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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Best insurance company
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:40:18 PM »
Mine renewal with admiral was in the £600's few weeks back but LV did it for me in end for £336. Mine is 3.0D thou

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Poor road package
« on: April 08, 2018, 12:14:58 PM »
Well done on the 2 year auc warranty.! did you have to barter like crazy to get this or was it in with car ?? I've tried and never managed it  >:(

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Ive owned X5 E70 6 speed and now a F15 8 speed. Loved both cars and never really ever noticed what gear I was in  :)) If you like the car and spec, go for it.!

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: advice on worn out tyres
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:02:48 AM »
thanks for reply's so far. Rear Tyres have 7mm so they will not have to replaced luckily and obviously would been even better 2000 miles ago. I did ask about this also but they told me as did sytner that they only have to be replaced as pair on same axle. I know on hear they keep saying you must do all 4, and I trust this forum and you guys a lot more but I'm gonna keep up the BMW warranty, so if anything does go bang, I will be covered. Just so surprised they can sell you a car and in 2K miles you got buy new tyres after being told they ok  :'( :'( 

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General X5 Forum (F15) / advice on worn out tyres
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:58:16 PM »
Just a quick one folks. I bought my X5 F15 about 6 months ago now and when picking up I was not happy with corroded wheels and front tyres.! After a big battle with Stratstones Derby and to cut a long story short, they replaced the alloys but not tyres as said they OK. Now I wasn't happy but just wanted to get on and enjoy my car. Anyway it went into Sytners Notts last Friday to have brake fluid change and pan roof looked at, I also asked them to see if all ok with car as still not sure about the way it drives at times (seem to fight with steering on some road, especially ones where lorries have made a grove in road) Anyway they sent me a video health check and after only 2050 miles, the front tyres are zero mil on outer edges, 2mm inner edges and 3 mm in center AND one tyre is perishing also.! Now this was an BMW Approved car and was about 28 months old when I bought it with 48000 miles.
Now is this this OK that I should be having to replace the tyres after only 2K when they told me they was ok ??
A manager at stratstones asked me to send him the video of which I did and current mileage. It was last Sat so he asked to give him a few days so he could talk to service department about it. Yesterday I e-mailed him for a reply and today I phoned up but he not there and they said they would get another manager to call me BUT guess what...NO CALL
I have spoke to BMW UK today and all there advice was is I really need to speak to Stratsones Derby and all they could do was call them and demand they get back in touch with me.
Any advice from people who have had simalar problems would be most gratfull.

Sorry it was not a quick one in end

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General Discussion / Re: Alloy wheel and tyre package?
« on: February 28, 2018, 01:35:22 PM »
I had one with Stratsones 4 years ago ish when I bought my 1st X5 but paid only £299 after negotiating and in 2 years I only got 2 refurbs done on alloys and I also could claim upto 4 new tyres. When swapped it for X1 it was not transferable and no refund on last year so total waste of time for me and not had one since.!

BUT that amount you been quoted seems a lot of spondollies to me ??

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Gallery / Re: 2010 30d M Sport - Carbon Black Diary
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:12:36 PM »
from my past experiences with the AUC warranty, I'm surprised they didn't change it ?? I was about 10 months into mine a few years back when I had an E70 very similar to yours, It was coming up to 6 years old and the battery was starting to give up, so I booked it in to have a new one fitted and was quite happy to pay for it which is what I thought was going to happen. When I went to pick car up and sort out payment, I was told that it was covered and the whole idea of the AUC warranty was that I didn't have to pay for anything in the covered year as they expect it to be all good for that, so as said, I'm surprised  :'(

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Problems / Re: Pan sunroof
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:54:00 AM »
Have you tried a reset of the roof ?. With ignition on, press the roof button, and continue to hold until the roof, has gone through all its cycles, at least a couple of minutes. Hope this helps. This helped me when my roof refused to close, with your symptoms, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLg3yR8Z2PE

yes I have seen a few now on you tube but its now booked in for day at Sytners to be looked at with a few other jobs so I will leave it to them to sort now just in case of any further problems. Hopefully it might be all it needs as it only done it 3 times now in 4 months but thanks for reply

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: BMW Warranty
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:25:16 PM »
I looked at it this way when I last took it out...if something bad does happen and it goes into thousands ££££££'s... then paying £250 ex will seem like a bargin  ;)

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Problems / Re: Pan sunroof
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:21:00 PM »
If its going to be fixed properly or replaced, then tbh I'm happy for them to have the car a week  :)

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Problems / Re: Pan sunroof
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:42:23 PM »
 Half the trouble is getting it not to work properly when in there hands  >:( but I did video it on my phone which lasts about a minute and half of me trying to close it and it just pops back up, so hopefully I can show and send it them as I had to once with a problem with the sat nav on my old E70 I owned.

Its due brake fluid change in April so might get it in early and hopefully get both sorted on same day.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: BMW Warranty
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:05:02 PM »
Bmw want 2.5k to extend mine I think I will take my chances !!
that seems high.. what year and spec and mileage is your car out of interest ?
I renewed on my last X5 when the auc warranty ran out and it was around £1200 for top cover with the highest excess but was told it was due to the car having done more than 60000 miles. I paid it but didn't really need to use it.
I now have a newer X5 with less than 60000 miles and will be interesting to see what its gonna be this time ?? I was going to give it a miss but ive owned this X5 (F15) about 4 months and all is good apart from the pan sunroof will not close some times from the tilt ?? will close later but bit worried of this but gonna get it checked out soon.

just seen you have E70 4.0D 2011.... what's mileage still ??

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Problems / Pan sunroof
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:03:29 PM »
Hi all, just a quick one. Sometimes after having my roof in the tilt position, it will not close ?? It tries to come down but goes back up ?? It has closed later after trying again after about 15 mins on 1 occasion. I also tried it from my key fob to see if the switch was not working right but still it did same ?? Still less than 3 years old so covered but any ideas please ?? Will trust what you guys tell me more than the Stealers for some strange reason  :))

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: BMW Warranty
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:56:52 AM »
Bmw want 2.5k to extend mine I think I will take my chances !!
that seems high.. what year and spec and mileage is your car out of interest ?
I renewed on my last X5 when the auc warranty ran out and it was around £1200 for top cover with the highest excess but was told it was due to the car having done more than 60000 miles. I paid it but didn't really need to use it.
I now have a newer X5 with less than 60000 miles and will be interesting to see what its gonna be this time ?? I was going to give it a miss but ive owned this X5 (F15) about 4 months and all is good apart from the pan sunroof will not close some times from the tilt ?? will close later but bit worried of this but gonna get it checked out soon.

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Forum Discussion / Re: BMW X1 F48 2015-
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:22:23 PM »
We knew you would not keep it long  :P
well tbh I was going to keep it for 3 years and not 18 months BUT......Yes, you got me there  ::)

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