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Old 12-16-2018, 04:20 PM
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Trade into an E60 M5? Trade my M5 for an X5M?

Hello all,

Seems like a very nice forum you all have here. Much like the attentiveness and community I am used to over at M5Board.com!

I've been consindering for some time trading in my M5 for an X5M, and it's been a very difficult decision for me but one I must look into. I'm new to this forum as I don't own an X5 (as of yet), so forgive my newbie status lol

Anyways, for one, would any of you do this? Get rid of a wonderful V10 supercar for a more sensible AWD suv? Am I crazy? Will I be happy with the X5M?

A little background... I'm in my mid 30s, so no racing or anything like that for me. I am a car guy and appreciate nice things, but as a newlywed guy, I also know starting a family is on the horizon. Also, geographically, I now live in a hilly area that is subject to snow, so AWD is necessary. Id like to be able to shrink down the four car fleet I've got going on by selling my winter ML truck and M5, for an all year rounder X5M.

Before I ebay/cars.com the M5, I thought I'd ask everyones opinions on here. Would anyone do the oppisite? Go from the X5M to an M5? I'd consider a trade which Ive never done before, if there were any interest. My M5 is a two-owner car (I'm the 2nd) and its spotless. Bone stock, well maintained, two inch thick manual full of receipts, services, and oil analysis reports. About 85,000 highway miles with the SMG 7 speed gearbox. No CELs, no issues, fully optioned. Silverstone on silverstone, every available option except soft close doors and adaptive cruise.

Thanks in advance for the input. Trying to see where I stand before I make any moves.
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:48 PM
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If your M5 is a 6spd, I wouldn't trade. Personally I would keep that m5 for as long as I could, as much as I love my X6M, I miss the foot clutch.

You will not be unhappy with the X5/6M. I love mine. Plenty of power, nice refinement, plenty of room to haul junk around (more in the x5m of course). I have no kids, so I can get away with it.

The only gripe i have is limited mods. It's hard to find simple things like lips and rear diffusers for decent prices, they're quite inflated over the m3/m5 cars. And less to choose from.

I don't regret my X6M, but I do wish it was manual.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:38 PM
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If your M5 is a 6spd, I wouldn't trade. Personally I would keep that m5 for as long as I could, as much as I love my X6M, I miss the foot clutch.

You will not be unhappy with the X5/6M. I love mine. Plenty of power, nice refinement, plenty of room to haul junk around (more in the x5m of course). I have no kids, so I can get away with it.

The only gripe i have is limited mods. It's hard to find simple things like lips and rear diffusers for decent prices, they're quite inflated over the m3/m5 cars. And less to choose from.

I don't regret my X6M, but I do wish it was manual.
The sadistic side in my would like to keep both the X5M and the M5... but really I'd like to get the total car-count down to three including the wife's Cayenne GTS.

Mine is the SMG 7-speed (which is really the transmission that car was meant to have) and I've had my share of traditional manual transmissions so I kinda like having an automated manual gearbox that the wife can drive as well.

I think this summer I'll pull the trigger and let the M5 go in favor of the X5M. That way I can also sell the ML430 I've been using as a winter car / grocery hauler and keep my 350Z for the fun factor. That car has been so good to me since 2004 that I can't bear to sell it.

I was thinking of limiting my search to 2013's with low miles, any reason to consider the 2010-2012 models as well? Any reason not to?

Thanks again for the insight!
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