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  1. I believe the speed limit was from the navigation, do you have navigation?
  2. Whats the best driving style? from the selector its only AWD that has the "HI/LOW", so do i leave it in Auto or select 2WD unless i need 2WD? How will it decide to use 4WD and at what level (HI/LOW)? Canada i would need 2WD in the snow, the rest of the year i assume 2WD, unless heavy rain makes a difference with the power the engine can push out.
  3. Thanks, clearly this truck did not have the tow package, considering that is likely a feature we will use, i did wonder about that.
  4. Thats interesting, as this didnt have that little slider do-dad on the dashboard either for trailer braking.... ive seen other trucks with that and the 4HI / 4LOW (which is a 4 with an up arrow and down arrow) on it, i assume thats what you mean by 2 speed transfer case? Can i assume this 2 speed case was fitted with the tow package (trailer braking)? Tow Package part
  5. It was BMW who told me the X5 is now built in USA. The only major failings of the X5 were the rear leveling suspension which totally fail at about 7-8 years old (just out of warranty) and are due to a design issue, once replaced they are fine, however are real expensive to do (about $4k), the electric safety brake also plays up and appears to be the actuator in the trucnk area, however thats common on other BMW models as well.
  6. The BMW x5 is a very nice drive, although build quality has dropped since its made in USA (no longer Germany for USA and Canada trucks). The Lincoln Navigator is a real nice truck, thats like a BMW 7 series inside, super quiet as well, they really set the bar high with the design.
  7. To be honest after i looked at all of them (Escalade, GMC and Chevrolet) it boils down to external design and some internal features. I dont like a lot of chrome, the Escalade tones of it, the Escalade has that real odd touch screen stuff going on, however the basics appear all the same. Escalade and Suburban Premier both have multi zone climate control, both have heated and cooled seats, however the Suburban has way less chrome and i prefer the inside design of black leather and some wood and thats it... so prefer the Suburban. The Escalade lights might be a little better (LED etc....) however you can retrofit the suburban with after market rear lights so really depends on pocket money level and what design you like.
  8. I test drove the Lexus LS600 in 2008 which had adaptive cruise control it was nice... can sit in a lane and the car will slow down and speed up alone. At that time if it stopped then needed to tap the gas peddle and it would get back to speed... not sure about the GM version
  9. UPDATE Just driven a 2017 LTZ (premier), did not have HI/LOW (only 2wd or 4wd), also had Bridgestone tires. Went up the highway about 110km, was very quiet in the cabin, didnt hear anything as explained about buffeting etc.. (the 2/4wd was set to Auto) Was a real nice drive. Not super happy with the steering / chair location as not where to lean my right elbow without fine tuning. Located in Canada and this was $57000 with about 60'000 kms on the clock. They said it had the recall for the AC radiator done. It had the HUD, might take some getting used to but could see that as handy for navigation and safety info.
  10. Hi Has anyone installed the second battery in these trucks (located front left (from drivers seat), parts are listed below (image), looks like: Battery (looks like the same battery as the main as they both have the same parts ID numbers) Tray Support (for the tray) Battery clamp Fuse box (and cover) Relay (no idea!) Live cable Ground cable New tray
  11. You can also replace the lights to make it look like an Escalade by removing this pillar cover and the lights, they are plug and play (but are after market units).
  12. Been reading the 2017 manual, it appears the QI charger is an LG electronics gizmo and has some opensource coding in it, so its likely the charger can be reprogrammed i bet. There is also a comms channel between the charger and phone (by the looks of it). However ive never had much luck with wireless charging and iPhone X, most as i have a Ottabox defender case which doesn't appear to work well, even when it was remove the phone would only charge for about an hour then give up.... so i dont trust the QI charger yet until they have been around for a good 5-10 years (and work). UPDATE At the dealer in Canada today, 2019 says its iPhone X compliant....
  13. Looking at the parts system (from memory) the upper window trim was chrome or black, the lower was ready to spray... Not checked the grille for parts. I prefer black also, the LTZ / Premier has a chrome line on the step board as well i notice.
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