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Old 04-02-2015, 05:53 PM
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I'd get the LCI.

We had three M54 BMWs, and now have a 2007 3.0si X3. I liked the M54 engine a lot Now I like the new one. No issues to date. 35 or so more hp. Better fuel efficiency.

I think the LCI X3s have a better ride, not as harsh. We have a panoramic sunroof on ours, but that isn't very important to me. The headlights are better, but they may have been an option.

Drive it and see if the automatic transmission shifts ok. Problem solved.

Our only issues in 8 years have been the motor in the passenger side mirror, and a broken rr coil spring. Both were straightforward to fix.

We think about trading it in, but my wife doesn't want to as she would have to get an automatic and doesn't want one.

2007 X3 3.0si, 6 MT, Premium, White

2008 535i, 6 MT, M Sport, Premium, Space Grey
2003 X5 3.0 Steptronic, Premium, Titanium Silver

2002 325xi 5 MT, Steel Grey
2004 Z4 3.0 Premium, Sport, SMG, Maldives Blue
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