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Hi everybody from the Southern Hemisphere...in Australia....rural city of Albury in New South Wales ( about 300 kms north of Melbourne ) . I'm poised to buy my first BMW here and focused on a second hand X1 up to 2014. However, would welcome feedback from any X1 owners or researchers prior to me putting my money down. Will post in a relevant forum page and hope I can get some answers to my questions or concerns.  Thanks in anticipation... 🙂

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Well G'day George

Welcome to the Forum

What engine are you considering there were some well documented timing chain issues with the earlier N47 diesel engines around 2014 they were upgraded not sure of the date Petrol engines seemed OK 

Apart from that the normal checks apply History History History, here in the UK after 3 years there is the annual MOT test which we can also check online showing if any work was required to pass and what was done (or not) also shows "advisories" so you can see what is coming.

All accessories should work (test everything) Gearbox should be smooth and quiet again depending on miles should be serviced, as with all 4x4 tyres should match and be correct sizes all round, mismatched or odd tyres can wreak havoc on the transfer case.

Hope I haven't put you off

Dave

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I found this forum simply by searching on Google! I am so excited to be a part of this community. My passion for BMW runs deep and I can't wait to interact with others who have the same passion as I do! 

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On 7/29/2011 at 5:25 PM, G4VHD said:

 

 

Just for our own research, could you please tell us how you found this forum.

If It was by referral from another member, please name and shame 😛

 

 

Google search

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On 7/29/2011 at 5:25 PM, G4VHD said:

 

Found it on the internet

Just for our own research, could you please tell us how you found this forum.

If It was by referral from another member, please name and shame 😛

 

 

 

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Just now, RobS said:

 

Getting to know the Navigation System on my M140i seems to be a pain, it's not as straightforward as my old TomTom.

The input address appears awkward, especially if you don't have a house number, any advice?

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Morning Robin

Who needs Navigation when you have a car like yours 😁 An Aussie once told your never lost until your below a 1/4 of a tank of gas 🤣

BMW (and a few other German marques) for years never believed in 7-digit post codes? Having said that my E53 (original Nav system) might not believe in 7 digit post codes but it does ask House name or number. My E70 is upgraded to an Android system so I have a choice of Google Maps, Waze or Igo all very quick to program.

My experience of BMW (Volvo and Mercedes for that matter) OEM systems is the input seems laborious compared to many aftermarket systems available

Enjoy that Beemer

Dave

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