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Old 12-27-2012, 08:48 PM
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This is one of the finest two BMW stables I have seen. Congrats. I didn't know that the all led headlamps were available on the x5, but they really transform the front end of the car and make it much more aggressive. I would def get the oil changed after break in.
Thanks! Now you have introduced a moral quandry for me. I leased the X5M, so do I spend $150 to theoretically help out the next owner or just rely on BMW knows best? I had my 550xi's oil tested around 11kmi and it wasn't too bad, but 17kmi would have been pushing it according to Blackstone.


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You can take plenty of pictures in 7 years.
Yes I could, but I would rather put a collective 105kmi on 3 different $100k cars and spend about about $175k less. I guess I'm just not a Ferrari type of guy.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:20 PM
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Thanks! Now you have introduced a moral quandry for me. I leased the X5M, so do I spend $150 to theoretically help out the next owner or just rely on BMW knows best? I had my 550xi's oil tested around 11kmi and it wasn't too bad, but 17kmi would have been pushing it according to Blackstone.
I forgot you are leasing, so you will certainly not suffer any consequence if you don't change the oil. I think for the marginal price of the oil change it is still worth it. For some reason it would just bother me with such a nice new car.

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:30 AM
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The X5M owners are shopping houswives, I seldomly see them post on any car forum......
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:50 AM
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What are they leasing for nowadays?

There might be some cheaper alternatives:

You get a Ferrari FF to drive a total 24,500 miles over a 7 year period and it will only cost you $284,000. Of course after 7 years, you have nothing to show for your $284k.

Lol I've seen that I saw the lamborghini aven. Lease and you'd save something like 10k leasing rofl I don't know why anyone would lease these cars.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:14 AM
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:24 AM
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I just wanted to share some thoughts:

1) I traded in my 550 with the exhaust, so the guys who inquired about buying it, thanks, but they wanted the complete Dinan kit for the trade-in. (My trade-in is where they are hoping to make most of the profit on the deal)
Thanks for the detailed comparison. Like the point#4 about the low rpm acceleration in the 550.

Could you tell us what you got in resale for your 550 ? - Never mind - saw it you later post that it was approx 50k.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:37 AM
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Here's a somewhat overdue update:

The 650xi ED is all set-up for Feb 7th. Since I was able to buy this car for about $4k under ED invoice (after rebates) I decided, I should do this trip on the cheap too. UA is flying me first business direct for 100k frequent fliers miles, Hilton will give me a place to sleep for 180k points. The most expensive item will be the traditional drive by Rolf from the airport. He doesn't offer a frequent rider discount.


This is my fourth ED, so I don't have much planned as of yet. I'll do a couple of factory tours (Munich & Dingolfing), hang out in downtown Munich for the three days of fasching festivities, and naturally break my car in on the Autobahn.


The X5M? It is doing well and Mrs D finds it to be an acceptable mode of transportation. Both bikes fit behind the back seats. I had to swap out the RFTs and find some lighter wheels (trimmed 60lbs), but the ride and road feel is greatly improved. I also didn't like the chrome surround on the kidney grills, so I had some carbon black surrounds made.

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:03 AM
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Huhuh, it is a brute,
With or without a gleaming nose,
It will never be a beaut,
But coming april you' ll drive one of those.

Seriously, it is a shopping cart, bike transporter.
No need to go altering the trim.
I think it swallows more petrol than our old RR does when traling the boat, do you stamp on it?
Or is it the Mrs?

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:25 AM
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Huhuh, it is a brute,
With or without a gleaming nose,
It will never be a beaut,
But coming april you' ll drive one of those.

