So, here's some pics of the X5, fresh from an exterior buff and polish and engine bay cleaning.Hey folks - I just dropped in after another long absence, to find a spot to let people know I've reached that point where I'm finally willing to let go of my '05. Still been driving it daily, but some issues are starting to arise that will require more maintenance for me to keep it, and I just don't feel like investing the time and energy. I considered selling it, but I suspect when I go to get it safetied I'll find a couple issues that will need to be corrected for it to pass (mainly upper control arm bushings & cracked exhaust manifold).
Bought in 2012 with 170k km on it, now over 400k...served me well, but I've made a deal to pick up a beautiful 2012 X5 50i with M-sport pkg next week.
Kind of a shame since it has sooooo many recent new parts, I figure I'll part it out before I dump it as scrap.
If anybody has any interest, PM me for details
Apparently they weren't listening about making Ventilators either and had to get a kick in the ass to wake them up.Your example of people moving to other brands shows that GM is not responding to what people want. Hello GM, are you listening?
Totally agree, but there are still the silverados, was talking to a friend who, (in 2018) picked up a 2017 with 13k miles on it for 27k$... and it had the tow package and 20 chromed wheels. I think im going to get another 10 years minimum out of the TB but when I have to replace her Ill definitely go the Silverado route.Moose, my thoughts exactly on gm not listening. When this one miles out, I would like another but they really only make one platform body on frame and its go awful expensive. Everything else they have is glorified minivans. Really my only new option is the 4Runner.
2005 TB ext 4x4 186k. I love it. Gonna keep mine until it's dead. Repair, maintain and detail, repeat as needed. Totally suits my needs. Small sound system upgrade. Would like to find a deal on some used wheels, gonna need new tires soon. Keep on Blazin'! Goodluck and good health.Just wondering how long you plan on keeping your TB/Envoy. I do not have any intention on selling mine in the foreseeable future, or at least until I am no longer able to get parts.
I really do love this truck. Even at 11 years old, it still drives really nice, and is perfect for what I need it for. I just wish I was more knowledgeable on fixing anything that go wrong with it.
Just out of curiousity (and also owning a saab) what makes the AWD in the saabWhat a great thought provoking topic. I bought mine at the end of March, just under 90k miles. When I bought it the idea was to get 4 years out of it, and anything after that is a win. When the service brake system light came on, I wanted to sell it. At the same time, I'm considering buying a Tech 2 so that i will be better prepared to fix problems as they arise. I've already invested my time and money into undercoating and 100k mile maintenance, 3k mile oil changes. So I'm really hoping to see another 100k plus and 6-7 years. In the meantime, I'm keeping my eye out for another one, just not a SAAB, I do not like the idea of automatic 4wd, and not silver, one of the 2 worst commonly used car colors ever.
Perhaps I will have to look into how to convert it as I live in New England so I cant get rid of four by four or awd entirely. fyi the number four doesnt work on my keyboardIt's basically having a 4x4 in Auto4WD all the time. Can't switch it off and the front wheels are always locked to the diff (the disconnect doesn't disconnect) so a possible slight hit on MPG. I call it the "slip/bang" system where when it detects slip at the rear wheels, it bangs in the front wheels. Front wheels don't stay engaged for a long time. It's also the cause of stripped front intermediate shafts. There have even been some having it engage for no reason other than the fact the tires sizes were slightly different front to back. Some have gone as far as removing it or even changing it into a real 4x4 system.
You on a laptop or crApple? You should have a #4 on your keypad on the right side of the keyboard too?fyi the number four doesnt work on my keyboard
Been away for a long time, but wanted to check in. I cant easily bring myself to part with my XUV. I worked on the XUV Product team at GM from 2001 to 2004 and was in the meeting the day they sketched out the options for the roof. The roof Tooling in General assembly was my responsibility.Just wondering how long you plan on keeping your TB/Envoy?
Laptop... believe it or not they both dont work LOLYou on a laptop or crApple? You should have a #4 on your keypad on the right side of the keyboard too?
Converting from 4x4/AWD to 2wd is super easy. Just a process of removing parts. Front CV axles, and Transfer Case to front diff drive shaft, and your done. Put in some gatorade caps to keep dirt out.
Well... since the world has shut down and now i'm making a lot less money, i'm glad I didnt buy a truck yet... there's still hope if the economy opens back up, but till then i'll settle for the small few hundred dollars in parts here and there instead of the $500/mo payment for a newer truck.For the past 3 years I keep telling myself I'm going to buy a pickup truck.... My girlfriend keeps bugging me about it... We'll see what happens this year... It's really hard to digest the $35,000 vehicle.... Think I paid $13 for my TB... I think in total I might have spent $1,500 to $2,000 in parts for it.