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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,783
Posted By ukwildcat
OK, a few things.. 1. I just started getting...

OK, a few things..

1. I just started getting the battery warning. Everything works (so far).
2. I did not know that CA will not charge it when I insert it. I was told it would.

(hence my...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-28-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,962
Posted By ukwildcat
My comfort (perforated) leather driver's side...

My comfort (perforated) leather driver's side seat started to crack on the side. Dealer replaced it under warranty without complaint, although it did take like two months to get the part in (and I'm...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-09-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By ukwildcat
Gefickt

The morning started off with a VERY uncomfortable feeling of an X5 that didn't want to start.

At first, it sorta started but wouldn't "turn over."
Then it seemed to start and went into DRIVE but...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-13-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,311
Posted By ukwildcat
I beg your pardon for asking, but.. How...

I beg your pardon for asking, but..

How EXACTLY do you remove the iDrive knob? Does it just pull right off with a little effort? (and go back on the same way?)
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-11-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,113
Posted By ukwildcat
Monaco Blue on an X5 is very nice - they don't...

Monaco Blue on an X5 is very nice - they don't offer it anymore, though.

The "Deep Sea Blue" is SHINIER however, and in my opinion, not a great choice for this vehicle.

Mine is Space Grey. Next...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-11-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,670
Posted By ukwildcat
Fair enough. I had the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400...

Fair enough. I had the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 RFTs on mine from the factory.

Why some have problem with "context" is still a mystery to me, though.
A sentence never stands on it's own. :)
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-11-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,048
Posted By ukwildcat
Very nice.. The aluminum trim looks better than I...

Very nice.. The aluminum trim looks better than I thought.

(but I'll stick with my walnut)
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-11-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,369
Posted By ukwildcat
Last I checked, the diesel still has the...

Last I checked, the diesel still has the six-speed tranny, not the awesome eight-speed the gasoline version has.

0-60 time is about a second longer on the diesel (this may not be an issue).
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-09-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 45,457
Posted By ukwildcat
Dealer wants like $350 to do it.. If it's NOT a...

Dealer wants like $350 to do it.. If it's NOT a coin, no charge, but it almost certainly is. Ugh.

Well, thanks for the link - I may (or may not) give this a go. I'm only afraid that I will pay...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-08-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 45,457
Posted By ukwildcat
I have something rattling around (sounds like a...

I have something rattling around (sounds like a quarter but no idea how it got in there) in what looks like part 7. How do I get THAT out to check?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,670
Posted By ukwildcat
Here's another useless Justin opinion. :) ...

Here's another useless Justin opinion. :)

Mine came with RFTs which everyone thinks are the devil.
On the way to work, I ran over SOMETHING I didn't see . It might have been a land mine - it sure...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-08-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,375
Posted By ukwildcat
Long thread, and who wants another opinion,...

Long thread, and who wants another opinion, right? :)

If I schedule a visit out a week or so - whether it's to fix something or for regular maintenance - my dealer always provides me with a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-08-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By ukwildcat
FWIW.. Mine is nearly loaded up and I love it and...

FWIW.. Mine is nearly loaded up and I love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

However, all the other X5s at the office are pretty much base models and their owners are still happy with them.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-10-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,272
Posted By ukwildcat
That is true - but when it's dirty, it looks like...

That is true - but when it's dirty, it looks like thick fog.

You can still see things, etc.

But it's a very good point - the lenses for the rearview camera AND the overhead parking camera...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,355
Posted By ukwildcat
Yes, my rear window is pretty much always filthy....

Yes, my rear window is pretty much always filthy.

I had a different thread that I started (which I should update now) but I wasn't paying attention and backed into a not-quite-open garage door and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-09-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,272
Posted By ukwildcat
I have a 2011 so my situation is a bit different,...

I have a 2011 so my situation is a bit different, but..

At night, the backup camera has a very distinct "black and white" effect.
ANY bright light can be nearly blinding.

I say this because...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-09-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,994
Posted By ukwildcat
OK that's an important one.. My screen is pretty...

OK that's an important one.. My screen is pretty glare-free as is.
Not in ALL conditions, but most of them (more so than the Lexus was).

I have a fairly nasty scratch on my screen now but unless...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-09-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,958
Posted By ukwildcat
That is an impressive fleet. So it seems...

That is an impressive fleet.

So it seems that all the OTHER models get features first. OK.

I do LIKE the LED lights and halos.
But I do rather like the CONTRAST I get with my "conventional"...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,499
Posted By ukwildcat
Ah yes.. Gentility and civilized behavior. That's...

Ah yes.. Gentility and civilized behavior. That's why I come here..

Beg your pardon. I read it on Autoblog when the 2012 model was formally announced. I have not seen a 2012 model with a HUD...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,994
Posted By ukwildcat
I wish I had.. The screen scratches quite easily.

I wish I had.. The screen scratches quite easily.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,537
Posted By ukwildcat
My last car was a GX470. I held onto it long...

My last car was a GX470. I held onto it long enough to see what the GX460 would be like.

I took one look and said "OK.. X5 it is."
And I've never looked back.

When you factor in many things.....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,499
Posted By ukwildcat
With a 2012 X5, you get the full color HUD, which...

With a 2012 X5, you get the full color HUD, which is nice.

I have a 2011 with the four-color HUD, but..
It is EASILY my favorite feature.

You get speed, NAV directions, check control, cruise...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Posted By ukwildcat
For models sold in Europe, the side cameras also...

For models sold in Europe, the side cameras also read the speed signs and can display this information on the HUD. Very cool.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By ukwildcat
It is kind of spooky just how much information is...

It is kind of spooky just how much information is in the manual.
(Even if it is written in "Germlish")
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By ukwildcat
I have the same problem. The connector...

I have the same problem.

The connector wiggles easily. Fiddle with it a bit and it should be fine.
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