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Thread: FinanceGuy's Maintenance/Project thread -- 08 E70

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    FinanceGuy's Maintenance/Project thread -- 08 E70

    I've been on the hunt for a good weekend use, family hauler car to replace my wife's Subaru Forester.
    Now, the Forester, while a great car, has had many issues, including 5 recalls, 2 of while were engine management firmware upgrades. It wasn't exactly been a trouble free brand new car (leased with 7 miles on the ODO).

    With that in mind, the lease is up in a few months. I have no intention of buying the car. So, the hunt was one to find something else.

    I present to you a 2008 MONACOBLAU X5 3.0SI N52B30 (N52k common name)







    I'll be picking the car up this Friday. The inspection II should be completed today, and full detail is scheduled for Tomorrow. Both interior and exterior detail with Charlie's favorite task of paint correction in spots.

    Details:
    Mileage: 106,000
    Nevada Beige Leather
    02/6/2008 build date
    Factory Nav
    Backup camera
    5+2 seating option (3rd row!)
    Lights package (xenon lights)
    Premium package
    Cold weather package
    Rear entertainment system

    1 owner car maintained by BMW of Bridgeport, CT.

    Plans for the car include minor coding work from BWMhatt app, a few small exterior details, and a Turner Motorsports software upgrade (to get the most out of the little 3.0 engine).


    Known Maintenance Performed:

    3,888 2/6/209 Oil Change (BMW of SF)
    12,340 8/11/2009 Oil Change, Cabin Filter replaced, ECU checked (BMW of Bridgetport)
    14,468 9/11/2009 Serviced (though, I don't know what was serviced)
    19,534 12/10/2009 Cabin Filter replaced, Brake fluid & power steering fluid replaced, Computer module reprogrammed, Oil Changed
    26,541 2/4/2010 Oil Changed
    47,752 5/27/2011 4 tires replaced, oil change
    58,309 11/30/2011 Oil Change, Brake fluid changed
    72,251 9/19/2012 Battery replaced, Computer reprogrammed - Inspection I completed
    72,926 10/23/2012 Boost Control Solenoid replaced
    78,379 3/5/2013 Oil Changed
    83,089 7/16/2013 Power steering & brake fluid changed, cabin air filter replaced. General BMW inspection/CT inspection completed
    86,902 9/10/2013 Oil Changed, Brakes replaced
    94,714 3/19/2014 4 new RF tires
    xx,xxx 8/5/2014 Oil Changed
    106,000 1/7/2014 Oil Change, Inspection II complete (AT serviced, front and read diff's serviced, coolant flushed, brake & power steering fluid changed)
    Last edited by TheFinanceGuy; 01-07-2015 at 08:10 AM.
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    Well done. This e70 seems to be in good shape.

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    Awesome. Nice pickup.

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    Woot!

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    Picked up! Love it so far!

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    Very nice Patrick!!! Can't wait to get a ride in it
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    Nice Patrick.....Congrats!
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    Thanks. I freakin love this thing. So far anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFinanceGuy View Post
    Thanks. I freakin love this thing. So far anyway.

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    What's the little lady think of it?

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