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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Fairly new to the M50d
« on: December 13, 2017, 02:27:47 PM »
On my first X5 35d (E70) I found it went through front tyres quickly due to the toeing in that caused uneven wear.
Conversely on my second X5 30d (F15) I had the same tyres for the 4 years I had the car, though my mileage is low (circa 25k in total).

On my current x5 M50d (F15) its too early to say, but a puncture within the first 1000 miles has already meant a new tyre.

Loving the M50d, full of power that I don't need. :) Haven't changed to winter tyres as I don't use the car for my commute and am based in London where conditions are usually kinder. Particularly enjoying the adaptive cruise control and HUD which are new toys to me. Will be hard to go back.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: New to X5 M sport 3.oD. Initial thoughts
« on: November 27, 2017, 10:36:05 AM »
I can never hear the rattles, 2 noisy kids drown out all but the loudest noises. :-[

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Run Flats
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:49:06 AM »
I had a slow puncture at c 1000 miles. No running on it when flat as the TPMS alerted me to the issue. Kwik Fit said their policy was not to repair - but the mechanic (who shall remain nameless) took me aside and said he would do it "off the books".

In the end I opted to replace the tyre anyway.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: F15 40d v 50d
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:08:33 AM »
I'm afraid I can't shine much light on your question either. I have owned a 35d E70 (2 turbos) a F15 30d (1 turbo) and now a f15 50d (3 turbos).

I can honestly say that when I moved from the 35d to the 30d I felt that the 30d was at least as fast if not faster. The newer model was simply better in that sense. I never at any stage in the 3 years I had it think "this is a bit slow", there was always plenty of power available for overtakes, though I would as a matter of course stick it in "Sport" and nudge the gear lever to the left if I was overtaking on non dual carriageway roads.

I went for the 50d after 3 years because I wanted something where I would notice the difference and not feel I was just in the same car as before. Also, there were (and maybe still are) some great discounts on the 50d to be had.

If you are just doing local driving then frankly you don't need more than a 30d. I would expect that the 40e would in fact feel nippier because the electric motor delivers its power instantly. There is of course a lot of difference between what you need and what you want....

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Newbies section / Re: Hi all.
« on: November 08, 2017, 05:05:44 PM »
Hi all, just joined, and have just got X5 M40D e70, 2011 great, I will add some pics.

Welcome. Your car looks very nice.
I've never heard of an M40D and din't know they made one. I have heard of the 40d MSport though - is it similar?

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Newbies section / Re: Hello everyone from Sheffield
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:58:14 AM »
HUD is one of those things that you don't need, but once you have it you will want it again. I'm on my third X5 and first with HUD. I'd definitely spec it next time.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: X5 40e
« on: October 31, 2017, 03:31:14 PM »
Check out this thread for members who have gone "e":
http://xdrivers.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,15154.0.html

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Headrest replaced with DVD players
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:17:07 PM »
I’m not about to attempt this mod - for lots of reasons, but top of the list being laziness.

That said, whilst i wouldnt be keen to reduce the effectiveness of safety systems, I do wonder how effective these airbags would be after Ive strapped on an ipad mount and an ipad on top....

Sorry OP, no help at all and appreciate its not what you asked :)

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General Discussion / Re: Your thoughts
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:07:38 PM »
They may be the future, but until we solve the infrastructure problems I can’t have one. I dont have a driveway and its like winning the lottery if I actually get parked outside my house, so charging is the issue for me.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Decisions decisions
« on: October 09, 2017, 11:23:30 AM »
Another thing to mention about the styling is that if you like and want the running boards you can't have them on an Msport, and the roof rails are different on both. I like the look of the running boards but lots of people say that all they do is get your trousers dirty as the height of the vehicle is not so much that you actually need them to step on. The result is you step over them and brush your trousers against the sides...

Despite liking the running boards I have had 3 Msports because overall I like the look better. I didn't find the ride harsh in any of them.

As for stone chips, never been an issue for me, guess it depends on where you drive.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Advice on X5 F15's - 3.0 D M Sport
« on: September 28, 2017, 11:49:59 PM »
I thought HUD was a gimmick - until i got it. Now would def spec it every time.
Good luck!

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: UK Most stolen cars
« on: September 28, 2017, 09:35:35 PM »
Yes, I always fold in my mirrors when locking, which means i need to press and hold for a bit. Presumably when i see them fold in that means the car is locked - as if a jammer was being used then it would jam the folding too?

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: UK Most stolen cars
« on: September 28, 2017, 10:03:35 AM »
Its not really the most stolen car though - as the article, (nor a similar one in that quality daily "The Sun") DOESN'T make clear. (https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/3241412/top-10-worst-places-to-park-your-car-thieving-hotspots-and-the-vehicles-crooks-target/)

This is a survey of cars fitted with trackers, (see Tracker Press release where they all got their story from http://www.tracker.co.uk/news/press-releases/bmw-x5-reclaims-reign-as-most-%E2%80%98stolen-and-recovere/).
Of those cars the X5 is the most "stolen and recovered".

So, these are not statistics from all cars, just those with trackers, and its not even the most stolen of those, but the most "stolen and recovered".
This is simply bad journalism.


This article
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/jun/25/hi-tech-thieves-keyless-car-crime-electronic-security

gives a list of most stolen cars and, although it is a an older list (last year) the x5 comes 6th. If you compare this with the Tracker survey, the X5 came 2nd last year.

I'm not saying x5's don't get stolen - in fact they are clearly in the top 10, but I bet that when the next set of official figures come out you will see the Range Rovers (various models) continue to feature higher in the list than the X5.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Advice on X5 F15's - 3.0 D M Sport
« on: September 28, 2017, 09:26:26 AM »
I had an E70 and am now on my second f15. In my view, the F15 styling is not as pretty as some of its competitors, but I still like it enough to have bought two!

Compared to the E70, the F15 is a better car. Faster, better equipped and more comfortable. I first went from an e70 35d to a F15 30d and the 30d was faster than the E70 despite having one turbo less. I went for an M50d this time - because I could but the extra power wasn't really necessary.

The steering is lighter in the F15, but you quickly get used to this and it makes slow speed manoeuvers easy.

I'm not aware of any really major issues with the F15 and had no problems with mine, though admittedly mine was low mileage. I even went 3 years with one set of tyres, which had not been the case on the E70.


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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Sold my car today
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:30:59 PM »
Looks gorgeous!

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