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Old 08-28-2012, 04:26 PM
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Understood ^^

BMW eases our pain as owners by providing 'free' maintenance (aka, time for them to perform non-stop updates/repairs).

Not sure if there is more reliability to be found at Mercedes or Porsche (or if you do, you'll pay through the nose re increased buy-price, reduced residuals and/or higher money factors).

Re swapping runflats - not an option for me as this is my family hauler (daily).

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:31 PM
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Understood ^^

BMW eases our pain as owners by providing 'free' maintenance (aka, time for them to perform non-stop updates/repairs).

Not sure if there is more reliability to be found at Mercedes or Porsche (or if you do, you'll pay through the nose re increased buy-price, reduced residuals and/or higher money factors).

Re swapping runflats - not an option for me as this is my family hauler (daily).

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what did you do until few years ago before runflats became the norm? You know the car comes with a spare if you want. My car rides smooth as caddy with regular tires
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:43 PM
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what did you do until few years ago before runflats became the norm? You know the car comes with a spare if you want. My car rides smooth as caddy with regular tires
The last SUV I owned that didn't have runflats (8 years ago) was a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

It had a spare.
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Have to agree with HIRISC on this one.
Although I never drove one without run flats, the ride was the biggest weakness of the vehicle.
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I changed out the OEM Brisdgestones to Michelin Diamaris at 20K miles on my 2010 X5M. Ride was much improved but I felt handling in the bends was diminished slightly, not to mention it was a hassle when trading it in that the run flats had been removed. Dealer couldn't certify even though I had the spare.

Not sure i'd do it again just from a resale point.
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I changed out the OEM Brisdgestones to Michelin Diamaris at 20K miles on my 2010 X5M. Ride was much improved but I felt handling in the bends was diminished slightly, not to mention it was a hassle when trading it in that the run flats had been removed. Dealer couldn't certify even though I had the spare.

Not sure i'd do it again just from a resale point.
Diamaris are also not very good. Very noisy tires. I went from Diamaris to Bridgestone Dueler non-RFT and it was a relief.
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I am currently running Continental DWS, when time comes to sell I put back the Bridgestones, a brand new set will cost a bit over 1K
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Rides like a dump truck? Never heard of the X5M ride's being described as such.

Interesting...

I've test-driven both the 2012 and 2013 X5M, and I guess, I've never test-driven a dump truck before, so I can't honestly make a comment regarding the ride quality, but it felt pretty darn good.

Guess, I am about to put an order on the dump-truck riding SUV.

What other 7 cars do you own, by the way?
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Rides like a dump truck? Never heard of the X5M ride's being described as such.

Interesting...

I've test-driven both the 2012 and 2013 X5M, and I guess, I've never test-driven a dump truck before, so I can't honestly make a comment regarding the ride quality, but it felt pretty darn good.

Guess, I am about to put an order on the dump-truck riding SUV.

What other 7 cars do you own, by the way?
You're entitled to your opinion.

One of us has owned an X5///M.. I gather you have not. Report back in 38K miles and let us know what you think.

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Thank you for a pleasant reply.

Good riddance!
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