Last post on Sep 17, 2006 at 7:19 PM
You are in the BMW 5-Series
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BMW 5 Series, Wagon
#251 of 252 Re: Sad start to new 530xi ownership [freddybb]
Sep 17, 2006 (7:15 pm)
Sorry to hear about your problems Freddy.
I too was looking at the BMX 530Xi. I actually looked at a number of cars in the same class (Audi A6, Mercedes Benz E350, Lexus GS300, BMW 530Xi and the Infiniti M35x).
Without any doubt, the BMW as my favorite car to drive. But the horsepower and lack of luxurious features really turned me off. In my opinion, the Germans have a lot to learn from the Japanese automakers. As much as I enjoyed driving it, I was VERY fearful of having problems like yours in the future. All my associates drive either a BMW or Mercedes, yet I see them driving loaners more often than not.
The thing that really impressed me about the M35x was the ultra luxurious interior and the comfort of the seats. Iím a pretty tall guy, so I felt as if I was cramped in all the cars I drove except for the M35x. What really surprised me was that you can lease a 530xi for less than a M35x (at least here in NJ). As much fun as the BMW may be to drive, what good is it if the car is stuck at the dealership for repairs? There is no doubt that the 530xi looks great (especially with the 18 in wheels), but I must get asked about the M35x almost EVERYWHERE I go. Itís gotten to the point that itís almost annoying, yet makes you feel as if youíre in a very exclusive league. Either way, just wanted to share my experience with you. Trust me, after horror stories like yours; you wouldnít have ever had any regrets.
#252 of 252 Re: Leasing a 530XI Wagon [jcl4]
Sep 17, 2006 (7:19 pm)
It sounds pretty steep. For $100 more a month, you could find dealers that will offer you 18,000 miles a year for a 530xi with the premium package. Thats also with the basic inception fees.