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Old 07-05-2010, 09:35 PM
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OK, I am embarrassed. I am going to be doing a lot of apologizing and eating of crow.
The service person for BMW called me this afternoon. It appears from what he is telling me that the guys who installed my laser interceptor did not reinstall a grommet completely. This allowed water to leak from the sunroof opening into some important computer parts. The reason we didn't think of this first is that BMW blamed the LI install for the rear camera issues. They ended up having to apologize to me because it was an internal wiring harness and not related to the LI install. Seems it all comes around. He very gracious on the phone and stated that we can work it out.
My apologies to BMW and the dealership. I got all worked up for nothing. Not usually my style.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:38 PM
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998M is your car a lease or do you own it?
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:22 AM
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Own. Although starting to think I should have leased it.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:38 AM
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Wow, I'd expect better service as well. Sorry to hear about it.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:46 AM
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I know this doesn't help much but I own a X5 M for four months now, I put 4200 km on it, mostly driving it very hard and a lot at the top speed of 275 kph (speedo shows 290), even during great heat (up to 38C) over here in Germany.
The truck hasn't seen the dealership once since I picked it up. It runs and runs and runs.
I just filled up around 0.75 l oil at 4000 km.
Fuel consumption is 21 l / 100 km on average, so you have a guess how hard this truck is driven all the time.

Bottom line is: so far, the X5 M has been flawless. Sorry to hear about problems.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:11 AM
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... I am at three tries for the rear camera and twice for the general electrical issue. All said about 14 days of me not being able to use it in the last 6 months. If I was OK with the car being this big of a pain, I would have bought a Range Rover. One other thing is starting to really piss me off. The dealer keeps giving me a 2 door 328. Let us forget the fact that it would not out run the X5M even if you threw it off a building. If I could live with a two door (essentially a 2 seater) I would have bought a 997turbo.
I just dont feel like I am being treated the way someone who buys over $100k worth of cars every two years should. Do I deserve the right to be pissed? Or am I acting like a child? Would I be having any of these issues if I had bought the Cayenne?
Thanks for letting me vent. Comments welcome.
Happy 4th.
M
Ha sorry mate you deserve more than that! I wondered why they keep on giving you the same 2-Door 328 .

But guys let me play the Devils Advocate here, dont you think we seem to be having all these little demons in our cars because we are able to bring them problems out to the forum and which makes X5 seem to be the most demon possessed SUV or SAV whatever!? Do we really know what goes on with Cayennes, Range Rovers and any other SUVs?!! Maybe they also come with their own lemons, oranges even the entire orchard laws!
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:28 AM
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I know this doesn't help much but I own a X5 M for four months now, I put 4200 km on it, mostly driving it very hard and a lot at the top speed of 275 kph (speedo shows 290), even during great heat (up to 38C) over here in Germany.
The truck hasn't seen the dealership once since I picked it up. It runs and runs and runs.
I just filled up around 0.75 l oil at 4000 km.
Fuel consumption is 21 l / 100 km on average, so you have a guess how hard this truck is driven all the time.

Bottom line is: so far, the X5 M has been flawless. Sorry to hear about problems.
Thats exctly what am talking about we are so busy talking ill about our own X5s like they were assembled in a Devil's Plant... no wonder some Xs never seem to be 'healthy'! I mean my 4.6iS I cant compare it 2011 X5Ms etc but she rarely goes for perpetual 'check ups' and runs like Hell! (literally!)

Cars are like children the more the see the doctor the more they take the doctor as their uncle!... "Papa when are we going to see Uncle again!?"
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:26 PM
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Too much metric stuff for me so I can't resist converting it to dollars!

21 liters per 100 km = 5.55 gallons per 62 miles

62 divided by 5.55 = 11 miles per gallon (approx)

4200 km = 2600 miles divided by 11 miles per gallon

236 gallons used @ $2.75 in the US = $650 to drive the 2600 miles

I'll assume Benzine is still around $7 per gallon in Germany at todays exchange rate:

$1652 to drive 2600 miles in Germany.

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