Thursday 15 August 2019

BMW X5 xDrive30d

One of the days when I went to Navnit Motors, they mentioned that they have a demo X5 car that they are planning to sell. I had always felt that many of my trips would be safer and better with a four-wheel-drive system. After some negotiation and bargaining, I decided to bite the bullet and ended up buying the car which was a 2012 manufactured BMW X5 xDrive30d E70 model. I bought the car in December 2014.
Following is the specification of the car.

Driving this car around was the most fun that I had till today. It was a companion on multiple trips that I did over the next four-plus years and it took us to places that I always wanted to visit. Here are some of the trips.

  1. Christmas 2014, Hyderabad, Konaseema, Puri, Bhubaneswar
  2. Druk Diaries: An experience of a lifetime
  3. Diwali 2015, Bengaluru to Bhopal and Back
  4. Christmas 2015: AIM 2015
  5. Summer 2016
  6. Long weekend in Kabini
  7. Chikmaglur and back -- September 2016
  8. Christmas 2016
  9. Summer 2017 -- Back to the nature
  10. Ladakh 2017
  11. Quick Trip to IIM Indore
  12. Christmas 2017, Madhya Pradesh, Jal Mahotsav
  13. Summer 2018
  14. Summer 2019
  15. Sriharikota PSLV-C46 launch carrying RISAT-2B
After multiple trips and over 135,000 kilometers on the odometer, it is time to bid the car adieu. Although in its prior life it was a demo car and had taken a beating, which resulted in some of the repairs that I had to do later on, it served us well. We never felt that we were unsafe in the car.

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