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TL;DR: 04 BMW X5 4.8is, Price $15k (Yeah...I know.), 111k miles, TONS of maintenance, Needs new loving home.

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The What:


2004 BMW X5 4.8is
Price: $15k
111000 Mileage (going up daily)
Clean title

Listing this on behalf of a family member and a car I personally care for alot of the time. And know the current/past owner and history.

The time has come to list this 4.8is. It's in bang on shape with probably a bit too much in maintenance if I'm honest, haha.

Owned the car for a little over 5 years and 50k+ miles with over $20k+ done in maintenance from all owner over the years. To which this car has FULL service history since new!
Current mileage is 111,xxx and just had the car detailed.

Looks stunning both on-road and off-road! Tons of pictures can be seen here: 2004 BMW X5 4.8is

It's a blast to drive and while being comfy on the highway is actually a pretty decent canyon carver!

The Work:
Some key maintenance notes: Dang near everything one would want.
Valve stem seals, Suspension control arm refresh ala FCPEuro, Air suspension nearly all components have been replaced at one point, even the dreaded EHC-II module!
Window Regulators, random door latches, power steering and cooling lines, Blower motor fan (yes.. it was not fun) and ALOT more. I should have an Excel File if anyone wants a look.

Just had it aligned, flushed the brake fluid, and changed out the EHC-II module (...which was very fun).

These cars are only getting harder and harder to find these days. let alone in this condition.

The Details:
Exterior: Black Sapphire Metallic
Interior: Black Nappa Full Leather
-Clean Title in hand
-355bhp, 360lb torque
-6 speed shiftable automatic transmission
-OEM Factory Bluetooth hands free (ULF based)
-Panoramic roof
-Heated front AND rear seats
-Rear Privacy Sunshades
-Navigation
-Parking distance control
-Tinted windows all around (35%)
-Adaptive Xenon headlights with Clear bra to keep them always looking fresh!
-Power auto folding mirrors
-Cold weather, premium package, etc.
-Comes with 3 Working Master Key fobs

The Mods:
H&R 25mm Bolt on Rear Spacers
E70 Rear Wiper Blade + Arm
6k Angel Eye Halo Bulbs (Unknown brand),OEM ones included separate.
Clear Bra on Headlights
Upgraded tweeters / Midranges (Midbasses are OEM).
OEM Aux Cord
4.6is Style 87 Wheels
OEM Heated steering wheel retrofit

The Bad:
-Some vibration above 70mph that is varying in nature (Minimal at times, not so nice at times) As we would all assume one might think thrust arm bushings, but i just warrantied them via FCP. No issues when braking either. A bit of a conundrum. Hubs seem good, but only thing I can possibly think of are 1)tie rods (original) or 2)axles, to which the pair were done at 50k and another again at 100k. (maybe since i did just 1 side?) No clue
-Pano roof vibrates on really bad roads (noise is gone when tilted) Supposedly precisely placed strips of electrical tape on the tilt arms relieves this, but I haven't gotten there yet.

-Like most on the board may know, I'm a bit OCD and sometimes exacerbate negatives!
Some may note the coolant transfer pipe as the unholy 3rd biggest PITA, honestly I haven't had issue with it and don't loose any coolant. So I assume it's still trucking on just fine.

The Extra:
Comes with All weather floor mats (and trunk), trunk net, Front sunshade, BSM Touch up paint, and an OEM E53 Car Cover if I can find it.
Also Up for negotiation is a OEM E53 LCI Sport steering wheel (Same as above) but wrapped in new Nappa leather from Germany (Again a personal Item, so it's outside the sale.) The owner wanted a fully original OEM Leather wheel and didn't like the increased thickness, so I kept it and sourced the OEM one you see above.... Not easy finding these guys in Excellent condition!


The Contact:
Paint is very shinny, leather still looks good and always conditioned regularly.

Please PM me for more information / contact info.

Car is located in Hacienda Heights, 917145
 

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Goodluck brotha! You'll regret selling
 

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Good luck with the sale! I had a 4.8is for 3 years - brilliant car, especially if it can be found with all major issues sorted as with this one.
 

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Month bump.

High speed shake seems to have been fixed.
A new Navigation LCD is to be installed in the next few days :) Pix will be added to album when done.

It's not mentioned in the ad, but the MKIV GPS has the last 2015 maps (OEM disk set), OEM refurbished DVD Drive, and OEM V32 software w/Perspective enabled.
 

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New LCD, and somehow lost that flicker account login info...

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bump. swear this thing will never sell, but alas, I don't control the price XD

Still keeping up maintenance. Did front tires, LCD screen, and some odds n ends since posting.
 

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bumperino. replaced AC compressor and retrofitted an OEM heated steering wheel. Bit over 112k miles now.
 
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