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

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2012, 06:37 PM
BM0rri5's Avatar
BM0rri5 BM0rri5 is offline
Location: Tulsa, OK
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 120
Mein Auto: 2009 BWM 750Li
Goodbye X5

Well, I've said goodbye to the BMW family for awhile... Last Monday I went and got a 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Premium, drove off the lot with 101 miles on it. Not exactly the hottest car, I agree... But what nobody can disagree about is the 40MPG HWY, & 800mi per fill up. And for somebody who commutes 80mi a day, I needed something more gas friendly than the 15MPG BMW.
I averaged $125/wk in gas (BMW), & so far in the Passat I've put $65- which lasted me all work week & weekend.

The Passat I chose definitely is more loaded than I thought VW even made their cars; I have Navigation (with live traffic updates & rain radar), Bluetooth phone, XM radio, Push-To-Start, AutoStart, Back-Up Camera, Fender audio system, and much more. I've had the car a week and I can honestly say; I love it. With the Passat, I have 36,000mi warranty, Roadside Assistance, etc; The typical when you purchase a new car.

For the folks wondering, I got $6500 trade-in on my 2001 BMW X5 4.4i with 113k miles; Which all we wanted was payoff for the BMW.

In all honesty, the only reason I purchased a VW was because of the gas mileage.. And so far, I have no regrets in the decision I've made to leave BMW ( atleast for a little while ). I certainly wouldn't say I'm done with BMW as I still want to own a 6 Series someday. In the meantime, heres a couple pictures of my 2013 Passat:

Brodie Morris | Tulsa, OK

2009 BMW 750Li - Mineral White Exterior - Oyster Leather
2010 Range Rover SC - Zermatt Silver Exterior - Jet Black Interior

2003 BMW X5
2002 BMW 745i
2008 Range Rover HSE
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

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 06:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms