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Old 02-10-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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picking up a new 535xi :) tomorrow!

getting a new 2011 Dark Graphite M Sport 535xi on this Friday

will be saying a farewell to my 540 .....





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Old 02-10-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

Be sure to post pics of the new ride when you get it. We'll be waiting
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:13 AM   #3
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congrats on the choice

why did you not go with the 535GT?

and did you get a good trade in amount?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:29 AM   #4
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why not just RWD 535?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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THANKS guys

JayArras: I will definitely post pics. Stay tuned

Oyster: GT is not my cup of tea. Not digging the back end, and front for that matter. I did not trade mine in. I am selling it. The for sale thread is in the "BMW cars for sale" section

JINT: AWD was a choice over RWD for several reasons. First - snow, I had problems with my car climbing the hills and taking off from the intersections in bad weather/deep snow (when my snow tires were old), not so much with good new winter tires but still. I like how AWD takes off in snow and wet - no tire spin.
second BIG reason - 535i RWD electric steering has big problems not yet resolved by BMW. (puling to the right and when software fix applied no center feel and wondering at high speeds) . 535xi has tested, trusted and true BMW hydraulic steering. BIG selling point for me. did not go for 550xi because I felt that the HP are enough with 535 as it has more HP than my E39 540. plus - I will chip it and get 60 or more HP then . PLUS 535 is better balanced due to lighter engine.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:54 PM   #6
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here are the pics. The car is steal at the dealer. I left it there and here is the story why ...
I told the sales guy before they PDId the car that I don't want it washed etc because I don't want scratches on my paint. I was told that these guys are so pro that I have nothing to worry about ... WRONG. He even wrote an email to their people saying that the customer is very particular about the scratches and they should treat the car with extra care. I come in AM - the car is all scratched up from their waxing AND there is also a deep scratch that goes into the primer on the fender, probably from someone leaning on it to "wax" .... I was furious ....... and they are buffing it now. They also promised to fix the deep scratch.

here it is though




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Old 02-11-2011, 03:09 PM   #7
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pfff...showoff

congrats, looks sweeeet!
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Looks like a beauty. Good luck, O.S.!
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:40 AM   #9
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Very nice. The best of luck to you.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:46 PM   #10
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ohh, ooops i thought u were picking up an E60 thats why i was talking about rwd. Nice car !!!!
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:21 PM   #11
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when I drove it I could not believe how great it was. Test drive does not give you that feeling somehow. When I drove mine I started to appreciate all the little and big things about it.it is so tight, solid, planted, refined and luxury .... F10 535xi - best car I driven yet, and I drove MANY
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:52 PM   #12
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Congrats, your post made me think about December 28 when I went to trade up to my 2011 528i, just two hours before I was to make the trade, my 2008 528i was hit by a truck, and as of today I still own two 528i's repaired should be done on the E60 by the beginning of March, looks like you had a much better day, Enjoy!
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:30 PM   #13
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This sux big time Kenny .. sorry to hear. what counts is that you walked away from this, not wheeled away on a stretcher.
And now you are enjoying your F10 528 .

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Congrats, your post made me think about December 28 when I went to trade up to my 2011 528i, just two hours before I was to make the trade, my 2008 528i was hit by a truck, and as of today I still own two 528i's repaired should be done on the E60 by the beginning of March, looks like you had a much better day, Enjoy!
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Thanks that is very true, and yes, I am enjoying the F10,
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:40 AM   #15
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The new 5ers are GORGEOUS! Congrats, great choice.

PS. Read the latest Motor trend blurb about the 5er in their "car of the year" article, I think you willl find it interesting .
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