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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Ad blue
« on: July 13, 2018, 03:32:39 PM »
Much more convenient for me to make a short trip to my local petrol station versus booking the car into the dealers.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: No sound at all from pro hifi
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:58:48 AM »
Does your hifi continue to work for all other sources? I'd assume the link to Spotify dropped (happens).

General Discussion / Re: G05
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:04:09 PM »
That's really helpful! Took me 2 scrolls to realise what you had done, at first I just thought it was lots of pictures of the new car :)

Wouldn't say no though.

Newbies section / Re: Back again!
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:12:26 PM »
Your link takes me to Volvos.  :blink:

General Discussion / Re: G05
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:06:53 PM »
It looks nice - not all that different in terms of exterior looks - at least to me, though perhaps it would be more apparent when seeing them side by side.

Really don't want that glass gearknob though!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Swap M50d for 650i Convertible?
« on: June 29, 2018, 05:01:31 PM »
I'd go for the convertible, partly cos the sun is shining and partly cos there's a new x5 coming out soon. Also I bet the new 8 series convertible won't be available until quite some time after the hard top comes out. Ideally you'd want to sell it next summer...

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Map north facing
« on: June 26, 2018, 12:48:41 PM »
Nobody? Looking again, there is a north facing option, but the map goes from side to side, rather than in the direction of travel.
I'm not following - what do you mean by "the map goes from side to side"? If the option youve selected is north facing and you are going East or West isnt that how its meant to be? Sorry if I'm missing the point.

General Discussion / Re: Tracker advice
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:02:57 AM »
There are 2 reasons to get a Tracker:
1. To save money
2. To stand an improved chance of getting your car back if it is stolen (it won't deter thieves cos they wont know you have it)

On the money saving aspect, the maths is as follows:
Keeping the car for 3 years, so tracker costs are £397 plus 168 plus £168 ie £733 or £244 per year

On the second reason, do you want it back? If you've bought under finance without gap cover then maybe you do as otherwise there is another potential exposure - the difference between your payout and what you owe the finance company.

If the second reason isnt important to you then go with the tracker if it saves you £244 or more on your annual car insurance.   Obviously, if you plan on keeping longer than 3 years the tracker cost per year goes down so yu need to rejig the maths, but you get the idea.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Wing vents on f15
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:52:50 AM »
I've left them alone. Some people have fitted the X5M ones I believe. Personal choice.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: X5 40d fuel consumption
« on: June 06, 2018, 04:11:06 PM »
The brochure quotes exactly the same mpg for the X5  40d and 30d at 47.1 mpg for the "combined" cycle.

Data for the F10 is showing as 47 - 49 mpg, though I found this harder to find on the internet.

Given that your miles are mostly motorway the real difference in economy is likely to depend on how fast you drive. Whilst the X5 might be pretty similar in mpg to the F10 on some cycles, the difference will be much greater if you drive everywhere at speeds in excess of 70 mph. It is then that the effect of drag will count for much more, given the X5 is a brick on wheels.

Anyway, go on, you know you want to.


General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Fuel consumption M50D
« on: May 31, 2018, 11:58:49 AM »
I'm usually rubbish at noting what mpg I'm getting, but I recently went on a 1000 mile trip (London to Glasgow and back with some pootling about locally while up there). Fully laden but no roofbox or trailer.
Over the whole period I got 30.3 mpg. The motorway up and down were long journeys due to volume of traffic - 9 hours up 8 hours down (both including about 30 minutes stationary at the Service stations). Average speed was something that sounded economical but in reality it was either going way to slow or pushing really hard when I got the chance.  O:-) Probably in "Comfort" 50% of the time and "Sport" the rest. Eco Pro is not my friend.

I'm perfectly happy with 30.3 and could see how a much higher figure could have been achieved had the roads been less congested - or me more patient.

... needs a good wash now.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Good wash and mini-detail
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:00:42 AM »
Brilliant. When are you free to do mine?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Bought one 😃
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:13:06 AM »
Looking good!

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Best insurance company
« on: May 08, 2018, 03:17:30 PM »
Presume you've tried the usual comparison sites? Go Compare and Compare the Market?

In addition try Direct Line and Aviva who don't appear on the comparison sites.

I have had cheap quotes from Admiral / Elephant / Diamond in the past (they are owned by the same company).

Best of luck.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Different nav systems?
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:19:59 PM »
Think you are talking about the E70 rather than the F15, so maybe better answers in the E70 forum?

Anyway - approximately 4 buttons....

The idrive was updated with the "fast access" buttons when the E70 got its mid life facelift. Models are often differentiated by referring to them as "pre -LCI" and "post LCI" models. Apparently it stands for Life Cycle Impulse.

Anyway, the update happened on 2010 models I think. Its not just the buttons but a whole new Idrive system, known as CIC instead of the old CCC. There were a number of other changes in the LCI car - Fog lights are in a different place on the front. I don't know the rest but others will I'm sure.

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