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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 08-10-2014, 10:30 PM
FredoinSF FredoinSF is offline
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Loving the X5

I just visited the forum for the car that I had prior to the X5. That car was a nightmare. Special ordered, lots of excitement and high hopes due to it having AWD combined with manual trans. The result was nothing but trouble and a car that was undrivable around San Francisco as a result of a weak clutch. I used to have to plan my routes around The City or take a different car. Needless to say, it was a huge disappointment.

It was traded in for the X5d 17 months after delivery. I have now had the X5 for 15 months and driven it about 20k miles and so far zero issues. Visiting the other forum made me realize that at this stage of the game with the previous car I had been to the dealer service dept with clutch complaints many times and was test driving potential replacements at every opportunity. The X5 is my 12th BMW in 17 years so I know they have their shares of problems and are far from perfection, but so far it's been a great experience. Not the sexiest or top of dream car list, but appreciating it more now for the beast of burden that it is than on day one.

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:10 AM
Diesel Don Diesel Don is offline
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I hope you have fun with it! I know I am with mine!
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:04 AM
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Yes, I agree. A sports car would be more fun. This has a great mix utility and fun. Although, I still would have preferred wagon. I am still glad I got x5.


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Old 06-02-2015, 10:33 PM
FredoinSF FredoinSF is offline
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Most threads are about problems so I though I would dig up and update this X5 love thread. I have had the X5 for just over two years now, it has 40k miles, and this thing has won me over.
I just had the rear bumper repaired and refinished after many SF parking battle scars and a recent oops on my part. The shop gave it a courtesy detail inside and out so the car temporarily looks like new again.

I would never have thought I would have appreciated such a tall, bulky, and heavy vehicle but as I was driving from Reno to Oakland tonight I was telling myself I could not do without this car.

Zero issues to date, totally satisfied with it.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:15 PM
usxiaokang usxiaokang is offline
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Glad to hear your are enjoying your x5d. After driving a gasoline powered sedan for 3 years, I'm currently still adapting to the way my new x5d operates, besides being blown away by the torque and acceleration. guess once I'm used to the sound and vibration of the Diesel engine then I can truly start fully enjoying the car
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:51 AM
Doug Huffman Doug Huffman is online now
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The sound at idle is awesome!
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:32 AM
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Glad you're enjoying the X5....here as well. My only issue so far were the pair of struts on the back of the trunk that broke due to a valet breaking it when he hit the trunk when he was loading my luggage...other than that I love it
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:23 PM
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One of the reasons why I couldn't do without this thing any more: Today was our second trip to a new weekend place and the X5 hauled a TV, vacuum, bed parts, cleaning supplies, kitchen stuff, tools, clothes, dog food, two 30lb dogs and two humans. All that was missing was Granny in her rocker on the roof!
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:59 AM
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I love the X5 but other people do not. I just found a large shopping cart scratch on my front bumper that went through to the bare metal :-( I hope those Dbags enjoy a trip to the core of the earth.
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:56 AM
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Smile Still lov'in it. . .

My wife and I are really enjoying our 2011 X5d. Just out of the warranty period without any major malfunctions, and have purchased the BMW gold vehicle protection plan (7 yrs / 100k miles) just in case (JIC). Hoping the trouble free driving continues and looking forward to many miles off the beaten paths to and through the east coast's mountains and seashores.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:36 PM
Longhorn90 Longhorn90 is offline
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I like a positive thread for a change.

I've had my 2011 X5 50i for just under 3 months, and until now I haven't had a chance for anything but around town usage. But had the chance this weekend to take a 2 1/2 hour drive each way to take visiting relatives to see the Biltmore in the NC mountains. Absolutely loved how it drove and handled, and so did they. And the 50i's 4.4l V8 is incredible. I literally have to try not to speed (too much), and whether level or uphill on some pretty steep grades there was always immediate power available to gas it and pass someone.

And for a relatively compact SUV (SAV), to have a third row is great! Was able to pop it up and put a kid back there and make more room for all in the second row.

Really impressed so far!
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:00 AM
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Two weeks ago we drove to Knoxville, TN for g-son HS graduation, 1600 miles round trip. The visit included US-129 Dragon's Tail. A delight to drive. Thank goodness for cruise control, as 100+ mph is just too convenient.

27 - 28 mpg on our first long drive. I'm waiting for my OBD dongle to begin looking under the hood for better mileage. Oil change is ~1400 miles away and I'll have the indy shop set the alignment to ARD's specifications, as much for RFT longevity as fuel mileage.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:00 AM
Doug Huffman Doug Huffman is online now
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Two weeks ago we drove to Knoxville, TN for g-son HS graduation, 1600 miles round trip. The visit included US-129 Dragon's Tail. A delight to drive. Thank goodness for cruise control, as 100+ mph is just too convenient.

27 - 28 mpg on our first long drive. I'm waiting for my OBD dongle to begin looking under the hood for better mileage. Oil change is ~1400 miles away and I'll have the indy shop set the alignment to ARD's specifications, as much for RFT longevity as fuel mileage.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:56 PM
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Looking at the 2011 X5 50i. Any issues with engine trouble on those?

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Old 07-01-2015, 05:05 PM
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Looking at the 2011 X5 50i. Any issues with engine trouble on those?

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Not sure this question in allowed in a 'happy thread' ***128540;
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