Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > Regional Forums > Australia 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
  #1  
Old 09-28-2010, 07:39 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 297
anzer is on a distinguished road
Had an X1 23d loaner today

yep ..X was back in shop to

1) replace a faulty side mirror that stopped dimming properly when reversing ...they tried fixing in the shop, told me it was fixed ..picked it up and it was worse than when it came in ..so an order came out of Asia somewhere 1 week later ..went back and they re-replaced ..all good now.

2) fix pinging suspension sound in rear - BMW know about this problem and has quick fix - basically they use a special type of silicon powder to lubricate and the problem is now 80% better ..so happy about that fix too

3) rear bumper starting riding up on lower tailgate section (I noticed this problem on another X5 I was following a few days ago) ..I suspect a design fault that breaks clips when rear bumper gets any form of a slight knock/nudge (as you do when blind dickheads decide to use your X as a dodgem car when parking in tight spots) ..anyway they replaced the clips (bumper had to come off to do this)

I'm still wondering about all this ..$120k and all these sorts of basic problems ?! I thought those days were gone after I dumped my 09 X5 lemon. anyway ...still enjoying the ride alot when all is working well

on that note - BMW gave me a X1 23d as a loaner -- I thought it might be fun ..but I can tell you right now it was a horrible little mongrel of a car - poor stability in wet today, lag, slough until pressed, bubble ass front end and looks just wrong from even the cockpit, plastic plastic plastic, tight and hard sport seats, shit ride ..man ..it was just horrible ...when I got back into the X5 it felt like a magic carpet ride now I can see why people love the X5!!!
__________________
2010 35d Innovations
AW with great Tint

AW is the new black you know
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 09-30-2010, 02:25 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 275
Ninja is on a distinguished road
all BMWs are famous for their faulty reversing side mirrors..happened to our previous X3 as well, took it back to dealer about 4 times and still hasn't been fixed. glad we got rid of it and upgraded to X5!

note that you have a 2010 model, was your a pre-LCI twin-turbo diesel?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-01-2010, 08:36 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Burrawang, NSW, Australia
Posts: 37
terry.s is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by anzer View Post

on that note - BMW gave me a X1 23d as a loaner -- I thought it might be fun ..but I can tell you right now it was a horrible little mongrel of a car - poor stability in wet today, lag, slough until pressed, bubble ass front end and looks just wrong from even the cockpit, plastic plastic plastic, tight and hard sport seats, shit ride ..man ..it was just horrible ...when I got back into the X5 it felt like a magic carpet ride now I can see why people love the X5!!!
So, how do you really feel?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-19-2010, 12:08 AM
bigwave2255's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: australia
Posts: 487
bigwave2255 is on a distinguished road
had an x1 diesel as a loaner as well recently and fully agree with your comments, a truly nasty little, claustrophobic car, and how rough does the suspension have to be.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-21-2010, 03:46 AM
Fraser's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,135
Fraser is on a distinguished road
I've been driving an X1 25i for five days now and I don't think it's all that bad. It has the optional 18s with 225/45 rubber instead of the standard 225/50R17s and the ride, even on the crap roads around here, is okay. Remember this thing is built to a price. You can pay X1 money for an up-spec Kia Sorento or Hyundai Santa Fe, so what do you expect? Okay, I now those Korean SUVs are bigger but they would even get a decent look at an X1s exhaust pipe before it disappeared down a winding road.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-23-2010, 08:56 PM
Fraser's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 1,135
Fraser is on a distinguished road
I feel a bit dopey. I've been driving this X1 25i for a over a week now and thinking to myself now torquey it feels for a 2.5-litre petrol engine. Turns out is has a 3.0-litre petrol six, despite the 25i name plate. Funny thing is that it's only rated at a maximum of 160kW, around what you'd expect for a 2.5, and not the 200kW you'd would expect from a BMW 3.0-litre petrol six. The other interesting thing is that it makes its maximum torque at an almost diesel-like 2500rpm.

Last edited by Fraser; 12-23-2010 at 10:05 PM.
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 12:24 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2020, 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.