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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-05-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By c4racer
congrats on the find! Great vehicles! I had a...

congrats on the find! Great vehicles! I had a 03 that I ended up selling a few years ago with 122K miles on the clock, and on the original trans on the original fluid btw. I still miss it and...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-08-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,430
Posted By c4racer
can you write off the lease for business? That...

can you write off the lease for business? That is another factor to consider. But if you do a lease I would recommend the 328i instead. Or if you would rather have a 3 series vs. an X5 - why not...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 02-13-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,467
Posted By c4racer
yes - it's mostly the tires. the awd system...

yes - it's mostly the tires. the awd system works well enough, although not as well as Audi's quattro I must say.

I had a 03 4.6is with Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snows in 265-50-19 size.
Also...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-03-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By c4racer
True, but more-so the whole car, not just the...

True, but more-so the whole car, not just the engine. The S4 4.2L V8 is pretty sweet actually. Sounds amazing with an aftermarket exhaust too. But there is something very pure and special about...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By c4racer
You are not giving up much really. S4 weighs a...

You are not giving up much really. S4 weighs a little bit less than an M5 and the AWD helps it off the line with traction. In real-world driving they have similar accelleration. M5 is slightly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-02-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By c4racer
I drove an S4 from 48K miles to 93K miles and it...

I drove an S4 from 48K miles to 93K miles and it required very little maint and repair.

- spark plugs every 55K miles
- serpentine belts at 75K
- oil changes every 10K
- one window regulator...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-31-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By c4racer
Dolphin Gray is a nice color. You will enjoy it....

Dolphin Gray is a nice color. You will enjoy it. It's sort of in-between a 3 and 5 series which is a nice size. M3 + M5 + S4 - now that would be quite the stable. I have had dreams off and on of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-31-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By c4racer
I got $20K for mine with 93K miles on it almost 2...

I got $20K for mine with 93K miles on it almost 2 years ago! 2005. The buyer did not even negotiate on the price. There are so few S4 Avants and manuals are even rarer still.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-31-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By c4racer
Awesome - congrats. Really nice vehicles and...

Awesome - congrats. Really nice vehicles and much better to drive than a X5 too. I had a 05 w/ manual and in retrospect wish I hadn't sold it. I had it 3 years and it was the best all around sedan...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-26-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,256
Posted By c4racer
I went with a 19x8.5" rim and 265-50-19 tire...

I went with a 19x8.5" rim and 265-50-19 tire which ends up about .5" taller than stock but fits very nicely in the wheelwells of an "is" model.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By c4racer
ya - my E38 has a persistant CEL that appears to...

ya - my E38 has a persistant CEL that appears to be no more than an EVAP control valve, which doesn't affect the performance or operation of the engine one bit. But now I do need to fix the silly...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By c4racer
I think you need to look at total cost of...

I think you need to look at total cost of ownership, not just gas mpg. Especially if you plan to replace with another SUV. We replaced my 4.6is with a new Mazda CX9 and I was thinking it would get...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,116
Posted By c4racer
Ya - so white on black makes it a tougher one. I...

Ya - so white on black makes it a tougher one. I like that combo too, better than silver on black and it is rare too. Still I would rather have a 4.6is all told...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-05-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,116
Posted By c4racer
What color interior in the 04? That's a...

What color interior in the 04?

That's a tough call, although personally I greatly prefer the 4.6is over a 4.4i no matter how modified and face lifted or not.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-03-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 40,864
Posted By c4racer
Ya - we replaced my 4.6is with a new Mazda CX9,...

Ya - we replaced my 4.6is with a new Mazda CX9, and it's nowhere near as fun or nice to drive as the 8 year old X5 was. I do miss it. But our situation changed and my wife is now driving the SUV...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 10-03-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,392
Posted By c4racer
WRX wagon comes to mind! I ended up...

WRX wagon comes to mind!

I ended up replacing my X5 with a new $30K Japanese SUV - Mazda CX9 Touring AWD - which I don't like nearly as much as my 8 year old X5. But since my wife is now the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By c4racer
maybe something is amis from the water pump...

maybe something is amis from the water pump replacement. Have the shop check it out before you do anything, IMO.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-23-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,700
Posted By c4racer
what could you replace it with? especially with...

what could you replace it with? especially with a manual trans. I think the 3.0 with a manual should be relatively tame on repair costs. Should be cheaper to keep her when you also factor in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 40,864
Posted By c4racer
We ended up buying a new Mazda CX9 which fit our...

We ended up buying a new Mazda CX9 which fit our needs better than the 4.6is now that my wife is the primary driver on it.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 40,864
Posted By c4racer
I am also amazed at how expensive Tahoe's are on...

I am also amazed at how expensive Tahoe's are on the used market. Certainly not a good value in my book.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-18-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,832
Posted By c4racer
By that metric an E34 M5 would not be an M as it...

By that metric an E34 M5 would not be an M as it was good for 14sec quarter mile runs. But M cars are about a lot more than just speed. Leave that to AMG. M's are about balance - handling, feel,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-15-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By c4racer
My 03 4.6is had the comfort seats, which was a...

My 03 4.6is had the comfort seats, which was a $2K option. I prefer those to the sport seats, especially in a X5.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-13-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By c4racer
Maybe they think the "is" stuff is from ACS, not...

Maybe they think the "is" stuff is from ACS, not a BMW model. In other words, they don't know what they have. Doesn't make it a bad deal tho if the car checks out. Looks clean, and seems worth the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-09-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,259
Posted By c4racer
Q5 will be expensive, hasn't been out long. I...

Q5 will be expensive, hasn't been out long. I would bet it is pretty reliable tho.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 08-09-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,259
Posted By c4racer
You would be amazed what an Audi Quattro with all...

You would be amazed what an Audi Quattro with all of 4" of ground clearance and dedicated snows can get through...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2497/4072951958_35357b7190_z.jpg?zz=1
I do miss...
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