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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-19-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,792
Posted By DSE
In truth, pretty crummy. My wife's 2011 X535d...

In truth, pretty crummy. My wife's 2011 X535d gets 14-15 mpg in all-city driving with lots of stops and gos and carpool waiting lines; a/c on most of the year. She's never been the most efficient...
Forum: X1 (E84) Forum 05-18-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,597
Posted By DSE
Very helpful (as always). Thanks.

Very helpful (as always). Thanks.
Forum: X1 (E84) Forum 05-17-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,597
Posted By DSE
Thanks. Do we know what packages and options...

Thanks. Do we know what packages and options will be offered - and their prices- in the U.S.? I am trying to get an idea what the X1 might cost compared to, say, a more fully loaded VW Tiguan.
Forum: X1 (E84) Forum 05-17-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,597
Posted By DSE
Updates on when we might see the X1 in the US?

You think we would start to get more details by now for a car to be released in the fall.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-24-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,522
Posted By DSE
I have a Thule roof rack, which works well. I...

I have a Thule roof rack, which works well. I have it set up for two bikes right now, but it can accomodate more.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-07-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,147
Posted By DSE
Easy. Remove the valet key. On the back of the...

Easy. Remove the valet key. On the back of the key there is an almost square cover. The easiest way to pop teh cover off is with a screwdriver or butter knife blade, placed in the slot by the tab...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-28-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,935
Posted By DSE
Pics: 2011 X5 bumper with a trailer hitch?

Anyone intalled a BMW trailer hitch on the 2011? If so, could you post some pictures?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 06-16-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,078
Posted By DSE
I ran into repeated issues of my 2010 X5 throwing...

I ran into repeated issues of my 2010 X5 throwing mutiple / dozens of inexplicable error codes. It was not clear what was triggering them, but they eventually included engine, airbags, abs, and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-18-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,725
Posted By DSE
Sit in the actual seats in an x5 before you...

Sit in the actual seats in an x5 before you decide. I like the sport seats in my 330i, but they were disappointing in the X5. The multi-contour seats are actually more sport oriented IMO and far more...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-29-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,703
Posted By DSE
This is the downside to just-in-time...

This is the downside to just-in-time manufacturing. You would think, however, that BMW would have at least two suppliers for most parts, so that the other could ramp if one supplier went bankrupt,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-21-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 21,611
Posted By DSE
I have a 2011 X5 35d that was completed on April...

I have a 2011 X5 35d that was completed on April 17 or 19. It was "released to the carrier and is awaiting transportation."
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-19-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,545
Posted By DSE
Yes, 214s are now offered on 2011 diesels with...

Yes, 214s are now offered on 2011 diesels with sport package, but no M package on diesels in US.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-10-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,220
Posted By DSE
I am doing this from memory, but there is a...

I am doing this from memory, but there is a button below/near the temperature knob for directing airflow; when you press this button, it calls up the iDrive screen and allows you to change the...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-10-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,220
Posted By DSE
I agree. I dislike it when "auto" turns on the...

I agree. I dislike it when "auto" turns on the A/C as I too like "auto" to control fan speed and temp but not turn on a/c when it is cool enough outside. Funny thing is, when I hit auto on my 2010...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 03-01-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 107,508
Posted By DSE
Do you have any more pics of the exhaust tip...

Do you have any more pics of the exhaust tip install? Did you have to remove any body work or drop the exhausts?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-24-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,161
Posted By DSE
I bet your 335i was delivered from overseas and...

I bet your 335i was delivered from overseas and had more time to offgas after the date of manufacture compared to your X5.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-24-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,308
Posted By DSE
This is one of those questions that just invites...

This is one of those questions that just invites debate and rarely gets resolved because I would hardly describe having 20" wheels and sports suspension (and adaptive rive) as too harsh, but then...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-19-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,398
Posted By DSE
I have had the dashboard light up with multiple...

I have had the dashboard light up with multiple brake or transmission warnings a couple of times, but the car was driving normally so I was suspicious. The warnings went away after I stopped the car...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-09-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By DSE
I use an automated hand car wash regularly for my...

I use an automated hand car wash regularly for my X5 with 214s and my 2001 330i. It is a hand wash but pulls the car through on tracks. No problems or scratches on rims. I am sure the car wash I...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-04-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,053
Posted By DSE
Anyone know if the tinting at the top of the...

Anyone know if the tinting at the top of the windshield of an X5 is metalic, such that it might impede detection? I mount my detector as high as possibel but below that tint line on my 330i just in...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-04-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,027
Posted By DSE
Um, you may not have leased but you still could...

Um, you may not have leased but you still could sell.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-20-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,127
Posted By DSE
:iagree: I too could afford to hire a CPA to do...

:iagree: I too could afford to hire a CPA to do my taxes, but unlike most members of Congress, I too do my own taxes. I think it is a valuable educational process, and I think it is unfortunate and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,331
Posted By DSE
Interesting. Thanks. I know owners witj older...

Interesting. Thanks. I know owners witj older diesel engines (such as farm equipent) have expressed concern about using ULSD due to decreased lubrication from reduced sulfur, but that is an issue...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,864
Posted By DSE
I understand that Bridgestone runflats are...

I understand that Bridgestone runflats are repairable and that Discount Tire will do such repairs, assuming the particular punture is repairable (e.g., in the center of the tread). I would repair a...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,517
Posted By DSE
That may be true. I paid $314 for 2010 sensors...

That may be true. I paid $314 for 2010 sensors with discount.
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