Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Arnott
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 01-06-2018, 07:09 PM
motordavid's Avatar
RetiredBum & Semi-RenaissanceMan
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mtns of Western NC, & SW FLA
Posts: 16,755
motordavid will become famous soon enoughmotordavid will become famous soon enough
Other than closing the driver door of our X5 on my thumb a couple years ago, (WholyFookinMoly!), I haven't caught the door or back lift gate, yet...

Otoh, my CEO's new X1 has its doors' top points extending back rakishly, even more than the X5, and one has to dodge those during the pretzel maneuver to enter or exit.

Add in the 'foot kick' thing for the rear lift gate that seldom works, or that lift gate that closes like a guillotine when not expecting it, and I try to stick with my 'ol X5.

Hope the OP's head heals...
GL, mD
__________________
Ol'UncleMotor
From the Home Base of Pro Bono Punditry
and 50 Cent Opins...

Our Mtn Scenes, Car Pics, and Road Trip Pics on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4527537...7627297418250/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4527537...7627332480833/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

My X Page




Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #12  
Old 01-06-2018, 07:42 PM
Crowz's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,390
Crowz is on a distinguished road
What I keep worrying about doing is having the power closing feature of the hatch do a number on my fingers one day. Looks like it would be quite painful if it happens.

Ive got real close a few times.
__________________
Just BMW's - All cars and trucks was two pages long
1994 318is
1997 528i
2000 323i
2001 X5 3.0 auto
2005 X5 3.0 auto
2013 X5 xdrive35 Turbo
More are at my website

Aftermarket E53 Radio Install
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-06-2018, 11:03 PM
crystalworks's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SA, TX
Posts: 3,854
crystalworks is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewwynn View Post
@ crystal: is your E70 auto closing ? I think that may not open quite as high, other thought: color based; what color is E70 v E53.
Yep, E70 is auto closing. I can't set it to the higher setting because my wife is only 4'11" (she SWEARS she is 5' ).

E70 is sapphire black vs. the imola on the e53. Hadn't thought about it but maybe that has something to do with it.
__________________
2005 X5 4.4i Build 04/05 Maintenance/Build Log
Nav, Pano, Sport (Purchased 06/14 w/ 109,000 miles) (Sold 8/15 w/121,000 miles)


2006 X5 4.8is Build 11/05 Maintenance/Build Log
Nav, DSP, Pano, Running Boards, OEM Tow Hitch, Cold Weather Pckg (Purchased 08/15 w/ 90,500 miles)

2010 X5 35d Build 02/10
Nav, HiFi, 6 DVD, Sports Pckg, Cold Weather Pckg, HUD, CAS, Running Boards, Leather Dash, PDC, Pano (Purchased 03/17 w/ 136,120 miles)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-06-2018, 11:07 PM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 4,625
andrewwynn is on a distinguished road
My #1 complaint with the E53, and it is painful...

I'm going to put some "danger tape" on the corners that bite. In the inside so only visible when open.

I've walked into the tailgate when it was down a few times. Better in the hip than in the head but yowch just as well
__________________
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-07-2018, 02:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NEW YORK
Posts: 793
electricalserv x5 is on a distinguished road
You must be tall......You should try the NEW X6M that door is a killer..........
__________________
2006 4.8IS
65K MILES
PURCHASED 7/13
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-08-2018, 03:33 PM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 4,625
andrewwynn is on a distinguished road
My #1 complaint with the E53, and it is painful...









My dad was parked next to me I did his minivan also




I'm going to re so when my car is clean and it's warmer so the tape will confirm better to the curves
__________________
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)

Last edited by andrewwynn; 01-08-2018 at 03:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-08-2018, 03:46 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Posts: 1,031
Fifty150hs is on a distinguished road
Not a bad idea.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-08-2018, 03:48 PM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 4,625
andrewwynn is on a distinguished road
That bottom edge is practically a knife blade into the thigh is no laughing matter


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
__________________
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-08-2018, 04:06 PM
Crowz's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,390
Crowz is on a distinguished road
Short as I am the hatch poses no risk to me if it stays up. When it decides to close on its own in cold weather it wouldn't matter if it had neon stripes, flashing lights and sirens.

But for tall people I could see that being handy I guess.
__________________
Just BMW's - All cars and trucks was two pages long
1994 318is
1997 528i
2000 323i
2001 X5 3.0 auto
2005 X5 3.0 auto
2013 X5 xdrive35 Turbo
More are at my website

Aftermarket E53 Radio Install
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-08-2018, 04:20 PM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 4,625
andrewwynn is on a distinguished road
My #1 complaint with the E53, and it is painful...

The problem is the second case: you are used to clearing because it stays up completely so you never even look and bexIwe it's cold out it's a couple inches lower and BANG. You are probably correct on the neon sign comment so I'm thinking of adding silicone bumper


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
__________________
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:49 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.