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Old 01-23-2007, 09:49 PM
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Need some HELP and QUICK!!!

Okay, so my 2003 Imola Red X5 4.6is is off and gone to Denver, Colorado. This might have been the first time I've been on the verge of tears to see a car go, it was surprisingly hard.

I've been trying to figure out which car to get now and I've run out of time. I have to give my answer before tomorrow morning on either a 2001 540i Sport or a 2003 330Ci. I want a car I'll have the ability to do more modifications on, these are the two I've narrowed it down to. Here are the specs on both:

The 2001 540i Sport, with 62,379 miles. It has a red exterior and black/gray interior. It's a six speed manual tranny, has the M Sport Package including the rims, GPS, great sound system, wood trim interior, sunroof, power seats and power everything else. 282 HP. There are some pictures at the end of this as well.

The 2003 330Ci has 53,511 miles, black on black exterior. It's a 5-speed manual, heated seats, harmon kardon sound system, no sunroof, but power everything else. Also has 225 HP.

I know the 330Ci was listed as a better car to mod, plus it's a two seater as opposed to the four seater 540i. I only have pictures of the interior for the 330Ci, but the exterior is flawless. Any opinions would be helpful, I'm running out of time!
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that is one gorgeous 540i, I think I would lean towards that
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:04 PM
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I'd go with the 540i!!
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:22 PM
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You'll miss the sport seats if you go with the 330......and the rumble and thrust of the V8. but didn't you sell your 4.6 because it comsumed too much gas?

and the you'll be familar with the equipment in the 540 considering it shares many of them with the X.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:45 PM
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My X5 was getting anywhere from 11-13 miles to the gallon according to the on board computer.

I'm not worried when it comes to the gas the 540i will consume, more interested in having a fun ride that I can play around with.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:04 PM
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Personally, the 540i. I LOVE E39s. I had a 528i, and it was great. I also LOVE the styling. Probably one of the best looking BMWs, behind maybe the E38.
Coming from an X, you'll probably appreciate the 5's more spacious interior.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:06 PM
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330ci is more tossable but realistically, why going after cars with such high mileage? is price a reason?
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:22 AM
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Price is a small factor in this, but I mostly just want a car to screw around with. I'm only 23 so at some point I'm going to need to start paying for my own insurance, bills, that sort of thing, so I want something that's not like the 4.6is as far as price goes. I'm actually leaning more towards the 330Ci just because of the list of mods I can do.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:31 AM
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try to find an 04 3-coupe. it's updated with the LED tail-lights which, i don't know why, everybody likes.
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I am not liking the 540i and I am not liking it in red.

Mostly though the inside looks tired.
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