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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.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Retrofit reverse camera on x5 F15
« on: February 15, 2016, 10:44:24 PM »
That being said, my current experiences with Skoda are no better!

I don't know whether to laugh  :)) or cry :'(  Thanks X5Sport!!
I almost spat my whisky across the room. Lol

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: iDrive legal disclaimer
« on: December 09, 2015, 10:37:17 PM »
 Not on mine!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Time to change.
« on: October 14, 2015, 09:20:54 AM »
I heartily concur with most of your list!

Hard to tell if they are embedded in some of the packs but I would really miss:
Heated and ventilated multi-comfort seats
Active cruise control (radar)
Enhanced Bluetooth (although you can get the software parts 'for free' through coding)

I don't miss:
Pano roof - my E53 sunroof was noisier than it needed to be and only got opened in anger about a dozen times in 10 years
TV - a bit of a gimmick IMHO as it could only get terrestrial stations whilst stationary. IPad with SkyGO is a better tool.

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