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

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:16 AM
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2009 35D loaded or 2010 35d basic?

Hi all - first post here.

If you had a certain budget, let's say $40K, would you rather settle for a 2009 35d fully loaded (comfort seats, tech package with head up display, sport package, back up camera ,running boards every option possible pretty much, plus the roof luggage carrier $75K original msrp) or a basic 2010 35d?
Would you ignore the fact that 2010 has the new idrive system compared to 2009 and still go with a 2009 because of the fully loaded options?
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:49 AM
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Hi all - first post here.

If you had a certain budget, let's say $40K, would you rather settle for a 2009 35d fully loaded (comfort seats, tech package with head up display, sport package, back up camera ,running boards every option possible pretty much, plus the roof luggage carrier $75K original msrp) or a basic 2010 35d?
Would you ignore the fact that 2010 has the new idrive system compared to 2009 and still go with a 2009 because of the fully loaded options?
Wait a couple months until you can afford the '10 fully loaded

The idrive was a big deal for me, I test drove some older models and really don't like the previous version. But the seats were even a bigger deal. HUD and Tech package wouldn't sway me either way, the side camera's wouldn't be useful to me, and I wear polarized sunglasses and every HUD i've had previously does not show up when wearing them... lame.

Seems like the latest recall for the d's will get the emissions/programming in line from both '09-'11 with the new ones, so that shoudn't be too much of a concern I would hope.

Mileage and wear are a bigger factor on a used vehicle and think about reselling as all your possible purchasers will be asking the same question.

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Old 06-27-2012, 09:16 AM
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Why so much hate for the '09s. You'd be basically be buying my 35D if you went for the '09. I have 48k km (about 30k miles) on my '09 for reference.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:49 AM
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Wait until you can find a loaded '10. New iDrive is significantly better than the old one
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:59 AM
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I will go for full loded '09 then basic '10
Last year i have same problem to buy 08 full loded inc. rear entertaitment system ( wich my kids lovet) or 09 no navi , no entertainment , so I purchase '08 loaded and that was good choice . I paid $39.750 witth 25k miles on it , certifite. I think I did good deal. So far I did 12k in 16 monts no problem .
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:23 AM
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Why so much hate for the '09s. You'd be basically be buying my 35D if you went for the '09. I have 48k km (about 30k miles) on my '09 for reference.
No hate from me, I just like the newer iDrive much better (which was the only thing I said I think???).

Powertrain is the same, and options haven't changed. You only get angel eyes in the '12s and newer right?

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:25 AM
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I will go for full loded '09 then basic '10
Last year i have same problem to buy 08 full loded inc. rear entertaitment system ( wich my kids lovet) or 09 no navi , no entertainment , so I purchase '08 loaded and that was good choice . I paid $39.750 witth 25k miles on it , certifite. I think I did good deal. So far I did 12k in 16 monts no problem .
You didn't have to choose between iDrives...

OP should go to a dealer and drive both, trying to use features as they would on a daily basis and see if they can tolerate the older idrive, if so, then its a no brainer.

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:27 AM
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I actually decided to buy the '09 so makes no difference at this point. Just curious to see what other people would do. As much as I love any new technology, in this case the idrive would not be a deal breaker for me to be honest. All I need is a diesel engine, good sound system, Ipod connection, 3rd seating row, rear entertainment, running boards (for aesthetics only) and good seats and this car I chose has them all. A 2010+ with all these options would be over $50K.

I confess, I have never driven an X5 and bought it solely on reviews. I can't wait until I get it shipped from Florida. Hopefully I won't be disappointed in terms of driving. I am sure it would be much better than my Volvo XC90 which turned out to be a big piece of crap. If I really like it, then I will probably drive it until the new body style comes in 2014, that's if it comes in 2014. Until then, I am covered with warranty.

How do you guys like your 35d's?

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Old 06-27-2012, 02:32 PM
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I actually decided to buy the '09 so makes no difference at this point. Just curious to see what other people would do. As much as I love any new technology, in this case the idrive would not be a deal breaker for me to be honest. All I need is a diesel engine, good sound system, Ipod connection, 3rd seating row, rear entertainment, running boards (for aesthetics only) and good seats and this car I chose has them all. A 2010+ with all these options would be over $50K.

I confess, I have never driven an X5 and bought it solely on reviews. I can't wait until I get it shipped from Florida. Hopefully I won't be disappointed in terms of driving. I am sure it would be much better than my Volvo XC90 which turned out to be a big piece of crap. If I really like it, then I will probably drive it until the new body style comes in 2014, that's if it comes in 2014. Until then, I am covered with warranty.

