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    Astounding economy!

    A lot of it was down to road works..... but after leaving Newcastle and passing Nottingham I did decide to see how far i could push it, but not driving slowly, just carefully
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    Astounding economy!

    The 3 litre diesels are amazing I did a trip over 5 days In my 530D x drive from Southport to Blackburn, Newcastle, Northampton Hotel just off M1, Eynesham, Croydon and back to Lancashire, 920 miles, average was 62.9 and I still had 30+ mile range
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    Creaking Rear

    most BMW seem to suffer from this door pin knock at some time
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    Creaking Rear

    I hope that works for you, I had new door seals and repeated repairs to rear seat, boot, tank, all sorts of things to try to resolve rear knocking/squeaking - it was the main reason I gave up on it before warranty expired and bought an X3, much happier since I did that on October - surprisingly built in USA it hasn't been back apart from initial dislike of how steering boss was stitched and scratch on wing mirror on collection
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    Astounding economy!

    I used to love my 530D X drive, I could easily get 55mpg, taking some care I could get 63mpg and have fuel left from a one week tour of uk covering over 900 miles, not getting anything like it in my X3 M40D but overall average over 9000 miles is around 40 where the 530 was 44/45 overall, so these 3 litre engines do eat some fuel in town but on long journeys at motorway speeds they are amazing...... but you cant beat the thrill of making that 3 litre roar and go like stink I used to annoy so many in my 530 coming back from Scotland to see how long it would cruise down a hill for..... miles in some cases
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    Alloy Corrosion - Warranty?

    I would agree, its warranty unless there is an outside influence that has caused the corrosion around the hub and a repaired kurb graze on the rim is not outside influence for that corrosion
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    Creaking rear

    I had so many attempted repairs that seemed to fix it for maybe the rest of the day or a couple of days but it always came back, and it wasnt just the rear seat I felt it was rear (not active) suspension or rear bodywork not secured/welded properly - Special BMW gaffer tape was used in a lot of places to try and fix it
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    530e Replacement Battery Cost

    100k km is nothing over 6 years
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    530e Replacement Battery Cost

    or indded a problem for original owner when 2nd owner wants extra 000's taken off for battery depreciation
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    Keyless access break in

    Its the same as its been for years with or without remote access or remote keys, if someone wants your car, especially if its a proefessional steal to order team then they will steal it. If someone steals mine I just do not want it back
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    Creaking rear

    An amazing fix for a 40-50 grand prestige car eh
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    Creaking rear

    iincredibly well known and after 2.5 years made me change to an X3
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    G30 creaking

    It'll come back. I lost count of the number of times my seat came out and put back in, I was going to push them to check fuel tank and parcel shelf welds and boot lid but I got so fed up of rear seat creaking and rattling I got rid and bought an X3
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    Which music streaming service?

    I use deezer built into the car, I can use it on other devices like phone, Sonos and Alexa etc bit shame one cannot upgrade to family version track and artist order and deletion is terrible bit it does work ok
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    520d/530d conundrum.

    I have got over 900 miles in my 530D Xdrive, its gone now and I'm not gettinbg anything like thatr in my X3. Typically though 700-800 is easy, long distance motorway driving 55 mpg is easy, average was around 47 over 12,000 miles of mixed driving.
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    off to pastures new

    Well its been fun over last 2 1/2 years or so but my 530 went back today and just waiting to collect my new X3 tomorrow. It's been a terrific forum, I see most X3 forum users are from USA so its going to be quite different. Thanks to everyone for their comments, advice and suggestions and I wish you all well for the future.
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    off to pastures new

    nice your 530 looks identical to my old one, and like you I wanted an X5 but wife said too big, and I had to listen as she rarely drove the 530 - but I love my X3 hope you enjoy yours as much
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    off to pastures new

    Sport mode around some good roads bought the MPG down I can tell you. as much as I hated M6 roadworks I think the long enforced 50mph limits helped. But I easily went from NorthWest to Manchester, Sunderland, Northampton, Eynesham, Dorking and back to NW easily - I can only remember my holiday in Scotland where I filled up anywhere bit my local place - and I checked MPG against calculation for miles and fuel needed to fill up and it was accurate not expecting same from X3
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    off to pastures new

    I didn’t go out for pano roig, let’s see how it is my 530d X drive could achieve over 60mpg and I often got 700-800 mile range and a few times over 900 miles so far this has averaged exactly 40mpg over 300 miles or so but mostly commuting and small roads so I am ok with that i need to do a long drive to see but from my normal day to day commute my 530 didn’t seem so much better - only time will tell - but the engine is sublime, I thought my 530 was smooth but this set up with acoustic glass is amazingly good
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    off to pastures new

    I like new tech and like how BMW have modernised a lot, II just prefer the display I have, maybe it’s the circular shape of the dials ? And I use head up for Nav each to his own. It’d be boring if we all liked the same things eh
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    off to pastures new

    X3 M40d with comfort pack, tech pack, M sport plus pack with adaptive suspension and panoramic roof
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    540i Xdrive Touring

    I did that over a lot of journeys over 16-18000 miles and found calculated MPG was within 5% of computer in my 530 X drive, sometimes getting 62MPG and over 900 mile range
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    Reflection From Ambient Lighting

    I used to have mine set to blue to match seat stitching with auto dim at night And never really noticed a problem
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    off to pastures new

    I didn’t like the look of the dash display in a X5 and the new screen with so much info is Unnecessary, I like tech but in cars it’s often not needed, it’s one reason I moved away from Audi as I hate all this touch screen stuff - it detracts from driving
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    off to pastures new

    thank you, I’m certainly enjoying it and can’t believe how good it is
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