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General Discussion / Re: Tracker advice
« on: Yesterday at 09:23:53 PM »
I wouldn’t have an RFID pouch, as I don’t want the fuckers breaking into my house to get the keys. No car is worth putting myself or my family at risk of an intruder over.

I wouldn’t bother with comparethemarket, as their prices are 10-15% higher than confused.com, at least on my car.

LV, Direct Line and Sainsbury’s are the cheapest 3, all of which would insure my 2017 M50d without a tracker.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Map north facing
« on: June 19, 2018, 05:18:20 PM »
I normally have the map displayed on the small split screen on the right, and on all my other BMW's there was a 'map north facing' option. I can't see it on here, so is there something that needs activating to display it?

General X3 forum (G01) / Re: New since Feb 14 2018...
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:50:50 PM »
Yes, got it on Monday.
Unfortunately, paint protection has been delayed, and as I told the dealership not to wipe it, looks a bit unkempt.
Will post pictures when my detailer has been and applied the protection.
Drives brilliantly, running it in carefully for now, but superb acceleration and good on twisty Dorset roads. :P

How are you getting on with it? Any chance of a review?

Newbies section / Re: Hi and help
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:56:40 PM »
I’d imagine that anything that throws grease all over the wheels on a £100k car still in warranty should certainly be covered under warranty.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M50d insurance
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:58:34 PM »
I’ve been watching a few YouTube videos on the new X3 M40i, so out of interest got an insurance quote. £279 per year, so nearly a third of the price of the X5. I must admit, I’m tempted to get one and run it for a couple of years while the excitement over the new X5 dies down.

General X3 forum (G01) / Re: New since Feb 14 2018...
« on: June 11, 2018, 07:05:31 PM »
Finally.....picking up in 2 days :P

Got it yet?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M50d insurance
« on: June 10, 2018, 06:54:17 PM »
E53’s are a lot less to insure than F15 M50d’s, obviously! :))

Newbies section / Re: Finally, after MUCH searching..
« on: June 10, 2018, 01:00:31 PM »
That looks great. How many miles on the clock, as it looks brand new?

The lounge / Re: 2019 X5
« on: June 10, 2018, 01:53:51 AM »

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Won’t be long now....
« on: June 07, 2018, 07:54:45 AM »
There’s some good videos on YouTube, have to say it looks great from every angle.


If I were to get another I’d go for the 50i rather than a 50d. As much as I love mine, a V8 just has something about it.

Same here. The 50i would be my choice. I like the sound of the active grills that open and close, according to your speed. They are saying the new X5 is more aerodynamic than the McLaren F1!

I think the interior looks fantastic, and it looks like they’ve gone full TFT for the dash, which should be fully customisable.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Won’t be long now....
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:19:55 PM »
Rear lights are a real letdown and the “kidneys” are too big, interior very nice

I reckon it’ll look great in the flesh.

Now on the BMW website https://www.bmw.co.uk/bmw-cars/m-performance/2018-x5-m50d

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Won’t be long now....
« on: June 06, 2018, 07:00:41 PM »
It’s official!


I like it.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M50d insurance
« on: June 05, 2018, 05:56:53 PM »
Had a long chat with the insurance company today. It’s the thefts that put the premiums up. The X5 is top of the theft list, with the Q7, Cayenne and the RRS also at very high risk.

So, do I pay for the insurance and just wait for it to get nicked, or cut my losses?! :))

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M50d insurance
« on: June 05, 2018, 07:34:17 AM »
I had the same issue too. I’m now paying around £600 with Aviva but had to get a tracker fitted to get it down to that  >:(

I got the Trackstar which is apparently BMW approved but it set me back around £300 plus around £130 a year.

It was all a massive shock to me as I figured it would only be a little more than the SQ5. How wrong was I.

I refuse to get a tracker, as there’s no way I’d want the thing back if some scrote ever nicked it. I’ll phone Privilege today and see what they have to offer, as I’ve been with them for a couple of years (won’t hold my breath!).

Worst case, £750 isn’t the end of the world, but I haven’t paid anywhere near that for insurance in over 25 years of driving, including several M cars.

I’m still struggling to get my head around why this costs twice as much to insure as a brand new £70k M3!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M50d insurance
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:04:38 PM »
Did you try Hasting Direct?

£750 per year

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