Seriously, it is a shopping cart, bike transporter.
No need to go altering the trim.
I think it swallows more petrol than our old RR does when traling the boat, do you stamp on it?
Or is it the Mrs?
It does have an "M" button and it makes a difference. It has the jerk you into the back of the seat feeling that the 335d has when you nail it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:33 AM
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It does have an "M" button and it makes a difference. It has the jerk you into the back of the seat feeling that the 335d has you nail it.
Yeah I would love to have your M for trailing purposes.
Sadly owning taxes and fuel prices are a bit too steep for owning one for only a couple of trips through western Europe per year.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:48 PM
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Well today was supoposed to be a sad day: the day I sell the 335d. I visited Carmax first to get a baseline price. To my surprise it was a bit more than I expected, given that Mrs D dropped the bike rack on the hood this past Fall and left to prominent dents. The repair estimate was $1k, but I thought it better to leave them there rather than have the inspector determine it was repainted a ding me big time for being in an accident. I digress, so I went to a BMW dealer and they had a freeze on buying cars and they suggest I go to Carmax. Finally, I called my CA and told him I was looking to sell my 335d. He said come on in and that I should pick up my 650 while I was there. WHAT? It's been 31 days since I dropped it off in Munich. Well, it had arrived yesterday and they put it in the shop to fix a HUD issue that I noticed while in Germany (the exit images were flickering). Anyway, my baby is home. The badges and the 351M/GY RFTs are coming off and as luck would have it, my Cocomats from the 550 fit in the 650.

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My 550 was a 2011, so didn't have the full-color HUD, which by the way, I really like.

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Now the downside: I sold the 335d to my dealer, so my New Holland tractor is my only deisel, which should make happy. (Inside joke for us 335d owners. )
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Damn, congrats! It's finally here! Did the dealer give you about as much as CarMax was going to?
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That hud is amazing compared to the older ones

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:02 PM
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Damn, congrats! It's finally here! Did the dealer give you about as much as CarMax was going to?
Thanks. The dealer beat Carmax by $500, so I was happy, especially since both offers were higher than Kelly Blue Book. I paid about $45k in 2010 and got $27.5k in 2013 42.5kmi on teh odometer. I think it would have worked out to be about the same if I had leased it.

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That hud is amazing compared to the older ones

Get some interior shots for us
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:24 PM
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Ok I shall have it here at my house at 10:30 after my lunch so I may give our members MY review of your car
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Sweet, what will you do to this car?
After I put on the BBS RGRs and the Michelin PSS, I'll make a quick determination if I need to get the Dinan Shockware or not. After that, I'm in the same boat as the 535 guys and I'll need to wait for the Dinan tune to be released.

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Beautiful!
Thanks.

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Ok I shall have it here at my house at 10:30 after my lunch so I may give our members MY review of your car
Don't laugh too hard, I probably let half a dozen guys drive my 550, so maybe you will be the first to drive the 650. Maybe we can get a MD/DC meet-up when the weather is nicer.
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Don't laugh too hard, I probably let half a dozen guys drive my 550, so maybe you will be the first to drive the 650. Maybe we can get a MD/DC meet-up when the weather is nicer.
Sounds good to me lol. That way I can pick up mrs. terp rocking the 650i

We'll swap you can run my stage 3 suspension dinan 335i next week can't come soon enough for the install!
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Congrats on the re-delivery dunderhi! The six is a very,very beautiful car.
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What a beautiful car (both inside and outside). AW/Cinnamon really go great together. The interior does not look too different from a F10 though. Maybe the differences are in the details?
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Sounds good to me lol. That way I can pick up mrs. terp rocking the 650i

We'll swap you can run my stage 3 suspension dinan 335i next week can't come soon enough for the install!
Just as long as Terp junior isn't conceived in ...

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Congrats on the re-delivery dunderhi! The six is a very,very beautiful car.
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What a beautiful car (both inside and outside). AW/Cinnamon really go great together. The interior does not look too different from a F10 though. Maybe the differences are in the details?
Thanks, the 5er and 6er are very similar, so all of the buttons/switches are in the right place. The details are the surface materials, but I think a 5er with the full-up Individual treatment should be similar. That said, the alcantara roof liner feels like a guilty indulgence. Now what is missing, is the "gun" drawer - you know the one to the left of the steering wheel.
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I have to admit I would look sexy in a honda odyssey

I need something better to do with my free time I just ran to my car and stuck my head under looking for mechatronic sleeve leaks because I'm reading threads on it.


You should also pick up Laser Interceptors they're on sale this week (might be longer I have no idea when it ends).. Cheapest I've ever seen them. I'm getting mine installed by a company in McLean.

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which model interceptor is on sale, and where?
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All of them through LI's own website.

http://www.laser-interceptorusa.com/901.html
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