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Old 03-28-2012, 06:56 PM
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She has me shopping for an X5d.
The dealer let me take one home last night so she could drive it. She loved it. I have to say, it was pretty great to drive around, particularly on the highway.
I guess I'll be posting in the E70 forums too now.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:41 PM
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Go to xoutpost.com too. I was there for the three years I had the X5. Very friendly bunch of people. I may go back to the X5 after the redesign and my lease ends.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:48 PM
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She has me shopping for an X5d.
The dealer let me take one home last night so she could drive it. She loved it. I have to say, it was pretty great to drive around, particularly on the highway.
I guess I'll be posting in the E70 forums too now.
I have a 2009 X5d.
It's a great car/truck.

Since getting my 535, my wife has been enjoying the X5.

Best of all you're really going to love the fuel consumption...I usually fill up every 2 weeks
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:49 PM
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We hated our 2010 X5 with runflats especially on highways. Gets too choppy and rough at times even with 18 inch wheels. We traded it for an amazing 2012 Mercedes ML350 and thats what a good SUV feels around town and highways. X5 IMO was unrefined. The runflats ruin everything after owning the car more than 1 year.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:00 AM
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She has me shopping for an X5d.
The dealer let me take one home last night so she could drive it. She loved it. I have to say, it was pretty great to drive around, particularly on the highway.
I guess I'll be posting in the E70 forums too now.
I have the same bug...my wife and I just purchased a 2012 535i and we love it...now I want to get the X5 (///M version though) too! Lol
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:04 AM
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The Mrs. will always get what she wants ...
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:12 AM
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I'm driving one right now as a loaner, actually. Pretty loaded. It's extremely comfortable and reminds me a lot of my old V10 TDI Touareg. My favorite feature is the huge panoramic moonroof. Tons of natural light in the car. The premium sound (with similar settings to my 550) doesn't sound as good, but that's a minor issue. I think my only real complaint is the E9X buttons in the center stack. They're not as convenient for me as they are in the F10.

Another great feature I like is in the iDrive settings menu. Under Climate, a digital version of the red/blue temperature knob is available and it also shows you the current air distribution. There's even a Tailgate option that lets you adjust the tailgate opening height so you don't hit an obstacle overhead. Typical BMW and very clever.

Driving in this has me thinking about it for my next car. The engine is a little noisier, but still has plenty of power and pick up. It's been great in DC traffic.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:55 AM
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I'm driving one right now as a loaner, actually. Pretty loaded. It's extremely comfortable and reminds me a lot of my old V10 TDI Touareg. My favorite feature is the huge panoramic moonroof. Tons of natural light in the car. The premium sound (with similar settings to my 550) doesn't sound as good, but that's a minor issue. I think my only real complaint is the E9X buttons in the center stack. They're not as convenient for me as they are in the F10.

Another great feature I like is in the iDrive settings menu. Under Climate, a digital version of the red/blue temperature knob is available and it also shows you the current air distribution. There's even a Tailgate option that lets you adjust the tailgate opening height so you don't hit an obstacle overhead. Typical BMW and very clever.

Driving in this has me thinking about it for my next car. The engine is a little noisier, but still has plenty of power and pick up. It's been great in DC traffic.
The pamoramic sunroof is what closed the deal for my wife. My dealer is trying to find one equipped the way we want right now. If he can't find it, we'll order it from teh factory. You'll be pleased to know that we are going with Alpine white. This way I have both in my driveway, Alpine white and Titanium silver!!!
I agree about the center stack compared to the F10, but it is still much better than the E60 in my opinion.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:58 AM
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The pamoramic sunroof is what closed the deal for my wife. My dealer is trying to find one equipped the way we want right now. If he can't find it, we'll order it from teh factory. You'll be pleased to know that we are going with Alpine white. This way I have both in my driveway, Alpine white and Titanium silver!!!
I agree about the center stack compared to the F10, but it is still much better than the E60 in my opinion.
Cool, I hope you two find one already here...I ordered from the factory and the wait was painful! But worth it...
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Cool, I hope you two find one already here...I ordered from the factory and the wait was painful! But worth it...
I assume you're talking about your 535. Same here for my 550, I ordered beginning of January and got it 2 weeks ago. Do you think you'll get the X5M? My wife just loves the idea of a diesel. I'd be okay with the gas version, but her heart is set on the 35d.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:03 AM
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The pamoramic sunroof is what closed the deal for my wife. My dealer is trying to find one equipped the way we want right now. If he can't find it, we'll order it from teh factory. You'll be pleased to know that we are going with Alpine white. This way I have both in my driveway, Alpine white and Titanium silver!!!
I agree about the center stack compared to the F10, but it is still much better than the E60 in my opinion.
Awesome! Good luck. Can't wait to see it.

I sort of don't want to give this back. Maybe I'll do the inverse, and end up with a TiAg X5d and AW 550.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:07 AM
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Awesome! Good luck. Can't wait to see it.

I sort of don't want to give this back. Maybe I'll do the inverse, and end up with a TiAg X5d and AW 550.
We'd have to meet up and take pics. That would be awesome.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:09 AM
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I assume you're talking about your 535. Same here for my 550, I ordered beginning of January and got it 2 weeks ago. Do you think you'll get the X5M? My wife just loves the idea of a diesel. I'd be okay with the gas version, but her heart is set on the 35d.
Sorry, yes, in reference to my 535...

No, it's more of a want than a need for now, but I definitely plan on it in the future. I was really tempted before we bought the 535, but I know my wife really liked the idea of a
sedan with descent MPG. It would be a great competition for my supercharged SS though!
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We'd have to meet up and take pics. That would be awesome.
My CA said he'd hook me up with one this since it's a loaner. It is TiAg actually, and in great shape. They reserve the nicer loaners for the more spendy customers. LOL.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:13 AM
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My CA said he'd hook me up with one this since it's a loaner. It is TiAg actually, and in great shape. They reserve the nicer loaners for the more spendy customers. LOL.
I'm guessing that's why he was more than happy to lend me one to take home for the day. He know what he was doing.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:15 AM
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I'm guessing that's why he was more than happy to lend me one to take home for the day. He know what he was doing.
Yep. They are always trying to entice me. Last loaner was a loaded F30 335i Sport Line. Before that X6 M. Before that 750i. Etc., etc.
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Sorry, yes, in reference to my 535...

No, it's more of a want than a need for now, but I definitely plan on it in the future. I was really tempted before we bought the 535, but I know my wife really liked the idea of a
sedan with descent MPG. It would be a great competition for my supercharged SS though!
Understood. I had the same brief moment of weakness where Ithought the X5M would make sense for me as a DD. LIke you. my wife was teh voice of reason. Funny how that works out isn't it?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:20 AM
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Yep. They are always trying to entice me. Last loaner was a loaded F30 335i Sport Line. Before that X6 M. Before that 750i. Etc., etc.
You have a great dealer. Our loaners for service are typically 328's.
Man, I need to move.
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Understood. I had the same brief moment of weakness where Ithought the X5M would make sense for me as a DD. LIke you. my wife was teh voice of reason. Funny how that works out isn't it?
Hahaha, if mama's happy...everyone is happy!
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