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You are in the BMW X3 & X5
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BMW X3, BMW X5, SUV
#51 of 111 worried about reliablility issues with bmw x5 diesel
May 05, 2009 (11:46 am)
i am buying not leasing, the bmw quote was for diesel with tech, premium,and sport package, 3rd row and rear climate and comfort access. if i could get it for 54 i would probably do it. Acura has been very nice and they have been aggressively calling me.
#52 of 111 this is the price i got for bmw x5 3.0
May 05, 2009 (11:49 am)
MSRP $61,975 You save
USAA Price Adjustment $498 above invoice
USAA Member Price $57,800
Color Exterior: Alpine White
Options •3RD ROW SEAT (4UB)
•BMW ON-BOARD NAVIGATION SYSTEM (609)
•COMFORT ACCESS SYSTEM (322)
•HEAD-UP DISPLAY (610)
•IPOD & USB ADAPTER (6FL)
•PARK DISTANCE CONTROL W/GRAPHIC DISPLAY (508)
•PREMIUM SOUND PKG (ZPS)
•REAR CLIMATE PKG (ZRC)
•RUNNING BOARDS (328)
•SPORT PKG (ZSP)
•TECHNOLOGY PKG (ZTP)
#53 of 111 do i really need all the options on the bmw?
May 05, 2009 (11:50 am)
#54 of 111 quote for the loaded mdx sports entertainment packlage
May 05, 2009 (11:53 am)
MSRP $49,650 You save
Price Adjustment $0 above invoice
Your Cardmember Price $45,175
Color Exterior: Aspen White Pearl
#55 of 111 Re: sunroof and urea [radiogaga]
May 14, 2009 (6:22 am)
Just wanted to weigh in a bit - but really more wanted to understand the comparison.
You went with the ML320 over the X5 based on this alone?
I have driven both. And performance wise the X5D is a clear winner. Comfort wise the ML320 CDI is the winner. The back seats of the ML are far more comfortable than the X5. The reason I would buy the used ML320 CDI is to get away from the Urea injection system. The X5 has a slight advantage in looks. I am not fond of either one. I like the looks of the Touareg/Cayenne better. The Touareg V6 TDI has a much higher tow rating than the X5 or ML. The Touareg also has a larger payload. Add to that I have dealt with the VW dealer and like them. The 7 passenger is a joke in the X5 so it really does not count for anything. The X3 is a mini SUV compared to the others I am looking at. San Diego Diesel is less than Regular and far less than Premium needed for the gas guzzlers. I have a gas guzzler SUV now that I will keep if I do not buy a diesel SUV.
Life is a compromise.
#57 of 111 My new BMW X5 35D
Jul 24, 2009 (6:02 am)
Two weeks ago I traded my 2006 Mercedes Benz ML500 for a 2009 BMW X5 diesel with the Premium Package, the Sport Package, Third Row Seats, heated front seats, and Satellite radio. After 500 miles I am getting just over 20 mpg around town, but haven't had it out on the road yet.
I have started a journal about the good, the bad, and the ugly of this vehicle, and am comparing features with my ML500.
So far, more good than bad, but the iDrive is certainly hard to learn.
#58 of 111 Re: My new BMW X5 35D [palmharbor]
Jul 31, 2009 (9:02 am)
When you bought/leased the 2009 X5 Diesel, were you aware of the $1,800 tax credit? That certainly will help off-set the fuel costs.
For comparison purposes, one of my previous X5's was a 4.8i V-8. Around town, that vehicle got about 16 mpg in pure city driving. Combined highway/city driving mpg was about 19 mpg. So 20 mpg driving around town is a significant improvement over the V-8.
#59 of 111 X5 diesel in COLD weather
Aug 07, 2009 (6:03 am)
Does anyone have any concerns/bad events with the diesels in cold weather? I ask this because I am interested in them but will be moving up to Green bay in November. Thanks
#60 of 111 Re: X5 diesel in COLD weather [westindian]
Aug 07, 2009 (6:56 am)
My family have had diesels up in Syracuse for years. None of the post-Y2K diesels really had any trouble with them starting or running due to cold weather.
When I test-drove a 335d it was in single-digit weather. Ran like a champ.
By comparison, my Subaru with its turbo petrol engine was running like garbage that day.
I've owned both turbo gas/diesel and have found the diesels actually to be less finicky due to weather (or at least less noticable). Sure their peak torque will be down due to weather sometimes, but its still more torque than you can shake a stick at, so whatever performance loss is imperceptible, IMO.
The old International and Cummins (pre-1990) were hard to start without ether injection. That was the real down-side. Haven't had any problems in the last decade.