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I wanted an X50D when I brought this one but they were just too expensive at the time.  I have loved my X5 and its just made the urge for the X50D even greater.

My best advice is to make a list of must have's that you will not waiver on. Until I did this I was looking at pages of potential cars though various dealers and websites.  In the end I set myself these if I remember.

Under 75K, FBMWSH, 2 owners max,  X40D, Satnav, Media pack, Pano Roof, folding mirrors, 19inch+ Wheels

At the time the MSports were still a bit pricey and I preferred to have an 40D SE over a 30D MSport. Rather be a wolf in sheeps clothing, than a wolf in sheeps clothing. Not that the 30D is under powered, i just wanted the bigger BHP. Once I was certain of the must have spec my searching quickly eliminated all the 30D's and I was left with a much smaller list.  Automatic boot operation was not on my list but now ive had it I wouldnt be without it. 

Getting a FBMWSH service history was vital to me (even if i knew I would not continue it) hopefully suggests the car has been well looked after and hopefully spent most of its life under warranty. 

in my case the X5 is used as a 2nd car for the nice journeys.  We have a Zafira that is the work horse for the daily family shenanigans.  I wouldnt be too popular using the X5 on the school run  :))

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: x5 M40d MSport 2011+ - On the Lookout
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:52:11 PM »
I guess every car is different.  Its a bit like asking if girls are trouble, you will get different story's  :))

I was in a similar position to you and brought a 2011 40D SE Feb 2017.  It was a non BMW garage and came with 3 months warranty.  The car was 1 owner, full BMW SH since new and £64K miles.  Also has Pan roof and the kids open/close it on almost every journey if its not raining. I paid £20,500 and then had the same dilemma as you. Warrant from BMW was £2K which i didnt have nor could afford.   I only do about 5K a year.  Since ownership I have not spent a penny on the car except tyres (£900 for the 4) and servicing.  It costs close to £100 a tank and that lasts me about a month.  I dont think id like to fund an X5 if i was doing high mileage.  I use my local garage as they have looked after every car ive had.  A full service was about £380 - no idea what BMW would have been but considerably more id guess.  In my case I would have not had a penny out of warranty, but I do understand others have paid for their warranties twice over.  I guess it depends on what risk you are comfortable with.  I will probably look to sell mine on after this winter.  I figured I could get quite a bit of work done for £2000 at my local garage should the need a-rise. (fortunately it hasnt).......yet.  The only time its seen a BMW garage is for the recalls.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: New Purchase - advice needed
« on: June 22, 2018, 04:46:54 PM »
Best bet is have a drive in both and see what you like best.

I personally only wanted the 40D as its got better performance and due to low emissions was actually cheaper to tax. 40D will obviously be more to insure so you might wanna check out the difference. 

245 BHP V 306 BHP.  0-60 in 6.6 seconds for the 40d - some boy racers have been left eating dust lol.

I wanted to stretch to the X50D with 380 BHP but they were just too new and out of my price range. 

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2010-11 LCI 4.0D M sport
« on: June 19, 2018, 12:08:21 PM »
Definitely worth while checking the tyres as these are critical on the X5. (something I wasnt aware of when making my purchase) BMW approved tyres are * marked on the tyre. 

When I brought my 40D it had brand new budget tyres.  I was quickly advised in this forum to get these off as there is potential to cause issues with DPF.  I brought 4 bridgestone duellers which were the original supplied by BMW at a cost of £900.   Something I hadnt budgeted for. 

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Apple carplay
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:37:40 PM »
Just my 2 pence worth.. Low mileage is obviously preferred to high mileage in any case.  But if you think 10-12K  miles per year is considered normal.  A 10 year old car would be considered normal with 120K miles. 

