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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 02-13-2014, 02:13 PM
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Bought a 2010 35d a year ago. Loving it. One regret is that it comes with run-flat tires which means I have to replace with RFTs. RFTs are (a) more $$, (b) give lesser mileage, and (c) ride not as good as "normals". As I said, no regret, but just a nag. I have had a LR Discovery and a Nissan Pathfinder as earlier SUVs. Discovery is perhaps the best car I've had though it would have been perfect if I had owned a gas station as a side business! Go for the X5!
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:39 PM
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:20 PM
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[QUOTE=KnudsonsM3;8143185]/ ... I can always buy comfort seats later./QUOTE]

Buying comfort seats and doing a retro-fit is not a viable option. I've been trying this for years and can't find a way to have it be plug-and-play. You need to find someone who is an expert at coding, so that the car can "recognize" the new electrical characteristics and functions of the comfort seat after you connect the electrical connector to the wiring harness ...

Ask forum member ARD about diesels. I believe there was a an important update or change after the 2010 model, making the 2011 and 2012 much more desirable ...
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:36 PM
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Smile 2013 X5 3.5d Good So Far

I have a relatively new 2013 X5 diesel (E70), coming up to 1 year in June and have had only one issue thus far -- garage door opener was faulty and a new mirror was installed to fix problem. Otherwise, BMW seems to have finished this generation of X5 by putting most everything into the vehicle including quality. This is the third X5 I've owned, two previous were gas, 3L and 4.4L. The X5 is a GREAT winter vehicle with its weight, handling and performance. It walks thru snow like a snow leopard. The diesel is no different and with its 425 lb-ft of torque it drives like a V8. Only downside is the high price of diesel here in Alberta, Canada @ $1.36/l which currently is about 11 cents higher than premium gasoline. The jump in diesel price started here around November 2013. Otherwise I am very pleased with the diesel and so will your wife I'm sure.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:03 PM
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currently is about 11 cents higher than premium gasoline. The jump in diesel price started here around November 2013. Otherwise I am very pleased with the diesel and so will your wife I'm sure.
I have seen diesel 40 cents higher than premium at same pump during worst times. But 2 months in the summer, diesel is 20 cents lower than REGULAR.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:21 PM
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/ ... I can always buy comfort seats later./QUOTE]

Buying comfort seats and doing a retro-fit is not a viable option. I've been trying this for years and can't find a way to have it be plug-and-play. You need to find someone who is an expert at coding, so that the car can "recognize" the new electrical characteristics and functions of the comfort seat after you connect the electrical connector to the wiring harness ...

Ask forum member ARD about diesels. I believe there was a an important update or change after the 2010 model, making the 2011 and 2012 much more desirable ...
Would like to know more about the update. I'll search his posts.

I guess I'll go without the comfort seats. They are few and far between. I do have a local shop that, provided I give them the codes to enter into the gt1, can usually do what I need them to.


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Old 02-13-2014, 10:42 PM
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I have seen diesel 40 cents higher than premium at same pump during worst times. But 2 months in the summer, diesel is 20 cents lower than REGULAR.
The nice thing about diesel happened one time in 2013 when a fire in southern California refinery caused a temporary lack of gasoline. The diesel did not see a significant spike but relatively constant.

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Old 02-13-2014, 11:31 PM
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My opinion: Doesn't have Adaptive Drive, comfort seats or cold weather pkg, but looks to be in good condition. Price is reasonable considering the options and extended warranty. Good luck!
The ad says "extended maintenance warranty" which may not be a warranty at all but the service option to 100k. Be clear when you ask about it.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:33 PM
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The ad says "extended maintenance warranty" which may not be a warranty at all but the service option to 100k. Be clear when you ask about it.
It's just the oil and brakes iirc. Not full warranty.

I could buy one fully decked out for 8k more but that's not in my budget.


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Old 02-14-2014, 07:09 AM
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The ad says "extended maintenance warranty" which may not be a warranty at all but the service option to 100k. Be clear when you ask about it.
Good catch! Maintenance warranty cost the current owner about $2,000, true value depends on how many oil services, brake pads, rotors etc you change between 50 and 100k miles
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:45 PM
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Will the car I posted have self leveling suspension?


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Old 02-14-2014, 06:23 PM
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I have seen diesel 40 cents higher than premium at same pump during worst times. But 2 months in the summer, diesel is 20 cents lower than REGULAR.
Gasoline demand is highest in the Summer, while Diesel, counting heating oil equivalents, is highest in the winter.

Simple supply and demand.

Back in the 1960's I remember Diesel being much cheaper than gasoline, as the refineries did not have the technology to process the crude to yield a higher proportion of gasoline to the extend they can today. And the low sulfur and other changes to diesel fuel since then has also added to the cost of production.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:26 PM
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Will the car I posted have self leveling suspension?


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Old 02-14-2014, 06:35 PM
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FYI: Remember, too, that the 3rd row seats/self-leveling suspension means run-flat tires and no spare, no tools, no jack.
So, make sure the primary driver is aware of this, and has a paid up BMW/AAA/Personal Insurance roadside assistance plan.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:38 PM
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Don't you love the diesel compared to gasoline?

Now in California, gasoline is going up $0.50 per gallon - here in LA, it's already $4 / gallon for 87 octane.

But Diesel is still holding it's own and has not gone up - here in LA, I just filled up at $4.89/ gallon!
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:42 PM
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FYI: Remember, too, that the 3rd row seats/self-leveling suspension means run-flat tires and no spare, no tools, no jack.
So, make sure the primary driver is aware of this, and has a paid up BMW/AAA/Personal Insurance roadside assistance plan.
Do people here prefer sls over traditional suspension?




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Old 02-14-2014, 08:19 PM
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Do people here prefer sls over traditional suspension?
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:17 PM
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A MUST HAVE, especially if you are going to be doing any towing!
Ya thought so. I'll be towing my e36 m to the traq


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Old 02-15-2014, 05:41 PM
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Test drove a couple 35d's today and all I have to say is wow. The way they pull is amazing. It does exactly what I want it to do. The first few minutes of driving I was laughing haha

I settled at 32.5k for the gray one I posted. Ppi will be done Monday. If it checks out I'll be flying down and driving it back in 2 weeks.


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Old 02-17-2014, 11:12 AM
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:12 PM
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The ad says "extended maintenance warranty" which may not be a warranty at all but the service option to 100k. Be clear when you ask about it.
+1.
It's either "extended maintenance plan" or "extended warranty".
No such thing as "maintenance warranty".
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:25 PM
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I'm looking at one tonight I'll probably be buying. It has the manufacture warranty. Only downsides: no nav, 3rd row (not a huge deal) or roof bars.

In my area half have roof bars half don't and there are no 3rd row diesels within a 1000 mile radius.


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Old 02-18-2014, 01:08 PM
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3rd row is fine if you specifically want them (read, young kids, etc.) Keep in mind that a 3rd row reduces foot space for the rear seats.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:33 PM
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Keep in mind that a 3rd row reduces foot space for the rear seats.
*OPTIONALLY*.
2nd row slides forward to allow foot space for 2nd row, *if needed*.
Same space when slid backward.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:36 PM
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Isn't adaptive drive standard on the 13, X5D sport active. I pulled up the data from the factory build, shows it
as being an option on the car. Did not order on window sticker
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