BMW X5 G05. 3.0d

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    Well very quickly
    3 weeks in and next week a trip to the lakes...
    round town only mpg is at 29...
    Honestly, I think this thing is awesome... it’s comfortable, quick and quiet... and truly is a great car..
    Gave Dave @bishbosh, a quick bomb round in it the other night, and he couldn’t believe it was on 22” wheels... it’s bloody lovely..
    20 minute wash and rinse off, but I don’t know why I am bothering with storm Dennis here.... but there you go...
    I’ll keep you posted..
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    That looks very nice, not surprised your enjoying so much!
     
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    Thank you..


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    It's a lovely car Al. (y)

    Very smooth and comfortable considering it rides on 22" wheels. I was surprised indeed! Only problem now is that the wife wants one :eek:
     
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    Cheers for kind words Dave..



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    You must like this car to be washing it on a weekend like this!
    I was parked next to one almost identical a week ago, looked very smart.
     
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    I don’t mind washing cars in the rain..
    Just don, my ‘garage housed’ waterproof and trousers.... and when finished no leathering off...


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    Looks very smart, I do love those wheels
     
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    My Dad used to say that was the best time for the job [he worked for a spell as a Chauffeur back in the day] - just don't buy one in the rain.
     
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    Got the idea from a pilot.... 25 years ago from Leeds Bradford airport who lived near me... he would only wash his mr2 in the rain...


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    washing the car in the rain
    "and when finished no leathering off" do people still actually use a chamois leather to dry their cars now

    we used to have really good water around here and you could get away with leaving tap water on the car to air dry but sadly not anymore now the only time the car can be left wet is when it is raining
     
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    Phraseology...
    For Leathering read... microfibre clothing ...
    you get what I mean...
    Leave it wet..


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    l do now what you mean it is just a term used for drying the car. it just amuses me that sponges and chamois leathers have now been confined to room 101
     
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    Looks great! The front kidneys are slowly growing on me.


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    Just some guidance again please guys...
    Running through my winter wheel options with Ed...£2700..!!! Ouch
    But looking at tyre sizes so far
    Currently
    Fronts are 275/35/20= 751 mm
    Rears are 315/30/23 = 748 mm
    Total diff = .4%
    So from stock the tyre sizes are different without any wear.. was just thinking about the xdrive set up..??

    Winters are 265/50/19 all round as quoted on the door post label = 747 mm

    Thoughts
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    Repeat
    Typo... fronts are 275/35/22
    Rears are 315/30/22.
    .4 % difference...
    Otherwise it would look like a dragster...


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    I believe the drive problems only appear when the tread depth differs inexcess of 2mm front to back ie 3mm +
    It does become a pest as the inner rear tyres will wear first, depending on mileage, it may be worth an annual turn, though I fear for wheel damage so prefer minimal chance!
    The effects are not overnight and clunking will occur first, your staggered tyre sizes are perfectly matched, your square winter set up is good
    Nowt to worry about!
     
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    Cheers
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    Well 4 days in the Lakes... what can I say... absolutely awesome... so comfortable, quiet and so utterly composed...it’s just sublime... the way it goes about it’s business..Stunning...
    Slightly too much tech, with the assisted driving... which has some small flaws.. coming up against a vehicle in front and not remembering to move out into the overtaking lane early enough, screws it up partially... but I am nit picking really.. beating in mind apart from putting your hands on the wheel it drives itself..!
    Other than that I truly love it...



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    I really want to test drive the G05, just to compare to the F15. Hoping my friend will have one I can borrow when mine goes in for a service.

    With the assisted technology, can you not adjust the sensitivity of it?


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