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      07-01-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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Just Joined The X5 G05 Club from the M4 Club! Story and Photos

I am writing this post with mixed emotions. After 1 year and 25K miles driving a 2015 M4 6MT, the pain and cost of repairs finally did me in. To be exact, $6,000 in out of warranty repairs and another $4k I chose not to do and trade instead. (Final straw was the $2,000 battery replacement! You read that correctly. Look it up.) Never buy a used M car, but I loved it anyway.

I love Bimmers and wasn't sure what I would get. Did not have much time to decide. But once I saw the all new X5 G05, I was impressed. The luxury is on another level. Needless to say, I am ecstatic with my decision to buy a new one.
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      07-01-2019, 11:14 PM   #2
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Congratulations. Seems like an odd transition though - sports coupe to full sized SUV.

Yes, you will certainly feel like you're in an armchair compared to the M4. How long will it take for you to miss the driver involvement? Might have to get yourself a manual M2 as well.
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      07-02-2019, 10:23 AM   #3
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Congratulations. Seems like an odd transition though - sports coupe to full sized SUV.

Yes, you will certainly feel like you're in an armchair compared to the M4. How long will it take for you to miss the driver involvement? Might have to get yourself a manual M2 as well.
I already miss it. May seem odd but the M4 was my midlife crisis car I guess. Had a 911 then drove Range Rovers for 11 years raising the kids. Wanted something fun. I drive too many miles for a sports coupe as a daily.
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I already miss it. May seem odd but the M4 was my midlife crisis car I guess. Had a 911 then drove Range Rovers for 11 years raising the kids. Wanted something fun. I drive too many miles for a sports coupe as a daily.
Please detail how you'd pay $2000 for a battery!

Ouch...
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Please detail how you'd pay $2000 for a battery!

Ouch...
$1,600US for the battery and $400US for labor/setup. The battery is lithium ion and is in all of the M cars. Made sure the X5 did not have a lithium ion battery. Yes ouch moment!
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I second the get a slightly used M2 advice. They are a fantastic bargain right now due to the new Competition model.

Would you mind detailing what repairs cost 6k? I hope the X5 isnt that much of a money pit when it gets older but I wouldn't wager on it.

Good color choice on the X5. You may want to plastidip the rear diffuser in matte black. I think it looks a lot better that way.
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I always had an extended warranty on my M3's for that reason. Potential crazy expensive repairs. I'll get an extended warranty with this car too if I keep it long enough. Congrats on the X5!
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I am writing this post with mixed emotions. After 1 year and 25K miles driving a 2015 M4 6MT, the pain and cost of repairs finally did me in. To be exact, $6,000 in out of warranty repairs and another $4k I chose not to do and trade instead. (Final straw was the $2,000 battery replacement! You read that correctly. Look it up.) Never buy a used M car, but I loved it anyway.

I love Bimmers and wasn't sure what I would get. Did not have much time to decide. But once I saw the all new X5 G05, I was impressed. The luxury is on another level. Needless to say, I am ecstatic with my decision to buy a new one.
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I second the get a slightly used M2 advice. They are a fantastic bargain right now due to the new Competition model.

Would you mind detailing what repairs cost 6k? I hope the X5 isnt that much of a money pit when it gets older but I wouldn't wager on it.

Good color choice on the X5. You may want to plastidip the rear diffuser in matte black. I think it looks a lot better that way.
They had a M2 Comp DCT on the lot. My wife was a no go on another M car new or used. Too small for the driving I do anyway.

2 times in for misfires. Plugs and coils. $3,000
Finally figured out it was a bad front crank seal. Prior owner had messed with the wiring with some kind of mod attempt which took forever to diagnose. $3,000.

Final repairs I did not do was $1,600 for a new radiator and $2,000 for the battery. $9,600 in one year and 25k miles. Should have gotten an extended warranty, not bought a used M car at all or maybe not the best daily driver with that kind of mileage. Either way, I loved that car. Loving the X5 too for different reasons obviously. Updated pic of my X5.
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If you would've gotten the 50i you may have had similar performance
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If you would've gotten the 50i you may have had similar performance
Not quite. M4 was pushing 500bhp. i drove a 50i as well before deciding. Was an extra $10k US. I drive a lot of miles so mpg factored in as well. I am happy with with X5 40i. I will drive it for two years, give it to my wife and get something else.

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Sorry to hear those kinda costs man but congrats on the great new ride.
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