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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 05-06-2013, 07:29 PM
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I am new to BMWs and new to this forum. We bought a new 2012 X5 35D and liked
it so much we bought a 2011 X5 M. Love both cars. Question: There seems to be two Forums. One for X5 E70 and another for E70 X5M. The X5 E70 is accessible from the Forum dropdown whlie the E70 X5M is only accssible from the BMW Models dropdown. Is this correct?

How do you adjust the headlites? I noticed that the high beams on the X5M hits the tops of trees (est.45' tall). The X5 doesn't do this. Oviously something is wrong.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:44 PM
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May I ask, is your insurance astronomically more for the X5M than the d? The reason why I ask is that I am interested in trading mine for a D or an M. One way to excess, one way to economy.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:57 PM
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I use progressive and its not any more different than insuring my Durango.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:06 AM
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Good question. Because the M is used and the D was new, the price for each car was about the same. The insurance was almost indentical.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:44 AM
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Oh boy. I was hoping you would say that it is extremely expensive to insure 555hp. Now I'm even more tempted to trade mine in for an M!


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Old 05-10-2013, 09:13 AM
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Oh boy. I was hoping you would say that it is extremely expensive to insure 555hp. Now I'm even more tempted to trade mine in for an M!
I was pleasantly surprised when I looked into insurance for my x5M too. You will love all 555hp. It's a nice feeling to know that you're 99.9% faster than the cars you're driving next to and without being too flashy either. It's the ultimate "sleeper".
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:18 AM
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I use progressive and its not any more different than insuring my Durango.
There is one insurnace company that my dealer will not accept for their loaners: progressive. You will get an emterprise loaner.

Have you ever had a claim?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:53 AM
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There is one insurnace company that my dealer will not accept for their loaners: progressive. You will get an emterprise loaner.
That is interesting, my dealer never asked me what insurance I had, they just asked for my drivers license.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:25 PM
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Have you ever had a claim?
Nope...knock on wood
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:37 PM
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Rick, I'm sorry to hijack your thread, but there are some X5M's coming into the market and I asked because you have both vehicles (M and D). Back to our regularly scheduled programming.


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Old 05-10-2013, 06:39 PM
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Just curious, is your auto high beam on?


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Old 05-10-2013, 08:24 PM
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There is one insurnace company that my dealer will not accept for their loaners: progressive. You will get an emterprise loaner.
Interesting. The many times I've gotten loaners at my local VW/Audi/BMW/Toyota, etc dealers, I've only ever been asked my ID and a credit card (for damages/gas, etc). Never insurance.

Don't dealers have insurance on their loaners if something goes wrong?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:12 PM
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I've taken this OT, but my comment was about Progressive- not any 'BMW dealer policies'. I've not seen this policy elsewhere. but at my preferred dealer it is on a sign as you sit at the 'loaner desk'

If the dealer crashes you car, or you crash their car, it is YOUR policy that pays. They may have secondary plans. but they will go after yours first.

Maybe it's a CA thing, but I've typically been asked for DL and insurance card
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:04 AM
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I've taken this OT, but my comment was about Progressive- not any 'BMW dealer policies'. I've not seen this policy elsewhere. but at my preferred dealer it is on a sign as you sit at the 'loaner desk'

If the dealer crashes you car, or you crash their car, it is YOUR policy that pays. They may have secondary plans. but they will go after yours first.

Maybe it's a CA thing, but I've typically been asked for DL and insurance card
I find that strange. In all my years of owning cars, it's always been the policy that once you sign the paperwork giving the dealership the right to work on your vehicle, it is their responsibility if anything happens to it, and not yours, or your insurance. I actually had a dealership tell me they would prefer me to take my car home while I waited for parts to come in, as they didn't want to be responsible for it while it sat on their lot for two weeks. The parts weren't affecting drivability, so I had no problem picking the car up, and returning it when they arrived. It was always the policy, though, if I crashed any one of their loaner cars it would be my insurance that paid for that damage.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:58 PM
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Well I answered one of my own questions. If you move the curser to the FORUMS dropdown, a limited selection of forums is available. If you click on Forums, a much wider model selection is made available. Here you can choice between the X5 (E70) and X5 M (E70 M). There are not many posts on the X5 M. It could be that for newbies like me, it's hard to find.
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