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Old 07-07-2008, 01:20 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 6
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Newbie - just placed my order today

Hi Everyone,

My first post here. I just placed an order for a 2008 X5 3.0. It will have the following:

Monaco Blue/Sand Beige Nevada Leather/Dark Burl Walnut Trim
Premium Package
Technology Package
Cold Weather Package
Rear Climate Package
Rear Seat Entertainment (this item made it a custom order)
3rd Row Seat
Automatic Tailgate
Comfort Access
Running Boards
iPod and USB Adapter

The vehicle really is for my wife (and 5 year-old and large dog etc). She drives like a grandma so no need for the larger engine or Sport Package, but she was very impressed with the sedan-like ride/handling/braking of the X5. We hope to receive the vehicle in 4-6 weeks time.

The X5 replaces a 2006 Lexus GX470 with every option (including the rare Sport Package with Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System that vastly improves onroad and offroad behavior). We loved that vehicle and were 90% ready to order a 2009 version of exactly the same thing, but the dealership did something dumb and made us consider other brands a few days ago, so here we are and very much looking forward to the experience.

If anybody wants a comparison of the GX470 vs the X5 I would be happy to provide that - we also used to have an Acura MDX and a Lexus RX300. Other current vehicles include a 2007 Lexus IS350 and an old Mazda Miata for fun.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:00 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 55
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"Sand Beige" interior with a 5 year old and large dog? Wow, brave soul. We also just got rid of our Lexus GX for the Range Rover HSE. My wife loved it, but I just hated it. Drove well, but the the "driving position" for the driver was just oriented for a woman and not a man. I hate sitting so high and not being able to move the seat back as much as I like.

Congrats on your purchase. It's a great car - you'll love it (and welcome to the site!)
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:50 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 6
pelucidor is on a distinguished road
The large dog is a Golden Retriever - his pillow-loads of shed hair will subtly blend into the Sand Beige carpets and leather never to be noticed (actually he won't travel in the car that often - maybe once a week - and we will be getting a cargo liner/mat).

The 5 year old is a neat freak (like her mother) and has left fewer marks/stains on walls and carpets of our new house than I have in the last 3 years. We are getting the rubber floor mats for spills however...

I agree the high seating position of the GX took some getting used to for me, but my 5' tall wife loved it. Thanks for the warm welcome.
Current daily driver: '13 BMW 335i M Sport in EBII with Premium/Tech/Cold Weather/Driver Assist/HK Audio/Sport Auto
Other current cars: '12 BMW X5 xDrive35i Sport Activity with Convenience/Tech/Cold Weather, '99 Mazda Miata
Previous cars: '99 Lexus RX300, '01 Lexus IS300, '02 Acura MDX, '04 Mazda RX-8, '04 Infiniti G35 Sedan, '06 Lexus GX470, '07 Lexus IS350, '08 BMW X5, '10 BMW 535i
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:39 AM
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Location: X5world
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The interior will need some looking after with the little one and dog!
Great garage you've pulled together
Look forward to seeing some pics
2008 E70 4.8i M Sport, Aero Package, Saphire Black on Black
215 21" wheels, Comfort Seats, Active Headrests, Sunroof, Premium Sound, Einsenmann Exhaust
Inbound: ACS Interior, Carbon Roundels and DVD System.

2005 E53 X5 4.8is (donated to wife)
2007 E90 323i M Sports Tourer (retired)
2006 E46 M3 Cabriolet (retired)
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:48 AM
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Good luck & enjoy.

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Old 07-11-2008, 03:54 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 51
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Looks great! I have a very similar vehicle on order. Different exterior and interior colors, but nearly the exact same options for the same reasons. I hemmed and hawed over the premium audio package for a while but opted out after I considered who'd be driving it the most.
2012 X5: BSM/Black/Sport Activity/Bel STi-R Plus

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