05 AM
Thomv Thomv is offline
Registered User
Location: Wenatchee, WA
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 64
Mein Auto: 325xi / 4 Runner
I am looking at either model as I have not been able to find out the differences. A larger luggage area would be better. Other than that, budget will rule.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-31-2012, 10:09 AM
sunny5280 sunny5280 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: 2007 X5 4.8i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomv View Post
I am looking at either model as I have not been able to find out the differences. A larger luggage area would be better. Other than that, budget will rule.
I believe the E70 (2007 - current) will have the larger luggage area as it is is physically larger than the E53 (2000 - 2006). It sounds as if you have a specific need so my suggestion would be to look at both and see which one can handle the cargo you need to carry.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-31-2012, 10:16 AM
chelseafc chelseafc is offline
Merc Convert
Location: CT
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 744
Mein Auto: '08 550i Sport
Stay away from the 4.4 - the peripherals are a disaster on that engine.
__________________

2008 550i M Sport Carbon Black on Black 6AT SAT

When in doubt, find row zed.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-31-2012, 10:23 AM
sunny5280 sunny5280 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: 2007 X5 4.8i
Quote:
Originally Posted by chelseafc View Post
Stay away from the 4.4 - the peripherals are a disaster on that engine.
I have to disagree. I owned a 2000 (85K mileage) and 2001 (126K mileage) 4.4 and had few problems with either of them.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-31-2012, 10:27 AM
Thomv Thomv is offline
Registered User
Location: Wenatchee, WA
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 64
Mein Auto: 325xi / 4 Runner
Luggage area is because we often travel with another couple, either skiing, towing a boat or bikes. Just makes sense that a larger luggage area is be beneficial.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-31-2012, 10:39 AM
sunny5280 sunny5280 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: 2007 X5 4.8i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomv View Post
Luggage area is because we often travel with another couple, either skiing, towing a boat or bikes. Just makes sense that a larger luggage area is be beneficial.
I'm not sure they're significantly different. You mentioned you're not looking for cubic feet...are you asking someone to provide two dimensional measurements of the cargo space?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-31-2012, 10:41 AM
Thomv Thomv is offline
Registered User
Location: Wenatchee, WA
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 64
Mein Auto: 325xi / 4 Runner
Yes, width and depth. Cannot find a sales person to give me the measurements to compare against my existing 4Runner.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-31-2012, 10:44 AM
sunny5280 sunny5280 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: 2007 X5 4.8i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomv View Post
Yes, width and depth. Cannot find a sales person to give me the measurements to compare against my existing 4Runner.
I'll measure it when I get home in about 30 minutes.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-31-2012, 11:22 AM
sunny5280 sunny5280 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: 2007 X5 4.8i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomv View Post
Yes, width and depth. Cannot find a sales person to give me the measurements to compare against my existing 4Runner.
40" depth x 43" width. This is a 2007 with 3rd row seating. The 2nd row seats can be adjusted slightly in this model. Measurement was taken with the seats in about the center position. If you needed a little bit extra space moving them forward would gain about an inch or so.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-31-2012, 12:36 PM
Thomv Thomv is offline
Registered User
Location: Wenatchee, WA
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 64
Mein Auto: 325xi / 4 Runner
thks - Have you had any issues with your 07. I had a mechanic tell me to stay away from the 07 & 08's. What motor do you have?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-01-2012, 07:55 AM
UncleJ UncleJ is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Silicon Valley
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,419
Mein Auto: '06 X3
Just taking a quick look seems to indicate you will have more room in your 4-runner than the X5. Another one to think about is the XC90 which has a very usable 3rd row, as well as more room (with and without seats folded) than the X5. Lots of choices out there -- check them out.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-01-2012, 08:10 AM
sunny5280 sunny5280 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: 2007 X5 4.8i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomv View Post
thks - Have you had any issues with your 07. I had a mechanic tell me to stay away from the 07 & 08's. What motor do you have?
I had one of the front seals start to leak. My mechanic and BMW both said it was an unusual leak as they don't see many of them. BMW picked up the majority of the repair under a goodwill repair (the vehicle is out of warranty based on age and had under 40K miles when the leak occurred).

I have the 4.8L engine and it's fairly nicely equipped. Other than the leak no issues with it. The mechanics advice may be the "Do not buy the first year of a model year" as they tend to have more issues than subsequent years. I'm very pleased with mine and would buy another 2007 - 2008 without hesitation.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-01-2012, 08:15 AM
sunny5280 sunny5280 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Denver, CO
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,517
Mein Auto: 2007 X5 4.8i
Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleJ View Post
Just taking a quick look seems to indicate you will have more room in your 4-runner than the X5. Another one to think about is the XC90 which has a very usable 3rd row, as well as more room (with and without seats folded) than the X5. Lots of choices out there -- check them out.
When researching my first X5 (the E53 model) I read article after article, review after review, which universally stated the cargo capacity of the X5 was lower than other vehicles. That's why BMW labels it a SAV instead of SUV. It holds a decent amount but other SUVs seem to hold more (I experienced this last week when I transferred a bunch of things from my friends 1999 Grand Cherokee to my X5.)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms