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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.

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!

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?

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

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.

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.

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

Newbies section / Re: Newbie
« on: September 26, 2017, 04:54:52 PM »
Very nice. Ive never had the running boards but I do like the look.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Sold my car today
« on: September 26, 2017, 04:53:34 PM »
Yes that's right, my X5 M50d will be going next week after almost exactly 1 year of ownership.

I was called by the dealer last week and offered the opportunity for a straight swap into a pre-registered M3 Competition Pack. I signed the paperwork today.

I've enjoyed the X5 but just don't cover the miles to justify it any longer, that and the deal I was offered was truly a one-time thing.

It's been emotional guys.

Enjoy. I wonder what it must be like going back into a lower down car (height-wise). I do like the elevated drive position of the SUVs. I suspect though its something you get used to pretty quickly.

General Discussion / Re: Installing Reserve Camera On 2017 F25 X3
« on: September 25, 2017, 02:43:21 PM »
Morning all,

I collected my new X3 last weekend.

I wanted to where/who should I contact to install a reserve camera please? also who much £*** would it cost?

Any advise for newbie  :)
Is that a spare camera in case your existing one stops working?
 ??? ???

Newbies section / Re: Newbie
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:20:07 AM »
Welcome... and pictures?

Problems / Re: Think I am going mental
« on: September 19, 2017, 04:28:57 PM »
Your wife is messing with you?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Dashboards?
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:58:54 PM »
My Sports dash, just to add to the set.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Dashboards?
« on: September 14, 2017, 11:52:04 AM »

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Dashboards?
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:04:42 PM »
At the risk of confusing things further, the Sports display in my M50d looks different from the photo that MarkG50 posted!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Mercedes GLE or X5
« on: September 13, 2017, 04:58:54 PM »
I chose Carbon Black knowing it would show the dirt, but only because I was replacing a Space Grey X5 30d Msport and felt I had to get a different colour for a change. I liked the Space Grey.

As has been said before on here, the colour choice is rubbish - there isnt a decent metallic blue, nor green nor red......

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