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      02-16-2009, 09:56 PM   #1
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First Impressions of X5 4.8

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Well guys...I only have about 750 miles on my X5, but I thought i'd share my findings on the car thus far. In short, I am ABSOLUTELY amazed by how much I love this truck.

-This is the first truck i've ever owned. My past cars have all been sports coupes except for a 3 series sedan(2006) and Z3 (1997). I was leary about getting a truck and to be honest, the only reason I did was because my wife and I are expecting our first child. I LOVE small cars...and I'm shocked to say this, but, I don't think i'll ever go back to a sports coupe or a Sedan as a Daily Driver.
-The 4.8 is simply amazing. It's the perfect amount of a punch for the truck. Amaple power is always there, whether for cruising or hard driving.
-My biggest reason for never wanting a truck was I was afraid with how it would handle. I can't believe what it feels like. It feels almost as if it is glued to the road. When it turns, it feels almost like car, very little roll or "lean". Is it because of the Sports Package? Whatever the reason, the confidence I feel driving it is unmatched.
-I was so tired of the harshness in my 335 coupe with the performance tires that I didn't even consider the 20's. And I'm glad I did not. The ride is amazing.
-We all know how great the interior is, so I won't rehash it.

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All my issues are fairly minor...

-The premium sound isn't as great as I would have hoped. I may just have to tweak it a bit.
-The headlight washers spray water onto the hood. This drove me nuts in the 335 and drives me nuts on this one. Anyone else have this issue?
-I should have gotten comfort access. I had this on the 335. I miss it. I didn't get it because the wife hated it. Women...

All in all...couldn't be happier!!!
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      02-17-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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congrats, i have the x5 4.8i with 20's.

handles great- but at 15k the front tires are bald. those dunlops cost 400+ each. haha, i thought they would last longer.

btw, i got running boards too, and they are useless.
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I am glad you are so pleased, but please do us all a favor...do not call the x5 a TRUCK..it is anything but a truck. A truck has a bed and is intended for rednecks to drive
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btw, i got running boards too, and they are useless.
Well...they look good!!!
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I am glad you are so pleased, but please do us all a favor...do not call the x5 a TRUCK..it is anything but a truck. A truck has a bed and is intended for rednecks to drive
Ok. Noted.
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      02-17-2009, 04:46 PM   #6
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i am happy for you! enjoy!
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Congrats! I enjoy my X5 4.8, it's great for a truck. But I still enjoy driving my 335i more, even though it is definitely less comfy than the X5. If there's no snow out, I'm taking the 335i.

The X5 is loaded with amenities, panoramic moonroof and the power is great. I'm also even enjoying the rear parking sensors that I get lazy not having to look back. Enjoy!
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Love this rig. And though the 20s weren't for you, I love the look of them.
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      03-27-2009, 01:43 PM   #9
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Congrats, but how are you going to tweek the Hi-Fi premium sound system?
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