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 E53 (1999 - 2006)

X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
The X5 SAV Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:18 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Thumbs up My business partner took delivery of his X5 3.0 today

My business partner invited me to the delivery of his X5 3.0 today. I have to say while I'm not a huge SUV fan, I will be the first to admit, it is an awfully nice SUV. Delivery was at Wide World of Cars. His client advisor, Joe Segretti, did a great job at delivery, and their detail guy did a nice job on the steel grey exterior. Of course, Wide World also sells Ferraris, so I would expect their detail guy to be competent.

The X5 3.0 is no autocross champion, and it won't win many stoplight races, but for what it is, it is an incredibly competent vehicle, and very luxurious, more so than my 330Ci. I am very impressed. His was equipped with SP, PP, CWP, xenons and maybe one or two other items I can't recall.

Anyway, thought I'd share a few pics...
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:19 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Opening the door for the first time
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc_1479.jpg
Views:	384
Size:	366.0 KB
ID:	11763  
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:19 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Freshly detailed, 5 miles on the odometer
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc_1482.jpg
Views:	365
Size:	365.6 KB
ID:	11764  
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:20 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Emptying out and staying goodbye and good riddance to his Audi A4 2.8
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc_1484.jpg
Views:	350
Size:	375.1 KB
ID:	11765  
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:21 PM
Akakubi Akakubi is offline
Monsoon 330Ci
Location: London, UK
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 957
Mein Auto: BMW 520iA... for now
Congrats to your partner! Nice color choice.

How come the car came with the license plates already?
__________________
520iA, Jet Black, Step, "basic tank"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:22 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Getting to know the X5
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc_1489.jpg
Views:	388
Size:	345.1 KB
ID:	11766  
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:23 PM
vexed's Avatar
vexed vexed is offline
Senior Slacker
Location: Hawaii
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,601
Mein Auto: 9A1
Nice choice of words Business Partner IIRC I got burned when I referred to one of my law partners as my partner.
__________________
vexed

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:23 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Would you buy a car from the guy on the right? Would you trust your company to the guy on the left?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc_1502.jpg
Views:	365
Size:	389.8 KB
ID:	11767  
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:24 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Last one: The "grin"
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	dsc_1503.jpg
Views:	341
Size:	249.7 KB
ID:	11768  
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:25 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Quote:
Originally posted by Akakubi
How come the car came with the license plates already?
He transferred the plates off the Audi, but I think in NY you get plates right away even if you don't transfer.
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:25 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Quote:
Originally posted by vexed
Nice choice of words Business Partner IIRC I got burned when I referred to one of my law partners as my partner.
I know... I made that distinction because of your past "mistake"
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:29 PM
vexed's Avatar
vexed vexed is offline
Senior Slacker
Location: Hawaii
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,601
Mein Auto: 9A1
Quote:
Originally posted by alee
I know... I made that distinction because of your past "mistake"
I also hope you learned to correctly spell Mormon
__________________
vexed

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:30 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Quote:
Originally posted by vexed
I also hope you learned to correctly spell Mormon
Yeah M-O-R-O-N... right?
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:33 PM
mquetel's Avatar
mquetel mquetel is offline
iPod and XM enabled
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,427
Mein Auto: 330Ci
So are you going to throw him some detailing tips so he can keep it looking so good?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:35 PM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Quote:
Originally posted by mquetel
So are you going to throw him some detailing tips so he can keep it looking so good?
He's on his own. That's way too much car for me to want to help him with.

Nah, I'll help him out... I'm doing the install of his Alpine MP3 changer for him next week.
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-05-2003, 07:42 PM
vexed's Avatar
vexed vexed is offline
Senior Slacker
Location: Hawaii
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,601
Mein Auto: 9A1
Quote:
Originally posted by alee
Yeah M-O-R-O-N... right?
Well, that's what I thought but I was proven to be wrong. Luckily my current father-in-law is not religious.
__________________
vexed

Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-05-2003, 11:04 PM
Katt's Avatar
Katt Katt is offline
Madame X
Location: SoCal
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 53
Send a message via AIM to Katt Send a message via Yahoo to Katt
Mein Auto: A Black Katt X
Nice.... what's in the goodie bag? pic #4.



Katt
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-05-2003, 11:44 PM
Emission's Avatar
Emission Emission is offline
Automotive Monomaniac
Location: North of Los Angeles, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,673
Mein Auto: Schnelle Autos
Our X5 is only a few months old, but my wife already wishes (out loud) that she had THAT color.

Sweet looking X5!
__________________
I am fortunate to have unique press cars delivered weekly, but I own:

'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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Read my work as West Coast Editor for Autoblog!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-06-2003, 02:37 AM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Quote:
Originally posted by Katt
Nice.... what's in the goodie bag? pic #4
LOL, nothing good. He got free keychains, and a bag to carry all his paperwork in.
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-06-2003, 02:41 AM
Dr. Phil's Avatar
Dr. Phil Dr. Phil is offline
The Original Dr. Phil
Location: PA
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,972
Send a message via AIM to Dr. Phil
Mein Auto: 2012 135 coupe
Quote:
Originally posted by alee
Would you buy a car from the guy on the right? Would you trust your company to the guy on the left?
No
__________________
2012 135 Coupe Alpine/Black; M Sport, Premium 2, 7 sp/dual clutch, HK, Sirius, Apps, Nav, Heated Seats
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-06-2003, 03:58 AM
Alex Baumann Alex Baumann is offline
Ex-Dictator
Location: *
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 26,162
Mein Auto: Saab
wearing no seat belt ?

I hope you want him to stay as your business partner for a while
__________________
"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-06-2003, 05:44 AM
alee's Avatar
alee alee is offline
Super Moderator
Location: New York, NY
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,986
Mein Auto: '13 E92 M3, '01 E46 330Ci
Quote:
Originally posted by Alex Baumann
wearing no seat belt ?
No he had it on.
Quote:
I hope you want him to stay as your business partner for a while
He got a 75% cut on our last contract. Maybe I'm a little bitter.
__________________
2001 E46 330Ci - 42K miles, 2013 E92 M3 - Back from PCD
Thinking about doing European Delivery? Read about my ED experience. Best trip, ever.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-06-2003, 04:16 PM
bten's Avatar
bten bten is offline
Luv'in Texas
Location: Missouri City, TX
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 948
Mein Auto: '08 Z4 3.0si
Love that color!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
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 01:08 PM.


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