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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 08-22-2016, 09:10 PM
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Searching for a 35d w/ adaptive drive

I've run countless vin's through bmwvin.com in search of a 35d with adaptive drive (2va). I had one, but totaled it. Decided to try a Porsche Cayenne turbo, but really miss my old x5. Is there any way to search a database of ones with adaptive drive? (It's not a check box at autotrader.com that I could find)
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:24 PM
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Only way is by vin.

You can try key words, like '2VA' or 'Adaptive', but many owners and dealers might not even list it. Even if there was a check box, Im wouldnt trust that to be accurate.
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Old Yesterday, 04:35 AM
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I taught my 10 year old son how to find AD in the pictures on cars.com and autotrader. It took over a year, I had to drive 300 miles and I had to settle for an 2009 when AD was standard with sport package. I will do a CIC idrive retrofit this fall and be happy. TX is a good state to find them in. I searched nationwide when I was traveling for work. Probably less than 5% of the 2010+ have AD. And the airbag recalls are not helping supply.
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Old Yesterday, 05:55 AM
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Another option, would be to find someone locally who is a dealer that will scour dealer auctions for you. He/she should be able to cast a pretty wide net. However, not all auction listings, even at the dealer level, are accurate/complete. You'd want/need to run the VIN's to validate prior to authorizing the dealer to spend your money.

Case in point? My requirements were a 2010 - 2011 X5d with a purchase price of $20k. I settled there, knowing it would be a couple grand in tax and title. He found my 2011 x5d near Boston and got it for me at $18,300. Granted, it had 103k on it before it got driven back to Minnesota, but still. Turns out wholesale prices here are higher than the national average. Even when I factor in the cost of getting it driven back to Minnesota, I still beat the local average for similar.
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Old Yesterday, 06:00 AM
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I was in a similar situation last year. Was trying to find one with AD for months but eventually picked up a very well optioned 35d w/o AD. Your options are going to be very slim if you want AD, prepare to be patient.
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Old Yesterday, 08:47 AM
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I taught my 10 year old son how to find AD in the pictures on cars.com and autotrader. .
Duh

Of course a picture of the 'sport button' by the shifter is as good as the vin. Especially for a first screen, then verify with the vin
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Old Yesterday, 08:54 AM
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Duh

Of course a picture of the 'sport button' by the shifter is as good as the vin. Especially for a first screen, then verify with the vin
Now that you say it...I guess the two do go together. I was thinking you only had it w/ the "Sport" package, for some reason. But after you said this, I realized I have the sport button. Checked my VIN, and I do have it on mine.

Huh.
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Old Yesterday, 10:12 AM
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Now that you say it...I guess the two do go together. I was thinking you only had it w/ the "Sport" package, for some reason. But after you said this, I realized I have the sport button. Checked my VIN, and I do have it on mine.

Huh.
smassey pointed it out.

While the 2009s included AD with the 'sport' package, the ONLY way to have a 'sport button' is to have AD. Period.

(Or I guess swapping out a shifter!)


Edit:: Are you saying you got AD and didnt know it???
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Old Yesterday, 10:18 AM
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smassey pointed it out.

While the 2009s included AD with the 'sport' package, the ONLY way to have a 'sport button' is to have AD. Period.

(Or I guess swapping out a shifter!)


Edit:: Are you saying you got AD and didnt know it???
Not only did I not know it...I've never actually turned it on. Guess what I'm doing when I get in to drive home from the office this afternoon?
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Old Yesterday, 10:22 AM
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you have to be open to search the entire country to find a LCI adaptive drive option. I tried, it was near impossible when I was looking in 2014. Hell, it was near impossible to find a 3rd row LCI these days.
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Old Yesterday, 11:55 AM
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you have to be open to search the entire country to find a LCI adaptive drive option. I tried, it was near impossible when I was looking in 2014. Hell, it was near impossible to find a 3rd row LCI these days.
My 2012 X5 35d has both 3rd row and AD - maybe it'll help when its time to sell . Didn't realize these were such a rare breed!
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Old Yesterday, 01:14 PM
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I believe the AD is always doing its thing.. Putting it in Sport mode just tightens it up. Something like that.
Now someone sell me theirs for a reasonable price (my old one was 120k miles for 17,300 out the door. Hated that old tech, but loved the car more.. Would pay up to $20k to replace it.. In fact, that's what insurance gave me for it when I totaled it ha.
I've checked at last a half dozen sport models and not found one AD btw.. The search continues..
Oh.. Is it still called AD in the new 2014+ models?

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Old Yesterday, 01:41 PM
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I taught my 10 year old son how to find AD in the pictures on cars.com and autotrader. It took over a year, I had to drive 300 miles and I had to settle for an 2009 when AD was standard with sport package. I will do a CIC idrive retrofit this fall and be happy. TX is a good state to find them in. I searched nationwide when I was traveling for work. Probably less than 5% of the 2010+ have AD. And the airbag recalls are not helping supply.
Is your 10 year old looking for work? We pay in tacos around here.
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Old Yesterday, 03:30 PM
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Is your 10 year old looking for work? We pay in tacos around here.
I brought up the tacos and he just rolled his eyes . You should also try http://www.searchtempest.com/ which will catch individuals selling diesels on multiple craigslists.
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Old Yesterday, 07:10 PM
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Not only did I not know it...I've never actually turned it on. Guess what I'm doing when I get in to drive home from the office this afternoon?
AFAIK, if you have adaptive drive, it is always "on". Turning the sport button on will enable a "sporty" mode under adaptive drive (you can feel the steering wheel tighten, and the suspension feels a bit stiffer).
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Old Yesterday, 08:33 PM
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OP, what are your specs? year? Color? Miles? Need a warranty or CPO?

Oh, looking at a white Diesel w AD in SF...

what does everyone think of THIS carfax???

http://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory...&partner=CDM_U

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OP, what are your specs? year? Color? Miles? Need a warranty or CPO?

Oh, looking at a white Diesel w AD in SF...

what does everyone think of THIS carfax???

http://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory...&partner=CDM_U

clerical error ?
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Old Yesterday, 09:30 PM
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why return a lease when a clerical error results in your car having LESS miles than you thought? You fix the clearical error. (And love how carfax is in the business of minimizing issues....)
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Old Yesterday, 09:34 PM
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Thanks! That makes 2 I found out about today. The first doesn't have some other options I'd like and is private party/far (I'd rather just trade in the cayenne and be done).
This one is a little on the high side in $ to me. Got me day dreaming about an F15 actually.
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