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Old 06-28-2010, 06:07 PM
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Individual dealers are a waste of time IMO. This is something for BMWNA to handle if it is truly a widespread problem.
You will likely benefit from BMWNA involvement, but you will get much further with BMWNA if your dealer is on your side.
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I walked both my service advisor & the dealer GM out to the car & they both looked at me like I was crazy, despite the severe damage which was obvious even to someone who doesn't typically care about this stuff. Not an encouraging sign!
Point your dealer to this thread. I can PM the name of dealer who took the car back due to stone chips.
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I do not have any chips.The film however is already ruined. Just installed generic mudflaps in front and they do help! Areas that would have been chipped without 3M, are rear doors, rear wheel arches, and the entire length of running boards.

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Old 06-28-2010, 09:31 PM
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I believe any X5M and X6M without 3M and /or mudflaps will have paint damage. Every single one I have seen is peppered if not completely ruined. I would never buy another one again. I try to keep my vehicle pristine and it is impossible to do so with an X5M/X6M unless they are never driven.
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I do not have any chips.The film however is already ruined. Just installed generic mudflaps in front and they do help! Areas that would have been chipped without 3M, are rear doors, rear wheel arches, and the entire length of running boards.
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For those of us leasing this is going to be a very real concern, because we all know that the inspector who comes to evaluate the vehicle condition is trained to note any "excess" wear - so having thousands of paint chips in these areas would certainly qualify especially since this will likely be their first experience with an X M vehicle. If for no other reason than this BMWNA needs to be notified & work out a way to exempt our vehicles from this part of the contract.
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For those of us leasing this is going to be a very real concern, because we all know that the inspector who comes to evaluate the vehicle condition is trained to note any "excess" wear - so having thousands of paint chips in these areas would certainly qualify especially since this will likely be their first experience with an X M vehicle. If for no other reason than this BMWNA needs to be notified & work out a way to exempt our vehicles from this part of the contract.
Been there at the lease turn in stage with other high end vehicles and you're right.

I feel for you guys already leasing. It's probably not much comfort, if any, but your experinces with this issue will stop others like me from leasing or buying until either (A) BMWNA gets involved and steps up or (B) individual dealers vow to cover such damage as a warranty item or otherwise (it would still suck to have to deal with this on a recurring basis). They will have to step up one way or another if sales drop off in connection with this issue and others.
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I have to say I've driven 2500 miles in my 10 3.0 M Sport X5 o er the last week. San Diego to my home in Montana, then over the last few days through Yellowstone and SW Montana.

Not a single mark so far on the clear bra material on the rocker panels, rear doors or rear fender flares. Just got back tonight from a that 4 day trip and cleaned about one billion dead bugs off the clear bra on the front of the car and the windshield.

I've also averaged 23mpg on the road. The car has been a joy to drive on this trip. I was a little worried that it would lack power, especially in the mountains. But it really has been fine.

In fact my average speed from San Diego was 79mph and still I saw 23mpg average.

Couldn't have done that with the X5M.

But I do miss my X5M sitting in My garage in SD.
I won't however miss the gas bill on my credit card next month the M would have brought.
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Point your dealer to this thread. I can PM the name of dealer who took the car back due to stone chips.
could i please have that name
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