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Old 16th January 2008, 18:32   #16
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thanks for all the replies.

well this is one of 2 bmw models that are produced in spartanburg, south carolina, usa. only the x5 and z4 are made there.

i ordered it mid june and the car was actually produced last week of september 2007, and the car arrived indian shores mid december, so it has taken a month for custom clearance and the truck ride from chennai to delhi.

they first promised the car in october but it never came.....then they said november, then december.......its been a waiting game i've been playing!

they have given me different stories about the delay....everything from production issues in south carolina, to homologation issues in pune and logistics problems.

i am happy that my car is finally here, but that excitement which i had originally has all faded.

the owner of the dealer also told me: "if i were you i would have cancelled my order a long time ago" after thinking about this, this is actually the stupidest things he could have said. this means he has no faith in his dealership or bmw india or both!

i didn't notice anything weird about the tires. i actually wanted the 20 inch y spoke tires that are on the display x5 in the auto expo, but with 20 inch wheels the ride will be very hard, and since the tires are run flats, the ride will be even more bumpy, so i think i will stick with the 18 inch ones.

there was a platinum bronze x5 exiting the compound as i was entering. there was a monaco blue x5 with gorgeous saddle interior (that was my second choice)

space grey hides the dirt well. my drivers are lazy!

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Old 16th January 2008, 19:42   #17
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Congrats ! ,good colour . Black would have been magic . .
Whats the damage ?
saw a black x5 the other day, and was not feeling the colour at all . my neighbour has a monaco blue old gen x5 with 20" wheels and its the nicest x5 i've seen till date......

grey looks nice on the x5
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that was a cool ride buddie and post more pictures as soon as possible.give us a initial driving impression too.looking forward for the report.
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congratzzz and yummmmmmmmmmmy it is
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hey buddy congrats on your new ride its real *E*Y
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congrats on the ride dude.....finally u gt ur car
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Congrats on your new car . Ive heard that the 3 series has a 6 month waiting . So im assuming that the new C Class sales should go up .
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Wonderful set of wheels!
Wishing you mile & miles of safe driving... Enjoy!
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Wonderful set of wheels!
Wishing you mile & miles of safe driving... Enjoy!
the wheels are too blah. i want this:

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I meant 'nice car'..
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Old 16th January 2008, 23:32   #26
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The rims which x5india likes were imported for a 730d in 21 inchers.
Link : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/super-...tml#post593687
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cool ride x5india...

and you mentioned something like "my drivers are too lazy" !!

i would never have that mean machine chuffer driven, but for cleaning purposes and other cars, yup! thats why they gaet paid for, driving as well as the occassional cleaning!
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smart ride....X5's are too good to be ignored!!
Congrats on the purchase!!
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There is a big waiting list - 4 months + 3 months for dlivery from the US East Coast
I dont understand how right hand drive cars are coming in from the US of all the places??
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Old 17th January 2008, 09:41   #30
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As far as a know, ALL X5's are manufactured in USA (if I remember correctly, South Carolina). This is for shipping to everywhere in the world (inc RHD for UK/India/etc...)
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