These cars are great cruisers and built to do the miles.  The diesels especially need some good runs. A 10 year old X5 diesel with 30K miles  that has only been used for school runs and local shopping trips may actually not be in better mechanical shape than an identical counter part that has done 60k motorway miles.  FSH is key. 
A higher mileage example thats spent its life under warranty could well likely have been better maintained than a low mileage example without warranty.  Like anything there is no tried and tested formula so try not to rule yourself out of missing a good car only due to it being 10K miles over another.   

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Apple carplay
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:55:19 AM »
I am not 100% sure as all the X5's I looked at had the media package. 

Others may correct me but I think with media pack you get. 

Pro Sat Nav - with a wider screen
Bluetooth streaming Audio / Phone
80GB internal hard drive for storing your music
DVD player

USB - not sure if this is part of it but I have it in the glove box

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Apple carplay
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:22:53 AM »
My Family and kids all have Iphones.  I have the media pack with bluetooth audio.  I stream from google play previously and now amazon music.  I think the car holds up to 4 bluetooth devices  at any time which you can add and remove., so the kids usually play DJ from the back.  I am not sure if the media package is the only option have bluetooth streaming capability.  I also copy all my older CD's to the hard drive.  Its got a 80GB hard disk which you can copy from the internal CD player or USB drive ( Not actually tested that function myself yet)

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: adding side rails
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:17:45 AM »
Hi guys

Thanks for the replies.  I have a 2011 SE.

Was thinking to add side rails like this.  As far as I can tell they are universal for the SE.


Reusch - did you fit yourself?  are they sturdy enough to stand on or are they really just cosmetic?


General X5 Forum (E70) / adding side rails
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:01:32 PM »
Hello folks

Anyone have experience of doing this and the estimate costs.  Was thinking to do this for my 2011 SE.
It got the factory black plastic currently.  Ebay sell the boards for about £150.  Wondering how much is involved in the fitting. 


General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 3.0D M Sport
« on: June 11, 2018, 04:32:37 PM »
Full service history is a must for me.  You have to remember that these were £50K + when new.  While the price of the car decreases the cost to repair and maintain them doesnt.  I had to replace all 4 tyres recently with * BMW rated tyres and only get a few quid change out of £900.

You could look at warranty in case of anything horrible happening.  I actually havent got this as I couldnt justify the £2000 quote from BMW.  I know many follks on here do have warranty, in some cases the maintenance costs under warranty have exceeded the face value of the car when something serious goes wrong. 

Touch wood, apart from servicing and tyres I havent spent a penny in the last 14 months  :) :)

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 3.0D M Sport
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:36:08 AM »
Almost £17K for a 2009 - I would be almost tempted to sell my 2011 X40D for around that sort of money. 
I guess its all down to the individual preference, low mileage is great but for me personally I would prefer average mileage and a high spec.  I set myself a minimum spec, of Panoramic roof, media pack, with satnav, dvd, bluetooth audio streaming and heated seats.  Media pack and roof are over £3000 factory options alone. 
Youll get all that you want = just got to wait for the right one.  Remote powered tailgate wasnt something on my list but its really handy!!

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Roof rails /roof rack
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:13:57 PM »
some for sale in the sale forum on here  :)

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 2009 3.0D M Sport
« on: June 08, 2018, 05:17:44 PM »

I would suggest that is quite a high price given that you have not listed any of the more expensive toys on it.
To give you some idea look at this forum post - http://xdrivers.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,17217.0.html

It might be worth holding on for the spec you really want.  Many of the toys are very expensive to retro fit. There was a case on here where heated rear seats were a few hundred quid as a factory option which became £2000 to retro fit. 

I have seen some 2011 X40D going for around 15K.  These will be  more powerful and lower on tax due to lower emissions. They will also have the newer idrive etc. 

Good luck with the hunt :o)

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Driving in sport mode
« on: February 06, 2018, 03:18:24 PM »
Silly question perhaps.  Is sport mode exclusive to the M-Sport or an added option?  and not available on the SE?

**Assume you refer to manual, was checking if there was a super duper sport button :o)**

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Satnav update
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:20:38 PM »
Thanks Pat

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