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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Ad blue
« on: July 13, 2018, 11:38:50 PM »
Much more convenient for me to make a short trip to my local petrol station versus booking the car into the dealers.
Then maybe I am lucky as the dealership is on my way home every day.

So far, depreciation approx £40k, fuel approx £7k, tyres approx £3k, Adblue approx £150 and I just turn up, ask them to do it, wait 5 mins whilst the SA fills out the paperwork, have a nice cup of coffee and a biscuit or two and on my way ten minutes later.

What’s not to love?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Ad blue
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:47:04 AM »
Why worry about saving a few pence here guys?  A complete fill at Sycamore BMW is under £20 and lasts about 10,000 miles!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Map north facing
« on: June 27, 2018, 12:07:18 AM »
I want the map in the direction of travel, so from bottom to top, but none of the options will do that.
So you want “direction of travel” not “north facing”?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Tuning box
« on: May 29, 2018, 11:32:14 PM »
Your a non alcoholic bear man Poolie aren't you !
Are they the ones that don’t sh1t in the woods?


How accurate is the computer in predicting brake pad wear? my computer is telling me my front pads will last 3200 miles - cheers
Mine’s been saying that (front pads) for over 10k miles...

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Adaptive cruise
« on: March 22, 2018, 04:51:14 PM »
Who said anything about changing lane?
What other white lines are you driving over then?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Adaptive cruise
« on: March 22, 2018, 10:21:41 AM »
Drive properly? What a stupid comment.

Have you used LDW? It vibrates EVERY time you get near the white lines.
No it doesn’t!

If you use your indicators to change lane, as you are required to do by the Highway Code (hence driving ‘properly), then LDW does not react.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Adaptive cruise
« on: March 21, 2018, 10:51:54 PM »
I’ve switched the Lane Departure Warning off on my car, as I got fed up with the steering wheel vibrating the whole time!
Not wishing to appear facetious but why not drive ‘properly’ and use the indicators for that ‘one’ time it saves your blushes?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Adaptive cruise
« on: February 28, 2018, 11:03:54 PM »
Best toy in the box!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Front & Rear Camera
« on: February 28, 2018, 11:02:17 PM »
If you push the camera button (not the parking button), when in drive, it will activate the wide angle front view.

In my experience you always get a split view, camera on the left, parking radar on the right.

I don’t think you can get Google maps without an aftermarket screen mirroring setup (which I think only works reliably via Android so I’ve not tried it).

Perfect digital speed readout via HUD.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Cornering lights upgrade?
« on: February 04, 2018, 10:59:36 AM »
That's a shame as I think the fully adaptive LEDs are s must-have.

Who specifies an M50d without LEDs anyway? (I appreciate that yours is an ex-demo - so perhaps that answers my question!)

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Cornering lights upgrade?
« on: February 03, 2018, 10:45:55 PM »
Has anyone upgraded these to LED?
Isn't that what happened when I upgraded to the full LED lighting package?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Adblue
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:23:51 AM »
Nope, all automatic. But you only save the price of a coffee and a biscuit - which you get anyway at my dealer.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Real world mpg
« on: March 13, 2017, 10:22:48 PM »
55,000 miles in and averaging 33.2mpg. Mainly my 130 mile round-trip commute and motorway runs / around town at weekends. If I try I can get north of 35 from a tank full.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: About to (hopefully) order......
« on: April 20, 2016, 10:36:14 PM »
I have them on my F15 and compared to the previous xenons on my E53 they are day and night (pun intended).

The 'light tunnelling' effect to 'shadow box' cars you are following is something to behold.

And the 'blinking eyebrow' indicators are so bright you can see their illumination reflect off signs, even at motorway speeds.

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