How do you guys like your 35d's?

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Your a brave man, hopefully you at least had the car inspected before you paid for it, I enjoy my 35D but to each their own, some members here complain about the diesel sound
but it is a diesel and that's what diesels sound like, good luck, hopefully everything works out for you.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:29 PM
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Your a brave man, hopefully you at least had the car inspected before you paid for it, I enjoy my 35D but to each their own, some members here complain about the diesel sound
but it is a diesel and that's what diesels sound like, good luck, hopefully everything works out for you.
Thanks man. Noise won't be an issue. In fact, I like the way diesel sounds. I grew up in a country with only diesel cars. I just got rid of a VW Golf MkVI, 43mpgs might I say. Great commute little car.

The dealer I purchased it from is a reputable dealer. Anytime one buys a used car there are risks involved but let's see how it turns out.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:56 PM
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Your going to love your d. The idrive wasn't a deal killer so you made the right choice.

Happy dieseling!!!

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:25 PM
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I would always buy the one with adaptive drive over non-AD. Transformative in a great way for the X5.

Would also pick active steering equipped one among choices all else being equal, but not available for the compression ignition engined E70s.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:47 PM
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. All I need is a diesel engine, good sound system, Ipod connection, 3rd seating row, rear entertainment, running boards (for aesthetics only) and good seats and this car I chose has them all. A 2010+ with all these options would be over $50K.
50k? About five months ago, we bought a 9 month old 2011 35d with sport, 20's, Multi comfort seats, 3rd row with <12k miles for slightly less than $50.

We were shopping 09-11 -- just depended on finding the 'right' x5
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:21 PM
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The dealer I purchased it from is a reputable dealer.
Thats funny.

They are all used car dealers, "reputation" means NOTHING if you buy a lemon.

Just saying, it's shocking that people still think 'reputation' affords some protection.

GL Diesel is a great choice.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:06 AM
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Wait, OP bought it sight unseen?

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Old 06-28-2012, 11:17 AM
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Wait, OP bought it sight unseen?

in for future lolz
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I did and actually never driven an X5 so I don't even know how an X5 drives. Am I going to be in for a treat or what? Keep my pessimism up here please.
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I've purchased cars on eBay and they've turned out great. What can I say, I am a risk taker. Have not received this car yet though. I am still waiting for the dealer to send the title to my bank. Hopefully in a day or two. Then about a week delivery from Florida. I can't wait.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:01 PM
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Actually, I still have time to back out on this deal. The deal I made was $39,500+tax so the original msrp for the car was $75,000 and they were asking $44,500 for it. The car is 2009 with every possible option plus the luggage carrier and has 41,000 miles. Good deal or bad deal? I have until tomorrow to decide.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:18 PM
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^^ Every possible option? Nappa leather, nappa dash? M sport package, 3rd row seats, Rear entertainment system, adaptive drive, I didn't see you mention those.
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^^ Every possible option? Nappa leather, nappa dash? M sport package, 3rd row seats, Rear entertainment system, adaptive drive, I didn't see you mention those.
Good points. Napa perforated leather - yes , dash - no , not sure about M sport package - it does have the sport button below shift knob if that's included with adaptive drive, yes 3rd seating row and yes rear seat entertainment, cooled and heated seats, heated steering wheel.

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^^ Sounds like it is very loaded! My MSRP was 75k, so if you have nappa and ventilated seats, your MSRP should have been higher since I don't have those options
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I have to decide by tomorrow. What happens is, the loan is approved but the bank would not issue the loan without a copy of the title. Currently the dealer who is selling this car for someone else has the car but there is a lien on the car so another bank has the title. The car's bank would not give a copy of the title without first paying the rest of the loan - quite normal. By tomorrow I will have to decide what to do. If it's a good deal, which in opinion it is but there are more experienced guys here in this forum and your opinions make a difference, then I can work out something out with the dealer, send a down payment or something. By the way, dealer is legit and Chase Auto was in touch with them throughout the whole time, otherwise they would not issue a loan - sells classic cars on ebay, has a website, spoken to them many times and stuff like that.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:12 PM
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Was the car ever in an accident? Not carfax, but actual inspection of the car? Any history of issues (battery discharge, throttle lag, emissions CELSs) with BMW?

Is this a florida used car lot? Or a real BMW dealer?
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No accidents. BMW serviced but the current seller is not BMW. Not aware of any issues.
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No accidents..
And you know this how?
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Not aware of any issues.
This is my favorite phrase utilized by many used car dealers. Quite a promise.
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