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#1397 of 1507 Brand New 2007 X5 Honeymoon Is Over!
Feb 28, 2007 (2:16 pm)
My wife and I purchased a brand new 2007 BMW X5 a few weeks ago because they finally came out with a seven seater (we have three kids). The first couple of weeks were great. We loved the X5 -- it was great fun to drive, very versatile and well designed, the Head-Up Display is awesome, etc. etc.
Then, the honeymoon suddenly was over! A host of electrical, software and fuel system problems (NO LESS THAN TEN DIFFERENT PROBLEMS -- too many to list in detail here) cropped up. Needless to say, the car is back in the shop for at least three days (for diagnosis only, the fixing will take weeks), a scant three weeks after we picked it up brand new.
This is eerily reminiscent of my horrible experience with the brand new 2006 530xi that I purchased in August 2005. That car was back in the shop THE SAME DAY that I picked it up (burnt out LCD panel, etc.)!! Major feeling of Deja Vu.
Dear BMW, your most loyal customers are the ones who buy your newest models and we do NOT deserve to be treated like this. We are NOT your Beta testing group -- not when we pay nearly $70K for your product. I cannot imagine that the problems we are having would not be immediately observed by your testing team a few weeks after they start testing. Keep doing this to us and you will lose your most loyal customers because you DO NOT deserve our loyalty. We are SICK and TIRED of testing your new models for you because somehow you cannot do enough testing yourself (too eager to start making money on them maybe?!).
You may think we are fools who will not learn from experience and will keep buying and recommending your products no matter what -- but you are DEAD WRONG about this. Take care of your customers and we will reward you for it, treat us like a free testing service and we will go elsewhere.
Yours in profound disappointment,
- A repeat customer
#1398 of 1507 Re: Brand New 2007 X5 Honeymoon Is Over! [freddybb]
Feb 28, 2007 (2:24 pm)
Never buy a first year car model of any brand. That is my model.
#1399 of 1507 Re: Brand New 2007 X5 Honeymoon Is Over! [tcn2k]
Mar 01, 2007 (1:02 am)
AMEN. I could not agree with you more. You'd think they'd catch on especially considering they are higer priced than their competitiors.
#1400 of 1507 X-5 2002 Need Snows Help!
Mar 01, 2007 (1:39 pm)
I just purchased a 2002 X5 with the sport package(19") rims..Can someone recommend a good dedicated Snow Tire to put on these rims..I also received with it another set of rims with summer tires so I will be using the snows only for winter which is long and hard here in Park City,Utah...I really dont want all-season tires,looking for agressive snow tires(non-studded).What are my options?? Thanks in advance..Kevin
#1401 of 1507 Re: X-5 2002 Need Snows Help! [kcml320]
Mar 01, 2007 (6:34 pm)
Check out www.tirerack.com . there you can select your vehicle and its wheel size and they will give you a list of all the tires that match your criteria and each tires' rating for handling, snow, ride, quietness etc...
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#1403 of 1507 BMW x5 bluetooth and motorola phones
Mar 02, 2007 (6:11 pm)
has anyone tried the motorola RAZRV3 and V3i with their X5 and is it fully compatible.
Also nokia 6233 ?
#1404 of 1507 Re: BMW x5 bluetooth and motorola phones [kypreosx5]
Mar 03, 2007 (10:08 am)
I have Razr and it works fine.
#1405 of 1507 Re: Brand New 2007 X5 Honeymoon Is Over! [freddybb]
Mar 05, 2007 (10:54 am)
I took delivery of my 2007 X5 with Premium and sport package on January 20th and have had absolutely no problems with the vehicle itself. It drives like a dream. Unfortunately, this morning I learned they are still working out "some technical issues" pertaining to the trailer hitch kit and while they currently have 1200 on order across the country, there is no release date currently known. Has any one else dealt with this problem and if so how are you pulling your boat? Did you go with after market product?
#1406 of 1507 2007 BMW X5 Trailer Hitch
Mar 05, 2007 (10:57 am)
I have been told by my dealership that BMW is still working out some "technical issues" on the Trailer hitch kit and no release date has been announced for this accessory. Has anyone else dealt with this issue? Anyone using an aftermarket hitch assembly to pull their boat they'd recommend?