Posted By RichC on January 14, 2016
This weeks trip back and forth from SW Ohio to NE Ohio was the first with slippery road and winter snow in 2016. There are sure to be a few more winter days this year, but glad to already be into mid-January.
This drive was also the first winter driving for the BMW X5 35d. Although the road never really were challenging, the European diesel SUV handled the slick interstates without a problems. I’m starting to feel comfortable behind the wheel and have found 4 hour stints behind the wheel fairly easy. My biggest “squawk” is the systems management computer detecting glitches “requiring a trip to a BMW service center” or so it says. Everything from detecting a low “run flat” tire pressure (they are all fine — cold weather related) to a “no-start” warning that in 999 miles the vehicle will not start due to requiring blue-def exhaust emission fluid. Grr! I miss just having a couple lights on the dash.