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#1410 of 1508 Re: Brand New 2007 X5 Honeymoon Is Over! [freddybb]by ms09 [ms09] [tcn2k]
Mar 09, 2007 (11:24 am)
This is freddybb again -- BMW of NA did leave a voicemail for me yesterday. Have called them back but not heard again from them.
In response to tcn2k's comment that "BMWs are amazing" -- surprisingly, I agree! I do love the 2007 X5 we have AND I would buy it again! Is that very surprising after the experience with my 2006 530xi and the 2007 X5? Maybe. But the point of my post was NOT to say that BMW does not make cars that we don't want to buy, but that they should respect the "early adopters" who are willing to go out on a limb and buy a new model and put in some more testing to catch issues that at least appear to be easy to find.
A suggestion to BMW -- do you have your engineers use your new models themselves for six months in the real world before you release them to the market? If not, maybe you should consider doing so.
The 2007 X5 with the seven seats is a fantastic vehicle. Drives incredibly well, very well designed inside, feels solid all around, etc. I cannot think of another vehicle in this category that even comes close to it for us.
#1411 of 1508 freddybb]byfreddybb/ by ms09
Mar 09, 2007 (6:53 pm)
but still bmw did have problems , which a high class car should never have ,and there is 1 thing which bothers me a lot in bmw cars which is the speed meters light colors in orange and all around.i think bmw could have the x5 a much better car and a much better design but they want to keep that for the next generation,these days it hard to choose a good car,the most long lasting car i have seen is the toyota land cruiser, its a problem free car for a long long time,is the x5 i quite ride, is there any wind noise,bouncing around, engine sound, is it a smooth car. ???and any idea how good is the cayenne and gl class ???for comfort and smooth thanks guys
#1412 of 1508 Re: Brand New 2007 X5 Honeymoon Is Over! [freddybb]by ms09 [ms09] [tcn2k] [freddybb]
Mar 09, 2007 (11:54 pm)
I too love the way my BMW 7-series drives. However, when you pay a lot for luxury and refinement you should not have to deal with constant problems. I also have two other friends that have 7-series and they too have headaches after headaches after headaches. One of them finally got rid of theirs. Was brand new and the engine blew up after about approx. 3,000 miles. Unfortunately BMW did not step in until they had to get ugly with them. It's too bad BMW does not build more dependable cars b/c the drives are always nice as well as the cabins. And you know that Toyota and Lexus put out exceptional cars as far as realiability but they lack excitement.
#1413 of 1508 Re: Brand New 2007 X5 Honeymoon Is Over! [freddybb]by ms09 [ms09] [tcn2k] [freddybb] [chaddy75]
Mar 10, 2007 (7:35 am)
U own a 7series as well? i think the toyota lexus will be the best cars to buy, cause i always heard good things abt these cars,and my uncle and dad and many friend own them and they never have any problem with it.
I own a toyota yaris, and i also have a toyota avalon which was my dad car but my now, To be honest i think these high luxury are only for very rich people who dont have problems if there is any problems in the car, Cause they will just go buy another car,and not care much,if u want to play safe i think to buy a toyota or a lexus, if u go for a bmw mercedes porsche there is always a risk ... they make great cars but i think the germans car has a long way to go for reliability.
#1414 of 1508 Re: Brand New 2007 X5 Honeymoon Is Over! [freddybb]by ms09 [ms09] [tcn2k] [freddybb] [chaddy75] [ms09]
Mar 11, 2007 (2:35 pm)
I'm with you. Just look at all the consumer reports reviews as it shows Toyota and Lexus as always ranked the highest in realiabilty and dependability.
#1415 of 1508 Re: freddybb]byfreddybb/ by ms09 [ms09]
Mar 14, 2007 (7:33 pm)
Freddybb writes: "there is 1 thing which bothers me a lot in bmw cars which is the speed meters light colors in orange"
BMW's instrument clusters light up orange at night because scientific studies show that color of light to be the easiest for the human eye to refocus between the road and the instrument panel during night time driving. It's probably not to everyone's tastes, but there is science and not whimsy behind that choice.
#1416 of 1508 Re: X-5 2002 Need Snows Help! [quattroporte12]
Mar 15, 2007 (8:36 am)
I also highly recommend tirerack.com . Their research tools and delivery are excellent. Case in point: I researched and ordered a set of winter wheels for an X5 4.8is (because the performance tires on that vehicle are useless in snow.) The new wheels/tires were delivered to my driveway mounted and balanced 48 hours later (using standards UPS shipping).
#1417 of 1508 Re: freddybb by ms09 [ms09] [anon3]
Mar 15, 2007 (6:55 pm)
Actually anon3, I (freddybb) did not write that comment about the orange color of the instrument clusters in BMWs. That was written by ms09 in response to my earlier post. I agree with you about the visibility of the orange color and I actually very much like it in both my 2006 530xi and my wife's 2007 X5.
We have now put about 2500 miles on our 2007 X5 and, barring the problems that I have already written about, it is a dream vehicle. Drives incredibly well, corners "like it is on rails" (we have the Sport Package with the Adaptive Stabilization), is very well laid out inside, and is incredible to look at. I would most certainly buy it again over the Lexus (no personality, too soft a ride, bland design, ...) and Porsche Cayenne (man, what an ugly car!).
I also have to say (knocking on wood as I write this!) that after the initial spate of issues with my 2006 530xi, it has had absolutely no problems and is a total joy to own and drive. This leads me to believe that after BMW debugs the start-up issues with new models things tend to get a lot better. At least I hope I am correct about this and don't regret this conclusion!
#1418 of 1508 Re: freddybb]byfreddybb/ by ms09 [ms09] [anon3]
Mar 16, 2007 (2:48 pm)
thanks for the reply , i had no idea that orange lights were easiest to see. scientific studies show color of light to be easiest for human eye,?something new for me anyway thanks, (and freddybb)hey i saw ur messages that cayenne is a (ugly car)but not every1 says its ugly including me.
#1419 of 1508 Gross vehicle weight rating
Mar 16, 2007 (6:20 pm)
What is the gvwr for the 2007 X5 3.0si? Some sites lists it as 6,327 lbs, while others (carsdirect, yahoo auto) lists it as 5963 lbs. I cannot find it on the official bmw site. Thanks.