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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: Yesterday at 01:49:00 PM »
Collection booked for Friday and Ceramic coating etc booked for the first week in March. I’m going to risk the dealer polish and get the guys to sort it out in March.  Some may say I’m crazy, but as least it will look good (if not exactly perfect) for collection day.  :)

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 19, 2018, 04:04:43 PM »
My ceramic coating after 10 months has done a fantastic job of keeping the swirl marks off bearing in mind how often I wash it.
Carbon Black is a bugger to keep clean this time of year especially the rear >:(

That’s good to hear. I think it’s moved to a must do!

I’m just back from the dealers and have seen the beast.   I popped into the workshop and they’re fitting the m performance parts already. Even fairly dirty in the workshop it looks awesome.  Looking good for a Wednesday onwards pick up! Whoop. :P

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:05:14 PM »
Ah ok. I think it only gets as far as the port in Germany on route from the states.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:42:04 AM »
Fingers crossed they don’t make too much of a mess with it before hand over. I’ll cope with it until I can get booked into a detailer.

Factory collection is a no go, these are made in the states!

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:18:09 PM »
I know more costs but why not get the car detailed before pick up?
The amount of fine scratches and swirls marks on my car was unacceptable and was pleased that I had arranged a detailer to do it at the stealers prior to pick up.
My stealer was not happy after these scratches were pointed out to them, ending up with them paying half the cost of the detailing.
However if you don't have it done, just make sure you check the car thoroughly before driving it off the forecourt ;)
As it happens I’ve been getting some quotes in this week for getting it done. I was surprised how much it costs until I found out how much work goes into it. I reckon I will get a proper detail and ceramic coat done but it will likely be after collection now. I can’t decide what will be the hardest pill to swallow though: coughing the extra cost up for it, or being without the car for a few days!  :))

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 18, 2018, 07:33:14 PM »
On a transporter and should be with the dealer tomorrow!  :D :D

Marvellous! When will you get it?

Still guessing the 27th but popping in to discuss tomorrow.  They’ve got the M Performance parts to fit and my plate to transfer so it will take them a good few days to sort out. :D

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:31:15 PM »
On a transporter and should be with the dealer tomorrow!  :D :D

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: 2018 X5
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:16:48 PM »
Very nice. I considered the new Cayenne but with the discounts on the X5 and not on the Cayenne, it came down to money for me.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M Performance Side Skirts Yes or No?
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:14:20 PM »
Those pics of yours X5M50d might have just sold it for me! Dang that looks good.  I might need to shake the piggy bank again after all!  I should have known that asking for advice on this place would involve spending more cash! Mind you, what goes around comes around.

As these are all dealer fit items, I don’t think there’s any difference in price between now and later.

Thanks folks.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / M Performance Side Skirts Yes or No?
« on: January 17, 2018, 11:56:57 AM »
I’m getting a Carbon Black M50d with the front and rear carbon splitter and diffusers and also black grilles and rear lip spoiler.  I’ve not opted for the Matt black M Performance side skirts, though have been umm’ing and ahh’ing about them for a while now.  What’s people’s thoughts on these? I think they look great against white, but do they look lost against a black car? I also wonder if the mix of carbon, gloss black, then the Matt black is too many variations?

Thoughts appreciated. Cheers.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: New owner, as of today
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:57:10 PM »
Looking good. A cheeky carbon front splitter would look spot on! You know you want to! :)

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Light scratches on piano black trim
« on: January 15, 2018, 07:10:49 PM »
I’ve read about this before but never used it:

https://www.radtech.com/products/icecreme

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Coding help needed
« on: January 15, 2018, 07:01:33 PM »
Just been out and coded the indicator checks off. No more random flashing!

Nice one 👍.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:13:29 PM »
Just to put it into perspective, in the mid-naughtiest the E53 RHD models were a ‘special order’ and only produced in batches.  Mine took 10 months to arrive (thanks to a Dealer Assist as the normal wait was 14 months)!
10 months!?! Wow, that’s a serious wait for a car and it would take some commitment to wait for that!

I’ve actually just found out it’s on the boat over from Germany. Still looking good for the 27th.  :)

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:11:11 PM »
Hi

From what I have gleaned from other who bought the M50d it was worth waiting for and will put a big smile on your face  :) when you drive it.

Graeme
I’m very much hoping that’s the case!  :)

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